LOS ANGELES, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Acuant, the leading provider of intelligent data capture and authentication solutions, has partnered with OpenKey, the industry standard for universal mobile key access, to implement the most innovative process for secure check-in via smartphone for the hospitality industry.
The OpenKey app enables hotel employees to generate and manage mobile keys for their guests. After downloading the app, guests can use their smartphones to access their hotel rooms and amenities such as pools and fitness centers. This minimizes check-in times, provides a favorable guest experience by removing the need to carry around RFID cards and solves the problem of lost and demagnetized keys.
Acuant's authentication capabilities power the OpenKey app function for collecting and managing ID or passport information for regulatory and billing information. Through instant ID verification and authentication, Acuant allows hotel guests to securely check in without spending time in long lines and waiting for manual entry and photocopying by hotel employees. Independent hotels nationwide have implemented OpenKey digital keyless entry with confidence in the security of the underlying Acuant technology.
"In an industry where service, convenience and security are critical, hotel employees often follow time-consuming manual data entry tasks, which only increase the wait-time for guests," said Yossi Zekri, chief executive officer of Acuant. "Our partnership with OpenKey allows guests to bypass the front desk, while still upholding secure room access."
"Whether traveling for business or leisure, guests do not want to wait in long lines at the front desk, or worry about losing their key cards," said TJ Person, CEO of OpenKey. "As the hospitality industry evolves, our partnership with Acuant will enable hotels to provide guests with a more convenient check-in process. Our technology helps hotels improve their guest experience during their visit."
Founded in 2014, OpenKey is reinventing the hospitality experience through its mobile access solution. The OpenKey app is the industry standard for universal mobile key technology and works with the majority of digital hotel locks. Hotels and their guests benefit from OpenKey's platform providing efficiency and easy guest access. OpenKey is a privately held company located in Plano, Texas. The company has been funded by the largest hotel ownership and management companies in the world. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices. For more information, please visit www.openkey.co.
Acuant's patented intelligent data capture, advanced document authentication and identity verification technologies provide a comprehensive suite of solutions. Utilizing proprietary technology and the industry's largest document library, Acuant verifies identity credentials issued from over 100 countries and transforms data into useful and insightful information to optimize company workflows.
A multi-platform solution, Acuant empowers businesses globally giving them the freedom to work on any device, in the cloud or locally. Acuant solutions easily integrate into any environment; customers include start-ups, Fortune 500 and FTSE 350 organizations in the financial services, healthcare, automotive, hospitality and security sectors.
For more information, please visit acuantcorp.com.
Gutenberg Communications for Acuant Corp.