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StayOnline’s Wireless Solution is Verified by Intel 
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Nation’s Largest 100% Wireless LAN Provider for Hospitality Industry
Now Verified on Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology
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Atlanta, GA, June 12 -- StayOnline, with the largest footprint of 100% wireless hotels in North America, has been tested under Intel® Corporation’s Wireless Verification Program (WVP). Intel debuted WVP in March with its new Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, which integrates wireless capability into a new generation of mobile PCs that will bring business users and consumers greater freedom to connect in new places and in new ways. 

Along with the technology, Intel developed its Wireless Verification Program which includes engineering and testing of Intel Centrino mobile technology with various access point devices, software combinations, hotspot locations and wireless service providers – such as StayOnline -- to verify they are compatible, further enhancing the Centrino user's wireless experience.

“This verification from Intel demonstrates our ability to deploy a robust and reliable wireless environment,” said Antonio DiMilia, CEO of StayOnline. “We are extremely pleased to work with Intel to highlight wireless services at StayOnline hotel locations.”

One of the latest hotels to install StayOnline’s wireless access points and to reap the benefits of its Intel affiliation is the Hotel Biltmore near Intel’s corporate campus in Santa Clara, California.

"That StayOnline has achieved Wireless Verification from Intel only proves that our strategy of going wireless for guest Internet access was the right decision, and that they are the right company to provide it,” said Barbara Ratcliffe, General Manager of the Hotel Biltmore.

Steven Nicholas, Vice President of the Noble Investment Group, agrees.  “We have called on StayOnline to provide wireless connectivity for several of our properties,” he said.  “Now that they are Intel Centrino verified, we look forward to the additional brand distinction that offers to our guests.”

“We’re pleased to bring StayOnline and all of its customer hotels into our WVP program,” said Don MacDonald, marketing director, Intel Mobile Platforms Group. “StayOnline’s expanding footprint of hotels offers its guests a truly “unwired” experience anywhere in the hotel. In addition, StayOnline’s hotels will now prominently display the Intel Centrino logo which is a recognized symbol by all business travelers worldwide.” 

Intel has created a standardized worldwide Wireless Identifier Program that includes signage to help users identify where they can connect wirelessly. The program informs users that a provider's network has been verified with Intel Centrino mobile technology. 

According to industry analyst firm IDC, there will be more than 118,000 hotspots worldwide by 2005.  Hotspots are locations, including the growing number of hotels supported by StayOnline’s wireless access, where users can connect to their laptops using 802.11 wireless technology. 

About StayOnline, Inc. 
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, StayOnline provides secure wireless high-speed Internet access solutions for the hospitality industry. With over 100 installed locations, StayOnline operates the largest 100% Wireless LAN in hotels in North America. StayOnline meets the highest quality standards and is Intel® CentrinoTM verified. StayOnline boasts an impressive customer base, including properties in over 20 national lodging brands, as well as several unique boutique and historic properties. For additional information on StayOnline, visit www.stayonline.net.

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Contact:
StayOnline
Karin P. Koser
404.636.9311
Karin@koserpendleykoser.com


 
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