Acentic Announces Historic Partnership with Celtic Manor

By Acentic, PRNE
Monday, July 12, 2010

HD entertainment offering in advance of 2010 Ryder Cup

COLOGNE, Germany, July 13, 2010 - Acentic, a leading supplier of digital interactive TV (iTV) systems over
coaxial and IP networks for the hotel industry, announced today a new
partnership with The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

The Celtic Manor is a five star, 400-bedroom golf and spa resort built
with three championship golf courses including the new Twenty Ten Course
which will stage The 2010 Ryder Cup. Later this year, the hotel will host the
golfing world's most prestigious tournament, The Ryder Cup, where the best
European and US players will compete in match play for this coveted prize.
The Hotel is already using an Acentic Vision 400 system with traditional CRT
TVs and has been a customer of Acentic since it first opened its Resort Hotel
in 1999. In readiness for the tournament and for The Celtic Manor Wales Open,
which occurred in June, Acentic supplied Philips 32" and 37" Ultimate High
Definition (HD) LCDs with the latest generation of its Acentic Panorama
system. The hotel is the first property in the United Kingdom to use the
Panorama HD solution with the Philips LCDs over a coaxial network.

"Panorama HD over coax is unique in the market because it is the only
system that will allow guests to view multiple HD TV channels, HD movies and
hundreds of TV channels in digital quality," says Richard Robinson, CEO of
Acentic. "Furthermore, the graphical power of Panorama HD allows the hotel to
communicate its brand message directly to the guest, via the TV."

The Panorama HD system will provide the hotel's guests with an intuitive
HD digital TV system showing on the latest generation 32" and 37" Philips
LCDs. With over 500 TV and radio channels it will cater for the international
profile of clients and also provide more than 100 movie and entertainment
products for individuals or family members to use while staying at the hotel.

"The importance of linking our brand with the Ryder Cup is paramount, and
any future events we hold at the venue will act as a memory reference of the
Ryder Cup", says Russell Philips, VP of Facilities and Development at Celtic
Manor. "We are excited to be working with Acentic, our long term partner
which has delivered high quality service to the resort over many years and
which will now provide a digital entertainment system that guests of the
hotel have never seen before."

About Acentic Group

Acentic is an international provider of digital TV services to hotels.
Acentic's digital content, technology, support and services deliver
entertainment and revenue generation tools via the hotel television,
providing a unique communications system that meets the evolving lifestyles
of guests. Acentic's digital TV services are in many of the world's leading
hotel chains including Accor, Dorint, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton,
Hyatt, Maritim, Marriott, Movenpick and Starwood in more than 30 countries in
Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit

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