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Onity Presents New Senerlink™ Wireless
Energy Management System
Battery operated, RF wireless EMS brings 25-35% savings opportunity to even more properties

New York — Nov. 10, 2003 — Onity / Senercomm®, the leading global provider of electronic control solutions for the lodging industry, is introducing a landmark new energy-management device—the SensorStat® DDC with Senerlink™— here at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show. The new thermostat control is a wireless radio frequency- (RF) controlled unit which combines Onity’s reliable SensorStat® energy management system with the revolutionary new SenerlinkTM wireless device-to-device network platform.  RF wireless makes it possible to provide the SensorStat® energy management system to hotels where access was previously not possible or cost prohibitive.

"We are extremely excited about rolling out this revolutionary new energy management product at the hotel industry’s most important event," said Pascal Metivier, Atlanta-based Onity's Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. 

"Onity / Senercomm® has always spearheaded efforts to develop high-quality, affordable, state-of-the-art technology that offers energy-saving opportunities for hotels of all descriptions. The battery operated SensorStat® DDC with SenerlinkTM is the just the first of a new in-room, wireless, device-to-device communications platform.  We believe Senerlink™ will set the bar for ‘intelligent’ guestrooms."

The SensorStat® DDC with Senerlink™ provides all the advantages of an energy-management system including up to 35% savings on the guestroom energy bill with the added benefits of wireless:

  • Easy and cost-efficient installation;
  • Minimal disruption to operations;
  • Expandable system with the ability to add or upgrade at any time (from other in-room devices to entire property networks.)
Additional advantages of the Senerlink™ RF communications system are:
  • Ability to transmit through walls, floors, and other physical barriers unlike traditional IR (infrared) wireless systems;
  • Drastically lower power consumption compared with IR wireless systems;
  • Allows inter-room communication between other electronic devices (such as lighting, minibars, locks, safes and other in-room or out-of-room devices);
  • Allows inter-operability between Onity / Senercomm® and third-party products using the same RF protocol.
The new SensorStat® DDC with SenerlinkTM offers the advantage of being a truly wireless device—it has the option of being battery-powered, unlike other “wireless” devices that may have to be hard-wired to an electrical source for power. Thus, the unit can be installed anywhere in the room—making installation simpler and giving hoteliers more flexibility.

Onity / Senercomm’s® intensive research and development has resulted in a product that follows strict FCC part 15.247 rules and uses highly restricted frequency bands.  An interface is available for the standard 802.11x.  The device also uses CSMA/CA protocol that automatically frequency “hops” to ensure clear, interference-free transmission.

“Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the rollout of the SensorStat® DDC with Senerlink™ is that it signals the beginning of a new era in in-room systems monitoring and data-retrieval,” Metivier said. “In the past, wireless energy management systems have only been available through infrared.  This revolutionary new Senerlink™ wireless system based on RF technology will serve as the platform upon which all guestroom devices will be linked. The result will be a cost-saving, quick-return-on-investment, in-room system that will set the standard for the hotel industry.” 

For more information on the new SensorStat DDC with Senerlink™, visit the Onity Booth No. 3338 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, November 8-11, 2003.

About Onity

Onity (formerly TESA Entry Systems, Inc.), the leading global provider of electronic control solutions, offers innovative technological solutions and services for the Hospitality, Corporate, Education, Government and Marine markets. The company’s ever-expanding family of electronic solutions today includes electronic locks, related smartcard solutions, in-room safes, closed circuit television surveillance systems, and Senercomm® energy management solutions. Onity has R&D and manufacturing operations in Spain, Mexico and the U.S., as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. With innovative solutions specially designed to meet clients’ changing needs, Onity continues to provide real progress — technological advancements in facility management and maintenance for unparalleled convenience and time and cost savings. For more information on Onity’s electronic hospitality solutions, please contact Pascal Metivier, VP of Global Sales and Marketing, at +1 770-582-8116, Web Site:

About Bresslergroup

Bresslergroup was founded in 1970.  After 30 years, more than 60 awards, 70 patents and over 1500 projects, Bresslergroup’s researchers, strategists, designers and engineers continue to develop award-winning and marketable new product solutions for clients of every stripe.

…Turning on clients to the promises of progress, and unlocking the potential of partnering the very best minds and technologies.

Onity World Headquarters: 
Toll-free line 1-800-424-1433; p
hone 1-770-447-4105; 

Pascal Metivier
VP Global Sales & Marketing
  Tel: +1-770- 582-8116

Asia/Pacific Office
Phone ++61-293-160900

Europe/Middle East/Africa Office
Phone ++34-943-448300

Latin America Office
Phone ++55-113-0311909

North America Office
Phone: 1-770-935-4228

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Onity Secures Position As Hospitality’s Largest Provider of Electronic Locks: 2.5 Million E-Locks Installed Worldwide / May 2003
Onity’s White Paper On ‘Back Mold and Moisture Control’ In Big Demand, Now In Second Printing / May 2003
Onity Launches 'NO GUEST - NO COST' Electronic Locks Program / May 2003
Onity Secures Position As Hospitality’s Largest Provider of Electronic Locks: 2.5 Million E-Locks Installed Worldwide / May 2003
Hotels & Resorts Minimize Mold and Mildew Damage and Related Guest & Employee Health Liabilities Through Onity’s Energy Management Systems / April 2003
Loews Hotels Installs Onity’s SensorStat® DDC II Energy Management System at the Luxurious 790-room Loews Miami Beach Hotel / March 2003
$90 Million Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Reaps Rewards of Onity’s Senercomm Solutions / Feb 2003
Cunard Line’s $800 million Queen Mary 2 to Set Sail with Onity / January 2003
Accor Soars Higher by Selecting Onity as a Preferred Supplier of Guestroom Safes Worldwide / Dec 2002
Onity’s SensorStat® Energy Management Systems Save Larger Hotels Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Every Year / Oct 2002
New Brand Onity Promises Ultimate Unity of Service Integrity and Intelligent Facility Management / Oct 2002

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