Caesars Palace bets on Net phones, biometric IDs

Summary:The Las Vegas hotel will offer VoIP phones and biometric keys in all guestrooms of its newest tower scheduled to open later this year. CIO Carol Pride told Silicon.

The Las Vegas hotel will offer VoIP phones and biometric keys in all guestrooms of its newest tower scheduled to open later this year. CIO Carol Pride told Silicon.com: "That tower is going to be there for decades. And you only want to pull wire once. Better to do it now than in five years' time." While cost was a factor behind the Net telephony move, Pride cites hardware and operability as the main drivers. The company also considered but rejected any wireless deployments for security reasons...

Topics: Networking

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David Grober has worked a variety of editorial roles in the technology media since 1982, when he joined the copy desk at IDG's Computer Business News. He served as managing editor for PC Week (now eWeek) and, later, Digital News. David made the leap from print to online publishing in 1994, when he joined Ziff-Net's Software Library. Sinc... Full Bio

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