News for the Hospitality Executive
New, affordable, customizable radio-frequency touch screen controller puts
ALL guest services at arms reach, from accessing the Internet to finding local restaurants
and making reservations to turning off lights, controlling room temperature,
setting wake-up alarms and more;
Hotels can dictate the content and how the content is presented to support branding initiatives.
Visit Booth 623 at HITEC June 22-24 in Orlando!
Orlando - June 16, 2010 — Next week INNCOM International will unveil a new Radio Frequency (RF) Tabletop/Bedside Controller as part of its Integrated Room Automation System (IRAS) that is completely customizable. It is a multi-purpose device that provides the ultimate in convenience, and features customizable touch screen guest control of room temperature, lighting, drapes and alarm clock. The Internet-enabled TBL-80LCD can also display guest services information and online communications, automated CRM information delivery and easy staff reporting functions. INNCOM's Privacy/Make-up Room, its patented ecoMODE®, and in room/outdoor temperature also are part of the branded and customized display.
The TBL-80LCD will be on display at Booth No. 623 at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC), June 22-24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Also on display will be MODEVA™, INNCOM's next generation of guestroom controls that takes its popular "Glass Series" to new levels. With an unprecedented MODular design, the guest-facing DEVice boasts heightened functionality and customization to accommodate new construction and retrofit hotel projects with equal ease, and the solutions Artistic look and feel can meet nearly any design requirements conceived for the hotel guestroom.
"Our customers have pushed us to deliver products and systems that give guests memorable, positive experiences without confusing technology," said Rick Quirino, INNCOM President and Chief Operating Officer. "Since we introduced the INNCOM Wireless Digital Assistant at HITEC 2008, we've been inundated with requests from customers in the luxury segment to integrate even more controls into our IRAS family. There may be other touch screen tabletop or bedside control units, but only INNCOM has the technology to put everything a guest needs in the room -- including the Internet -- at their fingertips.
"We believe that guests will appreciate experiencing this leading-edge technology," he said. "The touchscreen provides an unparalleled level of control over a variety of guestroom devices. A light touch on any of the functions displayed on the screen will provide an instant response from the controlled device, as well as the feedback displayed on the TBL-80LCD."
Ryan Gardner, INNCOM Director of Product Development, explained that while the TBL-80LCD was initially developed for the luxury segment, the system's RF platform makes it affordable for other hotel types. And, because the system is wireless and uses low voltage, it is very energy efficient and eco-friendly, supporting many branded and independent "green" programs.
"INNCOM has designed the new INNCOM TBL-80LCD to provide the ultimate in guest convenience and hotel branding support," Gardner said. "Each hotel or brand can determine what information or in-room systems the unit will control, right down to the look of the unit and how the information is presented. Management can keep the guest interface very simple or make it present much more comprehensive user transactions. It can also integrate the unit with hospitality guest-interface software platforms from selected providers."
Introducing the MODEVA™, Next Generation Room Controls.
Also making its debut at HITEC is a new, advanced room interface device called MODEVA™, developed to bring an unmatched level of design flexibility by using a "system in a box" approach to guestroom controls. The system provides endless control features and options that interoperate seamlessly with INNCOM’s IRAS for an unparalleled energy management and lighting control platform.
"When INNCOM first introduced the Glass Series User Interfaces in 2008, we elevated the look, feel and customization of guest-facing room devices to a different level," Quirino said. "The opportunity to have room devices that either blended with the décor or were so distinctive they became accent pieces in the room offered designers a whole new way to think about light switches and thermostats."
MODEVA™ takes the Glass Series to an entirely new category, he said.
MODEVA™ consists of customizable user interfaces, low and line voltage interfaces, wired and wireless communications, dimmers, and wall box switches designed to operate within INNCOM’s Integrated Room Automation System (IRAS). MODEVA™ brings all guestroom control features into a sleekly designed system housed in either a capacitive glass or a more traditional keypad user interface.
The MODEVA™ switch itself contains all of the hardware components (including logic operations, radio communications, and user interface functionality) to operate as a low voltage controls interface within a thin assembly that rests outside of the wall box cavity. This brings an incredible advantage to the MODEVA™ system by allowing it to be decoupled safely from the line power switching and dimming performed by the system’s load assemblies.
"This unprecedented level of modularity provides hotel operators the opportunity to future-proof their room automation system," Quirino said. "The guest facing devices can be replaced during a renovation while the load assemblies stay intact in the wall offering a fresh look to the room at a fraction of the cost of a total replacement."
INNCOM invites all attendees of HITEC to visit the INNCOM Booth #623 to get a close look of the TBL-80LCD and MODEVA™. For more information on INNCOM and its products and services, please visit the company Web site at www.inncom.com.
About INNCOM International Inc.:
Founded in 1986, INNCOM develops, manufactures, and markets advanced guestroom control systems for the global lodging industry. The company’s product line ranges from programmable digital thermostats to fully integrated energy management, lighting control and communication systems. All INNCOM products are designed to enhance guest comfort, safety and satisfaction while increasing bottom line profits for property owners. INNCOM systems are installed in more than 750,000 guestrooms in many of the most prestigious hotels in 42 countries. For more information, visit www.inncom.com.
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