Prestigious annual awards program recognizes standout travel technology companies, products, and services around the world.
STOCKHOLM – ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions announced it has been selected as “Overall TravelTech Company of the Year” in the inaugural TravelTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by TravelTech Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout travel technology companies, products and services around the globe.
Recent advances by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions that led to its being named this year’s winner include the unveiling of VingCard Novel, a next generation hotel door lock representing limitless possibilities in hotel security. Engineered using an innovative modular design, VingCard Novel allows hoteliers to keep pace with new trends in security without requiring a costly overhaul of security access infrastructure.
The lock can be updated with the latest security protocols to ensure that hotels and their guests are always safeguarded with the highest level of protection. A modular-based design also means that VingCard Novel can seamlessly integrate with third-party systems and devices. Additionally, VingCard Novel is manufactured using sustainable practices while its robust design ensures that it can function both indoors and outdoors without issue.
Meanwhile, with Vostio Access Management, hoteliers not only can sidestep the hassle of maintaining onsite servers but can also look forward to receiving automatic software updates representing the industry’s latest security protocols. Using virtually any device with an online connection, staff can also instantly and securely manage security access operations on the go. This means that a security concern can be dealt with “on the go” whilst undertaking other responsibilities and not risk being overlooked during the course of a busy shift.
Vostio Access Management’s cloud-based design further facilitates any need for system integration and the adding of new features. The solution provides compatibility with the newest technologies, including the ability for hotels to adopt new digital key service functionalities, such as offering guests the option to use and store room-keys within digital wallets located on their personal device.
Lastly, Vostio Location Solutions – Staff Safety ensures that one button push is all that’s needed for employees to instantly transmit their precise location details in order for assistance to swiftly arrive. The solution can also be leveraged to enhance property efficiency. In addition, Vostio Locations- Hotel Asset Management allows employees to instantly determine the real-time location of guest rentals, stock inventory and much more, ensuring ready availability for the next guest.
“The speed at which guest expectations are increasing is occurring at an ever-faster rate, which is true for a vast range of hotel operations, including security, so maintaining a commitment to spurring innovation is something that always ranks high on the priorities of ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions,” said Li Wang, Vice President and Head of Hospitality at ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions. “Winning the Travel Tech Company of the Year Award is a tremendous validation of our efforts, and we couldn’t be prouder of the hard work of our team members who continue striving to ensure that hoteliers across the industry have access to advanced tools that make guest experiences that much safer, more enjoyable and always hassle-free.”
The mission of the annual TravelTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the top technology company’s, solutions and products in the travel technology industry today. This year’s program attracted more than 1,250 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world.
“With ongoing innovation in technology continuing to be the driving force behind company growth efforts in the hospitality industry, hotel businesses are increasingly transforming into hyper-connected environments. Additionally, hotel businesses are also recognizing the tremendous value of location-based technologies. This fits alongside hoteliers who are mandated to provide their employees with safety alert devices and preserving staff peace of mind,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of TravelTech Breakthrough Awards. “ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions is a leading pioneer for developing advanced security technologies in the hospitality space that is resulting in both safer and more efficient business environments for hotels and their guests. Their advanced electronic locking solutions and range of tailored services for guest convenience makes them our pick for ‘Overall TravelTech Company of the Year.’”
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