Although tiered bandwidth is a possible solution to the HSIA free-or-fee debate, a bigger question remains as to what will happen to HSIA in hotels in the future.
Hotel guest room locking and security systems are advancing rapidly. Hospitality Technology explores the benefits and drawbacks of some of the hottest locking solutions on the market today including RFID, NFC and more.
Seattle's Hotel 1000 worked with a nationwide provider of advanced communication services to install a fiber optics connection to the property, thereby enabling a 100MB connection to the hotel's internal fiber network. With this added connectivity, Hotel 1000's bandwidth has increased 20-fold and it is one of the first hotels in the U.S. to offer this type of broadband connectivity.
According to a blog posted by Google product marketing managers Ryan Hayward and David Kim, Google's new window decal initiative centers on a unique bar code, known as a QR code, that enables users to go up to a storefront and immediately find reviews, coupons and more through their mobile phones.
The Wendy's franchisee, RDR Foods, worked with BHI Advanced Internet to complete the installation of its SecureConnect solution remotely, which included use of the vendor's phone assistance service.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Airport West - Camp Creek will be able to offer its guests a comprehensive and interactive in-room entertainment system that features HD movies, high speed internet, free-to-guest television, business tools, world radio and TV and more.
Intelity's Interactive Customer Experience (ICE) now has the ability to run on Windows 7. The advances made to Windows 7 will aid the in-room solution by increasing system performance and reducing total cost of ownership.
Accor customers are now able to make reservations at 3,000 hotels worldwide directly from their iPhones. Plus a personalized service memorizes current reservations and favorite hotels, and then synchronizes them with iPhone contacts.
As part of the company's dedication to protecting credit card and customer information, Noodles & Company management says that they chose Trend Micro Deep Security because it enables them to achieve and excel in PCI compliance.
StarTech.com's Converge A/V VGA Video over Cat 5 Extender Transmitter and Receiver Wallplates offer operators a cost-effective alternative to video extension systems that rely on proprietary cable and connectors.