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TMCNet:  iBAHN Launches Advanced Cloud-Based Network at HITEC

[June 24, 2013]

iBAHN Launches Advanced Cloud-Based Network at HITEC

MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- iBAHN, a global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality and events sectors, today announced the launch of Mercury - its advanced cloud-based platform. iBAHN made the announcement from HITEC 2013, the world's largest hospitality technology show.

The introduction of the cloud-based Mercury platform reinforces iBAHN's commitment to R&D and underlines its status as an industry leader by providing customers with the scalability, reliability and flexibility required to manage ever-increasing bandwidth demand. The new network architecture puts network management power into hotels' hands and gives operations managers and IT staff the ability to control network speed and manage guests' connectivity demands in real-time and at a detailed level.

Industry research shows that in less than two years, Internet traffic from wireless devices will exceed that of wired devices. Furthermore, the number of networked devices is projected to be about 14 billion - twice that of the entire global population. Thanks to its cloud-based scalability, the Mercury network architecture is capable of responding to current mobile-driven demand as well as expected increases in connectivity needs from hotel guests.

Mercury supports higher coverage and greater density across a range of sites, from hotel rooms to large convention centers to high-capacity sports stadiums.

"More devices translate into more network traffic - a data deluge. With the launch of Mercury, iBAHN ensures that hotel and venue operators around the world will be able to offer a world-class connectivity experience, regardless of how many devices are connected to the network," said Tom Duke, iBAHN CTO. "Cloud-based ecosystems are highly effective, when properly designed and implemented. In the hotel context, platforms such as Mercury can be of great benefit because they provide a reliable, scalable and flexible solution to current bandwidth management challenges as well as a foundation for future needs." Duke will speak at HITEC on two panels: 1:30 PM on Monday, June 24 "Building Wi-Fi Boot Camp" and 2:45 PM Wednesday, June 26 "A Behind the Scenes Look at HSIA." About iBAHNiBAHN creates exceptional information and entertainment experiences for people on the move.

iBAHN is a partner with business owners in the hospitality, conference, food service and retail industries. We complement business strategy with managed services enabling connectivity, entertainment and information over a dedicated enterprise grade IP platform.

The iBAHN managed network operates in more than 50 countries across six continents delivering connectivity, information and entertainment to tablets, laptops, mobile phones and flat screens. Three million times a month, business owners, people on the move and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies rely on iBAHN solutions.

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