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HITEC: OpenWays to Unveil Update for Mobile Key Front Desk Bypass Service

OpenWays will unveil its next generation Crypto Acoustic Credential Upgrade Module that is designed to upgrade every major electronic-locking system to be mobile-device compatible in a cost-effective manner. This allows guests to optionally bypass the traditional front desk check-in procedure and head straight to their room upon arrival. The solution, which was designed in association with the Bresslergroup of Philadelphia, will be on display June 21-23 at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center in the OpenWays Booth No. 1834.
OpenWays commissioned Bresslergroup to enhance the OpenWays Mobile Key Upgrade Module design so that guests would understand instantly how to use their cell phones so the encrypted Mobile Key tone or "credential" would be recognized by the module and visually notify guests of success. Bresslergroup is an ergonomics and industrial design firm with significant human factor expertise and longevity in hospitality product-design research. After observing guests using the Mobile Key front-desk bypass solution at the Holiday Inn & Suites Chicago O'Hare -- one of OpenWays’ first deployments -- Bresslergroup and OpenWays modified the module design to enhance it and speed the installation process for hotel operators.
New visuals created for this product give easy instructions to the guest on how to use their mobile device to control the door lock.
In addition to a new look and new functionality for guests, the OpenWays Upgrade Module also facilitates quick and efficient electronic door lock retrofits to the major electronic locks on the market, including Magstripe, Smartcard and RFID card locks. The device can typically be added to an existing lock in less than 10 minutes per room, with no drilling, no noise, no dust, and no disturbance to guests or staff. It is an inexpensive and cost-effective way to add state-of-the-art technologies to existing door locks so that the hotel may offer an effective front desk bypass solution to their guests while also building an important competitive advantage and a strong reason for guests to return.

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