Unveiling New Initiatives at HITEC® 2006
|CHICAGO (June 8, 2006) -- Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announced
its plan for showcasing, at HITEC® 2006 in Minneapolis, the results
of its past year of efforts to achieve systems interoperability.
Several of HTNG’s members who have implemented approved approaches will
be demonstrating these at the HTNG Booth #941
at the Minneapolis Convention Center on June 20-22.
New Product and Interoperability Demonstrations
Five new interoperability demonstrations are planned for 2006, plus the refinement of one that was shown in preliminary form in 2005. The new demonstrations will be:
HTNG members are sponsoring and participating in HTNG’s booth activities at HITEC. Gold Partners, most of whom are participating in one or more of the above interoperability demonstrations, include:
In addition, Newmarket International, OpenCourse Solutions, ReServe Interactive, and Wayport are participating as Silver sponsors, and will be happy to discuss progress and/or to provide demonstrations in their own booths.
New White Papers
Last year’s HITEC witnessed the release of two groundbreaking White Papers from HTNG, “Convergence: Hotel Technology for Today and Tomorrow,” and “The Guest of the Future: In-Room Technology Preferences Today and Tomorrow.” Continuing that tradition, HTNG’s In-Room Technology Workgroup will be releasing two new White Papers at HITEC this year.
The HTNG booth will also host several presentations, including integration case studies by members, sessions on the HTNG certification program, and presentations on the new White Papers. Additionally, key hotel industry CIOs and CTOs who serve on HTNG’s board of directors will be available on a published schedule at the HTNG booth to meet with members and prospective members.
About Hotel Technology Next Generation
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, and other industry members including consultants, media, and academic experts. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring open solution-sets addressing specific business problems to the hospitality market.
Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others. Currently more than 300 companies and individuals from across this spectrum are active HTNG members. Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. Specifications are released to the public domain when the workgroup has completed its work, typically after no more than 18 months.
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