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Dometic® Becomes Sole AutoClassic Distributor
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ELKHART, Ind. - Dometic Corporation and Minibar Systems have ended their joint venture designed to dually distribute the Dometic AutoClassic fully automated refreshment center. Dometic is now the sole distributor of the AutoClassic worldwide. As the manufacturer, Dometic will continue to service the AutoClassic and its customers, regardless of who installed the system.

“We appreciate the partnership we had with Minibar Systems,” said Hans Disch, Dometic’s vice president and general manager of the lodging division. “As the industry leader in refreshment center innovation and support, we look forward to working with all our AutoClassic customers and introducing them to the latest fully automated technology that we have developed to further meet their needs.”

Dometic’s fully automated refreshment centers save time and labor costs. The latest offering, the HiPromatic, features the first truly wireless fully automated refreshment center system. By utilizing plug-and-play installation, the HiPromatic works free of cables or wires, allowing the hotel to place the refreshment center in any location. The unit uses its own mesh network, DOMESH, based on ZigBee technology. It features an independent wireless data transfer, so the hotel does not need to operate the system with an existing local wireless infrastructure and the refreshment center does not take up any of the hotel’s bandwidth. Wireless continues on the outside with virtually limitless ambient shelf configurations that provide additional merchandising outlets and only require electrical power.

Dometic is a leading international supplier of specialty products and systems for increased comfort away from home. Dometic provides recreation vehicle, pleasure boat and special refrigeration systems for use mainly in the leisure industry, the hotel sector and in medical markets. Dometic has achieved leading global market positions by focusing on its strong customer relationships and developing innovative solutions. Dometic has production facilities in ten countries, its own sales and marketing operations in 17 countries plus approximately 65 distributors globally.

For more information, contact Peter Kuzyk at Dometic Corporation, P.O. Box 490, Elkhart, Indiana 46515, 800-301-8118, www.minibar.com.

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Contact:

 Tiffany McLaughlin
 National Sales & Marketing Coordinator
 574-389-3781

 Meagan Church
 Bj Thompson Associates
 574-255-5000, ext. 507

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Also See: Dometic® Introduces the Latest Wireless Refreshment Center Innovation / November 2006
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