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iBAHN strikes a chord in Music City with installation of IPTV in Omni Nashville Hotel New customer helps boost IPTV leader's early 2013 growth by 53%

MINNEAPOLIS, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iBAHN, the global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality and meeting industries, today announced that it has won the contract to install IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) services in the Omni Nashville Hotel. In 2012, iBAHN was selected as the vendor of IPTV for Omni Hotels & Resorts.  The Nashville property will be the second installation of iBAHN IPTV services, with the first being Omni's flagship property in Dallas in late 2012. The Omni Nashville Hotel, which will open in the fall of 2013, is an authentic expression of Nashville's vibrant music culture, is adjacent to the new Music City Center and will fully integrate with an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® on three levels. The 800-room property features 80,000 square feet square-feet of flexible meeting space, six food, beverage and retail outlets, a signature Mokara Spa and rooftop pool deck.

With iBAHN's IPTV solution, guests at the Omni Nashville Hotel will be treated to 44 high-definition channels on the in-room televisions and a 16-channel line up in the fitness center. They will be able to download the iBAHN hotel app and use their own smartphone or tablet to control the TV and view the program guide. The platform also enables the connected music guest to enjoy downloading music streams and other entertainment. In addition to providing a vast array of entertainment options, iBAHN's customizable platform allows the hotel to extend the Omni brand through the television platform. Leveraging a 100% CAT6 infrastructure, the Omni Nashville Hotel has invested in a purely IP backbone. Because it is IP-enabled, the iBAHN solution integrates with the property management system (PMS) and allows for a truly interactive experience.

"The iBAHN solution turns our guest room TVs into Smart TVs with a reliable, stable solution that allows our guest to watch traditional TV or view their own Internet content on the largest screen in the room," said Tod Roadarmel, director of sales and marketing for the Omni Nashville Hotel. "The iBAHN solution will deliver entertainment to our guests in a way they want to receive it."

"iBAHN is thrilled to expand our partnership with the award-winning Omni Hotels & Resorts as they open a premier property in Nashville," said Roger Crellin, iBAHN president of the Americas. "The continued adoption of our industry-leading IPTV offerings in top-tier hotels throughout America demonstrates that they exceed guest expectations for in-room entertainment, and provide extended branding and increased revenue opportunities for our hotel customers."

iBAHN's industry leading technology solutions are backed up by a dedicated team of customer service support staff, further differentiating the service provider in the hospitality industry. For more information, please visit www.iBAHN.com or call 1-866-415-2843.

About iBAHN
iBAHN creates exceptional information and entertainment experiences for people on the move.

iBAHN is a partner with business owners in the hospitality, conference, food service and retail industries. We complement business strategy with managed services enabling connectivity, entertainment and information over a dedicated enterprise grade IP platform.

The iBAHN managed network operates in more than 50 countries across six continents delivering connectivity, information and entertainment to tablets, laptops, mobile phones and flat screens. Three million times a month, business owners, people on the move and more than half of the Fortune 500 companies rely on iBAHN solutions.

For more information, visit www.ibahn.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company's "Power of One" associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

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