MILWAUKEE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI), whose business divisions include EcoSmart™, an intelligent energy management system and EthoStream®, one of the largest high-speed Internet access providers in the world, is pleased to announce the addition of ProTec Mechanical Contractors Aruba NV as preferred reseller of their EcoSmart energy management solution.
Caribbean hotels have much higher operating costs than comparable U.S. properties. According to PKF Consulting USA, LLC's 2013 edition of Caribbean Trends® in the Hotel Industry, utilities are one of the largest expenses in the Caribbean because many Caribbean nations lack the infrastructure to produce cost-efficient energy. According to the report, utilities are 165 percent higher than the cost of utilities in comparable U.S. properties. To help minimize this expense, ProTec Mechanical Contractors, established in 1995, has grown to a leadership position in providing innovative energy saving technology solutions in mechanical contracting and cooling technologies to the hospitality and other markets on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. They are authorized distributors for Trane and Mitsubishi Electric and help their customers achieve top-level performance in comfort, sustainability and energy efficiency.
Jason Tienor, Telkonet's CEO commented, "ProTec is the top energy management and mechanical contractor in the Caribbean and we are proud to have them join our growing list of strategic partners who are certified to install the EcoSmart guestroom energy management system and provide ongoing customer support. We have been very impressed with ProTec's capabilities as a full service mechanical contractor that offers comprehensive consulting and engineering, project management, preventive maintenance and mechanical system services and have a solid reputation of customer satisfaction."
Fred Steeghs, ProTec managing director added, "We have an 18-year history of providing top-notch technology and customer service and after a thorough review of the competitive options, and recommendations from some of our clients, we concluded that the EcoSmart system from Telkonet is the best-in-class technology to save energy in unoccupied rooms while maintaining guest comfort. "We installed and tested their equipment in our offices and have been impressed with the ease of use and especially the Telkonet cloud-based EcoCentral Virtual Engineer™ Command Center, which allows us to remotely help properties monitor, control and optimize their HVAC systems and energy savings no matter which island they are on."
The EcoSmart Intelligent Energy Management System offers a wealth of powerful features to maximize energy savings, operational efficiency, and guest satisfaction. Intelligent thermostats, occupancy sensors, door and window contacts, outlets and light switches form a wireless mesh network to communicate information between rooms, floors, and buildings.
Telkonet, Inc. (OTCQB: TKOI) is a U.S.-based manufacturer of EcoSmart, an intelligent energy management system and EthoStream, one of the largest high-speed Internet access providers in the world. Telkonet offers green technology hardware, software and services to worldwide markets. For more information, visit www.telkonet.com. For news updates as they happen, follow @Telkonet on Twitter.
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EthoStream is one of the largest public High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) providers in the world providing services to more than 6 million users per month. EthoStream's line of public-access gateway servers provide real-time monitoring and management of user-access networks with 24/7 support. With a wide range of product and service offerings and one of the most comprehensive management platforms available for HSIA networks, EthoStream offers solutions for any public access location. www.ethostream.com
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