Tech Upgrade for Grande Dame

Combining the classic with the contemporary is the idea at The Roosevelt Hotel, a midtown Manhattan landmark. Known as the “grande dame of Madison Avenue” since it opened in 1924, the 1,015-guestroom hotel recently added 32-inch flat-screen televisions from LG Electronics, along with high-speed Internet access from Wayport.

Now visitors to New York, the city that never sleeps, can unwind on a distinctive Roosevelt bed and watch their favorite programs on state-of-the-art TVs. Meanwhile, each of the guestrooms, including the Roosevelt's 52 suites, features the latest HSIA switch, making both wired and wireless Internet connection available for a per-day fee. The hotel's 30,000 square feet of meeting space also feature a HSIA upgrade.

At Madison and 45th Street, the Roosevelt is a walk away from Fifth Avenue shopping, convenient to Grand Central Station and within easy reach of the East Village and the Lower East Side. Its revolving doors conjure an earlier, more elegant era befitting its inspiration, President Theodore Roosevelt. Its trendy new TVs and improved, faster HSIA put it right in step with today's faster, more demanding times. And its beds, with their rich foundation of triple-layered sheets and their five pillows, provide rest for the weary.
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Minibar Systems employs research and development and end-user applications to create minibar products that are feature-rich and make hotel operations easier and more profitable.
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American Metalcraft has added 18 more sizes and styles to its Birdnest Baskets line. The new baskets, like the rest of the line, are available in chrome, copper or black finished wire. They join an existing array of oval and round breadbaskets, fry baskets, sugar caddies, pedestal baskets and condiment racks. The baskets come in three sizes and stack nicely for storage.
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Footwear Line

The new Timberland PRO Black series combines advanced comfort and performance with Timberland style, enabling workers in the most demanding service environments to feel more confident in the job. The line incorporates the SafeGrip Sole, providing lightweight slip resistance and shock absorbency; a Scotchgard protector for stain resistance; Timberland's PreciseFit system that uses footbed inserts for optimal fit; and premium full-grain waterproof leather for a polished look.
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Luggage Carts

The four-wheel SICO luggage carts come in a variety of finishes, including polished solid brass, polished stainless steel or brushed stainless steel. They also feature a full wraparound rubber-edge bumper to minimize damage to the unit and your property. Each two-wheel unit folds open for greater flexibility and has an auxiliary brass hanger hook for garment bags.
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TOTO's 1.28-gpf High Efficiency Toilets (HETs) are WaterSense-certified and feature the E-Max flushing system, a powerful flush that saves 20 percent more water than a 1.6-gpf toilet and 63 percent more water than a 3.5-gpf toilet.
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Third-Party Warehousing

Audit Logistics Freight and Warehouse Management introduces auditable third-party warehousing. Clients will receive all warehousing charges at cost without any markup to the handling, storage and delivery. The service will also include a web-based perpetual inventory system.
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Communication Systems

The 200Mbps Telkonet Series 5 powerline communications (PLC) system provides a new level of sophistication and flexibility for commercial and industrial applications. It sets unprecedented performance levels for security, speed, quality of service and capacity, the company says. The Telkonet Series 5 can be used for digital video surveillance, implementations in the utility substation environment and harsh outdoor commercial installations.
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Plumbing Design

Symmons Industries introduces a web-based tool called Design Studio Live, which allows users to create custom looks for their commercial plumbing needs. Designers can create a unique idea for an exclusive fitting and receive 3-D models of their design within four days, metal prototypes in 15 days and delivered product for the property in 16 weeks.
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Wedding Arch

Meese Orbitron Dunne Co. introduces an oval colonnade arch system featuring smooth curves in a contemporary design that fully encircles the wedding party while showcasing the bride and groom under an elegant, curved archway. Rotationally molded of 100-percent durable polyethylene, the new arch system mimics the look of weighty natural cut stone, but each part is lightweight enough to allow one person to transport, set up and take down the system in minutes.
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HD Television

SunBriteTV introduces the new 4610HD, a 46-inch all-weather outdoor 1080p high-definition LCD television. It's designed with a corrosion-resistant, powder-coated aluminum exterior that protects the internal TV components from rain, dirt, insects and extreme temperature ranges. The watertight cable entry system and cable pass-through design ensures quick and easy connection to a wide selection of video inputs.
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Casual Furniture

Tropitone Furniture Co. added several pieces to its Cabana Club seating collection. The collection is unique because its frame is constructed with stainless steel rather than extruded aluminum. The new additions include a modular eight-foot round party lounger, a chaise longue, a sofa table and woven panels.
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