News stories featuring Assa Abloy:
April 28th, 2015
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has launched an app for the Apple Watch that enables wearers to tap their device to unlock hotel room doors via Bluetooth. The SPG (Starwood Preferred Guest) app incorporates the…
January 6th, 2015
Lock maker Yale has introduced an NFC-based door lock for homes which can be operated with a tap of a smartphone and allows homeowners to send keys to others, control when others have access, get…
November 3rd, 2014
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled a mobile keyless entry system that will allow guests to use smartphones to unlock rooms using Bluetooth at 150 hotels around the globe by early 2015. The service will also be available via an Apple Watch app when the new wearable device ships next year, the hotel chain has told NFC World+.
June 24th, 2014
ID card provider HID Global has begun beta testing a new version of its Seos mobile keys platform that adds Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) support to its existing NFC functionality. The addition means that users…
February 26th, 2013
Hotel room key provider VingCard Elsafe, in conjunction with other Assa Abloy group companies, has provided an NFC solution enabling Mobile World Congress 2013 event staff to use their Sony Xperia T NFC phones to access…
November 28th, 2012
November 7th, 2012
Assa Abloy owned smart card and RFID chip maker AdvanIDe has launched a range of contactless reader modules aimed at the NFC market. The product line includes a plug-and-play option, an OEM board, chipsets and a firmware licensing program for clients developing high volume solutions.
September 10th, 2012
The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings.
March 16th, 2012
The GSM Association has produced a video introduction to NFC mobile keys that shows how the technology can bring benefits beyond those offered by traditional keys. The four-minute film demonstrates how an NFC phone can…
February 8th, 2012
The prospectus for Inside Secure’s IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones.
January 30th, 2012
The access control specialist’s NFC campus pilot is now complete, all participants are reporting positive results and a video showing the system in action has been produced.
September 14th, 2011
Some 80% of participants in the access control pilot say that using a smartphone to unlock a door is just as convenient as using their campus ID card and almost all are interested in using their NFC phone to make payments and access other services.
September 9th, 2011
Lock maker Yale has developed an NFC version of its domestic keyless entry system and says it expects to be the first US brand to put residential NFC-operated locks on the market.
June 28th, 2011
The hotel room key market leader, part of the Assa Abloy group which recently ran an NFC trial at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm, has now brought the technology to market.
June 8th, 2011
Guests at the Clarion Hotel Stockholm said using an NFC-enabled phone to check in, enter their room and check out made their stay more pleasant, saved time and inspired them to use the service again.
November 3rd, 2010
The world’s first pilot test using NFC phones to replace hotel room keys begins this week at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm, using a new mobile key solution developed by Assa Abloy.
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