Flash PARCS Release Notes

Release 3.17.5.1

Deployment Date: April 4, 2024

Enhancements

Room Number field now searchable for monthly accounts in Flash Admin portal

Enhancement to the admin portal monthly account search to allow for searching by Room number (hotel). Additionally, the returned results will display the room number similar to the unit number.

 

Allow Multiple MiFare Card Encoding Types (only 2)

This feature enables support for multiple Mifare cards, particularly useful during a transition period for PMS locations when different keycard types are being phased out and replaced. The inclusion of the mifare.test file on the kiosks facilitates this transitional phase. Once the location completes the transition to using only one type of keycard, the mifare.test file can be safely deleted from the kiosks.

Here is the list of codes for each mifare type available in the portal.

  • Ving / Miwa = 20:1
  • Miwa 9 = 20:2
  • Assabloy = 20:3
  • OnQ Saflok = 8:4
  • Marriott Saflpok = 4:5
  • Onq Saflok Ultralight = 4:6
  • Saflok = 8:0

 

Run the Sign/Monitor totally on HTTPS

Allow the Sign App / Flash Status Monitor to connect via Https to meet the requirements of a Locked down firewall.

 

Gate Only User and Vend page

A new Admin Portal role named “Gate Only” has been introduced. This role grants access to a new Vend Page within the Admin portal allowing the user to Vend gates to one specified location. 

 

Skip PMS Self Park lookup for OnQ as it never returns a valid account

Since the OnQ card interface only adds the cardID to the hotel key,  if the monthly account is not found when scanning the key,  then do not inquire the OnQ server, since all we know is the card ID vs the reservation or room number from the key.   This is currently returning all invalid responses.    We will also now know if parking is enabled so do not make this query to OnQ.

 

PMS (OnQ, Micros) Logging – Log File Days to save

This will allow the ONQ PMS INTERFACE BINARY to create daily midnight-to midnight log files.  Times inside the logs may be UTC but the file will be local from midnight to midnight.  It is hard coded to 60 days of log files, then the oldest file gets deleted.

 

Flash App fully HTTPS

Allowed the FlashApp to connect via HTTPS in compliance with the requirements of a locked-down firewall.

 

Flash App Closed Only By Task Manager

The Flash App can now be closed by clicking the X on the top right of the window instead of requiring the App to be closed via the device Task Manager. 

 

Fixes 

Kiosk Login Issue Using Enter Key

Resolved a kiosk-level issue where, upon logging in, hitting “Enter” on the keyboard after inputting the username and password resulted in the username being replaced by “0.00.” This issue has been fixed, and users can now log in without encountering this error by manually selecting “Enter” on the screen.

 

Alter the Flash App asmx to use the Validator Account instead of the Bulk Validator Guid

When utilizing the Flashapp for bulk printing validations, the Validations and Coupon Audit report displayed “BULK VALIDATOR” as the user, instead of showing the actual user who logged in to the Flashapp and printed the validations.

To address this, the system will now capture the validator ID if it is present, instead of defaulting to “BULK VALIDATOR.” This change ensures that the report accurately reflects the user who initiated the bulk printing process in the Flashapp.