GBCblue Selects SolutionIP™ Software for Its Business Center Computing Systems and New Hospitality Portal

  • Ascension Software™
  • 08.26.09
GBCblue and SolutionInc Limited (TSX-VEN:STL) announced the signing of an agreement that will allow GBCblue to embed SolutionInc’s SolutionIP™ gateway software into its LOBBYblue™ guest computing system and ORION™ guest portal.

SolutionIP™ will be integrated into the product as the billing, authentication and Internet access engine.

GBCblue is a leading United States-based provider of remotely managed guest use computing systems. Its flagship product, LOBBYblue™ is used by over 2 million travelers worldwide each year in hotel lobbies and other public places to access the Internet and perform critical computing functions.  ORION™, recently featured in USA Today, is a customized portal that enables guests to communicate with and discover their hotel from a laptop or iPhone.
SolutionInc’s patented Internet gateway system, SolutionIP™ will enable LOBBYblue™ users to register and pay for computer access and directly integrate ORION’s room service ordering catalogue with the hotels property management system. “We are pleased to have our software embedded in North America’s leading business center system and hotel portal. GBCblue has an impressive customer list and is found in almost every major hotel brand,” said Natalie Doyle Oldfield, chief marketing officer at SolutionInc.

“SolutionInc is a world expert in the public Internet access arena. SolutionIP provides GBCblue the unique ability to fully integrate our complete product line with the hotel’s existing operations and create a seamless experience for the guests.  SolutionInc enhances our product today and opens the door to exciting new innovations,” said Ken York of GBCblue.

GBCblue is a preferred technology partner in numerous hotels including Omni and Starwood brands - Westin, W Hotels, aloft, element, and is also a preferred provider for the Link@Sheraton.  GBCblue currently supports over 1,000 systems in the luxury hospitality space and forecasts installs into more than 500 new hotels next year. The company recently expanded into the retail industry and was selected as a preferred provider for The UPS Stores. GBCblue earned the position of 948 on the 2009 Inc. 500/5000, Inc’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. 

GBCblue, based in Vancouver, Wash., offers one of the most comprehensive PC amenity solutions on the market, featuring fully managed software, hardware and revenue solutions designed with both the hotel and the hotel’s guest in mind. GBCblue understands the importance of being a leader in quality assurance and customer satisfaction to the hospitality market.  To this end, the company has established strong relationships with other industry-defining companies such as DELL, Canon, Lexmark and Microsoft which consistently deliver the highest quality products and services to their end users.
With operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, SolutionInc is an established global leader in Internet, centralized hotspot connectivity, billing and management solutions. SolutionInc provides software and services to the hospitality and telecommunications industries through its award-winning, patented technology software products: SolutionIP™ and SolutionIP™ Enterprise. Through 700,000+ touch points, SolutionIP™ allows people to easily and securely connect to the Internet from locations such as hotel rooms, convention centres, universities, restaurants and airports. SolutionInc is a trademark and a wholly owned subsidiary of SolutionInc Technologies Limited (TSX-VEN: STL).

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