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Hotel Replaces Room Keys With Mobile Phones

Hotel Replaces Room Keys With Mobile Phones
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The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden has recently begun trialing Near Field Communication technology.

Jeff Weiner
  • 9 november 2010

The Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden has recently begun trialing mobile phones as an alternative to room keys.  The devices use Near Field Communication technology, which is a wireless telecommunication standard that enables devices to communicate over distances of approximately 4 inches.  Clarion is distributing phones that are pre-loaded with the software to a select group of guests and employees, but the hope is to have people use their existing devices.  Specific features include:

  • Room reservation and confirmation
  • Pre-arrival hotel check-in
  • The phone serves as a key – simply swipe the phone by the door lock
  • Check out using your phone, automatically canceling room access via the electronic key

The technology is being made available by TeliaSonera, who has partnered with the Clarion hotel and Swedish lock maker Assa Abloy.

Clarion Hotel

[via Times Colonist]

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