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Onity Announces First European Installation of the New HT RFID Electronic Locking System

OIARTZUN, Spain, June 26, 2012 – The Silken Amara Plaza Hotel, designed by world famous architect Peña Ganchegui, has chosen to upgrade to Onity’s latest locking technology, the HT RFID electronic locking system, providing maximum security for all162 of its luxury rooms.  HT RFID is the latest addition to the existing HT product line.  Onity is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
 
The Amara Plaza Hotel first installed the Onity HT22 electronic locks in 1992 and later upgraded to the HT24 locks. The hotel is extremely happy with the Onity system, valuing its reliability and ease-of-operation. Following current market trends, the hotel was looking to update the existing locking system to contactless RFID technology.  The European region has rapidly adopted RFID as it provides a more modern and pleasing aesthetic to hoteliers.
 
“Hotel Silken Amara Plaza is committed, above all, to ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction by offering comfort, service and quality in a relaxing atmosphere,” said Raul Fernandez, director, Silken Amara Plaza Hotel. “Onity’s product reliability and excellent service have been instrumental to achieving this in the past, and we entrust them again to upgrade our locks to the latest market technology.”
 
Onity’s HT RFID replaces traditional magnetic stripe technology with radio frequency identification technology, eliminating the need for physical contact between the card and the reader. 
 
“Onity’s HT locking Series is our flagship product and HT RFID allows current HT customers to quickly and easily upgrade from traditional magnetic stripe technology to RFID, which is rapidly becoming the global standard for contactless cards,” said Borja Ibarrondo, managing director, Onity – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “A contactless solution, the HT RFID lock offers the option to use multiple credentials such as wristbands and key chains.”
About Onity
Onity supports the hospitality, commercial, education and military segments with a full spectrum of products that include electronic locks, electronic safes and energy management solutions. Onity is headquartered in Duluth, Ga. and has assembly operations in Mexico and Spain.  Onity locking systems are used by customers in more than 115 countries around the globe. Onity is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For information about Onity’s electronic security solutions, please visit www.onity.com.
 
About Silken Amara Plaza  
A modern, functional hotel, the Silken Amara Plaza offers excellent access to all major attractions in town, such as the famous La Concha beach and Kursaal Conference Centre, which hosts the International San Sebastian film festival.  Always endeavoring to offer the best environment for its guests, the Amara Plaza is committed to art, featuring special spaces to house works signed by famous artists such as Daniel Canogar, Daniel G. Verbis and Stephen Dean. The hotel will also play a key role in 2016, when the City of San Sebastian becomes the European capital of culture. Visit www.hoteles-silken.com for more information.