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Room Key Interface - Hotel Software Systems

The RDP system currently interfaces to the VingCard Vision 3000 system and the Kaba Ilco key lock system.  Please call RDP sales directly for more information.
Key Lock
  • Available with VingCard Vision 3000  (Version 4.10 or higher)
  • Available with VingCard Vision 6.1 or higher with RFID card/encoder
  • Available with Kaba Ilco Models: 700, 710, 740 760, 770, 790
  • Use a key card encoder for each workstation or share between multiple workstations
  • Reduce errors by eliminating manual entry into key card system
  • Automatically generates the room key card at check-in
  • Encode multiple card for a single reservation
  • Encode new cards for a room move
  • Improve guest satisfaction with faster check-ins
  • Interface works with both RDPWin and RDP-DOS front desk systems
  • Cards created by the Room Key Interface can be used with many Point of Sale (POS) systems
  • Hotel door lock company websites: www.VingCard.com and www.KabaIlco.com

KEY CARDS by VingCard
with Micros POS

The room key created by the VingCard encoders can be used to post charges to the room using many Micros or compatible POS systems.  The flow is as follows:

  1. During check-in, the RDP VingCard interface encodes the room number on Track 2 of the VingCard room key.
  2. The guest can go to any POS outlet, such as the restaurant or gift shop, and hand their room key to the clerk.
  3. The clerk then swipes the room key on the Micros POS terminal which reads the room number from the card.
  4. The Micros POS terminal sends the room number to RDP's POS interface, which then looks up the guest in the room and sends the information back to the Micros POS terminal to display.

  5. Note
    : If there are non-numeric characters in any of the room numbers, Micros cannot read the VingCard key cards without additional programming on the Micros POS system.
  6. The clerk sees the guest's name on the POS terminal to confirm identity and can then charge the items to the guest's folio.

See RDP's Point of Sale Interface Overview.

Requirements to use the VingCard room key with a POS include:

  • VingCard Vision Version 4.1 or higher
  • RFID card/encoder requires VingCard Vision version 6.1 or higher
  • Point of sale (POS) systems with card readers capable of reading Track 2 data on magnetic cards.
  • In this case all room numbers in RDP must contain numeric characters only, such as 101. A room number such as A101 or 101A will not work because Track-2 cannot contain non-numeric data. Alternatively with the RDP VingCard interface, it is possible to encode the room number on to Track 1 which accepts alpha-numeric data. If Track 1 is used, the Point-of-Sale system may need to be modified to enable it to read Track 1.

Kaba Ilco Key Lock Systems

RDP has developed an interface with Kaba Ilco key lock system. 

  • RDP's interface works with the following Kaba Ilco models: 700, 710, 740 760, 770, 790
  • The model 660 (or Oracode system) is not supported
  • RDP's Kaba interface utilizes the FDU or Front Desk Unit interface system.  This system requires a Gateway II interface box and works with most older Kaba systems.  RDP uses this interface so that customers using FDU do not have to spend the money to upgrade to the newer interface system, ATLAS.
  • RDP also interfaces with the Kaba ATLAS (Advanced Technology Lodging Access System) interface based on web services.  All new Kaba systems should use this interface.  The Gateway II interface box is not used with this configuration.

Updated 03/26/10


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