OnSat, Avaya Wire Hospitality Industry

[Calgary, CANADA] OnSat.net Canada (CDNX:ONS) has inked a Memorandum
of Understanding with Corporations At Work Technologies ([email protected]) to
establish a joint venture, OnSat Hospitality JV, for wireless
broadband services including high speed Internet access to the
hospitality industry.

Starting with Canada, OnSat’s Digital Equity Network and Avaya’s
wireless AS 2000 Access Servers have been combined to install the new
system in at least 250 hotels during the first year of operation.

“We are already up and running at our first Canadian hotel, with
another 11 hotels already in the process of completing site surveys
for installation in the next 45 days,” said David Stephens, president
and chief executive officer of OnSat.

“This means we are well on our way to meeting the JV’s goal of at
least 250 hotels. With each hotel installation averaging $110,000 in
cost, the JV will realize significant revenues over the next year.”

[email protected] and OnSat have been testing the combination of OnSat’s Digital
Equity Network and the Avaya AS 2000 Access Server product for the
last several months at a hotel in Penticton, British Columbia, where
[email protected] installed an Access Server network as the world pilot product
launch in conjunction with Lucent Technologies.

In the privacy of hotel suites, in public areas and meeting rooms, or
in the outdoor restaurants, hotel guests have been enjoying
high-speed Internet connectivity.

“Our network at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and the Penticton
Conference Center have proven themselves to be functional, and are
already resulting in increased revenue for both the hotel and
conference center through increased meeting room bookings,” said Dan
Hidlebaugh, president and chief executive officer of OnSat
Hospitality JV, and president of [email protected]

Avaya’s national sales force is co-marketing the OnSat Hospitality JV
solution and expects significant market penetration in the
billion-dollar North American hospitality industry.

The joint venture uses [email protected]’s project management and integration
skills, Avaya wireless products, and OnSat’s private, satellite based
Digital Equity Network that combine into a highly complementary
solution for hotels.


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