The IoT Comes to Hospitality with First Smart Hotels


The Connected Home is becoming a thing of the present, and, thanks to a new project from CytexOne, so is the Connected Home-away-from-home.

CytexOne is a developer of intelligent, connected environments, and it has launched a new initiative called CytexOne Hospitality, which is said to be the first and only company dedicated to creating and managing smart hotel environments. The goal is to deploy IoT solutions for hospitality businesses that will improve staff productivity, guest comfort and building energy efficiency and security while maintaining a connected environment.

“Enterprises need partners with deep sector expertise and the ability to reduce the complexity and fragmentation of IoT technologies,” said Brian Partridge, VP, 451 Research. “While IoT will have a role to play in several industries, we anticipate demand will be particularly strong in the hospitality segment. Resorts and hotels can use IoT systems to enhance guest experiences while also reducing their overall energy costs, which are a recipe for compelling ROI.”

CytexOne’s hospitality unit can deploy integrated in-room automation, security, HVAC, lighting, energy, audio, video, Internet and wireless systems. The system integrates and orchestrates new and existing systems with the company’s SmartRacks system and its cloud-based IoT monitoring and management platform, Atlas.

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The capabilities include in-room and property a/v integration, in-room automation and control, surveillance and access control, smart hospitality concierge tablets, smart lighting control, intelligent HVAC, smart outlets for energy control, door and window sensors, motion and humidity detection, room service tray tracker sensors, smartphone and wearable-activated door locks and switches, automated shade control and automatic temperature control.

Like any Smart Building, connected hotels need to be able to talk to central processing, whether it be in the cloud or on a server rack, but more importantly it has to be seamlessly convenient for the customer, and a source of valuable ROI for the hotel. It’ll be interesting to see the first case study on this strategy. 

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