i-Hotel Deploys Colubris

Colubris and i-Hotel team to provide wireless guest access for 7,500 hotel rooms in Canada

August 24, 2004

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WALTHAM, Mass. and MONTREAL -- Colubris Networks announced today that i-Hotel International, a Montreal, Canada-based organization, has deployed Colubris' secure wireless LAN (WLAN) products to provide guest Internet access in hotel lobbies, meeting rooms, restaurants, golf courses and other sites for over 7,500 hotel rooms across 70 properties in Canada. Based on a wireless LAN system designed specifically for the hospitality industry, the solution combines Colubris' secure wireless Access Points with i-Hotel's Wireless Internet Management System to create a solution that is cost effective, easy to use, and that scales from small to large, multi-site hospitality property deployments.

"We plan to use our hotel-wide, high speed wireless network at the Best Western Europa to provide multiple services to our customers," said Denis Beauchamp, general manager, Best Western Europa in Montreal, Quebec. "Today, our customers have free wireless access anywhere in the hotel. Within the month, they will be able to use their room key card as a mode of payment anywhere in the hotel. Customer purchase information will be captured and sent wirelessly to the Front Desk for billing. Within the year, we will also deploy IP telephony phones for customers. All these services - guest Internet access, key card payment and telephone - will run over the same Colubris/i-Hotel wireless network. Our wireless network allows us to provide more services for customers at very little additional capital costs."

Colubris Networks Inc.

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