News for the Hospitality Executive
Guest-Tek and Datatel to Provide OneViewtm
Into the Latin American Marketplace
|CALGARY, Alberta, Canada, and Panama City, Republic of
Panama. January 22, 2008 - Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. ('Guest-Tek')
(TSX:GTK) and Datatel, S.A (A Grupo Comtel company) have announced deployment
of Guest-Tek's OneView Media platform into The Bristol Panama, a sophisticated
luxury hotel set in the heart of the bustling financial center of Panama
City, Republic of Panama.
Guest-Tek's and Datatel S.A.’s relationship allows Latin American hoteliers like the Bristol Panama hotel the ability to provide Guest-Tek’s OneViewtm Media platform with the regional support. As a global provider of media and entertainment platforms Guest-Tek has leveraged Datatel experience and strength in serving the Latin America Hospitality marketplace.
"Guest-Tek's deployment of the OneViewtm Media system into The Bristol Panama is a step in the continued growth of our company in Latin America. Working with an established partner, Datatel, S.A. that utilizes the highest industry standards creates a powerful team for the hospitality inroom entertainment industry in Central America," said Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-Tek.
"We researched many companies before making the final decision on a company to provide interactive entertainment,” said Ing. Marco Gateño Ch., President of Datatel, S.A. “Our final decision was based on Guest-Tek’s global dominance with their OneViewtm Internet and their past abilities to support this system throughout the world. We chose Guest-Tek's OneViewtm Media solution based on the company's implementation standards, strength as a global provider, speed of delivery, as well as their strong relationships with Hollywood's largest entertainment studios."
Guest-Tek's OneViewtm Media system provides for the delivery of Digital content securely over Internet Protocol (IP) using industry standards for conditional access and content encryption featuring Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption technology, as well as aiding content protection from piracy with session based forensic watermarking. The additional value of this technology provides flexibility through a software-based approach to content protection supporting easy renew-ability, revocability, and even complete replacement - instead of costly and inflexible hardware based solutions that are dependent upon proprietary embedded hardware in the television.
Guest-Tek (Toronto Stock Exchange: GTK) is the world's largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek's OneView platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales customer support to over 3,066 properties and over 507,000 rooms. The company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-Tek, go to www.guest-tek.com
Arnon Levy, President & CEO
Geoff Clark, CFO
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