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UNIGUEST Joins HTNG as a Platinum Member in Support of
Next Generation Technologies for the Hotel Industry

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Nashville, Tenn. - August 29, 2008 - Uniguest announced today that it has joined Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG™) as a Platinum Member.

“Joining an organization like HTNG™ is great for companies that are looking to develop a long-term model as a technology vendor in the lodging industry”, states Shawn Thomas, Uniguest’s Founder and CEO. “Uniguest’s goal aligns perfectly with the goal of HTNG in that future technology applications will require vendor companies working together to seamlessly provide end-to-end solutions. Since day one, we have maintained an open architecture that integrates into any application and we look forward to collaboration with other hotel industry technology leaders.”

Since 2002, Uniguest has been an early adopter of open source technology for providing security protection and ongoing remote support for a lodging property’s business center and/or lobby PC workstation. Today, while managing over 3,350 workstations internationally, Uniguest continues to maintain an open architecture that seamlessly integrates with other technology companies like high speed internet providers and content providers.

“When reviewing vendors to secure and manage our business center and lobby PC’s, having the ability to support and remotely manage while controlling costs was important”, says Ken Barnes, V.P. of Information Technology for White Lodging. “Remotely, Uniguest has been able to utilize our existing computer equipment while integrating with our high speed Internet provider. The process has been seamless without disruption to our individual properties.”

About Uniguest

Since 2002, Uniguest has been at the forefront of protecting, securing, and supporting public computer workstations found in hotels. Through open architecture processes, Uniguest is the largest support company of business center and lobby pc workstations in the United States and has national support agreements with multiple name-brand hotel chains.

About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, and other industry members including consultants, media, and academic experts.  HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards.  Where necessary, it also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Membership in HTNG is open to hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, academics, press and others.   Currently nearly 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption.  Specifications are released to the public domain as they are ratified by the workgroup.  For more information, visit www.htng.org.

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Contact:

Uniguest
Shawn Thomas 
1940 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210
info@uniguest.com
866.398.8729
 

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Also See: Uniguest - Future 50 Winner; Award identifies and recognizes 50 fastest–growing, privately held companies in Middle Tennessee / August 2008
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Uniguest ™ and PC Guardian ® Introduce USB Security Protection Device for Hotel Industry to Combat Data Leakage / August 2007
Print from your Mobile Device to One of Uniguest's Remote Printing-Enabled Automated PC's; HITEC Attendees and hotel guests throughout the U.S. can use their mobile device to send print jobs to remote printer-enabled PC workstations supported by Uniguest / June 2007
Uniguest Continues to Meet the Demand of New Security Standards for Automated Public PC Workstations in the Hotel Industry; Nashville-based Uniguest continues to fill industry-leading orders for its services of automated public PC workstations to the tune of over 2,000 workstations representing over 1,500 hotels / June 2007
Over 1,000 Hotels Trust Uniguest for Automated Public PC Computing / November 2006
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Uniguest Provides PC Clean Up and Remote Install of Its Hotel Business Center Security Software / October 2005
Uniguest Exceeds 500 Automated, Free to Guest Business Center Systems in Hotels / July 2005


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