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Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas Adopts ASSA Abloy RFID Wristbands, Locks
The Anthem of the Seas, which made her maiden voyage on April 22, features luxury and high-tech amenities designed to make cruise vacations more appealing to a younger market demographic, ASSA Abloy says. It is the third largest cruise ship in the world, the company reports, with 2,090 cabins. Royal Caribbean Cruises also employs RFID on sister cruise ships, including the Quantum of the Seas, which is outfitted with a number of RFID-based features, including WOWband RFID bracelet tags for unlocking stateroom doors and for making purchases onboard (see RFID Sets Sail With Quantum of the Seas). The Quantum of the Seas also offers the RFID-enabled Bionic Bar, which features two robotic bartenders that work in conjunction with a passenger's WOWband bracelet (see RFID News Roundup: Royal Caribbean's Newest Cruise Ship Mixes and Serves Drinks With Robots and RFID).
ASSA Abloy Hospitality has delivered its VingCard Signature RFID door locks, RFID cabin-access wristbands and RFID Remote Controllers to the ship. The latter works in conjunction with VingCard electronic locking systems and provides access control on common doors, such as health clubs, conference suites, staff entrances and guest night entrances. The VingCard Signature RFID technology features anti-cloning technology that prevents unauthorized access through its encrypted program. The RFID-operated locks enable access readers to take virtually any shape or form, providing the potential for a range of additional services and conveniences.
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