According to Hospitality Technology's 2014 Lodging Technology Study, more than two-thirds of hotels are planning to upgrade their networks in the year ahead. From meeting guests' bandwidth demands to installing IP-based operational systems, hotel connectivity is a top priority. Here HT magazine showcases two solution providers – Sonifi and INNCOM by Honeywell – that are focused on helping hotels leverage their networks for maximum investment. (Sponsored)
HT profiles the latest in hardware and software solutions from vendors serving both foodservice and lodging companies. Download the 2014 New Tech Showcase for more information on these innovative solutions which include: the latest in mobile POS and app technology; new customer service and loyalty platforms; cloud-based solutions for point of sale, property management and distribution; plus business intelligence and analytics applications.
Mobile access to information and transactions has already had a game-changing impact on hospitality, and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. With explosive growth in both customer-facing and employee-facing applications, mobile tools are allowing hotels and restaurants to streamline operations and improve performance on the back-end, and better engage guests and drive revenue through the front of the house. In this special report, HT puts a spotlight on new mobile solutions, detailing the special features, unique functionality, and differentiating capabilities of each.
Between the adoption of smart phones and the upcoming overhaul to U.S. credit cards (moving from magstripe to CHIP), merchants can expect to see a significant amount of innovation from POS and payment vendors. MICROS, for one, recently announced a global integration initiative with PayPal’s mobile payment options. And for tableside payment, Canada-based Eigen Development is showcasing its MiraPOS that reduces PCI scope and is EMV capable. Get the full details on these two solutions in this month’s Payment Tech Profile.
The point of sale is the major artery of businesses and as such it is a focal point for tech spending. The latest in hardware and software is a testament to the ever evolving needs of operators and the increasing demands for mobility, speed, efficiency and cloud-based options. This annual supplement showcases the latest options in hardware and software solutions that will revolutionize the point of sale
With the ever-changing payment landscape, security is a top concern for hospitality operators. In an increasingly mobile culture there are more touchpoints than ever that need protection from data breaches. This report highlights several of the latest additions to the security landscape that run the gamut from wireless networks, tokenization, encryption, and PCI requirements.
Guestrooms account for the largest portion of a hotel's technology budget. Not surprisingly, most hotels are funneling those guestroom investments into adding bandwidth, but several other technologies are ranked as high priorities in 2013. Among them are electronic locking systems and room control devices. In this technology report, HT showcases new solutions from three leading guestroom technology suppliers, including RFID/NFC-ready locks and a new all-in-one multi-media device for charging and playing guests' tablets and mobile phones
HT profiles new hardware and software solutions from a variety of vendors. Download the 2013 New Tech Showcase for more information on these high-impact products and solutions which include: the latest in POS and payments; new mobile workforce management platforms; back-office and enterprise solutions; a video wall solution; mobile hostess systems; and a guest experience platform.
Labor is the lifeblood of the hospitality industry. In this special report, HT takes a look at the cutting-edge technologies that are shaping how restaurants and hotels can manage all aspects of labor, from scheduling to payroll and everything in between. These leading advancements will help operators increase efficiency while improving employee satisfaction.
Mobility has become a necessity in hospitality. Both food service and lodging companies must address the demands of guests for increased mobile capabilities as well as the streamlining of operations that is possible with mobile technologies. This report showcases the leading solutions that will enable hospitality companies to efficiently operate and thrive in a mobile environment.