Downtown Austin Real Estate Project Offers World-Class Technology Amenities and Services to Residents

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Luxury condo The Austonian reflects Austin's status as a center for technology and innovation. Basic and advanced technology services will be made available to residents, supported by an elite team of IT specialists and a team of personal assistants available 24/7.

In a city celebrated around the globe for technology and innovation, Austin will soon feature one of the most wired luxury high-rise residences in North America: The Austonian.

Residents of the 56-story luxury high-rise condo will not only have access to state-of-the-art technology inside their homes, but will also have the support of an elite team of IT specialists. These IT experts will be part of The Austonian's Capital Class of services, which are supported by a staff of 24/7 Austonian Assistants.

Inside their homes, residents will have access to technology at their fingertips via a wall-mounted, touch-screen driven control panel that is network-enabled for seamless interaction with Austonian Assistants, Austonian services, and the outside world.

Driven by the Simplicate software system, several basic and advanced features will be available. Basic services for web-enabled touch screens are covered by HOA dues and include digital access with Austonian Assistants for requests such as a call for a personal vehicle or taxi, notification of package delivery, concierge services, and guest arrivals and departures. Other information displayed via the touch screen includes local weather reports and forecasts, inter-home recordings and messaging, and optional camera consoles. Network reservation services will also be available, giving residents the ability to reserve the various building amenities available for private use.

Advanced options, available for a fee, include subscription Internet services and automated controls of climate, lighting, telecommunications and security systems, and integration with home entertainment systems.

The Austonian will be wired to support Internet access via Time Warner and AT&T broadband networks. Specialized bandwidth configurations are available to advanced users by request. Additional building services supported by The Austonian's extended technology services include video conferencing in the executive conference room on the 10th floor and free WiFi in the lobby and on the 10th, 55th and 56th floors.

Advanced technology services and management are available through AIT-360, a menu of support services available to Austonian homeowners on a fee basis. AIT-360's elite team of IT specialists is focused on delivering a convenient and connected lifestyle to residents. Whether delivery and setup of a laptop or smart phone is the task, or installation of a media storage device or a surround-sound system is what's needed, AIT-360 specialists are on standby to provide service to residents of The Austonian.

The Austonian is located in the heart of downtown Austin, adjacent to the 2nd Street District. For additional information about The Austonian please contact Cile Montgomery at Giant Media, 512.462.4666 or cmontgomery (@) giantmediallc.com.

About The Austonian:
Located at the corner of 2nd and Congress in Austin, Texas, The Austonian will be the pinnacle of downtown luxury living when it opens in spring 2010. Slated to be the tallest building in downtown Austin and the tallest residential building in the western United States, The Austonian will offer panoramic views of Austin and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. More than 40,000 square feet of private amenities are available to residents of The Austonian and include a 55th floor that can host parties from 15 to 200, a 56th floor dedicated to exercise and 10th-floor amenities ranging from poolside cabanas and kitchens to a 12-seat screening room.

The Austonian is the second North American luxury real estate project by Grupo Villar Mir (GVM), creators of the Mayakoba golf, hotel and residential resort located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. GVM has developed and sold over 7,000 individual residential condominium units and has controlling interest in Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL), which has built and sold over 20,000 residential condominium units over the past decade. More information about The Austonian is available at http://www.theaustonian.com. Keep up with the latest news, notes and views regarding The Austonian on the development's blog, http://www.theaustonianblog.com.

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