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VingCard Elsafe’s VISIONLINE Locking System Selected
by 5-Star Siam Kempinski Bangkok


Thailand’s Newest Luxury Hotel Implements
Hospitality Industry’s Leading RF-Based Security Technology



BANGKOK, THAILAND – June 6, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has completed installation of its advanced VISIONLINE wireless RF-online locking system at all 401 guestrooms and serviced apartments at the luxurious Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. VISIONLINE by VingCard features standalone electronic locks that are connected via to a central property server. The locks communicate with the server via online radio frequency, eliminating the need to manually encode keycards, cancel master cards and check battery life.

The 5-star Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, adjacent to the Siam Paragon lifestyle mall, features hundreds of Thai art works commissioned by Kempinski Hotels & Resorts exclusivelt for the luxury property. All guestrooms look onto large tropical landscaped gardens with extensive water features and three saltwater swimming pools. Hotel amenities include four restaurants and lounges, a cigar court and Kempinski The Spa. Modern Thai aesthetics dominate the dramatic marble lobby that features two spiral staircases and a multi-tiered fountain. Such an opulent hotel demands the most advanced locking system on the market, making VISIONLINE by VingCard the obvious choice.
 
“The wireless online capabilities of VISIONLINE mean a secure locking system that is extraordinarily efficient and reliable, ensuring that operations at Siam Kempinski run completely smoothly,” says Vegard Prytz, vice president and regional director of Asia Pacific for ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. “More than just a physical security product, VISIONLINE gives hoteliers a real-time 360-degree view over the entire locking system. “
 
VISIONLINE helps guests benefit not only from the impeccable security for which VingCard is renowned, but also in more subtle ways—remote monitoring, for instance, guarantees that guests will never be inconvenienced by a lock that has run out of battery. A remote audit trail and live card-tracking capabilities provide valuable intelligence in the event of a guest dispute. And optional advanced communication functionality keeps hotel management constantly in the loop regarding security issues via automated text message or email.
 
Built on the ZigBee Standard ISO 802.15.4 high-security open platform—the only wireless, highly-secured and open standards-based platform to address the unique needs of low-power monitoring and access-control network applications—VISIONLINE offers increased reliability and performance at an affordable cost. Operating on a reliable and secure platform like ZigBee also enables smooth interface and integration opportunities for other online devices, including safes, energy management systems and minibars.
 
VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, visit www.vingcard.com or www.elsafe.com
 
About VingCard Elsafe | The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms. The ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company, is a world leader in security and hospitality systems. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-strip, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication),  fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the first UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Safes that include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcard.com, www.elsafe.com, or www.orionbyvingcardelsafe.com.

About Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Opened in September 2010, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is located next to Sa Pathum Palace, in the heart of the Thai metropolis. The hotel is part of the Kempinski collection, the oldest luxury hotel group in Europe, and is the group’s first hotel in Thailand. All 303 rooms and suites have a view to the garden and the swimming pools, of which 21 rooms have direct access. In addition, the hotel features 98 serviced apartments for long-term guests. The respect for local Thai art is an important theme at the hotel, which houses 1,500 works of art, including 200 original paintings and sculptures by Thai artists. For more information, please visit www.kempinski.com/bangkok
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Media Contacts:

Andrea Roland
Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 905-0608
andrea@planapr.com

Ivan Aramayo, Director of Marketing and Communication
VingCard Elsafe
Tel: +34 610 205 296
iaramayo@vcegroup.com

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