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Flyte Systems, Javits Center Earn Kudos for Providing Airline Info at IH/M&RS
Innovator Javits Center provides attendees at IH/M&R Show with airline departure
information for La Guardia, JFK and Newark International Airports

Seven Ways Hotels Can Generate Revenue Using Flyte Systems

Chicago, IL – December 12, 2007 – Convention attendees applauded the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for providing traveling hospitality executives with the first-ever live airline flight information from Flyte Systems in the Javits Center’s lobby during the International Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Show (IH/M&RS) in New York City November 10 – 13 this year. 

“This was a first for the Javits Center; there was a stream of people clustered around the FlyteBoard checking their departure times before they headed for the airport,” said Frank Freda, director of customer services at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.   “I spoke to many attendees who said offering Flyte Systems’ airport travel information was a valuable service in a busy venue like the Javits Center.” 

Javits management worked with Flyte Systems, a Chicago-based provider of real-time flight information displays to hotels, convention centers and other facilities, to install the large, high-definition panel in a central lobby area where IH/M&RS attendees easily verified flight times for all three of the area’s major airports.  “The service was so successful, we are looking into offering the service full time. Flight information for LaGuardia, Newark and JFK International came to the FlyteBoard via the Javits Center’s existing Internet connection.  There was no installation hassle, no downtime,” said Freda.

Javits delivers crucial flight information

FlyteBoard, developed by Flyte Systems, is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen that Javits installed near its concierge desk to present IH/M&RS attendees with ‘glance and go’ convenience for more confident travel planning.  What sets FlyteSystems applications apart from other PC-based systems is the ability to post accurate real-time airline flight arrival and departure information, not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that do not list delays caused by:

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Crew availability
  • Weather
Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public:  FlyteTouch, FlytePass, FlyteChannel and FlyteBoard. 
  • FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information via touch screens that display real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports. 
  • FlytePass uses the FlyteTouch technology and adds free, secure boarding pass printing, packaged in an attractive all-wood kiosk.
  • FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport arrival/departure screens via their in-room TV.
  • FlyteBoard is a wall, floor or ceiling mounted high definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
  • All FlyteSystems products can be configured to display information from one or multiple airports.  Flyte Systems applications are often used by properties to generate increased revenue streams with innovative marketing approaches to the distressed traveler. 
About Flyte Systems

The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of airport flight information displays for the hospitality and convention center industries and related businesses.  It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes.  Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day.   Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 47-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses.  Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines.  Customers include Marriott, Days Inn, Hilton, DoubleTree, Hotel Sofitel, and Crown Plaza hotels, independent properties and municipal aiports. 


Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-216-2000

Flyte Systems
Debbie Kalish, Account Executive
3515 Martens Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Phone: (877) 463-5983

Media Contact:
Julie Keyser-Squires, APR
Softscribe Inc.

Also See: Tech Savvy Road Warriors Expect Travel Innovations from Hotels; The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport responds with real-time flight information in lobby / December 2007
The Chicago O'Hare Crowne Plaza Attracts Business with Unique Technology Perks; Focus on the business traveler includes real-time flight information / November 2007
Flyte Systems Installs Airline Flight Information Display at Javits Center for IH/M&R Show; Meet me at the FlyteBoard- IH/MRS attendees confirm airline flights on FlyteBoard in Javits Center lobby, make confident travel plans / November 2007
Sofitel Chicago O'Hare's European Style Embraces Guest Airline Services; The focus on amenities like FlyteBoard delivers a value-add for business travelers / October 2007
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Provides Guests with Airline Flight Information To Speed Their Travels; Real-time airline departure-arrival screens set The Westin Boston Waterfront apart / October 2007
Flyte Systems Installs Airline Flight Information Displays at Berger Hotels; Updated airline departure-arrival screens keep guests and revenue on property / September 2007

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