Aachen, 11. Juli 2024 – TASCAN Systems GmbH, well-known for its expertise in conference and presentation systems, media technology, and network technologies, will now operate under the name m3connectmedia GmbH. As a subsidiary of m3connect GmbH, this rebranding marks a significant step in its strategic development and strengthens integration within the m3connect group of companies.

With over 30 years of experience, TASCAN Systems has been a leading technology integrator serving customers across Europe, particularly in the hospitality sector, residential and care facilities, clinics, as well as educational and conference centers.

The acquisition by m3connect was announced in the middle of last year, driven by extensive overlaps between m3connect and TASCAN Systems, particularly in the hotel industry. m3connect has been able to leverage TASCAN Systems’ long-standing expertise in the sectors it serves.

Looking ahead, m3connect and m3connectmedia will operate as distinct entities: m3connect will continue to lead in network solutions and expand its services in this domain. Conversely, m3connectmedia will focus on innovative media solutions such as Inroom TV, Digital Signage, and customized conference solutions. This clear specialization in network and media solutions allows both units to concentrate fully on their respective core competencies, ensuring transparent services and optimal customer support.

“Our commitment is not only a clear commitment but also an expression of our passion and conviction. We are actively driving continuous improvement of our offerings and are on the verge of exciting product launches. With targeted investments in advancing our portfolio, we are determined to establish leadership in the field of media solutions. Together with our customers, we are continuing to write our success story,” said Emilio Dragas, Managing Director of m3connect GmbH.

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In our latest video case study, we are excited to showcase our collaboration with AccorInvest on the “Shaheen” project, which is revolutionizing the hospitality industry in terms of efficiency and sustainability. At the heart of our partnership lies the creation of a unified network infrastructure, paving the way for new cloud-based services and ensuring a faster and more reliable system across the entire AccorInvest network. With the harmonization of all systems worldwide at AccorInvest, m3connect is streamlining operations and facilitating the migration of all physical servers to the cloud, resulting in significant energy savings.

Ahmed Disokey, VP of Hotel Technology at AccorInvest, highlights the significance of our joint project: “There is no limits anymore. With Shaheen, we now have a project that gives this variety of innovation and efficiency for our hotels. And more to come, it’s just a start for thinking about tomorrow.”

We’re proud to play a role in AccorInvest’s digital transformation and thrilled to present our video case study on our joint project for the first time. In it, we provide insights into our partnership and demonstrate how ambitious goals in digital transformation and sustainability can be successfully achieved through tailored technology.

 

The International Hotel Technology Forum (IHTF) will open its doors in Barcelona from April 16th to 18th!The IHTF stands as a renowned hub for innovations in hotel technology, offering an unparalleled opportunity for hoteliers and innovators to connect and exchange ideas.

Our team from m3connect will also be on-site, looking forward to engaging discussions and exploring the latest challenges and opportunities in hotel technology. With over six locations worldwide, including Aachen, Sibenik, and the United Arab Emirates, we are well-equipped to support you as a partner with international expertise.

We specialize in various areas, including:

  • IT Networking: Our holistic approach ensures a tailored network solution from conception to implementation. We develop a concept tailored to your needs and handle all aspects, from setup to ongoing operations, achieving maximum efficiency and significant cost savings.
  • Technical Equipment: From suitable hardware to routers, access points, and cutting-edge TV systems, we leverage innovative technologies to develop customized solutions. Our goal is to enhance the guest experience in your hotel and streamline operational processes.
  • Cloudification and Virtualization: To ensure a secure connection to cloud applications within the network, we seamlessly integrate existing cloud applications and offer flexible and scalable solutions. Additionally, we provide the option to virtualize your applications in our own data centers.
  • Implementation of Unified IT Standards: By introducing unified IT standards into your network structure, we enhance the performance of your operations and enable efficient management and maintenance. These standards ensure consistency throughout your network concept and structure, facilitating systematic workflows and contributing to resource and cost savings.
  • Process Standardization: We are your partner in optimizing hotel processes. Our expertise includes tailored consultancy for developing suitable standards tailored to your hotel’s needs. Together, we define appropriate measures and effectively implement them across all your locations, ensuring smooth operation and long-term success.
  • Our All-in-One Solution for Guest Experience: With our specially developed solution, conn4, designed for the hotel industry, you can conveniently manage information, communication, entertainment, and marketing solutions through the conn4 dashboard. Conn4 offers a variety of services to enhance the guest experience, including guest Wi-Fi, the Guest Infotainment System, VoIP, and Digital Signage solutions. Marketing campaigns can be effortlessly created and played on all hotel-owned devices and guest devices using the integrated Content Management System (CMS).

With our expertise and extensive experience in the hotel industry, including renowned brands such as AccorInvest, B&B Hotels, Motel One, and many more, we offer tailored solutions precisely suited to the individual needs of each hotel.

We look forward to engaging with you at the IHTF, showcasing some of our successful case studies to inspire your own business and demonstrate how you can adapt your hotel to the latest trends and future-proof it.

We are excited about the opportunity for a personal conversation with you!

From February 26th to February 29th, Barcelona once again takes center stage as the host of the Mobile World Congress, one of the largest and most significant mobile telecommunications expos worldwide. The congress encompasses a broad spectrum of exciting topics within the mobile communication domain, providing an opportunity to discover the latest technologies and trends and to stay informed about current developments. Our Cellular Solutions Team will also be on-site, gaining comprehensive insights and engaging in discussions about the current trends in the mobile telecommunications market.

Our current focal points, such as private 5G networks, campus networks, Industry 4.0, virtualization, Industrial IoT (IIoT), cloud, and edge computing, play a pivotal role in shaping the future landscape of the mobile telecommunications industry. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation enables us to provide our customers with cutting-edge solutions.

Our team looks forward to engaging in inspiring conversations at the MWC and incorporating the gained insights into the development of professional solutions for our customers.

Intergastra, Germany’s largest hotel and gastronomy trade fair, takes place every two years. In February it’s finally time again! We are very proud to be participating in the trade fair for the first time this year as a Preferred Partner at the joint booth of the German Hotel Association (IHA) e.V. .
From February 3 to February 7 2024, we will be presenting our solutions for a future-proof IT infrastructure, guest WiFi, digital signage, in-room TV and conference systems at booth 4D36.4 in hall 4 of Messe Stuttgart. 

 In terms of exhibition space and the number of exhibitors, Intergastra is now the largest industry meeting place in the German-speaking world. The variety of focal points, including services & IT, offers trade visitors an excellent platform to explore industry-relevant trends and innovations. In addition to the exhibition, visitors can look forward to an extensive programme of presentations and discussions. These offer valuable insights and suggestions for the future of the hotel and gastronomy industry.  

As an IHA member, you will receive a discount code here after logging in, which reduces the ticket price by 50%.  

Our team is looking forward to participating at Intergastra 2024 and to talking to many other industry experts. 

After the Motel One Group successfully established its new lifestyle brand, “The Cloud One Hotels,” as the first German hotel group in the USA, the opening of The Cloud One Hamburg-Kontorhaus marks another significant milestone. Our warmest congratulations on this success! We are proud that Motel One once again entrusted us with their IT planning expertise, allowing us to contribute to the development of this location.

For The Cloud One Hamburg-Kontorhaus, we have provided high-speed internet connections and expanded the Wi-Fi coverage comprehensively. Additionally, we have installed TVs in all 457 rooms, equipped with our customized TV portal in the corporate design of The Cloud One Hotels. The seamless use of both Wi-Fi and the TV portal is facilitated through our platform “conn4.” This ensures a stay with top-notch Wi-Fi connectivity and a diverse selection of entertainment options through the in-room TVs. Simultaneously, we have developed a network concept to ensure the highest data security. By building redundancies in critical components and implementing a backup solution, we have taken additional security measures to guarantee the stability and integrity of the system.

The Motel One Group has already achieved impressive successes with its expansion into the USA, and the opening of The Cloud One Hamburg-Kontorhaus in January is another reason for pride. The longstanding partnership and trusting collaboration mean a lot to us. We wish a successful opening and look forward to continuing to accompany and support the Motel One Group on their journey.

 

 

© The Cloud One Hotels

As part of a three-year research project between 2019 and 2022, m3connect worked in collaboration with three partner companies from Bavaria and supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy to explore the applications of an intelligent factory in the logistics sector. Within this project, cooperation with BMW AG involved conducting tests on a novel sorting robot in the field of innovation logistics. The goal was to connect the robot’s sensors and control hardware to a remote computing unit via a private 5G mobile network. The analysis of sensor data and the computation of resulting actions were shifted from the robot to the edge and the cloud.

“When computing occurs in the edge or cloud infrastructure, connected via 5G, our partners can drive faster development cycles. It’s no longer necessary to update hardware directly on the robot in order to test new software elements. Different development phases can be tested immediately and in parallel within the virtual environments of the data centers,” says Justin Eichenlaub, Head of Cellular Solutions at m3connect.

Most of the various sensors and actuators, such as robot controllers or laser scanners, were integrated into the 5G network after a short period. Only the 3D camera, which provides additional depth information, was connected via a proprietary service designed for processing in local networks. Eventually, with the help of a network tunnel environment provided by m3connect, this hardware was also connected via the 5G network.

m3connect’s mobile 5G system is extremely compact and ideally suited for developing and testing innovative concepts around private mobile networks at customers’ and partners’ sites. It can be transported in a conventional carry-on suitcase and set up for operation within just a few minutes.

5G in a trolley

© m3connect

 

About m3connect:

From Wi-Fi pioneer to market leader. Since 2001, m3connect has evolved into one of the largest wireless service providers in Europe, with offices in Aachen, Karlsruhe, Munich, San Francisco, Sibenik (Croatia), and the United Arab Emirates. Globally, m3connect serves roughly 13,000 locations for its customers in over 23 countries and, as a visionary in cloud technologies for more than 20 years, continues to expand its in-house platform. As a technology leader, m3connect provides wireless, best-in-class internet connectivity with flexible design. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies like WLAN, private LTE, and 5G, m3connect creates innovative software solutions such as SD-WAN and various digital applications. Its range of services includes digital signage, guest infotainment systems, VoIP, VoD, and location-based services. m3connect is also a platform developer and integrates its solutions into the existing processes of its customers.

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m3connect GmbH
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52064 Aachen
E-Mail e.iljazovic@m3connect.de

As the year comes to a close, we would like to thank our valued customers, partners, and employees for their invaluable collaboration and another successful year.

We look forward to continuing our journey together and wish everyone a restful holiday season and a successful start to a healthy and happy 2024.

m3connect, a technology leader and one of the largest wireless internet service providers in Europe, is pleased to announce the strengthening of its partnership with Crystal Networks. This collaboration aims to expand the presence and services of both companies in key regions of the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

Since its expansion into Saudi Arabia in 2006 and entry into the Egyptian market in 2016, Crystal Networks has built an impressive success story as a provider of IT infrastructure and communication solutions in the region. Crystal Networks offers technical consultation, installation, and maintenance for clients across various industries in need of secure, reliable, and advanced networking solutions.

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership that holds immense promise for both our organizations, fostering innovation, synergy, and delivering unparalleled value to our customers”, CEO, Crystal Networks.

The longstanding and successful collaboration between m3connect and Crystal Networks forms the foundation of this partnership. This cooperation also enables m3connect to offer tailored state-of-the-art technology solutions for major hotel chains in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Moreover, it opens new avenues for specific services that meet the needs of the hospitality industry in the Middle East.

Jeroen Wisse, specialist in hotel chain network infrastructure and Managing Director of m3connect’s branch in the United Arab Emirates, emphasizes: “The intensification of the partnership with Crystal Networks represents a milestone for us to strengthen our presence in the Middle East, especially in Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and makes our innovative solutions accessible to a wider market. This allows us to be even closer to our customers and further enhance on-site customer and project support.”

About m3connect:

From Wi-Fi pioneer to market leader. Since 2001, m3connect has evolved into one of the largest wireless service providers in Europe, with offices in Aachen, Karlsruhe, Munich, San Francisco, Sibenik (Croatia), and the United Arab Emirates. Globally, m3connect serves roughly 13,000 locations for its customers in over 23 countries and, as a visionary in cloud technologies for more than 20 years, continues to expand its in-house platform. As a technology leader, m3connect provides wireless, best-in-class internet connectivity with flexible design. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies like WLAN, private LTE, and 5G, m3connect creates innovative software solutions such as SD-WAN and various digital applications. Its range of services includes digital signage, guest infotainment systems, VoIP, VoD, and location-based services. m3connect is also a platform developer and integrates its solutions into the existing processes of its customers.

About Crystal Networks:

Crystal Networks is a dynamic information technology system integrator that has been serving customers from various business sectors since 2005.

The company was imagined by a group of technology enthusiasts with a vision to transform IT solutions into business enablers.

With a spread across the levant and gulf territory, Crystal Networks continues to introduce innovative solutions and services to its clients allowing them to sustain in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) era.

 

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Marketing & Communications Manager
m3connect GmbH
Pascalstraße 18
52064 Aachen
E-Mail e.iljazovic@m3connect.de

m3connect, a leading provider of wireless connectivity, recently reached an impressive milestone. The company installed a private 5G network and carried out a comprehensive test measurement for one day in an open-cast mine belonging to Nivelsteiner Sandwerke and Sandsteinbrüche GmbH in Herzogenrath. This study was commissioned by the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) at RWTH Aachen University and aims to evaluate the suitability of a Private 5G Network for the wireless connectivity of open-pit mines. The knowledge gained will serve as a basis for the upcoming integration of self-driving and emission-free tipper trucks with electric motors as part of the “ELMAR” research project.

The results of this site survey open up new horizons for the mining industry. The use of a reliable and powerful private 5G network enables area-wide wireless connectivity, even under the most demanding conditions of raw material extraction. This not only opens up the possibility of efficient control and monitoring of self-propelled dump trucks, but also offers enormous potential for the digitalization of work and safety processes, as well as productivity optimization.

The “ELMAR” research project at RWTH Aachen University is on a clear path to shaping the future of sustainable mining. The integration of zero-emission dump trucks marks a significant step towards an environmentally friendly and efficient mining industry. The successful 5G site survey in Reallabor Nivelstein is a decisive step forward on this journey.

m3connect and the AMT are confident that the findings of this survey will serve as the basis for the implementation of a Private 5G Network in resource extraction. This will revolutionize efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the mining industry while paving the way for future innovation.

 

© m3connect

© m3connect

 

About m3connect  

From Wi-Fi pioneer to market leader. Since 2001, m3connect has evolved into one of the largest Wireless Service Providers in Europe, with offices in Aachen, Karlsruhe, Munich, San Francisco, Sibenik (Croatia), and the United Arab Emirates. Globally, m3connect serves roughly 13,000 locations for its customers in over 23 countries and, as a visionary in cloud technologies for more than 20 years, continues to expand its in-house platform. As a technology leader, m3connect provides wireless, best-in-class internet connectivity with flexible design. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies like WLAN, private LTE, and 5G, m3connect creates innovative software solutions such as SD-WAN and various digital applications. Its range of services includes digital signage, guest infotainment systems, VoIP, VoD, and location-based services. m3connect is also a platform developer and integrates its solutions into the existing processes of its customers.

Please send a courtesy copy or link to publications to:

Pressekontakt m3connect
Emina Iljazovic
Marketing & Communications Manager
m3connect GmbH
Pascalstraße 18
52064 Aachen
E-Mail e.iljazovic@m3connect.de