Precision Dynamics’ RFID Wristband System Provides Cashless Guest Convenience at Great Wolf Lodge, Concord, NC
San Fernando, CA (August 6, 2009) – Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a leader in automatic wristband identification, announces the launch of its patented Smart Band® RFID Wristband System at the new Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, North Carolina. Its parent company, Great Wolf Resorts, Inc.®, is North America’s largest family of indoor waterpark resorts.
The system starts at registration as adult guests are provided a Smart Band® RFID wristband, which is embedded with a 13.56MHz RFID inlay. The automated wristbands provide secure, keyless entry into the family’s hotel room, eliminating the need to carry hotel room keys or cards. Throughout the resort, RFID enabled point of sale (POS) workstations enable guests to easily make cashless payments with the RFID wristbands at food and beverage concessions, gift shops, and restaurants. Vending and token machines are also RFID enabled to allow cashless purchases with the wristbands.
Guests have the choice of using the RFID wristbands to make charges directly to their rooms or to set up a pre-funded account for purchases, using a credit card. The pre-funded account is a convenient way to allow children to purchase products and services without giving them full charging privileges. Guests can fund accounts at the registration desk during check-in, or anytime throughout their stay. All information on the wristband is fully encrypted, providing maximum security for guests.
The resort’s focus on quick and smooth guest amenities sparked the decision to choose PDC’s Smart Band RFID System. “Convenience is a big factor with guests when selecting a resort,” said Phillip Cunningham, General Manager. “They want to make purchases quickly and easily. While in a waterpark, no one wants the burden of carrying money or credit cards. PDC’s RFID System helps us deliver the cashless convenience to our guests and improve their overall experience.”
Referring to one recent guest at the waterpark, Cunningham said the visitor “was so thrilled not to have to carry his wallet around and risk getting it wet or lost. He also liked how quickly and easily he could pre-load a certain amount of money to his children’s wristbands for controlled spending without mom or dad having to be present.”
The lodge has more than 400 guest suites and an 80,000 square foot indoor waterpark. The RFID installation is PDC’s seventh nationwide for Great Wolf Resorts, Inc®. Others include: Pocono Mountains, PA; Niagara Falls, Ontario; Mason, OH; Williamsburg, VA; Grapevine, TX; Grand Mound, WA; and now Concord, NC.
For additional information regarding PDC’s Smart Band® RFID Wristband Solutions please visit: www.pdcorp.com/rfid or call 866-403-6526.
About Precision Dynamics
With over 50 years of experience, PDC is the global leader and pacesetter in the development of Auto ID wristband systems for healthcare, leisure and entertainment, and law enforcement. The company introduced the first patient Bar Code ID Wristband, patented Smart Band® Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Wristbands, and the Award Winning PDC Smart® Kiosk. 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.
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 with 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; Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, Wash.; and Concord, N.C.; and Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, Wis. Through Great Wolf Resorts’ environmental sustainability program, Project Green Wolf™, the company is the first and only national hotel chain to have all US properties Green Seal™ Certified – Silver.
The company’s resorts are family-oriented destination facilities that generally feature 300 – 600 rooms and a large indoor entertainment area measuring 40,000 – 100,000 square feet. The all-suite properties offer a variety of room styles, arcade/game rooms, fitness rooms, themed restaurants, spas, supervised children’s activities and other amenities. Additional information may be found on the company’s Web site at www.greatwolf.com.
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