Guest-Tek announces the landmark release of OneView(tm) Media High Definition services to Hotel 1000 in Seattle



    CALGARY and KIRKLAND, WA, June 26 /CNW/ - Guest-Tek Interactive
Entertainment Ltd. ("Guest-Tek")(TSX:GTK) and MTM Luxury Lodging, have
announced deployment of Guest-Tek's OneView(tm) Media High Definition (HD)
platform into Hotel 1000, a sophisticated, world-class luxury hotel located in
downtown Seattle and managed by MTM Luxury Lodging.
    Guest-Tek's deployment of OneView(tm) Media HD platform delivers Video on
Demand in High Definition (HD-VOD) with titles from major Hollywood studios to
guest rooms at Hotel 1000. Guests are able to experience DVD-like
functionality such as Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward and Book Marking as standard
functions with the Hotel 1000 system.
    Guest-Tek's OneView(tm) Media HD platform provides a complete 100%
digital system able to support both IPTV, and Video on Demand in High
Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) formats. In addition, the system
uses software based content security technologies that support industry
standards for conditional access, encryption, and session based forensic
watermarking.
    "Guest-Tek's deployment of the OneView(tm) Media HD system into Hotel
1000 is a landmark to both our company and the hospitality in-room
entertainment industry as a whole," said Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-Tek. "Hotel
1000 is a perfect example of where the hospitality industry is heading and MTM
Luxury Lodging has set the bar for other luxury hotels worldwide to emulate."
    MTM Luxury Lodging is an industry leader in developing future
technologies in their managed properties. MTM's Hotel 1000 provides advanced
in-room technology on a fully converged IP network to improve the guest
experience that is thoughtfully hidden in a relaxing environment with modern
amenities like Guest-Tek's OneView(tm) Media HD platform.
    "Our approach to bringing technology into Hotel 1000 was based on the
belief that we need to provide a future-proof infrastructure to take full
advantage of rapidly developing product for hospitality," said James Simkins,
Senior Vice President of MTM Luxury Lodging. "We chose Guest-Tek's OneView
Media HD solution based on the company's industry leadership in the new HTNG
industry standard, High Definition programming, implementation standards,
speed of delivery, as well as their strong relationships with Hollywood's
largest studios."
    Guest-Tek's OneView Media(tm) HD system provides an advanced and
intelligent High Definition set top box that supports MPEG2, MPEG4-AVC and
VC-1. Digital content is delivered securely over Internet Protocol (IP) using
industry standards for conditional access and content encryption featuring
Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption technology, as well as
aiding content protection from piracy with session based forensic
watermarking. The additional value of this technology provides flexibility
through a software-based approach to content protection supporting easy
renew-ability, revocability, and even complete replacement - instead of costly
and inflexible hardware based solutions that are dependent upon proprietary
embedded hardware in the television.
    OneView Media HD also provides Hotel 1000 with the industry's first true
High Definition (HD) user interface (UI) completely customized and tailored
for the hotel's brand using web-based industry standards and is powered by a
fully functional embedded browser - breathing new life into internet on
television.

    ABOUT GUEST-TEK

    Guest-Tek (Toronto Stock Exchange: GTK) is the world's largest provider
of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-Tek's
OneView platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony
services. Guest-Tek is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing
services including network design, procurement, implementation, and post sales
customer support to over 3,400 properties and over 505,000 rooms. The
company's head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and it has major support
facilities in Irvine, California, and Warsaw, Poland as well as Sales offices
located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about
Guest-Tek, go to www.guest-tek.com.

    ABOUT MTM LUXURY LODGING

    Hotel 1000 is managed by MTM Luxury Lodging as part of its collection of
luxury properties including Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union, Wash.; Cave B
Inn at SageCliffe in Quincy, Wash.; the Freestone Inn at Wilson Ranch in
Mazama, Wash.; The Ivy Hotel in San Diego, Calif.; Willows Lodge in
Woodinville, Wash.; the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club and Spa in Kirkland, Wash.;
a conversion of the Charles Street Jail to The Liberty Hotel in Boston opening
summer 2007; and the Bardessono destination resort hotel opening in
Yountville, Napa Valley in spring 2008. For more information about MTM Luxury
Lodging, go to www.mtmluxurylodging.com or Hotel 1000 www.hotel1000seattle.com





For further information:

For further information: Arnon Levy, President & CEO, Guest-Tek, (403)
444-8488, arnon.levy@guest-tek.com; Geoff Clark, CFO, Guest-Tek, (403)
444-8427, geoff.clark@guest-tek.com

Organization Profile

GUEST-TEK INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LTD.

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890