Posted August 05, 2016 by 20nine

HotelKey Chooses FreedomPay to Deliver Comprehensive Secure Payment Solution for Hotel Operators

DALLAS, TX – August 05, 2016 – HotelKey, a leader in mobile solutions designed to simplify hotel management, has selected the FreedomPay Commerce Platform to deliver PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) with EMV and NFC support. FreedomPay, an industry leader in payment technology for hospitality, stadiums, restaurants, gaming, lodging and retail merchants, specializes in delivering commerce solutions that seamlessly integrate with existing property management and point-of-sale systems. Through its partnership with FreedomPay, HotelKey successfully launched the first fully integrated iPad based property management system with EMV and validated P2PE with their first customer on Thursday, August 4, 2016.

The PCI-validated solution is designed to provide hotel guests with complete card data security for all transactions by ensuring that sensitive cardholder data is encrypted at the point of interaction and replaced with surrogate values in the hotel’s network environments. FreedomPay’s platform is fully integrated with HotelKey’s Frontdesk iPad app and EMV certified with major card processors enabling hotel operators to rapidly deploy validated EMV-capable payment terminals and benefit from lower counterfeit fraud and card issuer charge-backs. The platform is also capable of processing mobile wallet transactions from Apple, Samsung, and Android Pay allowing guests to use their preferred payment method while delivering the peace of mind that their card data is safe.

“FreedomPay is focused on helping our hospitality partners deliver the most sophisticated payment solutions available on the market,” said Christoper Kronenthal, the chief technology officer at FreedomPay. “Our partnership with HotelKey is enabling us to deliver the highest standard of payment protection to their hotel clients and their guests.”

“We’re very proud of our work with FreedomPay to create a first-of-a-kind lodging industry solution that combines our state-of-the-art iPad-based property management system with a P2PE-validated solution from FreedomPay supporting EMV Credit, Apple Pay, Android Pay, Debit Card and offline transactions,” said Fareed Ahmad, the chief executive officer and co-founder at HotelKey.

HotelKey is a cloud based mobile property management solution built using cutting edge technology and industry best practices. A light weight service oriented architecture helps HotelKey provide their customers with a rich suite of products delivered as a  “plug and play” mode. The company can adapt to market trends and seamlessly integrate with various products to provide a simple and robust solution to their clients. Frontdesk agents, owners and management staff have their own apps built for various devices all connected into a central database.

“HotelKey aims to be the future of hospitality technology. The solution with FreedomPay is easy to use and set up, which the market has demanded for many years. This integration keeps the merchant’s network out of PCI scope while running a Hotel on a Wi-Fi network to keep things simple, secure and cost effective,” said Aditya Thyagarajan, President and co-founder at HotelKey.

The FreedomPay Commerce platform allows HotelKey to offer independent hotels and large enterprise customers a solution designed to secure cardholder payment data, while also delivering the benefits of reduced PCI DSS audit scope and lower card present fraud.

About FreedomPay

The FreedomPay Commerce Platform is the best way for merchants to simplify complex payment environments. Validated by the PCI Security Standards Council for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) along with EMV, NFC and DCC capabilities, global leaders in retail, hospitality, gaming, education, healthcare and financial services trust FreedomPay to deliver unmatched security and advanced value added services. With broad integrations across top point-of-sale, device manufacturers and payment processors, supported by rapid API adoption, FreedomPay is driving the future of commerce and customer interaction. The FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on the Windows Platform and is fully supported by the security and scalability of the Microsoft Azure cloud. For more information, go to corporate.freedompay.com.

About HotelKey

HotelKey is a Cloud Based Hotel Management System built to manage hotels and motels. A state of the art Frontdesk iPad app provides core property management functions, real time reporting and useful analytics. Owner and Manager Apps on smartphones provide access to occupancy, revenue and other key performance indicators. The Housekeeping and Maintenance apps allow staff to manage daily maintenance, repair, and service functions. HotelKey mobile booking application, self check-in and drive to room are innovations which will revolutionize the hotel industry. A suite of products such as Business Intelligence, Food & Beverage POS systems and a self check in kiosk are some of the innovations the company is launching in the next few months. HotelKey is hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) which is a world leader in cloud computing solutions. For more information, go to www.hotelkeyapp.com.