Angie Hospitality has completed its acquisition
of Roxy, a competing provider of speech-enabled virtual assistant
technology for the hospitality industry.
As part of the agreement, Angie Hospitality will
assume management and support of all existing Roxy installations
and customers worldwide.
"Both Roxy and Angie Hospitality
have shared a founding principle of providing hoteliers with
innovative solutions needed to keep pace with the rapid
technological advancements taking place in consumers' homes, but
taking it even further by tailoring experiences that meet the
unique needs of the hotel environment," said Ted Helvey, CEO of
Angie Hospitality. "The best part about this
acquisition is that nothing changes for current Roxy customers.
Properties equipped with Roxy devices can rest assured that they
can rely on the full resources and expertise of Angie Hospitality
during this transition."
Under Angie's ownership, hotels
with Roxy installations can continue using the same hardware and
software. In addition to current capabilities.
"We are very happy
that Roxy has found a new home with Angie and a team that is
prepared to service and support our customers as well as
continuing to build the Roxy technology we've created," said Cam
Urban, former CEO of Roxy. "Angie shares Roxy's vision of
developing purpose-built voice solutions for hotels, and we
believe they will be a great organization to continue developing
the Roxy product in a positive direction."
specifically for the hospitality environment, Angie is recognized
as a comprehensive solution built to streamline hotel operations.
The modular platform allows it to serve as a
complete stand-alone system or, through seamless integration with
leading hotel technology system providers, the solution offers a
variety of configurations to replace the guest room telephone, and include room automation features, energy management and more.
addition to its Wi-Fi, touch screen and natural voice recognition
capabilities, Angie also allows guests to play their own music
through built-in Bluetooth speakers, make hands-free calls, access
hotel amenities and information, and charge devices.
Based on an
enterprise-class, cloud-managed platform with scalable architecture,
Angie has the ability to self-configure for each property and room
as soon as the device is plugged in.
Details of the acquisition have not been