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Smart Band® RFID Wristband System
Kalahari Resorts, PA Recent Expansion
Deliver Ticketless, Cashless, & Keyless Advantages
Largest Indoor Waterpark
CA – April 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / PDC,
the global leader of innovative identification solutions, announces that
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Pocono Mountains, PA selected PDC’s
Smart Band® RFID Wristband System for electronic access control,
keyless room entry, and cashless purchasing for the resort’s expansion,
which recently doubled its size and guest capacities. Kalahari Resorts
Pocono Mountains is America’s largest indoor waterpark, covering an impressive
220,000 square feet and hosting 977 guest rooms and suites after its expansion
opening its doors in July 2015, resort staff has been impressed with the
many benefits PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband System offer their facility
and guests, as well as the outstanding service and support provided by
PDC. Having managed Kalahari’s entire RFID integration process from discovery
to execution, and now into the resort’s expansion, PDC and Kalahari have
established a solid partnership.
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, Project Manager for the Pocono Mountains resort. “Since
doubling our size and guest capacities with our recent expansion, these
park efficiencies are more important than ever! I have certainly enjoyed
and appreciated working with PDC over the years, and the entire group of
people behind the scenes who have offered their outstanding support and
service to help make our vision a reality.”
guests are given a PDC Smart Band® RFID Wristband upon check in, which
functions as their hotel room key, credit card, and waterpark entrance
ticket for the duration of their stay. When Smart Band® is scanned
by an RFID reader attached to hotel door locks, turnstiles, and point of
sale stations, guest data is automatically verified, providing a hassle-free
environment without a need for cash, credit cards, and room keys.
as a convenient “wrist wallet,” Kalahari guests are able to conveniently
make cashless purchases throughout the resort, with a simple wave of their
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, Vice President of Leisure & Entertainment for PDC.
Band® is fully customizable, and offered 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 ideal for either single-day use or season pass 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, waterparks, 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, a world leader in
identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Sandusky, Ohio,
and the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, delivers a “world-away” waterpark
resort and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically
African-themed Kalahari Resorts, privately owned by the Nelson family,
is home to America’s largest indoor waterparks. All Kalahari Resorts feature
well-appointed guest rooms, full-service Spa Kalahari, a fully equipped
fitness center, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops and a state-of-the-art
conference center. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions frequently receive
awards and accolades for its guest and convention services. Recent recognition
includes: Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 World’s Coolest Indoor
Waterparks, 2016 Family Vacation Critic Favorite, TripAdvisors’ 2016 Travelers’
Choice Awards, 2015 Reader’s Choice USA Today’s 10 Best Indoor Waterparks,
January 2015 OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award for Double Cut Grill’s signature
dining experience for the second consecutive year, Silver Star recognition
for Best Family-Friendly Meeting Hotel and Resort in Smart Meeting’s
2014 Smart Stars Awards, Clean the World’s Top 50 Hot Properties in 2013,
the Daily Herald’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for Best Indoor Waterpark,
selection as one of the nation’s Top Family Resorts by Family Fun
magazine for 2013, being named the Best Conference Center in the state
by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association and selection as the Corporate
Meeting Destination of the Year by Cleveland Business Connects magazine.
For reservation and guest information, call 1-877- KALAHARI (525-2427)
or visit KalahariResorts.com.
To learn more about Kalahari Resorts, members of the media are encouraged
to visit KalahariMedia.com.
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