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As Business Centers Remain Required- Space Savings Technologies Provide Innovative Solutions:

October 19, 2017 – New York, NY – What is the current status of the Hotel business Center? “It’s evolving,” Says Steve Blidner CEO of TTI, “Business centers are still a service hotels need to provide, however, environments and guest requirements continue to change.  Space has become an issue in many properties which opens the door to utilize new technologies.” Smaller Spaces are easily handled using Tablets instead of Traditional PC’s “One such example” Blidner went on to say is The Americana Inn, In New York. “The property had limited lobby space however their guests still needed to print boarding passes. Also they wanted to provide a concierge, market services and set up a profit center.  We worked with them on the design and installed a touch screen tablet with a keyboard in an enclosure which has their logo engraved. The software consists of pictures upselling their hotel, boarding pass links with local airport info, and a concierge link.” Rosa Wong, General Manager of the Americana Inn remarked “We are extremely happy with the creative solution that TTI provided us, as are our guests. Now we understand why they came so highly recommended. ” Guests at The Americana Inn easily print boarding passes and have access to full concierge services from the company of their choosing. The Americana Inn receives commissions directly from the company on all bookings. TTI provides systems that allow guests to quickly access Boarding Passes, Social Networks, Email, Concierge Services and other functions. Additionally the company is harnessing the popularity of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablets that mount on various surfaces in beautiful enclosures that...

Budget season has arrived

Be Smart- Spend Wisely-And Choose Your Business Center Provider Carefully! September 20, 2017 – New York, NY – The hospitality industry’s offering for Business Centers is changing rapidly.  “Let’s face facts,” Says Steve Blidner CEO of TTI. “Business centers are still a viable commodity. However, the needs of guests have and continue to change.  Make sure your provider has the capability to keep up with these changes. Never get locked into a single platform solution.” Blidner offers these guidelines for choosing your business center provider: “Research the hardware carefully; make certain you are purchasing a recent model CPU, and not a discontinued one. Consumer equipment is not designed to be on 24 X 7, and will not be suitable for a business center environment. Purchase business grade machines that include the latest operating systems. Windows 10 has many enhancements including upgraded security protection.  Proper configured systems will last years longer than the everyday bargain computers.  Check and double check equipment pricing to avoid paying excessive mark-ups.” Blidner further details the 4 major points Hoteliers should be considering in choosing and revamping their business centers: Carefully review your agreement. Be leery of clauses that enable the vendor to charge more for after hours or additional support services.   Your annual support fee should cover all of that. Make sure you have different software options to choose from. Hotels have different demographics.   One platform cannot address the needs of all hotels. Make sure your agreement has a termination clause in the event of poor service. That will increase pressure on the vendor to keep up their standards. Check references carefully. Not just...

Not your basement business center anymore…

TTI Technologies, a supplier of ID/Passport Scanners, Business Centers, Lobby Tablets, Hotel Information Boards, announced today that it has the answer to the business centers of yester year, says Steve Blidner, TTI CEO, “Yesterday’s business centers were designed for the days when travelers were not equipped with all types of hand held smart devices. Today many decisions are processed by smart phones and tablets of all kinds.”  The modernized business center by TTI Technologies understands that and has created an environment that supports and in many cases enhances the applications used by personal smart devices. “Our hotels asked and we listened”, says Blidner, to provide a new look at alternatives to the traditional Business Center and other ways to meet the technology needs of their guests.  “We have been providing Hospitality Technology since 1991 and embrace the advent of tablets, cell phones and all the devices that have changed our daily work life” said Blidner.  “We’ve released new solutions that focus in on what guests still want out of business centers, such as boarding pass printing and support for business presentations, while allowing the hotel to promote their amenities, services, and partners.”  Below are some recent installations. WEB CUBES The Charles Hotel in Cambridge had us set up 20” TOUCH SCREEN PCS on each floor in a small space with a door by the elevators. The PCs are mounted on VESA mounts and have a shelf underneath.  They do not have a Keyboard or Mouse.   TECH BAR  Some hotels have added Tech Bars in an area of the lobby by the bar so that guests can access email...

Guests Checking In With Fake ID’s is on the Rise

Guests Checking In With Fake ID’s is on the Rise: Provide Protection for Your Property with Scan2PMS by TTI   HOW DO YOU KNOW?           August 1, 2017 – New York, NY – Reports of guests using fake documents is on the rise. As hospitality properties around the world seek ways to enhance security while delivering outstanding customer service, they require innovative solutions to meet their individual needs. Security regulations in many countries require hotels to check IDs. One very widely installed product is Scan2PMS. It works by scanning a guest ID; the system then populates selected fields on the guest profile of the Property Management System (PMS). Required information is automatically extracted and used to fill in registration information. In less than three seconds, the hotel can accurately capture this information, speeding the guest check-in process, helping to prevent long queues. This information can also be utilized to check against key customer lists, corporate accounts, or law enforcement watch lists. Steve Blidner, TTI’s Founder and CEO remarked, “We provide Hotels with the top of the line 3M Scanners with Authentication, the same ones used by TSA, and Border Control. These scanners use infra-red and ultra-violet to scan the ID for any tampering.  They also use an ingenious software program that compares the ID to thousands of templates to look for discrepancies. “ “Chargebacks also take a serious bite out of property profits. TTI’s Scan2PMS provides accurate, fast ID authentication for hotel and hospitality businesses and is proven to cut theft substantially. It’s the trusted ID authentication solution used around the world”, says Blidner. Do...

The Business Center of the future is here! Provide up to the minute information to your guests with TTI

            July 18, 2017 – New York, NY – Put down your own devices. There’s something much more visually appealing to distract you in hotel lobbies these days. They are digital screens, and tablets that hotels are using to draw guests out of their rooms and into the lobbies to learn more about the property and surrounding neighborhood. The Prince Waikiki gives travelers something they can’t get on their own devices: insider information about the hotel, customized tips on restaurants and attractions, works by local artists, photos of guests at other properties around the world, and more. A great guest experience requires engagement. Digital signage gives The Prince Waikiki a modern, dynamic and imminently flexible way to show guests their focused on their needs. Their digital displays welcome guests, show current weather and event schedules, advertise concierge services and promote hotel services. The displays also show promotions for their on-site dining and retail outlets to drive sales, advertise special offers and discounts, and increase customer engagement. TTI Technologies, best known for their beautiful customized Hospitality Business Center Kiosks that are safe and secure for guests, is continually innovating its solutions.  TTI now offers a solution for hotel guests; a self-help option to navigate property facilities and quickly finds what they’re looking for with an interactive directory along with TTI’s software solution, giving your guest the full business experience. Touchscreen directories are modern and efficient, allowing guests to guide themselves instead of relying on receptionists or information desks. They also save costs of printing costly listings and directional signs. Make the move to TTI today for...

Orchestrate Your Business Center for guests of all ages – See us at HITEC

    ComLeading Edge Technology Serving The Global Hospitality Industry Come see TTI’S Leading Industry Performance of The Future of Business Centers at HITEC  We are transforming yesterdays “Basement Business Centers” We Beautify and Secure Business Centers TTI has been providing Hospitality Technology since 1991 and embrace the advent of tablets, cell phones and all the devices that have changed our daily work life. See Innovative Guest Facing Technology that builds repeat business and improves Trip Advisor ratings TTI is the preferred choice for many management companies and brands. Partners like Interstate Hotels and the Intercontinental Hotel Group have been switching to TTI For those properties that want to use existing equipment; TTI can utilize it in most cases, as well as create non-PMS access codes which the hotel controls to eliminate unwanted usage and printing.  Come see us at HITEC or call 888-692-4262 or sales@ttitel.com...

Looking for another BUSINESS CENTER Solution? Discover why the industry shift is ON and why it’s to TTI:

TTI offers reduce costs and compatibility with most existing hardware platforms      A TTI Exclusive – Dual Partition Software Additional Benefits Include:   Unparalleled 24/7 Support, Service, Flexible Implementation Plans and Dual Boot Systems including Windows 10 enhance benefits with proven compatibility The hospitality industry’s offering for Business Centers is changing rapidly. For many hotels, particularly independents, this can bring challenges. “In the age of acquisition, vendor transition often means working with an unfamiliar support team, entering into a new software license agreement, and in some cases non Windows 10 compatibility and changing out an existing operating system. None of this benefits a hotel or its guests. A reliable business center platform is an integral part of hotel management operations. Vendor stability is critical.” Said Steve Blidner CEO of TTI. “Interruption in vendor service are serious matters that detract from the business of running a hotel. Reliance on a stable hotel business center system from a trusted tech provider with 24/7 support is important for independents. Many of our clients have been with us for more than 15 years. We feel this is the result of great products, our high level of continually expanding support, creative up to date platforms and the long-term value of TTI as a wise business investment. TTI’s version upgrades are included in our annual support at no additional cost and always have been.” Trusted Partners like Interstate Hotels, The Intercontinental Hotel Group, Diamond Resorts and the Empire Hotel Group, just to name a few have been switching to TTI, as well as numerous IT consultants. Built for Hospitality, it has everything you need to improve...

Who Are Your Guests…The Pearl Knows!

Who Are Your Guests…The Pearl Knows! Is your guest really your guest?  Authenticate with id and passport scans… know your guest with picture recognition so you can you serve them better… Authenticate with TTI’s Scan2PMS. New York – The hotel business is changing. According to Travel Weekly News, 6% of intended travelers have cancelled due to fear. Hotels today face the unique challenge of pre-serving Hospitality while protecting the guest.  TTI Technologies understands this….and knows how to fulfill that challenge. Business and recreational travelers demand safe and secure hotel accommodations. “We know who our guests are because TTI’s Scan2PMS knows. All our guests’ license or passport information is securely scanned in seconds into the property management check in screen, it ensures accurate information, guest photo for guest recognition which is very helpful if they lose their key or for Concierge recognition.”  this from Glenn Isaacs, VP Hotel Systems, Empire Hotel Group. TTI Technologies PMS™ is the leading solutions provider of ID/ Passport Scanners for independent hotel operators. “Now Hoteliers can ensure that their property provides as secure an environment as possible, while maintaining friendly customer service” says Steve Blidner, CEO TTI Technologies. Click here for more information on TTI Tech­nologies Scan2PMS.  ...

Kahala Hotel and Resort Enhances Guest Experience by Offering Free to Guest Business Centers in Honolulu using TTI Technologies Custom Software

Luxury Hotel & Resort Kahala expands its focus on guests with custom solutions provide by TTI Technologies TTI Technologies, the hospitality industry’s leading provider of ID/Passport Scanners, Business  Centers, In-Room Tablets, Concierge Services and other hotel technology solutions announces that the Kahala Hotel and Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii’s reigning Luxury Hotel recently has implemented TTI’s Free to Guest experience in their business center with two new computers and TTI’s Customized Hospitality Software. The new 27” iMac with retina display has high resolution and Kahala wanted to showcase the true clarity of the resolution. At the time of the hardware selection, TTI Technologies software was not ready for the Apple higher than usual resolution. Additionally, Kahala also had a 27” Dell Precision PC with 4K Discreet monitor that is state-of-the-art. TTI worked over the holidays and in just two weeks was able to write new software code that would allow the beauty of its software to display on Kahala’s Business Center hardware. Aaron Okajima, the Director of Information Technology worked directly with the TTI Operations Team to ensure that their guests would have the best available experience, at no cost to the guest. Kahala Hotel and Resort also requested software and support for a new employee lounge so that their employees would also be able to quickly and efficiently handle day to day needs. “TTI Technologies delivered exceptional service and solutions that exceeded our expectations for both our free to guest business centers and our employee space,” shared Aaron Okajima, Kahala Director of IT. Steve Blidner, CEO TTI Technologies stated, “We are truly honored to have the opportunity to work with...

Are you being told that you cannot have dual boot and the latest OS for business center platforms?

 TTI pleases all guests with Dual Partition Software Unparalleled 24/7 Support, Service, Flexible Implementation Plans and Dual Boot Systems including Windows 10 enhance benefits with proven compatibility May 9, 2017 – New York, NY – TTI Technologies, best known for their beautiful customized Hospitality Business Center Kiosks that are safe and secure for guests, is continually innovating its solutions.  With TTI, guests can have the flexibility of using the operating system of their choice, often utilizing the properties existing equipment. Both Operating Systems have the security and guest service features for a successful managed Business Center, which is another major factor why our trusted Partners like Interstate Hotels and the Intercontinental Hotel Group have been switching to TTI. Built for Hospitality, it has everything you need to improve your guest’s experience. Some important features include: Multiple Platforms with a brand management solution customized to your standards Cleaning off guest files and potential viruses & protecting guest-users privacy in real time Promote your Hotel amenities for increased guest experience Blocking out inappropriate sites Preventing non guest usage while reducing costs Available 24/7/365 with proactive monitoring ensuring that all TTI equipment and software is working at its...