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VingCard Elsafe Offers NFC-compatible Mobile Access Solution at Mobile World Congress and Hotel Porta Fira

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VingCard Elsafe equips Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with NFC-compatible electronic locking solutions

PARIS - February 26, 2013 - VingCard Elsafe, the global leader in hospitality security and part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, has participated, with other ASSA ABLOY group companies, in providing an integrated solution for event staff to use their Xperia T NFC-enabled handsets to access their hotel roomsduring this year's Mobile World Congress, taking place February 25-28 in Barcelona.
 
With the Seos™ application provided by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, the trial participants, roaming from their home O2 UK operator, will check in at Hotel Porta Fira Santos, using their Sony handset. They will receive their digital room keys straight to their handset, sent over the air and held securely in the Seos™ applet stored in their G&D NFC SIM in the Xperia T. Then trial participants simply touch their handset to the NFC-compatible Signature RFID by VingCard electronic door lock reader to access their hotel room. ASSA ABLOY has developed the Seos™ ecosystem to make this possible. The Seos™ ecosystem consists of interoperable electromechanical locks and readers, mobile phone applications, a secure digital key delivery mechanism and a Trusted Service Manager. These integrated elements support issuing, delivering and revoking digital keys on NFC-enabled mobile devices that are used to open doors to homes, hotels, offices, universities, hospitals and commercial buildings. Hotel Porta Fira Santos is considered one of the most high technology hotels in the Barcelona area, and its 320 rooms and suites are all equipped with cutting edge technology. It is also the closest hotel to Fira Gran Via 2.  Hotel Porta Fira Santos is an award-winning skyscraper, having been presented with the prestigious "EMPORIS AWARD 2010" for architectural excellence.
 
In addition, VingCard Elsafe will be showcasing Essence by VingCard, the new invisible electronic door lock, at the Connected City Exhibition in the venue. For more information, please see http://www.mobileworldcongress.com/connected-city/.
 
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. 

Reliable Controls 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.


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