UniGuest to Market ICOA WebCenter 3000™ to Convention Centers, Hotels and Time-Shares
WARWICK, R.I. - December 6, 2001 - ICOA Inc. (OTCBB: ICOA) announced today that its WebCenter Technologies subsidiary, which deploys and operates an automated network of self service high speed Internet payphone kiosks (the WebCenter 3000™), signed a marketing agreement with UniGuest Corporation to extend its network to convention centers, hotels and time-shares.
In June 2001, the Company installed 63 Internet payphone kiosks alongside the pay telephones operated by Pacific Bell, a subsidiary of Southwestern Bell Communications. The WebCenter 3000™ is manufactured by Schlumberger Sema (NYSE: SLB), a global leader in technical services. With the WebCenter 3000™, travelers can stay informed, monitor news, and, especially if there is a need to change travel plans, communicate with business colleagues, friends and family.
UniGuest Corporation is a sales integration organization that markets technology products to the travel and hospitality industries. They will seek out hosts to place the WebCenter 3000™ and then sell advertisement space to local businesses such as restaurants, hotels, car rental agencies and city attractions.
"This marketing agreement reflects the next stage in our business plan" observed George Strouthopoulos ICOA's CEO. "ICOA's first target market is airports. Our second market is the convention centers and high traffic hotels. UniGuest's local, grass roots sales force makes it a cost-effective distribution partner. We foresee an incredible opportunity to capitalize on local advertising revenue while providing key local services."
Shawn Thomas, President and CEO of UniGuest Corporation concluded, "UniGuest's nationwide sales force is excited to be marketing the WebCenter 3000™ because it is a revenue generating, value added system for hospitality service providers."
About ICOA :
ICOA, Inc., located in Warwick, RI, deploys and operates an automated network of self serve Internet payphone kiosks, through its wholly owned WebCenter Technologies subsidiary. The Company deploys a managed network capable of providing telecommunication, business, and e-commerce services via these kiosks. These services include communication services such as telephone, e-mail, and e-fax; business services such as printing; and e-commerce services including shopping and bill paying; and advertising. It intends to operate networks in airports and surrounding heavily trafficked public facilities, including convention centers and hotels. It currently has installations at the San Francisco Domestic and International Terminals. For more information, visit www.icoacorp.com.
About UniGuest Corporation :
UniGuest Corporation is a sales integration organization that sells technology products to the travel and hospitality industries. UniGuest is committed to increasing the profitability of its customers, which in turn enhances the experience of today's travelers, both business and leisure. UniGuest's flagship product, The In-Room Internet Concierge (IRIC), is the first interactive Internet television based system that provides "live" concierge features through a television based chat service. IRIC also provides standard ITV features like video on demand, interactive games and much more. For more information about UniGuest's product and services, please visit www.UniGuest.com. http://www.uniguest.com/press/press120601.asp