Evolve Controls introduces new guest-facing technology

The Evolve guest interface is designed to increase efficiencies for both guests and staff. Photo credit: Evolve Controls

Evolve Controls launched the Evolve guest interface, a new guest-facing technology. The eGI is a Windows/Intel-based gateway device that includes a simple and intuitive touchscreen user interface, allowing guests to control in-room climate, lighting, shading and drapery, as well as other functions to increase efficiencies for both guests and staff.

“Our customers have been asking for a sleeker design and less devices, and we've responded with the world's first gateway computer with a modern touchscreen interface, placing the power in the guests' hands,” Evolve Controls CEO Kristin Miller said in a statement. “[The] eGI is a breakthrough in addressing the rising demand for innovative technology, including must-haves for future-proof application integration.”

The eGI will provide hotels with:

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  • Minimalist design: The eGI takes advantage of the concept of minimalist design by consolidating devices at a level in terms of typical room-controls solutions.
  • Advanced security: State of the art security measures, including over-the-air seamless security updates protect and respect guests’ privacy.
  • Enhanced guest experience: An improved guest experience offering a thoughtful application of high-tech and hotel customization with branding and room configurations.
  • Operational efficiency: Increased operational efficiency with wireless, cloud-based in-room controls technology.

“Guests want the same smart technology they use at home in their hotel rooms,” said Peg McGregor, CEO of Technovation Solutions, an innovation center focused on customer experience in hospitality. “Hotels want minimalistic design, ease of use, installation and maintenance. The eGI is a game changer for both worlds, enabling the guest to operate room controls with the touch of a button, while providing the hotel with a seamless implementation, minimalist design, security, and the ability to incorporate branding elements and future applications.”

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