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Newly launched TeleAdapt ChargePort™ installed in over 100,000 hotel rooms and counting, giving millions of guests the green light

See ChargePort and other made-for-hotel charging solutions at HITEC Booth #731

WATFORD, UK (May 30, 2013) – TeleAdapt, the global leader in providing connectivity solutions to the hospitality industry, is pleased to announce the best choice for solving hospitality’s most prevalent guest complaint: not enough accessible power. TeleAdapt’s ChargePort™ charging solution is simple, affordable, and packs the most amperage in the smallest footprint. Capable of charging 4 devices at once the ChargePort™ is addressing the needs of guests with laptops, smartphones, tablets, game consoles and much more. With over 100,000 room installations since launching one year ago, it is the clear choice for mobile device charging in the guestroom.

 

Keep the Common Denominator in Sight
We all know that travelers are checking in with more devices these days. Each person will have a mobile phone of some kind at the very least. Add to that the likelihood of a tablet, a laptop or accessories in their arsenal for work or leisure; and the fact that two or more people are traveling together, and you have guests needing to plug in and charge four or more devices on a daily basis.

“In all our years designing connectivity products for the guestroom, we have never seen such a pervasive and obvious problem in the market,” says Neil Betterton, VP of global product development for TeleAdapt. “Lack of adequate power outlets has become an urgent problem to solve. The tremendous influx of smart phones and tablets over the last few years has caused a clear tipping point. These mobile devices are used from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep… they need to stay charged and they need to stay within an arms reach while doing so.”

TeleAdapt chose to address the guestroom power challenge with ChargePort, a desktop power solution with AC outlets and USB ports designed to meet the growing demand for mobile device charging at the hotel desk and nightstand.

“To be the best solution, ChargePort had to meet certain key criteria,” says Betterton, “including combining AC outlets for items like laptops and traditional electronics, with high-current USB ports for smartphones and tablets. It had to be universal and future proof, avoiding the use of any docking-type connectors that could go obsolete. And, it had to be super simple to install in order to be accepted as an immediate solution for hoteliers - setting it down, plugging it in, and walking away. Plus, unlike your typical power strip that sits on the floor… it had to look good.”

More Accessible Power Enhances the Guest Experience
Service and hospitality providers are quickly positioning access to power as a differentiating amenity, a key reason why guests should choose their service over others. Virgin Airlines’ Fly Like a Boss campaign lists power outlets second only to onboard WiFi on their list of business-friendly amenities. Restaurants are making headlines as they place more patron power outlets under bar counters or in waiting areas. And, many airports around the world boast AC and USB charging stations at every terminal so travelers can power up before their flight. The availability of charging power has become a key requirement for the modern traveler.

In the world of hotel amenities, easily accessible bedside power in the guestroom and charging ports in lobby, common area and meeting room spaces play a larger role in guest satisfaction. With over 475,000 mentions of “not enough power outlets” on TripAdvisor guest reviews, hotels are challenged to quickly implement an easy-to-install, universally compatible power and charging solution for their guests. “That’s why ChargePort has been so successful”, says Betterton, “it’s a simple, cost-effective solution to a pervasive and growing problem”.

Designed for Hospitality, Engineered for the Guest
TeleAdapt leveraged their keen understanding of hospitality technology when developing ChargePort and built a power solution with features that attract the five-star hotelier at a price tag that a two- or three-star property can afford, including:
• A low profile, smudge-proof, rubberized finish that can be branded with hotel logo
• High-current USB ports to fast-charge smartphones and tablets including the Apple iPad®
• Unique pass-thru power plug, letting ChargePort share its installation outlet with another fixture such as a lamp or alarm clock
• An effortless installation process with zero renovation required, simply plugs in and sits on any desk or nightstand
• Cable clamp for security and mounting accessory available for added security if needed
• An affordable price point – starting at $55 USD

See ChargePort and other TeleAdapt mobile device charging solutions designed for hotels at HITEC Booth #731 in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 25, 26 and 27, 2013.

More information on TeleAdapt’s new ChargePort as well as their other connectivity devices for the hospitality industry can be found at www.teleadapt.com.

About TeleAdapt - Keeping Your World Connected
TeleAdapt is the world’s innovator in designing guestroom products that help hotels keep their guests connected. Solutions include Ethernet connectors, audio/video connectivity devices, power adapters and consumer electronics accessories that allow travelers to make the most of their portable devices and content while traveling. Today, TeleAdapt’s guestroom connectivity solutions can be found in over two million hotel rooms worldwide. Founded in 1992 and with operations in the United Kingdom, United States, Hong Kong, China, Dubai and UAE, TeleAdapt’s products serve the Hospitality, Retail and OEM sectors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.teleadapt.com.

 

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