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LodgeNet Awarded U.S. Patent on Time-Shifting Technology
Monday, November 12, 2007
Patent Covers Technology that Enables Headend-Based DVR/Time-Shifted Program Functionality
Sioux Falls, SD -- LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation today announced it has been awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering technology that enables time-shifting capabilities.
"This patent demonstrates LodgeNet's commitment to developing in-room entertainment technology that is as good as, or better than, what is found in consumers' homes," said David M. Bankers, Senior Vice President Product & Technology Development at LodgeNet. "With the largest engineering team dedicated to guest-based technology, we continue to invest in the development of industry leading technologies to enhance our service offerings."
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded United States Patent No. 7,272,844 to LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation. The USPTO awards patents after an examination of the patent application and other material to establish that the invention is useful, new and non-obvious. Patent ownership grants specific rights to the patent owner.
LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity services designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other visitor and guest-based businesses. LodgeNet serves more than 1.9 million hotel rooms representing 9,300 hotel properties worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. LodgeNet's services include on demand movies, games, television programming, music and information, along with subscription sports programming and high-speed Internet access. LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, On Command and StayOnline. LodgeNet is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit http://www.lodgenet.com.
LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, On Command, and StayOnline are trademarks or registered trademarks of LodgeNet Entertainment Corporation.
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