New York's iconic Plaza Hotel selects Guest-Tek to provide state-of-the-art communications and entertainment platform



    CALGARY and NEW YORK, Jan. 29 /CNW/ - Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment
Ltd., ("Guest-Tek") (TSX:GTK) has announced they have been selected by Elad
Properties owners of New York's landmark Plaza Hotel, and by operator Fairmont
Hotels to provide Guest-Tek's OneView(TM) Media platform to provide the Plaza
Hotel with free-to-guest ("FTG") Internet protocol television ("IPTV") with
high-definition ("HD") programming, and HD video-on-demand ("VOD")
entertainment services.
    The Plaza Hotel will be opening soon after a $400 million lobby to roof
renovation, including the restoration of its defining landmark public spaces
such as The Palm Court, Oak Bar and Oak Room. The Plaza also includes private
residences and an elegant multi-level retail collection.
    Each of the 282 hotel rooms and suites can receive 60 channels of
high-definition along with a large library of high-definition video-on-demand
movies. Guests can use AMX touch-screen control panels to control their
entertainment system, room lighting and temperature, and to order theater
tickets, room service or restaurant reservations.
    The guest experience at The Plaza will be seamless, a hallmark of
Fairmont Hotels. All guest facing screens on the televisions, phones, and AMX
panels will provide the guest with harmonized, Fairmont branded, easy to
navigate menus.
    "As part of the Plaza experience, we wanted to deliver a state-of-the-art
entertainment system for our guests," said Miki Naftali, President and CEO of
Elad Properties. "The Guest-Tek system provides a stunning high-definition
experience second to none in the world."
    "The ability to shape every aspect of the guest experience was critical
to us for the reopening of The Plaza. We wanted to be able to define each
component of the system to match the unrivalled service our guests receive at
every touch point throughout the hotel. Guest-Tek was the only clear choice
for us to be able to achieve our goals at The Plaza," said Shane Krige,
General Manager of The Plaza Hotel.
    "We are of course extremely proud to be a part of this historic project.
We are always ecstatic to be able to meet the entertainment standards set by
so demanding a hotel as The Plaza," said Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-Tek. "Where
hoteliers are passionate about every component of the guest experience, we
find a very strong fit with our ability to provide a robust and flexible
solution to meet their goals."
    Guest-Tek's OneView Media(TM) HD system provides an advanced and
intelligent HD set top box that supports MPEG2, MPEG4-AVC and VC-1. The
OneView(TM) Media HD platform provides a complete 100% digital system able to
support both IPTV, and VOD in HD and standard definition (SD) formats. Digital
content is delivered securely over IP using industry standards for conditional
access and content encryption featuring Advanced Encryption Standard 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.

    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 3,066 properties and over 507,000 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

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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

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