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TechOvation 2020 Videos


Below are 90-second videos from our 2020 TechOvation contestants. From these videos, the three most "liked" videos by the public and the seven videos selected by the judges have advanced as semi-finalists.

The ten semi-finalists will present in a new and exciting virtual event format on May 21 where one will be named the 2020 TechOvation Award Winner!



We've turned a consumer Apple TV into a 4K IPTV STB solution for the hospitality industry. The focus will be around our IPTV Media player which features Pro:Idiom M BRM protection, allowing us to play hotel IPTV streams in the USA and ROW. We can also include HLS web streams into the same interface to support international content, not available locally via cable or satellite.

ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions - Vostio Location Solutions

Vostio Location Solutions with Staff Safety takes hotel security to a whole new level. During an emergency, staff members equipped with the solution's alert device can transmit a distress signal to nearby BLE gateways, which through the cloud, then instantly provides response personnel with exact floor and room details to ensure timely arrival. Its scalable design also allows hoteliers to later add other location-based functionalities that lead to enhanced operational efficiency, guest satisfaction and revenue.

Nonius - Nonius Cast (Semi-finalist)

Nonius Cast offers guests a homelike Chromecast experience. Guests only need to be connected to the Hotel Wi-Fi. We believe we have the best solution in the market in terms of usability and compatibility with existing TVs and Wi-Fi infrastructure. Any TV and Wi-Fi is supported.

React Mobile - React Mobile Employee Safety Platform (Semi-finalist)

React Mobile is a global leader in providing enterprise employee safety alert devices to hospitality, healthcare, transportation, education and logistics markets worldwide. Their best in class hospitality safety platform helps keep employees safe. The React Mobile system allows management to deploy response resources to the exact location of an emergency within seconds of an alert, getting help to where they need it fast. In an emergency quick response times are essential. 

Toedt, Dr. Selk & Coll. GmbH - dailypoint Content BOT

More than 80% of communication is not personalized today! The dailypoint! Content Bot automatically creates the right content in the right sequence for each recipient. Based on the Central Guest Profile in dailypoint!

IDeaS - IDeaS & Amadeus Sales & Event Management Advanced Two Way Integration (Semi-finalist)

IDeaS and Amadeus introduced a first of its kind two-way integration between a Revenue Management system and Sales & Catering system. The integration increases efficiency and speed for a hotel sales team in responding to group RFPs by keeping them in their primary system. Booking details are automatically sent from Amadeus to IDeaS, while evaluation results including recommended rate and forecasted profit are available to the salesperson empowering them to make quick, profitable decisions.

Hughes Systique - Next Generation Hotspot (NGH)

NGH is a cloud-based Wi-Fi Management platform which helps brands to setup/upgrade their Wi-Fi network as per Passpoint standards to provide frictionless, secure and always-on connection to the guests. It enables brands to centralize the management of their hotel Wi-Fi networks. NGH provides opportunity to make the Wi-Fi network an extension of brand's digital marketing platform. It helps them push personalized reach-outs (proximity marketing) and in measuring the effectiveness of the offering via analytics component.

Yoonik - YooniK ID (Semi-finalist)

YooniK ID is an identity SaaS cloud platform which allows hoteliers to instantly recognize loyal customers with 99.99% accuracy, in full compliance with data privacy regulations, and quick and easy onboarding via mobile or kiosk. Using facial recognition, YooniK ID allows hoteliers to have truly frictionless check-in and restaurant access as the hotel environment and objects, such as room doors, front desk, breakfast lounge can rely on AI to recognize customers.

Enseo - enseoCONNECT (Semi-finalist)

enseoCONNECT allows guests to use their own mobile devices to control their TV, room lights, window shades, thermostats, and other connected devices in their room. This unified remote approach does not require guests to download an app, maintain a login or touch the guest room remote. Guests do not even have to join the hotel Wi-Fi network. Instead, guests simply pair with the TV for instant access and control of their entire connected in-room experience.

TranslateLive LLC - ILA - Instant Language Assistant

The dual sided ILA Pro allows those who speak different languages or have different communication abilities to instantly and effectively communicate in real-time in over 120 languages and dialects. Our solution allows organizations to effectively communicate with employees, citizens, customers and patients of all abilities and languages without sacrificing privacy. ILA also empowers employees with disabilities to be more effective and productive in the workplace. We strive to make our solutions, simple, secure and most important accessible for everyone.

InnSpire - InnSpire ReviewMagic.AI (Semi-finalist)

What if you had a simple dashboard that continuously interpreted the entire world of online reviews for you and your team, and made sure any issue got flagged, quantified and fixed? An AI that relentlessly scanned, analyzed, understood and prioritized the untamed onslaught of data out there - and visualized it in simple graphs and to-do's - and either fixed issues automatically, or assigned the right person to the job? ReviewMagic.AI - Close the feedback loop.

Alliants - Alliants App (Semi-finalist)

Alliants App is an omni-channel, multi lingual messaging and Concierge platform allowing hotels and customers to be able to connect via messaging to plan their upcoming stay.

Angie Hospitality - Angie Mobile App (Semi-finalist)

Angie Native/Web App available to personalize the Guest Experience, facilitate the interaction, increase guest engagement and customer retention. Make all Angie services available from the time the reservation is confirmed to the moment the guest is back home..

Nomadix - Nomadix Casting (Semi-finalist)

Nomadix Casting Entertainment Streaming Driven By Google Chromecast | Transform your guests' in-room entertainment experience: using the in-room TV as an external screen, guests can stream their preferred media from their mobile devices (Android, iOS) through Chromecast.

Security Validation | SecValMSP - SecValSECURE Mobile Pay at Table Sales Solution

Security Validation has introduced a compliant and secure solution for food and beverage outlets to integrate mobile payments inside and throughout their property. Using a fully meshed private wireless network that can be fixed or portable moving seamlessly throughout the property. Low cost of entry with the maximum amount of security managed 24x7.

Blueport, Inc. - Global Roaming Passphrase (Semi-finalist)

CCPA and GDPR are fueling privacy awareness and bringing the inherent flaws of public Wi-Fi to the surface. Public Wi-Fi operators - including hotels - need to evaluate and solve security risks now to stop man-in-the-middle attacks, rogue access points and more. Blueport's patent-pending Global Roaming Passphrase provides portal-less and simplified PAN options while fully encrypting data without the need to install expensive hardware or switch ISPs. The benefits are plentiful, with guest trust leading the way.



Agilysys - rGuest Book

rGuest Book from Agilysys is a commission-free, direct bookings system that translates to higher margins while offering resort operators a reservations platform that automates "upsells". From room upgrade offers to dining reservations, activities and other services, rGuest Book facilitates an interactive and personalized web-booking experience. Two-way integration with several PmS solutions makes this novel technology a market disruptor. With its responsive mobile-friendly design, guests can easily book from their smartphone, tablet or laptop.



HYVE's proprietary ad platform and experience as a service offering leverages the hotel's existing infrastructure and products to enhance the guest's experience and drive incremental revenue.