to VingCard Locking System to Enhance
Guest Security and Convenience
|DALLAS, TX (March 24, 2003) - VingCard, the world’s most widely used
brand of hotel electronic locking products, has announced that a VingCard
locking system will be installed in the 46-story Crowne Plaza Times Square
Manhattan Hotel in New York City. All 770 guest rooms and suites at the
high-profile Manhattan property will soon be equipped with VingCard Classic
Series locks, which will be controlled by VingCard VISION software via
the Opera Property Management System (PMS). VingCard locks will also be
installed on back-of-house and staff access doors at the property. Installation
of the locking system is scheduled to take place in June of this year.
According to Phil Kindler, VingCard’s Northeast Regional Sales Manager, the Crowne Plaza’s Director of Security chose VingCard primarily for the product’s software capabilities and proven reliability. “With their current system, the property has been experiencing from eight to ten keycard failures per night,” said Kindler. “They were looking for a new system that offered reliable mechanical operation and software that would interface with their existing Opera PMS. VingCard’s Windows®-based VISION software and Classic Series magnetic stripe door locks are the ideal combination of products to meet these needs.”
Utilizing a Windows® software platform, VingCard VISION software is easy to interface with most PMS and POS (Point of Sale) systems with standards such as DOS, UNIX, and Windows 98/2000/NT/XP among others.
For more information, please contact Mickey Wallis at (972) 692-3140.
VingCard is part of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc., one of 100 global companies
within the ASSA ABLOY group, a public Swedish company traded on the Stockholm
Stock Exchange. The group's expansive international network consists of
11 subsidiaries and 75 distributors. Currently, the group has around 30,000
employees and annual sales of approx. USD 3 billion. For more information,
please visit www.assaabloyhospitality.com
Vice President, VingCard Division
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Inc.
9333 Forest Lane, Dallas TX 75243
Tel: (972) 692-3140
Fax: (972) 907-2771
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