Guest-Tek and Datatel to provide OneView(TM) Media into the Latin American marketplace

    CALGARY, AB and PANAMA CITY, Republic of Panama, Jan. 15 /CNW/ -
Guest-Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd. ('Guest-Tek') (TSX:GTK) and Datatel,
S.A (A Grupo Comtel company) have announced deployment of Guest-Tek's OneView
Media platform into The Bristol Panama, a sophisticated luxury hotel set in
the heart of the bustling financial center of Panama City, Republic of Panama.
    Guest-Tek's and Datatel S.A.'s relationship allows Latin American
hoteliers like the Bristol Panama hotel the ability to provide Guest-Tek's
OneView(TM) Media platform with the regional support. As a global provider of
media and entertainment platforms Guest-Tek has leveraged Datatel experience
and strength in serving the Latin America Hospitality marketplace.
    "Guest-Tek's deployment of the OneView(TM) Media system into The Bristol
Panama is a step in the continued growth of our company in Latin America.
Working with an established partner, Datatel, S.A. that utilizes the highest
industry standards creates a powerful team for the hospitality in-room
entertainment industry in Central America," said Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-Tek.
    "We researched many companies before making the final decision on a
company to provide interactive entertainment," said Ing. Marco Gateno Ch.,
President of Datatel, S.A. "Our final decision was based on Guest-Tek's global
dominance with their OneView(TM) Internet and their past abilities to support
this system throughout the world. We chose Guest-Tek's OneView(TM) Media
solution based on the company's implementation standards, strength as a global
provider, speed of delivery, as well as their strong relationships with
Hollywood's largest entertainment studios."
    Guest-Tek's OneView(TM) Media system provides for the delivery of Digital
content 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 renewability,
revocability, and even complete replacement - instead of costly and inflexible
hardware based solutions that are dependent upon proprietary embedded hardware
in the television.


    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


    Datatel, S.A. is a member of Grupo Comtel which has served the
telecommunications industry in Republic of Panama for over 35 years. Founded
in 1998 by Ing. Marco Gateno, Datatel marks the entry of the group into the
data communications part of the telecommunications industry. Datatel brings
forward its vast experience in communication of voice and data to the
Hospitality market. For more information about Grupo Comtel, go to

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For further information:

For further information: Arnon Levy, President & CEO, Guest-Tek, (403)
444-8488,; Geoff Clark, CFO, Guest-Tek, (403)

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