OpenWays to Debut Mobile Room Key App at 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show

| October 22, 2009

Next month hoteliers and security executives from around the world will be introduced to a revolutionary solution that securely delivers a key over the air to the right cell phone in order to open the right door lock. This revolutionary application, developed by a team of well-known security and hospitality industry veterans, is offering users fast track check in with no plastic key-card to access their guestroom door.

Developed by OpenWays, based in Chicago and with offices in Las Vegas, Seoul and in Europe, this patents-pending solution has the exclusive advantage to work on all 4 billion cell phones today without any hardware or software add on. In addition, OpenWays eliminates the need for hotels to purchase, issue and dispose of plastic key cards for cell phone users. This not only saves time and labor costs, but it significantly helps the environment, making it the "greenest" way to check-in and open any electronic door lock on the market today.

Key features
OpenWays is an application built on an open architecture platform for hoteliers and for the security industry to streamline the check-in/-out process. According to the company, it is 100% compatible with any cell phone network technology (GSM, UMTS, CDMA, 3GCDMA, LTE, WIMAX, etc) and Mobile OS standards (BlackBerry, Apple iPhone, Symbian, Google Android, JAVA J2ME, MICROSOFT WINDOWS mobile, etc).

OpenWays interfaces with central-reservation systems, property-management systems and the major electronic-locking systems on the market today: The solution works with all new and existing electronic locks or access control system regardless the card technology being used (magnetic-stripe card, smart card, proximity card, RFID cards, etc).

OpenWays will unveil its application on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 10:15 a.m. in Booth No. 3169 at the 2009 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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