Salto Systems integrated its BLUEnet technology into Interel’s guestroom control solutions, using Bluetooth low energy wireless radios to allow hotels to minimize their infrastructure investment, optimize energy consumption and take advantage of Salto’s next-generation products.
The new integration replaces traditional ZigBee with Salto’s BLUEnet wireless. Interel is one of the first guestroom-management solutions to integrate with Salto’s BLUEnet wireless technology. Hotels can integrate seamlessly with a wide variety of Salto wireless locks that bring intelligent and dependable automation for guestrooms and operating enhancements. Salto BLUEnet wireless is designed for doors where real-time control is required and can be installed as an independent system or can complement the Salto Virtual Network.
“By incorporating the latest Bluetooth technology, Interel and Salto are providing hotels with the opportunity to utilize the most efficient way to integrate best-in-class access control and energy management for the hospitality industry,” Interel CEO Florian Gallini said in a statement.
The integration provides secure room access control for guests and staff that works in tandem with in-room thermostats and controls to ensure that energy consumption – one of the top expenses for the hospitality industry – is minimized. Guestroom management includes features such as controlling the temperature, lighting, curtains, and even requesting hotel services, with the touch of a button.
The integrated solution, which can replace mechanical keys and proximity cards with smartphone-based access-control technology, also can alert hotel staff when a room is occupied and can help them to respond quicker to guest requests. Additionally, Interel and Salto deliver these advanced guest features and online access control functionality without additional infrastructure, reducing total cost of ownership for the hotel.