Roundbox Global Develops Next-Generation Prescriptive Learning System to Help Hotels Manage Energy Consumption

Atlanta, (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- Atlanta-based education technology and professional services consultancy Roundbox Global announced the development of a next generation prescriptive learning system that incorporates empirical data with operational analysis, helping hotel managers, owners, and franchisees determine their “green” levels and prescribe steps to become more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

The system allows users to measure and manage energy, waste, and water consumption—comparing data across locations and identifying opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiency. Additionally, in response to a growing interest from guests who are looking for sustainable hotels that manage their environmental impact, the system will provide extensive reporting functionality, enabling hotel managers to analyze data and communicate green initiatives to guests and corporate clients.

“Combining the tenets of assessment systems and outcome-based learning, this application aligns perfectly with Roundbox’s mission,” said Thomas Squeo, Roundbox Global’s Vice President of Strategic Development.

Roundbox Global developed the application’s interactive front-end utilizing Adobe Flex in a PureMVC framework, with back-end integration via BlazeDS powered by Java and implementing Spring/Hibernate frameworks in a JBoss container. The application was built using best practices in user-centered design, continuous integration, automated unit testing using JUnit and FlexUnit, and a rigorous Scrum-based SDLC.

A limited rollout of the application began in January 2009, with extensive adoption expected in over 4,000 individual hotels beginning in mid-2009. Preliminary trials have shown potential energy savings through the application at up to 25%, with an estimated potential for savings at as much as $200 million.

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About Roundbox Global Roundbox Global provides professional technology and business consulting services, Rich Internet Application and media development, and best-practices in user experience design. With corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and technology operations in San Jose, Costa Rica, Roundbox Global delivers strategic innovation through exceptional knowledge of technology and informed perspective of the people who use it.

Roundbox Global is uniquely positioned and experienced to accelerate the design, development, and implementation of systems, applications, processes, and technologies, both within our clients’ organizations and throughout their respective lines of business. Our approach combines not only the discipline of developing world-class enterprise and consumer applications, but also the vision to integrate emerging technologies that will differentiate our clients from their competition.

Contact: Thomas Squeo Vice President, Strategic Development Roundbox Global 981 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA USA 30318 404.567.5000 ext. 2038

About Roundbox Global

Roundbox Global provides professional technology and business consulting services, Rich Internet Application and media development

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Press Release Submitted On: April 03, 2009 at 4:16 am
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