Flyte Systems Signs Agreement with LodgeNet

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Provides Real-Time Airline Flight Information to Guestroom TVs at 1,100-Room Hyatt Regency O’Hare Using In-Room TV Remote

FlyteXchange, combined with LodgeNet’s Flight Info application, creates a solution that enhances the guest experience and adds value to a property’s in-room services.

Flyte Systems announced it signed a joint agreement with LodgeNet Interactive Corporation to provide hotel guests with fast and easy access to interactive, real-time airline flight information from their in-room televisions. Flyte Systems’ new FlyteXchange service will be offered on LodgeNet’s Envision™ high-definition, interactive platform. The companies have completed their first system installation at the landmark 1,100-room Hyatt Regency O’Hare in suburban Chicago. Flyte Systems is the leading provider of airport travel information displays and digital signage content for the hospitality industry, digital signage, convention centers, and related businesses.

Flyte Systems, LodgeNet deliver confidence-boosting travel amenity that guests will remember
“LodgeNet’s Envision platform makes it possible to deliver an interactive airline information service that will give guests more confidence in their travel plans,” says Scott Triphahn, Flyte Systems vice president. “Guests now access real-time flight status with Flyte Systems’ FlyteXchange integrated with Envision’s TV flight application using the controls on their in-room remote. The guest is in control to simply scroll through all flights; narrowing their search by specific airline and even zeroing in by flight number. At the Hyatt Regency O’Hare guests view both O’Hare and Midway flights in seconds, faster than any PC or mobile device can offer. The LodgeNet Envision product coupled with Flyte Systems airport experience has just raised the bar for guest convenience. This is something travelers will value and remember.”

“FlyteXchange, combined with LodgeNet’s Flight Info application, creates a solution that enhances the guest experience and adds value to a property’s in-room services,” says Paul Johnson, LodgeNet vice president of product management. “We worked with Flyte Systems on the implementation, and found them very experienced in this arena, delivering a relevant product for travelers. They have been extremely responsive and a valued partner.”

Real-time departure data makes the difference
Flyte Systems provides the only full service flight information display solution with real-time departure information. What sets Flyte Channel apart from PC-based applications is the ability to post accurate airline flight arrival and departure information. In contrast, FAA-regulated scheduled departure times do not list delays caused by air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, crew availability, and weather.

Flyte Systems offers a suite of products that serve the traveling public: FlyteBoard, FlytePass, FlyteChannel, FlyteTouch, and now FlytePad with handheld mobile airline information.

  •     FlyteBoard is a wall, floor, or ceiling mounted high-definition, flat panel screen for lobbies, restaurants, bars, and other public areas, displaying flight information for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePass combines FlyteTouch with free, secure boarding pass printing. It can be provided as a stand alone or neatly packaged in either an all wood kiosk or an integrated metal kiosk to match your décor.
  •     FlyteChannel permits guests to view live airport flight information conveniently and comfortably from their in-room television.
  •     FlyteTouch enables individual guests to search flight information using an interactive touch screen that displays real-time flight arrivals and departures for one or more airports.
  •     FlytePad is a mobile-ready service that delivers real-time airline information via the iPad, enabling hotel staff to provide guests with airline information anywhere and anytime.

Many hotel properties also use Flyte Systems’ applications to increase revenue with innovative marketing approaches for distressed travelers. For tips on how to generate revenue by providing guests with Flyte Systems airline information, please log on to the Flyte Systems website at http://www.flytesystems.com.

Going to HITEC 2011 in Austin? Visit Booth 1230 to meet with Flyte System’s team and learn how subscription-based airport flight information displays for the traveling public can boost your bottom line.

About LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LNET) is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet will be demonstrating its Envision platform and apps (along with other TV, broadband and mobile solutions) at the upcoming HITEC show in Austin, Texas. Attendees are invited to visit the LodgeNet booth (#407) at the Austin Convention Center during floor hours, June 21-23.

About Flyte Systems
The Flyte Systems Division of Industrial Television Services (ITS), based in Chicago, Illinois, is the leading provider of subscription-based environmentally responsible airport flight information displays for the hospitality, convention center and digital signage industries and related businesses. It delivers accurate, instant, airport-centric updates of flight information – not FAA-regulated scheduled departure times that may omit last minute changes. Properties are able to differentiate their products and boost customer loyalty and repeat business with ’glance-and-go’ content critical to a traveler’s day. Flyte Systems’ product suite builds upon ITS’ 50-year history as the leading provider of live flight information to airports, airlines, government agencies, port authorities and other travel-based businesses. Flyte Systems was formed in 2007 to offer new Web-based travel technology and product lines. In addition to using Energy Star-compliant digital displays, Flyte products help significantly reduce energy consumption by eliminating unnecessary trips to the airport. Customers include Marriott, Hyatt, Westin, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Hilton, Doubletree, Hotel Sofitel, Adam’s Mark, Renaissance and Crowne Plaza hotels, independent properties, convention centers and transportation centers.

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