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Vendor Updates

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions

2008 Spring
Richardson, TX

With the introduction of the world’s first recodable door lock in 1979, VingCard reinvented the hospitality security industry. Today, VingCard continues to develop and refine global solutions that protect hotel owners from liability, hotel assets from physical attacks, and travelers and their valuables from internal and external threats.

Stand Out by Blending In
In 2005, VingCard created the first electronic lock to meet the needs of today’s designers, architects, hoteliers and security professionals, while remaining unobtrusive to hotel design, easy to use, extremely secure and affordable.

Signature by VingCard® is a design-centric lock that blends into the hotel environment and features minimal door hardware and designers’ collection door handles. Within the first six months of its release, Signature quickly became the electronic-locking system of choice for hotels and resorts across North America.

Get More with Contactless
Following the global success of Signature, VingCard introduced Signature RFID by VingCard®, a contactless electronic locking solution featuring the latest security technology including Near Field Communications (NFC) cell phone compatibility, allowing hotel guests to use their next-generation NFC-compliant cell phones to open guestroom doors – and allowing hoteliers to get more with contactless.

VingCard, a leading supplier of hotel security solutions and part of the ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Group, developed Signature RFID to answer hoteliers’ needs for a design-centric, operations friendly radio-frequency identification (RFID) contactless lock that is convenient for guests. Signature RFID is 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.

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.

In addition to its remote checkin and checkout capabilities, Signature RFID also employs the latest technology to offer a unique contactless design for more intuitive guest interaction. Equipped with anti-cloning 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.

Going Online
VISIONLINE by VingCard®, a new radio-frequency (RF) online electronic-locking system for hotels, was developed to offer a cost-effective way to facilitate reliable two-way communications from standalone electronic locks to the hotel’s host security system.

Unlike offline standalone locks, VISIONLINE provides total security control from one central location, eliminating the need to travel to guestrooms to reprogram individual locks, identify and change low batteries, or cancel and re-encode keycards.

About VingCard
VingCard is a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, a world leader in hotel security technology, with products installed in more than 33,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 5.5 million hotel rooms.

For more information about VingCard, please visit www.vingcard.com.

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