New Manchester Holiday Inn Installs VingCard Elsafe’s PMS-Integrated Locking System

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PARIS – October 28, 2011 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announces that the new 218-room Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK has installed Signature locks from VingCard, powered by the VISION software platform. The VISION system smoothly interfaces the locking system with the hotel’s property management and point-of-sale systems. Located in the studio block of Manchester’s gleaming new MediaCityUK, a global hub for innovation and content creation, the 16-story Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK is a glass-fronted building that boasts one of the most modern aesthetics in the Holiday Inn portfolio. The hotel this month completed the implementation of the VISION system, which gives the hotel centralized control of all of the property’s Signature locks from VingCard Elsafe.

Compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista and several other major operating systems, VISION lets hotel management control exactly who has access to every door on the property, and when, by specifying restrictions within defined user groups. This gives hoteliers more flexible access management control than the fixed hierarchical structures native to most other access control vendors' systems. And with Plug-and-Play connectivity, an intuitive graphical interface and menu-driven software, VISION is easy to install and to use. VISION offers compatibility with dedicated portable LockLink™ interrogation and programming units, showing the last 100 locking events right at the guestroom lock. Simply plug the unit into any hotel door lock to program it, or to view and download the hotel lock events from the entry log audit trail.

Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK features Signature by VingCard electronic locks, which employ magnetic-stripe readers that read data upon both insert and removal for optimal accuracy. Signature boasts a 600-event audit trail, along with a panic release function and reprogrammable Flash-RAM lock memory. VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems and electronic in-room safes for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly security systems that meet the unique operational needs of hotels and resorts. For more information, please visit www.vingcardelsafe.com.

About VingCard Elsafe
The world leader in hotel security technology, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality has products installed in more than 39,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 6.5 million hotel rooms and is part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, a publicly listed company. VingCard provides numerous electronic locking system solutions, including traditional magnetic-stripe, smartcard systems and the latest RFID electronic locks compatible with the main ISO standards: ISO 14.443A (MIFARE), ISO 14.443B, ISO15.693 and NFC-compatible (Near Field Communication), fully integrated PMS interface software solutions, as well as the world leader in wireless online locking solutions for hotels based on ZigBee secured open platform. VingCard has worldwide service and support in more than 166 countries. Elsafe provides the only UL-listed (1037) hotel safe series on the market today in keypad and card-based models. Elsafe Safes include a UL-listed internal power outlet to support recharging of laptops and camcorders, full wireless online capabilities and RFID versions compatible with VingCard system. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Orion by VingCard Elsafe is the new Energy Management Solution that reduces energy consumption, ensures guest comfort and contributes to improve hotels green initiatives. The ASSA ABLOY Hospitality Group is dedicated to the hospitality industry. For more information on VingCard Elsafe, visit www.vingcardelsafe.com  

About Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK
The glass-fronted, 16-floor Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK is in MediaCityUK's studio block, in the middle of Salford Quays' cutting-edge digital and creative development. The hotel's fresh guestrooms, many overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal, are connected to complimentary WiFi. Located 11 miles from Manchester International Airport, Holiday Inn Manchester-MediaCityUK is a 5-minute walk from The Lowry Centre and Lowry Mall. The 218-room hotel features a mezzanine-level restaurant, The Green Room, and The Hub Bar. For more information, visit www.mediacityuk.co.uk.