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Crowne Plaza Pilots C2G Connectivity Panels at Select Properties

Crowne Plaza, Dayton, OH installs TruLink Media Gateway in executive level hotel rooms allowing guests to display content from their personal media devices on the in-room HDTV.


DAYTON, OHIO — May 3, 2012C2G was selected by Crowne Plaza Dayton, OH to install connectivity panels that allow hotel guests to easily connect their personal devices and equipment to the in-room television 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 that allows guests to connect their laptops; portable media devices including iPhones, iPads, iPods and MP3 Players; cameras; DVD or Blu-ray players; gaming consoles or similar equipment and display them on the high-definition TV. Cell phones 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.

"Our guest experience is top priority, and with the proliferation of media devices the C2G connectivity panels will make technology accessible and connections seamless for our guests during their stay," said Kris Davis, Director of Sales.

TruLink Media Gateway provides the hotel company with the flexibility to customize its look to match the décor of different guest rooms and can be installed in a wall, furniture or utilized as a desktop accessory. Hotel IT staff can update the firmware on the TruLink Media Gateway in a matter of a few seconds via the network, saving significant costs each time an upgrade is needed to address a new technology.

"Today, more than 90 percent of business and personal travelers carry mobile devices, Crowne Plaza is accommodating their guests by giving them the ability to view or share content from their devices in their hotel room," said Gary Hess, vice president of innovation for Lastar, parent company of C2G. "Whether viewing a business presentation, listening to music, sharing pictures or watching a movie, TruLink Media Gateway makes it simple and hassle free for hotel guests to use their own personal media with the in-room television to enhance their travel experience."

C2G, a 28-year industry expert with a multitude of awards for innovation, offers Crowne Plaza support resources for TruLink Media Gateway including guest cabling kits, marketing and web materials, and training for hotel staff.

About IHG

IHG (Intercontinental Hotel Group) is a global hotels group with more guest rooms that any other hotel group in the world - over 645,000 rooms in more than 4,400 hotels in over 100 countries. For more information, visit IHG.

About C2G

C2G, a group brand 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 2014 C2G joined the Data Communications 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.

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