On Command Signs Agreement with Best Western

On Command Corporation,
announced today an agreement with Best Western International, Inc.,
whereby the hotel chain will market and sell On Command’s video-on-demand,
pay-per-view equipment to its 2,200 independently owned and operated
properties.

Under terms of the deal, Best Western International has a three-year
exclusive right to distribute to U.S. Best Western-branded hotels On
Command’s video-on-demand digital in-room entertainment systems, which
include On Command’s Roommate(TM) and MiniMate(TM) platforms and
Canvas(TM) software.

“This is an important step for Best Western and On Command,” said Stephen
Guillot, vice president of system sales for On Command. “The majority of
BWI properties do not offer any form of on-demand in-room entertainment.
With On Command’s digital system and satellite update capability, we bring
the full benefits of increased revenue from hundreds of movies, short form
television shows and music programming to BWI hotel operations.”

On Command’s proprietary Canvas software and menu system bring a number of
key benefits to the on-demand, pay-per-view system. Launched in February
of this year, and now operating in nearly 200,000 hotel rooms, Canvas
provides a user interface that improves menu system navigation and speed
of presenting content to the hotel guest. The system also operates On
Command’s Motion Control technology, which enables hotel guests to pause,
rewind, fast forward and save movies, which creates a better environment
for watching movies on-demand.

“We evaluated several options for our hotels,” said Rich Bennett, managing
director of Best Western Supply. “On Command has the most advanced menu
system software in terms of communicating all on-demand services available
to hotel guests. We are extremely excited that we have found a
video-on-demand technology solution that meets our brand standards for
years to come.”
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