VingCard Elsafe Solutions To Be Showcased In Futuristic GUESTROOM 20X at HITEC

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DALLAS – June 21, 2012 – VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, announces that the ASSA ABLOY NFC Mobile Keys solution and the Infinity II by Elsafe safe will be featured in the 2012 edition of GUESTROOM 20X, a futuristic guestroom model put together biennially by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), an international hospitality professional association. The latest incarnation of GUESTROOM 20X will make its debut at HITEC 2012, the world’s largest hospitality technology show, taking place June 25th - 28th at the Baltimore Convention Center.

VingCard Elsafe is the only locking provider to be selected for inclusion in this year’s GUESTROOM 20X. This is the second consecutive GUESTROOM 20X to feature VingCard Elsafe products, following the 2010 version of the model guestroom that included the Sentinel II by Elsafe line of safes.

The ASSA ABLOY NFC Mobile Keys solution by VingCard Elsafe allows hotel guests to check-in remotely via computers or web-enabled mobile devices and bypass the front desk at check-in by using their NFC-enabled mobile phones as virtual guestroom keys. The solution securely delivers to the guest's mobile device their designated hotel room numbers and digital encrypted hotel keys. Upon arrival, the guest may bypass the front desk and proceed directly to the room. The guestroom is unlocked by simply holding the phone near an access reader. Security features prevent unauthorized parties from using lost or stolen mobile devices to access rooms, and hotel managers can add, remove or update access rights for any users instantly, regardless of whether the door locks are online or offline. The solution works with existing RFID locks, including VingCard Elsafe’s Signature RFID locking solution, without the need to add any new hardware.

VingCard Elsafe’s other GUESTROOM 20X entry, the Infinity II by Elsafe hotel safes, are RF-online capable. Working in conjunction with VISIONLINE by VingCard—a networking platform that connects standalone electronic locks and other guestroom devices and systems via central property server—Infinity II by Elsafe safes can be monitored remotely by hotel staff. This allows guests to be alerted of belongings still remaining in the safe upon checkout, as well as providing a detailed access record in the event of property loss or theft. The UL-listed Infinity II by Elsafe line of hotel safes employ the latest locking technology, including a hook-style interlocking system, an anti-tamper labyrinth, a solid cold-pressed curved steel door, and extended solid steel hinges permanently arc-welded to the door. In addition to being the most technologically advanced hotel safe on the market, Infinity II by Elsafe’s futuristic neon blue backlit display makes it an aesthetic fit for GUESTROOM 20X, as well.

“The guestroom of the future will need to accommodate connected, tech-savvy travelers who value time, efficiency and self-service options,” says Tim Shea, President of ASSA ABOY Hospitality. “The inclusion of ASSA ABLOY Mobile Keys in GUESTROOM 20X is consistent with that philosophy, as it gives travelers the ownership over the check-in process that they crave. Meanwhile, the selection of Infinity II by Elsafe was also an obvious choice for GUESTROOM 20X, both due to being the most technologically advanced safe on the market and to its exciting space-age design.”

VingCard Elsafe is the world leader in developing locking systems, electronic in-room safes and energy management solutions for the hospitality industry, offering user-friendly 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 42,000 properties worldwide, securing in excess of 7 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 GUESTROOM 20X
GUESTROOM 20X is a futuristic guestroom featuring the latest and near-future technologies for the modern hotel room. Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) produces a new version of the special exhibit every other year. It debuted at HITEC 2006 and has been on display at various trade shows since. Technologies in the exhibit include non-traditional types such as lighting, eco-friendly products, fabrics and furniture, as well as traditional technology such as next-generation televisions, mobile devices, telephones and robots. HFTP has also created a spin-off called GOLF 20X, which showcases the latest in golf course technologies. GOLF 20X will debut at HFTP's 2012 Annual Convention & Tradeshow on October 17-20 in Orlando, Fla.