Columbia, MDJune 25, 2002MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, has been selected by Federal Hotels & Resorts of Australia to provide its fully integrated OPERA Multi-Property suite of applications together with its 9700 Multi-Property Point-of-Sale system, the first to be installed worldwide. The OPERA Multi-Property suite includes Property Management, Sales & Catering, and Quality Management Systems, and is the first system of its kind to be installed in the Asia-Pacific region. Centrally located at Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Hobart Tasmania, the new system connects via WAN to Country Club Casino & Resort and Country Club Villas in Launceston, and will shortly be installed in Strahan Village, located in Tasmanias world-heritage-listed Franklin River wilderness area.
The OPERA Multi-Property PMS is a full-featured, scalable property management solution for hospitality companies with a variety of locations, brands and concepts. With its intuitive graphical user interface, screen painter tools and parameter-driven functionality, the OPERA PMS will be able to meet the varied requirements of Federal Hotels & Resorts growing portfolio of hotels, resorts and casinos.
The MICROS 9700 HMS is a cost-effective Point-of-Sale (POS) system utilizing Windows 2000 Server. It is specifically designed to handle a high-volume, multiple-revenue center environment. The 9700 HMS Remote Management Console has been engineered to deliver configuration management and reporting virtually anywhere, even many kilometers/miles from the server. The 9700 HMS robust Windows based client exceeds all others by combining the functionality needed to handle such a diverse environment while remaining simple and easy to maintain.
Bernard Dwyer, General Manager Technology Services Group for Federal Hotels & Resorts, explained that MICROS was chosen because of its ability to meet Federal Hotels & Resorts requirements for fully centralized, fully integrated systems. After an extensive evaluation of products in the marketplace, we selected MICROS as its products not only meet our current requirements for centralized management, but also allow the flexibility, functionality and expandability to handle our planned growth and any unforeseen opportunities that may arise in the future, said Dwyer. We are pleased that MICROS has met its commitment to work as a partner with us in the implementation of the system and the ongoing support of it. It was important that in achieving the benefits obtained from this technology, we did not lose customer focus and that the technology enhances the customer experience in our properties. We believe MICROS has helped us in achieving these goals.
Drew Fyfe, Managing Director for MICROS-Fidelio Australia, stated, We are delighted that Federal Hotels & Resorts has shown the faith in us as a company to choose us to provide this world-leading technology solution. Federal Hotels & Resorts has played a very important part in the formation and growth of the hotel and casino industry in this country and it is most pleasing that we will play a key role in their future growth.
About Federal Hotels & Resorts
In operation for more than 100 years, Federal Hotels & Resorts is Australias oldest hotel chain and also opened Australias first Casino in Hobart in 1973. Federal Hotels & Resorts is strongly committed to the Tourism, Leisure and Entertainment industry in Tasmania (Australias smallest, and only island state, located off the southern tip of the mainland), renowned for its scenery, wilderness areas and places of historical interest. Tasmania is also acclaimed for its seafood, meats, produce, dairy foods, wines & beers all produced in a pristine environment.
You can visit the Federal Hotels & Resorts website at www.federalresorts.com.au
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality industry worldwide. Over 135,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, and leisure and entertainment operations in more than 130 countries. MICROS provides property management systems and central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 15,000 hotels worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Director of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (800) 638-0985. You can also visit the MICROS website at www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.