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|CALGARY, Alberta, Canada and KIRKLAND, Wash., June 26,
2007 -- Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (“Guest-Tek”) (TSX:GTK)
and MTM Luxury Lodging, have announced deployment of Guest-Tek’s OneViewtm
Media High Definition (HD) platform into Hotel 1000, a sophisticated, world-class
luxury hotel located in downtown Seattle and managed by MTM Luxury Lodging.
Guest-Tek’s deployment of OneViewtm Media HD platform delivers Video on Demand in High Definition (HD-VOD) with titles from major Hollywood studios to guest rooms at Hotel 1000. Guests are able to experience DVD-like functionality such as Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward and Book Marking as standard functions with the Hotel 1000 system.
Guest-Tek’s OneViewtm Media HD platform provides a complete 100% digital system able to support both IPTV, and Video on Demand in High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) formats. In addition, the system uses software based content security technologies that support industry standards for conditional access, encryption, and session based forensic watermarking.
“Guest-Tek’s deployment of the OneViewtm Media HD system into Hotel 1000 is a landmark to both our company and the hospitality in-room entertainment industry as a whole,” said Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-Tek. “Hotel 1000 is a perfect example of where the hospitality industry is heading and MTM Luxury Lodging has set the bar for other luxury hotels worldwide to emulate.”
MTM Luxury Lodging is an industry leader in developing future technologies in their managed properties. MTM’s Hotel 1000 provides advanced in-room technology on a fully converged IP network to improve the guest experience that is thoughtfully hidden in a relaxing environment with modern amenities like Guest-Tek’s OneViewtm Media HD platform.
“Our approach to bringing technology into Hotel 1000 was based on the belief that we need to provide a future-proof infrastructure to take full advantage of rapidly developing product for hospitality.” said James Simkins, Senior Vice President of MTM Luxury Lodging. “We chose Guest-Tek’s OneView Media HD solution based on the company’s industry leadership in the new HTNG industry standard, High Definition programming, implementation standards, speed of delivery, as well as their strong relationships with Hollywood’s largest studios.”
Guest-Tek’s OneView Mediatm HD system provides an advanced and intelligent High Definition set top box that supports MPEG2, MPEG4-AVC and VC-1. Digital content is delivered securely over Internet Protocol (IP) using industry standards for conditional access and content encryption featuring Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption technology, as well as aiding content protection from piracy with session based forensic watermarking. The additional value of this technology provides flexibility through a software-based approach to content protection supporting easy renew-ability, revocability, and even complete replacement - instead of costly and inflexible hardware based solutions that are dependent upon proprietary embedded hardware in the television.
OneView Media HD also provides Hotel 1000 with the industry’s first true High Definition (HD) user interface (UI) completely customized and tailored for the hotel’s brand using web-based industry standards and is powered by a fully functional embedded browser – breathing new life into Internet on television.
Guest-Tek (Toronto Stock Exchange: GTK) is the world's largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek's OneView platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales customer support to over 3,400 properties and over 505,000 rooms. The company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-Tek, go to www.guest-tek.com.
ABOUT MTM LUXURY LODGING
Hotel 1000 is managed by MTM Luxury Lodging as part of its collection of luxury properties including Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union, Wash.; Cave B Inn at SageCliffe in Quincy, Wash.; the Freestone Inn at Wilson Ranch in Mazama, Wash.; The Ivy Hotel in San Diego, Calif.; Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Wash.; the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club and Spa in Kirkland, Wash.; a conversion of the Charles Street Jail to The Liberty Hotel in Boston opening summer 2007; and the Bardessono destination resort hotel opening in Yountville, Napa Valley in spring 2008. For more information about MTM Luxury Lodging, go to www.mtmluxurylodging.com or Hotel 1000 www.hotel1000seattle.com
Arnon Levy, President & CEO
Geoff Clark, CFO
|Also See:||Guest-Tek and Magnolia Pictures Sign Multi-year License Deal to Offer Sneak-Peek or Day and Date Movies to Hotel Guests / July 2007|
|Guest-Tek and EchoStar Sign Multi-year Strategic Agreement for Hotels Nationwide / July 2007|
|Guest-Tek to Provide Wireless Internet Access to Hyatt Place™ Brand; Selected to provide service and support to all 80 corporate-owned Hyatt Place hotels by the end of 2007 / March 2007|
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