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Kube Systems and Gimbal to Reveal Hospitality's FIRST Guestroom Beacons

Kube Systems 20 June 2017
Visit Kube Systems in Booth #2435 at HITEC TorontoJericho, NY and San Diego -- Kube Systems, the provider of mobile device charging solutions, has recently partnered with Gimbal to bring location-based marketing to the guestroom via the Kube Essentials multi-device charger. Hotels can leverage Kube Essentials together with Gimbal to engage customers by offering promotions and other contextual notifications to their mobile devices. The service allows the hotel to drive revenue by vastly improving the consumer journey, both inside and outside the hotel room.Kube Essentials with Gimbal built in will be on display in Booth 2435 at HITEC, to be held June 26 to 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre."At Gimbal, we enable best-in-class location technology to power mobile marketing," said Paul Malcangio, Gimbal Senior Director of Enterprise Sales. "Our goal is to help hotel marketers communicate to specific individuals with contextually relevant messaging. By connecting to the hotel's mobile app - which includes the Gimbal SDK - we can send targeted offers to guests that will enhance their stay experience."Since 2011, Gimbal has helped brands across a range of industries reach their mobile advertising and marketing goals. In the hotel environment, Gimbal will deliver custom content to guests' using a smart combination of mobile apps, beacons, and geofences."To our knowledge, no hotel today is using beacon technology in the guestroom," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "We approached Gimbal to see if they would embark on an integration partnership to embed their beacon into our newest in-room charging solution."With some major hotel brands now using beacons in public spaces, we wanted to make available a unique solution that would enable the same technology to be deployed in guestrooms," Weinstein said. "Today, any hotel running the Gimbal beacon in conjunction with their mobile app can place Kube Essentials in their guestroom. Not only will it add location-based marketing services to the room, but it will give guests a place to charge ALL their mobile devices, including laptops. Better yet, it's more affordable than most comparable devices with more charging capability than any solution on the market. And, it's small enough that it won't clutter the bedside."Kube Essentials sports built-in charging cables - one Apple Lightning and one Micro USB - that are upgradeable to next generation charging formats. For example, the Micro USB cable can be upgraded to USB Type-C (reversible plug capability). It also features two USB Ports and an optional wireless Qi charging pad that enables guests to drop and charge their compatible mobile device on a large four-inch surface."We invite HITEC attendees interested in seeing the latest in mobile-device charging and the hospitality industry's FIRST beacon application for guestrooms to visit us in Booth #2435 at HITEC," Weinstein said.For details on Kube Systems products, visit www.kubesystems.com. For more information on Gimbal solutions, visit www.Gimbal.com.About GimbalGimbal is the industry's only open and independent platform for the aggregation and execution of consumer data. Through a combination of proprietary hardware and software, Gimbal enables brands, media agencies, marketers and enterprise clients to substantially improve the relevancy and effectiveness of their marketing communications. Visit www.Gimbal.com.
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TeleAdapt Becomes Kube System's Newest Reseller Partner

Kube Systems 13 June 2017
Visit Kube Systems in Booth #2435 and TeleAdapt in Booth #2451 at HITEC TorontoJericho, NY and Sparks, NV -- Kube Systems, a provider of mobile device charging solutions with Bluetooth streaming audio playback and time keeping, has recently been added to the TeleAdapt line of Hotel Audio and Power & Charging accessories for hotels. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corners is the first TeleAdapt customer to select the Kube Audio Clock for its recently redesigned 398 guestrooms and suites. The Kube Audio Clock complements the new design mix that blends the hotel's traditional foundation with transitional pieces, making rooms modern and fresh.Since 1992, TeleAdapt has been anticipating trends and providing solutions that meet the needs of hotel guests. The company's Internet, power, docking and multi-media products can be found in more than 4 million hotel rooms worldwide across all segments."With demand rising rapidly for more power outlets and mobile phone docking stations in guestrooms, we are continually adding the industry's best-of-breed audio and charging solutions to our product offering," said Neil Betterton, TeleAdapt's vice president of Global Product Development. "The Kube Audio Clock is a natural addition to our portfolio, as it provides hotel guests with easy access to mobile device charging and streaming audio at the nightstand. We're already off to a good start, with the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner becoming our first Kube Systems customer. The Kube Audio Clock is a nice addition to our portfolio."Charging Made EasyAvailable in black or white, the Kube Audio Clock features Bluetooth streaming, an intuitive alarm clock, and the ability to charge up to six mobile devices with an Apple(r) Lightning, Apple(r) 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports, and global standard Qi wireless charging is an option.Unlike other in-room alarm clocks with charging capabilities, the Kube Audio Clock features a mobile Room Programmer launched via an Android App. The tool offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to program. The Kube also features a Bluetooth (BT) Clear Cache Interval setting that specifies how long a mobile device will remain in memory. This way a previous guest cannot pair to the new guest's clock.Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems vice president, said he is thrilled that TeleAdapt is the company's newest reseller partner. He said TeleAdapt's 25 years' experience in the design, manufacture and supply of connectivity products, combined with its widespread installations in two- to seven-star hotels, will help Kube Systems' infiltrate new markets across the globe."Mobile devices are central to travelers' lives and keeping their personal devices charged is a must," Weinstein said. "TeleAdapt's market reach is enormous, and its reputation for providing guest-facing connectivity solutions is impeccable. We are thrilled that out of the gate TeleAdapt added a Ritz Carlton hotel to our growing list of satisfied customers, and we anticipate that they will significantly expand our market reach in the future."For details on Kube Systems products, visit www.kubesystems.com. For more information on TeleAdapt's connectivity products for the hospitality industry please visit www.teleadapt.com.About TeleAdapt Founded in 1992 by current CEO Gordon Brown, TeleAdapt has over 20 years' experience in the design, manufacture and supply of connectivity products to the hospitality industry. From initial focus towards supporting the business traveller struggling with dial-up modem connections, TeleAdapt has been at the vanguard of the introduction of high-speed Internet in hotels, providing in-room solutions to enhance guest connectivity. Today, TeleAdapt's Internet, power, docking and multi-media products can be found in over 4 million hotel rooms worldwide - from 2 to 7 star, from a small boutique to the largest hotels and the foremost hotel brands in the world.Global CoverageWith operations in the UK, USA, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE and Korea, and with an extensive reseller network, TeleAdapt's hospitality division is equipped to serve both global hospitality brands and local chains. TeleAdapt holds approved supplier status and Brand Standards for a variety of its products for most multinational hotel groups including Accor, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Jumeirah, MGM, Sands, Starwood, and Taj. TeleAdapt has strategic partnerships with major TV manufacturers and HSIA/VOD suppliers and was a founding member of HTNG.
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Kube Systems to Display Mobile Device Charging Solutions for ALL Hotel Segments at HITEC

Kube Systems 31 May 2017
Jericho, N.Y. -- Next month at HITEC, Kube Systems will showcase three charging solutions that will keep guests' mobile devices powered while on property. With a Kube for every type of hotel and fitting most budgets, HITEC attendees will experience affordable, upgradeable, and compact solutions that will satisfy the needs of operators and travelers alike. Whether it's an in-room alarm clock with Bluetooth Audio or a portable charging unit for use in public spaces, there's now a Kube for every hotel. Operators in the lower-tier segments can now afford to add a charging appliance to their guestrooms that will help them stand out in their local markets without being prohibitive to their budget."Guests are interacting with their mobile devices more than ever before, and as such, KUBE Systems has designed a charging solution that will keep them powered anywhere and everywhere: at the bedside, poolside, lobby or even in the cabana on the beach," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Even in a world of constant change to technologies and hotel industry requirements, our three charging solutions will ensure investment protection with built-in charging cables that are upgradeable to next generation standards. So, go ahead . . . tell your guests to leave their chargers and cables at home. Kube Systems has your back - and theirs."Less Cost, More FunctionalityAfter a year of development, Kube Systems is pleased to announce that its Kube Essentials solution - a concept that debuted at HITEC 2016 - is now market-ready and shipping to hotels in June. The new multi-device charger for guestrooms not only charges all devices including laptops, but it's more affordable than most comparable devices with more charging capability than any solution on the market. It's also small enough that it won't clutter the bedside.Kube Essentials sports built-in charging cables - one Apple Lightning and one Micro USB - that are upgradeable to next generation charging formats. For example, the Micro USB cable can be upgraded to USB Type-C (reversible plug capability). It also features two USB Ports and an optional wireless Qi charging pad that enables guests to drop and charge their compatible mobile device on a large four-inch surface. Global InstallationsKube Systems will also showcase its popular Kube Audio Clock charging station with audio player and alarm clock for guestrooms and the Kube 5 portable charging station for public areas. Both products are compatible with virtually all smartphones and tablets, and each can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously. Kube Audio Clock provides an in-room experience that enables guests to listen to their personal music while powering multiple devices at the same time all within proximity to each other and without a lot of clutter at the bedside. The Kube 5 - which comes as a kit of five portable units and one charging tray - is ideal for restaurants, lounges, lobbies and meeting venues.Why Visit Kube Systems at HITEC?Kube Systems' customers are its best salespeople. Here are just a few reasons why you should plan to visit Kube Systems in Booth #2435 at HITEC:"With the Kube Audio Clock, guests who may have forgotten to bring a charging cable don't have to worry because each Kube is already equipped with everything they need. It's great for the hotel too because magnets hold the integrated cables in place to keep the night stand clutter free. In a word, the Kube Audio Clock fits the needs of the Axiom Hotel and our guests 'perfectly.' We are thrilled with the Kube Audio Clock and the service we receive from Kube Systems."--Garry Cox, General Manager, Axiom Hotel San Francisco"The Kube Clock is versatile, and it enables us to meet our guests' needs in a new way. Rather than spending a lot of money buying charging cables for guests to use because they forgot theirs at home or misplaced them along the way, the Kube Clock's built-in connectors give travelers everything they need to plug and play without having to contact the front desk. The wireless Qi charger is really convenient; it lets guests drop and charge their phones without any wires. This little Kube is a big reflection of our commitment to providing amenities that ease stress and add convenience. We absolutely love the Kube Clock, and so do our guests. A few people have even asked if they can buy the units from us."-- Jennifer Austin, General Manager, Distrikt Hotel New York City"From an operations perspective, the Kube 5 is the ideal solution for our midscale hotel because we don't need to have to purchase a piece of charging equipment for each room; because it's portable, it's affordable."--Meredith White, General Manager, Comfort Inn & Suites Boston"The Kube 5 is functional, engaging, and in use all day long. Our staff is trained to offer a Kube to any guest in need, whether they are enjoying dinner in our award-winning restaurant, sipping a glass of wine on our comfortable outdoor patio, or relaxing in the lobby. We even have customers requesting that Kubes be made available during meetings - including placing multiple Kubes on the boardroom table, in the back of one of our nine meeting rooms, or in the pre-function space. Due to demand, we ordered and just received additional units."--Sam Johnson, General Manager, Pan Pacific Hotel SeattleFor more information on Kube Systems' three charging solutions to be displayed at HITEC Toronto, visit http://www.kubesystems.com.
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Kube Systems to Showcase Innovative Banquet Chair with Mobile Device Charging Tray at HITEC

Kube Systems 30 May 2017
Jericho, N.Y. -- Next month at HITEC, Kube Systems will display a product that gives guests another option for charging their mobile devices. In addition to its popular solutions for guestrooms and public spaces -Kube Audio Clock, Kube Essentials and Kube 5 Portable - the company will display a banquet chair that enables meeting goers to power up their mobile devices using a portable charging tray that contains a USB port and high-capacity rechargeable battery. The Connect Chair will be on display in the Kube Systems Booth #2435 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, June 26 to 29. Not only is this product making its debut at HITEC, but it's the first time it will be seen in Canada."The Connect Chair is so convenient and comfortable that event attendees won't want to leave their seats," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems vice president. "As a leading provider of mobile device charging solutions, we are constantly being asked if we have a product for meeting rooms. While the Kube 5 portable is ideal for shared charging of mobile devices in a boardroom or in the back of a large meeting room (it features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging), the Connect Chair keeps people in their seats. This is a convenience that speakers and attendees both will appreciate."Whether the Connect Chair is being used for theatre-style seating, as a mobile-device charging hub or as a VIP seat with two padded arm rests, this versatile equipment has the contemporary style, high durability, and connection options that today's designers and facility managers demand. Up to 10 Connect Chairs can be stacked on a trolley and charging docks provide overnight recharging for up to 20 batteries. Built-in grip handles double as coat hooks."The Connect Chair brings a whole new dynamic to meeting rooms; it's a great way for attendees to connect, engage and stay involved," Weinstein said. "Like all Kube Systems products, this charging appliance is small, attractive, and versatile; it serves as a personal coffee table while offering phone or table charging connections and storage."More information on the Connect Chair can be found by clicking here.
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Kube Systems Creates Frictionless Shopping Experience for Hoteliers with New Website

Kube Systems 25 April 2017
With hoteliers flocking to www.KubeSystems.com, the manufacturer of multi-device charging solutions with portability, streaming audio playback and time keeping, the redesigned site is making it easier for hoteliers to select the right solution for their propertyJericho, NY -- Giving guests a frictionless experience is top of mind for hoteliers today. Kube Systems, the designer and manufacturer of multi-device charging solutions with portability, streaming audio playback and time keeping, is ensuring a frictionless online shopping experience for hoteliers with the redesign of its website www.KubeSystems.com. With demand for mobile device charging solutions growing daily, Kube Systems redesigned its site to offer quick and easy access to essential information, features and benefits.2017 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Kube Systems," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Interest in our Kube Audio Clock and Kube 5 Portable is off the charts. To ensure that we are retaining the new customers we are attracting with these in-demand guest-charging solutions, we needed a site that delivers a seamless interactive experience - and one that complements hoteliers' buying preferences and habits. We are pleased to reveal a new, clean and uncluttered design of our website that is easier to navigate and offers quick and easy access to our solutions. We believe this redesign will allow visitors to have a very informative experience as we continue to grow and increase our market presence."Product DebutMaking its debut on the new site is Kube Systems' newest solution, Kube Essentials. It is a more affordable unit that packs a punch with unmatched charging capabilities, versatility, and engaging design. Kube Essentials charges ALL mobile electronics, including laptops with an AC power outlet. The option of a wireless charging pad accessory - which can be purchased at any time - enables guests to "drop and charge" smartphones."The market-ready solution can be seen for the first time in the Americas, June 26 to 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Booth #2435," Weinstein said. "Hoteliers should check out our website and pre-schedule an appointment to meet with us at HITEC to see our full product offering."Kube System's new website will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, business activity, corporate milestones and more.
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Comfort Inn & Suites Boston Logan International Airport Adds Mobile Device Charging from Kube Systems

Kube Systems 30 March 2017
Guests of the Comfort Inn & Suites Boston Logan International Airport are exceptionally happy these days. No longer do they worry about a forgotten charging cord for their smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones or fitness bands. Instead, travelers check out a portable mobile device charging Kube from Kube Systems to power up anywhere on property. By simply leaving a credit card or drivers' license at the front desk, one of five charging Kubes can be taken to their rooms or the hotel's lobby, function space, breakfast area, indoor swimming pool, Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, outdoor patio or onsite laundry to power up."At the Comfort Inn & Suites Boston, we are always striving to do something extraordinary that will help make our guests' trips more seamless, memorable and stress free," said Meredith White, General Manager. "Making our customers happy and comfortable is extremely important, especially since most are staying for a quick airport layover. With guests frequently asking front desk staff if they can borrow a charging cord, we went on a search to find a product that all guests can use despite the type of device they want to power. There are a lot of options on the market, but after seeing the durability and the versatility of the Kube 5 portable, we knew we found the best solution for our guests. And because it is sold through American Hotel Register, we ordered it easily. Our guests are very appreciative."The Kube 5 is sold as a set of five portable units and a recharging tray. Kubes can be strategically placed throughout the hotel or they can be made available individually to guests. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting. The charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging that enables guests to simply rest or "drop and charge" their mobile devices. Each provides up to nine hours of charge time at speeds comparable to those from wall outlets.The Kube 5 portable is kept behind the front desk at the Comfort Inn & Suites Boston. When a guest requests a charging cord, front desk staff offer a charging Kube in exchange for collateral. On average, guests ask to use a Kube seven to 10 times a day, and each Kube is in use for approximately two hours and then returned."From an operations perspective, the Kube 5 is the ideal solution for our midscale hotel because we don't need to have to purchase a piece of charging equipment for each room; because it's portable, it's affordable," White said. "Better yet, because we are holding the guest's credit card or drivers' license until the Kube is returned, we aren't afraid that it will walk off; besides, you need the docking station to re-charge the unit. It's the best possible option for our hotel. We're so happy that our guests are so happy with the Kube 5."Owned and operated by the Saunders Hotel Group, White said the Kube 5 may soon be considered for other properties within their system, from midscale to luxury."Bringing the Kube 5 to the Comfort Inn & Suites Boston supports what we have been saying all along - that you don't need to be a luxury hotel to equip your property with a best-in-class mobile device charging system," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Kube 5 is affordable for every size and segment of hotel, and it meets the diverse charging needs of guests. We are thrilled that Kube 5 is in such high demand at this popular airport destination, and we look forward to growing our business within the Saunders Hotel Group portfolio."For more information on the Kube 5 from Kube Systems, click here. To see Kube Systems' guestroom solutions, click here. For media inquiries, contact Barb Worcester at (440) 930-5770 or email barbw@prproconsulting.com.
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Ming Fai to Showcase NEW Kube Essentials Mobile Device Charger at HOTELEX Shanghai

Kube Systems 27 March 2017
Visit Ming Fai in Stand E3J01 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center March 28 to 31Jericho, NY -- This week at HOTELEX Shanghai 2017, Ming Fai will unveil a new multi-device charger for guestrooms that features unmatched versatility in its charging output. Not only can the new Kube Essentials alarm clock power ALL mobile electronics, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and wearable technologies, but it's AC output enables guests to charge laptops. With a small footprint and an even smaller price, the new Kube Essentials from Kube Systems will be on display in stand E3J01 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center March 28 to 31."For the first time, hotels across Asia Pacific will be introduced to a mobile device charging product that offers design versatility, powering capability, price point and small footprint in one unit," said Ming Fai Marketing Director Tracy So. "Kube Essentials offers a lot more for a lot less, including built-in charging cables - one Apple Lightning and one Micro USB -- that are upgradeable to next generation charging formats. For example, the Micro USB cable can be upgraded to USB Type-C (reversible plug capability). Kube Essentials also features two USB Ports and an optional wireless Qi charging pad that enables guests to drop and charge their compatible mobile device on a large four-inch surface. This product has everything today's hoteliers and guests need - and then some.""We are delighted that Ming Fai - as the authorized distributor of Kube Systems products in the APAC territory - will be revealing Kube Essentials at HOTELEX Shanghai," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "The 117,000 visitors and 4,800 overseas buyers attending this show will get to see it first - and offer it first to their guests as a must-have amenity. With mobile device charging solutions growing in high demand at major hotel brands across Asia Pacific, we are confident that Kube Essentials will be generating a lot of buzz at HOTELEX Shanghai."HOTELEX is a series of leading hospitality equipment, supplies and fine food trade fairs China, held in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou. HOTELEX Shanghai covers the entire hospitality and catering value chain from Catering Equipment, Tableware, Appliances & Amenities, Textile and Uniform, IT & Security, Fitness & Leisure, to Food and Beverage, Bakery & Ice Cream, Coffee & Tea, Wine & Spirits, and more.MORE FROM KUBE SYSTEMSIn addition to the Kube Essentials unveiling, Ming Fai will also showcase other Kube Systems solutions, including the LinkTechtm Charge Station/Player/Alarm Clock for guestrooms and the Kube 5 (KS) portable charging station for public areas. Both products are compatible with virtually all smartphones and tablets, and each can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously. The LinkTech product provides an in-room experience that enables guests to listen to their personal music while powering multiple devices at the same time all within proximity to each other and without a lot of clutter at the bedside. The Kube 5, when strategically placed in high-traffic public areas like the lobby bar or restaurant, keeps guests staying longer and spending more. It also has proven to be a value-added sales tool for meeting planners.Compatible with all Apple(r), Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices, LinkTech Clocks are available in black or white and come with or without Qi wireless charging. Each Kube Clock features an Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports. LinkTech Clocks are programmed via an Android App. This app is part of the Mobile Room Programmer Kit and offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to customize each unit. The flip-out charging cables are modular to keep units from becoming obsolete, thereby protecting the owner's investment when charging standards change.The Kube 5 - which comes as a kit of five portable units and one charging tray - is ideal for restaurants, lounges, lobbies and meeting venues. If a guest is running low on phone power, hotel staff simply trades a guest's credit card or ID for the Kube portable unit and slips it into the appropriate slot in the Charging Tray. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting. When Kubes are placed freely upon tables, optional locking points and security cables can be implemented for added security. Kube 5 provides up to nine hours of charge time at speeds comparable to those from wall outlets.For more information on Kube Systems, visit www.kubesystems.com. For details about the Ming Fai distribution network, visit www.mingfaigroup.com.
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Kube Systems is Powering Guest Satisfaction at the Trendy, High-Tech Axiom Hotel San Francisco

Kube Systems 21 March 2017
Jericho, NY -- Since the Axiom Hotel San Francisco opened its doors in January 2016 following an extensive renovation and rebranding, guest satisfaction has been at a steady high. The property attributes its success to proactively meeting guests' expectations. One trend the property is always monitoring is the demand for mobile device charging. With guests bringing multiple mobile appliances and using them interchangeably to order room service, buy theatre tickets, check loyalty status and even stream their personal content to the guestroom TV, it's easy to see why smartphone and tablet batteries drain so quickly. To ensure that guests are never without a convenient source for powering up, The Axiom installed the Kube Audio Clock in its 152 guestrooms. While its footprint is small, the charging capacity of the Kube Audio Clock from Kube Systems is not; each Kube can charge up to six devices simultaneously."The Axiom is a place where history meets the digital revolution," said General Manager Garry Cox. "We deliver comfort and connectivity in a classic setting supported by the most innovative technologies. Before opening our doors a year ago, we strategized on ways to anticipate the needs of modern travelers to ensure a frictionless experience. We saw the Kube Audio Clock at an industry tradeshow, tried it, and instantly fell in love with it because it is intuitive, provides an extra charging outlet, and is Bluetooth friendly for streaming music. This product has been meeting the needs of our guests from day one. They plug in and power up, or they stream their music through the system's high quality Bluetooth speakers.""A feature that we really like is the securely affixed charging cords," Cox said. "With the Kube Audio Clock, guests who may have forgotten to bring a charging cable don't have to worry because each Kube is already equipped with everything they need. It's great for the hotel too because magnets hold the integrated cables in place to keep the night stand clutter free. In a word, the Kube Audio Clock fits the needs of the Axiom Hotel and our guests 'perfectly.' We are thrilled with the Kube Audio Clock and the service we receive from Kube Systems."Available in black or white, with or without Qi wireless charging, the Kube Audio Clock is compatible with all Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices. Features include: Premium multi-device charger for up to six devices at once High quality Bluetooth speaker for audio streaming Replaceable built-in cables - Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin & Micro USB Compact and contemporary alarm clock Optional Qi 'drop and charge' wireless charging Pairing button with room-coded Bluetooth ID for hotels (when using the room programmer) Single-day alarm goes off only once until programmed the next day Simple intuitive controls Security tethering optionUnlike any other product on the market, the Kube Audio Clock features a mobile Room Programmer launched via an Android App that allows customization of various settings on the unit. The tool offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to program. Settings such as Bluetooth Room ID and Bluetooth (BT) clear cache interval can be programmed."The Axiom Hotel is truly one of a kind," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Although it's a relatively new property, it has really made a name for itself in the San Francisco market as an innovator and an ideal accommodation for travelers who seek adventure. As this hotel continues to invest in technology to deliver the ultimate digital experience, Kube Systems stands ready to keep guests powered up and connected. After all, if the guest experience depends in part on the guests' digital appliance, there is no job more important than ensuring that those devices get charged and stay charged quickly. We are proud to add The Axiom to our growing list of satisfied customers."Supply of the Kube Audio Clock was facilitated through American Hotel Register, one of Kube Systems' distribution partners for North America.About The Axiom San FranciscoThe Axiom Hotel opened in January 2016 in the heart of downtown San Francisco, adjacent to the famed Cable Car turnaround at the nexus of historic Union Square and innovative Mid-Market technology. The boutique hotel features 152 rooms, contemporary design by Stonehill & Taylor, and tech-forward amenities on the cutting edge. Where history meets the digital revolution, the LEED Silver certified hotel welcomes those who desire a digital lifestyle delivered through seamless technology and thoughtful service. In addition to iPad-assisted check-in, complimentary fiber optic Wi-Fi, and easy access plug-ins to mobile devices, the Axiom unveils high-tech elements that put the hotel at the forefront of the hospitality-meets-technology revolution. The Axiom Hotel, at "The Center of Next," is developed by Host Hotels & Resorts and managed by Kokua Hospitality. For more information about the Axiom Hotel, please visit www.axiomhotel.com or follow the hotel onFacebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Ming Fai to Showcase Mobile Device Charging Solutions at HOTELEX Shanghai

Kube Systems 28 February 2017
As the distributor of Kube Systems' solutions across APAC, Ming Fai will display the popular LinkTechtm and Kube 5 (KS) portable mobile device charging systems for guestrooms and public spaces; Visit Ming Fai in Stand E3J01 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center March 28 to 31With mobile device charging solutions growing in high demand at major hotel brands across Asia Pacific, Ming Fai will be showcasing Kube Systems and LinkTechtm branded products at HOTELEX Shanghai 2017. The LinkTechtm Charge Station/Player/Alarm Clock for guestrooms and the Kube 5 (KS) portable charging station for public areas will be on display in Stand E3J01, March 28 to 31, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). Both products are compatible with virtually all smartphones and tablets, and each can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously.HOTELEX is a series of leading hospitality equipment, supplies and fine food trade fairs China, held in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Guangzhou. HOTELEX Shanghai covers the entire hospitality and catering value chain from Catering Equipment, Tableware, Appliances & Amenities, Textile and Uniform, IT & Security, Fitness & Leisure, to Food and Beverage, Bakery & Ice Cream, Coffee & Tea, Wine & Spirits, and more."As the authorized distributor of Kube Systems in the APAC territory, we are eager to spotlight these value-added guest amenities at HOTELEX Shanghai for hoteliers looking to alleviate guests' anxiety when they lose battery power at the wrong time and realize that they forgot to pack their charging cables," said Ming Fai Marketing Director Tracy So. "These products feature the most advanced charging technologies available with an intellectualized design, and they are exactly what the projected 117,000 visitors and 4,800 overseas buyers will be looking for at this event."Hotels in Hong Kong, Macau and Beijing have widely adopted the LinkTech Charge Station/Player/Alarm Clock and the Kube 5 (KS) portable because they understand how important it is to support guests' needs to power up no matter where they are on property," So said. "Business travelers especially are packing multiple intelligent devices; that means having to remember to bring multiple power cords. In the true spirit of hospitality, hotels need to provide charging solutions that power ALL types of mobile devices conveniently... at speeds comparable to wall outlets ... and keep the devices charged for a sufficient time. The LinkTech product provides an in-room experience that enables guests to listen to their personal music while powering multiple devices at the same time all within proximity to each other and without a lot of clutter at the bedside. The Kube 5, when strategically placed in high-traffic public areas like the lobby bar or restaurant, keeps guests staying longer and spending more. It also has proven to be a value-added sales tool for meeting planners."LINKTECH CLOCK: DESIGNED FOR GUESTROOMS Compatible with all Apple(r), Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices, LinkTech Clocks are available in black or white and come with or without Qi wireless charging. Each Kube Clock features an Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports. LinkTech Clocks are programmed via an Android App. This app is part of the Mobile Room Programmer Kit and offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to customize each unit. The flip-out charging cables are modular to keep units from becoming obsolete, thereby protecting the owner's investment when charging standards change.KUBE 5 (KS) PORTABLE: DESIGNED FOR PUBLIC SPACES The Kube 5 - which comes as a kit of five portable units and one charging tray - is ideal for restaurants, lounges, lobbies and meeting venues. If a guest is running low on phone power, hotel staff simply trades a guest's credit card or ID for the Kube portable unit and slips it into the appropriate slot in the Charging Tray. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting. When Kubes are placed freely upon tables, optional locking points and security cables can be implemented for added security. Kube 5 provides up to nine hours of charge time at speeds comparable to those from wall outlets.AN 'ESSENTIAL' ALTERNATIVE"The APAC hotel market is strong, and we are delighted that our solutions are being so well received, thanks to our partner Ming Fai," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "For the first time at HOTELEX Shanghai 2017, Ming Fai will introduce our newest product, the Kube Essentials multi-device charging station. This latest solution not only charges all mobile devices including laptops, but it's more affordable than most comparable devices in the market and it's small enough that it won't clutter the bedside. Kube Essentials also features accessory expansion capability, the first of which will deploy wireless charging. We hope the market is as excited about this new solution as we are."For more information on Kube Systems, visit www.kubesystems.com. For details about the Ming Fai distribution network, visit www.mingfaigroup.com.About Ming Fai Group Ming Fai is the authorized distributor for Kube Systems and LinkTech branded charging products in in Asia Pacific. The agreement includes distribution of new Kube 5 and LinkTech products, upgrades and spare parts. Under the agreement, Ming Fai will also become the primary provider of service support in the covered regions. To see the wide portfolio of hotel solutions available through the Ming Fai Group, visit www.mingfaigroup.com.
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Kube Systems Teams with KniTec to Bring Mobile Device Charging to More Hotels in U.S., Canada

Kube Systems 21 February 2017
Jericho, NY -- Kube Systems announces that KniTec Inc., a value added reseller (and an Almo Professional A/V VAR partner) specializing in hospitality technology, is now featuring the Kube Audio ClockPremium Alarm Clock, Music Player and Multi-Device Charger, and the Kube 5 Docking Station housing five portable chargers via www.KniTec.com."Over the past 10 years, we have provided our clients with the most innovative products from only the top manufacturers," said Ben Scatuorchio, KniTec Director of Sales. "Today, we are especially pleased to be adding Kube Systems to our portfolio. Understanding that poor battery life is the number one issue for smartphone users, Kube Systems has created tailor-made solutions for the hospitality industry, blending innovation with intuitive technology. The growing addiction to being connected affects us all, and Kube Systems' products provide unprecedented charging convenience, and in doing so, inspire brand loyalty and drive repeat business for a range of hospitality companies. We are thrilled to be in partnership with this leading technology innovator."Apryl Lamberti, Almo Professional A/V director of business development for hospitality, had this to say: "As the master distributor for Kube Systems, Almo Hospitality works closely with its partners to expand their offerings through extensive professional A/V, appliances & furniture, and electronics solutions. With an increasing reliance on mobile devices in today's market, introducing a premium brand like Kube Systems to one of our strongest partners such as Knitec is one way we can help them positively impact the guest experience for hoteliers with initiatives to increase convenience and drive satisfaction ratings."Available in black or white, with or without Qi wireless charging, the Kube Audio Clock is compatible with all Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices. Features include:Premium multi-device charger for up to six devices at onceHigh quality Bluetooth speaker for audio streamingReplaceable built-in cables - Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin & Micro USBCompact and contemporary alarm clockQi 'drop and charge' wireless chargingPairing button with room-coded Bluetooth ID for hotelsSingle-day alarm goes off only once until programmed the next daySimple intuitive controlsSecurity tethering optionUnlike any other product on the market, the Kube Audio Clock features a mobile Room Programmer launched via an Android App that allows customization of various settings on the unit. The tool offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to program. Settings such as Bluetooth Room ID and Bluetooth (BT) clear cache interval can be programmed.The Kube 5 is a portable charging system that comes as a set of five Kubes and a recharging tray. Each Kube is a standalone, portable universal charging system with built in cables for all mobile devices. Features include:Premium multi-device charger for up to six devices at onceSystem available as a set of five Kube units and a recharging trayReplaceable built-in cables - Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin and Micro USBQi 'drop and charge' wireless chargingRecharging tray the only way to charge a Kube unitTime limit settings for each Kube unit eliminates power squattingBrand customization optionSecurity tethering optionAll Kube Systems products provide up to nine hours of charge time at speeds comparable to those from wall outlets."We are delighted that KniTec requested to add Kube Systems to its impressive line-up of hotel products, including TVs, PTACs and in-room entertainment solutions," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "KniTec's customers span the U.S. and Canada, including: Hilton, Marriott, Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza, Wyndham Hotels, Choice Hotels, IHG and various boutique properties. They know hospitality, and they are as eager as we are to get our charging products into the market."For more information on Kube Systems' solutions, visit www.kubesystems.com. For information on KniTec, visit www.KniTec.com.
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Cambria White Plains is Making Guest Stays, Meetings More Memorable with Kube Mobile Device Charging

Kube Systems 31 January 2017
What happens when a hotel guest sitting at the bar needs to charge his cell phone but there are no electrical outlets in sight? Either he leaves the bar and goes to his room to charge the device or he tethers himself to a nearby wall socket. What about a meeting attendee in the same predicament? She could fight fellow attendees to plug into one of two available outlets in the room, but it is far from her seat and she needs to access content stored on her tablet during the meeting. Both scenarios can potentially lead to poor online reviews or worse - they can prevent those guests and others from coming back.Situations like these are playing out daily at hotels across the globe, but not at the Cambria hotel & suites White Plains in New York, a Meyer Jabara Hotels owned and operated property. In November, the downtown all-suite hotel began offering the Kube 5 portable mobile device charging system from Kube Systems to customers at its Social Circletm bar and to meeting planners. The result: customer reviews are soaring."There is nothing more rewarding than anticipating the needs of our guests, and that's exactly what the portable Kube system enables us to do," said General Manager Sean Meade. "The Kube 5 is a set of five portable charging units and a recharging tray that we keep in the kitchen. Each Kube can power up to six mobile devices at the same time. In the evening, when a bar guest appears to need a charge, we bring out a Kube. Customers are blown away by the service, the convenience, and by how fast they - and others around them - can plug in and power up. It's not only fun to see their reaction, but it gratifying to know that we could help make their stay a little more enjoyable. Plus, bar patrons are sticking around longer."Because each charging Kube is portable, it can be strategically placed in high-traffic public areas, like the hotel's Social Circletm Bistro located in the main lobby. Each Kube features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging. Each holds a 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time. Better yet, Kubes are future proof; the cables are replaceable and can be upgraded when global charging standards change."Recently, I was walking through the lobby and noticed a guest who had just returned from the Apple store," Meade said. "She was sitting at a high-top next to the bar and had three boxes in front of her: an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Plugging the iPhone into the wall, she began to look around the lobby to see where she could power up the other devices. I went to the kitchen and grabbed a Kube. She was so grateful. She told me she had just traveled from overseas and was exhausted, frustrated and in dire need of getting on the grid. She couldn't thank me enough. While charging, she ordered food from the Bistro. Throughout the week, I noticed that she came back again and again. This type of proactive service is what we are training our staff to provide. Kube Systems is helping to go that extra mile in making the guests' stay experience exceptional. It gives us a competitive advantage in the local market, and guests love the convenience."Making Meetings MemorableThe Cambria hotel & suites White Plains is finding Kube 5 to help "seal the deal" when it comes to meetings. If an event planner is teetering on taking their business elsewhere, Meade said offering the portable charging system goes a long way. It's a value-added benefit and a point of differentiation."It's rare that the bar is open during the hours when our meeting rooms are booked, so it's been easy to use the charging Kubes for events during the day and at the bar in the evening," Meade said. "As a trial, we placed one charging Kube in the entrance of each meeting room with instructions informing attendees how to power up. According to our banquet staff, it's been a real hit, especially in a large-group scenario. Let's say the room is set-up with six rounds of 10 for a 60-person workshop; an attendee will grab the charging Kube and take it back to the work area or table where others will power share. When a hollow square is requested, multiple units can be placed on the tables. When the room is set theatre style, attendees needing a charge will connect their devices in the back of the room and then take a seat. The feedback has been spectacular."Here's what some Cambria hotel & suites White Plains customers had to say about the Kube 5:"Having charging Kubes available to our group was the highlight of the meeting.""My phone battery kept dying during my stay and unfortunately I forgot my charging cable at home. Kube saved the day. I would grab a cocktail at the bar or lunch at the Bistro, power up, and have enough battery power for the night and into the next day.""The power bank delivered to my room was perfect. This hotel really goes the extra mile for its guests."The Cambria hotel & suites White Plains is in the process of adding the Kube 5 to its Audio-Visual price list for 2017. Like renting a projector for a meeting, the hotel will weigh the benefit of adding mobile device charging to its equipment rental list."We believe the Kube 5 could be a new revenue generator for our hotel," Meade said. "Charging for the service will enable us to purchase more portable systems in the future."Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems vice president, had this to say: "We were thrilled when Meyer Jabara Hotels purchased the Kube 5 for its Providence Marriott Downtown property last year. Based on the success at that hotel, the company requested a system for its Cambria in White Plains. Undoubtedly, the Kube 5 was victorious at driving customer satisfaction once again. This is proof that regardless of brand affiliation or location, offering a portable charging solution is key to driving positive reviews and providing heightened service. We are eager to see how successful the hotel will be in charging for the system as part of its 2017 meetings package."
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Is the Inability to Charge Mobile Devices Adding Friction to Your Guests' Experiences?

Kube Systems 30 January 2017
With a new year comes new buzzwords. For 2017, it appears that "Frictionless" is the way to be. For hoteliers, it means creating a consistent experience across all touchpoints along the guest's journey. It means enabling guests to conduct transactions easily and instantly. In most cases, those transactions are digital, and they typically involve a mobile device of some kind.Today's smartphone is a magic wand of sorts. You can use it to instantly connect you to another person who could be on the other side of the room or across the globe. You use it to change TV channels, control room temperature, purchase items, split a restaurant bill among friends plus assign a tip and pay using one of several mobile wallets stored in that device. You can book travel, select an airline seat, reserve a hotel room, order roomservice, buy theatre tickets, upgrade your room, arrange for transportation, check your loyalty status, take and post selfies, and write a great service review all while floating on a raft in the middle of the pool. With just a click, your wish is the devices' command. You can even unlock your room door by just placing the mobile device in proximity to the lock. Poof!However, there is one simple thing that can stifle the magic of today's mobile technology: A dead battery. When the power is gone, the magic can't happen. Hoteliers can invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in mobile apps, location-based marketing services, and in-room automation enhancements, but if the guest's mobile device is dead, so is the experience.Charging the device isn't as easy as one may think. If a guest is sitting at the pool bar or in lobby lounge waiting for their room to be ready, chances are high that there won't be an available outlet nearby. Assuming the guest remembered to bring his charging cable - which often isn't the case - he can prop himself up against a wall in an adjacent corridor or ask a bartender if there is an available plug behind the bar, but neither scenario is comfortable or ideal. Powering up in the guestroom can be equally as challenging. A female guest arrives in her room eager to charge her phone, tablet and laptop. No outlets appear to be available. After wrestling to move the heavy king-sized mattress away from the headboard, she is forced to make a choice: unplug the alarm clock and risk missing her morning meeting or unplug the light. Again, neither choice is ideal, and only one of the guest's three devices that need charging can be accommodated.My point is this: if the battery is dead on a guest's mobile device (especially the smartphone), none of the digital services being offered by the hotel to drive engagement can be realized. All that money invested in mobile apps and widgets to drive relevant content and enhance the guest experience is wasted if the guest can't conveniently plug in and power up as needed.Friction in GuestroomsAs someone who frequently interacts with stakeholders who weigh in on the purchasing of charging solutions, I can say that opinions vary on how to accommodate guests' charging needs. Some brand standards call for a set number of AC outlets in the room. Others have AC outlets combined with USB Ports, and some have table top charging station requirements. Unfortunately, many table top devices (and of course the outlets) still don't have the necessary charging connectors built-in. Unless 100% of guests remember to bring their charging cables 100% of the time, adding supplemental devices is moot.If you're a limited-service hotel, making guests bring their own cables may be okay; but if you're a full-service provider, I think not. The very nature of the term suggests that every guest need will be met. Kudos to the hoteliers who have come to this realization and provide a solution that corresponds to their brand promise. They understand that it's not enough to just offer a place to plug in; it means investing in a solution that is equipped with built-in charging cables so the guest is not forced to remember them. That is the definition of service in the context of in-room charging.Yes, most hoteliers know they need to offer convenient mobile device charging; after all, as travelers themselves most hoteliers have probably found themselves in a charging predicament at one time or another. However, I am still amazed by the number of hotels I visit worldwide that still offer the old Apple 30-pin connector with no plans of upgrading to the more current Apple Lightning connector or the Micro USB connector that is used by the entire Android universe. Apple may be the single most popular smartphone model, but the aggregate of all other Android devices makes up 86.6% of the smartphone market (IDC, Q3 16').Friction in Public SpacesPublic spaces are generally worse off in terms of providing a charging infrastructure for guests. Most of a property's post check-in revenue is made in the restaurant and bar. According to Smith Travel Research (STR) analytics, full-service hotels with large food-and-beverage outlets can have as much as 50% of total revenue come from those operations (30% is average). Obviously, a hotel should want to encourage guests to stay in those areas as much as possible. Research shows that if dining venues provided charging, users would stay longer and spend more. So why then would hotels knowingly not accommodate that need and risk losing revenue?If you want to reduce friction in the guest experience, then stop making guests pull furniture away from a wall to reveal an outlet or ask a hotel staff member if they could please charge their phone. If you're power-strapped in your public spaces, fix it. The post check-in revenue you may lose is far greater than adding a power source. And if your hotel is investing big bucks in Beacon technology (via Bluetooth low energy) so you know where guests are at any moment to communicate by text and push special promotions, then you better make sure the devices you are communicating with are charged.Excuses Cause FrictionThe 2017 Lodging Technology Study cites the following as "friction points" impacting hotel technology: lack of sufficient IT budget; resistance to change in organization; outdated technology architecture; guests expect greater technology than hotels can keep pace with; and, resistance to invest in new technology. While this list of "excuses" deals with much larger infrastructure investment issues, I believe the industry is overlooking the No. 1 cause of friction in the customer journey: the lack of convenient mobile device charging. According to this study, hotels are spending their money this year on: Guest Wi-Fi, Customer Mobile Apps, Promotions, CRM/Loyalty, Smart TVs, Interactive Digital Signage, Location-based Technology, and Tablets at the Front Desk. If your guests can't charge their phones, tablets and laptops when and where they need to use them - you can bet it will cause friction at every mobile touch-point in the hotel. Investing in guest Wi-Fi, mobile apps, location-based technology and even hotel-provided tablets is a waste if the devices guests use to communicate with those technologies are drained.Having an outdated charging infrastructure is really frustrating for guests - especially Millennial's. From an expense perspective, most of the solutions on the market cost about $100 or less. In the grand context of room expenses, this is relatively minor. By contrast, a television, a device I could argue is being replaced by the guest mobile device as well, costs five to 8 times as much. If upgrading charging solutions must be done every three to four years, but it keeps guests happy, management should carefully consider its cost/benefit ratio in terms of guest satisfaction and its corresponding effects. It's time that we see more attention paid to having an adequate charging infrastructure throughout the hotel. Whether we will see this at the brand level or the full-service property level, one thing is certain: keeping guests' mobile devices charged is more important than ever in reducing friction along their journeys.
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Kube Systems Names Almo Professional A/V Master Distributor for U.S., Latin America and Caribbean

Kube Systems 25 January 2017
Jericho, NY, and Philadelphia -- Kube Systems today named Almo Professional A/V, North America's largest audio visual distributor, master distributor for all Kube Systems' charging solutions in the United States, with expanded distribution into the Caribbean and Latin America.As a result of this partnership, hotels can now purchase Kube products directly through their preferred hospitality reseller. At the same time, Almo reseller partners can expand their business with new and existing hospitality clients to enhance the guest experience and drive satisfaction rates with Kube charging solutions, including the Kube Audio Clock for guestrooms and the Kube 5 Portable for common areas."With Kube Systems now as an Almo brand, we will be able to get our in-demand charging solutions to hotels more quickly across the globe," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Almo is elevating the hospitality guest experience by expanding its reach beyond standard AV products to include all guest-facing technologies like our mobile-device charging solutions. We are thrilled to be an Almo partner and anticipate distribution of our products to skyrocket in the coming years.""Mobile charging solutions for guestrooms and public areas are critical in today's mobile landscape as these devices have become second nature to vacationers and road warriors alike," said Stephen McKay, vice president, specialty markets, Almo Professional A/V. "Then take into consideration how Millennials are using mobile devices today for guest check-in, live entertainment and more. The reality of having guests with drained batteries, forgotten or misplaced charging cables and/or adapters requires hoteliers to provide charging solutions as an integral part of their guest satisfaction strategy."Hoteliers can add to the overall guest experience, drive loyalty and positively impact online reviews by providing the ultimate in clock radio/charging solutions from Kube Systems," McKay added. "They can procure them through their preferred hospitality reseller or hospitality TV solutions provider as a result of the new Almo/Kube distribution relationship. Resellers can also leverage Almo's extensive capabilities in staging and logistics without the hassle of having to manage inventory or deal with third-party freight companies."As a third-generation, family-owned distributor recently celebrating 70 years in business, Almo has grown to more than $1 billion in revenue and is the largest professional audio visual, consumer electronics and specialty appliance distributor in the U.S. with a global presence in the Caribbean and Latin America. Almo's winning strategy is deeply-founded with people as its key differentiator by creating meaningful partnerships that bring as much value to its manufacturers as to its reseller and integrator partners to help drive expanded opportunities and create mutual growth.
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Kube Systems Partners with Guest Supply to Distribute Mobile Device Charging Solutions

Kube Systems 30 November 2016
Jericho, NY -- Kube Systems is pleased to announce that Guest Supply Inc., a Sysco Company, will now be carrying its full line of mobile device charging solutions. Through a distribution partnership agreement, the Kube Audio Clock for guestrooms and the Kube 5 portable charging system for public areas will soon be available to more than 20,000 Guest Supply customers.The Kube Audio Clock features Bluetooth streaming, an intuitive alarm clock, and the ability to charge up to six mobile devices with an Apple(r) Lightning, Apple(r) 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports, and global standard Qi wireless charging is an option. This product, which comes in black or white, will be available at the end of December to Guest Supply customers.Unlike other in-room alarm clocks with charging capabilities, the Kube Audio Clock features a mobile Room Programmer launched via an Android App. The tool offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to program. The Kube also features a Bluetooth (BT) Clear Cache Interval setting that specifies how long a mobile device will remain in memory. This way a previous guest cannot pair to the new guest's clock.The Kube 5 is a portable charging system that comes as a set of five Kubes and a recharging tray. Each of the five portable charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging that enables guests to simply rest or "drop and charge" their mobile devices on top of the Qi charging pad, located on the top of each Kube. Guests can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously; all smartphones and tablets are compatible, plus fitness bands, cameras and headphones. Each portable Kube has an 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting.All Kube Systems products provide up to nine hours of charge time at speeds comparable to those from wall outlets.Charging Products for All Budgets"We are thrilled to be adding these two diverse charging Kubes to our growing hotel supply portfolio," said Ashley Bellucci, Guest Supply Director of Product Marketing. "Not only do these Kube solutions power ALL types of mobile devices, but they charge multiple devices simultaneously using the latest wired and wireless technologies."Dave Weinstein, Vice President of Kube Systems, said he is thrilled that Guest Supply will be providing Kube Systems solutions to the hotel market. It's been a long time in the making."Guest Supply is the world leader in providing products that enhance the hotel guest experience," Weinstein said. "For more than three decades, hoteliers have depended on their unique combination of industry experience, global sourcing and distribution. Today we are proud to be a part of that tradition. Not only does Guest Supply provide the convenience of one point of contact to ensure quality and consistency, but it streamlines selection and ordering processes and frees up valuable time for decision makers. We are eager to get our products to Guest Supply before the year end in order leverage their relationships with leading hotels across the country introduce them to Kube Systems."For more information on Kube Systems' solutions, visit www.kubesystems.com. For information on Guest Supply, visit www.guestsupply.com.About Guest SupplyGuest Supply, a Sysco company, has been the leading provider of hospitality products to the lodging industry for more than 35 years with more than 30,000 products sold in more than 25,000 well-known chains and independent properties around the globe. As the only global provider to the hotel and lodging industry, the company maintains relationships with leading hotels around the world. Manufacturing, distribution, and purchasing resources are strategically located in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ensuring superior product selection and availability, as well as quick and efficient response to meet virtually every need. For more information, visit https://www.guestsupply.com.
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Kube Systems Showcasing Hospitality's Most In-Demand Mobile Charging Devices at HX

Kube Systems 14 November 2016
the Kube 5 system is now available at just $999 per system. It comes as a set of five Kubes and a recharging tray. Each of the five portable charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging that enables guests to simply rest or "drop and charge" their mobile devices on top of the Qi charging pad, located on the top of each Kube. Guests can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously; all smartphones and tablets are compatible, plus fitness bands, cameras and headphones. Each portable Kube has an 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time, and each can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting."The media is reporting that guests are demanding mobile device charging both in rooms and throughout the hotel," Weinstein said. "At Kube Systems, we offer a solution for most hotel segments and most budgets. Hoteliers looking to boost guest satisfaction and loyalty through an improved mobile strategy need to visit Kube Systems at HX."
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HX Attendees Can Power Up Mobile Devices at Kube Systems' Quick Recharge Stations

Kube Systems 2 November 2016
Need to power up your smartphone or tablet while attending HX: The Hotel Experience this month in New York? Easy. Just find one of six Kube Systems' Recharge Stations strategically located throughout the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center November 13 to 15 or power up in Kube Systems' Booth #2654. Each Recharge Station will feature a Kube 5 portable device and a Kube Audio Clock, each capable of powering up to six smartphones or tablets simultaneously with viathree built-in connectors, two USB ports and top-side Qi wireless charging pad."Kube Systems is proud to sponsor these Recharge Stations to ensure that no HX attendee runs out of power during the event," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "These quick-charge Kubes are compatible with all iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android phones and tablets on the market. Better yet, the charging cables are already affixed to each Kube for added convenience. Just plug in, power up and get on to the next session or booth appointment."The Kube 5 portable charging system was designed for public areas and meeting spaces. Now available at just $999, it comes as a set of five Kubes and a recharging tray. Each unit has an 18,000 mAh battery that charges at speeds comparable to wall outlets. It provides up to nine hours of charge time. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting. The recharging tray is the only way to charge a Kube unit. The Kube Audio Clock with Bluetooth streaming was named "Best Technology Product 2016" at HIConnect. It also powers up to six devices and is compatible with all iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android phones and tablets. It comes with or without Qi wireless charging and features built-in iPhone and Micro USB cables, a single-day intuitive alarm clock, high quality Bluetooth speaker, and two additional auto-sensing USB ports.Also at HX will be the new Kube Essentials in-room charger that features an AC output for charging laptops The unit combines the same design versatility and powering capability with a small footprint and even smaller price point. It will roll out to the hospitality market in first quarter 2017.To pre-schedule an appointment at HX to see these in-demand Kube Systems' mobile device charging products, call Dave Weinstein at 516-996-0005 or email him at dave@kubesystems.com.
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Providence Marriott Downtown Elevates Service with Trendsetting Kube 5 Portable Mobile Charging System

Kube Systems 25 October 2016
our urban oasis that blends water, fire and sound into a relaxing pool and patio experience. Some guests even check them out at the front desk and take them back to their rooms. After all, it's not uncommon for travelers to forget charging cables at home. We used to provide cables at the front desk to guests who need them, but handing guests a Kube vs. an old iPhone wire is far more impressive."A really cool benefit of these portable Kubes is that it enables our staff to be proactive in anticipating guests' needs," he added. "If someone sitting at the bar needs to power up, the bartender can present a Kube. Or, if a guest is wandering around the lobby looking for a vacant electric plug, a front desk clerk or manager can ask if they can assist with a charging Kube. It's so simple. Kube Systems has made the Providence Marriott Downtown a trendsetter. This is really BIG in the eyes of our Millennial guests."With 15 Kubes readily available, hotel staff can expand the guest charging service to more people across more areas of the hotel."Today, we allocate one system for the front desk and lobby, one for the restaurant and bar, and one is mobile, capable of going wherever it is needed - which is predominantly in the meeting space," Lincoln said. "Our regular customers are asking for these Kubes by name, and our first-time guests are blown away by the innovation. The Kube 5 portable system is really helping us elevate service with each charge."Powerful InvestmentCommitted to implementing technologies that enhance guests' experiences and drive revenues, Meyer Jabara Hotels considers the Kube 5 system a worthwhile investment."Some of our staff experienced these charging Kubes during an executive meeting, and it was immediately apparent as to why they are in such high demand," said VP of Operations Ron Antonucci. "Users love them because their needs are being proactively met. We love them because it enables our customers to stay longer at the bar or restaurant instead of running off to power up. Longer stays by happier guests means a healthier bottom line. Due to the success of the Kube 5 system at the Providence Marriott Downtown, we are now using it at our Cambria Suites in White Plains, N.Y. We look forward to even more positive reviews."Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems vice president, had this to say: "Time and again our customers tell us that these portable charging Kubes are functional, engaging, and always in use. Guests love the convenience of always being powered and connected - especially the drop-and-charge wireless feature of the Qi charging pad on the top of each unit. Owners love them because they drive revenue and because they are future proof; the cables are replaceable and can be upgraded when global charging standards change. We are eager to continue our relationship with Meyer Jabara Hotels and look forward to announcing yet another successful roll out at the Cambria Hotel White Plains in the near future."
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Kube Systems Mobile Charging Solutions Responding to Business Travelers' Demands

Kube Systems 4 October 2016
A new study released last month from the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), shows that business travelers in the U.S. and Canada want technology amenities that "most hotels do not currently offer." Hotel Technology Study: How Do North America-Based Business Travelers Use and Feel about Hotel Technology? revealed that 35 percent of business travelers want more regular outlets and USB outlets, and 32 percent want in-room chargers for smartphones and/or laptops. The Kube Clocktm for guestrooms and the Kube 5 Portable for public spaces from Kube Systems is meeting these business traveler demands, while the soon-to-be-released Kube Essentials will make mobile device and laptop charging available in 2017."While in-room mobile device charging has infiltrated the hospitality market for more than a decade, the technology to support all mobile devices on the market - including smartphones, tablets, cameras, wearable technologies, and even laptops - is relatively new," said David Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "As guests continue to bring two or three devices while they travel, hotels need to be able to support these charging demands. Supplying a charging station that only powers one type of mobile device is detrimental to customer satisfaction. Our charging solutions power ALL types of mobile devices simultaneously using the latest wired and wireless technologies."In a prepared statement about this study, GBTA Foundation Director of Research Monica Sanchez said: "In the future, hotels could invest in innovative new technologies, but should also continue to focus on improving existing amenities." Kube Systems does just that."Kube Systems understands that hoteliers don't want to reinvest in new equipment each time a global charging standard changes," Weinstein said. "Therefore, we protect the owners' investment by equipping each Kube (Clock, Portable and Essentials) with replaceable and upgradeable modular cables that keep these units from becoming obsolete. By making the hardware is fully upgradable, we are future-proofing hoteliers' investments."Showcasing Solutions Business Travelers DemandNext month at HX: The Hotel Experience (to be held November 13 to 15 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York), hoteliers can see Kube solutions first hand in Booth #2654. To ensure that guests never run out of power in guestrooms, hoteliers need to experience Kube Clock - named "Best Technology Product 2016" at HIConnect. Compatible with all iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android phones and tablets, Kube Clocks come with or without Qi wireless charging. Each Kube Clock can charge up to six mobile devices simultaneously and features built-in iPhone and Micro USB cables, along with a single-day intuitive alarm clock, a high quality Bluetooth speaker, and two additional auto-sensing USB ports.When available in February, the new Kube Essentials will also power ALL mobile electronics in guestrooms PLUS feature an AC output so guests can charge laptops. The new unit will combine design versatility and powering capability with a small footprint and even smaller price point. The Kube Essentials prototype unveiled at HITEC in June has been modified and a new unveiling will take place at HX.Also very popular with business travelers is the Kube 5 portable charging system for public areas and meeting spaces. Now available at a lower price point, Kube 5 comes as a set of five Kubes and a recharging tray. Each of the five portable charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging. Kubes can be strategically placed in high-traffic public areas or they can be made available individually to guests.The study, Hotel Technology Study: How Do North America-Based Business Travelers Use and Feel about Hotel Technology? is available free of charge exclusively to GBTA members by clicking here and non-members may purchase the report through the GBTA Foundation by emailing pyachnes@gbtafoundation.org. To pre-schedule an appointment at HX: The Hotel Experience, click here.
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Rising Demand for APAC Hotels to Provide Mobile Charging Stations

Kube Systems 23 August 2016
Kube Systems APAC region distributor Ming Fai has announced tech-savvy hotel guests to be the main growth driver of demand for Kube Systems and LinkTechtm branded mobile charging products."Kube Systems' products are receiving an excellent response from hotels seeking a mobile device charging solution for their guests," said Ming Fai Marketing Director Tracy So. "Many leading brands such as Marriott, LanghamHong Kong, Four Seasons Macau, and Conrad Macau and Beijing are requesting these solutions. While we offer other charging products, none compare to the LinkTechtm Clock and Kube 5 Portable when it comes to convenience and service."According to So, three factors contribute to the demand for mobile device charging across APAC:1. Even with high-capacity batteries, the growing desire for connected experiences, such as checking email, browsing the web, using navigation tools and posting to social media quickly depletes the charge. Today's connected guests expect access to convenient mobile device charging everywhere they go.2. Business travelers are packing multiple intelligent devices; that means having to remember to bring multiple power cords. In the true spirit of hospitality, hotels need to provide charging solutions that power ALL types of mobile devices conveniently... at speeds comparable to wall outlets ... and keep the devices charged for a sufficient time.3. Hotel guests want an in-room experience that includes listening to their personal music and powering multiple devices at the same time all within close proximity to each other and without a lot of clutter at the bedside."With the advancement of today's mobile charging technology and intellectualized design, Kube Systems is positioned to provide hotel guests with amazing experiences by solving the increasing problem of forgotten charging cables," So said. "Furthermore, hotels are providing a value-added service by alleviating guests' anxiety when they lose battery power at exactly the wrong time. For these reasons and many others, we are excited for the penetration of the LinkTechtm Clock and the Kube 5 Portable into the Asia Pacific market, and we are honored to serve as the authorized distributor of Kube Systems in this territory."Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems vice president, concurs."Kube Systems greatly values its distribution partnership with Ming Fai," Weinstein said. "This group is a preferred supplier for all aspects of the hospitality and service industries. Not only does Ming Fai deliver high quality and trusted 5-star solutions, but they pride themselves on building long-term relationships through exceptional customer service to many internationally renowned hotel brands. Our solutions are growing quickly across APAC, and we owe it all to Ming Fai. We look forward to announcing several new LinkTechtm and Kube 5 customers in 2016 and beyond."About Ming Fai GroupMing Fai is the distributor for Kube Systems and LinkTech branded charging products in Greater China including Hong Kong and Macau, Singapore and Malaysia. The agreement includes distribution of new Kube 5 and LinkTech products, upgrades and spare parts. Under the agreement Ming Fai will also become the primary provider of service support in the covered regions. To see the wide portfolio of hotel solutions available through the Ming Fai Group, visit www.mingfaigroup.com.
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Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Bringing Mobile Power to Guests 0utside of Guestrooms with Kube Systems

Kube Systems 28 July 2016
There is nothing more frustrating than being confined to a hotel room or tethered to a wall outlet simply to power a mobile device, especially when family, friends or business associates are out enjoying the property without you. At the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle, mobile device charging is always within reach thanks to the Kube 5 portable charging system from Kube Systems. If a guest needs to power up, hotel staff will bring a complementary charging Kube to them capable of powering up to six mobile devices simultaneously, including all smartphones, tablets, fitness bands, cameras and headphones. Each portable Kube has an 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time."The Kube 5 is functional, engaging, and in use all day long," said Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle General Manager Sam Johnson. "Our staff is trained to offer a Kube to any guest in need, whether they are enjoying dinner in our award-winning restaurant, sipping a glass of wine on our comfortable outdoor patio, or relaxing in the lobby. We even have customers requesting that Kubes be made available during meetings - including placing multiple Kubes on the boardroom table, in the back of one of our nine meeting rooms, or in the pre-function space. Due to demand, we ordered and just received additional units."What we like most about these Kubes is that each is capable of supplying multiple charges before needing to be recharged itself," Johnson said. "This multi-user functionality is really important in public areas and meeting applications. Located in the technology corridor of Seattle with the Amazon headquarters directly across the street, we need to be on the cutting edge. The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle is technology forward without losing the personal touch of a small boutique hotel. Like our product, the Kube 5 is contemporary and stylish, and it helps us to maintain a high service standard. We are extremely pleased with Kube 5 and our guests are too."The Kube 5 is a docking station housing five portable chargers. Each of the five portable charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging that enables guests to simply rest or "drop and charge" their mobile devices on top of the Qi charging pad, located on the top of each Kube.The Kube 5 is available as a set of five portable units and a recharging tray. Kubes can be strategically placed in high-traffic public areas or they can be made available individually to guests. Checking out a Kube is as easy as slipping the guest's room key, credit card or ID into the adjoining slot. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting. To drive incremental revenues, hoteliers can rent Kubes to individual guests or make them available as part of a meetings package. Event planners can offer them to speakers, VIPs or attendees upon request. Kubes can also be customized with property or brand logos."There is no better testimonial than having a customer say they need more product because its in such high demand - especially when the customer is part of the prominent Pan Pacific Hotels chain," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "This brand prides itself on 'attentive hospitality,' and proactively delivering a mobile device charging Kube to guests no matter where they are on property is the ultimate convenience. We are honored that the Kube 5 is helping the Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle enrich their guests' experiences - indoors and outdoors."Johnson said Kube Systems brings tangible financial benefits."Our customers love being powered and connected," Johnson said. "Not only does it make them happier, but it enables them to stay at venues longer and spend more while reflecting the principles of the Pan Pacific hotels brand. Like us, Kube Systems takes customer service seriously. They don't just say 'here's our product . . . take it or leave it.' They ask for feedback and want to know what they can do next to enhance our services to guests even further. It's by far a partnership rather than a vendor relationship. Kube Systems has our best interest in mind, and we support their efforts."For more information on Kube Systems, email Dave Weinstein at DaveW@KubeSystems.com or visit http://www.KubeSystems.com.
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First Boutique Hotel in New York's Garment District is Exceeding Guests' Expectations with Kube Systems

Kube Systems 12 July 2016
Nestled in the Manhattan Garment District and just steps away from Times Square, Hell's Kitchen and Chelsea, the Distrikt Hotel New York City is showcasing its dedication to detail and its commitment to customer service by featuring the Kube Clocktm from Kube Systems in each of its 155 guestrooms. The compact, Bluetooth-streaming, mobile device charging Kube with clock reflects the boutique hotel's impeccable service, cutting edge technology, comfortable decor, and four-star amenities. Located at 342 West 40th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues in Midtown, the Distrikt Hotel New York City is part of the Ascend Collection by Choice Hotels.The Kube Clock is compatible with all Apple, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices and comes with or without Qi wireless charging. Each Kube Clock can charge up to six mobile devices simultaneously and features an Apple(r) Lightning, Apple(r) 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports. Kube Clocks are programmed via an Android based Room Programmer that offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to set-up each unit. Each Kube Clock comes with replaceable modular cables to keep units from becoming obsolete, thereby protecting the owner's investment when charging standards change."Kube Systems is a forward-thinking company," said Distrikt Hotel New York City General Manager Jennifer Austin. "The Kube Clock is versatile, and it enables us to meet our guests' needs in a new way. Rather than spending a lot of money buying charging cables for guests to use because they forgot theirs at home or misplaced them along the way, the Kube Clock's built-in connectors give travelers everything they need to plug and play without having to contact the front desk. The wireless Qi charger is really convenient; it lets guests drop and charge their phones without any wires. That optional feature was especially attractive to us, and so was the unit's small footprint. This little Kube is a big reflection of our commitment to providing amenities that ease stress and add convenience."We absolutely love the Kube Clock, and so do our guests," Austin said. "A few people have even asked if they can buy the units from us."Available in black or white, with or without wireless charging Qi, the Kube Clock gives guests peace of mind, allowing them to rest easy knowing they will never be without a charge. Kube Systems also manufactures a portable charging Kube that functions just as the Kube Clock but without the time component or streaming audio capability. Called the Kube 5, this portable charging amenity is ideal for public spaces, such as the lobby, bar, restaurants and meeting spaces.Austin said she is considering adding the Kube 5 when the property's restaurant and lounge is repurposed."Jennifer's enthusiasm for the Kube Clock is inspiring," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "When an iconic boutique hotel like the Distrikt - known for its impeccable service and luxury amenities - praises your product, you know you're on to something. Just as the Distrikt Hotel is a gem in the Ascend Collection portfolio, our Kube Clock is proving to be a gem in the hotel amenities category. As a result of this successful install, we are hopeful to add more Choice properties to our portfolio of satisfied Kube customers."About Kube SystemsKube Systems (www.kubesystems.com) was born from more than 50 years of experience by renowned hospitality brand Ramler International. Kube Systems designs, manufactures and markets unique technology solutions focused on the hospitality industry. Its solutions blend innovation with intuitive technology to enhance the guest experience. The Kube Systems suite of products combine the convenience of multi-device charging with portability, streaming audio playback and time keeping. Visit Kube Systems at CES January 6 to 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in SL-4.
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Crowds Gather at Kube Systems Booth During HITEC to see NEW Multi-Device Charging Solutions

Kube Systems 22 June 2016
There is no down time at the Kube Systems Booth 653 at HITEC. The provider of mobile device charging solutions for guestrooms and public spaces is enjoying a steady stream of visitors looking for innovation and a universal platform for powering ALL types of smartphones, tablets, cameras wearable technologies and laptops. With a mobile device charging solution for every segment and price point, Kube Systems has become a must-see exhibitor at this premiere hospitality technology event. Not only do these charging Kubes power ALL types of mobile devices, but they charge multiple devices simultaneously using the latest wired and wireless technologies."The reception we are receiving from hoteliers at HITEC is tremendous," said Dave Weinstein Kube Systems Vice President. "Our Kube Clock for guestrooms has been widely popular among the luxury and full-service markets, and properties with multiple F&B outlets and meeting facilities just love the Kube 5 portable for public spaces. When news broke that we were unveiling a value-priced Kube Essentials for rooms that powers all devices including laptops, our phone hasn't stopped ringing, as booth traffic demonstrates. Today we can proudly say that Kube Systems has a solution for every type of hotel with every type of budget. HITEC attendees looking for an affordable, upgradeable, compact, multi-device charger with optional wireless capabilities should pay us a visit in Booth 653."Award-Winning DesignEarning the People's Choice Award in 2016 for "Best Technology Product," the Kube Clocktm is an innovative power solution that features an intuitive alarm clock, Bluetooth streaming and the ability to charge up to six mobile devices with an Apple(r) Lightning, Apple(r) 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional audio-sensing USB ports and optional Qi wireless charging. In addition - and what makes Kube Clock one of a kind - is its mobile Room Programmer launched via an Android App and our replaceable and upgradeable modular cables that keep the KS Clocktm from becoming obsolete. As global charging standards change, this hardware is fully upgradable. In addition, security cables can be used to ensure the safety of all Kubes."The Kube Clock isn't just another in-room alarm clock with a pretty face and a small footprint," Weinstein said. "It's is an innovative power solution with integrated wired and wireless charging technologies based on the leading Qi global standard for wireless charging. The Kube Clock's accompanying Android App-based Room Programmer offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to program. Engineers can program settings for Daylight Savings Time (automatically adjust +1 or -1 hour during the respective DST switch), Display Brightness (day time / night time LED clock face brightness level), Alarm Tone (one of three alarm tone types can be selected), and Audio Volume (sets the maximum audio playback volume/ volume limiter) with just a touch."More Options for Less CostAlso for guestrooms, the new Kube Essentials alarm clock with multi-function LCD display powers ALL mobile electronics, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and wearable technologies PLUS it features AC outputs so guests can charge laptops. The replaceable Apple Lightening and Micro-USB flip out cables are twice as long as those on the Kube Clock, and either can be upgraded to USB Type-C. The two USB ports on the front are of the rapid charge smart variety, and Wireless Qi charging is also an option."No product on the market today offers the combined design versatility, powering capability, price point and small footprint that is available with Kube Essentials," Weinstein said. "Several hoteliers in the lower-tier segments told us that existing solutions on the market were somewhat prohibitive to their budgets. So we went back to the drawing board and designed a new in-room solution that offers a lot more, for a lot less. We are so excited to show off Kube Essentials."Powering Public Spaces, Meeting RoomsNow available at $999, the Kube 5 is a portable charging system that comes as a set of five Kubes and a recharging tray. Each of the five portable charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging that enables guests to simply rest or "drop and charge" their mobile devices on top of the Qi charging pad, located on the top of each Kube. Guests can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously; all smartphones and tablets are compatible, plus fitness bands, cameras and headphones. Each portable Kube has an 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time. Kubes can be strategically placed in high-traffic public areas or they can be made available individually to guests. Checking out a Kube is as easy as slipping the guest's room key, credit card or ID into the adjoining slot. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting."The five-unit recharging tray is the only way to charge a Kube unit," Weinstein said. "To drive incremental revenues, hoteliers can rent Kubes to individual guests or make them available as part of a meetings package. Event planners can offer them to speakers, VIPs or attendees upon request. Kubes can also be customized with property or brand logos."Our portable Kube charging stations are also the perfect restaurant amenity to drive customer satisfaction," he said. "Rather than tethering customers to elusive wall outlets while waiting for a table, they can be spending money comfortably seated at the bar or a window-side lounge table where no outlets are in proximity. This not only increases customer satisfaction, but it's sure to drive revenues as well."To see Kube Systems' powerful and in-demand charging Kubes, visit Booth 653 at HITEC or go to www.kubesystems.com.
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Kube Systems Unveils 'Essential' Charging Device with Unmatched Versatility

Kube Systems 21 June 2016
Today Kube Systems unveils a new multi-device charger for guestrooms that features unmatched versatility in its charging output. Not only can the new Kube Essentials alarm clock with multi-function LCD display power ALL mobile electronics, including smartphones, tablets, cameras, and wearable technologies, but it's AC output enables guests to charge laptops as well. Kube Essentials built-in charging cables are also upgradeable to next generation charging formats, including USB Type-C (reversible plug capability). The unit also features rapid charge smart USB Ports, and wireless Qi charging is an option. Better yet, Kube Essentials is available at a price point that most hotels can afford, and features a compact design that won't clutter the bedside table.Kube Essentials is on display in Booth 653 at HITEC, June 21 to 23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans."No product on the market today offers the combined design versatility, powering capability, price point and small footprint that is available with Kube Essentials," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Many hoteliers in the lower-tier segments told us that existing solutions on the market were somewhat prohibitive to their budgets. So we went back to the drawing board and designed a new in-room solution that offers a lot more, for a lot less."As its name implies, Kube Essentials has everything today's hoteliers and guests need - and then some. An optional Qi wireless charging pad can easily be added to Kube Essentials, enabling guests to drop and set their mobile device on a large four-inch surface, securely holding and powering any size mobile device."We heard customers across the market who told us our Qi Wireless charging Kube Clock was great, but not inexpensive," Weinstein said. "We are now going to offer a way for these properties to upgrade Kube Essentials with wireless charging at a later date as budgets allow. The replaceable Apple Lightening and Micro-USB flip out cables are twice as long as those on our existing products, and either can be upgraded to USB-C as the market dictates."The large LCD alarm clock can be easily seen from across the room and features simple dimming controls. An easy to set alarm dial is located at the top of the unit, along with a snooze and dimmer bar."Today we can proudly say we that Kube Systems has a solution for every type of hotel with every type of budget," Weinstein said. "HITEC attendees looking for an affordable, upgradeable, compact, multi-device charger with optional wireless capabilities at HITEC must stop by Booth 653 to see what today's travelers consider to be 'essential' for their next stay."
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Kube Systems to Unveil Value Priced, In-Room Charging Device that Powers ALL Devices at HITEC

Kube Systems 13 June 2016
Increasing demand from hoteliers in the mid-scale to limited-service hospitality segments has spurred Kube Systems to design a new mobile device charging solution that is sure to become an "Essential" part of a hotel's in-room electronics offering. Equipped with even more charging options - but at a lower price point - the new Kube Essentials will be unveiled at HITEC in Booth 653, June 21 to 23 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center."Widespread global deployments of our Kube Clock and Kube 5 docking station this year at full-service, luxury and boutique hotels has not gone un-noticed by hoteliers in other segments," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Daily we field calls from hoteliers asking for information about our charging Kubes for guestrooms and public spaces. Unfortunately for some, the cost of these popular models is somewhat prohibitive in their segment. Therefore, we have designed a multi-device charger for ALL portable electronics including smart phones, tablets, cameras, wearable technologies - even laptops - that most hotels can afford and all guests will enjoy. Like our existing Kubes, it can charge multiple devices at one time, features built-in replaceable cables (so guests don't have to remember theirs), and can be had with optional wireless charging."We hope everyone looking for an in-room charging solution at HITEC will stop by Booth 653 to see what today's travelers consider to be 'essential' for their next stay," he said.In April, Kube Systems' anchor product, the Kube Clocktm, earned the coveted People's Choice Award for "Best Technology Product." The bedside alarm clock charges up to six mobile devices simultaneously and features an Apple(r) Lightning, Apple(r) 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports with optional wireless Qi. The Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles, the Hyatt Union Square Hotel New York, and the Distrikt Hotel New York City are among the most recent Kube Clock customers. Likewise, the Kube 5 (that houses five portable charging Kubes) is also growing in demand, with Firmdale Hotels recently making it a brand standard for properties in New York and London. Both solutions will be on display at HITEC, in addition to Kube System's new product launch.To pre-schedule an appointment at HITEC, click here.
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Kube Systems Enters Middle East Hotel Market with Precision Technologies

Kube Systems 17 May 2016
Travelers across the globe are demanding rapid charging solutions that support a myriad of mobile devices. A recent distribution partnership between Kube Systems and Precision Technologies is enabling guests staying at hotels across the Middle East to power-up to six mobile devices simultaneously via the Kube Clocktm and the Kube 5tm. The Kube Clock, which features Bluetooth streaming and the ability to charge up to six mobile devices with an Apple(r) Lightning, Apple(r) 30-pin, and Micro-USB flip-out cable, two additional auto-sensing USB ports, optional Qi wireless charging and intuitive alarm clock, is in high demand from the premier supplier. TheKube 5 is identical to the Kube Clock with just the time element and audio streaming removed; the unit comes with a docking station to house and power five portable chargers and Qi charging is a standard feature.Kube Systems will display its Kube Clock and Kube 5 in Stand B28 at The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom's premier hospitality event, May 17 -19 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events."In this hotel market, travelers are known to bring at least two or three phones and other mobile devices with them when they travel," said Davis Anto, Precision Technologies general manager. "The charging solutions from Kube Systems are really gaining momentum in this region - especially among five-star hotels in Qatar and Oman. We've already placed thousands of units at hotels, and as the market begins to stabilize across Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, we anticipate at least doubling our penetration this year alone.""The Kube Clock is in high demand for three reasons," Anto added. "First, wireless charging is important to all travelers. Not only does the Kube Clock support wired charging, but it also featured optional Qi technology that lets guests rest their mobile devices on top of the wireless charging pad. Second, the Kube Clock is innovative - especially in how it is programmed. Third, it is extremely compact compared to other in-room charging devices on the market. Hoteliers and designers especially like this because it has an extremely small footprint and doesn't clutter the nightstand in guestrooms, and the speakers provide great sound despite its size. In all, Kube Systems delivers exceptional products and a superior customer experience. Company President Garry Ramler personally visits us on a regular basis. We appreciate his commitment and value this relationship."Unlike any other product on the market, the Kube Clock features a mobile Room Programmer launched via an Android App that allows customization of various settings on the unit. The tool offers a GUI touchscreen experience, making it easy for hotel staff to program. Settings such as Bluetooth Room ID and Bluetooth (BT) Clear Cache Interval setting that specifies how long a mobile device will remain in memory can be set.Wireless Charging Gaining MomentumWireless charging is growing in demand, and Qi technology (pronounced "chee") is the global standard. It is integrated into smartphones, tablets and automobiles today, with an installed base of more than 50 million units with no cables required. Kube Systems is leveraging the Qi technology to enable guests to simply rest their mobile devices on top of the Qi charging pad, located on the top of each Kube. Wireless Qi charging is available on the Kube Clock as an option, and it is standard on the Kube 5.Rather than tethering guests to elusive wall outlets, the Kube 5 -- which comes as a kit of five units -- is ideal for public spaces, such as restaurants, lounges, lobbies and meeting venues. The Charging Tray recharges up to five units at one time, ensuring there are enough charged Kubes available at all times. To check out a portable Kube, hotel staff simply trades a user's credit card or ID for the Kube and slips it into the appropriate slot in the Charging Tray. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting. When Kubes are placed freely upon tables, optional locking points and security cables can be implemented for added protection.Kube 5 provide up to nine hours of charge time at speeds comparable to those from wall outlets."Kube Systems greatly values its distribution partnership with Precision Technologies," said Ben O'Leary, Kube Systems vice president international sales. "We met Davis at HITEC 2015; his enthusiasm to distribute our products was infectious. We knew that Precision Technologies was the right partner to introduce the Kube Clock and the Kube 5 to hotels in this part of the world. We look forward to growing our relationship with Precision Technologies and our reach across the Middle East."For more information on Kube Systems' solutions, visit www.kubesystems.com.
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Firmdale Hotels Giving 'Power to the People' with Portable Mobile Device Charging from Kube Systems

Kube Systems 29 April 2016
Firmdale Hotels operates with the philosophy that hotels should be living things, not stuffy institutions. Whatever guests want, Firmdale Hotels delivers. With mobile device charging on traveler's growing lists of demands, the U.K.-based ownership and management group comprised of nine luxury boutique hotels in London and New York now features the KS Portabletm from Kube Systems at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York and the Ham Yard Hotel in London. Kubes are available from the concierge at no cost for use in public spaces, including restaurants, bars and meeting rooms.The KS Portabletm (also known as Kube 5) is a docking station housing five portable chargers. Each of the five portable charging Kubes features three built-in connectors, two USB ports and comes with Qi wireless charging that enables guests to simply rest or "drop and charge" their mobile devices on top of the Qi charging pad, located on the top of each Kube. Guests can power up to six mobile devices simultaneously; all smartphones and tablets are compatible, plus fitness bands, cameras and headphones. Each portable Kube has an 18,000 mAh battery that charges at a speed comparable to wall outlets, and provides up to nine hours of phone charge time."Our guests are absolutely 'wowed' by the KS Portabletm," said Mark Rupert Read, Firmdale Hotels Director of IT. "Because we place customer service above all else, we are always anticipating what our customers will be asking for next, and then we deliver on those expectations. For some travelers, WiFi is more important than running water, and as such, I sincerely believe that mobile device charging is - or soon will be - among our guests' Top 3 requirements."We chose the KS Portabletm for our Ham Yard Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel for three reasons," Read said. "First, we like the design and system's capability of charging multiple units at one time. Second, we like being able to set the duration of charging time; this means each charging Kube is always powered and ready go. Third, the charging cables can be easily replaced and updated whenever the mobile manufacturers decide to change their design; this makes the KS Portabletm a smart investment."The KS Portabletm is only available as a set of five portable units and a recharging tray. Kubes can be strategically placed in high-traffic public areas or they can be made available individually to guests. Checking out a Kube is as easy as slipping the guest's room key, credit card or ID into the adjoining slot. Each Kube can be programmed with a variable timeout function to limit user time and avoid power squatting.The five-unit recharging tray is the only way to charge a Kube unit. To drive incremental revenues, hoteliers can rent Kubes to individual guests or make them available as part of a meetings package. Event planners can offer them to speakers, VIPs or attendees upon request. Kubes can also be customized with property or brand logos."We are delighted that Firmdale Hotels is successfully exceeding the needs of its customers with the KS Portabletm," said Dave Weinstein, Kube Systems Vice President. "Overnight guests and local patrons of the Ham Yard Hotel and Crosby Street Hotel love being powered and staying connected. This gives each hotel a positive image and it showcases Firmdale Hotels' commitment to customer service. In a world of virtual offices, people are constantly on the move, and business meetings are taking place remotely at all hours of the day. Firmdale Hotels is bringing 'Power to the People' by providing quick charging for all devices, anywhere, anytime."Many European luxury hotels, particularly those in heritage buildings, have a restricted number of electrical sockets," Weinstein added. "The KS Portabletm is resolving the logistical socket/charging problem in public areas once and for all."Hotels in Europe interested in learning more about the KS Portabletm should email Peta Austin, Airwave Business Development Manager, at Peta.Austin@Airwave.tv or visit http://www.airwave.tv. Hotels outside of Europe can email Dave Weinstein at DaveW@KubeSystems.com or visit http://www.KubeSystems.com.About Firmdale Hotels"Hotels should be living things not stuffy institutions" maintain Tim and Kit Kemp, owners of Firmdale Hotels. Comprising 9 hotels and 7 bars & restaurants in London and New York, each of the Firmdale Hotels standard of excellence and unique style of decoration have added up to a winning combination. Kit Kemp has designed the interiors of each property in her unique personal style which reflects a fresh modern English style. Firmdale Hotels has received the Queens Award for Enterprise in 2000, 2006 and 2009. This was in recognition of its outstanding achievement in international trade. Kit Kemp was named the Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year in 2008.

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