Companies partner to create contactless access software for hotels

The package will combine features from both systems, including ID check and virtual keys

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Software company Virdee, chaired by Rajiv Trivedi, former brand president for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s La Quinta Inn, is partnering with access control company SALTO Systems to provide a contactless arrivals system for hotels.

NEWLY ESTABLISHED SOFTWARE company Virdee has entered a partnership with veteran access control company SALTO Systems to develop a contactless arrivals system for hotels. Under the agreement, SALTO will incorporate elements of Virdee’s cloud-based Concierge system into its products.

Specifically, SALTO will have access to the ID verification and video chat with a remote agent capabilities of Virdee’s software package. Also, Virdee’s hotel and commercial real estate customers will be able to use SALTO’s Bluetooth Low Energy lock systems for iOS and Android devices. Guests can also obtain SALTO-compatible, RFID keycards from one of Virdee’s in-lobby stations.

“Through this partnership, Virdee will be one step closer to achieving its goal of using technology to simplify property operations, reducing costs, and improving the user experience for people in the built-environment,” said Nadav Cornberg, Virdee founder and chief technologist.

Branigan Mulcahy, Virdee’s other founder, said demand for contactless technology is growing and the new partnership will allow both companies to meet that need.

“It represents another important step in bringing our powerful solutions to the market for owners and operators looking to provide state of the art arrival solutions, achieving operational cost efficiency and superior guest experiences at the same time,” Mulcahy

Virdee is chaired by Rajiv Trivedi, former brand president for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Inc.’s La Quinta Inn. Last month the company officially launched Concierge for multifamily housing as well as hotels. The Austin, Texas-based company said guests can use the Concierge system via the company’s mobile app, in-lobby device, iOS/Android Wallet and virtual agents.