Bittel Turns Room Phone into Personal Device Docking Station
As travelers rely more and more on their cell phones vs. the landline in the room, Bittel Americas has enhanced the UNO Media series placing focus, functionality and fun back into the guestroom telephone. The UNO Media 3 third-generation device from Bittel is a guestroom phone, audio player with embedded iPhone/iPod dock (plus integrated cables for iPads and other MP3 players), and an alarm clock radio all in one. UNO Media 3 is Bittel's answer to travelers', brands' and designers' demands for service, standards and style.
According to a recent study released in January 2012 by PhocusWright titled: "Mobile Hits the Mainstream: Leisure and Business Traveler Trends," smartphone ownership among leisure travelers is at 52% while 73% of business travelers own a smartphone. The main use of the mobile device is for Internet connectivity. Within the past year, 59% of leisure travelers and 84% of business travelers with mobile phones use their devices to access the mobile Internet. In addition, 39% of mobile web users (both leisure and buisiness travelers) will access the web via mobile device even when Internet-connected PCs are in reach.
UNO Media 3 is streamlined to complement any room decor. EZ-Fit faceplate inserts make branding and messaging simple and they don't require a plastic overlay. The universal template saves time and money on maintenance and replacements, while the acrylic overlay seals against moisture and spills to better protect against damage. The unit is available in cordless and corded models with single- and two-line configurations plus speakerphone. Each unit is equipped with up to 10 programmable guest-service keys and a message waiting indicator is compatible with all major hospitality PBXs.