Meeting Machines integrates ELATEC’s RFID TWN4 MultiTech Nano module to enable contactless meeting room check-in and control in a stylish all-in-one display.
Meeting Machines wanted to create a stylish, Windows-based, meeting room door display that would combine LED lights, Power Over Ethernet (POE), touch-screen scheduling, and contactless RFID-based meeting check-in. “We saw an opportunity to build a very high-quality, industrial-grade solution. We chose ELATEC to be the RFID provider not only because of the quality and the high service level but also because of the programmability and the multi-function capability of the TWN4 MultiTech Nano module. The very small size of the module enabled us to have a flush-mounted, attractive solution,” explained Sheldon Downey, President, Meeting Machines.
To integrate an RFID reader into a slim, lightweight display unit that can be mounted to a wall or window without taking up too much space. The reader had to work with a Windows-based operating system, accommodate a variety of RFID card technologies, and meet all physical design specs.
The Meeting Machines meeting room display met a market demand for a streamlined, integrated device that eliminated the need to mount and connect separate touch screen displays, RFID readers and LED occupancy indicator lights. The slim device is a stylish improvement to corporate conference rooms that supports fast and easy check-in using employee issued ID badges. Meeting Machines selected the TWN4 MultiTech Nano over competing technologies because it allows them to accommodate the many different card technologies their Fortune 1000 customers use, including those of multi-national clients. They also cited ELATEC’s outstanding service and technical support, which enabled them to customize their firmware and get to market quickly.
“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 at Meeting Machines
With the TWN4 MultiTech Nano remote programmability, as Meeting Machines’ business expands, they will be able to push new features and capabilities out to their client base remotely, avoiding costly touch labor. The new system is already taking off, and Downey is excited by the possibilities he sees in the continued partnership with ELATEC. “Fortune 1000 companies want quality, style and customer service. That meets perfectly with ELATEC’s capabilities.”
ELATEC is a world leader in the design and manufacture of highly configurable RFID readers for user authentication in access control and authorization applications. Their multifunctional readers can be programmed to support a broad range of RFID technologies and applications.