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Kalahari Resorts deploys PDC Solutions wristband system ••• Embien Technologies intros automotive-ready BLE module ••• DENSO releases RFID scanner for logistics, retail ••• Apriva, On Track Innovations unveil semi-integrated solution for unattended payments ••• Brady announces AS9100C quality management system certification ••• Neology receives OmniAir 6C certification for S3 Selectable RFID tag.
By Rich Handley
Apr 20, 2017

The following are news announcements made during the past week by the following organizations: Kalahari Resorts, PDC Solutions; Embien Technologies; DENSO; Apriva, On Track Innovations; Brady; and Neology.

Kalahari Resorts Deploys PDC Solutions Wristband System

PDC Solutions, a provider of identification solutions, has announced that Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, in Pocono Mountains, Penn., has selected PDC's Smart Band RFID Wristband System for electronic access control, keyless room entry and cashless purchasing for the resort's expansion, which doubled its size and guest capacities. The Kalahari Resorts Pocono Mountains indoor waterpark spans 220,000 square feet and hosts 977 guest rooms and suites.

"PDC's Smart Band RFID Wristband System has played a vital role in our goal to simplify purchases and entrance into the park and guest rooms," said Daylene Stroebe, the resort's project manager, in a prepared statement. "Since doubling our size and guest capacities with our recent expansion, these park efficiencies are more important than ever."

PDC's Smart Band RFID Wristband System
Resort guests receive a Smart Band upon checking in, which functions as their hotel room key, credit card and waterpark entrance ticket for the duration of their stay. When a wristband is scanned by an RFID reader attached to hotel door locks, turnstiles and point-of-sale stations, guest data is automatically verified without a need for cash, credit cards or room keys.

The wristband enables guests to make cashless purchases throughout the resort with a wave of a wrist. Transactions "take about half the time compared to using credit cards or cash, which leads to shorter lines and happier customers who are able to spend more time enjoying the resort's many amenities," said Robin Barber, PDC's VP of leisure and entertainment, in the prepared statement.

The Smart Band is customizable and comes in a wide variety of colors and material options, including plastic, silicone, woven fabric and thermal print-on-demand styles. Its nontransferable single-use closures and re-wearable styles are suitable for either single-day use or season-pass programs, the company reports.

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