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Hotel TV Industry Veteran Beth Carey Joins KoolConnect

Carey will focus on KoolConnect's new VU solution that makes a hotel more like home
by turning a regular TV into a Smart TV



CANTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 5, 2012 –KoolConnect, a leading provider of interactive TV solutions to the hospitality industry since 1999, today announced the appointment of Beth Carey as Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales.  In this newly created position, Ms. Carey will have a particular focus on expanding the implementation of the company’s new VU solution among hotel Owners, Developers and Management Groups.
 
“Until just recently, KoolConnect’s solutions were really only accessible by luxury properties,” said KoolConnect CEO Dave Tahan.  “But we’ve made a breakthrough both in terms of features and a dramatically reduced price that makes our new VU system suitable to hotels in all segments and regardless of size.  As we expand our relationships beyond the luxury and boutique hotel markets, Beth Carey is literally the perfect person to join our team as she brings to KoolConnect an extraordinary background in Video on Demand and exceptional relationships throughout the hospitality industry,” he added.
 
Ms. Carey most recently served as Director of Major Accounts for LodgeNet, where she spent 9 years selling interactive in-room entertainment including Video on Demand, free-to-guest satellite programming, professional services, HD programming, consulting services and HSIA to high profile major hotel companies, large management groups and Real Estate Investment Trusts.  Her work with hotels also extends to a stint at STSN (now iBAHN) and roles with AT&T/TCI Cablevision and Spectravision. 
 
During her career, Ms. Carey has successfully sold Video on Demand services to clients including Omni, Four Seasons, Loews, Starwood, Hyatt, IHG, FelCor, La Quinta, Disney and many more.
 
“VU is a major step forward for the hospitality industry,” said Tahan.  “It gives guests precisely the things they’re looking for, such as an EPG and Netflix, and is priced so that even budget hotels can afford it.  Beth is joining KoolConnect at the perfect time and we expect that her background and relationships will help to make VU a huge success,” added Tahan.

Beth Carey can be reached at 972-985-6187 or beth.carey@koolconnect.com.
 
ABOUT KOOLCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES
Founded in 1999, KoolConnect Technologies Inc. provides interactive TV and other entertainment and connectivity services to the hospitality industry.  KoolConnect’s offerings include VU, an amazingly affordable solution that turns a regular hotel TV into a Smart TV with an Electronic Programming Guide, Smart TV Internet Apps and more.  We also offer Video on Demand, Free-To-Guest TV, network services, High-Speed Internet Access and hospitality-grade Televisions.   KoolConnect is the longest-running fully digital provider of interactive TV services to the hospitality industry and serves fine hotels in the United States, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Dubai, Qatar and the Caribbean. To learn more about KoolConnect, visit www.koolconnect.com.
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Contact:

KoolConnect
Michael DiLeva
215-519-6447
mdileva@koolconnect.com 

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