|PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 10, 1999 ó Tut Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: TUTS) today announced that Tokyoís Century Hyatt will deploy Tutís
Expresso MD product to provision high-speed Internet access to its hotel
guests. Tutís Expresso MDU is a "no new wires," high-speed Internet
access solution that delivers cost-effective, "always-on", plug-and-play
high-speed Internet access to multiple dwelling units (MDUs) such as apartments,
hotels, dormitories and commercial shared tenant environments using Tutís
award-winning HomeRun technology.
Located in Tokyoís Shinjuku district, one of the worldís most popular
destinations for business travelers, the Shinjuku Hyatt currently contains
235 hotel rooms and 10 meeting rooms utilizing Tutís Expresso MDU to provide
Internet services to its guests rooms and meeting rooms. With Tutís
high speed Internet services, business travelers can benefit from a cost-effective,
"always-on", high-speed Internet connectivity that allows
By offering Internet services to its guests, the Century Hyatt is taking
advantage of the growing demand for high-speed Internet access in multi-dwelling
unit environments across the country. In the U.S. alone, a majority
of business travelers now carry laptops, and a great number of convention
attendees and business travelers choose a hotel based on its ability to
deliver office-like conveniences, including high-speed Internet
"One of our biggest and most urgent challenges for the Century Hyatt
Hotel, which hosts a great deal of business travelers from outside Japan,
has been how to provide high-speed Internet access to our guests," said
Mr. K. Nishimura, Marketing Director for Century Hyatt Shinjuku.
"With Tutís Internet solutions, we avoided the expense and inconvenience
of rewiring our rooms while delivering cost-effective, plug-and-play,
"The Century Hyattís deployment of Tutís Internet solutions highlights the growing demand for Internet access on a global scale," said Ken Cooper, Managing Director, International Business Development for Tut Systems. "Our Expresso MDU product was specifically designed from the ground up to service this fast-growing sector of the hospitality market, which wants to cost-effectively and quickly offer Internet access to hotel guests. By deploying Tutís Internet services, Century Hyatt has recognized the large market opportunity and is primed to take advantage of it."
Tutís Expresso MDU is the first "single box" access concentrator solution to enable the cost-effective provisioning of high-speed Internet access and data services for hotels, as well as apartment buildings, dormitories and other multi-dwelling units (MDUs). Expresso MDU incorporates Tutís popular HomeRun home networking and LongRun technology to deliver data at a speed of 1 megabit per second over existing telephone wires without interruption of voice services.
Internet service provider Rikei Corporation installed Tutís Expresso MDU at the Century Hyatt as part of Rikeiís Internet Access Service, called "RINKS", that provides the system integration, Internet services and support to the hotelís guestrooms and meeting rooms. At the Century Hyatt, Rikei is also using ATCOM/INFOís IPORT Internet access system, a software solution for hotel guests, which requires no user software or laptop reconfiguration.
"The partnership between Tut Systems and Rikei Corporation offers a
very valuable service to property owners," said Mr. K. Aoyagi, Executive
Director of Rikei Corporation. "Tutís networking technology with our Internet
services and support give property owners a quick entry into the Internet
access market Ė allowing them to offer residents or hotel guests a powerful
Internet service while gaining an additional revenue stream.
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