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New VSi Product/Service Enables Hotels to Deliver
Secure Computer Rental to Guests
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VSi rolls out Rent-A-PC™, a solution for hotels that want to make laptop computers
and software applications available on a rental basis without the hassles 
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. — JUNE 16, 2008 — Vertical Systems, Inc. (VSi), a global leader in guest-services technology for the lodging industry, is adding another product to its growing line of solutions designed to help hotels serve the growing needs of their business-traveler guests.

Sunnyvale-based VSi is now rolling out Rent-A-PC™, a product/service solution to problems long associated with renting laptops computers to guests.

“Offering laptops for guests to rent has been a big challenge for hotels because a hotel staffer has to ensure that all previous user data and files are removed and the laptop is ready to be rented to the next user,” said VSi President Saeed Kazmi. “Sometimes it can take a hotel IT person hours to scrub a system and get it ready for the next guest. VSi's Rent-A-PC™ takes all of these headaches out of laptop rental because Rent-A-PC™ is built using VSi's FreshStart™ Technology."

FreshStart is VSi’s proprietary security software that purges all user data and resets the laptop to its original state in less than a minute with a single click.

“With Rent-A-PC™, a guest can keep the laptop as long as he or she needs it—a few hours, a day or a week,” Kazmi said. “Data is secure on the laptop just as it would be on a PC. The best part is that, at the end of the rental period, the guest or hotel staff clicks on an icon and the rented laptop instantly becomes a fresh machine—all the guest’s data is purged, and total security and data protection is assured.”

Another attractive feature of Rent-A-PC™ is that VSi makes it possible to not only rent a secure laptop, but various applications as well. Depending on the size, certain applications or patches may be remotely uploaded to the laptop.

“Think about it—when business travelers are going to a meeting, there is always a need to make that last-minute change to a presentation or proposal,” Kazmi added. “Most business travelers nowadays carry their documents on a mobile storage device—and now they can rent a laptop to update files or connect to the Internet while they’re on the go. There is no longer a need for guests to carry their own laptop along. In short, Rent-A-PC™ affords maximum mobility and flexibility for business travelers.”

Rent-A-PC™ features include: 

  • Pre-loaded Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer and other popular software applications 
  • User documents and personal information are totally secure during and after rental period 
  • FreshStart™, VSi’s proprietary security software, purges all user data and resets the laptop to its original state in less than a minute with a single click 
  • 24/7/365 live, toll free customer support 
  • Full product warranty and maintenance
“VSi’s Rent-A-PC™ is a product and service that business guests are demanding—and now they can have it,” Kazmi said. “Hotels now can offer their business guests a laptop that has all the features and security of their home or office PC—and that’s an excellent way to increase guest satisfaction and enhance your reputation as a forward –thinking business hotel.” 

For information on more of VSi’s wide range of products and services, visit the VSi Web site at www.ver-sys.com
 

About Vertical Systems Inc (VSi)
Vertical Systems, Inc. (VSi) is the worldwide leader in providing guest services technology and solutions to the hospitality industry. Its products, which are aimed at serving the growing needs of business travelers and mobile users, include automated business centers, Wi-Fi hotspots, kiosks and in-room technology. VSi's products are sold through channel partners that include major hotel chains, broadband and wireless service providers, audio-visual service providers and large system integrators. For more information, please visit our website at www.ver-sys.com. VSi contact: marketing@ver-sys.com. VSi is a privately held corporation based in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company's revolutionary software and system architecture uses FreshStart™ (proprietary technology developed at VSi) to create computers ideal for multiple users and remote situations. VSi solutions are backed up by 24/7 tech support.  Automated Business Center operators can provide reliable, virus-free, state-of-the-art computer systems to customers with zero maintenance.

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Contact:

Barb Worcester
President/Principal
PRPRO
Tel: (440) 930-5770
barbw@prproconsulting.com

Shaukat  Anjarwala
Marketing Manager
Vertical Systems Inc.
Tel: (408) 752-8100 x106
shaukat@ver-sys.com

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