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August 2022

GRMS and EMS solutions: Until You See Me, I Do Not Exist

2022-08-03T12:59:24+02:00

A room's access control technology automatically adjusts the functions of Guest Room Management and Energy Management systems by detecting guest presence and triggering a communications network between cloud and IoT devices.  In the Zulu language, the typical greeting is “Sawubona”. Unlike the English “Hello”, if you greet someone by saying “Sawubona”, it is a more personal and respectful statement meaning, “I see you”. And the traditional answer to “I see you” is “Ngikhona”, which means, “I am here”. When someone responds to you, “Ngikhona”, it tells you that they acknowledge you, and they understand that your personal dignity has been recognized. The underlying meaning is that “Until you see me, I do not exist”. With Guest Room Management and Energy Management platforms and devices, similar conversations are happening all the time. The value of cloud, smart, and IoT devices is not fully realized until they are recognized by other devices and by the platforms they communicate with. An example would be a Hotel guest who checks in remotely using the Hotel app. The PMS system alerts the Guest Room Management System and the Energy Management System that the guest room will soon have a new occupant. The room temperature [...]

GRMS and EMS solutions: Until You See Me, I Do Not Exist2022-08-03T12:59:24+02:00

April 2022

VDA Group is a strategic partner for Hotel Automation

2022-08-03T12:14:41+02:00

Hotel automation goes beyond the installation of technology in guest rooms. VDA Group provides strategic consulting to customers who choose to digitize their Hotels. Investments by companies that are transforming their working environment continue to increase. This implies the adoption of new advanced business models that take advantage of artificial intelligence systems. However, the facilities provided by technology in the workplace do not replace the presence of the Person and the importance of providing assistance to its customers. Many B2B companies provide an operational consulting service, which is limited to the time of installation and commissioning of the products provided. On the contrary, the Italian multinational VDA Group is committed to ensuring a service capable of going beyond the mere supply of the product. In addition to the advantages of the digitalization of accommodation facilities, VDA Group is one of the few entities able to offer continuous strategic consulting to its customers and is committed to creating value for the person, the partner, and their experience. VDA Group is the market leader in its sector and a solution provider capable not only of providing the most advanced technologies in the field of Hotel Automation, but also as a strategic [...]

VDA Group is a strategic partner for Hotel Automation2022-08-03T12:14:41+02:00

March 2022

Can Hotel Room Automation really help you save on energy costs?

2022-03-01T15:16:30+01:00

Faced with rising energy and gas costs, GRMS solutions designed by the VDA Group can help the hotelier optimize energy savings and pursue sustainability goals. The future of Hospitality aims at the digitalization and automation of services. The installation of artificial intelligence technologies allows Hotels to save on costs and energy consumption, in addition to all the advantages brought into Hotel management activities. The latest challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the positive aspects of these new solutions, exhibiting how essential it is to be able to remotely manage customer needs. For hoteliers who want to upgrade the structure using cutting-edge solutions, the VDA Group systems represent a safe and reliable investment to improve the management of the Hotel Rooms, optimize existing resources, and control consumption for a greener Hotel. In fact, by digitizing management processes you can achieve significant savings, integrate innovation, control costs, and reduce consumption. Etheos is the cloud-based Guest Room Management System designed by VDA to manage all the Rooms functionalities remotely via portable devices. The system is designed to allow the hotelier to improve the integrated control of all activities, and when integrated with the Energy Management System, to optimize energy savings, [...]

Can Hotel Room Automation really help you save on energy costs?2022-03-01T15:16:30+01:00

February 2022

Why is Hotel renovation a question of vision for the future?

2022-02-01T12:54:07+01:00

VDA explains how to redevelop and renew your Smart Hotel in a safe way to effectively respond to the growing technological competitiveness of the Hospitality world. With the start of this new 2022, the world of Hospitality is increasingly linked to technological development and the adoption of the latest solutions in the field of Smart Automation. The past year has been a decisive period for investments in technologies to make smart structures, recording specifically an expenditure of 9.5 billion dollars (World Economic Forum). Hotels that want to keep up with the times and be attractive to customers must know how to conform to the new trends and in many cases proceed with a complete renovation of the accommodation. Nowadays, hoteliers must have the courage to take a step towards the future, innovating their accommodation facilities through technology. Each organizational system must know how to evolve over time by retraining processes to continue to represent, in the eyes of customers, a model of quality and innovation. 1. Full view The concept of restructuring concerns the complete transformation of the Hotel’s management system and, therefore, its evolution. The redevelopment project must provide for the adoption of a new perspective, [...]

Why is Hotel renovation a question of vision for the future?2022-02-01T12:54:07+01:00

January 2022

New collaboration in the Intelligent Automation Industry: market leader VDA Group acquires 53% of US-based Telkonet

2022-01-13T10:37:08+01:00

An important step in the creation of a Group that places people at the center of smart technology evolution in the world of Hospitality. Pordenone, Italy – VDA Group, an Italian multinational operating in the field of Guest Room Management Systems (GRMS) designed for the Hospitality industry, has acquired 53% of the shares of Telkonet, Inc., a US-based company listed on the OTC market and operating in the field of Energy Management Systems (EMS). The new Group - with 7,000 properties and 2,450,000 products installed in facilities located in the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia - stands as the largest global player in a market currently without leadership, to define the future of the industry by emphasizing the value of People in the development of technologies aimed at comfort and energy savings. Expansion and dimensional growth, synergy in technology and market, and an opportunity to be a unique proxy for Hotel chains. These are the objectives of the newly formed Group that sees the possibility of being a solution provider, the global reference point of IoT technologies applied to the world of Hospitality. The software and hardware proficiencies, technologies based on cloud, the ability to adapt to [...]

New collaboration in the Intelligent Automation Industry: market leader VDA Group acquires 53% of US-based Telkonet2022-01-13T10:37:08+01:00

What has been the 5 transformations of the Hotel world in 2021?

2022-01-18T12:48:39+01:00

According to VDA Group, the difficult pandemic situation in the last 2 years has led Hotels around the world to invest increasingly in technological developments and the adoption of IoT solutions. There are many epochal transformations that the pandemic has induced in 2021. On the one hand, the choice of cutting-edge technologies that allow both guests and Hotel operators to enjoy the advantages of the Smart Room (mobile check-in, Interactive TV to dialogue with the reception and to promote the services of the Hotel); on the other hand, the choice to aim at customization to retain the guest and increase the value of their stay.   This race towards the adoption of more functional and profitable measures is the consequence of 5 important changes that have been established in the last year, leading to a real evolution in the vision of the functioning systems of accommodation and, in general, in the future of Hospitality. 1. Leadership takes on a new vision Younger teams encourage interest in the latest technologies and understand the real benefits of a long-term investment. This technological enthusiasm is an essential factor in the constitution of the new leadership, which presents itself with fewer [...]

What has been the 5 transformations of the Hotel world in 2021?2022-01-18T12:48:39+01:00

September 2021

VDA Group and Trilux Partnership

2021-12-03T15:56:51+01:00

The VDA Group - Trilux partnership to provide an enhanced guest experience to the global market Dubai, 19th September 2021 – VDA Group, a 40-year-old Italian manufacturer specialising in the development of advanced solutions for integrated Room Management and Interactive Television systems, for the international hospitality industry, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with TRILUX Simplify Your Light, presenting the most simple and reliable path to customized, energy-efficient, and sustainable lighting solutions globally. “VDA Group with its strong presence and focus into the hospitality market, with over 3000+ hotels and 300,000 keys as an installed base, and Trilux with a compelling reach and penetration across the Middle East - ASEAN region with a strong partner distribution structure, paves a perfect symbiotic relationship with VDA to cater together towards the hospitality market”, says Anoop Paul the CSO of VDA Group MEA. The VDA Group - Trilux partnership creates a unique synergy, which compliments the go-to-market strategy of both groups by virtue of a unified approach. When Lighting and the Guest Room Management System is offered as a combined proposition, it creates a fundamental dynamism that enhances and uplifts the guest experience. "TRILUX has with VDA Group the distinguished proposition [...]

VDA Group and Trilux Partnership2021-12-03T15:56:51+01:00

August 2021

Telkonet signs Stock Purchase Agreement with VDA Group

2021-11-08T09:59:58+01:00

Strategic Transaction Will Expand Companies’ Reach and Create Opportunity for Global Leadership in Intelligent Automation, Occupancy-based Energy Management and Iot Technology through a Collective World-wide Presence Pordenone, 9th of August  – Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI) (“Telkonet”) and VDA Group S.p.A. ("VDA") today announced that they have entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement under which VDA will contribute $5 million to Telkonet (the “Financing”) in exchange for a majority of shares of common stock of Telkonet and a warrant to purchase additional shares of common stock. Under the terms of the agreement, the majority of the existing Telkonet board of directors will resign and the resulting vacancies will be filled by individuals designated by VDA to participate in the leadership of the new joint enterprise. The Financing will allow Telkonet and VDA to create a strategic dynamic that will allow each company to enhance their market position and will provide both companies with an opportunity to leverage the respective strengths of their businesses in the areas of Intelligent Automation, occupancy-based energy management and Iot technology services (“IOT”) for global markets in specific sectors, including hospitality, military housing, student housing, multi-family housing and assisted living. The companies’ respective teams, skills and [...]

Telkonet signs Stock Purchase Agreement with VDA Group2021-11-08T09:59:58+01:00

Results, quality and future: the last Management Meeting of VDA Group

2021-08-03T13:51:08+02:00

The last Management Meeting of VDA Group took place in the wonderful Secret Gardens of Villa Marcello Marinelli, in order to share a new moment in the open air and to look to the Group's near future. On July 29 the Management Meeting finally took place in person, after we had been meeting on Zoom for over a year. Given the occasion, we wanted to make it special not only to share the achievements of the first semester of 2021, but also to create a moment in which the Managers and the different departments could exchange views regarding the processes and the cultural and organizational evolution taking place lately, while also looking at the future and the future developments awaiting for us. We chose a special location that could welcome and allow us to be outside to spend time together without the division posed by monitors and masks, embodying our company values and allowing us to reduce the distance that often, when physical, can correspond to a mental one. The Giardini Segreti di Villa Marcello Marinelli, located in Cison di Valmarino, have made all this possible, allowing us to be in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, [...]

Results, quality and future: the last Management Meeting of VDA Group2021-08-03T13:51:08+02:00

July 2021

VDA Casting, the new VDA Group service for in-room entertainment

2021-07-12T11:32:15+02:00

The In-Room Entertainment solution, launched in collaboration with Nomadix, allows the use of content by the guest directly on the hotel TV, without the requirement of logging in. July 2021 - VDA Group launches VDA Casting, the new TV entertainment service in collaboration with Nomadix - a VDA partner for over a decade - linked to in-room entertainment, which allows guests of accommodation facilities to view their contents on the TV in their room OTT (Over The Top) multimedia without having to enter their credentials on the Hotel platform. With VDA Casting, guests can access their Netflix, Prime Video, HBO, Hulu, Disney +, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube accounts from their device, without being limited to the hotel offer, and continue to use their device without interruption. The world hospitality market has been in full revolution for many years. The centrality of the guest in the travel experience and the room as a destination rather than a place of transit are the two main challenges for hotels which, to be competitive, must offer diversified and cutting-edge services. According to some studies by Inter-Digital and Future Source, on vacation more and more guests want to access personal content and for about 50% of [...]

VDA Casting, the new VDA Group service for in-room entertainment2021-07-12T11:32:15+02:00
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