RFID locking solutions by VingCard Elsafe now compatible with SKIDATA products


Hotel-locking solutions from VingCard Elsafe’s industry-leading line of contact-less radio-frequency (RFID) identification are now able to interface with SKIDATA’s access-management and ticketing solutions. A boost for clients of both companies.

Through the newly developed interface, SKIDATA’s FLEXSPACE RFID technology will now be integrated into VingCard’s complete range of RFID locking products,which includes Classic RFID Signature RFID and Signature RFID Remotus designs. The proprietary SKIDATA RFID technology leverages high-frequency 13.56 MHz passive RFID tags complying with the ISO 15693 standard. VingCard’s RFID solutions operate on a secure open-platform system compatible with the three leading RFID ISO standards (ISO 14443A/MiFare, ISO 14443B, ISO 15693) and the new near-field communication (NFC) transaction platform for cell phones.

“As the global leader in electronic locking and access systems for the hotel industry, VingCard Elsafe is an ideal partner for us,” said Johannes Reschreiter, SKIDATA’s Supply Chain/Consumable Products Manager. “This new interface combines the power of two technology leaders and expands the scope of both solutions, providing significant added value to our mutual clients around the world.”

The new VingCard Elsafe/SKIDATA interface provides multiple benefits for hotel operators and exceptional convenience for resort guests, allowing skiers to use their RFID-enabled ski passes as keys for their guestrooms at surrounding hotels and resorts. RFID tags can also be embedded into alternative carriers, such as wristbands or lanyards, enabling easy access to all resort amenities.

“We are committed to providing a seamless and secure experience for hotel and resort guests, and this interface with SKIDATA allows us to accomplish that, while also maximizing operational efficiency for the resort and surrounding hotel properties,” said Tim Shea, president of ASSA ABLOY Hospitality. “RFID technology is now an industry standard, and VingCard Elsafe provides the most advanced and secure platform available. We will continue to integrate this game-changing technology into access solutions that meet the unique needs of specific sectors of the travel industry, such as ski resorts.”