New Great Wolf Lodge in Ohio Installs PDC's RFID Wristband System to Provide Added Guest Service
San Fernando, CA (December 6, 2006) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a leader in automatic wristband identification, announces the implementation of its patented Smart Band® RFID (radio frequency identification) Wristbands and PDC Smart Kiosk® RFID Cashless Point-of-Sale (POS) System at the new Great Wolf Lodge at Paramount's Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, scheduled to open on December 14.
The 401-suite northwoods-themed family resort with an indoor waterpark, implemented PDC's RFID Wristband System to provide guests with enhanced services including hotel room keyless entry, cashless payment options, automated arcade token dispensers, and more.
"The wristband system has been embraced by guests and employees at both the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada locations and we expect the same here at Mason," said Jim Metzger, general manager of Great Wolf Lodge, Mason, Ohio. "The system is a great way to provide the utmost in safety and convenience for our guests."
At registration, guests are given a Smart Band, which is embedded with a 13.56MHz RFID inlay. The automated wristbands allow for keyless entry into hotel rooms for all family members, eliminating the need to carry hotel room keys. MICROS' POS workstations enable guests to make cashless payments with the RFID wristbands throughout the resort. Also, the RFID wristbands eliminate the chances of money getting wet or lost while at the water park.
Guests are given the choice of using the RFID wristbands to make charges directly to their rooms or to set up a pre-funded account for purchases. The pre-funded account is a great way to allow children to purchase products and services without giving them full charging privileges. Both types of accounts can be increased or funded by using Smart Kiosks throughout the resort or at the registration desk. All information on the wristband is encrypted providing maximum security for guests.
A popular feature for kids is accessing the arcade's RFID enabled token machines. By simply holding the wristband in front of an arcade token dispenser, the tokens are dispensed and deducted from their account. Kids don't have to find their parents to ask for coins or money to play arcade games.
About Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.
Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.® (NASDAQ: WOLF), Madison, Wis., is North America's largest family of indoor waterpark resorts, and, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge® and Blue Harbor Resort™ brands. Great Wolf Resorts is a fully integrated resort company and owns and/or manages Great Wolf Lodge locations in: Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Sandusky, Ohio; Traverse City, Mich.; Kansas City, Kan.; Williamsburg, Va.; the Pocono Mountains, Pa.; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, Ohio; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis. Great Wolf Lodge properties are currently in predevelopment and/or under construction in Grapevine, Texas; and Grand Mound, Wash.
About Precision Dynamics
With 50 years of experience, PDC is a global leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID wristband systems for healthcare, patron management, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristbands, the AgeBand® Electronic Age/ID Verification System, and PDC Smart Kiosk® Cashless RFID System. PDC is committed to 100% quality in service, design, and manufacturing and has ISO-9001: 2000 and ISO-13485: 2003 certification. For more information, visit www.pdcorp.com