SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please note removal of "by Marriott International" from the headline and first sentence of release dated June 10, 2015.
The corrected release reads:
THING5, BOOTH 1449 AT HITEC, NAMED AS GPNS ENHANCED PROVIDER
Thing5 LLC, the trailblazer in modernizing network services for the hospitality industry announced today that it has been officially classified as a GPNS Enhanced Provider. The GPNS Enhanced certification for Thing5 means that in addition to offering its HSIA/WiFi services, it is able to offer converged networking services to any hotel in the Marriott portfolio.
Properties utilizing Thing5 benefit from having a singular IP/networking infrastructure provider property-wide, as well as cost savings, streamlined operations and an overall better guest experience.
Vaughn Melson, CTO & Director of Procurement at Blue Water Developments, commented on his recent GPNS Enhanced installation stating that, “Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is our newest hotel and our goal was to deploy a best in class WiFi network, and handle traffic from all of the IP services and back office data for the hotel. The Thing5 design was a converged network that enabled us to eliminate a significant amount of the low voltage wiring and all of the coax. The backbone communications between the MDF and IDF are routed across a fiber optic network that Thing5 manages. I estimate that $550 per guestroom was saved with the converged network design versus a conventional hotel network design.” Blue Water Development is a developer and owner of resort hotels, restaurants and campgrounds in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
This is the third Blue Water Development hotel that has installed Thing5 solutions. “The network at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites is performing better than expected,” Vaughn noted. “Every square foot of the property has full coverage including the entire beach in front of the hotel. We are happy to be opening on time, on budget and with a best in class network.”
Thing5 is the only single-source provider in the hospitality industry for both transit AND solutions for HSIA, back-office data, VoIP inclusive of in- and outbound unlimited local and long distance calling as well as cloud PBX solutions over a managed network. Thing5 has two Network Operations Centers (NOCs) that provide 100% in-house support for property staff and guests, operating 24x7 for remote and onsite technical support.
About Thing5 LLC
Thing5 is the leading US-based provider of cloud-based voice, guest Internet access and contact center services to the hospitality sector and services over 4,000 properties of the most prestigious hotel chains and travel companies including Hilton, Wyndham, Kimpton, IHG, Universal, Marriott, Best Western, Millennium, Sonesta, Extended Stay America, Red Roof Inn, La Quinta Inns & Suites and American Express Travel.
Thing5’s offerings allow hoteliers to streamline operations and reduce costs while modernizing telecommunications infrastructure, and deliver unprecedented access to actionable data. Thing5 solutions include a fully featured suite of cloud-based telephony products including SIP Trunking, PBX, Voicemail, Call Accounting, Auto-Attendant, Guest Mobile Device Integration, Support for Legacy Telecommunications systems, Customized Reservation Services, PBX Operator Services, Loyalty Program Support, Social Media Services and Guest High Speed Internet Access services for hotels of all sizes and classes, independent and branded. Thing5 solutions are deployed at thousands of hotels worldwide, for more information on solutions or partner/reseller opportunities visit us at Booth 1449 at HITEC in Austin June 16th -18th or go to http://www.thing5.com.