INNCOM and eRoomSystem Sign Exclusive OEM Agreement; INNCOM to Private Label e4 Smart Digital Thermostat for eRoomSystem

Competitors Team Up to Take Heat Off Hotels;

Partnership Bolsters Lodging's Energy-Management Efforts



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from INNCOM International, Inc. and eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc.

    OLD LYME, Conn. and LAS VEGAS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- INNCOM
 International, Inc., a global leader in hotel guest-room control systems, and
 eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ERMS), a leading provider of in-room
 technologies for the lodging industry, today announced an exclusive OEM
 agreement in which INNCOM International will private-label its e4 Smart
 Digital Thermostat on behalf of eRoomSystem Technologies.
     Under the agreement, Old Lyme-based INNCOM will manufacture and private
 label the e4 Smart Digital Thermostat under the eRoomEnergy brand name.
 eRoomSystem Technologies will complete the installation and facilitate all
 ongoing maintenance and system enhancements.
     "We conducted an exhaustive search in the energy-management arena to
 determine if we should develop an energy-management product line in-house or
 purchase an existing offering," said Gregory Hrncir, vice president of
 business development for eRoomSystem Technologies. "During our research and
 subsequent supplier selection process, it became clear to us that INNCOM has
 designed the most flexible, dynamic system on the market. Just as important,
 INNCOM shares our vision of providing a leading-edge technology platform to
 support multiple peripherals driving guestroom and hospitality energy
 management."
     "We are pleased and enthusiastic about the partnering relationship with
 eRoomSystem Technologies," said Duane Buckingham, INNCOM president and chief
 executive officer.  "INNCOM has been interested in developing business
 partnerships for some time. This agreement is an ideal example of how
 prospective competitors can collaborate in a manner that serves the two
 companies' best interests and provides an enhanced range of solutions to
 hotels."
     INNCOM's e4 Smart Digital Thermostat is designed to control virtually any
 fan coil unit or packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) found in hotel
 guestrooms. It comes standard with an illuminated digital display, selectable
 Fahrenheit/Celsius control, one-touch temperature selection, off/auto, and fan
 and display buttons. Other features include five relays, optional on-board
 infrared transceiver and passive infrared occupancy sensor.
     The e4 is readily expandable to include functionality such as humidity
 control, outside temperature display, refreshment center access reporting,
 occupancy reporting to housekeeping, automatic control of lights and much
 more. It also can be controlled remotely either by infrared or low voltage
 wiring.
     "We are very impressed with the expandable communication capabilities of
 the e4," said Hrncir.  "Later this year, we anticipate integrating the e4 with
 our fully-automated, computerized and interactive eRoomServ Refreshment
 Centers initially with unidirectional communication with the Refreshment
 Centers.  Shortly thereafter we intend to offer bi-directional communication
 capabilities."
 
     Automated Profit Center
     Installed in leading hotel chains and independent properties in the United
 States, Canada, South America and in the Bahamas, eRoomSystem's line of
 eRoomServ Refreshment Centers and eRoomSafes is much more than traditional
 honor bars and room safes.
     "Our eRoomServ Refreshment Centers and eRoomSafes are fully-automated
 profit centers created specifically to benefit both hotels and their valued
 guests," said Hrncir.  "Within the next twelve months, two-way communication
 will occur from the hotel property-management system, through the eRoomServ
 Refreshment Center to the eRoomEnergy product and back.  This will enable the
 front desk to adjust guestroom temperature at check-in or check-out, and
 adjust room temperature to preset levels when a guest leaves and returns to
 the room during his or her stay."
     Controlled by the eRoomSystem, every eRoomServ unit confirms each sale at
 the time of purchase and automatically posts charges to the guest folio.
 eRoomSystem's technology virtually eliminates theft, guest disputes and after-
 departure charges. eRoomServ Refreshment Centers may be customized to any
 room's decor and have an inventory capacity of up to 54 items and 27 product
 selections. The eRoomServ Refreshment Center generates higher sales, lower
 labor costs, real-time reporting, tight inventory tracking and control, as
 well as increased customer satisfaction.  eRoomSystem is committed to
 consistently develop revolutionary, customer-driven solutions that exceed the
 expectations of hotels and their guests.
 
     INNtouch With Guest Privacy
     INNCOM's advanced in-room technology is sharing information from the guest
 to hotel employees. INNtouch, the newest INNCOM offering, electronically
 displays guest privacy and service needs through an advanced interactive
 doorbell.
     "The INNtouch system eliminates unsightly doorknob tags and provides a
 pleasing doorbell chime to announce staff and other guests," said Rick
 Quirino, INNCOM vp of sales and marketing.  "At the touch of a button, 'do-
 not-disturb' or 'make-up-the-room' is immediately displayed on the exterior
 wallplate."
     With the addition of a motion sensor inside the guestroom, INNtouch allows
 staff to determine the occupancy of a room without knocking or yelling through
 the door, Quirino said. INNtouch can operate on a stand-alone basis or
 seamlessly integrate with INNCOM's centrally controlled guestroom energy-
 management system.
 
     Future Is Now, Consultant says
     "The question of 'what is the future of guestroom communications' is one
 that has been asked again and again over the years," said Rick Stanfield,
 president of Nashville-based Stanfield Hospitality Consultants.  "The answer
 has been obvious for a decade and a half or more-a centralized, high-speed
 communication system between guestrooms and the rest of the hotel and the
 outside world."
     Once an affordable backbone communications system is in place to and from
 the guestroom, Stanfield said dozens of improved services for the guest, as
 well as significant revenue enhancements and cost-control efficiencies for the
 hotel will flow naturally. However, few suppliers and their hotel clients have
 accomplished this goal, he said.
     "INNCOM International is one company, now entering its 15th year, that has
 steadfastly been moving in the right direction," Stanfield said. "I have
 worked with INNCOM and Duane Buckingham on several projects over the years,
 including putting on-line, from concept to installation, a 2,900 room
 centralized locking/energy-management system. This project was brought to
 fruition in 1996 by the vision, hard work and creativity that INNCOM brought
 to it.
     "The centralized energy-management system that INNCOM has today is a
 result of years of experience," he said. "It is most refreshing to see that
 INNCOM has taken the lead in carrying out communication processes well beyond
 energy management.
     "Not only have these two critical industry suppliers been on the forefront
 of deploying in-room technology solutions, now they are helping to pioneer
 strategic partnerships that will benefit hotels and guests for years to come,"
 Stanfield said.
 
     About INNCOM and eRoomSystem
     INNCOM International is the global leader in hotel guest-room control
 systems. Since 1986 it has pioneered the development of systems that integrate
 energy management and electronic lock control, as well as the control of
 lighting, TV, drapes and other guest-room appliances. Many of those systems
 are based on the company's patented infrared technology. Elsewhere in the
 hotel, INNCOM links other operating systems, such as PBX, PMS and POS, to
 management and support staff and the outside world. The result is a cohesive,
 easy-to-use system that contributes to overall operating efficiency and
 superior guest experiences. For additional information on the company and its
 unique offerings, please visit www.inncom.com .
     eRoomSystem Technologies is a full service in-room technological provider
 for the lodging and travel industry. The company's intelligent in-room
 computer platform and communications network supports eRoomSystem's line of
 fully-automated and interactive eRoomServ Refreshment Centers, eRoomSafes and
 eRoomEnergy products and other future applications. Such applications will
 include information management services, credit card/smart card capabilities
 for direct billing, network access solutions, remote engineering and
 maintenance services, and in-room cash advances. eRoomSystem's products are
 installed in major hotel chains both domestically and internationally.
 eRoomSystem is a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market
 as ERMS. The company's complete line of solutions are available on-line at
 www.eroomsystem.com .
 
 

SOURCE INNCOM International, Inc. and eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc.
    OLD LYME, Conn. and LAS VEGAS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- INNCOM
 International, Inc., a global leader in hotel guest-room control systems, and
 eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ERMS), a leading provider of in-room
 technologies for the lodging industry, today announced an exclusive OEM
 agreement in which INNCOM International will private-label its e4 Smart
 Digital Thermostat on behalf of eRoomSystem Technologies.
     Under the agreement, Old Lyme-based INNCOM will manufacture and private
 label the e4 Smart Digital Thermostat under the eRoomEnergy brand name.
 eRoomSystem Technologies will complete the installation and facilitate all
 ongoing maintenance and system enhancements.
     "We conducted an exhaustive search in the energy-management arena to
 determine if we should develop an energy-management product line in-house or
 purchase an existing offering," said Gregory Hrncir, vice president of
 business development for eRoomSystem Technologies. "During our research and
 subsequent supplier selection process, it became clear to us that INNCOM has
 designed the most flexible, dynamic system on the market. Just as important,
 INNCOM shares our vision of providing a leading-edge technology platform to
 support multiple peripherals driving guestroom and hospitality energy
 management."
     "We are pleased and enthusiastic about the partnering relationship with
 eRoomSystem Technologies," said Duane Buckingham, INNCOM president and chief
 executive officer.  "INNCOM has been interested in developing business
 partnerships for some time. This agreement is an ideal example of how
 prospective competitors can collaborate in a manner that serves the two
 companies' best interests and provides an enhanced range of solutions to
 hotels."
     INNCOM's e4 Smart Digital Thermostat is designed to control virtually any
 fan coil unit or packaged terminal air conditioner (PTAC) found in hotel
 guestrooms. It comes standard with an illuminated digital display, selectable
 Fahrenheit/Celsius control, one-touch temperature selection, off/auto, and fan
 and display buttons. Other features include five relays, optional on-board
 infrared transceiver and passive infrared occupancy sensor.
     The e4 is readily expandable to include functionality such as humidity
 control, outside temperature display, refreshment center access reporting,
 occupancy reporting to housekeeping, automatic control of lights and much
 more. It also can be controlled remotely either by infrared or low voltage
 wiring.
     "We are very impressed with the expandable communication capabilities of
 the e4," said Hrncir.  "Later this year, we anticipate integrating the e4 with
 our fully-automated, computerized and interactive eRoomServ Refreshment
 Centers initially with unidirectional communication with the Refreshment
 Centers.  Shortly thereafter we intend to offer bi-directional communication
 capabilities."
 
     Automated Profit Center
     Installed in leading hotel chains and independent properties in the United
 States, Canada, South America and in the Bahamas, eRoomSystem's line of
 eRoomServ Refreshment Centers and eRoomSafes is much more than traditional
 honor bars and room safes.
     "Our eRoomServ Refreshment Centers and eRoomSafes are fully-automated
 profit centers created specifically to benefit both hotels and their valued
 guests," said Hrncir.  "Within the next twelve months, two-way communication
 will occur from the hotel property-management system, through the eRoomServ
 Refreshment Center to the eRoomEnergy product and back.  This will enable the
 front desk to adjust guestroom temperature at check-in or check-out, and
 adjust room temperature to preset levels when a guest leaves and returns to
 the room during his or her stay."
     Controlled by the eRoomSystem, every eRoomServ unit confirms each sale at
 the time of purchase and automatically posts charges to the guest folio.
 eRoomSystem's technology virtually eliminates theft, guest disputes and after-
 departure charges. eRoomServ Refreshment Centers may be customized to any
 room's decor and have an inventory capacity of up to 54 items and 27 product
 selections. The eRoomServ Refreshment Center generates higher sales, lower
 labor costs, real-time reporting, tight inventory tracking and control, as
 well as increased customer satisfaction.  eRoomSystem is committed to
 consistently develop revolutionary, customer-driven solutions that exceed the
 expectations of hotels and their guests.
 
     INNtouch With Guest Privacy
     INNCOM's advanced in-room technology is sharing information from the guest
 to hotel employees. INNtouch, the newest INNCOM offering, electronically
 displays guest privacy and service needs through an advanced interactive
 doorbell.
     "The INNtouch system eliminates unsightly doorknob tags and provides a
 pleasing doorbell chime to announce staff and other guests," said Rick
 Quirino, INNCOM vp of sales and marketing.  "At the touch of a button, 'do-
 not-disturb' or 'make-up-the-room' is immediately displayed on the exterior
 wallplate."
     With the addition of a motion sensor inside the guestroom, INNtouch allows
 staff to determine the occupancy of a room without knocking or yelling through
 the door, Quirino said. INNtouch can operate on a stand-alone basis or
 seamlessly integrate with INNCOM's centrally controlled guestroom energy-
 management system.
 
     Future Is Now, Consultant says
     "The question of 'what is the future of guestroom communications' is one
 that has been asked again and again over the years," said Rick Stanfield,
 president of Nashville-based Stanfield Hospitality Consultants.  "The answer
 has been obvious for a decade and a half or more-a centralized, high-speed
 communication system between guestrooms and the rest of the hotel and the
 outside world."
     Once an affordable backbone communications system is in place to and from
 the guestroom, Stanfield said dozens of improved services for the guest, as
 well as significant revenue enhancements and cost-control efficiencies for the
 hotel will flow naturally. However, few suppliers and their hotel clients have
 accomplished this goal, he said.
     "INNCOM International is one company, now entering its 15th year, that has
 steadfastly been moving in the right direction," Stanfield said. "I have
 worked with INNCOM and Duane Buckingham on several projects over the years,
 including putting on-line, from concept to installation, a 2,900 room
 centralized locking/energy-management system. This project was brought to
 fruition in 1996 by the vision, hard work and creativity that INNCOM brought
 to it.
     "The centralized energy-management system that INNCOM has today is a
 result of years of experience," he said. "It is most refreshing to see that
 INNCOM has taken the lead in carrying out communication processes well beyond
 energy management.
     "Not only have these two critical industry suppliers been on the forefront
 of deploying in-room technology solutions, now they are helping to pioneer
 strategic partnerships that will benefit hotels and guests for years to come,"
 Stanfield said.
 
     About INNCOM and eRoomSystem
     INNCOM International is the global leader in hotel guest-room control
 systems. Since 1986 it has pioneered the development of systems that integrate
 energy management and electronic lock control, as well as the control of
 lighting, TV, drapes and other guest-room appliances. Many of those systems
 are based on the company's patented infrared technology. Elsewhere in the
 hotel, INNCOM links other operating systems, such as PBX, PMS and POS, to
 management and support staff and the outside world. The result is a cohesive,
 easy-to-use system that contributes to overall operating efficiency and
 superior guest experiences. For additional information on the company and its
 unique offerings, please visit www.inncom.com .
     eRoomSystem Technologies is a full service in-room technological provider
 for the lodging and travel industry. The company's intelligent in-room
 computer platform and communications network supports eRoomSystem's line of
 fully-automated and interactive eRoomServ Refreshment Centers, eRoomSafes and
 eRoomEnergy products and other future applications. Such applications will
 include information management services, credit card/smart card capabilities
 for direct billing, network access solutions, remote engineering and
 maintenance services, and in-room cash advances. eRoomSystem's products are
 installed in major hotel chains both domestically and internationally.
 eRoomSystem is a publicly traded company listed on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market
 as ERMS. The company's complete line of solutions are available on-line at
 www.eroomsystem.com .
 
 SOURCE  INNCOM International, Inc. and eRoomSystem Technologies, Inc.