Solution to be Installed at More than a Hundred Scandic Hotels by Summer
STOCKHOLM — HP will be supplying a total solution to all Scandic’s hotels in Scandinavia. The agreement will give guests at more than 100 Scandic hotels access to wireless Internet connections as well as stationary computers and printer services. HP’s solution is based on Aptilo Networks‘ public WLAN platform and means that Scandic will be using a single technical platform for all its hotels.
A growing number of hotels have seen a rising demand for wireless Internet and therefore need a purpose-built solution to enable secure and dependable use. For hotels with many business guests, WLAN access in rooms is taken for granted in the same way as a TV. Scandic offer its guests these services at no extra cost.
Aptilo’s system solution is today used by more than 300 hotels worldwide and at a large number of airports, cafés and other public environments. The system has been developed to handle most payment methods and business models and is the obvious choice for all professional WLAN users.
HP has previously worked with Aptilo in projects including supplying a solution for the global operator T-Mobile for its hotspot services in all its Starbucks coffee shops and Sheraton hotels in the UK.
”Our partnership with HP has been very reWårding. HP supplies the total solution while we contribute our market-leading solution for handling, operation and supervision of traffic between Internet access providers and users,” says Paul Mikkelsen, sales manager at Aptilo Networks.
Aptilo has spent four years developing its solution and has today installations in more than 30 countries across five continents. Aptilo and HP have worked together since the spring of 2002.
”With the help of Aptilo Networks’s solutions, HP can deliver total solutions for wireless Internet connection in places with large numbers of visitors such as hotels, airports and conference centres. In more recent times, however, we have also seen a growing demand from schools, public libraries and other sources that see the service not as a source of income but a trouble-free way of providing better service,” says Ove Söderberg, Business Area Manager, Mobile Solutions at HP.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. For the last four fiscal quarters, HP revenue totalled $74.7 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at www.hp.com.
About Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks develops system solutions for PWLAN (Public Wireless LAN), also referred to as hotspots or Wi-Fi areas. The solution enables wireless Internet access at public venues and places such as hotels, coffee shops, airports and conference centers. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Dallas, in Texas, USA. Aptilo systems are up and running in 30 countries on five continents. More information about Aptilo Networks can be found at www.aptilo.com.
Ove Söderberg, Business Area Manager, Mobile Solutions
P: +46 70 591 20 63
Paul Mikkelsen, VP Sales
P: +46 709 316 946