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The New Kiosk: Walkwire and Workspace Integration Technologies
Partner to Bring Revolutionary Public Internet access and
PC Solution to US Hospitality Industry
Fully managed Lobby PCs, Boarding Pass PCs and Automated Business Centers
find their perfect complement in the stylish new Powerdesk product line

San Francisco, CA – June 14, 2007 –The days of bulky and cumbersome Kiosks are over thanks to a new partnership between Walkwire, a leading provider of fully managed Lobby PCs, Boarding Pass PCs and Automated Business Centers and Workspace Integration Technologies, the leading US distributor of Powerdesks to the hospitality industry.  The Walkwire Powerdesk by WIT is a stylish complement to any hotel lobby or guest room, while presenting the Hotel Guest with a familiar and comfortable environment to access the internet, print boarding passes or use a comprehensive suite of office applications. Fully managed by Walkwire with a comprehensive suite of services, hotels can ensures that this resource is always available, constantly monitored, updated with the latest applications, and most importantly, secure, without taxing the hotel’s staff.

“I knew there had to be an option besides standard kiosks for high-end hotels,” says Gregor Gomory, Director of Sales and Strategic Partnerships for Walkwire, ”hotels spend millions of dollars renovating their public spaces and then end up with a kiosk that sticks out like a sore thumb and that’s not right.  Not only are Powerdesks beautiful but there is a model that’s perfect for any decorating scheme from the most cutting edge modern design to very traditional models.”

The Powerdesk solution hides away the bulky PC tower case and wires, creating a clutter-free and attractive computing environment. The PC is mounted within the dead space of the desk, hidden but with full functionality retained.  A guestroom or public space Powerdesk enhances décor while providing all of the connectivity that guests expect from an automated Internet Kiosk adding elegance and functionality matched to the hotel’s decor.

The Walkwire Powerdesk by WIT combination is a cost-effective alternative to kiosks.  With the PC tower case and all cables securely hidden away inside the desk and out of reach, PC damage and theft is virtually eliminated. At the same time, the Walkwire Powerdesk by WIT integrates a standard PC, making it extremely cost-effective, flexible and easy to install. “With Walkwire’s fully managed automation software installed on a Powerdesk, and wrapped into Walkwire’s comprehensive suite of services, hotels can now be completely comfortable with the look and feel of their public area PC-based internet access as a complement to their brand and image.    “With the Walkwire/WIT partnership, Hotels now have a complete solution that makes sense” states Nola Zoch, VP Operations, Workspace Integration Technologies.

In addition to providing a critical guest amenity Lobby PCs, Boarding Pass PCs, and Automated Business Centers can be a valuable income generating tool at no cost to the hotel.  “The whole point of our software and service solutions is to give Hotel Managers and staff an effortless turnkey solution…they’re in the business of running a hotel, not a business center,” says Gomory.  “Guests are happy that they have unlimited access to the internet and General Managers are happy that the Powerdesk fits so seamlessly into their hotel’s décor and Walkwire ensures hassle free 24/7 operation…it’s a no-brainer.”

Although already popular in Europe, the new partnership between Walkwire and WIT is the first time that automated PCs and high-end furniture have been integrated in the U.S. “It just makes sense,” says Gomory.  ”Our goal is to keep 100% of hotel guests happy 100% of the time and to maintain brand standards at all times…our partnership with WIT helps us accomplish this.”

See the Walkwire Powerdesk by WIT at Guestroom 2010
and Booth 1251 at HITEC 2007



About Walkwire LLC
Walkwire is a leading provider of Automated Business Centers, Lobby PCs and Boarding Pass PCs to the Hospitality Industry.  Their fully managed turnkey solutions provide hotels with a valuable and necessary guest amenity increasing occupancy, guest satisfaction and repeat business.  Walkwire offers a full suite of products designed to ensure that the unique requirements of each property and brand are met in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible.  From the simplest Lobby PC to the most complex, custom-designed Business Center or guest room PC, Walkwire provides the tools necessary to keep guests online…all the time.  Walkwire’s entire product line includes 24/7 support, system refresh technology, and a comprehensive customer service plan. Walkwire offers its products and services Free-To-Hotel for qualifying hotels under revenue-share plans or Free-to-Guest with low-priced monthly maintenance plans.

For more information visit our website at www.walkwire.com or call our sales department at 415-558-8845.

About Workspace Integration Technologies (WIT)
Workspace Integration Technologies is the leading US distributor of Powerdesks for the Hospitality Industry. By providing furniture with integrated computer technology, WIT takes the future of workspace computing environments to a new level with Powerdesks. Powerdesks are sleek and sophisticated computing environments, free of wires and clutter, and suitable for all environments.  WIT offers several Powerdesk models that are perfect industry solutions for Hospitality, Education, Office/Home Office, and Transportation.

For more information visit our website at www.witintegration.com or call our offices at 214-722-7556.

* Powerdesk freemote™ is a trademarked product of Powerdesk Technologies, Inc.

Contact:

Gregor Gomory
Director of Sales and Green Business Initiatives
Walkwire LLC
415-839-8358
gregor@walkwire.com
www.walkwire.com

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