SAFLOK™ Unveils Integration with OpenWays
SAFLOK™ Introduces New Remote Access Technology at IH/M&RS 2009
OpenWays interfaces with SAFLOK electronic locks regardless of the card technology being used. The solution interfaces with a hotel's PMS, CRS and CIS, and can facilitate mobile bookings and mobile confirmations, mobile upgrade offers, e-payment/e-ticketing vouchers, e-concierge, and more.
"There has been talk over the last several years about developing a solution for access control that works in tandem with mobile communication," says Kerry Hirschy, vice president of sales and marketing, Kaba Lodging Systems. "OpenWays is exciting new technology that addresses this need."
According to Pascal Metivier, founder and chief executive officer of Openways, the solution allows for better guest service, operating cost reduction, margin improvement, and guest channel shift. "On behalf of the OpenWays team, we are thrilled to work with SAFLOK," he said. "Not only is this an exciting first for hospitality, but it is a major breakthrough in mobile communications and access-control technology."
Additionally, with the introduction of this interface, SAFLOK customers who wish to adopt mobile-access technology no longer have to rely on the availability of NFC devices to realize this convenience. SAFLOK and ILCO were among the first providers to introduce NFC-compatibility with its locks. The OpenWays-SAFLOK integration is available to new customers and customers with already existing magstripe and RFID installations.
SAFLOK has a reputation for its operational efficiency, affordability, and ease in enhancing the guest experience. This collaboration with OpenWays is a natural extension of the unique and cutting-edge solutions that is part of SAFLOK's commitment to developing customer-centric innovation.
For a hands-on demonstration at the upcoming International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS) 2009 visit Kaba Lodging Systems (booth #2902) and OpenWays (booth #3169).
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 4 billion cell phones in service in the world today. www.openways.com
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