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HITEC NEWS: Roundup of HITEC Launches and Announcements

The recent HITEC hosted a bevy of product launches and introductions. Here are some highlights.
LodgeNet Putting "Four Screen" Future On Display
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation highlighted the company’s latest achievements related to the ongoing deployment of its “four screen” services offering. Since adopting its four screen strategy, LodgeNet has deployed a number of market-driven services that can be accessed through the EnvisionTM iTV platform as well as travelers’ smartphones and tablets. Among these is an Interactive Program Guide (IPG), which enables guests to easily find and tune to TV programs in the room.   
TripCraft Teams with Newmarket to Deliver Guest Service Mobile Solutions
TripCraft developer of the hospitality industry's first mobile commerce platform for guest and operational applications, announced that it is partnering with Newmarket International, the hospitality industry's leading event and guest experience company, to deliver new and innovative mobile solutions for the hospitality industry. The new mobile capabilities will empower hotel staff to increase efficiency and guest satisfaction by delivering guest value at the point-of-service. 
SuiteLinq Forms Global Alliance with Swisscom Hospitality Services
SuiteLinq and Swisscom Hospitality have announced a strategic global alliance in which Swisscom Hospitality will serve as an integration partner and distributor of the SuiteLinq enterprise-wide, digital guest-services platform. Under the agreement, Swisscom Hospitality will sell, service and maintain the SuiteLinq product set in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The alliance also creates a framework for Swisscom Hospitality to provide service and support to SuiteLinq customers in the Americas.
InvoTech Launches Handheld Wireless UHF-RFID Linen and Uniform Reading  
InvoTech Systems, Inc., provider of the GIMS Linen, Uniform, and Laundry Systems, announced the launch of its new GIMS mobile inventory software for portable UHF-RFID handheld readers. The new system streamlines laundry processing because it provides ‘instant inventory’ scanning of bulk linens, storerooms, and uniform carts. The wireless reader enhances InvoTech’s widely installed GIMS linen and uniform solutions and reduces labor costs by creating a more efficient inventory process.
VingCard Elsafe Intros New Electronic Lock  
VingCard Elsafe has introduced a minimalistic electronic lock concept.
iRiS Software Systems Launches Virtual Hotel
iRiS launched iRiS Towers, its Virtual Hotel application and is inviting HITEC visitors to download this multi-lingual, interactive guest services app onto their own smartphone or tablet during the show.  
NXTV Quadriga Supports Networking Capabilities With New Specialist QNetworks
NXTV Quadriga has announced that its new specialist business unit called ‘QNetworks,’ is now fully operational to unify the guest experience and support the company’s U.S. based customers. QNetworks was designed to respond to the growing technology and operational challenges facing hotels as they transition their networks to achieve greater efficiencies, build competitive advantage and meet demanding guest requirements. This specialist team will act as the single partner for hotels to meet the evolving needs of both the hotel and guest network infrastructure, providing a single point of contact across the United States or globally as required. QNetworks will provide a growing range of network management, consultancy and delivery services including: network monitoring and reporting; Internet provisioning; bandwidth optimization; WiFi consultancy; TV network standards and convergence services.  

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