Press release from: 22 September 2016

Plastilam to Purchase Smartrac Prelams for Contactless Access Cards

Salem (MA, USA), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), September 22, 2016 – Plastilam, a major US-based provider of RFID hotel key cards, has contracted to purchase millions of genuine, secure Smartrac PRELAM® inlays for contactless access cards over the next three years.


Smartrac inlays provide a gapless proof of authenticity and origin for contactless cards and products. Hence, users can enjoy a maximum level of quality, security and reliability from their RFID-based products, without harming any of Smartrac’s Intellectual Property rights. Plastilam has been producing access cards for the hospitality market for 30 years, and PRELAM inlays will allow the company to continue providing high-quality, reliable, secure products for its customers.


Improved customer convenience and door lock security
Smartrac PRELAM inlays are fully compliant with EAL4+ Common Criteria and ISO International Standards, which have to be considered as prerequisites for interoperable products. Great customer convenience with vastly increased door lock security and minimum drop-out rates are just some of the many important product advantages delivered by this agreement.


“Our customers depend on us to provide the best solutions possible for their hotel key card needs,” says Plastilam’s Director of Sales, James McGuire. “With their state-of-the-art products and superior attention to quality, we are pleased to have Smartrac as a trusted partner. Our hospitality clients can rest easy knowing they are getting the best product coupled with outstanding service every time.”


Smartrac’s drive to expand the adoption of enhanced-security products in the global Hospitality, Leisure and Entertainment market led directly to the contract with Plastilam, which marks another important step in the market evolution for Smartrac and all its customers worldwide.


“The deal with Plastilam confirms that there is a clear trend towards enhanced security and extended services in the Hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment market. I’m very confident that we are going to drive and shape that trend for the benefit of hotel operators and their customers”, says Thomas Hitzer, EVP Secure ID & Transactions Business Division at Smartrac.


About Plastilam:
Plastilam is a manufacturer of custom plastic cards used in the Hospitality, Leisure, and Entertainment markets. Learn more about Plastilam at:


Media contact:
Jim McGuire
Director of Sales
800 600 3088


About Smartrac:
Smartrac is the world’s leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of RFID products and IoT solutions, providing both ready-made and customized offerings, suitable for a large number of applications. Smartrac makes products smart, and enables businesses to identify, authenticate, track and complement product offerings. The company’s portfolio is used in a wide array of applications: access control, animal identification, automated fare collection, automotive, border control, contactless payment, electronic product identification, industry, libraries and media management, laundry, logistics, retail, public transport, and many more. Leveraging its global R&D, production and sales network, Smartrac combines physical products with its Internet of Things platform Smart Cosmos, empowering the ecosystem of connected things. Smartrac has its registered headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter:


Media contact:
Smartrac Technology Group
Karin Fabri
Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing
Phone: +31 203 050 150 


PRELAM is a registered trademark of SMARTRAC N.V.


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