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HTNG Recharters the Internet of Things Workgroup

Monday, March 11, 2019  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (March 12, 2019) - Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) recharters the Internet of Things (IoT) Workgroup to further advance the hospitality industry's knowledge on the extensive topic.

IoT is the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items - embedded with electronics, software, sensors and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

IoT poses challenges for hospitality executives to determine which solutions offer tangible benefits, no unnecessary complexity, and are compatible with existing solutions and those that may become available on the market. The hospitality industry is currently uncertain about what steps to take to identify what is needed to implement a secure IoT environment.

This workgroup will address this industry challenge by publishing documents and guidelines for successful IoT network design, communication protocols, integration and security concerns including a reference architecture for common hospitality IoT use cases. These contributions will allow hoteliers to better select, implement and support the IoT solution which best meets the needs of the hotel, the brand and the guest.

HTNG's IoT Workgroup has previously published "How Hospitality Can Win With IoT" and the "Internet of Things Fundamentals."

The teleconference for the new IoT Workgroup charter will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. CST. To join this group, click here, login and select "Join Group."

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)


The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from 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 world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 25 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. 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