Designed to streamline guest transactions, Smart Band supplements traditional forms of payment and access credentials that are usually carried in a wallet, purse, or pocket. Upon check in, Great Wolf Lodge guests are issued a non-transferable, waterproof PDC Smart Band, with a securely sealed RFID chip inside that safely collects and transfers data when scanned by a reader in the park. Each chip is programmed with a unique alpha-numeric code that is assigned to a guest portfolio, so the bands are impossible to duplicate.
Smart Band’s contactless interface provides significant advantages for hotel room access, compared to standard magnetic strip key card door locks, which can collect dirt and debris, impacting performance. Since Smart Band is securely fastened around the wrist, guests no longer need to worry about forgotten, lost or misplaced key cards. Functioning as a convenient “wrist wallet,” Smart Band enables Great Wolf Lodge guests to make convenient instant purchases using their RFID wristband.
“Guests no longer need to worry about carrying cash, credit cards, and room keys throughout the park, since the wristbands function as a one-stop shop,” noted Rajiv Castellino, CIO for Great Wolf Resorts. “The last thing a guest wants is to end up with soggy or lost money and the Smart Band RFID wristband technology solves this common concern.”