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Open doors with your mobile phone

Zafar Anjum | April 10, 2012
Singapore-headquartered DOCOMO interTouch announces "FREEDOM CHECK-IN".

Do you want freedom from carrying your hotel room keys? Do you want to use your mobile handphone to bypass the hotel front desk and securely open your room door?

DOCOMO interTouch is making that possible in Asia by introducing "FREEDOM Check In". Using this app, you can do all that.

DOCOMO interTouch is a technology company which provides a comprehensive suite of solutions and network management services for the global hospitality industry and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO in Japan. Headquartered in Singapore, the company's regional offices span the globe throughout Asia, South Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

The tech company said it is introducing its new FREEDOM Check in service in partnership with OpenWays, the global leader of Mobile Key solutions.

Partnership with OpenWays

DOCOMO interTouch said that it would provide this service powered by OpenWays hosting services and support to its hospitality customers with a focus in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Latin America regions.

"The OpenWays Mobile Key solution is an innovative alternative to traditional hotel check in," said Charles Reed, DOCOMO interTouch CEO. "FREEDOM Check in provides hotels an ability to enhance their direct sales channels, promoting a loyal customer base and build a powerful mobile database. It brings more revenue control back to the Hotels.

The Mobile Key by OpenWays solution enables hotel guests to proceed straight to their rooms upon arrival and securely opening their room doors with their cell phones. Their integrated Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC) solution can be retrofitted to the major electronic locks on the market. It is compatible with all six billion mobile phones in the world, including all cell phone network technologies.

"Through FREEDOM Check in, mobile-dependent travelers across Asia will soon have more flexibility and convenience once at their hotel destinations," said Pascal Metivier, OpenWays Founder and CEO. "Because Asia is leading the world in mobile-phone dependency and interaction, adding a Mobile Key to the hospitality landscape will greatly enhance service and heighten customer loyalty."


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