By SP&T Staff
ATLANTA — Salto Systems, a manufacturer of wire-free smart electronic locking solutions, and Interel, a hotel automation technology firm, have announced the integration of Salto’s Bluenet technology into Interel’s guest room control solutions, using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless radios.
Salto says the integration allows hotels to minimize their infrastructure investment and optimize energy consumption.
According to Salto, the integration replaces traditional ZigBee with its Bluenet wireless — a BLE technology. Interel is one of the first guest room management solutions to integrate with Bluenet wireless technology.
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Salto says hotels can now integrate with a wide variety of its wireless locks. Salto Bluenet wireless is designed for doors where real-time control is required and can be installed as an independent system or can complement the Salto Virtual Network (SVN).
“We’re excited to continue to offer technologically-advanced solutions for the hospitality industry with leading guest room management partners like Interel,” said Salto Vice-President of Hospitality Sales Michael Cline, in a prepared statement. “Our newest integration incorporates the most efficient and advanced technology into guest room access control and energy management and is just another example of how Salto and Interel continue to improve product offerings.”
“Our integration with Salto’s Bluenet wireless is strongly in line with Interel’s dedication to the future of hospitality,” said Florian Gallini, Interel CEO, also in a statement. “By incorporating the latest Bluetooth technology, Interel and Salto are providing hotels with the opportunity to utilize the most efficient way to integrate best-in-class access control and energy management for the hospitality industry.”
According to Salto, the integration provides secure room access control for guests and staff that works in tandem with in-room thermostats and controls to ensure that energy consumption is minimized. Guest room management includes features such as controlling the temperature, lighting, curtains and requesting hotel services. The integrated solution — which can replace mechanical keys and proximity cards with smartphone-based access control technology — also can alert hotel staff when a room is occupied and can help them to respond quicker to guest requests. Additionally, Interel and Salto deliver these guest features and online access control functionality without additional infrastructure.