News for the Hospitality Executive
Percipia Networks Announces opening of New Chicago Headquarters
CHICAGO - September 17, 2010 - Percipia Networks announced today the opening of the company’s new global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois and the purchase of the Parallax (formerly PTCE) hospitality software from DOCOMO interTouch, headquartered in Singapore.
With the purchase of the Percipia Networks and the Parallax product, the new owners, Parallax Investors, LLC headed up by Michael Velasquez and Daniel VanRyn, have redefined the company and created a new vision for Percipia Networks. With a significant expansion of the company’s competitive product portfolio, Percipia offers to include voice/data connectivity solutions, high-speed internet access, Wi-Fi and wireless solutions, enterprise networks, commercial and hospitality televisions, call-accounting software, Cisco and NEC voice applications, technology procurement, consulting and design services and much more. Customers globally now have a much wider array of products to choose from. The company will continue to support current Parallax software customers and invest in the development of Parallax for vendors like Cisco, NEC and others. “Percipia is considered one of the most innovative information technology companies in the hospitality industry. The applications and system architecture was an excellent match for us. The acquisition of Percipia provides us with the ability to expand our customer base as well as increase business with existing clients”, Michael Velasquez, Owner & CEO.
In 2002, Percipia Networks and Cisco Systems helped pave the way for the introduction of IP telephony in hospitality with the installation of the first converged network platform supporting voice at a resort in northern California. Percipia Networks eventually went on to become the premier provider of voice applications for Cisco in the hotel industry with the most worldwide installations of any company in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
The Percipia Parallax software provides full hospitality functionality for the Unified Communications Manager platform from Cisco Systems and also offers a comprehensive suite of applications for Cisco and NEC screen-based IP phones. The days when hotels realized significant revenues from long distance phone usage are long gone. Today, Parallax enables hoteliers to use the guestroom phone as a means to create new revenue streams through strategic marketing and promotion of hotel services like the spa, restaurants and in-room dining. A demo of the Parallax application is available at the company’s website – http://www.percipianetworks.com.
The core Percipia Networks’ team consists of industry veterans and personnel that have supported the Parallax product since its launch in 2002. Recognized in the industry as a pioneer in the advancement of hotel technology, Percipia Networks has also teamed up with other leading technology companies, such as LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Phillips, Ruckus Wireless and Nomadix to offer a comprehensive set of solutions to its customers. The company has integrations with leading property management system vendors, including Agilysys, Par Springer-Miller and Micros. For a list of partners, please visit http://www.percipianetworks.com.
Percipia Networks, under new leadership and with a new base of global operations in the U.S., is poised to offer exceptional support to its current customer base and present its new portfolio of innovative technologies to customers around the globe.
About Percipia Networks
Percipia Networks is a technology services company based in Chicago, IL offering voice/data solutions, high-speed internet access, Wi-Fi and wireless, enterprise networks, commercial and hospitality televisions, call-accounting software, Cisco & NEC voice applications, technology procurement, technology and design services and much more to serve the needs of the global hospitality market.
More information on Percipia Networks is available on http://www.percipianetworks.com
About DOCOMO interTouch
DOCOMO interTouch is one of the world’s largest hotel technology service providers, delivering broadband connectivity services, multi-media services, and managed network solutions to the global hospitality industry. DOCOMO interTouch has been serving the hospitality industry since 1998, with its innovative technologies providing travelers and conference attendees with convenient access to enjoy communication, information and entertainment services in over 70 countries.
Headquartered in Singapore and with operations throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, DOCOMO interTouch now has offices in 50 countries worldwide on these continents. DOCOMO interTouch is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, a global leader in mobile telecommunications technologies.
More information on DOCOMO interTouch is available on http://www.docomointertouch.com
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