News for the Hospitality Executive
September 10, 2012 - The Sunbeam® Hospitality Team has just announced the latest breakthrough in ultimate guest satisfaction: the Sunbeam® Elite CR1003 Clock Radio, a "talking" product that is packed with more features than any other hospitality clock radio on the market today. Innovative, easy to use and designed specifically for hotels, the CR1003 was designed from the ground up, to delight guests and hoteliers too.
"We tested this product extensively throughout development, because what is intuitive for one person isn't necessarily the same for another," says Jennifer Hansard, group marketing manager for the Sunbeam® Hospitality team. "We wanted this product to have all the features guests demand, but most important, it had to be easy to use." The CR1003 combines the most exciting features all in one alarm clock — Voice, Nap Timer, USB Charger, Radio Seek, iPod® Dock and White Noise. The most compelling feature is the foolproof alarm-setting system, incorporating an audible voice that instructs and confirms the guest's alarm settings.
The digitally optimized voice literally gives instructions for setting the alarm; walking users through the necessary steps to set the alarm time and sound, then audibly confirming the settings so the guest knows it is right. In addition, the CR1003 features a large, bright LCD display with easy-to-read time, as well as clearly marked "Alarm On/Off" and "Alarm Time" indicators. The dashboard-inspired control panel lays out everything in one place, logically organized and with easy-to-understand labels.
Travelers today carry a variety of mobile and digital devices, so the Sunbeam Elite® Clock Radio contains a built-in USB charger, giving guests the convenience of powering a compatible mobile phone, MP3 player, camera or other digital device right on the nightstand. Radio Seek allows travelers to find stations fast, and the Nap Timer makes recharging after long flights a breeze. The Daily Alarm Reset ensures guests won't wake up to a previous guest's alarm.
The compact design of the CR1003 fits easily on a nightstand, yet it still holds two powerful 5-watt speakers. Guests can take full advantage of the sound quality by plugging their own iPod® or iPhone® into the adjustable iPod® dock atop the unit (bonus: it charges even while it's playing). Users with other types of MP3 players can take advantage of the Auxiliary Audio Jack located in the rear of the CR1003, or simply enjoy the area's local AM and FM radio stations.
Perhaps the most compelling features of the Sunbeam® Elite Clock Radio are the ones a guest would enjoy while sleeping. A one-button White Noise feature is available to help guests fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Guests who are light-sensitive will appreciate the three levels of display brightness, adjustable at the touch of a button on the convenient dashboard, while "snoozers" will fall in love with the oversized, lighted Snooze button – easy to find when groggy and sensitive to a gentle tap.
The CR1003 alarm sound is programmed to slowly increase in volume so guests will gradually wake up. Best of all, every guest can awaken to his or her own preferred alarm sound – either a standard buzzer, the radio, two alarm tones, or their own music from an iPod® or iPhone®.
The CR1003 Talking Clock Radio is available now from Sunbeam® Hospitality distributors.
The Sunbeam® Hospitality business is dedicated to delivering innovative products that will delight hotel guests. We offer one of the largest selections of small appliance and resort amenities in the industry including quality brands such as: Mr. Coffee®, Oster® and Sunbeam®.
Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS), a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), is a leading consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of consumer products under world-class brands such as Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, skybar™, Sunbeam® and VillaWare®. JCS is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, andemploys more than 6,000 people in 16 countries. More information about JCS can be found on the Web at www.jardencs.com.
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