The five star The Plaza hotel in New York city has recently deployed iPads to every single one of it’s rooms and has a seriously cool iPad app running on them. The application allows the hotel visitors to do everything from turning lights on, changing the air conditioning, making restaurant reservations, ordering amenities and much more.
According to The Plaza’s general manager they had previously tried a similar system that was a touch panel but it “wasn’t sophisticated enough for what we wanted to do” and the iPad was chosen because “it is a great piece of equipment that is here to stay and won’t disappear tomorrow.”
Jump the break for a demo of the iPad app, made by Intelity, and its wide range of abilities.
Intelity's ICE Touch Premiers at The Plaza Hotel from Intelity on Vimeo.
[Via Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report]
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