Roomnet, a provider of hotel entertainment and Wi-Fi solutions, has launched an innovation lab in Oxfordshire, England, where it will test and integrate technology the company says will shape the hotels of the future.
Roomnet CEO Darren King says, “We are excited to introduce this new testing and development facility, which will allow us to stay at the forefront of the rapidly evolving hotel technology industry.”
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According to King, hotels use many varieties of technology, “and all too often the decisions are made in isolation, without always considering or understanding the impact and compatibility with the other platforms being installed.”
The lab will use a Juniper Network to support numerous systems that will be tested, including guest room management, building management, property management, point of sale, energy management and internet of things.
Roomnet’s team will focus on “identifying solutions that will have the greatest positive impact on the guest experience and provide efficiency gains for the hotel,” King says.
Roomnet says its innovation lab is open for collaboration and partnerships with hotels and hotel technology companies.
Founded in 2014, Roomnet has offices in California, the United Kingdom, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.