INNOVATIONS IN HOTEL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

High-Definition TV

Sharp introduces a high-definition AQUOS LC-TV designed for the hospitality industry. The 32-inch AQUOS LC-32HT2 combines Sharp's LCD technology with built-in LodgeNet and On Command, as well as nStreams, NXTV and SeaChange pay-per-view interfaces. Circle 76

Coffee Makers

Four-cup commercial coffee makers from Classic Coffee Concepts are said to provide hotter, faster and better coffee. Models CC40 (white) and CC43 (black) each provide one hour to shut-off, non-stick warming plate, pause & serve, a large pour-in water reservoir and more. The stylish black model CC43 model is now available with a stainless steel decanter as model CC43S. Circle 75

Bathroom Products

The curved ARC shower bar from Merlin Mfg., and made by Arcs & Angles, comes in stainless steel and chrome finishes. The rod can be trimmed for a custom fit. Also available are Hookless shower curtains. They are offered in fabric, fabric and vinyl and vinyl, with a variety of options for colors and patterns. Circle 77

Fastener

The Master anchor installs in any wall substrate and is said to never loosen. It mounts heavy mirrors, bathroom accessories, shelves, towel racks, window dressing, headboards and more. Fastener is constructed of stainless steel and fire-retardant structural plastic. Circle 78

Custom Bathroom Fittings

Symmons Industries announces its Signature Design Studio, a design process that allows architects, designers and engineers to quickly and easily craft unique bathroom fittings for any project. The level of participation is up to the customer — they can work side-by-side with Symmons, or simply give direction via phone, e-mail or fax. The benefit of the design studio is fast turn-around, claims the company. Circle 79

ATM Design

ATM Systems provides custom ATM solutions to world-class hotels. Clients include Host Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, Starwood and more. The company offers increased revenue share, exceptional service and a first-class image. Circle 80

Ice Equipment

Hoshizaki says its new DKM-500 Serenity Series hotel icemaker and dispenser is 35 percent quieter than other hotel dispensers. The unit can produce up to 466 pounds of ice per 24 hours, will dispense 13 pounds per minute and store up to 200 pounds. The firm's HoshiGuard Antimicrobial Agent reduces opportunities for cross-contamination. Circle 81

Card Scanning

Card Scanning Solutions has launched a website, www.card-reader.com, which showcases CSSN's line of optical character recognition and identification products featuring the IdScan driver's license and passport scanners, the Scanshell.net modular scanning application, the Signishell biometric signature pad and other scanning solutions. Circle 82

Outdoor Receptacles

United Receptacle introduces Avenue by Howard Products steel outdoor receptacles. The design is inspired by elegant wrought iron of yesteryear, with steel mesh detailing and strong vertical rails. Four models range in size from 16- to 46-gallon capacities. Circle 83

Hair Dryers

Several Andis hotel and resort hair dryer models now include ionic technology. Ionic conditioning breaks apart water molecule clusters into micro-fine particles, as the water penetrates the hair shaft. Damaged hair is repaired and revitalized, says the company, resulting in a softer, smoother and shinier finish. Circle 84

Contemporary Lighting

W2 Architectural Lighting introduces Architectural Elements, a new family of contemporary pendants crafted with a sleek, contemporary design and scale for large, challenging spaces in hotels. Shades are offered in four styles, with glass trim in a variety of colors. Circle 85

Single-Cup Coffee

The single cup coffee solution from Java One allows operators to avoid glass bowls while offering a gourmet coffee small batch roasted in Seattle. A variety of blends, roasts and flavored coffees are available, in addition to hand-picked teas. Circle 86

Asset Management Systems

Mintek Mobile Data Solutions offers automated asset management software in its Lodging Asset Management Suite, including its WinTrack PM, Maintenance Portal, Asset Director, Work Order Kiosk and Alerts. Mintek's systems are currently used in 300 hotels throughout North America. Circle 87

Fiberoptic Lighting

Fiberoptic Lighting, Inc. introduces its Mango Bay mural for tropical themes in spas, hotels, bars, restaurants and more. The background mural was originally an oil painting that was enlarged using digital technology. The mural measures 60 by 74 inches and uses four illuminators. Circle 88

Water Sports Board

Water Ventures introduces its Yo Bro Board, which allows non-snorkelers to enjoy coral reefs and marine life from the comfort of a glass-bottom paddle board. People of all fitness levels can crank the two wheels to glide through the water. Circle 89

Glassware

KWARX glassware was designed by Cardinal International parent, Arc International. KSWARX uses an advanced material that claims three main features: transparency, luster and strength. KWARX is initially offered in the Mikasa Hotel & Restaurant collection. Circle 90

Waste Receptacles

United Receptacle has expanded its Silhouettes line of waste receptacles to include two rectangular models. These models are designed to fit flush against a wall to reduce obstruction in high-traffic areas. The large model features a 12-inch depth and 40-gallon capacity, while the small model features a 10-inch depth and 25-gallon capacity. Circle 91

Wireless Wristband Alarm

The Safety Turtle Wireless Wristband Alarm is a combination of wireless signal-outfitted wristbands and a wireless base station receiver that sounds an alarm the instant a child falls or ventures into water. The base station can be positioned anywhere between poolside and 1,500 feet away from the pool, depending on model selected. Circle 92

Beverage Dispenser

Animo presents the newest model of the OptiVend range. For large capacities there's the OptiVend High Speed. The high-speed beverage dispenser has a capacity of 915 cups or 110 liters per hour. Circle 93

Sponge

The eXpunge Plus is available from HOSPECO. Made from a combination of sponge and melamine, eXpunge Plus eliminates dirt by lifting it from most hard surfaces. Just moisten sponge with tap water and scrub. The white melamine erases stains. The green sponge in the center retains moisture for continuous activation. No cleaning chemicals are required. Circle 94

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