Hotels fight the battle against workforce miscommunication with six system trends that are efficient and undetectable by guests. Text massaging, Blackberry-type devices and WiFi connectivity top the list.
The latest releases in payment technology show continued focus on wireless and contactless solutions that promote payment security and efficiency. Cell phone enabled applications and wireless credit card readers are just some of the solutions on the market.
The trials for Hypercom's contactless cell-phone enabled payment solutions are currently underway in 12+ Australian retailers.
With only a few weeks left to 2008, Hospitality Technology looked at our data to countdown the 10 most read articles of the year. Point of sale, PCI and in-room technology are just some of the topics on this must-read list. Your peers have already read them, have you?
AT&T is set to acquire wi-fi provider Wayport in an effort deliver enhanced wireless access to nearly 20,000 U.S. hotspots.
The newly remodeled Crowne Plaza Glen Ellyn-Lombard brings Roomlinx's interactive Media, Entertainment & Business Solution to all guestrooms, including HD movies, high speed internet access, music, local news updates, business productivity tools, and more.
Situated in the Allegheny Mountain at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia sits the Greenbrier Resort. Facing the need to update lagging technological services, the Greenbrier decided on a major upgrade starting with the deployment of an in-building wireless solution to eliminate cellular coverage gaps. A year later, their system is flawless.
The Royal Resorts Group is now able to support high-speed wi-fi, video security and POS systems resort-wide through the recent installation of WLAN gear from BelAir Networks.
Boston's Copley Square Hotel installs a wireless networking solution from Colubris for free guestroom Internet access, and will serve as a platform for future wireless business applications.
A seven-year agreement between Club Med and Alcatel-Lucent to install and manage telephony systems begins with the update of 30,000 lines in the Paris corporate headquarters.