Davidson Hotel Company Awards SolutionInc and AFL
Telecommunications with High-Speed Internet Business
HALIFAX and DUNCAN, SC, June 17 /CNW/ - SolutionInc Limited (TSX-VEN:STL), a global leader in Internet management solutions, and AFL Telecommunications, a leading telecommunications product and services supplier, announced today that Davidson Hotel Company, owner and operator of 33 hotels in the continental US, plans to install SolutionInc's high speed Internet system in several properties. Davidson's Crowne Plaza Hotel - Greenspoint in Houston, Texas, recently replaced its Internet system with SolutionInc's award winning SolutionIP(TM) Internet system.
Acquired by Davidson Hotel Company in 2007, the Crowne Plaza Houston North Greenspoint is in the final stages of a $12 million renovation which includes extensive technology upgrades throughout the property. Ron Hardin - IT Director for Davidson Hotel Company comments, "We are extremely pleased to be working with AFL Telecommunications and SolutionInc to provide our hotel guests a reliable, stable and easy to access high speed internet service. AFL's team simplified the process of managing and implementing an extensive upgrade."
The Crowne Plaza Houston North - Greenspoint is ideally located near Houston's corporate headquarter corridor and a host of recreation and shopping options. The 334 room property meets the needs of both leisure and business travelers with extensive on-site amenities and more than 17,000 square feet of meeting space.
SolutionIP(TM) is the Internet connectivity and billing management platform for the entire facility, including property-wide wireless services and wired access in the conference facilities and approximately one third of the guest rooms. "The SolutionIP(TM) software not only enhances the internet experience throughout the property, but also supports the ability for property management to provide custom HSIA solutions," said Clark Squires, Senior Vice President Sales and Partnerships of SolutionInc. "We are very pleased to be working closely with AFL and Davidson Hotel Company to provide our service to their quality hotel brands."
In addition to the installation of SolutionIP(TM) as the HSIA connectivity and billing platform, AFL Telecommunications was also responsible for delivering other technology upgrades including a property wide mesh wireless solution, wired network upgrades and installation of a bandwidth shaping and traffic management solution. "AFL's goal is to help leading hospitality companies like Davidson Hotel Group simplify their approach to property technology by providing a single-source solution. The Houston project is a showcase for how AFL's team is able to support the entire process - everything from site survey to implementation and training of the hotel staff on their new system," stated Kent Brown, Director - Access Solutions, AFL Telecommunications.
AFL Telecommunications is an established market leader in providing fiber-optic based telecommunications products and complete engineering, furnishing and installation (EF&I) services to telecom and enterprise segments. AFL was responsible for integrating, installing and deploying SolutionInc's SolutionIP(TM) system.
In addition to the Crowne Plaza Houston Greenspoint, AFL is supporting technology upgrades at other Davidson Hotel Company properties, including integration of SolutionInc's SolutionIP(TM) system, at the conference and meeting spaces at the Hyatt Regency & Spa located on Goat Island, Newport Rhode Island.
About SolutionInc Limited
SolutionInc Limited offers a robust IP provisioning and management engine that makes it easy for hotels and broadband service providers to deploy secure Internet access and Wi-Fi hotspots. The IP management system includes award-winning Internet provisioning, authentication, and billing software, SolutionIP(TM). SolutionInc offers solutions for the hospitality, convention center, property management, health care and broadband industries.
SolutionInc is a trademark and a wholly owned subsidiary of SolutionInc Technologies Limited (TSX-VEN:STL). All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders. www.solutioninc.com
About AFL Telecommunications
AFL Telecommunications, a division of Fujikura Ltd., is an industry leader in providing fiber optic products, engineering expertise and integrated services to the telecommunications industry. AFL manufactures engineers and installs the fiber optic products and equipment that communications providers need to provide high-speed voice, video, and data services to their customers. AFL's extensive experience in both design and application crosses all markets, from Telco, Broadband and Wireless, to Electric Utility, OEM and Private Networks. Visit us at www.afltele.com.
About Davidson Hotel Company
Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Davidson Hotel Company is an award-winning, full-service hotel owner and third-party management company that provides management, development/renovation, acquisition, consulting and accounting expertise for the hospitality industry. The company currently owns and/or manages 33 upscale, independent and branded hotels with more than 9,200 rooms across the United States, including such affiliations as Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Marriott, Renaissance, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. Additional information on Davidson may be found at the company's Web site, www.davidsonhotels.com.
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For further information: Natalie Doyle Oldfield, VP Marketing, SolutionInc Limited, (902) 422-1647, firstname.lastname@example.org; Kent Brown, Director - Access Solutions, AFL Telecommunications, (864) 433-8072, email@example.com; Cyndi Norwood, Davidson Hotel Company, (901) 821-4155, firstname.lastname@example.org
CO: AFL Telecommunications ST: South Carolina NI: SOF INTERNET ENT -0- Jun/17/2008 12:00 GMT