Lorica to Deploy the Lorica Room Center Converged Managed Network at Landmark Chicago Hotel

  • Lorica Solutions
  • 06.22.09
Mark Holzberg, chairman and CEO of Lorica Solutions, a leader in converged managed networks to the hospitality industry, announced that the company has entered into an agreement to install its Lorica Room Center (LRC) at the downtown Chicago Whitehall Hotel and to provide ongoing network monitoring and guest help desk services.

The installation will take place during the summer as part of The Whitehall’s network and technology renovation.

Lorica Solutions is the developer of the Lorica Room Center, one of the only fully managed converged networks specifically designed for the hospitality industry. The Lorica Room Center acts as a communications hub and monitoring node for all in-room devices, enabling new technologies like HDTV while providing proactive monitoring and support from Lorica’s 24X7 Network Operations Center and Help Desk.

“I wanted to offer wireless Internet to our guests, but installing the equipment and delivering a strong signal in a historic building is challenging and expensive,” said Bert Yen, owner of The Whitehall.  “My wiring consultants, Delta Telecomm Company, talked to me about the benefits and cost advantages of Lorica’s converged network and suggested that I talk to them.  It turned out the consultants were right - the Lorica solution greatly reduced my cabling expense while giving the hotel a state-of-the art network that will provide our guests excellent wireless HSIA today and will enable me to add other IP based applications over time.  I also like the fact that Lorica will provide remote monitoring of the network and guest help desk services on a 24x7 basis, so that our staff can focus on overall guest satisfaction.” 

“All of us at Lorica are thrilled to be working with Mr. Yen as he takes this historic property and adds the technology to meet the needs of The Whitehall’s discriminating guests,” said Holzberg. “It’s a privilege to be part of this phase of the property’s evolution.”

Lorica Solutions is a leader in converged managed networks for the hospitality industry.  The company’s Lorica Room Center (LRC) is a comprehensive solution addressing hardware, software, wiring, management and support for truly converged hotel IP based networks.  The LRC allows for significantly reduced costs while future-proofing hotels and enhancing the guest experience.  In addition to providing hotels with the LRC, the company offers superior wired and wireless HSIA and total management, monitoring and help desk support through its state-of-the-art Network Operations Center located in New York State.

Lorica serves hotels ranging from five-star resorts to select service properties, including such brands as Marriott, Starwood, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Choice, Trump International, InterContinental, Radisson and others. The company is headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y.

Lorica will be exhibiting at the HITEC Show in Anaheim, Calif., booth No. 855, June 23-25, 2009.

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