Hotel Online  Special Report

Onity’s SensorStat® 2000x Geared to Help
All Segments Save on Energy Costs
Now, budget as well as luxury hotels can reduce energy usage as much as 30 percent with adaptable new electronic solution 

ATLANTA — JAN. 18, 2004 — Onity / Senercomm® is introducing yet another electronic solution to help hoteliers reduce guestroom energy waste—and thus reduce operating costs—while at the same time enhancing guestroom comfort levels.

According to Pascal Metivier, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing for Onity, the new SensorStat® 2000x product release will allow even small and mid-size hotel properties and those with older PTAC (packaged terminal air conditioners) the opportunity to install a state-of-the-art, technically advanced energy-management solution in their guestrooms.

“What is unique about the SensorStat® 2000x is that it can be adapted to older PTAC units,” Metivier said. “Before the advent of this new technology, the old PTAC units could not interface with modern energy-management systems. The SensorStat® 2000x eliminates that problem.”

The SensorStat® 2000x energy-management unit is designed to reduce energy waste in hotel guestrooms by automatically setting HVAC temperatures to an energy-saving level—or setback—when a guest leaves his or her room. Even more unique is a feature that enables the SensorStat® 2000x to automatically set guestroom temperature to an even more energy- and cost-saving level in guestrooms that are unoccupied for an extended period of time.

“We're extremely excited about the release of the new SensorStat® 2000x,” he said. “Part of what sets this new product apart from other solutions is that its affordability and rapid return-on-investment will enable even small budget hotels to reap the benefits of a top-quality, state-of-the-art energy management solution—an advantage formerly available mostly to higher-end properties with higher cash flow.”
 
This is very good news for the hotel industry. Especially now, when business is down due to the stale economy, and energy prices continue to climb higher and higher, hotels must be vigilant about the high cost of energy and do everything they can to save on those costs.  

Metivier added, “This is true for all hotels, of course, but especially for those in the budget and economy segments, where cost-cutting measures are limited and cash-flow problems are magnified. The SensorStat® 2000x can now help operators of any size property reduce guestroom energy use by as much as 30 percent—and that adds up to significant savings.”

Greg Plank, President of Worldwide Travel Marketing, an Atlanta-based technology and operations consulting firm, said that what effective energy-management systems save in energy costs can pay for those systems in as little as 18 to 24 months. He said this is a key factor in making the new SensorStat® 2000x an attractive investment for all hotel operators—and, given the new product’s affordability, a truly viable investment for budget- and economy-hotel operators. Furthermore, Plank said, it’s apparent that a top-notch energy-management system is becoming more a necessity than an option. 
 
“My take on the energy picture for hotels is that it’s almost essential to have an effective guestroom energy-management system installed,” Plank said. “Not only do energy prices continue to rise, but environmental regulations are becoming more stringent—and I don’t see these trends being reversed any time soon.”
 
The SensorStat® 2000x is easy to install and very user-friendly.  Once installed, it electronically senses when a guest has left his or her room, then automatically sets the room temperature to a pre-set, energy-saving level until the guest returns—at which point, the SensorStat® 2000x returns the guestroom climate to its previous comfort level. If the guestroom remains unoccupied for more than 15 hours, the SensorStat® 2000x automatically sets the temperature to an even deeper, more cost-saving level until the room is again occupied. This feature minimizes energy costs in guestrooms that go unsold for any length of time.

“The SensorStat® product series has been the long-standing core of our energy management product offering, with a record of proven reliability and performance,” Metivier added. “We are confident the new SensorStat® 2000x will only enhance the entire product line’s reputation. Its highly competitive price makes the SensorStat® 2000x a sure bet for a quick return on investment and a new ‘best buy’ for hoteliers looking for an economical solution to energy management.”

About Onity
Onity (formerly TESA Entry Systems, Inc.), the leading global provider of electronic locking systems, offers innovative technological solutions and services for the Hospitality, Corporate, Education, Government and Marine markets. The company’s ever-expanding family of electronic solutions today includes electronic locks, related smartcard solutions, in-room safes, closed circuit television surveillance systems, and Senercomm® energy management solutions. Onity has R&D and manufacturing operations in Spain, Mexico and the U.S., as well as an extensive sales and service network that spans more than 115 countries around the globe. With innovative solutions specially designed to meet clients’ changing needs, Onity continues to provide real progress — technological advancements in facility management and maintenance for unparalleled convenience and time and cost savings. 

For more information on Senercomm products and services, contact Laura R. Acuña, at (770) 582-8103, laura.acuna@onity.biz or visit www.onity.biz

…Turning on clients to the promises of progress, and unlocking the potential of partnering the very best minds and technologies.

Contact:
Onity World Headquarters: 
Toll-free line 1-800-424-1433; p
hone 1-770-447-4105; 
e-mail: moreinfo@onity.biz

Pascal Metivier
VP Global Sales & Marketing
  Tel: +1-770- 582-8116
Pascal.Metivier@onity.biz

Asia/Pacific Office
Phone ++61-293-160900
ASPAC@onity.biz

Europe/Middle East/Africa Office
Phone ++34-943-448300
EMEA@onity.biz

Latin America Office
Phone ++55-113-0311909
LAM@onity.biz

North America Office
Phone: 1-770-935-4228
NORAM@onity.biz

www.Onity.biz

Also See: Onity’s New Guestroom Thermostat Offers Easier Path to Energy Savings / December 2003
Onity Presents New Senerlink™ Wireless Energy Management System / November 2003
Onity Previews Latest Innovation in Hotel Locking Systems at IH/M&RS / November 2003
Decatur Hotels LLC Jazzes Up Security, Energy Program, At Its New Orleans Hotels With One-Stop-Shop Solutions From Onity / June 2003
Onity Secures Position As Hospitality’s Largest Provider of Electronic Locks: 2.5 Million E-Locks Installed Worldwide / May 2003
Onity’s White Paper On ‘Back Mold and Moisture Control’ In Big Demand, Now In Second Printing / May 2003
Onity Launches 'NO GUEST - NO COST' Electronic Locks Program / May 2003
Onity Secures Position As Hospitality’s Largest Provider of Electronic Locks: 2.5 Million E-Locks Installed Worldwide / May 2003
Hotels & Resorts Minimize Mold and Mildew Damage and Related Guest & Employee Health Liabilities Through Onity’s Energy Management Systems / April 2003
Loews Hotels Installs Onity’s SensorStat® DDC II Energy Management System at the Luxurious 790-room Loews Miami Beach Hotel / March 2003
$90 Million Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Reaps Rewards of Onity’s Senercomm Solutions / Feb 2003
Cunard Line’s $800 million Queen Mary 2 to Set Sail with Onity / January 2003
Accor Soars Higher by Selecting Onity as a Preferred Supplier of Guestroom Safes Worldwide / Dec 2002
Onity’s SensorStat® Energy Management Systems Save Larger Hotels Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Every Year / Oct 2002
New Brand Onity Promises Ultimate Unity of Service Integrity and Intelligent Facility Management / Oct 2002


To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.Online Search

Home | Welcome! | Hospitality News | Classifieds | Catalogs & Pricing | Viewpoint Forum | Ideas/Trends
Please contact Hotel.Online with your comments and suggestions.