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OpenWays Introduces the Fastest and Greenest Way
 to Check In and Open a Hotel Room Door

Mobile room-key application for ALL cell phones NOW AVAILABLE; Solution debuts
 at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York.

Guests can check-in/-out with their mobile phone and open their room door with any type cell phone; OpenWays is 100% compatible with ALL 4 billion cell phones and ALL cell phone networks worldwide!


CHICAGO — OCTOBER 20, 2009 — Next month hoteliers and security executives from around the world will be introduced to a revolutionary solution that securely delivers a key over the air to the right cell phone in order to open the right door lock. This revolutionary application, developed by a team of well-known security and hospitality industry veterans, is offering users fast track check in with no plastic key-card to access their guestroom door.
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Developed by OpenWays, based in Chicago and with offices in Las Vegas, Seoul and in Europe, this patents-pending solution has the exclusive advantage to work on all 4 billion cell phones today without any hardware or software add on. It’s simple, highly secured and works anywhere in the world. In addition, 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, making it the “greenest” way to check-in and open any electronic door lock on the market today.
OpenWays will unveil its application on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10:15 a.m. in Booth No. 3169 at the 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
OpenWays is an application built on an open architecture platform for hoteliers and for the security industry to streamline the check-in/-out process.
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’ 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 immediately address 100% of the cell phone users OpenWays is “paving the road to NFC.”
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 system regardless the card technology being used (magnetic-stripe card, smart card, proximity card, RFID cards, etc).
About OpenWays
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 More information can be found by visiting


Barb Worcester
Tel: (440) 930-5770

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