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2023 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Curious to know the upcoming 2023 technology trends? At World Cinema, we researched the industry and developed the following top two technology upgrades you can expect to see in the upcoming year:

Robots?

While we don’t expect robots to ever replace authentic, human-centered interaction, we do expect they’ll continue to grow in influence, making them the number one 2023 technology trend. Automated technology helps hotels with operations, the behind-the-scenes. The hotels that have used this technology exceptionally well are those that use automation to power the guest experience, using robotics to perform mundane tasks in order to provide time for employees to provide better, more personalized hands-on customer service. For instance, Dream Hollywood has implemented two robots that they use to deliver extra toiletries, etc. to guests. This frees up team members to provide those really exceptional experiences luxury guests are looking for.

However, it’s important to maintain the balance between using robots to automate operations without interfering negatively with the guest experience. People still want to interact with people, and what Dream Hollywood is doing differently is integrating their robots into the guest experience, and having them accompany staff and perform otherwise mundane duties is where they’re differentiating themselves positively.

Guest Demands

Guests are absolutely delighted when they see guest-facing robotics. They are quite savvy, however, to automation, especially when it takes away, rather than enhances, their experience. For instance, guests are not particularly thrilled when they check in at a kiosk, especially if they aren’t given the option of speaking with an agent at the desk. At boutique hotels, in particular, guests are in no particular hurry, they aren’t looking to minimize content and speed up their time in the hotel. They prefer to be greeted by a guest agent and then, say, handed a personalized cocktail by a robot in the lobby. Keeping that human connection is essential as we mix robotics and automation into the guest experience.

Enhanced Connectivity

Wireless networking technology is constantly evolving both from a features and value standpoint. Exceptionality occurs when connectivity solutions are not only scalable but transcend flawless functionality across all industries and their respective applications, both current and future, without impacting the customer. We’ve gone from providing a commoditized product to designing and executing digital business strategies, which focus on developing unique customer-centric solutions that are in alignment with end-user device and application modernization.

The average consumer is reliant on robust internet connectivity in their daily lives, to not only entertain themselves but to work, socialize and interact with the outside world. In addition to supporting residents’ personal devices, apartment Wi-Fi needs to support the property’s common areas and associated devices like cameras, lock systems, etc. Multifamily communities typically feature some sort of business area which advertises free Wi-Fi for residents to use at their leisure.

Process Automation

Automation is a growing sector of all enterprise, hospitality, and multifamily operations. Smart thermostats and lighting devices can significantly improve energy efficiency and financial performance for multifamily communities by monitoring usage and remotely controlling operations, with some companies reporting savings of 10-15% (Think Energy, 2022). Smart thermostats can adapt to a property’s unique needs through artificial learning, motion detectors, and pattern recognition, creating a seamless experience for residents and staff. Updating property technology with updated technologies like temperature controls and smart lighting allows management to monitor energy usage in real-time, providing insight into how the property is consuming energy.

Access Control

Access control is an increasingly important component of smart building technology as it enhances safety and security for communities. This value-added service offering is beneficial for residents, guests, and staff in addition to building owners and managers as it simplifies remote monitoring and security management. When combined with an AI-based common area camera system, properties can use facial recognition to allow or refuse access to specific areas. Additionally, managers can utilize video-based intercom systems and remote boundary alerts to enhance security and monitor suspicious activity.

World Cinema designs retrofit infrastructure solutions at the total lowest cost for boutique and historic hotels. Experienced in the design and wiring process, ImpruviX reviews as-built drawings to design a custom solution for boutique hotels. We customize our unique program for each building’s unique, pre-existing structure.

About

World Cinema designs updated, retrofit infrastructure for boutique hotels. In addition to improving guest connectivity, WCI designs technology systems to support smart devices like cloud-based common area cameras and automated HVAC systems. Thoughtful technology delivers personalized experiences to accentuate the charm and eclectic personality of boutique hotels.

Additionally, our support team works with each property’s continued development and operation, designing customized, future-proof solutions to ensure the network is a buildable foundation for new technologies like Web 3.0, Wi-Fi 7, and 5G. The ImpruviX solution is a cost-effective, long-term technology partnership. Our technology is designed to be adapted and built upon to grow in tandem with each property, working together to adjust to any future needs that may arise.

Extreme Personalized Technology

Boutique hotels use intuitive personalization to create a carefully curated experience for each guest. To complement these efforts, boutique hotels need to partner with a technology partner that specializes in customized retrofit infrastructure solutions. ImpruviX by World Cinema advances boutique hotels, bringing intuitive solutions for each property’s unique needs. These solutions include an invisible fiber deployment, in-building broadband backhaul that penetrates through walls, Fiber to the Room (FTTR), and more. Our solutions have minimal guest interruption and require little to no downtime.

World Cinema has nearly 50 years of experience partnering with boutique hotels. Our portfolio is comprised of curated solutions specifically designed to fit each property’s unique set of needs.

At World Cinema, we believe the history and culture of boutique hotels are an important part of their charm. It is important that retrofit infrastructure solutions enhance that legacy, rather than replace it. The ImpruviX solution prioritizes each property’s structural and aesthetic integrity, upgrading antiquated systems with cabling and wire design. Our team personalizes the network design process to highlight the individuality of each boutique hotel.

Customization is Key

Firstly, our team of specialized technology engineers carefully surveys each site, reviewing the cabling specifics and electrical as-built drawings to explore the existing technology structure. Then, we work alongside property owners and managers to create a customized connectivity solution for the property. Just as boutique hotels provide one-of-a-kind experiences, the ImpruviX retrofit infrastructure solution is built from the ground up for each building’s specific set of needs.

Technology Drives the Guest Experience

The ImpruviX solution supports boutique hotels in their digital transformation process by creating a connectivity solution with minimal impact on the property’s unique aesthetic. Providing secure, reliable internet access is an essential amenity for today’s guests, and the need for connectivity will continue to grow.

Guest-Centered Innovation

World Cinema’s industry knowledge fuels our design process, and we make network solutions that can grow to support new systems to improve the guest experience. Today’s hotel technology extends beyond the guests’ personal devices to contain property management systems (PMS) and customer relationship management tools (CRM). Furthermore, these advancements offer staff additional time to provide exceptional guest experiences. Thoughtful customization relies on careful documentation and the tools that store that data need a reliable network infrastructure.

Boutique properties bring a unique familiarity to the guest experience, and visitors are delighted to find that a property “remembers” their favorite scent or preferred room temperature. Guest-centered technology will continue to rely on updated, integrated CRM systems.

Property-Wide Support

Additionally, the ImpruviX solution includes digital signage and common area cameras with cloud-based video systems in addition to Wi-Fi. Today’s internal communication devices require a strong, connected network to ensure staff and guest safety. Hotels updated infrastructure to support the growing number of connected devices that contribute to guest and employee experiences. While the ImpruviX Common Area Camera System is fully agnostic, we predict cloud-based cameras will continue to grow in influence to improve safety and remote monitoring. Cloud-based technology relies on an updated connectivity network capable of storing data and communicating with little to no latency.

World Cinema has a long history of providing thoughtful ingenuity to guests of luxury and boutique hotels.

Scalable Technology

Antiquated cabling systems are incompatible with today’s technology, and they will continue to lose effectiveness as our needs evolve. To stay competitive, boutique hotels need to use scalable infrastructure to support growing connectivity needs. Our networking solutions bring minimal interference and disruption to daily operations. We support boutique hotels in doing what they do best: serve guests with exceptional, personalized service.

To learn more about our infrastructure solutions and the updating process, please visit https://www.wcitv.com

REVOLUTION WITH 6GHZ AND WIFI7

As a technology company with a rich history in the property technology industry, our many years in business and deep expertise solidify World Cinema and Hospitality WiFi as a credible source for technological commentary. Below are our predictions for wireless connectivity and emerging applications that will depend upon improved networks, as well as how these technologies will transform our future.

The combination of World Cinema and Hospitality WiFi creates a converged services powerhouse serving approximately 7,000 properties representing over 900,000 rooms

HOUSTON, June 27, 2022—World Cinema, Inc.(“WCI”), a leader in deploying and serving property technology for over forty years, today announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Ohio-based Hospitality WiFi LLC, a global leader in delivering Internet Protocol-based wired and wireless networking experiences to the hospitality industry. The combination creates the most customer-centric, well-rounded, and qualified technology services partner for brands, owners, and managers in the institutional real estate industry.

Hospitality WiFi was formed over 21 years ago to satisfy the then-emerging need for hotels to add Wi-Fi connectivity to their guest experiences. Growing to over 2,800 properties on over 5 continents, they have been instrumental in satisfying the growing needs of guest connectivity.

“A real attraction to Hospitality WiFi is the team and their attitude towards their customers. It’s the same culture that has allowed World Cinema to deliver substantial organic growth and success over the past four decades. This is the beginning of a powerful combination which will deliver benefits to our clients and create opportunities for the employees and loyal partners of each company. We are excited to build the future of property technology together.”

– Tommy Fatjo, President of World Cinema

The two companies share the commitment to delivering customer-centric solutions. The promise of both companies is to deliver every time, with no exceptions. The combination is a catalyst to deliver convergence of in-room entertainment, seamless wireless networking experiences, and transformative connected applications like digital signage, smart building, and common area video intelligence services. By maintaining cost leadership and high levels of customer satisfaction, this partnership can increase financial returns for clients by improving top-line occupancy and RevPAR and increasing income by adding operating efficiencies.

“When I founded Hospitality WiFi in 2001, we had a vision to be the number one choice of hotel owners and brands. I’m so proud Hospitality WiFi is joining World Cinema, a company that is known for its long successful track record of delivering hospitality technology services to some of the largest properties and enterprises in the U.S. I’m looking forward to taking our customers to the next level with the combination of our two companies.”

– Jason Szuch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality WiFi

About World Cinema, Inc.
Founded in 1974, WCI is a privately held company headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company serves over 7,000 properties with nearly 900,000 rooms under management.

World Cinema, Inc. (WCI) is a trusted provider of video, advanced connectivity and professional services to properties and enterprises across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the US Virgin Islands. With a dedication to customer service, WCI is leading the way in delivering innovative technology solutions that enhance the resident, guest, and staff experience. From managed services to digital transformation, WCI is a single point of contact for all a property’s technology needs.

For more information, visit www.wcitv.com

About Hospitality WiFi
Hospitality WiFi (HWF) has been providing guest WiFi and other services since 2001. With the goal of offering a better guest experience for hospitality properties, MDUs, restaurants, offices, and other locations on multiple continents, HWF designs, installs, and supports wired and wireless networks, including site surveys, equipment selection and purchase, installation, and ongoing maintenance and management. HWF’s expertise with converged networks enables simplified management and an improved customer experience, with services including:

  • HSIA/WiFi Managed Solutions
  • 24x7x365 Guest Support
  • Voice, Video, and Data Solutions for Communications and Guest Entertainment

For more information, please visit www.hospitalitywifi.com

Transaction Details
This transaction is subject to customary closing requirements. Derick Schaudies led the TI Partners team as exclusive financial advisors to Hospitality WiFi.

Media Contacts:

World Cinema
Ella Steele
[email protected]

Hospitality WiFi
Melanie Swiderek
[email protected]

Research by Parks Associates shows that 43% of U.S. MDU residents use smart home technology in their apartments. However, only 34% of MDU property owners currently offer smart home devices to residents. “Smart” devices can include everything from sensors and IoT to cloud-based services and remote computing and analytics. This increasing demand makes now the best time to invest in smart home technology for MDU communities.

ImpruviX by WCI provides services including remote access controlcloud-connected common area cameras and water and leak sensors. Smart apartments are in high demand, with residents expecting reliable connectivity and property-wide internet. Smart apartments are also valuable for property owners both financially and for convenience-sake. Providing IoT technology in apartments is increasingly necessary to improve resident satisfaction and retention.

Managed Wi-Fi
Apartment complexes can offer property-wide internet access as a value-added service, increasing retention rates and improving the resident experience. Managed Wi-Fi is beneficial for residents and property managers, as outsourced connectivity is a simplified service for both groups. For residents, managed Wi-Fi eases the strain around moving in and out of their dwelling. Residents can move into their space and immediately connect to the internet, avoiding the hassle of negotiating with internet providers.

Furthermore, managed Wi-Fi is an opportunity for an additional stream of revenue for communities. Charging a slightly higher fee for monthly Wi-Fi is commonplace, especially considering the contractual obligations and costs associated. Residents are willing to pay more to avoid the hassle of installing and managing their own internet service. According to the aforementioned report, over a third of residents say they will pay an additional 15% per month for smart amenities. The ImpruviX managed Wi-Fi solution looks at reliability and redundancy, customer support and the simple use of move in, plug in by InstaOn®.

Property-Wide Internet Access
Managed Wi-Fi reaches beyond each individual apartment and encompasses property-wide Wi-Fi services as well. Property-wide internet access is also important for residents, as they are increasingly reliant on constant connectivity. Today’s residents expect to stream content and use the internet seamlessly throughout the property, moving beyond their respective dwellings into community areas like parking garages, laundry rooms and on-site gyms and pools.

In addition to charging for uninterrupted Wi-Fi, apartment managers can advertise property-wide connectivity as an added-value, safety-focused initiative. Connected safety devices include access control and common area cameras, both valuable features for apartment dwellers. Property-wide Wi-Fi, therefore, is an additional safety amenity, setting the property apart from local competition.

Internet-Connected Community Safety
Safety is an important amenity to residents. ImpruviX is the all-inclusive property safety solution, offering both common area cameras and cloud-connected access control. Smart access control systems improve safety throughout a community, providing residents with additional freedom and security through their personal devices.

Residents expect apartment communities to provide safety across the property, but especially within their individual units. Today’s renters expect apartments to come fully equipped with smart sensors to detect carbon dioxide and water leaks. Smart sensors are an essential amenity, as fires and flooding are an extreme financial strain on apartment buildings. Additionally, leak detectors enable properties to locate and repair water leakage issues before they affect the building structure, potentially saving thousands of dollars for future repairs.

Smart Apartment Devices
Smart sensors and leak detectors mitigate insurance concerns as they are preventative security measures. Additionally, apartment communities can save on insurance through clean energy initiatives and energy usage tracking. Smart apartments that are equipped with temperature control and smart lighting can monitor energy usage in real-time, providing insight into how the property is consuming energy.

Likewise, residents are also interested in smart home devices for their money-saving opportunities. A report from the National Multifamily Housing Council showed that residents are most interested in smart home technology that can save them money. This includes solutions like smart thermostats, sensor lighting and digital door locks. Additionally, smart thermostats reduce energy consumption with “eco-friendly” options to control the temperature and improve efficiency while the resident is away. Furthermore, today’s smart thermostats can adapt to a user’s typical schedule through artificial learning, motion detectors, and pattern recognition, creating a seamless experience for residents.

Do You Have the Network to Support These Devices?
Installing smart devices inside apartment buildings is a significant investment, and properties need to ensure they have the right bandwidth and network infrastructure capable of supporting these upgrades. Internal wiring has changed drastically throughout the years and historic or existing properties may have fallen behind on infrastructure updates.

The ImpruviX solution can be installed in a heritage building just as easily as a modern luxury building with minimal structural impact. Our solution accommodates existing hardware like coax cabling, ethernet and copper lines. ImpruviX will evaluate the current infrastructure of a property and determine the best, customized solution with respect to cost and unique needs.

Our solution enables fast, easy, virtually invisible fiber deployment in properties. The ImpruviX low voltage cabling system is cost-effective, and our hardware can convert older CAT cabling and coax solutions into usable and robust IP for Wi-Fi and networking.

ImpruviX by World Cinema is the preferred circuit provider for apartment communities. Complete with SD-WAN functionality, the ImpruviX Connectivity solution reduces wireless redundancy and improves internet speeds through increased bandwidth design. WCI’s managed Wi-Fi solution simplifies and centralizes the property’s internet connectivity, improving convenience for residents and property managers alike.

ImpruviX by World Cinema retrofits custom network cabling to accommodate rental properties in operation today, implementing sustainable, future-proof digital infrastructure. Managed Wi-Fi by ImpruviX is a profitable investment for MDU communities and eases operations for the internal property management team.

Why Now?
Upgraded networks are increasingly important for multifamily communities, as new technologies rely on high-speed, advanced internet connectivity. Today’s residents need upgraded bandwidth to support all their devices, including smart room devices like thermostats and automated light treatments. Internet needs are going to grow as new technologies like the metaverse and augmented reality continue to grow in importance.

Below are the top four benefits owners and property management will gain from selecting ImpruviX by World Cinema as the trusted Managed Wi-Fi provider for their multi-family community.

1. Wi-Fi as a Fee-Based Amenity
Apartment complexes can offer property-wide internet access as a value-added service for residents, increasing retention rates and improving the renter experience. Managed Wi-Fi by ImpruviX is the easy solution for apartment Wi-Fi. Furthermore, residents can immediately connect to the internet when they move in, avoiding complicated procedures like selecting an individual Wi-Fi provider.

Managed Wi-Fi is an additional stream of revenue for apartment complexes. Charging a slightly higher fee for monthly Wi-Fi is commonplace, especially considering the contractual obligations and costs associated with the investment. Managed Wi-Fi is an excellent way for apartment complexes to receive extra funds each month. Residents are willing to pay more to avoid the hassle of installing and managing their own internet service.

2. Improving Resident Retention
ImpruviX by World Cinema brings security and consistency to residents, increasing retention rates and improving the renter experience as a whole. Custom network design by ImpruviX ensures residents are supported with high-speed, secure digital connectivity, including property-wide internet access and Wi-Fi call support. Managed Wi-Fi is an attractive feature for apartment residents as they can rely on property-wide, secure internet access.

Furthermore, resident amenities have expanded beyond the on-site gym and business center, as apartment dwellers are increasingly reliant on constant connectivity with minimal interruption. Today’s residents expect to stream content and use the internet seamlessly throughout the property, moving beyond their respective dwellings. Additionally, apartment complexes can advertise their Wi-Fi services as an added amenity, setting the property apart from local competition.

3. Reliable Connectivity for Staff and Internal Systems
The apartment management team also needs reliable internet connectivity for staff support and internal systems like cloud-based video management systems. In addition to providing Wi-Fi to common areas, property management needs internet access to communicate with residents and prospective tenants alike. Property-wide Wi-Fi is also essential for security cameras and remote video monitoring solutions like ImpruviX common area cameras. Furthermore, providing Wi-Fi benefits not only residents but internal staff as well.

4. IT Support and Easy Operation
Managed Wi-Fi by ImpruviX simplifies the internet experience for property managers and residents alike. Property-wide Wi-Fi simplifies the move-in experience for new residents as they can immediately connect to the internet upon moving in. Additionally, the turnover process is also easier for apartment managers as the ImpruviX team of system engineers and technology architects are there 24/7. World Cinema’s managed Wi-Fi solution is easily upgraded and centrally managed by our team, saving apartment management the hassle and cost of hiring an internal IT team to update the system.

Additionally, the ImpruviX Connectivity platform is flexible and scalable to accommodate the growing needs of each individual end-user. Our design team can utilize and advance existing infrastructures or provide customized, ground-up network designs with advanced technical architecture. We also install proprietary monitoring devices to drive useful analytics like circuit uptimes, latency, and jitter and reduce packet loss. Our remote monitoring system allows us to work proactively, getting ahead of potential issues before they happen.

The World Cinema Customer Promise
We deliver secure, consistent and scalable Wi-Fi throughout each property using modern Wi-Fi technology and leverage partnerships that drive innovation. Different clients have different goals. In delivering exceptional Wi-Fi experiences, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. By remaining neutral and open to many different solutions, we can deliver the best total cost of ownership to meet the specific goals of any property.

Finally, we use a hands-on project management approach for technology implementation to act as a centralized point of contact for all property needs. We offer key support features to our customers, including hassle-free installations, remote network monitoring and 24/7/365 service through our Customer Care Center at our headquarters in Houston, Texas.

Senior living communities are adopting a resort-style hospitality approach to accommodate changing resident needs. This change in practice is largely a result of the technologically savvy baby boomer generation. Because of this, owners need to provide an engaging community experience in addition to medical care.

There are clear benefits to a hospitality-centered approach for senior living communities. At its core, hospitality strives to provide comfort, privacy, and a high level of customer service to guests. Likewise, it is important to provide these same ideals to senior living residents.

Technology Enhances Resident Experiences
Technology is an important factor in delivering resort-style hospitality to senior living. In today’s connected world, many older adults expect advanced technologies when choosing a community.

The long-held belief that older adults have yet to adopt technology is no longer true. According to Pew Research, 42% of American seniors own smartphones, and 67% say they regularly use the internet – a 55% increase in just under two decades. Furthermore, this number will rise in the coming years as the rest of the baby boomers generation age into Medicare.

Technology elevates the resident experience. Just as hotel guests want access to their favorite shows, senior living residents expect the same. Something as simple as a curated channel lineup can greatly improve resident satisfaction.

Enhanced Entertainment and IoT Increases Safety
Over-the-top solutions like WCI’s WorldVue platform facilitate easy communication between management and residents. Communities can use the customizable in-house channel to display activities, dining options, events, on-site services, and more.

Smart technology is making its way into senior living communities. Residents can control features like the lighting and HVAC in their rooms with a touch of a button using IoT. Utilizing smart technology helps residents live an independent lifestyle

Empower staff with the time to make meaningful engagements with residents.

Resident safety is of utmost importance to community staff, residents, and their loved ones. Cloud-based surveillance solutions help community staff monitor residents as needed. For instance, security is especially beneficial in memory care communities. Staff can receive alerts when there is movement detected in any pre-set locations. These solutions allow community staff to keep residents safe while also maintaining their privacy.

In conclusion, shifting to a hospitality mindset has significant benefits for senior living communities. It is important to meet the needs of residents while creating a better community experience.

Contact us today for your senior living needs: [email protected]

WCI provides comprehensive solutions for senior living staff and residents. Today, there is a new demand for senior living technology systems. Here’s how we’re helping advance technology systems for senior communities.

Encouraging exceptional care experiences
ImpruviX provides high-performance networks for a seamless technology experience. ImpruviX ensures residents and staff are constantly connected through reliable connectivity and smart room technology. Furthermore, we focus not only on resident comfort but staff supplementation as well. Our software features a technology monitoring system so senior living staff can assist residents remotely, reducing the time spent in individual rooms.

Ease of accessibility
Technologies create a safe space for your residents. ImpruviX creates a smart space for seniors, combining ease of access with improved security. ImpruviX Surveillance, powered by Eagle Eye Networks, monitors restricted areas with best-in-class access control integrations and is fully HIPAA compliant. The VMS is a simple, scalable, and cost-effective way to monitor for property patient care, protect valuable assets, and ensure staff is meeting all health and safety standards.

Smart technology is essential for resident safety and security
ImpruviX enables senior living staff to provide superior service with remote monitoring systems. Our monitoring system can alert staff when a resident goes beyond a set boundary or moves about the room during a fall-risk situation. Additionally, the ImpruviX security system can alert staff if an approaching visitor is running a fever and can provide analytics for how many people are in and out of the building.

Furthermore, the increased accessibility also provides superior legal security. Our monitoring system is HIPPA compliant and can save video content for a customizable set of time, ranging from days to years. Our monitoring system ensures your staff is protected.

ImpruviX Surveillance provides remote monitoring solutions for senior care management and staff.

At WCI, we provide comprehensive care solutions for our customers and clients.
For more information on our senior living capabilities, visit https://wcitv.com/impruvix-networx/.

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, senior living facilities must improve their technology systems to accommodate changing resident needs. The most technologically savvy group of seniors, Baby Boomers are likely to adopt technology that advances their lifestyle and improves their level of care. Accessibility, connectivity, and communication are all modern-day conveniences seniors expect today.

Comfortable Accessibility
One of the greatest innovations is the IoT, the connected home. With customizable technology solutions such as smart lighting, window treatments, and lock/access controls, seniors can relax and change their environment with ease. Empower seniors with remote door locks, eliminating any unnecessary movement but giving them privacy and comfortability in their own space. World Cinema’s ImpruviX NetworX brings peace of mind to seniors and their families through simple solutions that keep their loved ones’ (and their data) safe and secure. Residents can also connect to their space through Amazon Alexa using their voice to request changes to their room. Systems like voice-controlled searching enhance senior technology experiences.

Community Involvement
Recent studies indicate the importance of community involvement on senior living happiness and mental health. With WorldVue, you can alert guests when an event is approaching, and let them know the details through their screen. Digitize resident information through your own in-house channel and inform residents when they have appointments or upcoming visits. Keep residents in the loop by displaying your location amenities through text, photos, and looping videos played on each in-room television screen. WorldVue also provides a live stream option to keep your residents connected from inside their rooms. This feature enables mobility-impaired guests to interact and engage with their environment, boosting levels of happiness and comfortability. Communication is increasingly important and staying connected with your residents ensures they are comfortable, safe, and empowered to age gracefully in your facility.

Enhanced Communication
Finally, the World Cinema Wi-Fi platform ensures senior living residents are constantly connected with friends and family. Reduce feelings of isolation by simplifying their internet and cellular service, empowering residents to use their devices for video conferencing, social media networking, and long-distance phone calls. With OpticalHome, seniors can move in and plug in, without hassling with local internet providers. Additionally, erase the stigma associated with Wi-Fi connectivity by creating a seamless InstaOn™ experience. This system allows residents to move in, plug in, and start streaming their favorite shows, connecting devices with ease.

WCI Technologies, in collaboration with Lumen Technologies, is delivering a range of network and IT services to the travel and hospitality industry. Most recently, Texas-based Remington Hotels updated their wireless connectivity services at properties across the nation to provide enhanced performance, reliability, and security.

“Technology plays a role in every aspect of the travel industry and is only becoming more vital. We’re very excited to add value to our customers through a secure foundation of connectivity services,” said Robert Grosz, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, WCI. “WCI Technologies, in collaboration with Lumen, is expanding our advanced services portfolio and transforming our great legacy brand into a global technology leader in the industry.”

Offerings include a range of managed network and IT services designed for easy installation, maintenance, monitoring and management, thus simplifying the path to deployment and use.

“As businesses are using tech to fuel change and supercharge the customer experience, our Partners can leverage our solutions and expertise to help accelerate growth, increase efficiencies and exceed customer expectations,” said David Young, senior vice president, strategic sales for Lumen. “Our Channel Partner program is about making connections – not just to our global network and technology solutions, but also to a network of support, resources and training that can help companies deliver new opportunities and experiences.”

Read our press release to learn more about how WCI Technologies is improving digital technology across the board.

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