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Flyte Systems Inks Agreement with Digital Signage Provider Digital Minds,
Installs TouchQuest FlyteBoard at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
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Airline flight information enhances customer service at Donald E. Stephens
Convention and Conference Center, adds revenue opportunities
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CHICAGO, IL - February 26, 2008 –  Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport flight information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, announced it has partnered with digital signage solution provider, Digital Minds Inc., to install FlyteBoard, its real-time airport travel information display screen, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center in Rosemont, IL. The partnership enables the companies to increase the scope of information they provide to conference attendees, expands revenue generating opportunities, and enhances the service offerings at the Stephens Center.

“Digital Minds, Inc. is an innovator in the digital signage field that continues to maintain a competitive lead over other providers by delivering flight information to clients,” said Brian Reynolds, president of Flyte Systems. “The TouchQuest FlyteBoard implementation at the Stephens Center marks another successful partnership for Flyte Systems with an innovative digital signage company to deliver its services.” 

Convention Center Provides Live Airline Information

“The addition of Digital Minds’ TouchQuest FlyteBoard with real-time flight information enhances our visitors’ experience and ensures the Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center is at the forefront of integrated technology in the industry,” said Stephens Center General Manager, Christopher R. Stephens.   With its location near Chicago O’Hare Airport and within walking distance to several high-end hotels, the Stephens Center hosts over 1.5 million people each the year.

“We are in a new age of digital communications in a world ruled by the clock,” said Joseph P. Fiduccia, president and CEO of Digital Minds Inc.  “I see strong demand for the FlyteBoard solution because travelers value a service that enables them to view real-time airport travel information and confirm the status of their flight prior to departure.”  Fiduccia notes that integrating FlyteBoard with TouchQuest provides a split-screen solution where a portion of the display can also be allocated for revenue-generating sponsorship opportunities.  “We look forward to integrating with FlyteBoard at many future installations.  No other company provides this service today.” 

FlyteBoard, developed by Flyte Systems, is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen that the Stephens Center installed in its lobby area to provide attendees with ‘glance-and-go’ convenience for confident travel planning.  What sets FlyteSystems applications apart from other PC-based systems is its ability to post accurate real-time airline flight arrival and departure information, not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that do not list delays caused by:

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Crew availability
  • Weather
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public that includes FlyteTouch touch screen kiosks that display real-time arrival and departure information; FlytePass, which adds free, secure boarding pass printing to FlyteTouch kiosks; FlyteChannel for in-room viewing of airline information by hotel guests; and FlyteBoard’s flat-panel HD screens for lobbies, restaurants and other public areas.  FlyteSystems products may display information from one or more airports.  Flyte Systems applications are often used by properties to generate increased revenue streams with innovative marketing approaches to the distressed traveler. 

For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website

About Flyte Systems

The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of airport flight information displays for the hospitality and convention center industries and related businesses.  It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes.  Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day.   Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 47-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses.  Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines.  Customers include the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Touch Quest, Marriott, Days Inn, Hilton, DoubleTree, Hotel Sofitel, and Crown Plaza hotels, independent properties and municipal airports. 

About Digital Minds, Inc.

Digital Minds Inc., founded in 2002, is a software development firm specializing in digital solutions and interactive media to facilitate multiple vertical markets. Digital Minds Inc., at the forefront of interactive services and digital media displays in high traffic areas, set out to modernize the way information and services are provided to the consumer public.  Through the creation of TouchQuest® and additional media solutions, Digital Minds Inc. offers modern day products/services to enhance the experience and knowledge of visitors and guests. These markets include hotels, convention centers, airports, college campuses, healthcare facilities, commercial office buildings, and additional points of interest with captive audiences.  For additional information regarding products and services, visit www.touchquest.com.

About Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center

The Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center is located in Rosemont, Illinois, less than five minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.  The Stephens Center spans nearly one million square feet of space (including the flexible Conference Center), and welcomes more than a million visitors annually to more than 100 tradeshows, conventions and events.  Rosemont is a premier destination for commerce, entertainment and hospitality which is also home to Allstate Arena (18,500 seats) and Rosemont Theatre (4,400 seats). With a population of 4,200 residents, Rosemont welcomes an average 50,000 visitors daily to its facilities and/or world-class hotels. 

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Contact:

Flyte Systems
Debbie Kalish, Account Executive
3515 Martens Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (877) 463-5983
Email: Debbie.Kalish@flytesystems.com
www.flytesystems.com

Digital Minds
Joseph P. Fiduccia
President, CEO
Digital Minds Inc. 
TouchQuest.com
Phone: (773) 851-5104
Email: jfiduccia@touchquest.com
www.touchquest.com
 

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 
Susan L. Prather, APR
PratherPR
slprather@msn.com
(312)371-5137

Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.
julie@softscribeinc.com
(404)256-5512
http://www.softscribeinc.com

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