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4 Benefits of Casting for Hotels and Guests

Consumer habits have shifted significantly over the past year with more people turning to content than ever before. The use of devices other than televisions, such as phones, computers and tablets, has further illuminated the power of content. The change in consumer habits has increased the need for hoteliers to invest in technology that gives guests access to their favorite content. That’s why casting has become a popular, cost-effective solution for hotels to meet the

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Nextivity and World Cinema Partner to Deliver In-building Cellular Connectivity to Communities and Destination Properties Worldwide

World Cinema adds Nextivity’s award-winning Cel-Fi in-building cellular coverage products to its line-up of wireless connectivity solutions for B2B and B2C customer deployments HOUSTON and SAN DIEGO, CA – April 14, 2021 – Nextivity and World Cinema (WCI) today announced the companies are partnering to deliver enterprise-grade in-building cellular connectivity to communities and destination properties throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. WCI now offers Nextivity’s award-winning Cel-Fi products through

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Delivering a Secure Foundation Globally

WCI Technologies is a leading telecommunications and technology company integrating systems for global enterprise companies. WCI Technologies provides end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, private enterprise 5G wireless, cloud, voice, colocation, unified communications, and satellite solutions. NOT JUST ANOTHER PLAYER IN THE GAME. WE ARE THE GAME.  As a Lumen Channel Partner, WCI Technologies can utilize Lumen’s flexible, fully-integrated portfolio of network and IT services that spans infrastructure, applications, services and geographies to enable greater

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3 Things Remote Workers Want from a Hotel

As many companies move away from traditional workspaces, employees are turning to an unexpected solution – hotels. Whether they’re looking for a change of scenery or a quiet space away from home, many remote workers are utilizing hotel rooms as their office for the day, week or month.   According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, roughly half of U.S. professionals believe their companies will allow them to telecommute at least part time after the pandemic.

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The Latest Hotel Technology from WCI

Investing in the right hotel technology solutions can help hotels boost the guest experience, reduce costs, and keep guests and staff safe. In the post-pandemic world, we’ve seen a shift from high touch points to contactless, privacy-driven experiences. According to a recent customer engagement study from Hospitality Technology, 48% of guests said they like to use innovative and new hotel technology during their stays. Check out WCI’s newest products and features to keep your hotel

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4 Ways Hotel Technology Can Create a Luxury Guest Experience

The way guests view luxury travel is changing. What travelers used to equate with a luxury guest experience, such as hands-on customer service, is no longer the standard for many. According to the Amex Trendex survey, today’s consumers say that personalized experiences, cleanliness and privacy are the most desirable luxury amenities. Travelers are looking for greater control over their guest experience, and one way to offer that is through technology. Leveraging technology is a simple,

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Future Insights for Hotel Tech in 2021 and Beyond

As a result of the pandemic, guests are now expecting a higher level of safety, convenience and comfort during their stays – making the need for high-quality, reliable hotel tech more important than ever. Technology is a critical aspect in creating a superior guest experience. Investing in the right technology can allow you to seamlessly meet the rapidly changing expectations of your guests while setting your hotel up for future success. Robert Grosz, Executive Vice

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How World Cinema & Cambium Networks Creates Network Value for New Brands with Customized Solutions

For a fresh new brand in the extended stay hotel industry, the requirement of security and scalability couldn’t come at the sacrifice of cost effectiveness or user experience. The client called in World Cinema (WCI), known for executive beautifully in environments just like this. Case Study: Extended Stay Hotel Brand with an “All Things Connected” Feel A brand new extended stay hotel brand needed a turnkey partner to create an “All Things Connected” feel across

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SINA Hospitality Selects World Cinema as Their In-Room Entertainment Provider to Generate Consistency

Ravi Patel, CEO and co-founder of SINA Hospitality, engaged World Cinema in 2014 during the construction of its first Marriott hotel in Richmond, Virginia. His decision to select World Cinema was based on the innovative, future-proof product World Cinema provides at a preferred price. World Cinema now provides in-room guest entertainment to 10 SINA Hospitality properties.  The user-friendly features of WCI’s set-top box with WorldVue® in addition to the company’s attentive customer service enable SINA

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Technology trends shaping the future of hotels

Technology is a critical aspect for hotels in creating a superior guest experience, especially when customer expectations are rapidly changing. Learn more about technology trends that are shaping the future of hotels. Expansion of contactless technology The hospitality industry was quick to implement enhanced safety and hygiene procedures as a result of the pandemic, and many hotels will continue to build and improve these features in the years to come. As guest habits have changed,

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Are students still watching traditional television?

The number of property owners choosing to move away from traditional television is declining due to the perception that students consume less television than in the past. While this demographic consumes less television programming than other demographics, television viewing among students has actually remained stable over the past 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Although there is more competition in the content marketplace, younger adults are proving that there is still value

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The importance of wireless connectivity in senior living

In the past, senior living communities have been hesitant to invest in modern technology for fear that residents would lack interest or fail to adapt. Fast-forward to today, and communities are recognizing the importance of wireless connectivity in senior living more than ever before. Research shows that today’s older adults are far more tech savvy than previous generations. According to a recent Pew Research study, only 14% of seniors were Internet users in 2000. Now,

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The impact of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in hospitality

As technology continues to evolve, it can sometimes feel like there are constantly new trends to watch for. But one trend hoteliers don’t want to miss out on? The shift to 5G and Wi-Fi 6 in hospitality. The introduction of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 is creating many new opportunities when it comes to connectivity. Together, these advancements bring next-level, seamless functionality to the wireless world. 5G technology enables hotels and venues to implement a richer

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Connectivity in Healthcare Facilities

As technology and the internet become ubiquitous across all places where people live, work, learn, and spend time, connectivity in healthcare facilities is becoming more and more relevant. As we discussed in a previous blog about senior living, the Internet of Medical Things is provoking a revolution in medicine and healthcare technology. This will not only be seen in senior living, but especially in healthcare facilities.  When the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical

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