Enrich Systems launches AlohaPay, an RFID enabled cashless payment system, which allows hotel guests to charge purchases made anywhere to their hotel account by integrating hotel property management systems with retail and restaurant outlets.
AlohaPay utilizes RFID technology along with Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to provide an innovative solution that integrates retailers and hotels regardless of location. With AlohaPay, guests carry only an RFID enabled room key that contains no personally identifiable information. They can then use that key to pay for purchases at any AlohaPay enabled retailer regardless of the retailer's physical location on or off the hotel property. Purchases are then charged to the guest's hotel room account.
Enabling hotel guests to charge purchases at retail and restaurant locations both on and off the hotel property to their hotel room means integrating each individual retail POS system with the hotel's Property Management System. The complexity and cost of integration with retailers has stopped many hoteliers from offering this valuable guest service amenity. AlohaPay eliminates this complexity and insulates the hotel from having to create agreements with individual retail merchants. It also increases guest satisfaction through enabling easy and safe purchasing and eliminating the need to carry cash and credit cards during their stay.