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OpenWays' MOBILE KEY TRIO Recognized Among the
Top Technology Innovations of 2012 by HTNG

 
The hotelier members of Hotel Technology Next Generation named OpenWays© MOBILE KEY TRIO
one of the top 3 most innovative hospitality technologies of 2012; MOBILE KEY TRIO
refreshes and future-proofs a hotel's existing electronic locks to a mobile-enabled solution with
combined support for OpenWays' Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC), Pure NFC™ and RFID platforms


 
Los Angeles — March 6, 2013 — Hotelier members of Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) recognized OpenWays© during its 2012 Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award ceremony last week in Atlanta at the global trade association's North American Conference. OpenWays' MOBILE KEY TRIO with Triple Play Reader was named a Runner-Up from among 22 entries in the annual award contest that recognizes outstanding new technology development.
 
OpenWays MOBILE KEY TRIO with Triple Play Reader combines OpenWays  CAC™ (Crypto Acoustic Credential), Pure NFC™ and RFID card reading capabilities enabling hoteliers to upgrade their existing locking systems with Mobile Key for guests and Mobile Master Key for staff. When hotels choose to retrofit their existing locks or deploy new lock systems integrated with the OpenWays MOBILE KEY TRIO Triple Play Reader solution, they are investing in a truly deployable, secure, mobile-based room key solution that is 100% compatible today with all mobile phones, 100% future proof, and 0% mobile carrier dependent.

"The shift toward mobile devices, especially in the guest entertainment arena, has been the biggest emerging issue of the past year," said Douglas Rice, HTNG's executive vice president and CEO. "The winners have shown that the vendor community has risen to the challenge and developed important new products to address the rapidly changing needs of hotels and guest.”


Michael Cohen (Center) accepts the HTNG
"2012 Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Runner-Up Award" from  (left) Jim Peterson,
President, HTNG (Senior Vice President,
Enterprise Architecture, Marriott International) and (right) Douglas Rice, Executive VP & CEO, HTNG.

Michael Cohen, OpenWays senior vice president of business development who accepted the award, said OpenWays is truly honored that MOBILE KEY TRIO was selected as one of the top three technology innovations for 2012 by the HTNG member hoteliers and IT executives.
 
"This solution was designed as a ubiquitous and interoperable enabling platform for hoteliers to meet the exponentially growing guest demand for mobile convenience and amenities while also increasing security, operational efficiencies and creating new service opportunities for hotels," Cohen said. "MOBILE KEY TRIO is the only solution on the market that delivers line-busting benefits upon property arrival, and drives guest satisfaction scores during the stay by turning any cell phone in the world into a secure 'straight-to-room' mobile key.

"By combining CAC, Pure NFC™ and RFID technologies, MOBILE KEY TRIO with Triple Play Reader is a truly future-proof solution," Cohen said. "We would like to thank HTNG for recognizing OpenWays’ commitment to delivering solutions which are the key to driving hotelier’s mobile hospitality strategies."



About OpenWays
OpenWays is a global solutions provider of mobile-based access-management and security solutions. With offices in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seoul and in Europe, OpenWays provides technology solutions allowing for the secure issuance and delivery of access rights and keys processed via any cell phone operating on any network. The OpenWays solution is truly unique as it is built on the concept of credential dematerialization. The OpenWays mobile room key solution works on ALL the 6.5 billion cell phones in service in the world today. For more information, please contact Barb Worcester at +1 440 930-5770 or email barbw@prproconsulting.com. More information can be found by visiting www.OpenWays.com.

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Contact:

For OpenWays:
Barb Worcester
PRPRO
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com


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