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Resort Biloxi Impresses Guests
PDC’s Smart® Stretch RFID Wristband System
Replace Hotel Room Keys for Improved Guest Convenience
CA – March 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / PDC,
the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announces that
in Biloxi, Mississippi has introduced PDC’s
Smart® Stretch RFID Wristband System to its resort, providing guests
the convenience of keyless room entry. Opening its doors to the public
in late June 2016, Margaritaville Resort Biloxi is one of the brand’s newest
resorts and the first to implement PDC’s Smart® Stretch RFID wristbands.
standard RFID room access cards was a valuable, easy, and cost effective
switch that didn’t impact existing infrastructure or the facility’s budget.
Upon check-in, guests are given a PDC Smart® Stretch RFID wristband
which serves as their room access key. These wristbands provide a well
sought-after element of convenience for guests, over traditional RFID access
cards. Guests are impressed with the fact that they no longer need to hassle
with lost or misplaced keys upon returning from their day of fun, since
their room key is now conveniently located around their wrist.
wristbands are simply more convenient,” said Robin Barber, Vice President
of Leisure & Entertainment for PDC. “We all know the experience of
fiddling for the hotel door card when your hands are full of luggage. Smart
Band® provides quick access with just a slight wave of the wrist.”
PDC Smart® Stretch RFID wristbands not only heighten security by preventing
unauthorized room access, but play an important role for Margaritaville
Biloxi as a quick, identifiable marker and business assessment tool. Resort
staff can easily and quickly scan their surroundings and immediately detect
if someone is in an unauthorized pool or water playground area.
sold out and low occupancy nights, the wristbands function as immediate
identifiers as to how many guests are staying in our hotel and how many
are transient, helping us gauge business volumes using data other than
just the hotel’s occupancy,” said Cono Caranna, one of the resort’s developers.
of a comfortable polyester material that stretches and adjusts to wrist
size, the PDC Smart® Stretch RFID wristband features dual-sided custom
full-color dye-sublimation printing for maximum branding real-estate. Margaritaville
Resort guests’ wrists are transformed into mini billboards and function
as a great conversation starter as they venture out to other resorts, restaurants,
and casinos in the area. For Margaritaville Biloxi, brand promotion doesn’t
end once vacation is over because the wristbands function as a keepsake
for kids who love to wear them home and relive and share the fun memories
of their stay at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi with family and friends.
Stretch RFID wristbands are removable, re-usable, and waterproof, making
them ideal for multi-day use or season pass programs. The eight-digit variable
data or Tag UID laser engraving on the back of the RFID band supports guest
registration as well as social media programs.
over 60 years of experience, PDC (www.PDCorp.com)
connects people, products, and technology through innovative ID systems
that deliver superior customer experiences worldwide. PDC is a global leader
and pacesetter in the development of wristbands, lanyards and RFID solutions.
The company serves the leisure & entertainment, law enforcement, and
animal identification industries. A pioneer of innovative technologies,
PDC introduced the first bar code wristband system, first thermal printer
wristband, first Smart Band® RFID wristband system, and the award-winning
PDC Smart® Kiosk, among many other innovations.
its launch in 2000, PDC’s Smart Band® RFID wristband system has been
used by leading amusement parks, water parks, resorts, and music festivals
to deliver unique and convenient applications that help redefine the guest
experience, while reaping bottom line benefits to the companies who use
them. Applications include: cashless point-of-sale; cashless arcade and
vending; social media integration; keyless hotel and locker access; electronic
access control; photo management systems; and customer loyalty programs.
Additional PDC RFID solutions include PDC Smart® Cards, key fobs, lanyards,
and parking passes. For more information, visit www.waterparkRFID.com.
Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE: BRC) a world
leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett,
Margaritaville Resort Biloxi transports guests to paradise immediately
upon arrival, offering unique experiences and coastal-luxe amenities centered
around the vacation state-of-mind and island-inspired escapism that has
become synonymous with the brand. For more information the resort, visit
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