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| DENVER, CO – July 1, 2009 – Roomlinx, Inc. (OTC: RMLX), the
innovative supplier of hospitality in-room Interactive TV products, has
chosen as the winner of the International Technium Challenge, a global
planning competition sponsored by the Technium
network of business incubators and International
Business Wales (IBW).
Roomlinx beat finalists from Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, Korea, South Africa and France in an intensive selection process, which involved presenting detailed business plans. In addition to one year of free office space in a Wales, U.K. Technium, Roomlinx will receive a business support package including legal, marketing and business counsel as it expands in Europe.
The Technium Challenge, established in 2003, identifies and supports innovative businesses with exceptional growth potential. Geraint Jones, head of IBW Americas, said, "Roomlinx was a stand out candidate from the beginning of the competition, with its impressive proposition for expanding into the U.K. market. IBW and Technium look forward to assisting this forward-thinking enterprise with its plans to build a sustainable international business in Wales.”
The U.K. is an attractive market because the Ryder Cup will be held in Newport, Wales, in 2010 and the Olympics in London, England, in 2012, both creating demand for hotel rooms and the services that Roomlinx provides. The company will have time to ramp up to provide the services hotels want to draw the attention of guests.
“The honor of winning the International Technium Challenge is an enormous stepping stone for Roomlinx to expand into Europe, beginning with the U.K.,” said Roomlinx CEO Mike Wasik. “Recognition from an established international competition, where we were pitted against other worldwide innovators, serves as further validation that the Roomlinx platform is a universal evolution of in-room media.”
Roomlinx was recently designated the official in-room media solution for InterContinental Hotels Group, and was named IBM’s “Hotel-in-a-Box” solution, which offers a suite of cutting-edge technologies to hotel managers.
Technium is a network of innovation centres in Wales, U.K., supporting the growth of technology companies. Technium includes a network of state-of-the-art facilities across Wales served by the latest information technology and fibre optic bandwidth capabilities. Inside Technium, companies are supported by a team of business and technical support staff and have access to specialist laboratory facilities and communal networking areas. For more information, visit www.technium.co.uk.
About International Business Wales
International Business Wales is the economic development arm of the Welsh Assembly Government with the responsibility of helping international corporations locate operations in Wales, and with promoting international trade by Welsh businesses. IBW can assist businesses in finding suitable properties in Wales for their operations, help them in finding employees and in obtaining financial assistance from the Welsh government, when appropriate. For more information, visit www.ibwales.com
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IBW Media Contacts:
April NicholsJohn Mulqueen
(212) 620-7100 ext. 219
(212) 620-7100 ext. 229
Roomlinx Media Contact:
made a Part of IBM’s “Hotel-in-a-Box’ solution; Roomlinx is an approved
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/ June 2009
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NC; Roomlinx completes Interactive TV installation in all rooms /
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|The Kessler Collection Announces Partnership with Roomlinx to Provide In-Room Entertainment and HSIA Services for New Hotels in Development; Five year pact with owner, developer & management group of luxury boutique hotels begins with opening of The Bohemian Hotel Asheville at Biltmore Village in December / June 2008|
|Roomlinx' Media, Entertainment and Business Solution Featured at HITEC's GUESTROOM 2010; Interactive, in-room solution hailed by experts as the 'latest and greatest' technology! / June 2008|
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