Eleven and Shift4 Announce Hospitality Partnership
PORTLAND, OR and LAS VEGAS, NV, March 29, 2006 – Eleven® Wireless, a leader in on-demand software for broadband networks, and Shift4, a leading developer of financial transaction processing software and services, today announced their partnership. The companies integrated their software systems to better serve the hospitality industry.
ElevenOS is the on-demand guest broadband software solution from Eleven. DOLLARS ON THE NET® is the real-time electronic payment gateway system from Shift4. Both are now tightly integrated to allow hotel properties using ElevenOS to accept credit cards for service through the payment gateway from Shift4.
This is an important partnership for both companies. More and more hotels are deploying guest broadband networks. Increasingly, these hotels want to add the ability for customers to pay for connectivity directly with a credit card as an alternative to the conventional bill-to-room approach. Even hotels that offer complimentary Internet access to guests need a system to charge non-guests for access. This partnership demonstrates Eleven’s and Shift4’s focus on adding value to hotel properties and brands. A large number of corporate-owned and -managed Hilton hotels already use the integrated systems.
“This partnership represents two companies with proven track records in the hotel industry coming together for a common goal – our customers,” said Eric Hoke, director of business development for Shift4. “By combining the power of ElevenOS and DOLLARS ON THE NET we can offer hotels an unparalleled broadband experience and payment options.”
“Shift4’s experience in processing transactions really sets them apart from the competition, especially in hospitality,” said Andrew Yorra, vice president of business development for Eleven. “Boasting some of the largest hoteliers in the world as customers, Shift4 will help us extend our customer reach as well as providing additional value to their customers.”
Eleven is a leader in on-demand software for broadband networks. ElevenOS enables the central management of all aspects of guest broadband networks. ElevenBC allows hotels to deploy an elegant, all-in-one business center computer solution. The company’s software is used in many of the leading hotel properties throughout the United States and Central America. Eleven is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit www.elevenwireless.com or call 503.222.4321.
About Shift4 Corporation
Shift4, a leading developer of secure financial transaction processing software and services, provides web-based, real-time enterprise payment solutions for leaders in the hospitality, retail, foodservices, auto rental and e-commerce markets. Through connectivity to most major processors, DOLLARS ON THE NET provides both high speed and low cost authorizations and settlements for credit, debit, check, private label and gift card transactions. DOLLARS ON THE NET also includes the ability to access, review and edit transactions prior to settlement, as well as a searchable, 24-month archive of transactions for reporting and charge back defense. For more information contact Shift4 at (702) 597-2480 or visit Shift4 online at www.shift4.com.