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TeleAdapt and Sony®, Making it Easy for Hotel Guests to
Use their Portable Electronics with the In-room HDTV

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Sparks, NV, USA – January 8, 2008 – TeleAdapt proudly announces a vendor relationship with Sony® that will facilitate a high-tech, in-room entertainment experience for hotel guests across America. This vendor relationship gives guests the ability to experience their music, photos, videos and other multi-media content from their own personal portable electronics on a hotel room’s flat screen HDTV. 

Around the world, the latest trend in electronics is devices that enable people to take media content such as music, videos and photos, anywhere they go. Today’s hottest devices range from iPods to DVD players and from smart phones to digital cameras, most of which are multimedia enabled. And now, thanks to the TeleAdapt MediaHub™ and the vendor relationship with Sony, more hotel guests can enjoy their personal audio and video like never before. Guests can simply plug and play to experience their music, photos, movies, games, or computer documents on a state of the art Sony LCD.  The MediaHub™ solution is helping hoteliers offer their guests a higher level of comfort and entertainment by freeing them from using headphones and small screens during their stay. Ultimately, the offerings made available through this vendor relationship will enable hotel operators to help differentiate their property from the competition.
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Through this vendor relationship, Sony will provide its hospitality customers with an optional connectivity panel from TeleAdapt called the MediaHub™. The MediaHub™ creates an in-room connection point where hotel guests can seamlessly connect their laptop, iPod®, MP3 player, iPhone®, digital camera, camcorder, PDA, DVD Player and/or game console to a hotel TV and speaker system.  Sony has worked with TeleAdapt and tested the MediaHub™, to ensure compatibility with their hospitality televisions and will now begin offering it to hotels as an optional accessory for its TVs. This tested and proven compatibility can alleviate installation and usability concerns for hotel operators. 

In response to industry trends, last year Sony introduced high-definition professional-grade televisions designed for use in the hospitality market. Sony’s hospitality division is recognized for high quality electronics and an intrinsic knowledge of the industry. Thus, the company has chosen to work with TeleAdapt to offer an even higher level of technology and flexibility with additional features via the MediaHub™. Along with Sony’s high-definition TVs, the MediaHub™ will help hoteliers create the ultimate in-room entertainment experience.

“Our vendor relationship with Sony will benefit hotels by enhancing guest experience, thus increasing loyalty and providing additional ROI for the hotel’s HDTV investment,” said Gordon Brown, CEO TeleAdapt. “We know from working with hoteliers that guests are beginning to expect this level of in-room connectivity for work and entertainment just as they came to expect high speed internet. The offerings made available through our vendor relationship with Sony are a solution that can be purchased today and hotels can adopt.

TeleAdapt has developed custom MediaHub™ colors, shapes and designs to match Sony TV designs. Sony’s HDTV plasma screens and the MediaHub’s non-intrusive, sleek design compliment a hotel room’s interior décor. In addition, TeleAdapt, through Sony, offers flush mounted, stand alone, or under TV bracket installation for the MediaHub™. 

Sony’s hospitality division will offer sales, order fulfillment and customer and technical support for the MediaHub™, which holds all UL, CE and FCC certifications. For more information about TeleAdapt or the MediaHub™, please visit the company’s website (www.teleadapt.com) or call a regional customer service center:

TeleAdapt UK  +44 (0) 1923 810 200
TeleAdapt Americas  1-877-835-3232
TeleAdapt Asia   +852 2780 9020
TeleAdapt Middle East +971 4 3678283


About TeleAdapt - Keeping Your World Connected 

TeleAdapt (www.teleadapt.com) is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of connectivity products to the Hospitality Industry. The company’s aim is to help Hotels and their guests to stay connected, with an underlying company vision of; Keeping Your World Connected. Solutions include Ethernet connectors and audio/video connectivity devices that allow travelers to make the most of their portable devices and content while traveling. Today, TeleAdapt’s wired and wireless Internet solutions can be found in over one million hotel rooms world wide. Founded in 1992 by CEO Gordon Brown, TeleAdapt pioneered the introduction of the modem adapters, which made international dial-up connections possible. This advent in connectivity technology represented the first and only solution of its kind at the time. 

With operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, China, UAE and the Czech Republic, TeleAdapt's product lines include consumer electronics accessories, power solutions and connectivity products for the OEM, Retail and Hospitality sectors worldwide. Continually striving for unsurpassed quality, TeleAdapt has been awarded approved supplier status by internationally recognized hotel brands, internet service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Additionally, TeleAdapt's OEM/ODM engineering staff and product design teams have earned the group a Preferred Supplier Status with global computer and healthcare equipment manufacturers for over a decade.

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Contact:

Sherrille Galli
Marketing Manager
TeleAdapt USA
(775) 355-8585 x 303
sherrille.galli@us.teleadapt.com
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