OpenWays leverages a contactless interface already on board all cell
phones. The company, which has filed several patents, securely delivers
a hotel room key over the air to the right cell phone in order to open
the right door lock, thus bridging the gap between what hoteliers and travelers
OpenWays will debut Nov. 8 at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant
Show in Booth No. 3169 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New
Automated check -in and check-out solutions have been of high interests
for years in the hospitality industry. Hotel guests have expressed numerous
times their desire to avoid the check in process when arriving at a hotel.
Such an experience is seen by most as an unnecessary burden. The same is
for the check out process. Therefore, the concept of queuing and waiting
in line is highly incompatible with the expectation of a pleasant stay.
Several Hotel chains have already engaged with offering cell-phone based
check-in/-out solutions to their guests, but none of them has yet found
an immediate solution for delivering the room key to the guest phone. This
is what OpenWays solved and offers NOW to the benefit of both users and
OpenWays removes the need for a guest to stop at the front desk or at the
kiosk when he/she arrives at the hotel, thus streamlining check-in and
eliminating the frustration of waiting in lines.
OpenWays contributes to reducing the number of front desk transactions
allowing for reducing front desk operating expenses.
OpenWays can also contribute to selling hotel stays at a greater profit
margin when the solution is leveraged to the benefit of the chain and property-direct
OpenWays allows for better guest service, including features like “change
my room” and “extend my stay” all managed on-line through the use of the
guest cell phone without having to ever get down to the front desk to get
a new key card.
OpenWays offers significant security and operational improvements by managing
master keys in an on-line fashion with real time cancelation in case of
OpenWays eliminates the need for hotels to purchase, issue and dispose
of plastic key cards for cell phone users. This not only saves time and
labor costs, but it significantly helps the environment.
About the OpenWays application:
OpenWays aids in a hotel’s e-marketing efforts by providing a vehicle for
continual communications with the guest before, during and after his/her
stay. It also helps hotels to deploy value-added mobile applications, including
loyalty programs, widgets, Web2Mobile, etc., with automatic hardware and
carrier detection allowing for full content compatibility.
OpenWays interfaces with central-reservation systems, property-management
systems and the major electronic-locking systems on the market today: The
solution works with all new and existing electronic locks or access control
systems regardless the card technology being used (magnetic-stripe card,
smart card, proximity card, RFID cards, etc).
OpenWays is focused on “credential dematerialization” with over-the-air
secured delivery to mobile phones.
OpenWays is 100% compatible with any cell phone network technologies (GSM,
UMTS, CDMA, 3GCDMA, LTE, WIMAX…) and Mobile OS standards (BlackBerry, Apple
iPhone, Symbian, Google Android, JAVA J2ME, MICROSOFT WINDOWS mobile…).
OpenWays will be made available to hotel chains and hotels through a network
of integrating partners, including the major electronic lock manufacturers,
system integrators, kiosk and CRS/PMS providers.
OpenWays contactless solution is fully interoperable between carriers and
can be deployed NOW, very easily and quickly worldwide, without having
to wait for other technologies that could take years to reach critical
mass like NFC (Near Field Communication). In fact, with the ability to
address now 100% of the cell phone users OpenWays is “paving the road to
To pre-schedule an in-person demonstration of OpenWays at IHM/RS, call
Barbara Worcester at (440) 930-5770 or email her at [email protected]
OpenWays is a global solution provider of mobile-based access-management
and security solutions. With offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Seoul and in
Europe, OpenWays provides technology solutions allowing for the secure
issuance and delivery of access rights and keys process via any cell phone
operating on any network. The OpenWays solution is truly unique as it built
on the concept of credential dematerialization. The OpenWays mobile room
key solution works on ALL the 4 billion cell phones in service in the world
today. For more information, please contact Barb Worcester at +1 440 930-5770
or email [email protected].
More information can be found by visiting www.OpenWays.com.