News for the Hospitality Executive
Bittel Announces UNO™, A New Communications
and Entertainment Platform
Company’s new product line combines
hotel phone, clock/radio,
and audio player interface in first-of-its-kind device
SAN JOSE, Calif. (October, 27 2009) --- Bittel Electronics, Ltd. today unveiled its new UNO product line, which combines – for the first time ever in the hospitality industry – a full-featured hotel room phone, an alarm clock/radio, and an iPod/iPhone/mp3 player audio interface. The new product line is designed to allow hoteliers in all segments of the industry to reduce the number of devices they purchase and deploy in guest rooms, as well as provide a significantly updated and contemporary design aesthetic. A free UNO product brief is available on the company’s website: www.bittelcom.com.
Bittel UNO is designed for hoteliers who are looking for ways to reduce costs, while continuing to enhance guest experiences through the use of innovative technologies. UNO enables cost cutting initiatives by allowing hoteliers to reduce the number of guest room devices they must deploy. As UNO combines a full-featured hotel room phone with an alarm clock/radio and audio player interface, hoteliers can replace two devices with one: UNO.
Key UNO Features
Innovative, Contemporary Industrial Design
Saves Money, Saves Space, Reduces Clutter
Convenient Audio Player Interface
High-End Audio Performance
A Complete Family of Solutions
Dean Compoginis, Bittel’s recently-hired chief marketing officer, comments “With the launch of UNO, we are introducing a completely new communications platform to the industry. UNO is a first-of-its-kind device that enables hoteliers’ cost-cutting initiatives, while simultaneously delivering a serious cosmetic upgrade to one of the most tired and bland devices in the guest room today, the phone. Frankly, we wondered why no one had done this before.”
“It’s an indisputable truth that guest room phone usage has declined dramatically over the last ten years,” Compoginis continues, “so why should hoteliers be forced to purchase a separate device just to deliver voice services in the hotel room? The UNO value proposition is simple: take voice services off of a dedicated device – the phone – and converge them onto another device in the room. We feel that the most obvious place to do that is the clock/radio. And, since the vast majority of travelers carry a variety of personal electronic devices with them, we also thought it made a great deal of sense to provide a convenient place for them to plug in their iPod, iPhone, mobile phone, or mp3 player. Having dual USB ports also provides guests with a convenient place to charge their mobile phone without hunting around under furniture for an electrical outlet. We think the industry will enjoy the new math: one plus one equals UNO.”
Availability and Pricing
The first UNO models will be available by the end of the first quarter of 2010. UNO pricing is not yet available, however the product is designed to sell for less than the combined cost of a hotel phone and alarm/clock radio with iPod docking station. Please visit www.bittelcom.com often for the latest updates, or to sign up for notification when pricing becomes available.