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Flyte Systems Partners with Digital Signage Provider Four Winds Interactive
to Provide Live Airline Flight Information
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Partnership powers potential new service offerings, adds vital travel information
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CHICAGO, IL May 27, 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, announced it has entered into an agreement with Four Winds Interactive, LLC of Denver, CO  to integrate its real-time airline flight information software solution with Four Winds Interactive’s digital signage software.   The Four Winds Interactive software platform is an easy to use digital signage system that enables users to flexibly customize content to meet their individual needs.  The software leverages familiar Microsoft programs and integrates with multiple live data types, giving the system a unique competitive advantage.  Flyte Systems’ partnership with Four Winds enables the companies to further increase the capabilities of the popular live data feature in the Four Winds software platform.

“Four Winds is a leader in the digital signage field and has consistently recognized that being first-to-market with new additional content and information that is valuable to the consumer creates an enhanced experience that drives sales,” said Brian Reynolds, president of Flyte Systems. “Delivering flight information to its clients will definitely add value to Four Winds Interactive’s product package, be it for hotels, convention centers, casinos or other industries.” 
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Brian Reynolds
Powering Powerful Products

According to Four Winds President David Levin, adding flight status information enhances his company’s product offering.  “Our software has a powerful capability to integrate with multiple live data sources and automatically output the information to the screen.  This enables our customers to display real time travel information for their guests which increases our competitive advantage, and also enhances the guest experience at properties utilizing the software for their digital signage networks.”

Four Winds is currently rolling out the Flyte product at the Renaissance Denver Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center. At the Hyatt Regency, four 40-inch LCDs and 20 15-inch meeting room signs will display live flight information.  Levin said, “Partnering with Flyte was a logical choice for us.  We are always working to align ourselves with companies that add value to our software and keep us true to our core objectives.  The Flyte product easily integrates with our software and offers useful information that automatically updates itself, keeping our clients’ digital signage networks accurate, fresh and compelling for their visitors and guests.”  

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 that 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.

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.

About Four Winds Interactive, LLC
Located in Denver, CO, Four Winds Interactive offers a full-service Interactive Digital Signage (iDS) software platform that turns LCD and Plasma displays into a flexible, reliable, easy to use digital signage network. With the iDS software platform, users get an easy to use digital signage system that demonstrates the flexibility to customize content and features to an individual client’s needs.  iDS leverages familiar Microsoft programs and integrates with multiple live data types, giving the system a truly unique competitive advantage.  From single sign implementations to enterprise-wide solutions, the software offers the scalability to expand at any time and still utilize only one content manager interface.  Offering a comprehensive feature set including a drag and drop user interface, multi-user security, broad content support, and interactivity, the iDS software package is a universal solution for any user’s digital signage needs.  To learn more about Four Winds, please log on to www.fourwindsinteractive.com.

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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

Four Winds Interactive
Erin Doherty, Marketing Manager
1859 York St
Denver, CO 80206 
(720) 259-5060 office 
(303) 916-1774 mobile
(720) 890-8008 fax 
(877) 204-6679 Toll Free 
Email:  edoherty@fourwindsinteractive.com

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

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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
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