Month: September 2014

SurferQuest.com goes live after total redesign

SurferQuest, known for more than a decade as the leader in hotel business center applications, has recently undergone a total site redesign and is now live!

The new site offers better usability, is mobile compatible, and is now connected with various networking apps such as WordPress, Google + and Twitter. By browsing to http://www.surferquest.com, visitors will have access to a complete listing of all SQ applications and prices, newly released apps, company and industry announcements, business opportunities and product demos. Clients of SurferQuest will be able to open support tickets through the new site and access their individual client accounts with virtual headquarters.

The newly launched site is in my personal favorite colors, and provides prospects and clients alike with all of the tools needed to build and scope a unique business center project. Outside of business center apps, SurferQuest is quickly gaining notice as a reliable digital signage app source.

As always, SurferQuest prides itself mostly on customer service and the individual attention given to each account. Our customers are the company. Contact SQ today for more info on new products, and digital signage solutions.

Newly Released Interactive Guest App

Providing guests with in demand amenities and services is what sets a hotel apart from the rest. Being the leader in accommodations, guest comfort, and serving needs is what makes a hotel stay memorable, and keeps guests returning.

Keeping current with technology trends is an increasing necessity. Digital signage and interactive apps are rapidly growing in popularity and availability. But how do you know what to choose? What is most user friendly? What will be most beneficial to your guests and budget?

With these questions in mind, SurferQuest has developed and released an interactive app for hotels. SQ Link provides guests with a direct portal to local entertainment, dining, events, weather, news, transportation and flight status. By the touch of a button guests can bring up restaurants and make reservations, transportation and request a cab or purchase a bus ticket, or access local venues and buy tickets for events. In addition to these features SQ Link is fully customizable with any logos or graphics, to meet brand standards.

Outside of customizing the interface, features can also be added or removed. Provide boarding pass printing or basic internet access directly at the portal.

Should your guests need help finding their way, SQ Link also offers an interactive map of the area that will provide direct paths upon request and text directions.

In my personal opinion, every hotel should have this app. And at such a low cost, there is no reason not to!

Business Center Software: Why every hotel needs this solution

In 2001 SurferQuest was developed to meet the needs of frustrated Hotel managers, who were devoting valuable time and money into maintaining their business center computers. In this age of technology and social media and staying ever connected, hotels are now expected to have computers readily available for guest use. Mostly all hotels meet this need and provide computers, but few protect that investment with any more than a simple anti-virus.

Looking at this from a financial stand point, a hotel can expect to invest between $1200 – $4500 for one machine. This is not including the cost for a printer and printing supplies, or additional machines and software such as Microsoft office. This cost also does not include the amount that is expended every month on IT staff to maintain those machines.

With any substantial purchase, it is necessary to insure and protect your investment. Purchasing SurferQuest for the low cost of $149 per year not only insures that your machines stay protected and operational, but also removes the need for IT staff to maintain the machines. The cost saved here alone can be tremendous. SQ Machines do not require a manned business center environment. SQ is able to protect your machines by performing a restore after each session, and removing any user content including viruses and downloads.

Outside of computer protection, SurferQuest enables you to charge for usage and printing if desired, prevent browsing to objectionable sites, brand and customize the interface and provide boarding pass printing.

At such a low price, SurferQuest is the best insurance you could have for your machines. Contact me for a free trial – Amanda 814-342-3120