Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive

0

LodgeNet Adds Velocity To Certified Solutions Program

Agreement Expands Range of LodgeNet Broadband Offerings for Hoteliers
Wanting to Enhance On-Property Bandwidth



SIOUX FALLS, SD, March 24, 2011 – LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to hospitality and healthcare businesses, today announced an agreement with Velocity, The Greatest Phone Company Ever, Inc., designating LodgeNet Broadband as a “PLATINUM PARTNER” of Velocity solutions to the U.S. hospitality industry.
 
The partnership positions LodgeNet to offer hoteliers primary backhaul bandwidth (T1 circuits or bigger), as well as an aggregation service (VBandTM) that can add bandwidth from less expensive sources (such as cable modems and DSL) to increase the capacity and redundancy of the property’s guest access networks. The Velocity bandwidth aggregation service (VBandTM) is subscription based, eliminating the capital outlay commonly associated with bandwidth aggregation devices.
 
“LodgeNet Broadband is constantly looking at solutions that will not only bring our customers the best service today, but will position them for success in the future. Velocity’s business model and VBandTM aggregation service do just that,” said Steve Pofahl, Senior Vice President/General Manager of LodgeNet Broadband.
 
“Excellent customer service and cutting-edge technology are key differentiators in the hospitality sector,” said Greg Kiley, President and CEO of Velocity. “LodgeNet has a record of excellence on both fronts, and we believe having them as a “PLATINUM PARTNER” will greatly help us extend our solutions into an industry that is becoming more bandwidth intensive all the time.”
 
About LodgeNet
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.8 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.
 
About Velocity
Velocity, The Greatest Phone Company Ever, Inc. founded in 2005 and headquartered in Holland, Ohio, is one of the largest and most efficient providers of Hospitality Internet Access. Velocity provides its customers with state-of-the-art technology products such as V-Select™, Velocity’s On-Line Interactive Portal™, VBand™, Velocity’s Bandwidth Manager, 24/7 technical assistance, and a nationwide network of 900 skilled technicians for customer installation, upgrades and repairs.  V-Select™, Velocity’s On-Line Interactive Portal™ provides the ability to monitor and support end users more efficiently. With V-Select™, Velocity customers see their entire network at a glance. V-Select™ allows the Velocity customers to view real-time bandwidth usage, provisioning, roll-out statistics, trouble tickets and service level analyses. Velocity combines V-Select™, the power and versatility of VBand™, along with Velocity’s wide range of bandwidth options to create vertical solutions such as the “Velocity Total Solution™” and the “Velocity Ultimate Solution™”. These products help Velocity customers to ensure an exceptional guest experience.  
 
LodgeNet and the LodgeNet logo are registered trademarks of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Contact:

Ann Parker
Director of Corporate Communications
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
(605) 988-1000
communications@lodgenet.com

Chip Werner
Vice President of Operations
Velocity
(419) 868-9983
chip@velocity.org


Receive Your Hospitality Industry Headlines via Email for Free! Subscribe Here

 
To Learn More About Your News Being Published on Hotel-Online Inquire Here

Also See LodgeNet Launches Whitepaper Series to Help Hotel Owners and Operators Plan for Guests’ Escalating Broadband Usage; Initial Installment Recaps 2010 Growth in Traveler Demand and Recommends When Capacity Increases Are Warranted / March 2011

LodgeNet, DOCOMO interTouch and Nomadix Enter Strategic Alliance to Serve Hospitality Broadband Needs Throughout North America / January 2011

LodgeNet Creates Dedicated Team to Focus on Broadband Solutions; Veteran Executive Tapped to Drive Growth, Execution and Migration Toward Converged Networks / October 2010

Third Annual Lodgenet Customer Technology Symposium to Offer Insights into Current Trends and Future Opportunities for Top Hospitality Executives; Participants Represent Leading Companies in Hospitality Technology, Media and Networking / September 2010

LodgeNet, Loews Partnering to "WOW" Travelers with Full-Property Technology Solution in Atlanta; 414 Guest Rooms Feature HD Interactive TV, HD Free-To-Guest TV And High-Speed Internet Access / July 2010

LodgeNet Unveiling Envision At HITEC 2010; Connects TV to the Cloud: Delivers Rich Web Media, Powerful Guest Apps and Robust Hotel Marketing Capabilities / June 2010

Ipswitch and LodgeNet Bring Groundbreaking Monitoring Solution to Hospitality Industry Networks; New Redundancy and Unix/Linux Functionality, Upgrades to Existing Modules Now Available / April 2010

LodgeNet Joins AAHOA as Founding Platinum Member; Offers High-Quality, Value Priced Free-To-Guest, Broadband Internet and Professional Services to AAHOA Members / March 2010

LodgeNet Announces New Value-Priced Offer for Select / Limited Service HSIA Installation and Support; New-for-2010 Offer Reduces Equipment and Support Costs Without Sacrificing Quality / January 2010

LodgeNet's New Hospitality Business Model Gaining Momentum With Hoteliers, Over 5,000 Rooms Contracted Under Hotel Investment Model in First 5 Months of 2009 / June 2009

INNCOM and LodgeNet Delivering Advanced Guestroom Control Systems Over the LodgeNet Interactive TV Solution / November 2008

LodgeNet Announces Special Bundled  Offer to Qualified Customers for High-Speed Internet Access; Providing a “Complete Solution” That Combines LodgeNet Video on Demand and LodgeNet StayOnline High-Speed Internet / June 2007

LodgeNet to Present Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) Solution at HITEC 2007 in Orlando; Video on demand capability, interactive program guide highlight LodgeNet’s innovative single-network solution / June 2007

I Lodgenet Announces Third Annual WIFI Symposium to be Hosted by Lodgenet StayOnline in Austin, Texas / May 2007

LodgeNet Announces 2006 Top Performing Studio, Movie Titles; Twentieth Century Fox Leads Studios with Top Grossing Movies - The Da Vinci Code Heads List of Top 10 Movies / January 2007

LodgeNet, Petters Hospitality Partnering to Enable the Delivery of HDTV Programming to Hotel Guest Rooms / November 2006

LodgeNet Facilitating the Move to HDTV as Interest, Implementation Increase Among Leading Hotels; Easy HD Program Brings All Components Together To Manage The HDTV Transition, Help Maximize ROI And Deliver A Superior In-Room Experience / June 2006

Lodgenet Connecting Guests with New In-Room Solutions for Entertainment, Information and Productivity; Company Goes Live With Entertainment 2GoSM Content Download Service / June 2006

Lodgenet Reports on Successes in High-Speed Internet Access; Company Receives Highest Satisfaction Ranking Among Major HSIA Providers / June 2006

Hotel HDTV: The Picture is Getting Clearer / June 2006

HDTV Installations Accelerate as Hotel Operators Look To Current Needs, Future Opportunities; LodgeNet Customers Say HDTV Is Differentiating The Guest Experience / May 2006

The Iroquois New York Installs SIGNETURE TV-HDSM from LodgeNet to Deliver Full Range Of HDTV Content, Including Current Release Video-On-Demand Movies / April 2006

The Iroquois New York Installs SIGNETURE TV-HDSM from LodgeNet to Deliver Full Range Of HDTV Content, Including Current Release Video-On-Demand Movies / April 2006

Pinehurst Resort Sporting World-Class Digital TV; Leading Digital Services Provider Tapped To Provide Wide Range of In-Room Content And Services For Discriminating Guests At Premier North Carolina Golf Resort / December 2005


To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch

Home | Welcome| Hospitality News
| Industry Resources

Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.