Hospitality Automation Impacts Guest Experience and Operational Efficiency

Let CytexOne Transform the Operation of your Philadelphia Hotel Property

The tourism and hospitality industries bring many different types of visitors to the City of Philadelphia. Families drive to the City of Brotherly Love for the weekend; business travelers come for meetings or major conventions; international visitors explore America’s birthplace, and art lovers, music fans, and foodies drop by for a night.

What is new with IoT in 2016?

We are less than 2 weeks into the New Year and a lot is brewing. At the CES show in Las Vegas, IoT products and tech concepts have been making a big splash.  IoT in 2016 is about smarter devices, more connectivity, and then the need to manage and control and operate all these ‘things’ with the least amount of tools and expense.

Press Release: CytexOne Leverages Control4 Solutions to Bring the Benefits of IoT and Smart Home Technologies to Hotels and Smart Buildings

NEW YORK—Dec 9 2015 — The smart buildings market featuring the Internet of Things (IoT) is predicted to reach $181B in 2020,* driven by installations of automated lighting, fire detection, physical security, and HVAC systems. To make the vision a reality, CytexOne, creators of intelligent, connected environments is partnering with Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL), a leading global provider of smart home solutions, to deliver smart hotels and smart buildings of the future in the New York Region.

IT Best of Breed: Hospitality Sector ‘The Perfect IoT Environment’ according to CytexOne

By Mark Haranas, editor CRN and Best of Breed (BOB) editor

Internet of Things specialist CytexOne is diving head first into the hospitality industry by forming its own CytexOne Hospitality full-service division to capitalize on opportunities emerging in the IoT market.

CytexOne, which been working in IoT for over a decade, says the new division provides integrated platforms and infrastructure to hotels around the globe while delivering “high-performance” IoT solutions for hospitality organizations, according to CEO Dan Levine.

IoT Evolution: The IoT Comes to Hospitality with First Smart Hotels

Written by Ken Briodagh

The Connected Home is becoming a thing of the present, and, thanks to a new project from CytexOne, so is the Connected Home-away-from-home.

CytexOne is a developer of intelligent, connected environments, and it has launched a new initiative called CytexOne Hospitality, which is said to be the first and only company dedicated to creating and managing smart hotel environments. The goal is to deploy IoT solutions for hospitality businesses that will improve staff productivity, guest comfort and building energy efficiency and security while maintaining a connected environment.

Network World: How the hospitality industry is embracing the Internet of Things

How the hospitality industry is embracing the Internet of Things

There’s no question that the Internet of Things can make an enterprise more efficient. The harmonizing of sensors, devices, and data harmonized into one system gives rise to context-aware computation and enables the environment to respond instantly to change, be it in temperature, light, movement or other factors. This not only brings numerous new opportunities, but also significant cost savings, music to the ears of today’s business leaders.

Automation on the Go

You’ve hit the road with the family for the annual summer vacation. You can help but feel apprehensive about the well-being of your house and property while you’re away. Thanks to innovative home technology, your worries can be over. Equipped with Internet-friendly surveillance cameras and control systems, your house can keep you apprised of everything from a busted pipe in the basement and trespassers in the backyard, to the status of the thermostats and light switches. All you need with you is your smartphone and a Web connection, and you can monitor and manage your home from miles away as easily as if you were there.

An automation system and surveillance cameras can be set up to alert you to certain conditions via a text or email message. From your phone you can log into the system to confirm the validity of the alert, and better yet respond appropriately to it. For example, if your system has texted you of motion at the front door, you can access the outdoor surveillance camera view the scene remotely on the screen of your smartphone. If you see that it’s a friend who’s stopped by to pick up your mail, you can unlock the door remotely to let him/her in, the lock it back up after they leave. Should see the weather back home has become outrageously hot and dry, you can tap into your home control system remotely to adjust the thermostats to protect that housecat you left behind and activate the sprinkler system to keep the grass healthy and green during your absence.

With remote access to the electronic systems in your house, you’ll have the peace of mind to truly relax during your well-deserved vacation.

Press Coverage: New York Times – How Smart Could I Make My Dumb Manhattan Apartment?

SOMEBODY in my apartment is not very smart, and since I live alone, it is obviously the machines.

Here is how clueless they are: If I hit the remote for the Bose CD player in the living room, the Bose iPod dock 10 feet away turns itself on. The DVD player, VCR and cable all have their own remotes, which refuse to communicate with one another. The radiator and air-conditioning units must be adjusted with a lever, and they have only three settings: Comfortable, until you get into bed; Too Hot or Too Cold, as you are falling asleep; and Shoveling Coal on the Titanic, at 3 in the morning. And while I have never left the house with the gas on — a fear that apparently is passed down genetically — I worry, as I grow older, that this might happen.

Press Coverage: Hampton’s Magazine – Bankers Buck the Boardroom, Do Business on the Beach

From a story printed August 24, 2012: Sagg Main beach, Monday, 7 AM. Amid the joggers and dog walkers taking advantage of the quiet are what looks (from a distance at least) like people absorbed in very serious reading. The text in question must be weighty given the concentration on their faces (e.g., furrowed brows despite the Botox). One might even conclude they were praying.

They’re not. Upon closer examination, it’s not a well-worn novel you see in their hands but an iPad, BlackBerry, or iPhone. And what is it they’re reading? The latest Bloomberg feeds, of course. A morning stroll before the US stock markets open at 9:30 am is the ideal moment to catch up on financial news and prepare for a day of trading—by the pool. Dan Levine, CEO of CytexOne, a top technology company with headquarters in Manhattan that caters to a broad range of customers, including NYC-based bankers and Hollywood stars with Hamptons homes, says technology is now so effective that a banker could, on occasion, go missing from the office for a week and no one would notice. “You can now transfer work calls from your mobile using the office system,” he says. “Your PA might never figure out that you were on the beach.”

Press Coverage: New York Sun — Developers Use Technology to Distinguish their Properties

Originally Published in the New York Sun, October 18, 2007

Technology is the latest amenity New York’s condominium developers are using to wow potential buyers.

Many developers are installing building integration systems that allow residents to communicate with the concierge, valet, doorman, and others by using an interactive touch screen. Also offered are home automation features that control lighting, temperature, blinds, music, and video. Techno-savvy buyers expect, and even demand, a high level of automation in their new homes, and many are plunking down hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain it.