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VingCard® Showcases Signature RFID NFC-Cell Phone Compatibility at HITEC

  • ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
  • 07.02.07
VingCard displayed its latest electronic locking solution, Signature RFID with Near Field Communications (NFC) cell phone compatibility last week at HITEC in Orlando, Fla., June 25 through 28.

With Signature RFID, guests will be able to use NFC-compliant cell phones to open guestroom doors, allowing hoteliers to get more with contactless.

“Before launching Signature RFID last year, hoteliers told us they wanted a design-centric, operations-friendly RFID lock that is convenient for guests,” said Marc Freundlich, president and CEO of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality North America. “VingCard listened and delivered Signature RFID, an open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693), and also the new NFC secure transaction platform.”

Through a joint collaboration with NXP (formerly Philips semiconductors), hotels equipped with Signature RFID locks can offer remote checkin to guests with next-generation cell phones featuring NFC-compatibility. Prior to arrival at a hotel, guests will receive a booking confirmation number, room number and encrypted room key access code through Short Message System (SMS), allowing them to skip the checkin line upon arrival and go straight to the room, where their NFC-cell phone will unlock the door.

“Signature RFID’s compatibility with NFC devices offers increased guest satisfaction for our customers because it allows for remote checkin and checkout,” Freundlich said. “In addition to this feature, Signature RFID uses the latest technology to offer a unique contactless design for more intuitive guest interaction.”

Equipped with anticloning technology for all guest and staff cards, Signature RFID provides unsurpassed security to hotels because, unlike mag-stripe technology, it is impossible for RFID key cards to be cloned and used. In addition to improved system functionality, Signature RFID is available in black, green, blue, red or orange, offering chameleon design compatibility allowing it to adapt to any hotel style.

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