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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:

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