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Ten Semi-finalists Advance in 2017 HTNG TechOvation Award

Monday, March 6, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (March 6, 2017) – Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) announces the ten products to advance to the next round of the 2017 HTNG TechOvation Award.

The TechOvation Award recognizes and rewards new products and services within the hospitality technology industry.

Sixteen contestants entered the competition by submitting a video of their innovative solution. These videos, hosted on HTNG's YouTube channel, have garnered over 66,000 views and 12,200 "likes" collectively from 76 countries across the globe. HTNG members, as well as the general public, selected three of the semi-finalists by "liking" the videos. In addition, a judging panel comprised of over 25 industry leaders voted to select the seven remaining semi-finalists.

2017 HTNG TechOvation Award semi-finalists:

  • Angie, Angie Hospitality
  • DigiValet-Voice Activated Room Controls, DigiValet
  • Honeywell Hospitality Voice Control Solution, Inncom International, Inc.
  • HotSOS, Amadeus
  • Proximity Identity Manager V2, Proxce
  • REVConnect Connectivity System, Belden Inc.
  • Revenue Plus, JointWisdom Information Technology Inc.
  • SoniCast, SONIFI Solutions
  • TraknProtect, TraknProtect
  • Volara - Voice-based guest engagement, Volara

The ten semi-finalists move on to present live at HT-NEXT on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Orlando, FL. In this round, judges will select three finalists followed by a live audience vote to determine the winner of the 2017 HTNG TechOvation Award.

Sponsored by Datatrend Technologies, the HT-NEXT Awards will also include Hospitality Technology's Hotel Visionary Awards. Charlie Cox, President, Datatrend Technologies said, "We help bring next-generation technologies to market friction-free, working with hoteliers and solution providers to develop and deploy innovative applications ranging from guest experience to operational efficiencies. So, this awards program is a perfect complement to Datatrend's role in hospitality technology innovation."




About Hotel Technology Next Generation

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including most of the world's leading hotel companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hotel companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for 2.6 million guest rooms. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit