Mobile Technology in Hospitality – The iPad

Mobile Technology in Hospitality - The iPadThe Hospitality industry is rapidly adopting mobile technology.  A recent article in Hospitality Upgrade magazine called “Coming Soon to a Phone (or tablet) Near You”, identified 3 main reasons for this upswing: unparalleled interoperability, increased bandwidth and appealing devices

One of those appealing devices is the iPad, and it is starting to appear in guest rooms as a way to replace the usual printed guest directory. Restaurant reservations, menus, maps, conference room bookings and spa appointments can all be accessed through an iPad app specifically created for a particular brand of property.

Mobile guest printing from an iPad is also possible using the PrinterOn Mobile Printing Solution. A guest in their suite, or from any location, can print from their smartphone, laptop or iPad to a PrintSpot-enabled printer located at the front desk or business center of a hotel. Specific printing apps for BlackBerry smartphones are also available for easy search and print to the PrinterOn network of public printers.