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TechOvation Videos

2017 TechOvation Award Videos

Below are 90-second videos from our 2017 TechOvation contestants. From these videos, ten semi-finalists have been selected to advanced to the next round of the competition.

At HT-NEXT, the ten semi-finalists will present live and one will be named the 2017 TechOvation Award Winner!

 Watch these videos on the HTNG YouTube Channel!



Angie is the world’s first voice-based guestroom assistant and integrated room-control device, featuring a highly intuitive multi-lingual voice interface that responds to guest/staff requests, and routes via SMS/email, call or directly into existing hotel systems. Angie integrates with lighting, thermostat, telephone, TV systems, room service, housekeeping, amenities, provides local information and much more. Using robust in-room access points, Angie provides secure, customizable in-room Wi-Fi, allowing all guest devices to seamlessly interoperate.

DigiValet Voice Activated Hotel Rooms
Hotel guests can now talk to their rooms, thanks to DigiValet’s hospitality focused approach to integrating voice in a hotel room. The guest can set the room as per his preference with turning on the light, changing the color of the light, or even set the temperature as per his or her preference. Imagine being tightly tucked into your bed and being able to orchestrate your room controls with the power of your voice.

Honeywell Hospitality Voice Control Solution
Honeywell is the enabling technology behind voice control in Hospitality. Our HTTP API enables IOT partners such as Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft to leverage their voice controls solutions in Hospitality. Honeywell makes this extremely easy for our customers and partners by leveraging the INNCOM DeepMesh Network and our fastpack API’s. Our voice control solutions allow guests to control temperature, lighting, drapes, guest status notification, and other services.


The Amadeus Service Optimization (HotSOS) platform streamlines hotel operations and empowers hotels to take care of their most valuable asset – their guest. In 2016, HotSOS solutions delivered $150M in returns to customers and $166 per guestroom serviced by HotSOS Housekeeping. The visual, multi-lingual work experience provided in HotSOS 3.0 along with 100+ system integrations connect guest touch points with hotel supervisors and line staff members to help them deliver the guest experience.


Proximity Identity Manager V2

Proxce provides a proximity based identity management solution. The system allows for a seamless association of different types of guest profiles with location and connected devices (IOT) thus enabling hotels to provide services like mobile check-in and keyless entry to guest rooms. The new Proximity Identity Manager to be released in May will feature advanced rule based configuration where a business user can create and map the experience through an admin panel without technical assistance.


ResortSuite WEB 3.0

ResortSuite WEB 3.0 is ResortSuite's latest online booking engine release. Guests and members have the ability to book their accommodations, spa services, tee times, ski lift tickets, classes, lessons and gift cards all in one online transaction. It also has the ability to provide a Member Portal, where members can view their club statement online. With a new User Interface, ResortSuite WEB is mobile and tablet friendly with a scalable UI to any size device.



REVConnect Connectivity System
Belden’s game-changing RJ45 connectivity system focuses on the needs of emerging applications, takes advantage of connectivity trends and addresses the pain points expressed by installers.
- Reliable: Produces a secure, gas-tight connection that is proven to reduce rework
- Easy: Universal wiring manager with a single tool that covers all steps of the termination process
- Versatile: Highly adaptable to any application ̶ terminates a jack or plug and supports CAT 5e, CAT 6 and CAT 6A systems

Revenue Plus

Revenue Plus, the first revenue maximization tool that applies online consumer behavior into hotel revenue management. Revenue Plus uses massive customer data to precisely forecast unconstrained demand. By studying how demand flows among sub-markets, hotels, even different products, Revenue Plus redefines competition set. It also integrates the correlation between demand flows and rate change into customer price sensitivity module, this allows hotels to strategically determine the most valuable business to accept, and maximize ultimate revenue.



SONIFI's commitment to advancing hospitality technology has led to the launch of an OTT game changer–SoniCast. SoniCast enables a better than home experience in which guests can cast content from thousands of apps to their in-room TV using an iOS or Android mobile device as the control. With SoniCast, guests do not need to enter any personal information into the TV; they simply pair their mobile device to the in-room TV following on-screen instructions.


TraknProtect is a back-of-the-house inventory tracking and analytics platform that provides real-time location of items such as rollaway beds, cribs, etc. to cut time it takes employees to find these items to deliver to guests - and as a result increase guest satisfaction. In addition, we use data analytics of tracking information to help hotels use their capital more efficiently and make smarter inventory purchasing decisions.

Volara - Voice-based guest experience

Volara provides voice-based guest engagement software running on in-room hardware like the Amazon Echo. Customized to your property, Volara knows how to get your guests talking.



EVOLVE is the only in-room entertainment solution personalized by guests and powered by their content. Watch live TV, discover content easily through an interactive program guide, stream with Chromecast built-in, and bring all your favorite music, movies, apps, and games. EVOLVE integrates third-party devices with DISH property TV solutions, allowing guests to access apps and stream personalized content from their smart devices to the hotel TV. Entertainment They'll Never Forget. Brought to you by DISH.



GuestFolder is disruptive technology offering no disruption to existing systems. GuestFolder is modelled on the best airline apps that make it faster to directly book. To enable this the GuestFolder connection is turned on through Siteminder and other channel providers (no disruption). Keyless entry, pre-arrival check-In, room service ordering, loyalty, eConcierge, compendium, and digitizing of all forms provides a 360 app solution. GuestFolder operates on PCs/Laptops, IPTV, VOIP, iOS and Android, a common portal.


JustIN Mobile

SALTO’s JustIN mobile technology makes it easy and secure to incorporate smartphones as a part of your access control solution in your hotel property.

JustIN Mobile access technology simplifies the staff and guest key management process of users in a hotel. Receiving a key generated electronically on their smartphone, previously identified and authorized by the system, guests and staff can unlock their room doors or access other amenities with the JustIN Mobile app.


LodgIQ ONE sets new standards in hotel revenue management. Never seen before self on-boarding with hotels activating themselves in under 10 minutes. With real-time market-level data and powerful machine learning analytics LodgIQ ONE alerts hotels to potential revenue opportunities with ability to act on them in just a few clicks. ONE Rate Intelligent Price Optimization based on your market and competition. ONE View Real-time market intelligence. ONE Click Real time rate updates through IQ Connect.

VT Group, SynGlyphX

VT Group, powered by SynGlyphX®’s GlyphIT® software, provides an innovative data visualization software tool to assist the hospitality industry with making sense of complex data. SynGlyphX®’s software delivers 3D visualization software that makes it easier for users to more quickly identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in the data. Duke University Medical Center’s Kris Schulz says it best, “SynGyphX® software allowed us to discover potentially lifesaving insights in data that had already been analyzed.”