Telkonet, Inc Announces Contract with Red Lion Hotels

  • Telkonet
  • 04.22.13
Telkonet, Inc., parent company of one of the largest high-speed Internet access (HSIA) network providers, EthoStream, has announced a contract to upgrade Red Lion Hotels' wireless networks at 19 corporate-owned sites.

Telkonet, Inc.'s Industry-Leading EthoStream HSIA Delivers Wireless Performance Upgrade to Red Lion Hotels

Telkonet Inc. (OTC BB: TKOI), parent company of EthoStream, one of the nation's largest hospitality high-speed Internet access (HSIA) network providers, announced that Red Lion Hotels has contracted EthoStream for end-to-end upgrades of wireless networks at 19 corporate-owned sites, bringing the hotels to the newest wireless standards. The hotelier will invest over half of a million dollars on new networks in the second quarter.

"Our guests demand a top-notch Internet experience while staying at our hotels. We commit ourselves to delivering all of the comforts of home, and in this case, that includes a great wireless Internet connection for getting work done or viewing videos and social media," said Gordy Dhatt, vice president of information technology for Red Lion Hotels.

EthoStream initially installed Telkonet iWire PLC networks and 802.11g wireless networks at all corporate-owned locations beginning in June 2008 and has been supporting the properties ever since. Red Lion recognizes the importance an aggressive technology refresh cycle can have when providing superior service to guests, and will move forward with Ruckus 802.11n wireless networks at the hotels.

The new networks have been designed to include 500 new access points featuring Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi technology. Each hotel network will be managed through a Ruckus ZoneDirector controller that will manage settings, coordinate channels, optimize wireless power output and ensure seamless roaming throughout the hotel. EthoStream is one of a limited number of Ruckus Top Dog partners in the Hospitality industry.

"Red Lion has been a fantastic partner for EthoStream. We're thrilled to have the opportunity to provide them with an ultra-fast, ultra-reliable wireless network. I know their guests will appreciate the attention Red Lion has given to this key amenity," said Matt Koch, COO of Telkonet.

EthoStream's "Total Solution" offers a complete package of services required for quality wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Dedicated employees conduct site surveys, install equipment and provide service after installation with on-site and remote support. EthoStream employs a knowledgeable, well-trained staff of support technicians, so users can rely on an in-house team to provide rapid, friendly assistance 24/7.

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