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PAR Springer-Miller Moves Hospitality to the Windows Azure Cloud

PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. (PSMS) — a wholly owned subsidiary of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) and a leading provider of guest-centric hospitality management systems – announces their move of hospitality to Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Azure cloud with the ATRIO Guest Experience Management platform.

The ATRIO hospitality technology platform is the most significant technology development to occur in the hospitality industry in the last 25 years. With ATRIO, PAR Springer-Miller Systems has pioneered and delivered a new generation of technology for hospitality; moving the industry to the cloud, a new user experience, and to a new way of doing business. This move to Windows Azure enables PAR Springer-Miller to take advantage Microsoft’s advanced technology, resources and domain expertise. Read the case study on this innovation and see the video here.

Purpose-built to utilize all the advantages of Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud, ATRIO dramatically reduces on-property technology requirements and the associated support staff. Deploying ATRIO in Windows Azure moves sensitive data safely off-property, reducing risk and enhancing information security.

Larry Hall, President and CEO of PAR Springer-Miller said, “Microsoft has proven invaluable in our efforts to bring much needed innovation to the global hospitality industry.  ATRIO has received tremendous market acceptance since our launch, and the Windows Azure cloud, upon which we built ATRIO, seems poised to emerge as the ’cloud of choice‘ for the global hospitality industry.  Our team of professionals have made invaluable contributions to the architecture, marketing, and positioning of ATRIO.  We place great value of this relationship.”

“As the hospitality industry embraces cloud computing, it is looking to work with providers that can scale to support growth, be trusted, and most of all execute the vision that will allow the industry to benefit,” commented Kim Akers, general manager for ISV partners at Microsoft. “Our cooperation with PAR Springer-Miller demonstrates our commitment to Windows Azure in hospitality.”
About PAR Springer-Miller Systems
Since 1984, PAR Springer-Miller Systems, Inc. has earned its reputation as the experts in the operation and development of guest-centric hospitality technology systems. The company’s pioneering SMS|Host® Hospitality Management System set the standard in guest-centric property management systems. The company also offers SpaSoft®, a dynamic activities management/scheduling software solution, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of resorts, day spas, medi-spas and health clubs. Boasting some of the world’s most exclusive resorts and hotels as customers, the company is now revolutionizing the industry with the ATRIO Hospitality Technology Platform. ATRIO is moving hospitality to The Cloud, a new user experience and to a new business paradigm. Learn more at ATRIO.com.

About PAR Technology Corporation
PAR Technology Corporation creates and markets products that help hospitality operators around the world to better manage money, materials, people and the guest experience. PAR has provided hardware, software and services to the world’s largest restaurant chains and their franchisees for over 30 years. Today the Company’s extensive offerings include technology solutions for the full spectrum of hospitality operations, from boutique hotels and independent table service restaurants to international QSR chains, all backed by PAR’s global service network. The Company has over 50,000 installations in 105 countries worldwide. PAR is also a leader in providing computer-based system design and engineering services to the Department of Defense and Federal Government Agencies. PAR Technology Corporation’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol PAR. For more information visit the Company’s website at www.partech.com.
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