Zaplox AB (publ) (“Zaplox”), which offers hotels and casinos a mobile guest journey for a convenient and engaging guest experience, announces that Zaplox will deliver mobile keys to Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona as part of its partnership with Agilysys. Talking Stick Resort is a AAA Four Diamond Resort with 497 rooms and recipient of several recent hotel and casino awards, including Casino of the Year” by the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). The Zaplox SDK will be integrated with Agilysys Visual One property management solution and lock systems from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.
It is Zaplox’s partnership with Agilysys, a leading supplier of hospitality software and hotel property management systems (PMS) to casinos and resorts in North America that has generated the new agreement, in which the Zaplox SDK is included in the Agilysys mobile guest app rGuest Express Mobile. Agilysys benefits from Zaplox’s unique capabilities and has added the mobile keys functionality to its own mobile solution. At the Talking Stick Resort, the Zaplox SDK is integrated with Agilysys Visual One PMS for hotels and with the electronic lock system from ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions.
Up until now, Talking Stick Resort has been offering 24-hour check-in and checkout service through the front desk, where guests have waited in line to check in and receive a key. The new mobile solution allows guests to check in/check out at any time of day, but without waiting in line at the front desk. Instead, guests can go straight to their hotel room and open the door with a mobile key that is linked directly to their reservation. As a result, Talking Stick Resort is able to provide guests better service and increased availability.
“It is very gratifying that our partnership with Agilysys, a leader in hospitality software with a large installed base at hotels and casinos in the United States, is now generating another contract for Zaplox. Partnerships like this, enables our partners to use Zaplox SDK to offer a mobile guest journey, thus allowing us to scale our installations in a smooth and manageable way,” says Magnus Friberg, CEO at Zaplox.
As specified in the partnership agreement with Agilysys, Zaplox receives an order for mobile keys each time Agilysys signs a customer contract for the rGuest Express Mobile. Once the order for the mobile keys is received, Zaplox invoices a start-up fee, followed by a monthly charge per door once the solution is live. The new Agilysys agreement, pertaining Talking Stick Resort is forecasted at approximately SEK 700 000 if the mobile key solution remains in full operation for seven years (which is an average lifespan of a hotel lock). The agreement does not have any guaranteed volume or revenue levels.
About Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort (TSR) is a AAA Four Diamond Resort and a major landmark in the growing talking stick culture and entertainment destination (TSCED). The resort is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and is owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Talking Stick Resort offers cultural experiences and luxurious accommodation in 496 rooms, along with the region’s largest casino, 11 restaurants, lounges, spas, showrooms, golf course, concert halls, conference facilities and 25 different cultural centers. More information is available at www.talkingstickresort.com
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Agilysys has been a leader in hospitality software for more than 40 years, delivering innovative guest-centric technology solutions for casinos, hotels, resorts, cruise ships, managed foodservice providers, stadiums and arenas. Agilysys offers the most comprehensive software solutions in the industry, including point-of-sale (POS), property management (PMS), inventory and procurement, payment solutions, and related hospitality applications, to manage the entire guest journey. Agilysys is known for its leadership in hospitality, its broad product offerings and its customer-centric service. Some of the largest hospitality companies around the world use Agilysys solutions to help improve guest loyalty, generate more revenue and increase operational efficiencies. Agilysys operates across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and India with headquarters located in Alpharetta, GA. For more information visit www.agilysys.com.
Zaplox helps hotels and vacation home rentals to create a modern and profitable mobile guest experience. Zaplox is a market innovator of the mobile guest journey and mobile key services for the global hotel market with a total market potential of approximately 20 million hotel rooms. Zaplox operates in Europe and North America and offers a turnkey platform for managing the guest’s hotel stay. With the help of mobile technology, Zaplox offers added value by improving the check-in and checkout process and distributing mobile keys for the hotel rooms directly to guests’ mobile phones. Zaplox solutions include a software development kit (SDK) that allows hotels to add Zaplox functionality to their existing hotel app, and Zaplox mobile app is a cost-effective way for hotels to launch their own app. In addition, Zaplox offers a self-service kiosk solution that helps deliver a frictionless guest journey. Zaplox solutions save time and costs while providing hotels with a direct channel to communicate with the guests and the opportunity to generate additional revenue. Zaplox works with all major smartphone platforms and can support the hotel’s lock and property management system. The systems can replace or coexist with key cards and physical keys. Zaplox systems have been in commercial use since 2011 and have helped deliver more than 2.5 million guest nights. Zaplox was founded in 2010 at Ideon Science Park in Lund, Sweden, and the company has offices in Europe and the United States. The Zaplox stock is listed on the NASDAQ First North Growth Market. For more information, please visit www.zaplox.com.