Locatel reveals NFC Digital tags on Nokia Lumia for hospitality industry at the Hotel Show, Dubai

Locatel reveals NFC Digital tags on Nokia Lumia for hospitality industry at the Hotel Show, Dubai

25.09.2013: Live Access provides instant access and hotel service purchasing with smartphone scan Nokia and LOCATEL, a leading integrator of internet, mobile and

Live Access provides instant access and hotel service purchasing with smartphone scan




Nokia and LOCATEL, a leading integrator of internet, mobile and TV solutions for the hospitality industry, will reveal the value of contactless technologies this week at The Hotel Show in Dubai.


Experts from LOCATEL will be in Hall 8, stand C230, of the Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 28-30 September, 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.


Hotel guests expect fast response times and ease of use on services offered by hotels; NFC technologies offer efficient solutions that simplify the guest experience and offer hotels strong authentication capabilities.



The LOCATEL Live Access service presented at The Hotel Show on the Nokia LUMIA range includes:



1.    Interactive panels in public areas of the hotel such as reception, lobby and business centre.

2.    NFC Tags installed in the guestroom which provide access to personalised services.

3.    VIP cards providing instantaneous access to the hotel’s portal of exclusive services.



“The NFC Live Access solution reinforces the value of our offer for the hospitality industry as it 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 of LOCATEL Middle East and Africa. 


“In this way, we guarantee a better adoption of these services, and a faster return on investment for our hotel clients. We are delighted to work with Nokia on this project and to demonstrate together the value of this new offer on LUMIA smartphones.”


The number of new mobile phones equipped with NFC functions (contactless digital tag code scanning) is growing by 300% per year.  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.  The potential of these technologies for the hotel industry is endless.


“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

“We are pleased to support LOCATEL in developing applications for the hospitality industry and to demonstrate together the extent to which the guest experience can be enriched, improved and simplified by the implementation of NFC.”


LOCATEL is working closely with the iSRA CARDS company, which is specialised in card and NFC technologies, in order to propose hotels with a highly customisable and scalable solution.



- Sarah Potter, Total Communications Dubai -  also photo

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