Gemplus and CISA to Work Together to Develop Smart Card Applications for Hotel Industry.
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Gemplus(R) and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) The award for successful completion of an examination in information systems audit, control and security from the Information Security Audit and Control Association. See ISACA. (R) Security Products Inc. today announced that they are working together to develop smart card applications for the hotel industry to provide unmatched security features, to reduce a hotel's liability, and to enable the development of marketing programs to enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The recently announced smart card locking system for the 2041 rooms at the Hilton New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of & Towers is the result of this collaboration between CISA and Gemplus. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., one of the world largest hotel chain with some 650 hotels, is also installing the CISA/Gemplus smart card locks and plans to rollout other applications using the same smart card.
These smart locking systems recognize information stored on a microchip embedded in the hotel's smart keycard key·card
A usually plastic card with a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism such as a door or an automated teller machine.
Noun 1. or a guest's smart card. Smart cards Example of widely used contactless smart cards are Hong Kong's Octopus card, Paris' Calypso/Navigo card and Lisbon' LisboaViva card, which predate the ISO/IEC 14443 standard. The following tables list smart cards used for public transportation and other electronic purse applications. are much more difficult to duplicate than the traditional hotel room magnetic stripe A small length of magnetic tape adhered to credit cards, badges, permits, passes and tokens. The tape is read by magnetic stripe readers incorporated into ATMs, identification readers and payment terminals. keycard, hence bringing security features to the CISA locking system that could help to reduce a hotel's liability.
The ongoing Gemplus and CISA development effort will have a multi-application focus, and could include such applications as loyalty program, electronic purse, pay TV, kiosk check-in, telecommunications, gaming, and Internet applications. The applications will be based on CISA's Dual Squared technology that enables the concurrent use of both memory and microprocessor smart cards in the same lock.
The Gemplus/CISA solution also makes possible the development of co-marketing programs with partners such as airlines and car rental companies.
"Gemplus is pleased to be working with an industry leader like CISA to provide smart card solutions to the hotel industry," said Donna Jeker, vice president of strategic marketing and partnerships for North and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. . "By combining the inherent benefits of smart cards, such as security and processing power, with CISA's locking system, we will deliver multi-application solutions that offer hotel guests enhanced convenience and security."
Pascal Metivier, Executive Vice president of CISA Security Products Inc., says "there is a lot of concern from the international hotel chains concerning the security of magnetic card-based locking systems. The CISA/Gemplus solution is a major step towards improving guest security and reducing hotels liability. The multi application capacities of the smart card technology and its related business case turns the room key into a profitable device that opens new horizon for marketing application in the tourism and hospitality industry." Metivier concludes that "the leaders of the hospitality industry are going smart card with CISA and Gemplus."
Gemplus (http://www.gemplus.com) is the world's leading provider of plastic and smart card-based solutions. Gemplus sells magnetic stripe cards A magnetic stripe card is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. , memory and microprocessor-based smart cards, smart contactless cards, electronic tags and smart objects. The company designs and markets software, development tools and readers. Gemplus also provides consulting, training and personalization Custom tailoring information to the individual. On the Web, personalization means returning a page that has been customized for the user, taking into consideration that person's habits and preferences. services to deliver the industry's most comprehensive and flexible card-based solutions to its developers, distributors, partners, and customers.
With sales of over US$590 million in 1997, Gemplus employs more than 4,100 people in ten manufacturing facilities, five R&D centers and 41 sales and marketing offices located in 27 countries around the world. Founded in 1988, Gemplus has successfully implemented portable and secure smart card-based solutions to simplify applications such as public and wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. , financial transactions, loyalty, transportation, education, healthcare, identity, physical access control, pay TV, electronic commerce, Internet security ''This article or section is being rewritten at
Internet security is the process of protecting data and privacy of devices connected to internet from information robbery, hacking, malware infection and unwanted software. , logical access control and information technology.
CISA, based in Faenza Italy, has been a pioneer in electric and electronic locks since 1926. CISA is one of the largest lock manufacturer in the world. The company's innovations in locking systems technology ensure that CISA locks will always be in the forefront of industry standards. The company has a "CISA WORLDWIDE SERVICE" policy.
CISA Security Products Inc. based out of Chicago is selling, installing and servicing its products all over the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Canada. CISA (http:www.cisa.it)
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