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TeleMatrix to Provide Euro Series Guestroom Telephones to Hilton International Properties Worldwide.

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TeleMatrix Inc., a leading provider of telecommunications products and services for the hospitality industry, Wednesday announced that it has entered into an agreement to provide its Euro Series guestroom telephones to Hilton International properties worldwide.

Under the terms of the agreement, TeleMatrix is the exclusive guestroom telephone supplier for all Hilton International properties in the United Kingdom and one of two preferred suppliers in all other regions.

Nigel Underwood, senior vice president of information technology for Hilton International, said, "We selected TeleMatrix and its Euro Series guestroom telephones for four major reasons: the Euro Series styling is aesthetically pleasing, the telephones are software driven and can be programmed quickly to work with any PBX brand, the pricing is competitive, and TeleMatrix has demonstrated a strong desire to partner with us and go the extra distance to meet our requirements."

Hilton International plans to install a mixture of single- and two-line Euro Series models worldwide in both new properties and properties undergoing renovation.

The first site to complete installation of the Euro Series phones will be the Hilton London Metropole, which is undergoing a (pound)100 million expansion that includes an additional 364 guestrooms and extensive conference and banqueting facilities. Upon completion later this year, the Hilton London Metropole will boast 1,074 guestrooms and be one of the largest conference hotels in Europe.

The London Metropole installation will be closely followed by the Hilton London Paddington, which has a planned opening early in 2001. Plans also include the upgrade all guest handsets at the Five-Star Caledonian Hilton in Edinburgh, acquired by Hilton earlier this year. Details of other installations were undisclosed at the time of this release.

"We worked very hard to win this deal and have positioned resources to provide the manufacturing and service levels an industry giant like Hilton International requires," said Jose Quiros, vice president of sales and business development for TeleMatrix. "This relationship is on track to prove extremely beneficial for both TeleMatrix and Hilton."

TeleMatrix is the only U.S. vendor that holds current European TBR and BABT approvals. While other manufacturers need to maintain different versions of their telephones for different countries around the world, TeleMatrix offers telephones that are compatible worldwide.

The Euro2 telephone, the first model in TeleMatrix's Euro Series line, boasts patent pending CPU-driven technology and brand new casing. Additionally, the Euro2 does not require batteries, so hotels can realize substantial savings by eliminating the parts and labor associated with battery replacement.

About Hilton International

Hilton International, a subsidiary of Hilton Group plc, is a name synonymous with the best in world-class hotel keeping. Every year, its hotels welcome over eight million guests to 220 city centre, airport and resort hotels in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Hilton International and Hilton Hotels Corp., who own the brand name in the United States, have a worldwide alliance to market Hilton, the world's best-known hotel brand. Collectively offering over 2,000 hotels in over 50 countries worldwide, both companies are recognized as leaders in the hospitality industry.

About TeleMatrix

TeleMatrix, based in Colorado Springs, is a leading provider of telecommunications products specializing in guestroom telephones for the lodging industry. With over 1 million units installed, TeleMatrix's Marquis telephones are utilized by many major hotel chains and independents -- more than 10,000 customers -- throughout the world.

TeleMatrix was the first to introduce a cordless telephone designed specifically for hotel guestrooms and offers services such as custom faceplate printing, factory preprogramming and LED modifications, as well as a unique PriorityCare service program.

In addition to telephones for the lodging industry, TeleMatrix provides the Spectrum line of full-featured business telephones and the Signature line of residential telephones, as well as contract electronic engineering and manufacturing services.

For more information on TeleMatrix products and services, call the company's headquarters at 800/462-9446 or +1 719-638-8821, or visit
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