Press Release: November 29, 2010
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Marriott Selects HP to Meet Demand for Premium In-room Technology in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia -- HP today announced that Marriott International in Australia has selected HP Networking high-performance infrastructure to deliver advanced in-room technology services to hotel guests.

As part of its “Spirit to Serve” philosophy, Marriott recognizes that guests want the latest technology offerings, such as high-speed wireless internet access and IPTV, available in their guest rooms. To deliver these services and prepare for future services not yet imagined, Marriott has embarked on a significant upgrade of its networking infrastructure.

Marriott selected the HP E Series suite of routers, switches and controllers for this task, based on their high-speed architecture and scalable system design. With remote intelligent management and a lifetime warranty, the HP E Series offers the ideal solution for a distributed network that can cope with large demand peaks during events and holiday seasons.

To provide wireless access for its guests, Marriott will rely on HP E Series wireless multiservice controllers, access points and devices. Access devices, which integrate both wired and wireless connectivity ports in hotel rooms, significantly reduce cabling costs, switch ports and power sourcing equipment.

“We believe these technologies are an important part of our guests’ overall experience and, as such, we need a reliable, high-performance network to ensure a smooth running, continuous service – which HP provides,” said Andre Baljeu, director, Field Technology, Asia Pacific Region, Regional Information Resources (I.R.) Office, Marriott International.

HP is partnering with leading hotel technology service provider DOCOMO InterTouch to deploy the HP E Series suite of routers and switch products in Marriott hotels in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The first hotel installation was completed this month. The full deployment is expected to complete in August 2011.

“Delivering the highest level of guest services is critical to the success and competitiveness of hoteliers,” said Darren Read, director, Networking – South Pacific, HP. “HP provides a core-to-the-edge networking portfolio to help hotels such as Marriott innovate and deliver enhanced guest services, creating new travel experiences for their guests and differentiation from their competition.”

More information on the HP Networking portfolio is available at www.hp.com/networking.

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About DOCOMO InterTouch

DOCOMO InterTouch is a premier integrated technology solutions provider to the global hospitality industry. It is one of the world’s largest hotel service providers, delivering reliable and secure wired and wireless broadband connectivity services, multimedia services, interactive television, IP telephony and managed network solutions. The company’s total technology solution, network monitoring and comprehensive customer support enable hotels to offer a superior guest experience, facilitating communications, entertainment and providing vital information for today’s travellers.

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