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SDI and TeleAdapt Sign New Distribution Agreement
 
TeleAdapt is now a distributor of iHome for the EMEA hospitality market

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LONDON, UK (July 23, 2009) – TeleAdapt is pleased to announce a new venture in keeping hotel guests connected.  SDI Technologies, Inc. has an agreement with TeleAdapt appointing them as a distributor of their iHome® iP9GRE clock radio for the EMEA hospitality region.  The agreement is reflective of TeleAdapt’s active efforts to expand its product line with a broad range of connectivity options for the hotel room space.
 
“We are excited to add TeleAdapt as a distributor as we widen our global reach for one of our most popular hospitality products, the iHome hotel clock radio,” explains Chris Gowdy, vice president of International sales for SDI Technologies.

The iHome iP9GRE hotel clock radio features include:
  • Wake or sleep to iPhone, iPod®, FM radio or buzzer.
  • Adjustable dock to accommodate all iPod and iPhone models without the need for inserts.  Also charges iPhone or iPod while docked.
  • Single–day alarm, ideal for the hotel environment.
  • High-fidelity stereo drivers in specially designed Reson8® speaker chambers deliver astounding clarity, depth, and power.
  • Hard wired line-in jack.
  • Gradual Wake and Gradual Sleep, increase/decrease Alarm/Sleep volume so as not to startle the user.
  • Bass, treble, 3D and balance controls for best sound.
  • Extra-large, backlit custom LCD Display with dimmer.
  • Plus one hour / Minus one hour switch for Normal to Summer time changes.
  • Backlit buttons.
  • Full function remote control with iPhone/iPod menu functions, an exclusive feature of iHome for the EMEA market.
  • Apple, Inc. approved: “Made for iPod” and “Works with iPhone”

TeleAdapt provides products typically found near a hotel desk or entertainment center such as wired and wireless Internet access points, power outlets and adapters, and multi-media connectivity to the in-room TV. The addition of the iHome clock radio for hotels stretches TeleAdapt’s scope to the bedside, or nightstand.
 
“TeleAdapt has proven to be the leader in hotel connectivity products and I am confident their expertise in hotel connectivity will lead to an exponential growth of hotel guests throughout EMEA docking, charging, waking up and falling asleep to their own music via the bedside iHome clock radio,” said Gowdy.
 
Hotels all over the world turn to TeleAdapt for cutting edge, hotel friendly technology that is proven effective in improving guest satisfaction.  TeleAdapt CEO Gordon Brown adds, “We are proud to partner with SDI to bring their iHome clock radio to market among our guest connectivity range of product.”

For more information on the iHome iP9 for the EMEA hospitality market, please visit www.teleadapt.com or call (877) 835-3232.

About TeleAdapt
TeleAdapt is the world’s innovator in designing guestroom products that help hotels keep their guests connected. Solutions include Ethernet connectors – the DeskHub range - audio/video connectivity devices  - the MediaHub range- power adapters, and consumer electronics accessories that allow travelers to make the most of their portable devices and content while traveling.

Today, TeleAdapt’s guestroom connectivity solutions can be found in over two million hotel rooms worldwide. Founded in 1992 and with operations in the United Kingdom; United States; Hong Kong, China; Dubai and UAE, TeleAdapt’s products serve the Hospitality, retail and OEM sectors worldwide – Keeping Your World Connected.

About SDI Technologies, Inc.
Founded in 1956, SDI Technologies designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of consumer electronics that are both innovative and high in quality. SDI's key product lines include alarm clocks, clock radios, portable speakers, and home audio systems. SDI has also launched its new iHome licensing program and has signed a variety of licensees in multiple categories ranging from computer accessories to lighting. SDI's key national brands include iHome, Timex, Bongiovi DPS, Harley-Davidson, Made for iPod, Works with iPhone, Designed for Zune, Made for Sansa, and Bluetooth.

SDI Technologies offers a wide variety of innovative products to the retail and hospitality trades, including alarm clocks, clock radios, speaker systems, and lighting fixtures under the Timex and iHome brands. SDI’s hospitality products contain numerous unique features, including Single Day Alarm, iPod Docking/Charging stations, Extra Outlets, Auto-Set Clocks, Preset Tuning Icons, etc., all of which are user-friendly and contribute to the enjoyment of the guest’s stay and to making their hotel rooms feel like home.

SDI's products can be found worldwide through virtually every distribution network in over 55 countries.


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Contact:

Cheryl McGinty
Partner Marketing Manager
TeleAdapt, Inc.
  +1 775.355.8585 x315
 F: +1 775.324.6656
Skype:  cherylmcginty

EMEA Media Contact:      
Matthew Needham
Group Marketing Manager
   Ph: +44 (0)1923 810 261
matthew.needham@teleadapt.com


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