Hotel Information Systems, a division of MAI Systems Corporation (AMEX: NOW) and GlobaLoop? (a developer of Internet access solutions for the hospitality market) have signed a strategic agreement for the development and marketing of a G.Hotel? interface for HIS’s Property Management Systems - LodgingTouch?, Paragon+? and CLS ? Software.
The agreement calls for joint development and marketing of an integrated High Speed Internet access solution for hotel guest rooms, conference rooms, business centers and lobby kiosks. G.Hotel, GlobaLoop’s Internet access solution for the hospitality industry, is positioned with the highest take rate in the industry and offers a true plug-and-play experience for the hotel guest. HIS’s products are strategically positioned throughout the world in many leading hotels, resorts and lodging facilities. The collective market position of both companies combined with the talented resources at each company’s disposal, will contribute to the rapid development of the interface and enable an accelerated market launch of the G.Hotel integration to HIS’s well known Property Management Systems.
“Providing plug-and-play High Speed Internet access solutions has become an essential amenity for hotels in today’s market,” says Avi Miron, co-founder and VP for Business Development at GlobaLoop. “Together with HIS, we offer the right product at precisely the right time, and will deliver superior Internet access service to the great number of HIS’s satisfied customers worldwide.”
G.Hotel is based on patented technology, providing broadband ADSL Internet service for all access devices in the hotel, including guest laptops, televisions, Internet kiosks and conference room workstations. G.Hotel is designed to service hotels of varying budgetary requirements. No new wiring in the facility is required, nor is any new equipment needed for standard laptop connections, ensuring that G.Hotel delivers the quickest return on investment and the highest take rate. Personal laptops never need to be reconfigured in order to access the Internet from any G.Hotel-enabled Internet jack. Whether carrying a laptop, relaxing in front of the TV, attending a business conference or simply passing through the lobby, every hotel guest and visitor can enjoy simple and fast Internet access and e-mail.
“Our search for a partner who could deliver high-speed Internet access to our clients with minimal development, integration and capital expenditures, led us to GlobaLoop,” stated W. Brian Kretzmer, President of Hotel Information Systems and CEO of MAI Systems Corporation. “As a leader in enterprise automation solutions for the hospitality industry, we realize the value of incorporating all facets of revolutionary technology into our product mix and are pleased that we can bring G.Hotel to our clients in order to provide them with yet another tool for delivering superior guest service and amenities,” Kretzmer continued.