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Tharaldson Communications Inc. Is StayOnline's
First Premier Solutions Partner
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Tharaldson to Provide StayOnline’s Managed Network Services to Current and Future Customers

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Atlanta – January 9, 2006 -- Two of the nation’s leaders in hospitality communications are joining forces in a unique partnership.  Tharaldson Communications Inc. (TCI), a premier provider of telecommunication services to hotels and resorts, announces its collaboration with StayOnline, the leader in the wireless high-speed Internet access (HSIA) space in hospitality.

As of January 1, Tharaldson is the first StayOnline Premier Solutions Partner, providing StayOnline’s premium managed network services to its current and future customers.

“Getting StayOnline’s product and services into our portfolio was a natural for Tharaldson,” said Jim Senger, Vice President of TCI.  “With StayOnline’s fully managed high-quality networks, world class service and support added to our deep expertise in all things telecom, our customers can now go one-stop shopping for their telephone and wireless infrastructure.

“StayOnline’s services are standardized on the Cisco platform, the best available, and they are the only vendor with a vision of looking forward toward the full integration of hotel systems on an IP-based network.  As TCI expands our offerings and grows in the future, partnering with the most experienced provider in this space makes perfect sense to us.”

The relationship between TCI and StayOnline is a dynamic step forward in linking two highly successful teams in telecom and IP-related services together to better serve the hospitality industry.  In operation since 1997, TCI currently offers its telecom solutions to more than 1800 properties. StayOnline’s footprint extends to more than 600 hotels across 30 lodging brands.

“StayOnline is a preferred provider throughout many of the brands our customers own and operate,” said Senger.  “That was another crucial decision factor for us.”

“We are proud to partner with a company with such a rich history in hospitality and telecom,” said Antonio DiMilia, President and Chief Executive Officer of StayOnline. “We see our solution providing their hotel customers with seamless Internet service for their guests as well as unlimited future uses of the wireless network for both back-end support and guest amenities.”

About StayOnline®
StayOnline's wireless High-Speed Internet solution is installed in over 85,000 guest rooms in more than 600 hotels and resorts across North America. StayOnline meets the highest quality standards and is Intel® Centrino verified. For additional information on StayOnline, visit www.stayonline.net .

About Tharaldson Communications Inc.
Tharaldson Communications Inc. offers telecommunication services to the hospitality industry nationwide. TCI works exclusively in the hospitality industry, serving property management companies as well as independent owners.  The company currently has its telecom solutions in more than 1800 hotels.  TCI sells, installs and supports a complete line of hospitality telecom solutions including IP-PBX, HSIA, Call Accounting, Voice Mail, and Digital Video Recorders/Cameras. Fore more information, visit www.hotelphones.com.


 
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KPK & Co.
404-636-9311
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