SOURCE: NewspaperDirect Inc.
May 17, 2007 06:00 ET
NewspaperDirect Integrates World's Largest Online Newspaper Kiosk With Swisscom's Latest In-Room Guest Hospitality System
NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 17, 2007 --NewspaperDirect, the world leader in
out-of-market digital newspaper distribution, announced that
PressDisplay.com, the world's largest online newspaper kiosk, is now
available through Room 2.0, Swisscom's latest Hospitality Internet service.
Room 2.0 has been designed to allow travellers staying at over 2,300
Swisscom-serviced hotels in Europe and North America to always keep in
touch with home and office, be more productive, explore the city they're at
and enjoy a little "home away from home" through instant access to their
favorite newspapers or radio stations -- all through Swisscom's broadband
Internet access available in the guest room.
Full digital replicas of hundreds of the worlds leading newspapers are
part of the new guest room offering designed by Swisscom. Some of the many
newspapers available through Room 2.0 include The Wall Street Journal Asia,
The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, USA
Today, The Daily Telegraph, Le Figaro, The National Post, The Globe and
Mail, The Australian, Handelsblatt, The Times of India and The Jerusalem
"For years, we have been serving the hospitality industry worldwide by
providing Print-on-Demand newspaper services to hotels that are looking for
innovative ways to keep their guests returning again and again," said
Alexander Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. "We see our PressDisplay
service as an integral component of Swisscom's mission to integrate the key
information and communication services that will allow hoteliers to build
loyalty with business travellers."
"The PressDisplay electronic newspaper service is an ideal addition to Room
2.0 because it creates a 'living room' experience where guests can put up
their feet and enjoy their favorite publications without ever leaving their
hotel room," said Christian Petit, CEO of Swisscom Hospitality Services.
"With hundreds of same-day editions available in the system, there is
little doubt this will be a very welcome service offering for all of our
Room 2.0 is offered to Swisscom's partner hotels free of charge. Presently
available in 16 pilot locations in Amsterdam and The Hague, the new service
will be successively deployed in Swisscom's partner hotels that will use
Room 2.0 to differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market.
About Swisscom Hospitality Services
Swisscom operates a broadband Internet access network in its partner hotels
across Europe and North America, spanning more than 2,300 active properties
and encompassing 200,000 hotel rooms. Additionally, the company supports
close to 10,000 events annually on a global basis. This makes Swisscom a
leading provider of broadband Internet-based services to the hospitality
industry: Swisscom services are available in well-known hotel chains such
as Hyatt, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Intercontinental, Marriott, and NH. On the
PressDisplay.com is the largest online newspaper kiosk in the world, where
users gain instant access to hundreds of publications, often before they
hit the newsstands. PressDisplay.com enhances the newspaper reading
experience with easy-to-use navigation tools and powerful search,
monitoring, translation, audio and sharing functionality. On the web:
About NewspaperDirect Inc.
Founded in 1999, NewspaperDirect is the world leader in digital delivery
and local printing of same-day newspapers. NewspaperDirect offers hundreds
of international titles through a network of more than 1,200 print
locations in 90 countries, delivering them to hotels, airlines, libraries,
cruise ships, offices, retail outlets, homes and Web browsers everywhere.
As a Microsoft Premium Partner, NewspaperDirect develops content
applications for Tablet PCs and Ultra-Mobile PCs.
On the web: www.newspaperdirect.com,