LodgeNet Broadband, a business unit of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET), today announced the addition of the MobileAccessVE in-building wireless solution to their growing portfolio of products following the completion of the Corning MobileAccess solutions certification program.
"Having adequate in-building cellular voice and data signal connectivity from mobile operators is a growing need for all hotels," said Steve Pofahl, General Manager of LodgeNet Broadband. "With the vast majority of cellular connections and mobile data downloads being made inside of meeting and hotel rooms, the need for clear, strong signals is extremely important to the hotel business. The MobileAccessVE solution installs in days instead of months, right onto existing HSIA (LAN) structured cabling, and it is certified by Cisco as 100% compatible, bringing a higher level of guest satisfaction to hoteliers."
The MobileAccessVE solution takes advantage of existing Cat-5e/6 LAN cabling for cellular signal distribution, while maintaining full Ethernet and wireless LAN capabilities. This cost-effective approach does not consume LAN capacity and minimizes the disruption and deployment costs associated with new cabling projects and conventional DAS infrastructure solutions.
"Conventional cellular antenna systems were hard to justify for many hotels because of costs and disruption associated with breaking open walls and pulling new cabling. However, MobileAccessVE is a perfect fit since it re-uses existing cabling commonly found in almost all hotels," said Jeff Kunst, Vice-President of Product Management for Corning MobileAccess.
For more information about the MobileAccessVE solution, go to www.lodgenetbroadband.com/partners/in-building-wireless or visit LodgeNet Broadband at Booth 407 of this year's HITEC conference, June 20-23 in Austin, TX.
About LodgeNet: LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.8 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com .
LodgeNet and the LodgeNet logo are registered trademarks of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation.
About Corning Incorporated: Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.