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Best Western Selects C2G as an Endorsed Supplier of Connectivity Panels

World's largest hotel chain makes TruLink Media Gateway available in more than 300,000 hotel rooms allowing guests to display content from their personal media devices.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DAYTON, OHIO – December 20, 2011C2G today announced it has been selected by Best Western International, the world's largest hotel chain, as an endorsed supplier of 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. TruLink® Media Gateway will be made available to all 4,000 Best Western properties worldwide.

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.

C2G is one of only three endorsed suppliers of connectivity panels for Best Western, and the only one to provide customized face plates, reporting of guest usage and multiple versions for in–wall, in–furniture or desktop installations. Connectivity panels are mandatory for all of 125 Best Western Premier properties worldwide. Best Western is also recommending connectivity panels to hotel managers at its other 4,000 properties, totaling more than 300,000 guest rooms.

In addition to the variety of connectivity and charging ports, TruLink Media Gateway from C2G provides the following features:

  • Three different models that can be installed in the wall, in furniture or utilized as a desktop accessory.
  • Customized face plates to match the décor of different guest rooms.
  • Firmware updates via the network, saving significant dollars in costs and hours of time for hotel IT staff each instance an update is required.
  • Reporting capabilities to show amount of guest usage and ports being used.

“With more than 90 percent of travelers today carrying mobile devices, Best Western is accommodating today's guest 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 C2G. “For viewing a business presentation, listening to music, sharing pictures or watching a movie, TruLink Media Gateway makes it easy for hotel guests to use their own personal media with the in–room television to enhance their travel experience.”

C2G, a 27–year industry expert with a multitude of awards for innovation, offers Best Western support resources for TruLink Media Gateway including guest cabling kits, marketing and web materials, and training for hotel staff.

About C2G

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 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.

Media Contact - C2G

Brad Shinkle
Marketing Communications Manager
brad.shinkle@c2g.com
937.531.7940