Hospitality industry?

Coffee, Peter
January 2005
eWeek;1/17/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p53
This article focuses on the hospitality industry. Hotel Valencia, in San Jose, California, is one lodging that is making a point of ubiquitous high-speed Internet access, increasingly known in the hospitality industries as HSIA. The trend is definitely migrating quickly, not leaning, toward free HSIA, said Hotel Valencia Group Executive Vice President Matthew Nuss, in an interview last month with Hospitality Technology magazine. Wired in the rooms and wireless in the rest of the building is Hotel Valencia's solution, and seems likely to be the norm soon. PlugPlus confines high-speed data signals to in-building wiring rather than putting that high-frequency hash out on long-distance wires, whose antenna-like behavior makes large-scale broadband over power lines (BPL) an obviously bad idea. The author changed my BPL position since last summer, it's still a bad idea. The question remains, though, of how to make the most of wireless network access, while avoiding potential interference, in public spaces.


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