What will it take for the hospitality sector to embrace the Internet of Things?

By Artyom Astafurov

After his highly acclaimed presentation at JavaOne, Artyom Astafurov, Chief Innovation Officer at DataArt, and his colleague Greg Abbott, SVP of Travel & Hospitality, teamed up to discuss the state of affairs with M2M technologies in the hospitality sector.

"With solutions like DeviceHive, travel vendors and small chains are open to developing client applications using HTML5/JavaScript, iOS and Android libraries and integrate them with embedded devices via cloud, without scrambling with complicated infrastructure. Hospitality technology vendors are ready to use smart devices to improve guest experience – they just need a little help getting started. By uniting the industry with open software and taking out the need for extensive back end infrastructure build, the industry can quickly release new M2M solutions, create higher ease of use for consumers and enhance experiences for all levels of travelers."

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