LOUISVILLE, Colo. , July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Envysion(TM) Inc., (http://www.envysion.com) the leading Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) provider, today announced it has expanded into the hospitality market through increasing utilization of Envysion Video, its Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS) offering, by a growing number of hotels and resort properties, including Sage Hospitality Resources and Vacation Resorts International. Envysion Video is rapidly becoming a preferred technology for hotels and resort property managers who seek to improve their profitability and enhance their customer experience by providing remote access to on-site video that is tied to business applications, such as Point of Sale (POS) systems and security access.
Sage Hospitality Resources
As one of the leading hotel management and development companies in the United States , Sage Hospitality Resources is recognized as an innovative leader in the hospitality industry. Sage specializes in the management and development of premium-branded and independent hotels. Its focus is on creating value for hotel owners and investors through outstanding product development and superb asset management.
Each of Sage's locations has different needs and is able to leverage Envysion Video for their own specific purposes. Representative applications include keeping an eye on the front desk; monitoring parking lots; and, focusing on loss prevention at various hotel bar cash registers. For each location, Envysion enables the general manager of the property to monitor the site from anywhere on the Internet. According to Sally Brand , senior risk services administrator for Sage, the company has installed Envysion Video in nine of its properties, with five more on the near horizon. "Nothing gets built without Envysion now," she said.
Vacation Resorts International
Vacation Resorts International (VRI) is one of the nation's leading independent timeshare resort management firms. For more than two decades, VRI has provided professional management and marketing services to resorts, condominiums and timeshares throughout North America . Today, VRI is affiliated with more than 140 resort associations in 26 states, encompassing more than 300,000 intervals.
In early 2008, VRI selected Envysion Video as its preferred provider for its member properties. VRI chose the Envysion system because it is easy for board members to log in and see the status of several properties in a short amount of time. For example, they can assess maintenance and cleanliness of facilities by virtually visiting the properties online. Skier's Edge in Breckenridge, Colo. was the first of VRI's sites to launch Envysion Video. "We only had the system installed for a couple of months and caught two incidents on camera," explained Mathias Cox , regional director of Resorts for VRI. "It definitely provides peace of mind, being able to see what's going on even when you're not there."
"We are very pleased with the traction we've gained in the hospitality space and we expect to continue to see growth in this important segment going forward," noted Matt Steinfort , president and CEO of Envysion. "Working with customers like Sage and Vacation Resorts has demonstrated that Envysion serves an unmet need in the Hotel management domain."