PDC, a global leader of innovative identification solutions, announced today that Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Pocono Mountains, PA has implemented the PDC Smart Band® RFID Wristband System to provide its guests with electronic access control, keyless hotel room entry & cashless purchasing.
When hotel guests check-in, they are given a PDC Smart Band® RFID Wristband, which serves as their room key, credit card, & water park entrance ticket for the duration of their stay. Day guests are also able to purchase water park admission online, print out their receipt or display it on their smart phone at the ticketing booth, and receive a Smart Band® to gain park access. Each Smart Band® contains an RFID microchip that is assigned a unique ID number to match a guest’s folio.
“Personal data is never in jeopardy because Smart Band® is linked to guests’ hotel room number and not their bank or credit accounts,” said Robin Barber, Vice President of Leisure and Entertainment for PDC.
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, cards, and keys. Smart Band® is non-transferable and waterproof, so it will not get lost or become de-magnetized, which is a common occurrence with magnetic strip key cards.
“Unlike other RFID wristband providers, PDC provides a consultative approach and managed our entire integration process from discovery to execution,” said Daylene Stroebe, Project Manager for Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in the Pocono Mountains. “Now that our guests are able to enter our park and complete purchases with a simple wave of the wrist, transactions are quicker and time spent waiting in line is reduced.”
Smart Band® can be completely customized and features full-color printing capabilities to support company branding guidelines, graphics and text. The wristbands are available in a variety of materials including plastic, silicone and woven fabric and are offered with one-time closures for single-day use applications or rewearable styles for season pass holders.
With more than 55 years of experience, PDC 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.
Since 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, Labels, and Parking Passes.
On Dec. 28, 2012, PDC was acquired by Brady Corporation, (NYSE:BRC) a world leader in identification solutions for premises, products, and people.
About Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Kalahari Resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, Sandusky, Ohio, and coming soon to the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, deliver a “world-away” waterpark resort and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts, privately owned by the Nelson family, are 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 Convention Centers frequently receive awards and accolades for our guest and convention services. Recent recognition includes: Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 World’s Coolest Indoor Waterparks, TripAdvisors’ 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards, 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, January 2015 Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Award for Double Cut Grill’s signature dining experience for the second consecutive year, 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.