COLOGNE, Germany, February 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Acentic, a leading supplier of broadband systems and digital interactive TV (iTV) for the hotel industry, announced today the launch of its complete SMART Conference solution, including the SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard system, for hotels to enhance the interactive collaboration experience of business guests.
The first hotel to utilize Acentic's SMART Conference solution is the Crowne Plaza London - The City, with further customer installations planned for early 2012 among the 1,100 hotels Acentic serves worldwide.
With the launch of the SMART Conference and Meeting package for hotels, Acentic goes beyond a simple installation of in-room entertainment and broadband services in guest rooms. Hotels will see increased revenues from the innovative business models that can be applied with the new technology, such as bundling of conference services. This includes the complete technology in conference rooms, such as the SMART Board interactive whiteboard system, conference landing Internet page, AV technology, public displays and full engineer support.
With the integration of an exclusive smart whiteboard in the hotel conference areas, Acentic brings today's innovative touch technology into the meeting room while offering an all-in-one solution. Bulky flipcharts, external projectors and expensive stationery are no longer needed, providing delegates with a flexible communication tool that enhances productivity and interactivity without a significant increase in cost for guests.
Furthermore, SMART Board provides full convergence among all modern devices, including laptops, tablets and smartphones, for activities such as whiteboarding, web browsing and PDF viewing. The SMART Board also supports Acentic's green technology initiatives, as it is extremely low in energy consumption and eliminates the need for paper boards and note pads.
"Acentic is proud to be the first iTV integrator to launch such a complete conference solution including the SMART Board to hotels. So far such meeting room solutions were mostly promoted in educational settings or commercial companies but not hotels," said Richard Robinson, CEO of Acentic. "Our offerings increase the hotel's value by providing the quality technology for the conference area guests are accustomed to using at home, at a low monthly cost for the hotelier while increasing guest satisfaction."
"The features and capabilities of Acentic's conference solution and the SMART Board allow us to offer state-of-the-art technology to drive business collaboration and productivity," said Guarav Rai, Hotel Manager, Crowne Plaza London - The City. "With our location in London's financial district, this type of technology innovation is critical to meet the sophisticated needs of our executive guests."
About Acentic Group
Acentic is an international provider of high-speed Internet access solutions, digital TV services and hospitality-focused mobile apps to hotels. Acentic's digital content, technology, support and services deliver information and communication, as well as entertainment and revenue generation tools, via the hotel television, providing a unique communications system that meets the evolving lifestyles of guests. Acentic's broadband and digital TV services are in many of the world's leading hotel chains, including Accor, Dorint, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group, Maritim, Marriott, Movenpick and Starwood in more than 30 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit http://www.acentic.com.
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