SMC Networks Joins Hotel Technology Next Generation to Strengthen Awareness and Adoption of Innovative Networking Solutions in the Hospitality Industry

  • HTNG
  • 08.25.09
SMC Networks, a leading provider of advanced, high performance networking solutions for the SMB and enterprise markets, announced it has joined Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), a global trade association that fosters, through collaboration and partnership among hoteliers and technology providers, the development of next-generation solutions that will enable them to do business globally in the 21st century.

SMC Networks joins HTNG following the recent release of its new TigerAccess™ Extended Ethernet Switch (SMC7824M/VSW) and TigerAccess Extended Ethernet CPE (SMC7801A/VCP), an affordable VDSL2 extended Ethernet solution which is designed specifically to enable the deployment of high-speed voice, video and data access over existing category 1, 2 or 3 wiring in multi-unit environments such as hotels, apartments, dormitories, etc.  The addition of several soon-to-be-released hospitality-centric add-ons will further strengthen the family of offerings that SMC is deploying into the hospitality space.

“We are excited to announce our membership with HTNG as it provides us with a new forum to demonstrate SMC’s technology and will enable us to grow the awareness of the value that our solutions deliver to the hospitality industry,” said Keith Alexis, vice president of sales and marketing at SMC Networks.  “Over the years, SMC has developed a reputation among its partners for delivering to market networking solutions that deliver an unbeatable combination of performance, reliability, features and value and our membership in HTNG will allow us to introduce the hospitality industry to the advantages that SMC’s innovative solutions deliver.”

“The addition of prominent technology companies such as SMC Networks to our membership is critical in fulfilling our mission to facilitate the development of technology models for the hospitality industry that foster innovation, improve the guest experience, and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of hotels,” said Douglas Rice, executive vice president and CEO of HTNG.  “Our organization provides a forum through which hospitality establishments and technology companies can dialogue in a mutually beneficial environment to bring to market solutions that increase revenues and operating efficiencies for hotel operators.”

Alexis also feels that through SMC Networks’ membership in HTNG it is fulfilling a responsibility to the industry on whole.  “As SMC continues to expand its very public approach to markets such as MxU, it is important to contribute to the technology ecosystem, particularly since our contributions to service, hardware, management and installation are revolutionizing the networking industry.” 

SMC Networks is a leading provider of affordable, easy-to-use, high-performance networking solutions for the consumer, small and medium-sized businesses, and enterprise markets.  With a global presence that supports customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, SMC leverages its heritage of over 35 years to deliver to market a level of quality, reliability and technological advancement that has established it as one of the premier network companies in the industry.

Since 2003, SMC has maintained a green portfolio of networking products demonstrating its commitment to the environment at a very early stage.  In 2008, Instat confirmed SMC's commitment to go beyond cursory attempts at power management when it stated that SMC was one of the top five most energy efficient in the 24/48 port managed switch category.  SMC's green policy is a key component of the company's core strength that can be leveraged by its install base.

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