Commonwealth Hotels Acquire Two Additional Marriott Brand Hotels

“Commonwealth Hotels is proud to add these two Marriott branded hotels to our portfolio of managed hotels,” said Brian Fry, President of Commonwealth Hotels. “With this addition, our company continues to deliver exceptional value to our investors, associates and guests.

“Commonwealth Hotels is proud to add these two Marriott branded hotels to our portfolio of managed hotels,” said Brian Fry, President of Commonwealth Hotels. “With this addition, our company continues to deliver exceptional value to our investors, associates and guests.”

The two Marriott hotels have prime location at Fairview Commons, with more than 50 shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Dayton properties are minutes from downtown Dayton, Wright Patterson Air Base, Wright State University, and area businesses. Each property features an outdoor courtyard, free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center and Marriott’s superior loyalty program.

The reinvented Courtyard Dayton Beavercreek boasts 94-rooms that have been thoughtfully designed and updated with the corporate and leisure traveler in mind. The property features flexible work space, private meeting space, and catering services, as well as Starbucks® beverages and The Bistro 2.0. For more information visit http://www.marriott.com/daybc or call the hotel directly at (937) 429-5203.

The 100-suites at Residence Inn by Marriott Beavercreek, are well appointed with spacious work space, fully equipped kitchen, and comforts of home. Additional amenities include complimentary breakfast buffet, evening reception and Wi-Fi. For more information visit http://www.marriott.com/dayrb or call the hotel directly at (937) 427-3914.

About Commonwealth Hotels, LLC

Commonwealth Hotels, LLC was founded in 1986 and is a proven partner in providing hotel management services with superior financial results. The company has extensive experience managing premium branded full service and select service hotels. Commonwealth Hotels currently manages 44 properties with nearly 5,500 rooms. Additional information may be found at www.commonwealthhotels.com.

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Alexa 101: What you should know about Amazon’s AI assistant – CNET

Outside of Amazon’s own Alexa devices, we’re seeing a major boom in Alexa devices from third-party manufacturers, too. That’s because Amazon opened up the software that powers Alexa to outside developers.

Outside of Amazon’s own Alexa devices, we’re seeing a major boom in Alexa devices from third-party manufacturers, too. That’s because Amazon opened up the software that powers Alexa to outside developers. If you make a gadget that includes a microphone, a speaker, and a Wi-Fi connection, you can add in Alexa with just a few lines of code.

The result: Alexa everywhere. Just to name a few examples, we’ve seen her in lamps, thermostats, refrigerators, cars, alarm clocks, light switches, TVs, dirt cheap speakers, and even walking, talking robots that teach you yoga (yes, really).

Just keep in mind that a lot of these third-party devices are missing a couple of key Alexa features like ESP and calling/messaging. If you’re thinking of buying one, make sure that it can do everything you want it to do, first.

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Cambium Networks recibe una calificación de 5 Estrellas en la Guía de Programas de Aliados de CRN por segundo año consecutivo

La calificación de 5 Estrellas del Programa de Aliados destaca a las empresas que ofrecen a los proveedores de soluciones los mejores elementos para formar alianzas en sus programas de canales.

La calificación de 5 Estrellas del Programa de Aliados destaca a las empresas que ofrecen a los proveedores de soluciones los mejores elementos para formar alianzas en sus programas de canales. Para determinar las calificaciones de 5 Estrellas de 2018, el equipo de investigación de The Channel Company evaluó el programa de aliados de cada proveedor sobre la base de las inversiones en las ofertas de programas, la rentabilidad de aliados, la capacitación, educación y apoyo de aliados, los recursos y programas de marketing, el apoyo de ventas y la comunicación.

El programa ConnectedPartner fue pensado para ayudar a los aliados a triunfar con las soluciones de conectividad inalámbrica de Cambium Networks. El programa ConnectedPartner posiciona a los aliados de cara al crecimiento mediante el acceso a soluciones de backhaul punto a punto, distribución punto a multipunto, conectividad industrial, acceso Wi-Fi y gestión extremo a extremo basada en la nube que ayuden a impulsar las ventas y a perspectivas que permitan a los aliados pasarse a mercados inalámbricos emergentes. El programa de aliados de Cambium Networks apunta a maximizar la cobertura global minimizando el conflicto entre canales. Los aliados se benefician de descuentos en la línea de productos; un portal de aliados robusto y fácil de usar; programas para registro de acuerdos, equipos de demostración y fondos de desarrollo de mercado; acceso a programas de capacitación dirigido por instructores en vivo y virtuales; herramientas y contenido de marketing de canales; apoyo de los equipos de ventas y gestión de canales de Cambium Networks; y mucho más.

“Encontrar al proveedor de tecnología adecuado con el cual formar una alianza puede ser una tarea desalentadora, dada la amplia variedad de opciones disponibles para los proveedores de soluciones”, expresó Robert Faletra, presidente ejecutivo de The Channel Company. “La Guía de Programas de Aliados y las calificaciones de 5 Estrellas de CRN los ayudan a reducir el campo y encontrar la mejor opción, detectando los programas de aliados más provechosos y ofreciendo una perspectiva fundamental de sus fortalezas y beneficios. Nos gratifica presentar nuestra lista PPG 2018, en la que destacamos los programas de socios más fuertes y exitosos del canal en la actualidad”.

El vicepresidente senior de Canales Globales de Cambium, Ron Ryan, declaró: “Cambium Networks se enorgullece en recibir esta calificación por segundo año consecutivo. Hemos creado el programa ConnectedPartner escuchando a nuestros aliados y centrándonos en lo que los hace exitosos, y está funcionando bien. El año pasado, agregamos más de 1.000 aliados nuevos a nuestro programa mundial de canales y establecimos a Cambium Networks en el espacio del Wi-Fi empresarial. Esperamos tener otro año exitoso y la oportunidad de volver a estar aquí el año próximo”.

La Guía de Programas de Aliados de 2018 aparecerá en la edición de abril de CRN y en línea en http://www.crn.com/.

Acerca de Cambium Networks
Cambium Networks es un proveedor internacional líder de soluciones de conectividad inalámbrica que refuerzan las conexiones entre las personas, los lugares y las cosas. Especializado en la prestación de un tejido inalámbrico extremo a extremo de plataformas fiables, escalables, seguras y gestionadas en la nube que rinden bien en condiciones exigentes, Cambium Networks dota de herramientas a los prestadores de servicios, a las empresas y a los operadores de redes industriales y gubernamentales para que construyan conectividad inteligente de punta. El compromiso de Cambium con la innovación constante y la responsabilidad social en el acceso inalámbrico queda demostrado en los millones de radios implementadas en miles de redes que benefician a las comunidades de todo el mundo. Con sede en las afueras de Chicago y con centros de investigación y desarrollo en los Estados Unidos, el Reino Unido y la India, Cambium Networks vende mediante una variedad de distribuidores globales de confianza. www.cambiumnetworks.com.

Acerca de The Channel Company
The Channel Company permite rendimiento de canales de IT de primer nivel con nuestros medios dominantes, eventos interesantes, educación y consultoría especializada, e innovadores servicios y plataformas de marketing. Como catalizador de canales, conectamos y empoderamos a los proveedores de tecnología, prestadores de soluciones y usuarios finales. Con el respaldo de más de 30 años de experiencia sin igual en canales, nos basamos en nuestros profundos conocimientos para imaginar nuevas soluciones innovadoras para los problemas en constante evolución del mercado tecnológico. www.thechannelco.com.

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There’s no place like home: how smart tech could make your Airbnb more homey

It’s fair to say that Airbnb revolutionized the travel industry, creating a platform for short-term lets, allowing people to make money from their homes, and stay for a small amount of money in a real person’s home, anywhere in the world.

It’s fair to say that Airbnb revolutionized the travel industry, creating a platform for short-term lets, allowing people to make money from their homes, and stay for a small amount of money in a real person’s home, anywhere in the world.

But what if smart home technology could make the stranger’s home that you end up staying in more like your own?

Well, according to Mike Curtis, Airbnb’s Vice President of Engineering, that could one day be a reality. We sat down with Mike to talk about the last ten years of Airbnb, and what the next ten could have in store.

From humble beginnings

In the ten years since Airbnb’s inception, it’s gone from having a single coder, Nathan ‘Nate’ Blecharczyk, to a thousand-strong engineering team, putting a lot of energy into the AI behind the app. And Mike thinks that bodes well for the future of employment:

“A lot of the narrative around AI turns immediately to automation in terms of the displacement of jobs but we’re leveraging AI technology to create demand for hosts to earn extra income. It’s a way to leverage that technology to actually empower people and we think that’s something that’s broadly applicable to lots of technology companies. If they just think about it the right way and think about what applications there could be, it can create great opportunities for people.”

Mike Curtis, Airbnb’s VP of Engineering

With such a vast team working on the app, and it having been ten years since the original app was created we wondered if there was any original code left in the app, and it turns out there is.

“You can still find Nate code in the core Airbnb app. There’s this really cool tool that we use called Git Hub which is how we manage all the source code and there’s this neat command called ‘git blame’ so you can say ‘git blame Nate’ and you can find all the Nate code.”

Putting the ‘smart’ in holiday home

All that code helps to generate the suggestions for your stay based on a set of criteria influenced by where you’ve stayed previously, places that you’ve clicked on, even how long you hover over certain features of an Airbnb listing.

What’s really cool (or creepy depending on which way you look at it) is that the Airbnb team has created an algorithm that can predict if you’re going to leave a positive review just based on the booking. It uses this to push places you’re more likely to like to the top.

We asked if the algorithm would ever be used to tell someone not to book somewhere if it knows the person isn’t going to have a good time, but apparently not. Airbnb doesn’t want to limit choice.

Oh hi, welcome to my house stranger off the internet

An area that we’re particularly interested in is to do with how technology is changing the Airbnb experience. We saw that Airbnb partnered with Nest to offer a 30% discount on thermostats to its Superhosts.

This promotion is angled towards benefiting the Superhosts for their service, but it also raises an interesting question about when smart home products are more ubiquitous: could the Airbnb of the future change itself to match the way you like your home?

“We have this incredible context that because of the app we know where you are geographically. As you’re walking up to your listing it could present you with information on how to get in, when you walk in, the smart home devices automatically know you’re there and switch to your account, welcome you, and give you the Wi-Fi password. Wi-Fi passwords are critically important for when you’re staying at an Airbnb.”

We asked if Airbnb would ever consider a system similar to Amazon Key so that people could let themselves in to listings, but apparently the tests that they’ve run indicate that smart locks aren’t for everyone.

Maybe that will change as the technology develops – it would certainly be a feature we’d be interested in as it would remove the need to meet up with your host just to pick up a set of keys. We can but hope.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4C 50-inch smart TV with 4K HDR, Dolby audio announced

Expanding its Mi TV 4C series lineup, Xiaomi announced a new 50-inch model with 4K resolution, HDR support and Dolby audio. The Mi TV 4C 50 inch model is similar to the 55 inch mode in most aspects – it comes with PatchWall UI, a custom skin from Xiaomi that sits atop the Android OS, featuring a deep learning AI technology.

Expanding its Mi TV 4C series lineup, Xiaomi announced a new 50-inch model with 4K resolution, HDR support and Dolby audio. The Mi TV 4C 50 inch model is similar to the 55 inch mode in most aspects – it comes with PatchWall UI, a custom skin from Xiaomi that sits atop the Android OS, featuring a deep learning AI technology. Xiaomi uses this technology to offer content recommendations to its users.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4C 50 inch specifications

Coming to the core aspects of the new Mi TV 4C, it comes with a 50 inch 4K resolution panel with support for high dynamic range, 178-degree viewing angle and a 9.5ms response time. The smart TV is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic processor along with a 750MHz Mali-450 GPU.

In terms of memory, the Mi TV 4C 50 inch comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB internal storage. Xiaomi has included support for Dolby and DTS audio, along with two 8W speakers for a rich audio experience. The TV supports content formats like HDR 10, H.264, H.265, MPEG 1/2/4, Real, WMV3 and VC-1.

Connectivity options on the Mi TV 4C include dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, 3x HDMI, 2x USB, 1x Ethernet and AV ports. Additionally, the TV also comes with Mi Remote Control feature support for gestures and speech recognition, allowing you to control the TV with your voice.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4C 50 inch price and availability

The Mi TV 4C 50 inch has been priced at 2199 yuan, which translates to roughly $349 or Rs 22,720. The first sale is scheduled for April 3rd.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4A launched in India starting at Rs 13,999

Mini Bar Market Size Worth USD 1.49 Billion by 2024: Hexa Research

The global minibar market size to reach USD 1.49 billion by 2024, owing to the transformation, growth, and emergence of the hospitality industry worldwide. With the rise in the demand for customer satisfaction and necessity of enhancing profitability in the hotel industry, the demand of minibars is estimated to grow over the forecast period.

The global minibar market size to reach USD 1.49 billion by 2024, owing to the transformation, growth, and emergence of the hospitality industry worldwide. With the rise in the demand for customer satisfaction and necessity of enhancing profitability in the hotel industry, the demand of minibars is estimated to grow over the forecast period. In addition, the increasing prerequisites of consumers and guests for hassle free services, high comfort, facilities, and luxury while travelling and their stay at elite hotels is anticipated to encourage the market growth. This in turn is expected to reassure the hotel industry to focus on providing value added services such as safety box, laundry, Wi-Fi, ironing, dry cleaning, minibars, in-room dining and others. One of the services offered by exclusive hotels nowadays is the in-room minibars, which adds to customer experience.

The prevailing rate of installation of minibars in rooms of luxury hotels poses growth potential for the global minibar market. Cherishable customer experiences results in enhanced customer loyalty and promotes continued association of customers in future as well, which in turn fuels the growth of minibar market on a global scale.

In terms of product type, the automatic minibars market is expected to grow driven by rise in technological advancements, and use of automated systems in the hospitality industry to ensure privileged services and ensure hassle-free customer handling.

Browse full research report with TOC on”Minibar Market Size Analysis By Product (Automatic, Manual), By Technology (Absorption, Compression, Thermoelectric), By Application (Transportation, Commercial & Residential buildings), And Segment Forecasts, 2014 – 2024″ at:https://www.hexaresearch.com/research-report/minibar-market

The market for absorption minibars market is estimated to develop swiftly on account of the existing properties such as environment friendly, completely silent, highly reliable, energy efficient, and offers an extended service life. With the rise in technological advancements, automatic minibars can detect missing items, charge the guests based on the usage of the products using sensors and can be synchronized with the property management system (PMS) of hotels. The use of minibars owing to the features offered by them such as fully automated systems which solve issues faced by hotels and offices at operational levels is projected to fuel the overall market growth over the forecast period. The use of minibar in hotels to deliver customer satisfaction is expected to support the market growth for the global minibar market during the forecast period.

In terms of geography, the use of minibars in Asia Pacific is estimated to develop the fastest owing to the budding commercial and hospitality sector, growing tourism, and large customer base in the hospitality, recreational, and other commercial spaces.

Browse more reports by Hexa Research:

U.S. Online Eyewear Market – U.S. online eyewear market was valued at USD 338 million in 2017 and is expected to grow to a lucrative rate over the projection period on account of growing demand for spectacles and contact lenses in geriatric population coupled with an increasing prevalence of age related vision problems.Australia Footwear Market – Australia footwear market was valued at USD 3.2 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow over the forecast period. Market is primarily driven by increasing discretionary spending coupled with the rising fashion trends in the country. The revenue for footwear industry is projected to grow on account of mounting demand for sports and fashionable shoes.Europe Fuel Card Market – Europe fuel card market size was estimated at USD 60.72 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness significant growth owing to the rise in demand of digital transactions, availability of additional benefits and prevention of theft. Moreover, the savings on fuel spending is luring fleet managers towards adopting cards.U.S. Online Residential Furniture Market – U.S. online residential furniture market size was valued at USD 16.5 billion in 2016 and is expected to grow over the forecast period. Growth in the market is attributed to the stability in real estate industry at large and strengthening of consumer confidence.

Hexa Research has segmented the global mini bar market report based on product type, technology, application and region:

Segmentation by product, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• Automatic

• Manual

Segmentation by technology, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• Absorption

• Compression

• Thermoelectric

Segmentation by application, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• Transportation

• Commercial & Residential buildings

Segmentation by region, 2014 – 2024 (USD Million)

• North America

• U.S.

• Canada

• Asia Pacific

• China

• Europe

• Germany

• UK

• Central & South America

• Middle East & Africa

Key players analyzed:

• Bartech

• Dometic Group AB (publ)

• Indel B S.p.A.

• Vitrifrigo

• Minibar Systems

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Hexa Research is a market research and consulting organization, offering industry reports, custom research and consulting services to a host of key industries across the globe. We offer comprehensive business intelligence in the form of industry reports which help our clients obtain clarity about their business environment and enable them to undertake strategic growth initiatives.

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Xiaomi Mi TV 4S with 55-inch 4K HDR display could be the next one to enter India

The Mi TV 4S is an upgrade to the Mi TV 4 that was launched in India last month along with the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones.

The Mi TV 4S is an upgrade to the Mi TV 4 that was launched in India last month along with the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S comes with a metal frame design and can be mounted on a wall or placed on a table.

Xiaomi today announced the latest addition to its Mi TV lineup a new Smart TV dubbed as the Mi TV 4S in China. It comes with a 55-inch 4K HDR display and runs on an Android-based PatchWall UI that Xiaomi had earlier used in its other TVs.

Xiaomi Mi TV 4S Specifications

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S features a 55-inch 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) IPS LCD display that comes with direct type backlighting, 178-degree viewing angle, a refresh rate of 60Hz and 8ms dynamic response time.

The Smart TV has the Android-based PatchWall UI that comes with deep learning AI technology that learns about the user’s preferences and interests to provide curated content on the home screen. It also comes with an AI-powered voice assistant and Mi video player app, allowing you to play online as well as offline videos.

It is powered by a Quad core 1.5GHz Amlogic Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 750MHz Mali-450 MP3 GPU, 2GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The Smart TV comes with the multipurpose Mi Remote control that can also be used to control other Xiaomi smart devices as well. The remote comes with Infrared, Bluetooth, Mi Touch and voice commands.

In terms of audio, the Mi TV 4S comes with two 8W stereo speakers and supports Dolby audio and DTS-HD decoding. In terms of connectivity, the TV Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, 2 x USB ports, 3 x HDMI ports, AV port and Ethernet.

Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S is priced at CNY 2,999 (Rs 31,070 approx.), is currently available for pre-orders from the company’s website and will go on sale on 3 April. Currently, there is no information about the TVs’ availability in India.

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