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Flyte Systems Partners with Digital Signage Provider EscapeWire Solutions
to Provide Live Airline Flight Information
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Partnership to encompass free-to-guest television and digital signage services



CHICAGO, IL January 27, 2009 –   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 EscapeWire Solutions, LLC of Buffalo, New York to integrate its real-time airline flight information software solution with EscapeWire’s digital signage and free-to-guest television services.  Launched in 2002 as a wireless network provider, EscapeWire has grown to become a one-stop shop for all information technology needs in the hospitality, education and other business sectors.  With the integration of Flyte Systems’ economical, subscription-based solution, EscapeWire further expands its comprehensive suite of services.

“Offering live flight information to customers is a logical next step for a growing company like EscapeWire,” said Flyte Systems’ President, Brian Reynolds.  “Because they are focused on servicing their clients with today’s most innovative solutions, Flyte’s software is a natural, and affordable, fit that delivers needed, and appreciated, information to travelers.”

Planning for Future Integration

According to EscapeWire’s President, Chris Hart-Nova, the company initially plans to integrate Flyte’s products into their digital signage offerings, and then quickly expand into the free-to-guest television services via FlyteChannel, Flyte’s in-room solution for hospitality guests.  Hart-Nova notes that integration possibilities exist throughout their service offerings and foresees rolling the Flyte product out in at least half of all the properties they currently service in First Quarter 2009.

“There are a lot of technology options in the hospitality industry, and properties need to offer the solutions that keep guests coming back.  Delivering flight information via strategically located digital signage monitors, or through in-room televisions, will be important in helping properties distinguish themselves and increase repeat business,” Hart-Nova said. 

Real-time Flight Information

What sets Flyte Systems apart from PC-based applications is the 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 and weather.

Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public:  FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel and FlyteTouch. 

  • 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.
  • FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing and can be provided stand alone or neatly packaged in an optional all wood kiosk or integrated metal kiosk, to match your décor.
  • FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
  • FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures 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.

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based 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’ 48-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, Adam’s Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties, convention centers and transportation centers.

About EscapeWire LLC
EscapeWire Solutions is a full service network solutions provider specializing in technology solutions for the hospitality industry.   EscapeWire designs and installs customized, expandable, Free-to-Guest (FTG) TV distribution systems including High-Definition programming, Digital Signage Solutions, High-Speed Internet access (HSIA) solutions, IP Surveillance/Camera Systems, IP (VOIP) Phone Systems, Structured Cabling, Website Design/Hosting and Managed Network Services including backup and disaster recovery solutions. We pride ourselves on providing our clients state-of-the-art solutions with exceptional customer service and support. Our technical expertise coupled with our hands on hospitality experience helps us to create solutions that solve real world issues within the hospitality industry today. EscapeWire currently has clients throughout the United States and Canada and has installed systems in several independent and branded hotels, conference centers, and universities including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hilton and Marriott.  EscapeWire is proud to be an associate member of the IAHI.

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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

EscapeWire Solutions LLC
Christopher Hart-Nova, President
617 Dingens Street
Buffalo, New York 14206
Phone: (716)893-4984
Email: sales at escapewire.com
www.escapewire.com
www.ewshospitalitysolutions.com

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

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