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Thing5 Acquires Innflux, Expands Management of Networks to Include HSIA for Hotels

Springfield, MA – January 20, 2015 – Thing5, the trailblazer in modernizing voice services for the hospitality industry announced today the acquisition of Innflux, a leading edge guest Internet service provider to the hotel industry.

The acquisition expands Thing5’s reputation as the best source for comprehensive SaaS, managed network solutions for the hotel industry. The companies have highly complementary solutions that translate to real value for clients including best in class high speed internet access (HSIA) and network management that result in lower Total Cost of Management (TCM). Thing5’s hospitality IP phone solution and HSIA offering will allow hoteliers to modernize, upgrade and further streamline IT infrastructure in a CAPEX and OPEX friendly manner.

Innflux has over 800 HSIA deployments throughout the US and Caribbean, across all sizes and classes of hotels. As a certified Marriott GPNS provider, recent installations include Vail Marriott Mountain Resort, a 344-room luxury hotel.

“Innflux represents another key asset in our strategy to effectively manage hotels network infrastructure,” commented Bob Post, Thing5 President & CEO. “Innflux and Thing5 customers will have access to an increasingly powerful array of telephony and network products combined with 24×7 support services in an economic model that fits the hotel industry’s needs.”

Brian O’Connor, Innflux CEO, echoed Bob’s view, “On behalf of the Innflux team, we are honored and delighted to be joining forces with Thing5, creating a broader and more effective product offering for the industry.” Brian and Innflux CTO Chris Wieland will be joining the Thing5 management team.

Thing5 is the leading US-based provider of cloud-based voice and contact center services to the hospitality sector and services over 4,000 properties of the most prestigious hotel chains and travel companies including Hilton, Wyndham, Kimpton, Universal Orlando, Marriott, Best Western, Millennium, Sonesta, Extended Stay America, Red Roof Inn, La Quinta Inns & Suites and American Express Travel.