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iPhone 5 will be Compatible with OpenWays CAC™
All next generation smartphones, including the iPhone 5, Google Android Phones, Windows 7 Mobile Phones, Nokia C7 and N8 Smartphones or Next Generation Blackberry's will be able to operate the OpenWays Crypto Acoustic Credential™  

Visit Booth 2551 at IH/M&RS November 13-16 in New York!

Chicago - November 11, 2010—While it's uncertain as to when the iPhone 5 will be released, it is announced to be OpenWays Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC™) compliant. The same is true ALL other next generation smartphones from the leading handset manufacturers. As the only “in use” Mobile Key front-desk bypass solution capable of working TODAY with all 5 billion mobile devices around the globe, OpenWays is unlocking the future to hospitality and guest self-service.

"Using a cell phone as a hotel room key isn't a theory, it's a reality today at major hotel chains with the OpenWays solutions," said Pascal Metivier, OpenWays Founder and CEO. "The Mobile Key future is quite literally 'at hand.’

"OpenWays is working well with all mobile phones on the planet," he said. "Due to the ubiquitous and interoperable nature of the CAC™ principle, OpenWays will continue to be compatible with the next Gen phones, including: iPhone 5, Google Android Phones, Windows 7 Mobile Phones, Nokia C7 and N8 Smartphones or Next Generation Blackberry's. OpenWays solutions are designed around an open multi-technology platform that allows for migrations to other technologies while always being able to support 100% of the mobile guest population. 

"Because of the OpenWays CAC™ principle, it is applicable to all doors and access points regardless of the type of electronic lock that’s being used," Metivier added. "Therefore OpenWays is the single most powerful mobile key platform that can be deployed now for offering self-service check in all the way to the room.

OpenWays is a secured solution that is deployable NOW very easily and quickly worldwide, and its open architecture addresses 100% of cell phones at anytime, anywhere in the world.  In addition:

  • OpenWays works with 2G, 3G, 3G+, 4G (including LTE and Wimax) and it is interoperable will all carriers worldwide today;
  • OpenWays is compatible with ALL Mobile OS standards (BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Symbian, Google Android, JAVA J2ME, MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 Mobile, etc.);
  • OpenWays operates within a trusted network for optimum security;
  • OpenWays integrates with the major electronic-locking system vendors across the globe;
  • OpenWays is highly cost efficient and comes with a fast return on investment;
  • OpenWays uses a vehicle for room entry that travelers are very familiar with and are comfortable using; and
  • OpenWays Is Green.

Hoteliers ready to deploy a Mobile Key solution and who are attending IH/M&RS next week in New York are encouraged to pre-schedule an appointment with the OpenWays team in Booth 2551 for trying the solution with their own cell phone.  

About OpenWays
OpenWays is a global solution provider of mobile-based access-management and security solutions. With offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, Seoul and Paris, 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 5 billion cell phones in service in the world today. For more information, please contact Pascal Metivier at ++ 33 6 85 622 306 or email or Barb Worcester at +1 440 930 5770 or email

Barb Worcester
Tel: (440) 930-5770

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Hotel Technology Veteran Andrew Sanders Joins OpenWays as VP Business Development / November 2010

Mobile-Key Platform Displayed at IHMRS Aiding in National Industry GREEN Efforts; There are no key-cards greener than the OpenWays Crypto Acoustic Data Credential that allows hotel guests to check in to their rooms via mobile phone / October 2010

"CHECK IN YOUR WAY" OpenWays Launches New Campaign to Aid Hotels' Mobile Marketing Initiatives / October 2010

OpenWays Mobile Application is Live at a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel; The world's first mobile front desk bypass solution is up and running at two IHG properties / September 2010

Aitor Agueda Joins OpenWays as VP of R&D; Twenty-five year hospitality and security systems veteran instrumental in designing the most installed and successful electronic-locking systems in North America joins OpenWays to lead R&D efforts; Maurizio Zama promoted to Chief Operating Officer / September 2010

OpenWays Cell Phone Based Front Desk Bypass Solution is Adding to the Business Traveler Experience; HITEC attendees using OpenWays app to enter Guestroom 20X said the mobile room key solution, which gives travelers freedom to completely bypass the front desk by using their cell phone for guestroom access, is ideal for all guests who want to avoid lines at the front desk; Company answers new questions posed at the premier technology event / July 2010

Front-Desk Bypass Cell Phone Solution: OpenWays Announces First Pilots at a Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel; OpenWays and IHG will pilot a new cell-phone-based front desk bypass solution that offers guests the option to use their personal cell phone as a mobile room key / June 2010

OpenWays Mobile Phone Front Desk Bypass Solution Selected for Guestroom 20X at HITEC; Attendees of the 38th Annual Hospitality Information Technology Exposition & Conference will have an opportunity to check into a virtual hotel, bypass the front desk, and open their room door securely using nothing but their cell phone -- any mobile device, any carrier works! / May 2010

OpenWays Opening Doors to Gen Y Travelers Wishing to Bypass Front Desk; Allowing guests to check-in remotely by equipping door locks to open via any cell phone is ideal for attracting this green-conscious, tech-dependent, instant gratification generation / May 2010

OpenWays Selected by Microsoft® to Join Its BizSpark™ Start-Up Program; Developer of the world's first crypto acoustic solution for check-in/out and room access via any mobile phone to receive full Microsoft marketing support, tools, licensing, and global visibility / April 2010

ITB Berlin Attendees Flock to OpenWays' iPhone App for Front-Desk Bypass, Acoustic Room Keys; Attendees at world's largest trade show for the travel industry flocked to see world's first crypto acoustic solution for check-in/out and room access via any guest's mobile phone; OpenWays was one of 11,127 companies from 187 countries that exhibited at the record-breaking event / April 2010

OpenWays Presents its iPhone Application to Bypass Front Desks and Open Room Locks; Mobile solution provider that developed the world's first crypto acoustic solution for check-in/out and room access via any guest's mobile phone announces new services to further enhance operations and guest services. / February 2010

OpenWays Responds to FAQs Regarding its Front Desk Bypass Solutions that Securely Open Hotel Room Doors by Cell Phone; Mobile solution provider that developed the world's first acoustic solution for check-in/out and room access via a guest's mobile phone regardless of type answers hospitality industry's most frequently asked questions / February 2010

100% of the World Cell Phones to Open Doors with OpenWays' Apps; Hospitality's FIRST Check-In /-Out Solution with Mobile Room Key Delivery for ALL Cell Phones is at IH/MRS! / November 2009

4 Billion Cell Phones Now Opening Doors to Better Guest Service Thanks to OpenWays / October 2009

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 / October 2009

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