cStar Technologies Inc. Expanding Hospitality Genie™
Suite of Products
to High Revenue Generating Hotel Parking
Toronto, ON - April 16, 2009
- Building on the success of Hospitality Genie™,
cStar's award winning suite of hotel guest room key
card/RFID wristband cashless solutions for the
Hospitality industry, and commemorating the first
successful full year of hotel guest room key paid
parking at one of Starwood's premier hotels, cStar
Technologies Inc. announces the addition of
SkyGate Parking™ Management Modules for guest room
key card/RFID wristband paid parking solution for hotel
guests, visitors and staff.
This innovative cashless parking payment solution provides hotel
properties the convenience of allowing their guests to
use their guest room key cards/RFID wristbands or
non-hotel guests to use prepaid cards/RFID wristbands to
access parking facilities, eliminating the need for a
separate parking access card and expensive payment
simple step at front desk check‑in through the Property
Management System (PMS) adds parking charges to guests'
room bills and grants parking access through guest room
key cards/RFID wristbands via cStar's
reader/wireless communications devices located at the
parking entrances and exits.
Similarly, prepaid parking access cards/RFID
wristbands are also created at the front desk for
visitors and staff.
Prepaid cards/RFID wristbands use the same
hotel-branded media (cards/RFID wristbands), providing
for continuous brand awareness.
Credit card payment acceptance is also
Management Module, running on cStar's
SkyGate® Server ‑ Hospitality,
provides cashless, real-time, on-line parking
management through cStar's robust wireless Local Area
With guest room key card/RFID wristband parking access
and credit card payment acceptance, hotels enjoy the
benefits of dynamic, real-time, on-line parking
management; use of the same guest room key card/RFID
wristband for guest room and parking access; recovery of
revenues, with the anti-pass back feature of the system,
previously lost to parking access card sharing abuse;
decreased hotel parking management costs; cost savings
from not requiring a separate parking attendant; and no
wireless communication charges.
In addition, hotels do not need to invest in
expensive payment kiosks and ticket dispensing machines,
or expensive cabling/wiring between the parking gates
and the payment processing server.
President and CEO of cStar Technologies, Stella Yoon said, "We are
continuously looking at ways to expand our
suite of products to enable hoteliers to enjoy added and
increased sources of revenue, and at the same time
benefit from increased efficiencies and reduced costs.
The addition of SkyGate Parking™
Management gives hoteliers added lucrative parking
revenues and makes parking management more efficient and
With a hotel room key not only can guests enter their rooms; buy drinks,
snacks, ice cream, and convenience items from vending
machines; pay for games and tokens in the arcade; but
now guests can also enter and exit parking, all without
guests worrying about having enough cash or correct
change, and with the hotel not having to worry about
cash-related vandalism and cash handling headaches.
Truly, hotel keys become an e-wallet delivering
guest-centric service to hotel guests and at the same
time enhance hotel brand image and revenues."
About Hospitality Genie™
cStar's Hospitality Genie™ seamlessly interfaces with the hotels'
PMS to deliver this innovative wireless cashless payment
technology for vending, arcades, parking, lockers,
laundry facilities, etc. for the hospitality industry.
Activated by the guest room key card/RFID wristband,
this is the only cashless vending solution that
eliminates cash in the vending machines, arcade games,
token dispensers, etc. by wirelessly approving and
posting transactions to the guest folio in real-time.
With its robust wireless network communication that can
reach from the basement to 40+ floors of concrete
buildings, cStar's SkyGate® cashless payment readers can
be readily deployed anywhere on the property without any
cStar's wireless connectivity is based on an
easily deployable dedicated wireless LAN that allows
single day deployment of the solution with minimal
interruption to hotel operations - downtime at the front
desk is counted in minutes.
About cStar Technologies Inc.
cStar Technologies Inc. is a global provider of wireless
(LAN/WAN) data communication solutions for M2M
(Machine-to-Machine/huMan) and mobile commerce
applications. Protected by multiple patents, its core
solutions include wireless, cashless, and remote
monitoring and tracking systems for the hospitality,
vending, life sciences, and security/defence