Nokia, Locatel to reveal NFC digital tags
Dubai, September 26, 2013
Nokia and Locatel, a leading integrator of internet, mobile and TV solutions for the hospitality industry, is set to reveal the value of contactless technologies this week at The Hotel Show in Dubai.
Experts from Locatel will be at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from September 28 to 30 to demonstrate Live Access on Nokia Lumia smartphones, a Near Field Communications (NFC) digital tag and scanning solution which provides hotel guests with instant access and the ability to purchase a variety of hotel services via their mobile phone.
The service includes interactive panels in public areas of the hotel such as reception, lobby and business centre; NFC Tags installed in the guestroom which provide access to personalised services; and VIP cards providing instant access to the hotel’s portal of services.
“The NFC Live Access solution simplifies access to some of the services that Locatel already proposes such as Mobile TV, Internet access and mobile applications,” said Karim Zaki, managing director.
NFC technologies enable mobile devices to carry out actions when placed on a target called a ‘tag’. These actions can include dialling a telephone number, displaying a web page, adding an appointment in the calendar, purchasing a service or even unlocking a door, he said.
“NFC technologies are included in most of the late 2013 Nokia Lumia range of mobile phones, thus opening up possibilities for many new interactions” said Yannick Debaupte, Nokia’s Developer’s Relationship and App Store director, Europe.
Locatel is working closely with the iSRA Cards company, which is specialised in card and NFC technologies, in order to propose hotels with a customisable and scalable solution. - TradeArabia News Service