New RFID electronic guest key-based cashless vending technology was showcased at the HITEC 2007 (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference), June 25-28 in Orlando, FL. In a collaborative development, cStar Technologies Inc.'s cashless vending solution, Vending Genie Hospitality, was interfaced with a Smart Band RFID Wristband from Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC).
The front desk-activated guest RFID wristbands are used for keyless entry into hotel rooms and for cashless payments in restaurants, gift shops, and now vending machines. Vending purchase transactions are wirelessly approved and posted to the guest folio for payment at checkout or to the guest's prepaid account.
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