Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


 

 
 

Flyte Systems Triples Size in First Year of Operations
Providing Airline Information to Aid Busy Travelers
.
At HITEC ’08 Flyte will cement leadership, build partnerships
to deliver real-time airline information
.

Chicago, IL June 10, 2008 – Flyte Systems, the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers and related businesses, has seen its sales triple in its first year of business, driven by the exploding trend of travelers demanding guest centric solutions that provide airline flight information and add confidence to air travel. 
.
Flyte Systems President Brian Reynolds points to the service differentiators and increased revenue stream his products provide to clients.  “In this current climate of challenging air travel, guests are demanding effective new ways to make their travel day go smoother,” he said.  “Not only do Flyte’s products deliver what guests want, many of our hotel and conference center clients have implemented some very creative options to assist stranded guests that also add to the bottom line.”

The next in-room coffee maker

The popularity of Flyte’s products, Reynolds says, can be summed up by one hotel general manager’s enthusiastic review.  “He called it the ‘next in-room coffee maker’ because his guests, who flocked to the FlyteBoard screen in the lobby every day, wanted to know when they would be able to get the information piped directly into their rooms,” said Reynolds, who was quick to note that option is already available through FlyteChannel. 

Airline information drives partnerships, growth
.


Brian Reynolds
Reynolds also credits Flyte’s impressive growth to a series of recent partnerships with leading digital signage providers, another field that is experiencing rapid expansion.  “Our product adds value to the digital content our signage partners provide,” Reynolds noted.  “It is easily integrated to digital technology and automatically updates.  It is truly an ‘add and go’ element that fills a very necessary need in today’s travel industry.”

HITEC highlights

In addition to its HITEC presence in Booth 351, Reynolds said Flyte Systems will also be providing conference attendees with boarding pass printing and delivering live airline information feed for flights at Austin International Airport to other booth locations on the floor in partnership with digital signage and in-room entertainment vendors.  “These partnerships clearly demonstrate how adaptable and valuable our product is,” said Reynolds, “and how much value it adds to other company’s offerings, particularly digital signage and entertainment providers.”  Reynolds invites attendees to experience first-hand the convenience and security they bring to a traveler’s day.

Real-time flight information

What sets Flyte Systems apart from other PC-based applications 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 and includes FlyteTouch, FlytePass, FlyteChannel and FlyteBoard. 
  • FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information via touch screens that display real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports. 
  • FlytePass uses FlyteTouch technology and adds free, secure boarding pass printing, packaged in an attractive all-wood kiosk.
  • FlyteChannel enables guests to view live airport arrival/departure screens from their in-room TV.
  • FlyteBoard is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
Many hotel properties also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers.  For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at www.flytesystems.com.

If you are attending HITEC 2008 in Austin, be sure to confirm your flight’s departure
information and print your boarding pass at the Flyte Systems’
booth # 351 to save time at the airport.

Flyte Systems will also be providing its flight information feed to digital signage provider DT Research at InfoComm 08 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 18-20.

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center and digital signage 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.  In addition to using Energy Star-compliant digital displays, Flyte products help significantly reduce energy consumption by eliminating unnecessary trips to the airport.  Customers include Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Hilton, Doubletree, Hotel Sofitel, Adams Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties and municipal airports.

.
 
 
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

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

.
.
Also See: Flyte Systems Partners with Digital Signage Provider Four Winds Interactive to Provide Live Airline Flight Information; Partnership powers potential new service offerings, adds vital travel information / May 2008
'The Belamar' Luxury Boutique Installs Flyte Systems in State-of-the-Art Business Center; Live airline flight information and boarding pass printing provide travel convenience for business guests / May 2008
Kokua Hospitality Signs Agreement with Flyte Systems to Install Airline Information Products in Five Hotels; Live airline flight information to provide travel convenience for guests / April 2008
Four-Diamond, IACC Certified Eaglewood Resort & Spa Installs Flyte Systems Products to Elevate Service; Shortened ROI proves value of airline flight information to guests and property / April 2008
Hyatt Rosemont Installs FlyteBoard Flight Information Display to Serve Traveling Guests; Hyatt gains ‘wallet share;’ guests stay on property longer when flights are delayed / March 2008
Annual Digital Signage Expo ‘Ripe for Content Providers in 2009’; Flyte Systems President Brian Reynolds sees three top trends emerging / March 2008
Flyte Systems Inks Agreement with Digital Signage Provider Digital Minds, Installs TouchQuest FlyteBoard at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center; Airline flight information enhances customer service at Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center, adds revenue opportunities / February 2008
Doubletree and Hilton Hotels at Seattle Airport Install FlyteBoard Airline Information Screens to Serve Business Travelers; FlyteBoards aid road-warrior guests with real-time airline information at two giant properties / February 2008
Supercharged Embassy Suites Turns Guest Perks Into Record-Breaking Year; Installation of FlyteBoard technology focuses on flier needs / January 2008
Marriott Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Hotel Provides Guests with Airline Flight Information from Flyte Systems; FlyteBoard screens in lobby aid airport-bound guests with flight times / January 2008
Tech Savvy Road Warriors Expect Travel Innovations from Hotels; The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport responds with real-time flight information in lobby / December 2007
The Chicago O'Hare Crowne Plaza Attracts Business with Unique Technology Perks; Focus on the business traveler includes real-time flight information / November 2007
Flyte Systems Installs Airline Flight Information Display at Javits Center for IH/M&R Show; Meet me at the FlyteBoard- IH/MRS attendees confirm airline flights on FlyteBoard in Javits Center lobby, make confident travel plans / November 2007
Sofitel Chicago O'Hare's European Style Embraces Guest Airline Services; The focus on amenities like FlyteBoard delivers a value-add for business travelers / October 2007
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Provides Guests with Airline Flight Information To Speed Their Travels; Real-time airline departure-arrival screens set The Westin Boston Waterfront apart / October 2007
Flyte Systems Installs Airline Flight Information Displays at Berger Hotels; Updated airline departure-arrival screens keep guests and revenue on property / September 2007
.
.

To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch
Home | Welcome| Hospitality News | Classifieds| One-on-One |
Viewpoint Forum | Industry Resources | Press Releases
Please contact Hotel.Onlinewith your comments and suggestions.