IDS brings passport scanner technology to hotel sector

October 5 2011: India-headquartered hospitality and leisure industries solutions leader IDS NEXT, has announced the availability of a passport scanning system to enhance its Property Management Systems (PMS). with TTI Technologies’ Scan2PMS passport scanner. Hotels and other property owners will now be able to efficiently capture guest information and automatically update their hotel’s database thereby enhancing security measures within the property.
IDS has partnered with the New York-based TTI Technologies International to bring this solution to its customers.IDS NEXT and TTI Technologies have formed a strategic partnership for the Scan2PMS solution in Asian and Middle East markets.The passport scanner will be customisable as per hotelier preferences and has provisions for Photo extraction as well which would assist hoteliers to reduce guest check-in time and also decrease paperwork associated with maintenance of guest history and records. The scanning device is compact and portable and can be used in a front-office setting without any interference.
Says Solomon James, Vice President, IDS Networks Group, a division of IDS NEXT" Manpower optimization, streamlining operations and security are a major concern for hotels world-wide and the passport scanner will help to address some of those concerns. Scan2PMS is compatible with IDS NEXT’s most comprehensive Property Management System – IDS FortuneNEXT designed for high growth hotels and hospitality businesses."
Adds Alex Lerner, Chief Technology Officer for TTI Technologies “The partnership with IDS is definitely something we are excited about, their expertise in hospitality property management systems has enabled smooth integration of the Scan2PMS and we are looking forward to helping hotels in India streamline their operations with advanced security technology.”
Scan2PMS also offers options of two-sided driver’s license scanning and combination driver’s license/passport scanning. Captured guest images can also be easily retrieved later for verification purposes.
“IDS NEXT”, is a global leader in providing ERP and total technology solutions for the Hospitality and Leisure industries with 2800 customers globally through a strong presence in 40 countries across South Asia, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. In India, the company is the premier leader in hospitality technology solutions and has the largest installed software with over 1700 installations.
TTI has been delivering innovative solutions since 1991 with technology including ID Scanners, Self-Service Business Centers and Concierge Kiosks, Luggage Storage Solutions, ATMs, and more.