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Calgary, Alberta – October 31, 2017 – GuestTek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. and their strategic partner, Samsung Electronics America, Inc., are pleased to announce GuestTek’s investment in Samsung’s new Tizen platform. The companies have been partners for years, and they continue to provide hotels ever evolving state-of-the-art in-room entertainment solutions.

The leader of GuestTek’s Tizen integration team, Michael McCarthy, Global Director of Media and Mobile, is pleased with Samsung’s commitment to the hospitality industry. “The integration project is running well and I look forward to proceeding with our first trial sites,” McCarthy said, “and GuestTek’s development team is impressed with the performance of the platform.”

Arnon Levy, GuestTek’s President and CEO, added, “We are proud to work with Samsung as we continue to grow our partnership.  GuestTek has deployed Samsung’s exceptional televisions in guest rooms across the globe, and we appreciate the opportunity to upgrade our offerings with Tizen powered hospitality TVs.”

 “Samsung and GuestTek pioneered the in room interactive smart experience,” added Jonas Tanenbaum, Vice President Sales and Marketing - Hospitality TV Division, Samsung Electronics America, “and the TIZEN platform represents the next generation of innovation to benefit both hoteliers and guests.  We anticipate a great market response to our new product offerings.”

Samsung and GuestTek have created hospitality solutions that touch all elements of the hotel experience, from check-in to check-out, to solve both guest and hotelier needs. Samsung’s single platform Tizen 3.0 approach, which allows for full connectivity of all devices including hospitality TVs, displays, wearables, mobile and print, is an operational dream.  The Tizen 3.0 platform features a powerful graphics engine that produces richer and clearer video content compared to its predecessors. This includes faster response, interactions and loading speeds that ensure uninterrupted playback and transitions free of black screens to present messages more seamlessly. 

GuestTek is especially pleased with how the Tizen platform works with their MyMedia casting solution.  GuestTek’s fully licensed Google Chromecast solution enables hotel guests to cast content from their portable devices onto the in-room television.  With MyMedia, guests are not required to download an app, and casting their content is as simple as entering a code on their device. MyMedia is scalable for larger hotels, yet cost effective for small hotels.  The hotel guest in-room entertainment experience has been elevated to a new level.

About GuestTek™

GuestTek® is a global leader in broadband technology and interactive solutions for the hospitality industry. Since 1997, GuestTek has partnered with hotels to maximize their property’s offerings–enhancing the brand experience, helping them generate more revenue and giving them total confidence that they are delivering a world-class guest experience.  GuestTek’s OneView ® products bundle internet, media and voice, to create a streamlined environment, continuity of guest experience and cost savings for hoteliers.

The company’s head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, with major support facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah and Warsaw, Poland, as well as sales offices located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information about GuestTek™, go to www.guest-tek.com.

Contact: Danise Stewart

info@guest-tek.com / +1 (403) 509-1010 x3395

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