|ATLANTA, May 6, 1999 - Eltrax Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ELTX) today announced that it reached an agreement with Choice Hotels Scandinavia
AS to provide hospitality automation systems for 23 of Choice Hotels Scandinavia
AS's properties in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The terms of the agreement
will apply to all hotels owned by or operated by Choice Hotels Scandinavia
AS as well as franchised hotels.
The Eltrax Hospitality Group will install its property management system (PMS) in 23 of Choice Hotels Scandinavia AS's properties beginning immediately and to be completed by the end of 1999. The initial agreement includes the Eltrax property management system with related training and support. The three year agreement also provides for expansion to include other Eltrax products and services such as the SQUiRREL(R) point-of-sale system.
The Eltrax property management system will interface with ChoiceLink, Choice's preferred central reservations system at the property level. Eltrax is currently in the final testing stage of the ChoiceLink interface to the Eltrax property management system product.
"After thoroughly reviewing our requirements and the Eltrax PMS specifications, we have concluded that the Eltrax PMS will provide Choice with the functionality our users demand," stated Mark Blick, Vice President EMEA Information Systems and Franchise Services, Choice Hotels Scandinavia AS. "At the same time, we believe this is the best product to support our evolving reliance on the data generated by our property management systems, namely the ability to better manage and utilize the data in our database."
Don Hallacy, President and CEO of Eltrax, stated, "We are embarking on a mutually beneficial relationship with Choice Hotels Scandinavia AS and look forward to this opportunity to further enhance their service and management capabilities. Our system will allow Choice Hotels Scandinavia AS to better manage and utilize data generated through our property management system. Eltrax and Choice will work together to technologically position their properties for the future."
Choice Hotels Scandinavia AS is based in Oslo, Norway and operates 95
hotels throughout the region. Choice Hotels International franchises
almost 5,000 hotels open and under development in 36 countries marketed
under the brand names Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge,
Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites.
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