SAFLOK launches Messenger ZigBee, an online bi-directional wireless access control system, at HITEC 2008. Properties can have the ability to control the in-room environment when occupied by staff and provide tailored customer service.
Teledex's DECT-based phones are hospitality-specific IP cordless phones and can be integrated with many IP-PBX systems.
LodgeNet, LG Electronics, Philips, and Panasonic partner to bring HD built-in and HD certified programs to hoteliers for faster, hassle-free installations and higher performing free-to-guest and video on demand solutions.
Lodgenet's suite is projected to provide greater choice for hoteliers according to management. New products include solutions for digital video on demand, IPTV, and free-to-guest and integrated HD hardware.
TheWit Hotel, located in downtown Chicago, enters into a partnership with Lorica Solutions and the ECD Company to build the Lorica Room Center. The Lorica Room will serve as a communications hub that will monitor all in-room technology.
The collaboration between the Control4 and Simplikate, announced at HITEC, is expected to result in a single solution that offers digital concierge services with affordable with hotel room automation.
News from HITEC: The Kessler Collection and Roomlinx agree on a five year pact to provide in-room high-speed Internet services. The instillation is set to begin with the opening of The Bohemian Hotel Asheville at Biltmore Village in December.
At HITEC, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces announced the selection of Wayport as the preferred high-speed Internet access provider for their three U.S. locations. Wi-Fi service will be available in guest rooms, meeting rooms, and hotel common areas.
Ember and Bartech team up to provide hoteliers with remote monitoring of real-time changes to in-room mini bars and cooling units. The Web-based software can monitor the shelf-life of products and notify staff of cooling malfunctions.
Seattle's Hotel 1000 opened in 2006 with one of the industry's first fully-converged IP networks, and since then has continued to exceed guest and industry standards for IT innovation. In this exclusive interview with the hotel's management company MTM Luxury Lodging, HT offers the inside scoop on how Hotel 1000 is leveraging its network with new applications that wow guests and offer many happy returns.