News for the Hospitality Executive
San Jose, Calif. — May 15, 2013 — As the dependency on mobile devices grows, so too does travelers' expectations for charging those devices in hotel guestrooms. Hoteliers would be hard-pressed to find a guest without one or more devices -- from smartphones to tablets -- in tow. With charging demand growing exponentially, Bittel Americas is unveiling UNO Media 4 at HITEC.
Built with all the integrated functions of its popular UNO Media 3 product (which features a charging station, multi-source audio player, alarm/clock/radio, and guestroom phone), the new bedside or desktop unit now features a patent pending EasyCharge MFC (multi function cable) that has four connectors: Apple Lightning, Apple legacy (30 PIN), Micro USB, and 3.5mm Audio. It also has two high powered USB and audio ports.
"UNO Media 4 is exactly what today's travelers are expecting in the guestroom -- a place to charge their intelligent devices, albeit a smartphone, tablet or other device, so they can retrieve email, locate contacts, listen to their personal music, view photos and much more," said Joe Zhang, Bittel Americas CEO. "With the multi-function cable, it doesn't matter what type of device is being used. This adds considerable convenience and shows guests that regardless of their technology preferences, the hotel is there to meet their personal connectivity needs. The EasyCharge cable is a must-have amenity for guests who left their chargers at home."
According to the 2013
International Travel Trends Survey, "27 percent of travelers look for
accessories such as chargers and speakers; at 35 percent, this too is
important to individuals ages 18 to 44 and 18 percent of individuals
Interactive Features, Functions
While connectivity to mobile devices is key, Bittel's UNO Media 4 adds a few new twists that also add convenience and comfort to a guests' stay. Using Bittel’s patent-pending SmartSense technology, UNO Media 4 provides new conveniences never before offered from an alarm/clock/radio/telephone," Zhang said. "UNO Media 4 senses the guests' presence in close distance, and activates the backlight for easy viewing. The backlight also illuminates on incoming calls when the receiver is off the hook or when multimedia functions are initiated. In addition, guests can activate the snooze function or turn on the clock’s backlight without having to touch any buttons; just a wave-of-the-hand close to the product will suffice.
"Bittel makes it easy and affordable for hotels to meet the rising demand to connect, charge, play and enjoy travelers mobile devices through a full line of integrated guestroom solutions," he added. "Combining a phone, alarm clock, audio player, USB ports and iPod™ docking station isn't new; adding a upgradeable multi-function cable that enables guests to connect the latest devices, including the Apple lightning for iPhone 5 and iPad, is new, and it will keep your hotel current. Not only will providing this type of converged technology dramatically improve the hotel's bottom line, but it will make a great first impression on guests, which leads to loyalty, repeat business and revenue."
UNO Media 4 will make its debut at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC), June 24 to 27 at the Minneapolis (Minnesota) Convention Center in Booth No. 236. To preschedule an appointment, call Mitch Heinlein at (770) 674-3680 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Bittel America's full line of in-room equipment options, visit www.bittelamericas.com.
Bittel is a rapidly growing provider of innovative technology solutions for the global hospitality industry. Bittel products are known for their reliability and groundbreaking designs, and are installed in thousands of hotels around the world. Headquartered in Rizhao, China, Bittelʼs North American operations are based in San Jose, California. Please visit us at
http://www.bittelcom.com or www.bittelamericas.com.
(440) 930-5770 Direct
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