Ignore the hotel check-in – go straight to your room

The Best of Mobile Technologies Are Now Combined to Offer Hoteliers the Most Advanced Front Desk Bypass Solution That Is 100% Deployable Today, 100% Future Proof, 100% Compatible With the Major Electronic Locks and 0% Dependent on Mobile Phone Operators/Carriers

In cooperation with Nordic Choice Hotels, NOKIA and NXP, OpenWays is introducing in Stockholm, Sweden: MOBILE KEY DUAL© with Pure NFC™.

Modern travelers are expecting self-service options to make their journey easier. Who did not dream to one day be able to arrive at the hotel and go straight to the room without having to go through the burden of the check-in process? Thanks to Mobile Key by OpenWays, guests can already choose to proceed straight to their room upon arrival and securely open their door with their cell phone. They are no longer forced to wait in line at the front desk — unless they want to.

Mobile Key works TODAY with ALL cell phones worldwide. With NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled cell phones gradually hitting the market in larger volumes during 2012 and 2013, we are pleased to announce Mobile Key DUAL© with Pure NFC™,” said Pascal Metivier, Founder and CEO of OpenWays. “Mobile Key DUAL© combines the established and highly ubiquitous CAC™ (Crypto Acoustic Credential) technology with both RFID and NFC technologies so we can offer the only ‘fully deployable today’ while ‘fully future proof’ solution to our customers. Thanks to Mobile Key DUAL©, hoteliers can offer today a mobile-based front desk bypass solution to all their guests while being sure that the investment they are making is made for the long run.”

© with Pure NFC™ is very unique: The solution is protected by 26 patent filings and patents; It allows OpenWays’ customers to deploy globally without having to ever worry about knowing if their guests have the right phone or the right carrier; And, it works with all phones and all carriers. Pure NFC™ allows adding NFC features while still being fully carrier and lock provider independent. It is highly secured and operates on trusted networks. It leverages modern cryptology combined with highly secured OTP (One Time Password) principles.

In 2010, Nordic Choice Hotels was first to try mobile NFC key technology in hotels: It was an important learning experience that helped identifying needed improvements and changes. You can read the full story about the project here.

“With Mobile Key DUAL© with Pure NFC™, we are making a giant step forward and confirming our global leadership in key management via Mobile phone,” Metivier said. Mobile Key DUAL© with Pure NFC™ is a solution that is going to be ‘new for long time’ and will be also applied to many other market segments outside the hospitality industry, such as residential, commercial buildings, university campuses, and more.

“We would like to thank our partners Nordic Choice Hotels, Nokia, NXP, KABA SAFLOK and Ariane systems that are making these first 2012 deployments possible,” he said.

To learn firsthand about Mobile Key DUAL© with Pure NFC™ please register at: http://openways.com/pages/contacto.html

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Categories: Near Field Communications

Author:Steve Atkins

As well as the head of the Krowne Communications Group, Steve Atkins is also the Editor in Chief of Contactless Intelligence – covering contactless, NFC, mobile and cloud-based technologies. Even with over twenty five years of experience in the high tech industry, he is still fascinated with all kinds of technology and the impact it has upon end users. He is currently based in Berlin, Germany.

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