Lodging Access Systems, a company that provides thousands of hotels globally with a full spectrum of key cards and credentials through its subsidiaries, RFID Hotel and LAS Hospitality Supply, has announced that it has acquired the exclusive right and license to manufacture and distribute a patented and proprietary antimicrobial plastic key card to hotels and resorts in the United States.
These key cards contain New Antimicrobial Layer (NAML) technology to inhibit the growth and transmission of germs, viruses and dangerous pathogens that thrive on the surfaces of intensely circulated products such as hotel key cards. The concept of manufacturing plastic cards and badges with antimicrobial properties was first conceived in 2010 and is patented under US Patent 7,851,517. Antimicrobial agents are added during manufacture of the hotel key card to inhibit up to 99.99% of germ, virus and bacteria regeneration. The effect is long-lasting with no adverse reactions to anyone interacting with the antimicrobial surface.
"Our company prides itself on being innovative and delivering the very best solutions for our customers and their guests. We are incredibly excited to introduce this patented antimicrobial hotel key card technology to the hospitality industry," said Matthew R. Brooks, President & CEO of Lodging Access Systems. "Now more than ever, introduction of products that help preserve the health of staff and guests are an imperative for hotels and resorts. We are proud to stand behind them in bringing this new product to our industry."
Lodging Access Systems' antimicrobial hotel key cards with NAML technology will be available through RFID Hotel, LAS Hospitality Supply, and select licensed distributors. The cards will be easily identifiable through the NAML logo and patent markings, and the use of additional proprietary methods to ensure authenticity. These cards are designed to integrate with both magnetic stripe and RFID lock systems, and will be fully compatible with all major lock manufacturer systems. To inquire or learn more, please visit www.namlcard.com.