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RFID solutions for fitness equipment

Not only does an RFID solution let you store your customers’ cardio, strength and training program on their member card so it is immediately available at the machines, you also allow them to operate the entry and locker system, pay at the club bar, open the gate to the parking garage...

But you benefit as well by reducing your administrative effort and eliminating sources of error.

Discover why ELATEC delivers the optimal solution

Your benefits from an RFID solution for training equipment

Why write down the carefully devised training program on a piece of paper that the customer can lose, that will become unreadable over time and will just be confusing and inconvenient when the routine is changed?

It’s so much more convenient and hygienic to store the information on a chip card for the gym, in a wristband or in an app. The details are then transmitted wirelessly to the gym equipment via RFID. That makes fitness fun.

How you benefit from working with ELATEC

Convenience

Eliminate annoying paper-based notes for customers. The information is always up to date. The transponder communicates with different readers according to your infrastructure.

Time savings

Your customers will appreciate access to the studio, check-in and locker access done in no time, and machines that are automatically ready at the individual settings.

Cost savings

Using an RFID solution saves you administrative effort and personnel costs associated with administration so you’ll be able to focus on providing fitness services for your customers.

Flexibility

Treadmill, strength machine, cross-trainer or step machine – almost all manufacturers use RFID. The reader and electronics are integrated into the machine and don’t detract from functionality or design. Other advantages: reduced development costs and streamlined production, logistics and maintenance.

Full service

ELATEC is always there for you with precise needs analysis and comprehensive support so you get the optimal solution for your requirements; technical expertise for implementing your individual system landscape, instant and expert responses when you have questions or need advice; and a unique support portfolio in operation. Worldwide. Guaranteed.

Sustainable

ELATEC offers a universal, unique solution package consisting of a product, software, and service that works worldwide and gives you maximum flexibility. We’ll work with you to set up everything to meet your current needs for cardio, strength and treadmill equipment. When changes become necessary, the solution is easy to modify. You can do it yourself or let our experts help with service that is fast, secure and often remote, if the infrastructure allows it. Either way, it's trouble free and highly efficient right from the start and in the future.

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The superb ELATEC support people were able to turn our firmware around in hours.

I’ve told the guys at my factory that I won’t even entertain other options anymore, because ELATEC does such a great job.

Sheldon Downey

President, Meeting Machines

You have questions. We have answers.

How can RFID and mobile credentials help my fitness equipment customers and their end-users?

RFID and mobile credentials enable your gym customers to quickly and easily log into and access their personalized fitness plans on compatible cardio machines.  Providing your customers with the ability to easily access, track and store their workout information provides a positive customer experience. The user’s RFID card or mobile credential can also be programmed to authorize or restrict access to the fitness facility, parking garage or locker rooms.

The fitness end user benefits from the convenience, simplicity and security of RFID and mobile user authentication.  To access the content, they simply wave their card, smartphone or smartwatch instead of remembering and entering a cumbersome password and PIN code.  As RFID and mobile credentials are contactless, it is hygienic—of increased importance and desirability in our virus-conscious age.

 

Why are ELATEC’s RFID readers the best choice for me (the fitness equipment manufacturer)?

ELATEC’s RFID readers are the most advanced available today. Their flexible architecture and open API enable firmware customization based on your fitness applications needs, the desired user experience and evolving security requirements.

ELATEC readers are certified for use in as many as 110 countries ELATEC readers support remote programming enabling instantaneous, simultaneous updating, eliminating onsite labor and associated costs. And ELATEC readers are “universal” in that they read all major transponder technologies worldwide—more than 60—as well as BLE and NFC for smartphones.

globally. Combined, this provides you with a virtual single-part solution that eliminate inventory management complexity, reduce life-cycle cost and ensure future-proof solutions for fitness applications.

Why are RFID and mobile credentials a better choice for user authentication on fitness equipment than the alternatives (e.g., PIN/password, mag stripe, bar code, biometric)?

RFID and mobile credentials have significant advantages over other forms of fitness equipment user authentication.

Passwords and personal identification numbers (PINs) can be difficult to remember and can be a burden on IT staff to change and manage.  While inexpensive, magstripe cards are susceptible to damage from wear and tear and they can accumulate debris which impacts the functionality of both the card and the reader. Biometric authentication can be an effective multifactor solution along with RFID, though that is subject to debate due to the question of hygiene with fingerprint contact requirements as well as privacy concerns with facial recognition technology.

RFID and smartphone authentication for fitness equipment is convenient, contactless and hygienic. The cards are durable and contain no personally identifiable information that could be lost or hacked. And with smartphone mobile credentials, not even a card is required. Just a downloadable app.

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