Atlanta, USA and London, UK — October 4, 2011 – Hotel Concepts – Brilliant, a leading global provider of technology and software solutions for the hospitality industry, and 3CX announce that a full integration has been completed between Hotel Concepts’ Integrated Distribution Property Management System (IDPMS), the Brilliant PMPRO property management platform and the 3CX Hotel Module, a comprehensive PBX telephony system designed specifically for the global hotel industry.
The 3CX Hotel Module is an add-on that turns the 3CX Phone System into a full-featured hotel PBX, and through the new integration, can now interface directly with Hotel Concepts’ IDPMS or Brilliant PMPRO. This enhancement provides hoteliers with a host of additional features relevant to property operations. Unlike other PBX providers that charge extraordinarily high premiums for these hotel-specific enhancements, the 3CX Hotel Module is extremely affordable, since it leverages low-cost VoIP technology.
Unique features of the 3CX Hotel Module now integrated with IDPMS and PMPRO include:
- The ability to automatically reset the guest PBX upon check-in and checkout, adding or removing the guest’s name on the voicemail system and deleting any leftover recordings;
- The option to block external calls to and from particular guestrooms upon request;
- The scheduling of automated wakeup calls;
- Guests’ names are displayed to receptionists when making in-house calls;
- Call billing automatically integrated into guest folios;
- The ability for housekeepers to deliver status updates and execute minibar charges through guestroom PBX phones.
Hotels that implement the 3CX Hotel Module can use VoIP providers on the 3CX SIP trunks, allowing considerable cost-savings. Multi-property hotel groups can be linked together via wide area network, which further decreases telephony expenses, producing savings that can be passed along to guests.
“Phones have become cost centers for hotels in recent years with the proliferation of mobile devices, however life and safety concerns—along with certain ratings agencies—demand that hotels continue to offer a phone service in the rooms. With that in mind, hoteliers need to do what they can to bring telecom costs down,” says Chris Martin, Product Manager of the 3CX Hotel Module. “Hotel modules are necessary PBX add-ons but tend to be extremely expensive, making the comparatively inexpensive 3CX Hotel Module a wise choice for hoteliers.”
3CX integration with IDPMS and PMPRO will be offered to all existing and new Hotel Concepts – Brilliant clients.
“As the hotel and travel market continues to trend toward integrated technology solutions that make operations more streamlined and cost-efficient, Hotel Concepts – Brilliant is an ideal partner for us to help meet that growing need,” Martin added.
“We are excited to have completed this landmark software integration with 3CX, one of the leading providers of VoIP phone system software,” said Patrick van de Wardt, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer for Hotel Concepts – Brilliant. “By combining their extensive telephony experience with our knowledge of the global hotel industry, we are confident that this integration will set new industry standards in hotel management and communication.”
For more information on IDPMS or PMPRO, contact Michael Hughes at +1 404 687 0040, visit www.itesso.com. Contact Chris Martin for details on the 3CX integration at +31 (0)852 733645, or visit www.3cx.com.
About Hotel Concepts – Brilliant
Hotel Concepts – Brilliant is a leading global provider of advanced property management system (PMS) software solutions to the hospitality industry. Their most recent innovation, the iTesso Enterprise Lodging System, is a revolutionary new concept in technology convergence that encompasses hotel CRS, PMS and distribution technology in a single, cloud-based platform. The system may be used as a central reservation system (CRS) with direct connects to the global distribution systems (GDS) and alternate distribution systems (ADS), or as a distributed multi-property property management system (PMS) with links to the iTesso or third party CRS systems. With four main offices on three continents, Hotel Concepts – Brilliant provides local support to their clients, who range from independent properties to large hotel chains in all regions of the world. For more information, please visit www.itesso.com.
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System – an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces a proprietary PBX. 3CX is more manageable and can deliver substantial cost savings besides increasing productivity. Leading companies worldwide such as Formula One’s Team Lotus, Boeing, Ohio State University, MIT and RE/MAX use 3CX Phone System. 3CX has been listed as a CRN 2011 Emerging Vendor and has earned Windows Server Certification as well as other numerous awards, including The Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro magazine 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award by Computer Shopper Magazine. 3CX has offices in the UK, USA, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Australia and Hong Kong. For more information, visit: http://www.3cx.com and find us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/3CX/.