Leonardo’s Central Content Management System to Provide Xn protel Systems with a Seamless Solution to Manage Visual Content Across all Applications
Toronto, CANADA and United Kingdom – August 9th, 2016 – Leonardo Worldwide’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) and image distribution technology has been adopted by Xn protel Systems, a global provider of a range of business-critical applications for the hotel sector.
This new agreement solves a significant challenge for customers of Xn’s globalRES and the new xmsEnterprise Central Reservation Systems who currently manage visual content across multiple disparate systems for distribution to proprietary systems, third-party technology vendors and travel websites.
Leonardo’s technology will provide Xn protel Systems with a seamless, efficient solution to source and manage visual content across multiple applications for online marketing efforts, reducing the amount of work, overhead cost and synchronization errors that occur when marketers in the travel sector are required to manage media in multiple systems.
“We chose Leonardo’s technology because it meets all of our hotel image management and distribution needs today and for the future. It’s robust, scalable and also low cost. There’s no other solution like it today that is tailored exactly to travel technology providers like us. We anticipate a long and successful relationship with Leonardo,” says Ken Fisher, Chief Technology Officer, Xn protel Systems.
Single Content Management System
Xn will be subscribing to Leonardo’s VScape CRS and will be integrating this technology for the storage, processing, hosting and servicing of visual content through seamless connectivity to Xn globalRES Central Reservation System.
This will be done initially through a Single Sign-On integration in the CRS with a provision for the future capability of Leonardo’s MediaConnect, a bi-directional API that adheres to OTA standards, which will allow for the seamless flow of content and its associated bindings (room type codes, etc.) between the two systems. This will provide users of the xmsEnterprise / Xn globalRES and VScape Digital Asset Management System with a seamless, integrated and simplified solution to manage visual content in the CRS, IBE and associated applications.
Expanded Connectivity and Distribution Capabilities
Under this new agreement, Xn will also subscribe to VScape Standard for hotels that are members of Xn-owned chain codes (XN and QH). This will enable these hotels to increase the quality and quantity of visual content they can manage for distribution to third-party travel websites in Leonardo’s VNetwork. These hotels will be able to access VScape through Xn’s CRS products and load high quality images directly to VScape for distribution to travel websites in Leonardo’s VNetwork.
“There’s a growing need among travel technology vendors for a solution that enables them to distribute hotel images for their chain customers and also adds robust, travel industry specific digital asset management features to their CRS platforms. We launched VScape Standard CRS in response. We’re confident that our technology will meet Xn protel Systems needs now and in the future,” says John McAuliffe, President, Leonardo Worldwide.
Leonardo Worldwide Corporation is a technology company serving the global hospitality industry. Leonardo provides e-marketers at hotel brands, management companies, hotel properties and travel websites with technology solutions that help them better reach, engage, convert and satisfy travel shoppers.
Leonardo’s core products include Vizlly, a cloud-based Multi-Channel Digital Marketing System that makes it easy for hotel, inns, Bed and Breakfasts and vacation rental owner to create and publish websites, mobile websites, social media apps and digital brochures for third party travel websites; VScape® Digital Asset Management System, an enterprise-level digital asset management and distribution tool that helps hotel chains better source, manage, organize, store, and publish media assets to direct and indirect online travel channels; and MediaConnect, advanced connectivity for travel websites to access the industry’s definitive source of normalized hotel certified visual content.
Key to all products is Leonardo’s extensive connectivity. Using Leonardo’s VNetwork, the largest travel website network in the global hospitality industry including GDSs, Meta Search sites, OTAs and more, hoteliers can publish their content and stories to millions of travel shoppers all over the world on the channels, devices and platforms they use to shop for hotels online.
For more information about Leonardo, visit www.leonardo.com.
About Xn protel Systems
Xn protel Systems strives to be the technology partner of choice for hotel chains and independent hotels on a global basis. Delivering service through technology is both our customer commitment and our strategic focus.
For more information about Xn protel Systems, visit www.xnprotel.com