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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAYTON, OHIO – 28 November 2011 — C2G and Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI), the parent company of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands, today announced an agreement whereby C2G will be the approved provider of connectivity panels in more than 10,000 guestrooms for the global hotel company. TruLink® Media Gateway, which will be deployed at new builds and hotels undertaking renovation programs, allows guests to easily use their personal devices and equipment for multimedia sharing and in–room entertainment.
Hotel guests simply connect their personal media device to TruLink Media Gateway, which then automatically detects the port being used, selects the HDMI input on the in–room TV and transmits the content. TruLink Media Gateway provides plug–and–play connectivity to allow guests to connect their laptops, portable media devices, DVD or Blu–ray™ players, gaming consoles or similar equipment and display them on the high–definition TV. Smartphones and MP3 players can also be charged through the unit's USB port. Connection ports include HDMI, VGA, composite video, 3.5mm audio, USB, Ethernet, Apple® devices, MP3 players and power receptacles.
“The connectivity panel from C2G supports our philosophy of making technology accessible and easy to use for our guests,” said Vineet Gupta, senior vice president, technology, FRHI.
TruLink Media Gateway provides the hotel company with the flexibility to customize its look to match the décor of different guestrooms and can be installed in the wall, in furniture or utilized as a desktop accessory. Hotel IT staff can update the firmware on TruLink Media Gateway in a matter of seconds via the network, saving thousands of dollars in costs each time a new technology comes to market.
Gary Hess, vice president of innovation for C2G, added, “FRHI is leading the way in the hospitality industry by supporting guests who now carry their media on a wide variety of equipment and devices. Whether it is the business traveller working on a presentation or the leisure traveller looking for entertainment options, TruLink Media Gateway allows them to easily utilize their own content and personal technology in their hotel room.”
All three hotel brands will have access to future product enhancements like power products and the highly anticipated wireless connectivity panel. C2G, a 27–year veteran with a multitude of industry awards for leading–edge product innovation, offers FRHI a total connectivity solution from guest cabling kits, marketing and web materials, to first–rate training for hotel staff to provide a best–in–class user experience.
FRHI Holdings Limited is a leading global hotel company with more than 100 hotels under the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands. The company also manages Fairmont and Raffles branded estates and luxury private residence club properties. For more information or reservations, please call 1.800.441.1414 or visit FRHI.
C2G, a brand of Legrand, is a global leader in IT, A/V, datacom cabling and connectivity solutions since 1984. C2G delivers connectivity solutions renowned for superior quality, value and innovation and are backed by an uncompromising commitment to customer service. C2G is widely known as the cabling and connectivity supplier of choice for industry leading technology resellers and distributors across North America, EMEA and Asia. In 2019, C2G joined the Legrand AV division of Legrand, North America, the world specialist in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks, offering solutions for use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. For more information, please visit C2G.
Telford-based C2G opened its UK operations in August 2008 and then officially launched at Channel Expo in May 2009. Working with value-added distribution partners, Tech Data UK, TDMaverick, and Tech Data Europe. C2G has quickly established a strong and extensive community of networking and A/V specialist partners in the UK and Europe.
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