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UniguestTM and Thinix® Form Strategic Partnership

Partnership will bring next generation of products and services
to lodging, healthcare and restaurant sectors

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  (May 18, 2010) – UniguestTM, a provider of print, technology and specialized services globally for the lodging, restaurant and healthcare industries, today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Thinix®, a leading developer of touchscreen user interface, secure computing and embedded solutions for the lodging, healthcare and education markets.  The companies will be working together to develop selected new technology for Uniguest’s clients.
 
“We have been searching for the ideal technology development partner to expand our solutions and ultimately benefit our customers,” said Shawn Thomas, CEO and co-founder of Uniguest.  “Thinix fits the bill. Its products are the perfect complement to ours. In the upcoming months, we will be announcing our next generation of products and services. Many of them will be co-developed with Thinix.”
 
“Given its leadership position, it was a natural choice to partner with Uniguest to enhance our footprint in hospitality and other markets,” said Don Van Oort, Thinix’s Chief Technical Officer.  “Uniguest is devoted to providing technology and services that enhance the offerings of its customers, and we at Thinix are honored to work with another market leader that has the same goals.”
 
Uniguest’s products include custom-printed publications, security software solutions, self-serve kiosk solutions, digital signage, advertising sales and help-desk computer support.
 
Thinix’s offerings include secure computing technologies, kiosk software, touchscreen infotainment and entertainment systems, enterprise management platforms and conference and meeting room systems for the hospitality, healthcare, education and industrial markets.
 
“We look forward to even more innovation and growth in the future with Thinix as one of our software and hardware partners,” added Thomas.

About UniguestTM
Based in Nashville, TN, Uniguest is a diversified company providing print, technology and specialized services globally for the lodging, restaurant and healthcare industries. Products and services include custom-printed publications, security software solutions, self-serve kiosk solutions, advertising sales and help-desk computer support.

More information is available at www.uniguest.com or follow the company on facebook.com or twitter.com.

About Thinix
Thinix is wholly owned subsidiary of R & D Industries, Inc., a 26-year-old technology research, development and engineering firm with a focus on software development, OEM software and hardware solutions, user interface technology, teleconferencing, embedded systems architecture, cryptography, network and PC security architecture, as well as cloud computing and virtualization solutions.  Thinix technology is installed worldwide in hospitality, education, government, healthcare and agricultural applications.  More information is available at www.thinix.com or follow the company on twitter.com.



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Contact:

Rosemary Kelly
Marketing and Communications Director
Uniguest™
1035 Acorn Drive
Nashville, TN 37210
615-259-4500 ext 123
rosemary.kelly@uniguest.com

Anthony Clark
Director of Business Development
Thinix
888-484-4649
aclark@thinix.com

 
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UNIGUEST Joins HTNG as a Platinum Member in Support of Next Generation Technologies for the Hotel Industry / August 2008

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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

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Hotel Business Centers by Uniguest Make Airline Check-In Easy / May 2006

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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