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Ariane Systems Signs Vendor Distribution Agreement With Estonia
Firm Hansab for Baltic States

Hotels in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to have widespread access to Ariane’s revolutionary
check-in/out technologies.

Paris, France, and Talinn, Estonia — May 18, 2011 — Ariane Systems, the worldwide leader in self-service check-in/out kiosk technology for the hospitality industry, has signed an agreement with Estonia-based Hansab AB, making them the exclusive distributor for Ariane’s products in the Baltic States. Through the new agreement, Hansab will be able to provide Ariane Systems’ innovative technology solutions—including the revolutionary Allegro Online/Mobile/Kiosk solution—to their hotel property clientele in the markets of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Hansab is an established player in the business security and self-service solutions fields across the Baltics, boasting 20 years of experience and a wide client network. Hansab has a longstanding foothold in hospitality industry distributorship in particular, acting as an authorized seller of quality guestroom safes and hotel access-control systems.

"Ariane is pleased and honored to be working with such a renowned company as Hansab as we look to grow our exposure in the growing hotel industries of the Baltics," says Ariane Systems CEO Laurent Cardot. "Businesspeople in the region know Hansab as a provider of high-quality products and a reliable service network. This partnership will prove a great benefit for both parties, as well as the Baltic hotel industry, which will now have easy access to Ariane's impressive revenue-generating technology."

As a leader in self-service check-in/out kiosk technology with installations at more than 1,600 properties around the globe, Ariane leverages an extensive set of deployment and support services, as well as numerous business partner relationships, to develop what are widely considered the best self-service solutions for guest check-in/out in the hotel industry. These solutions incorporate top-tier business-class hardware components, software and warranties designed to minimize downtime and reduce operational support costs, while maximizing the guest experience.

Hansab CEO, Aigar Urva, stated. “By bringing Ariane’s state-of-the-art solutions to our hotel clients in the Baltics, we are helping to keep the region on the cutting edge of global hotel technology. We are proud to be the exclusive provider of Ariane Systems.”

Among the technologies now available to Baltic hoteliers is Ariane’s cutting-edge Allegro suite, which allows hotel guests to check in and out where, when and how they choose, whether from their personal computer, laptop, PDA, web-enabled mobile device or hotel kiosk. The Allegro system even makes it possible for guests to bypass the traditional front desk completely by using the guest’s mobile phone as a key to activate the door lock and gain direct access to the guestroom. Additionally, an upsell module that is built into the Allegro platform acts as an integrated CRM system, providing the hotel with a unique way to introduce upsell opportunities to the guest and increase revenue opportunities for the hotel.
For more information on Allegro and other leading check-in/out technologies from Ariane Systems, please visit

About Ariane Systems | Ariane Systems is the world’s leading provider of self check-in / check-out technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Founded in 1998 by Michel Lavandier and Laurent Cardot, Ariane now has over 1,600 installations running at hotel properties in 20 countries. Numerous hotel chains utilize Ariane’s electronic kiosk solutions to streamline the check-in/out process. These include Accor, B&B Hotels, Choice Hotels, Fasthotel, InterContinental Hotels Group and Louvre Hotel Group, among others. With corporate headquarters based in Paris, France, Ariane Systems maintains regional offices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Benelux, Scandinavia, the Middle East and North America. For more information, please visit

About Hansab AB | Founded in Estonia in 1991, Hansab has since developed into a leading company providing complete solutions for businesses in the Baltic region. Hansab has divisions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. Hansab has been a partner to more than 60 suppliers, selling products from the leading manufacturers such as NCR, Gunnebo Group, Q-Matic, Vasco, De La Rue, Talaris, Scan Coin and Ingenico. Hansab is the first company in Estonia to acquire ISO 20000 certification. For more information, visit

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For more information, contact:
Christelle Pigeat
Ariane Systems North America
Tel: +1 (514) 295 5944
Media Inquiries, contact:
Andrea Roland
Plan A Public Relations & Marketing, Inc.
Tel: +1 (407) 905 0608

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