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TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

TrulyHandsfree Brings Wake Words to Hospitality

“…Roxy suggested that this functionality could help to prevent the kind of wake word error that recently resulted in a couple’s private conversation being recorded and sent to an acquaintance.” A voice-based AI assistant designed for hotel rooms will get a little smarter thanks to Sensory‘s wake word solution, TrulyHandsfree. Roxy is essentially a kind…

Singapore FinTech Firm Pitches Naked Payments to Hospitality Sector

Singapore FinTech Firm Pitches Naked Payments to Hospitality Sector

Singapore-based FinTech firm Touche has launched a new payments platform that lets merchants accept fingerprint scans as a payment option, reports Channel NewsAsia. The system links participating customers’ fingerprints to their credit cards, allowing them to forego use of the cards themselves after registering. It just launched in Singapore with its first customer, a restaurant…

New Rugged Tablet Features Fingerprint Sensor Module

New Rugged Tablet Features Fingerprint Sensor Module

Today, iRuggy Systems announced the launch of its latest rugged tablet, the iRUGGY G10 10’’ Mobile Tablet. Featuring modular design—made possible by mix-and-match ADD-f(x) modules—and built for heavy-use deployments, the iRUGGY G10 boasts the option of including a biometric fingerprint reader module. In addition to the fingerprint reader module, the iRUGGY G10 can be upgraded…

NEC’s ‘Kylie’ Gives a Face to Hospitality Biometrics

NEC’s ‘Kylie’ Gives a Face to Hospitality Biometrics

NEC Corporation has been busy promoting its Smart Hospitality Solutions. In a recent appearance at this year’s HITEC hospitality conference, the company showed off Kylie, a facial recognition system tailor-made for hospitality applications. Kylie is based on NEC’s NeoFace facial recognition technology – the same highly sophisticated technology being used by police to help in…

Hotel Administration Platform Includes Biometrics for Guests

Hotel Administration Platform Includes Biometrics for Guests

IT and network solutions provider NEC Corporation has is launching a new product portfolio for the hospitality industry. Dubbed “NEC Smart Hospitality Solutions”, the platform provides advanced hospitality management solutions including facial biometrics technology for guests. The general aim of the platform is to put high-tech hotel management tools into the hands of hotel administrators. Such tools…