Direct Key Integrations: Rover Guide

Modified on: Thu, 21 Dec, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Applies to:          Rover PMS             Rover Overlay


Direct Key Integrations 

Rover Guide



Rover PMS supports three direct key interfaces: Saflok, Salto, and VingCard. The following article explains the setup steps for Rover PMS


IMPORTANT

  • Note that setup MUST happen in Rover as well as in the key vendor's portal (supporting material here). 
  • It is of critical importance that the Version Supported and Key Card Type Supported match the information outlined for each key card vendor. 
  • Additionally, mapping of rooms is sometimes required for key integration with StayNTouch. Mapping information can be found under Settings > Interface > External Mapping in Rover PMS.


Jump to a Section:

(1)  Saflok / Kaba: RFID, MSR, Remote Encoding 

- Version Supported: Saflok Version 4.0+

- Key Card Type Supported: MiFare 1K/MiFare Classic


(2) VingCard: RFID

- Version Supported: Ving VisionLine 1.16+
- Key Card Type Supported: MiFare Ultralight or MiFare Ultralight C


(3) Salto: RFID, Remote Encoding  

- Version Supported: Salto version 12.xx+

- Key Card Type Supported: MiFare 1K/MiFare Classic or Tagit 


(+) Room Mapping: Room mapping is required for room numbers where the formatting in the PMS and the key vendor differ. For example, if a room is configured in the key vendor system as 0405, but in Rover PMS the room is setup as 405, then the property's room numbers would need to be mapped in the PMS. 




SAFLOK / KABA


RFID Keys 


Step 1. Locate Direct Interfaces 

  • Navigate to Settings > Interfaces > Door Lock Interface > Direct Interfaces


Step 2. Configure Settings

  • Select the correct Safok Key Card Vendor from the drop down menu.


  • Include the following information in the spaces provided. 
    • Key System Access URL: http://xxx.xx.xx.xx/LensPMSWebService
      • Note that the "xxx.xx.xx.xx.xx" should be replaced with the public IP of the key server. 
      • The Public IP of the key server should be accessible from StayNTouch's public production IP: 146.20.40.30
    • Key System Access Port: 80 (Unless otherwise specified)
    • Key System Username: DummyUser
    • Key System Password: DummyPwd



Step 3. Select Key Cards 

  • Scroll down to the 'Supported key card types' section.
  • Check the boxes for the correct key card types. 
  • Saflok ONLY supports the following key card types: MiFare 1K/MiFare Classic



Step 4. Room Key Delivery 

  • Next, proceed to Settings > Rooms > Room Key Delivery.
  • Apply the following settings: 




MSR (Magnetic Strip Reader) 


Note: For MSR encoding, we will enable remote encoding. This will work in conjunction with the key encoder provided by the vendor. 


Step 1. Create a 'New' Key Encoder  

  • For setup of MSR key encoders, go to Settings > Interfaces > Key Encoders > Add New
  • The property needs to provide a description (i.e. any helpful information regarding the device itself). 
  • The property needs to provide an encoder ID (this should mirror the ID on the key server).
  • The property needs to provide a location (i.e. a note that explains where the key encoder will be located on property). 
  • Status (toggle ON). 
  • Save changes.




Step 2. Assign Encoders to Workstations 

  • Next, navigate to Settings > Interfaces > Workstations.
  • Choose Add New
  • Fill in the required fields. 
    • The 'Hue Light ID' field: Please ignore this setting. This is a custom field not related to key integration. 
  • Make sure to save these changes.




Remote Encoding


Overview 

  • Saflok is also capable of supporting remote key encoding. 
  • Encoders can be placed throughout the lobby to be accessed when it's time to print keys via iPad during check-in. 
  • Watch a video demonstrating remote key encoding here.


Step 1. Disable Mobile Key

  • Navigate to Settings > Interfaces > Door Lock Interface > Direct Interfaces.
  • Scroll down towards the section labeled IOS.
  • Enable Mobile Key: Turn OFF (toggle is left-facing and gray).




Step 2. Enable Remote Encoding

  • Then, on the same page, scroll down to Other Settings.
  • Check the box beside Enable Remote Encoding.
  • Click Save Changes.





VINGCARD


RFID Keys 


Step 1. Locate Direct Interfaces 

  • Navigate to Settings > Interfaces > Door Lock Interface > Direct Interfaces


Step 2. Configure Settings

  • Select the correct Vingcard Key System from the drop down menu.


  • Include the following information in the spaces provided. 
    • Room Key System Vendor: Vingcard 
    • Key System Access URL: Enter the Public IP of the key server. 
      • The Public IP of the key server should be accessible from StayNTouch's public production IP: 146.20.40.30
    • Key System Access Port: 4000 (Unless otherwise specified) 
    • Key System Username: N/A 
    • Key System Password: N/A
    • Number of Retries: N/A




Step 3. Select Key Cards 

  • Scroll down to the 'Supported key card types' section.
  • Check the boxes for the correct key card types. 
  • VIngCard ONLY supports the following key card types: MiFare Ultralight or MiFare Ultralight C



Step 4. Room Key Delivery 

  • Next, proceed to Settings > Rooms > Room Key Delivery.
  • Apply the following settings: 


Step 5. Save

  • Make sure to save changes at the bottom of the page. 





SALTO


RFID Keys 


Step 1. Locate Direct Interfaces 

  • Navigate to Settings > Interfaces > Door Lock Interface > Direct Interfaces


Step 2. Configure Settings

  • Select the correct Salto Key Card Vendor from the drop down menu.



  • Include the following information in the spaces provided. 
    • Key System Access URL: Public IP of Key server (allow access to our production server)
      • The Public IP of the key server should be accessible from StayNTouch's public production IP: 146.20.40.30
    • Key System Access Port: 7020 (unless specified otherwise)
    • Key System Username: N/A
    • Key System Password: N/A



Step 3. Select Key Cards 

  • Scroll down to the 'Supported key card types' section.
  • Check the boxes for the correct key card types. 
  • Salto ONLY supports the following key card types: MiFare 1K/MiFare Classic or Tagit




Step 4. MiFare Authentication 

  • If the property is using MiFare 1K/MiFare Classic for keys, scroll down to the MiFare Authentication section.
  • Please enter the following values: 
    • Authentication Key Types: Key B 
    • Key A: BCDEBFB3F275 
    • Key B: E09A90103E33
    • Sector Aid: N/A



Step 5. Room Key Delivery 

  • Next, proceed to Settings > Rooms > Room Key Delivery.
  • Apply the following settings: 



Special Requirements:


1. The hotel will need to update their Salto software to version 12.xx or above. Please contact Salto to obtain a quote and schedule the software upgrade. 


2. StayNTouch will send the integration activation card (SAM kit card) to the hotel. The hotel will contact Salto to activate the function remotely. The hotel must update the locks with the PPD after the integration has been activated. The hotel should return the SAM kit card to StayNTouch after completing the upgrade procedure. 


3. The hotel is required to acquire Mifare classic key cards (1K). These key cards can be provided by any vendor, however it is recommended that the property order keys from Salto or send their key samples to Salto for testing.



Remote Encoding 


Overview 

  • Salto is also capable of supporting remote key encoding. 
  • Encoders can be placed throughout the lobby to be accessed when it's time to print keys via iPad during check-in. 
  • Watch a video demonstrating remote key encoding here.


Step 1. Disable Mobile Key

  • Navigate to Settings > Interfaces > Door Lock Interface > Direct Interfaces.
  • Scroll down towards the section labeled IOS.
  • Enable Mobile Key: Turn OFF (toggle is left-facing and gray).




Step 2. Enable Remote Encoding

  • Then, on the same page, scroll down to Other Settings.
  • Check the box beside Enable Remote Encoding.
  • Click Save Changes.



ROOM MAPPING 


Room key mapping is required when the room number formatting in a key system differs from how the room numbers are saved in the PMS. In the example screenshot below, the key vendor (external value) requires a '0' between the last two digits in the room number, while in the PMS (SNT value) , the '0' is omitted. 


As a result, the following would be mapped in Rover PMS like so:



Step 1. Map Rooms

  • First, navigate to Settings > Interfaces > External Mappings.
  • Choose your specific key vendor (In this example we will be using Saflok Key System).
  • Click Add New.
  • Fill out the fields. 
  • Repeat this step for every room number. 



Step 2. Save.

  • Save your changes before navigating away. 




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