HTNG Releases New Technical Standards


New guestroom technology and point-of-sale interfaces available, as well as expanded customer profile and distribution specs

Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) today announced the release of new specifications that add functionality across a range of hotel systems and operations, including Point of Sale, distribution, marketing, loyalty, and guest-room technology management.

  • Point of Sale Version 1.0 – A new, modern standard enhances functionality and reliability of the traditional PMS-POS interface, including lookup and verification of guests or membership (club) accounts, charge posting and retrieval of charge-posting details.
  • Customer Profile Version 2.0 –Significant updates have been made to Version 1.0 to add support for vouchers associated with a profile (such as free nights from loyalty programs), to facilitate loyalty program enrollment, to support social media, and to track marketing offers.

These new and updated standards result from the combined effort of nearly 80 hotel companies and technology service providers over the past six months.  Technologists interested in more information about any of HTNG’s efforts around standards, best practices and new product development should visit http://htng.org/workgroups.

The specifications are available to the public at the links above, and certification will be available for vendor product shortly.  By requiring HTNG Certified interfaces from their vendors, hotels can reduce the time and risk of interfaces today, while improving flexibility and minimizing long-term cost of ownership and management of complex interfaces as various connected systems are replaced in future years (Read More)

Hotel Technology Next Generation Published on http://www.hotelnewsresource.com

 

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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