Products Nov. 15, 2012
(Lodging Hospitality Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) HDTV
GlobalVue says its new 42-inch HDTV was specifically designed for
easy installation and set up due to easy-access cloning via a side
UBS port. All models in the line feature MPEG4, built-in
HD-ATSC/NTSC/QAM clear tuners, public display settings and multiple
ANTIMICROBIAL VANITY MAT
NanoTouch Materials markets a line of antimicrobial mats items
hotels can use as a vanity mat for guests’ personal
belongings, TV channel guides or table tents. The company says the
product kills bacteria, viruses and fungi.
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
The new ATRIO hospitality management software from PAR Springer
Miller gives hoteliers the choice to deploy the system on the
cloud, on-premise or a combination of the two. The company says the
modular suite simplifies guest-centric technology systems,
resulting in streamlined operations, seamless integration,
scalability, lower cost and more.
Sanitaire’s new SC3700 Quiet Clean canister vacuum has an
assortment of accessories for bare floor, carpet and detail
cleaning. The company says the lightweight (14.4 pounds), but
durable unit operates quietly for day or night cleaning and
features a premium filtration system. The machine quickly converts
from carpet to hard surface cleaning with the flip of a button.
Designer Stacy Garcia partnered with Durkan to produce two carpet
collections Wild Corners and Acid Hip that combine bold
colors and striking patterns. The collections are available in 46
patterns, 18 CYP (Computer Yarn Placement) and 28 print options, as
well as six colorways.
MOBILE SURVEY TAKING
UniFocus introduced a mobile device functionality that it says
should increase response rates for its guest, meeting planner and
employee engagement feedback surveys. A dynamic link automatically
displays either a mobile or standard version of the questions,
based on the device the user is viewing when taking a survey: a
standard version for users of desktop and laptop computers and
iPads and other tablets; a shorter mobile version for users linking
through a smartphone.
Hall China Co. offers a line of ceramic baking and serving pans it
says are durable, easy to clean and allow food on buffets and
serving lines to keep its quality longer compared to pans made of
plastic or stainless steel. Plastic pans, Hall says, fail to retain
heat or cold, while stainless steel units continue to cook the
food. The company says ceramic cookware is more scratch-resistant,
which makes it easier to clean and sanitize. Hall’s line of
ceramic food pans comes in eight sizes, including two deep
TRI-Umph is a new addition to American Specialties’ Roval
Collection of hand dryers. The company says the automatic
high-speed dryer is a super-hygienic, fast-drying and competitively
priced option for commercial washrooms. The unit’s ergonomic
design allows users to dry their hands in a natural position
without water splash-back or water falling to the floor and
creating a hazard. Its filter system is comprised of three layers
of filter: HEPA, carbon and anti-microbial.
The Stand and Stow toothbrush holder from Lightbulb LLC is a hotel
amenity that provides guests with a clean place to stand their
toothbrushes in the bathroom and a convenient place to store the
brushes when they leave. A customization program from the company
allows hotels to place their logos on the item.
HOSPITALITY LEGAL ISSUES
The fourth edition of Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality
Industry from Research and Markets Ltd. shows hotel owners and
operators how to effectively and proactively manage the legal
environment in their lodging properties. New to this edition are
discussions of payment card industry compliance, revised ADA
regulations, information on social media and more.
WIRELESS PA SYSTEM
The Loudmouth Wireless PA System from Ritron, Inc. allows hotels to
use existing portable two-way radios, base stations or mobile
radios to deliver live voice messages at a distance of up to two
miles away, making the system suitable for general paging or
announcements, weather emergencies, security announcements and
more. The company says the system installs easily and virtually
anywhere with no trenching or extensive wiring required.
The Piper Chair from MTS Seating is contemporary and comfortable
and takes stackable banquet seatings to “an elegant new
level,” says the company. The multi-contoured seat shell
provides the comfort. The chair is stackable up to 10 high and
comes with a 12-year structural frame warranty.
The xPress Check-In app from Northwind allows hotels to use iPads
and other tablets for personalized mobile check-in and check-out
services with seamless remote access to Northwind’s Maestro
Property Management Suite. Using the app, guest service agents can
provide curbside service, upsell and change room assignments in
real-time, complete group check-in and room blocking, remotely
encode magstripe and RFID room keys, capture credit card info with
PCI compliance and more.
The Plank Collection of furniture, developed by Pfeiffer Lab for
furniture manufacturer Council, is made of Perennial Wood, a
product made in the U.S. from domestically harvested Southern pine.
The manufacturer says the wood undergoes a proprietary process that
transforms its cell structure, leaving no toxic substances and
providing a physical barrier that resists damage from outdoor
elements for decades.
The SC9050B lightweight commercial upright vacuum from Sanitaire
features a more durable design in a lightweight, easy-to-maneuver
frame, says the company. The frame is made of magnesium, which is
75% lighter than steel and 33% lighter than aluminum. A new design
allows users to place their foot on the vacuum hood and release the
vacuum from the upright position without the use of the foot
FLATWORK IRONER CLEANER
Tingue, Brown & Co. introduced a heavy-duty Continuous Belt
Cleaner for flatwork ironers. Using an abrasive mesh strip design,
the cleaner accesses difficult-to-reach areas directly under the
ironer to remove large amounts of dirt, lint, grime, wax and other
contaminants that accumulate over time.
Lather Hotel partnered with luxury bath and body brand Mistral to
introduce the Mistral Verveine hotel amenity collection. The
products draw on organic shea butter to soften, natural olive oil
to hydrate and condition and the scent of verbena to energize and
soothe, says the company. The collection includes shampoo,
conditioner, shower gel, body lotion, body soap, face soap, bath
salts, shea butter and hand cream.
Enhancements to VingCard’s RFID locking technology promise to
nearly double the reading speed for its Classic RFID, Signature
RFID and Signature RFID Remotus designs. In addition, the company
says the new platform enables the RFID locks to read keycards from
more than twice as far.
Jamison Bedding’s new Town & Country mattress line comes
in four models including one- and two-sided designs. ArmorPur
technology repels water- and oil-based liquids and stains. It
safeguards the bed from mold, mildew, algae, bacteria, odor-causing
microbes and microbial deterioration.
Signet Cleaning Chemical Service combines cleaning chemicals from
Diversey with the delivery service of Cintas. The co-branded
product line includes floor, hard surface and manual warewashing
cleaners. The delivery service eliminates the need to carry
inventory and provides properly diluted chemicals at the push of a
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