News for the Hospitality Executive
|Salt Lake City
(August 19, 2010) – iBAHN, the worldwide
leader in digital entertainment and Internet-based solutions for the
hospitality and meeting industries, today announced the accomplishment
several key benchmarks in the first two quarters of 2010. Currently the
company in its space providing a full platform of Internet and digital
solutions, iBAHN now serves more than 300,000 hotel guest rooms on six
continents, with installations, local services and customer support in
countries. Its IPTV platform, ETVi, brings unique differentiators to
installed properties along with new revenue and cost-saving
Hotel rooms installed with the ETVi platform increased 71% from June 2009 to June 2010 and, in the first half of 2010, the company has already exceeded its 2009 total year sales of ETVi. This high level of growth highlights the clear push within the hospitality industry toward IP-based technologies that help to differentiate properties and brands in local markets. Its newest business region has more than doubled its overall number of installed hotels throughout the region, and has made several key employee additions to serve its customers. And, the company has seen significantly increased numbers in meetings and conferences served worldwide.
“Being truly global brings value to our partners in several ways,” notes David W. Garrison, iBAHN’s chief executive officer. “Not only can we provide them with the ability to create a consistent brand experience around the world, we are able to support our partners with our local teams while continuing to focus on the future products and services that hotels and their guests will require.”
Its other regions continue to have sustained growth in overall installed room base, while also investing in additional staff to meet the growing requirements of its customers and posting positive net income growth for the first half of 2010.
As a result of the company’s continued and increased investment in research and development, iBAHN will introduce several new features and functionalities on its ETVi platform throughout 2010 and into 2011. The company’s global product management and development organization, based in Stirling, Scotland, is supported by several regional product management teams around the world as iBAHN continues to invest more in research, development and product worldwide than any of its competitors.
The company is the only global provider of digital information/entertainment and Internet solutions for the hospitality and meeting industries. Monthly, nearly two million travellers and meeting attendees rely on iBAHN to increase productivity with secure high-speed Internet access options in more than 300,000 hotel rooms in 41 countries worldwide. iBAHN’s digital entertainment and information services feature leading programming in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and India. Operating one of the largest MPLS networks in the industry, the company provides technology solutions to more than 50,000 events annually, ranging from small group meetings to major industry conferences, while serving more than 40% of Fortune 100 corporations. For more information, please visit www.ibahn.com.
Shannon R. Michael
801.563.2019 – office
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