TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SHOWCASE
The PegsTour service from Pegasus Solutions automates bookings by wholesale travel companies and tour operators with multiple hotel central reservation systems. PegsTour accommodates the allocation-based nature of hotel bookings from these operators. Phone, fax and e-mail requests are eliminated, even for extra-to-allocation and extra-inventory requests. The differences between hotel and operator systems are normalized through one interface, achieving connectivity between very different hotel and operator technologies. Circle 110
Founded in 1997, NXTV represents a quantum leap in delivering digital and high-definition entertainment to hospitality. Its digital system transforms an ordinary TV into an interactive, dynamic and profitable asset, adding guest value and driving the bottom line. NXTV currently has more than 20,000 rooms, including hotels from some major groups such as Four Seasons, St. Regis, W, Omni, Le Meridien, Peninsula and JW Marriott. The Los Angeles company is owned by the Pivotal Group, an investment firm with a $1.5-billion portfolio of real estate, hotel and technology assets. Circle 111
The new S217D dimmer is a second-generation INNCOM wireless light switch with a sleek, modern look and raise/lower buttons. The buttons can be programmed to function as makeup-room/do-not-disturb displays. The dimmer replaces the standard hard-wired light switch and also can be used as a gateway to communicate with other INNCOM devices to control energy-management and online-locking systems. Circle 112
Teledex ExpressNet AirLink uses the patented ExpressPort under-phone adapter so it can be configured as a fast VDSL converter, an 802.11g wireless access point or a wireless bridge that provides a plug-in connection to a wireless network. By deploying a combination of AirLink wireless access points and wireless bridges, a hotel can install both wireless and wired high-speed service at a much lower cost than traditional deployment methods. Because the high-speed transport to the wireless access points is VDSL using conventional phone wiring, installation costs are much lower than typical Ethernet solutions that often require a major cable plant upgrade. Circle 113
The Bartech Combo Bar is a combination fully automatic minibar and guest refrigerator. With its patent-pending design, guests of every profile, especially traveling families and extended stay patrons, enjoy added value and convenience. Hotels can sell profitable, in-room refreshments with automatic control and efficiency, while offering guests a secure way to refrigerate their = food and beverages. This features 24-sensored product positions. Refrigerator accepts all product types/sizes including a quart of milk or a 1.5-liter water container. Circle 114
Since 1976, Interval International has led the vacation ownership industry with its hallmarks of quality and innovation. Interval has a global network of more than 2,000 resorts in 75 countries and serves its developer clients and 1.6 million-plus members through 26 offices in 17 countries. Interval provides a variety of exchange services and year-round travel-related benefits to enhance member vacation experiences. Headquartered in Miami, Interval International is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp, which also includes Expedia, Hotels.com and Ticketmaster. Circle 115
Enseo's Welcome Channel provides hoteliers a single system that can simultaneously display personalized and general information in guestrooms, hotel lobbies and conference areas. It can:
Inform guests of events happening in or around the hotel.
Provide meeting room information for guests attending in-house conferences.
Greet special guests and groups with a personalized welcome.
Include company or product sponsorships as a source of additional revenue.
Use the WebVU interface to display news, sports, and local weather information.
Welcome Channel software is simple to use, making it quick and easy to set up and maintain. Multiple areas of text, graphics, web surfaces and video can be displayed. Circle 116
HOTEL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Hotel Information Systems' epitome Enterprise solution offers an application framework and technology infrastructure that extends far beyond traditional property management or central reservation systems functional propositions. Central to epitome is the Corporate Information Portal containing a single, fully integrated and consolidated database of rates, availability, revenue management and customer information that will support any hotel company's day-to-day operational needs. Circle 117
NoBarriers specializes in systems integration services and solutions for the global hotel and travel industries via its Hotel Integration Switch. Using advanced, proprietary middleware and integration technologies, NoBarriers' Hotel Integration Switch allows two-way, seamless integration and data consolidation among hotel PMS, Sales & Catering, Internet, Reservations and other hotel systems. Founded in 1998, NoBarriers has developed solutions for hotel companies such as Starwood, IHG, Millennium-Copthorne, Sonesta, White Lodging and Affinia. Circle 118
GBCblue computers satisfy a frequently requested guest service amenity: secure Internet guest computing. Specifically designed to meet the demanding computing needs of today's travelers, GBCblue increases hotel revenue while generating repeat corporate and leisure business. Featuring leading Dell and Microsoft products, GBCblue offers an at-home or in-office experience using a highly secure, private, compact and easy-to-use PC. To eliminate downtime and maximize revenue potential, GBCblue is fully monitored and remotely managed by 24/7/365 Platinum-grade, live customer support. Circle 119
Count on VingCard and Elsafe for quality-driven, dependable and affordable electronic-locking solutions with PMS-interface capability and worldwide service and support. From traditional magnetic-stripe technology to sophisticated smart card systems, VingCard will customize the ideal solution to meet your property and guest needs. For more information visit www.vingcard.com. Elsafe, meanwhile, provides the only UL-listed (1037 for break-in) hotel safe series on the market today with advanced options such as digital keypad, mag-stripe card operation and internal outlet for recharging electronic devices. Elsafe customers also enjoy the same worldwide service and support. Visit www.elsafe.com. Circle 120
Combining its new Odyssey lock and MessengerTM system, SAFLOK has exceeded the luxury hospitality market's demand for design and technological innovation. Odyssey's sleek lines, curved edges and flawless finishes define distinctive elegance. Partnered with Messenger, however, this stand-alone lock becomes an unrivaled wireless centralized access network. By linking Odyssey locks to a central PC, properties can remotely monitor room access, disable keys, interrogate locks, perform diagnostics, even check batteries. Together, these products answer a property's most basic demands — fast check-in, guest convenience, and reduced labor expenses — while maintaining exceptional attention to guests' needs. Circle 121
LG Electronics' 42-inch Plasma Display boasts an integrated HDTV tuner, 1024x768p resolution and 5000:1 contrast ratio, providing crisp, brilliant HDTV images. The unit also has a 1500 cd/m2 brightness level, rendering an incredibly bright picture even in well-lit areas. The plasma display is equipped with multiple image sticking minimization features to prolong the life of the plasma. Particularly noteworthy is LG's technology that extends plasma panel life to 60,000 hours. Incorporating LG's proprietary XD EngineTM picture-enhancing technology, the display provides the most vivid and realistic viewing experience. The unit has built-in speakers and a removable stand. Circle 122
Why Business Express?
It's safe, fast, secure, available 24/7.
Takes the burden off your front desk.
Guests remain on property: no inconvenience of searching for a copy center.
Provides a high level of service without adding staff.
Generates ancillary income for your hotel.
Print an airline boarding pass
Access the Internet
Print an itinerary
Fax local, long distance and overseas
Make color or black and white copies
Connect their laptop to a printer
Upload documents to retrieve at your center with BEXPrint
Link to a local FedEx Kinko's for premium services. Circle 123
Eatec Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise back-office software and services for foodservice and hospitality. EatecNetX, Eatec's proven software solution, is recognized as a state-of-the-art foodservice management system that is centralized, scalable, web-centric and user-friendly for f&b operators of every variety. EatecNetX helps companies reduce costs and improve operational efficiencies, resulting in a quick return on investment. Eatec clients include restaurant chains, hotels, resorts, casinos, stadiums and arenas, convention centers, higher education, theme parks, airline caterers and supermarket fresh products. Circle 124
The IdScan Driver's License Card Scanner is the only scanner on the market that recognizes licenses from all 50 states. By using state-of-the-art technology, the reader will, within seconds of having a card inserted into the scanner, collect all data from the card front and place them in appropriate database text fields for easy storage and customized data management while also providing separate picture files of the cardholder's photo and signature. This is the perfect solution for increasing check-in efficiency while providing a quick and comprehensive way to collect guest information for loyalty programs and valuable market research. Circle 125
Miwa Lock has been making electronic card locks for hospitality since 1980. Its AL5H lock is designed to be a seamless locking and security system for all sizes of hotels, utilizing the latest in technology. Smart card technology now gives us the ability not only for the property to audit front desk equipment and lock (last 600 card entries) but also the staff cards, listing rooms staff have entered, time and date. This lock is built to exceed the highest mechanical and electronic standards available in the USA today and has passed the ANSI 156.25 tests for electronic mortise locks. The AL5H is designed to give hotels reliable and trouble-free operation for many years. Circle 126
Kaba, a worldwide leader in access control, announces the launch of ATLAS-Advanced Technology Lodging Access System, its electronic locking system for small, boutique-style hotels as well as upscale, full-service resorts. Web-based ATLAS can be installed on existing IT infrastructure. It easily interfaces with other systems and uses standard encoding and device support, making it an ideal fit for any hotel operation. ATLAS is scalable and can adapt to any size hotel, accommodating one to 50 check-in workstations. It also offers advanced yet easy-to-use auditing functions. Its ease of implementation and use are rivaled only by its security and state-of-the-art features. Kaba will partner with IBM for the system's computer hardware. Circle 127
Access-Plus on-line access control provides unparalleled security and services with real-time transactions, remote keying, remote auditing, alerts when a door is forced or left open and many other time-saving features and options. You can choose any combination of readers including mag-stripe, proximity and biometric. Soon, integration with CCTV, climate control and property mapping for enhanced capabilities will be offered. For more information, call Security Innovations at 1-800-899-7272 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Circle 128
Newmarket International's Meetingbroker provides an Internet-based data exchange solution for the industry's request for proposal sales channels. Spearheading the industry's functionality, MeetingBroker will help fill meeting space by seamlessly connecting the hospitality marketplace buyers and sellers electronically to negotiate booking more business. MeetingBroker leads are received electronically and accurately, resulting in dramatically increased conversion rates and customer service levels. Leads are automatically captured into MeetingBroker's databases for prospecting and enterprise Lead Management activities. MeetingBroker can talk to any lead generator such as Convention Centers and Visitors Bureaus, property web sites, chain or brand web sites or any site where a meeting planner can enter a Request for Proposal. With MeetingBroker, leads can automatically be pre-qualified and distributed to member hotels electronically. Circle 129
The SynXis Reservation Management System has a new look and feel. It also boasts easy-to-use navigation, interactive reporting and the most comprehensive channel management tools available in the industry. The unique Advanced Dynamic Booking Engine uses animated Flash technology for a unique user experience. Special features include: ability to upsell guests by displaying multiple room types and rate plans, optional customer profiles for repeat guests, and ability to book travel agent, promotional and package rates from the same booking engine page. Unlike other dashboards, the SynXis Dashboard gives hotel managers one place to view all relevant reservation data, including competitive rates, to react quickly to market changes. It has the ability to manage all rates, including extranet systems the property might be using, directly from the Control Center Dashboard. Circle 130
Hospitality Safe Corporation has completed testing its newest Challenger safe, the Challenger-IS. These operate and are controlled online. Jeffrey Goldstein, HSC president, says what makes the new functions more attractive is that everything is accomplished wirelessly so the safe can be controlled remotely. The safes can be turned on or off wirelessly through the Internet so properties can charge for their usage. The safes also report if they are opened or closed, eliminating situations in which a room's new occupant might find the safe locked. Circle 131
Expert in hotel, resort and condo-hotel management, IQWARE provides the IQWARE Global Hospitality Solution, a suite of powerful and modular applications to individual properties, management companies and chains. This comprehensive portfolio includes Property Management System, Condo Management, Resort Management, Central Reservations, Online Bookings, Point of Sale, Sales & Catering, Golf Tee Time Management and Spa Management. IQWARE offers a true partnership with hoteliers to provide complete and evolving solutions and in-house financing to meet their exact needs. Take a look. Let IQWARE be your technology partner. Circle 132
Brother International Corp. introduces the ultra-compact HL-2040 and HL-2070N, personal laser printers offering print speeds of up to 20 ppm and outstanding print quality courtesy of Brother's HQ1200 (up to 2400 × 600 dpi) resolution. Both are Windows- and Mac-compatible and feature a 250-sheet input paper capacity and USB 2.0 full-speed and parallel interfaces as standard. With the introduction of these models, Brother strengthens its offerings in the personal monochrome laser market segment, providing an economical, low-cost alternative to consumer color inkjet printers. The HL-2040 has an estimated street price of $149.99. The HL-2070N, with the same small footprint, adds a built-in Ethernet print server for sharing on home and home office wired and wireless networks. Street price of the HL-2070N is $229.99. Circle 133
Onity is the leading global provider of electronic locking systems, offering innovative technological solutions and services for the Hospitality, Education and Government markets. The company's ever-expanding family of electronic solutions today includes electronic locks, related smart card solutions, in-room safes, and Senercomm energy management solutions. Onity has an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. With innovative solutions specially designed to meet clients' changing needs, Onity continues to provide real progress — technological advancements in facility management for unparalleled convenience and time and cost savings. For more information on Onity's electronic hospitality solutions, visit www.onity.com. Circle 134
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