Press Release Summary:
Optimized for IntelÂ®-based Apple iMacs, ElevenBC lets hotel properties deploy fully functional, managed computer for guests to use. Universal business center computer, capable of running Mac OS X and Windows XP, provides access to respective Office suites. After each session ends, computer electronically shreds guest's private documents, files, and other settings to ensure data security. Color laser printer lets guests print documents, and USB ports enable data transfer.
Original Press Release:
Eleven Wireless Launches ElevenBC for Intel-based Apple iMac
Industry-first business center computer solution from Eleven updated as a Universal application optimized to take advantage of the Intel-based Apple iMac performance.
Minneapolis, MN -- June 22, 2006 -- Eleven Wireless, a leader in on-demand software for broadband networks, today launched the new version of its business center computer solution, called ElevenBC. This software update is optimized to take advantage of the Intel-based Apple iMac computers' performance improvement. ElevenBC enables hotel properties to deploy a fully functional, managed computer for guests to use for business or personal use.
ElevenBC's software manages key aspects of the computer system, allowing hotels to customize the look and feel of the guest experience. Additionally, after a guest ends their session, ElevenBC electronically shreds that guest's private documents, files and other settings. This assures data security while providing a fresh experience for subsequent users free of any residual documents, viruses, bookmarks, or other content.
ElevenBC previously delivered an industry-first Mac OS X and Windows XP on an Apple iMac G5 system. Leveraging the new Intel processors means Windows XP on ElevenBC's iMac runs at speeds similar to those of Windows XP running standalone on typical PCs.
"Some of our guests want Windows and others prefer Mac. Our partnerships with Eleven enable us to satisfy all guests with a single business center computer," said Andrew Furrer, Kimpton's VP of Technology.
With the click of a mouse, guests can switch between Mac OS X and Windows XP. Both Windows Office and Mac Office are available for use by guests, allowing them to create and edit documents, presentations and spreadsheets in whichever environment they prefer. A color laser printer allows guests to easily print their documents and available USB ports let guests take their data with them.
"Why settle for an Internet kiosk or even a Windows-only machine when you can get both Windows and Mac on a superior hardware platform?" questions Andrew Yorra, Eleven's VP of Business Development. "Hospitality is about guest satisfaction, and ElevenBC empowers hoteliers to deliver their guests a better business center experience."
Eleven is a leader in on-demand software for broadband networks. ElevenOS enables the central management of all aspects of guest broadband networks. ElevenBC allows hotels to deploy an elegant, all-in-one business center computer solution. The company's software is used in many of the leading hotel properties throughout the United States and Central America. Eleven is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.elevenwireless.com or call 503.222.4321.
Founded by Bill Kimpton in 1981, San Francisco-based Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is a unique collection of boutique hotels coupled with destination restaurants. All Kimpton Hotels are thoughtfully appointed and individually designed to reflect the energy, personality, and pulse of each property. Featuring highly personalized guest services, comforting in-room amenities, and one-of-a-kind specialty rooms and suites, Kimpton hotels provide travelers with welcoming atmospheres that embrace its signature elements of care, comfort, style, flavor, and fun. For more information, please visit www.kimptonhotels.com or call 1-800-KIMPTON.