Aptilo and PSAV Deliver High-Speed Wireless Internet Solutions for Scores of Properties in the Hospitality Sector
Long Beach, Calif. and STOCKHOLM – February 9, 2010 – PSAV® Presentation Services, the leading provider of audiovisual and event technology support to hotels, associations, producers and meeting planners worldwide, and Aptilo Networks, the global leader in integrated solutions for control of billing, user services and access in wireless networks including WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi, have partnered to deliver high-speed wireless Internet access solutions for PSAV’s customers in the hospitality industry.
Under the agreement, Aptilo provides their service management platform, with unrivaled bandwidth and access control technology. PSAV deploys this platform making use of PSAV Meeting Room Manager - an easy-to-use solution for its onsite teams in hotels and other conference venues to operate and manage high-speed Internet services. PSAV boasts a client base of more than 800 luxury hotels, resorts and conference centers worldwide.
“PSAV leads the industry in delivering the right technology for unforgettable customer experiences,” said Jason Guest, Account Manager, Americas, Aptilo Networks. “Meeting Room Manager combined with the Aptilo Guest Internet Access System offers PSAV’s customers a significant value-add to their clients, as well as a competitive edge.”
The combined Aptilo Guest Internet Access System™ and PSAV Meeting Room Manager solution is expected to be live at more than 60 hotels in the U.S. and Canada by March 2010. Partnering with Aptilo, PSAV reports smooth implementations resulting in near flawless availability of custom bandwidth services.
“The best feedback I get about the Meeting Room Manager service from this facility’s general manager is none at all,” said Richard Cook, an event technology specialist for PSAV assigned to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. “She [the general manager] knows it works because she doesn’t get complaints about the Internet connections here; it all just works so well.”
PSAV’s high-speed Internet access (HSIA) and network services offerings provide fast and reliable connections throughout the meeting and guest room spaces with a flexible solution to fit every need, which allows PSAV to provide integrated event technology and complete peace of mind.
“PSAV is committed to using the Aptilo platform as part of our HSIA solution simply because it’s the best product out there for our customers,” said PSAV’s Network Sales Engineer Matt Harvey. “The Aptilo platform gives us the ability to deliver highly customized solutions, creating added value for the facility and the end customer alike. We have been able to leverage the Aptilo platform to create a new approach to Internet services, generating new revenue streams and guaranteeing a quality user experience. Aptilo’s platform has been proven time and again in PSAV installations.”
PSAV developed Meeting Room Manager on the Aptilo’s Guest Internet Access System - a secure and cost-effective solution for providing temporary Internet access in a wide range of enterprises using vendor-neutral network infrastructure. The joint solution provides a platform to:
· Generate revenue – through premium services like tiered levels of bandwidth for different rooms and users.
· Empower users – onsite managers can start new sessions, add-on new users, change dates, generate vouchers and more, at any time, even from their mobile devices.
· Manage bandwidth – avoiding bottlenecks and delivering a superior quality of service.
“Our hotel partners are happy that the high-speed Internet services we manage improves their image as a modernized facility; the quality of service connectivity makes their guests happy and the new revenue streams make us all happy,” said PSAV Sales Manager Vanessa Real, for the La Costa Resort and Spa.
About PSAV® Presentation Services
PSAV is the leading supplier of audiovisual and event technology to hotels, associations, producers and meeting planners worldwide. PSAV uses the latest technology to provide creative solutions for nearly a thousand shows every day. With more than 800 offices in popular meeting destinations and distribution centers worldwide, PSAV is totally committed to making every live event an unforgettable experience. www.psav.com.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks is the global leader in integrated management solutions for control of billing, user services and access in WiMAX™ and Wi-Fi networks. Selected by premier business partners such as Cisco and HP, Aptilo has become the provider of choice for service providers, enterprises and municipalities in need of a rapidly deployable, scalable multi-service solution to easily manage data and voice services over these networks. From smaller installations to large carrier networks, Aptilo’s solutions have been deployed in more than 45 countries. For more information, please visit www.aptilo.com.
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Hillary Call, Public Relations Manager
Aptilo Networks AB
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P: (917) 414-9262
PSAV Presentation Services
P: (440) 930-5770