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EDC Client, Ovation Networks Introduces Hospitality’s First Occupancy and Comfort Sensing Energy Management Technology Utilizing Wi-Fi and Carbon Dioxide

AUSTIN, TX – JUNE 21, 2011 – Cedar Rapids, IA-based Ovation Networks, (www.ovationnetworks.com) a premier provider of managed technology services for the hospitality industry, announced its new patent-pending energy management service, EcoManaged at the 2011 HITEC tradeshow in Austin, TX.  HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) is an annual show that draws nearly 4,500 attendees from the hospitality industry. It is the first energy management solution in the hospitality industry to detect occupancy and comfort, utilizing a Wi-Fi network and carbon dioxide.

Ovation’s EcoManaged Energy Management System (www.ecomanaged.com) uses centralized intelligence with a Wi-Fi enabled, carbon dioxide occupancy and comfort sensing thermostat to control HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) in hotel rooms. The patent-pending technology is just one piece of the solution as the company provides ongoing service which helps hoteliers save with energy rebates and tax deductions, as well as monitoring and tracking of the system to recognize and leverage energy-saving trends.

Ovation Networks President and CEO, Larry Selensky acknowledges the importance of EcoManaged to the hospitality industry. “Our EcoManaged Energy Management System will have a significant impact not only on a property’s bottom line but on its carbon footprint as well,” said Selensky. “EcoManaged goes beyond just another gadget in a room to a fully integrated service that takes the burden of energy savings off of the manager’s shoulders—and at the same time, ensures guests are comfortable.”

The company recently completed field testing at a hotel in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that resulted in EcoManaged generating energy savings between 40% and 48%. Tests have shown that ROI is less than 18 months for most properties.

EcoManaged’s thermostat, ComfortStat, replaces the factory controls on each PTAC (packaged terminal air conditioner) unit in the hotel room. The guest interfaces with ComfortStat much like they would use a thermostat in their home. Completely wireless, using Wi-Fi network, the thermostat communicates to a central server that stores and correlates data to make decisions on occupancy and climate control.

The EcoManaged Energy Management System includes real-time and historical data to provide property owners with reports on which areas and rooms are most or least efficient. In addition, a Dedicated EcoManaged Energy Specialist takes care of finding energy rebates and programs to increase the customer’s savings. Interested parties are offered a free Energy Assessment by Ovation Networks. (www.ecomanaged.com/get-started).

About Ovation Networks

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ovation Networks develops and supports wireless technology for the hotel industry, including software that manages Wi-Fi access, 24×7 Guest Support, and now energy management hardware and service—EcoManaged. Its new EcoManaged service controls heating and cooling using Wi-Fi, saving customers an average of 45% in energy costs. Ovation Networks provides its customers with extraordinary care through top performance from its products, its people, and its service. Visit www.ovationnetworks.com or www.ecomanaged.com.

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