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McLaren Technologies Completes High Speed Internet Access Project
at the InterContinental Sydney Hotel


 
SYDNEY, August 9, 2012 – InterContinental Sydney is now one of the city’s most advanced technology ‘hotspots’ for both business and leisure guests following the completion of a High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) project by Asia Pacific’s solution specialists, McLaren Technologies.
 
With offices in Sydney and Singapore, McLaren Technologies delivers a range of 'best of breed' technology solutions and services to a diverse range of industries, including the hospitality industry.
 
Commissioned by InterContinental Sydney, McLaren recently oversaw the implementation of a new technology framework to complement and build on the hotel’s existing top end data systems and Nomadix access gateways, which are designed to keep Internet traffic flowing by enabling a fast, seamless extension of a Wi-Fi network.
 
McLaren Technologies Managing Director Matthew White said the result is a selection of flexible billing options - for both wired and wireless Internet access – to best cater to the needs of InterContinental’s different hotel guests.
 
“Our team of software developers created a tailored software solution strategy specific to the InterContinental Sydney to suit its particular business and client preferences – both in-room and in public areas,” said Mr. White. “As one of Australia’s leading luxury hotels, the InterContinental Sydney caters to all manner of guests with differing online needs, and our priority was to ensure that the hotel’s Internet billing options truly reflect that diversity while remaining simple and easy to use.”
 
InterContinental Sydney’s Director of Information Technology Ben Wrigley said McLaren understood and delivered on the hotel’s vision to provide flexibility in regards to connectivity access.
 
“McLaren’s customised approach to our technology infrastructure has allowed for several new billing options to be presented to guests,” said Mr. Wrigley. “Clients now have the option to log-on as a new guest connecting for the first time, an existing guest either in-room or as part of a hotspot plan, or as part of a group account – ideal for those visiting as part of a larger event or conference. These billing options are complimented by presentations relating to the hotel’s facilities, which can be selected by guests dependent on their individual needs.”
 
Components installed at the InterContinental Sydney include two Nomadix AG5600 access gateways in High Availability, a Cisco network and two of McLaren’s own home grown solutions – the McLaren Hotspot Manager [HSM] Server and the McLaren HSIA Guest Portal.
 
HotSpot Manager (HSM) is a McLaren technology that integrates with Nomadix Internet Gateways to enable the straightforward and immediate set up of random and user selected wireless profiles.
 
An innovator in public access network solutions, Nomadix (a subsidiary of DOCOMO interTouch) provides clever Internet solutions for the hospitality and public access markets. Incorporating over 15 unique areas of functionality, Nomadix products feature a real-time operating system and can successfully deploy a Wi-Fi service offering for customers.
 
For more information about McLaren, contact sales@mclarenint.com or visit the website http://www.mclarenint.com.
 
About Nomadix
Nomadix offers gateways for seamless wired and wireless connectivity solutions across public access networks and enterprises.  Powered by patented technology, Nomadix enables revenue generation and customization in a number of business models.  With Nomadix, public access network providers are able to deploy cost-effective, secure and easy-to-use network services.  Nomadix is a wholly owned subsidiary company of DOCOMO interTouch.  For more information, visit www.nomadix.com.
 
About McLaren Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
The McLaren Group, headquartered out of Singapore and Sydney, Australia is one of the Asia Pacific’s leading providers of SaaS based technology solutions for hotels, resorts and visitor based environments. McLaren delivers a range of “best of breed” SaaS products, solutions and services from the world’s foremost providers of hospitality technology. McLaren International’s customers span the world’s leading hotel companies including the InterContinental Hotel Group, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Accor Hospitality, Langham Hotels, Four Seasons. Peninsula, Sands Hotels and Hyatt Hotels and Resorts McLaren International is the leader in delivering 100% customer satisfaction, application usage and system operability. Supporting customers across the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa McLaren Support features a highly skilled team of Engineers and Product Specialists. For more information about McLaren International contact sales@mclarenint.com or visit www.mclarenint.com.
 
About the InterContinental Sydney
Located at 117 Macquarie Street in Sydney, the InterContinental Sydney is one of the city’s most luxurious corporate and leisure hotels. Positioned on the edge of the world’s most stunning harbour, just moments walk from the famous Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks and the ferries from Circular Quay, the hotel was built around the restored Treasury Building of 1851. One of the hotel’s most famous features – besides its superior technology – is its inimitable Club InterContinental, an exclusive lounge located on the spectacular rooftop of the hotel. www.sydney.intercontinental.com.
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Media Contacts:

Grant McNicol
Marketing Director
Tel: +61 2 9231 5320
Fax: +61 2 8915 1358
Email: marketing@mclarenint.com
www.mclarenint.com

Stephanie Olsen
Lages & Associates
On behalf of Nomadix
Tel: 949-453-8080
stephanie@lages.com


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