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Allin Corporation Selected by NCL as Interactive Television Provider
Aug 07, 2007 (08:08 AM EDT)
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allin Corporation announced that it has secured an agreement with NCL Corporation., the parent company of Norwegian Cruise Line, to install the Allin DigiMix(TM) interactive television solution on NCL's new "It" Girl Norwegian Gem, the line's latest ship in its Jewel-class fleet.
"The Allin Interactive DigiMix(TM) platform strongly supports our mission to provide our guests the best and most creative entertainment options possible," said Colin Veitch, president and CEO for NCL Corporation. "Allin's technology, leadership and experience were key reasons for selecting Allin as our ITV partner and we look forward to the deployment of the DigiMix(TM) platform to enhance our guest experience on Norwegian Gem."
"Norwegian Gem represents a tremendous new opportunity to customize our DigiMix(TM) ITV solution to support the innovative marketing and entertainment options that NCL delivers on board its vessels," stated Rich Talarico, CEO of Allin Corporation. "This relationship affirms our commitment to tailoring our platform to the unique programming offered by each of our clients and we are very excited that NCL has selected Allin as its ITV partner."
Norwegian Gem, currently under construction at Meyer Werft in, Germany, is NCL's fourth Jewel-class ship. Built specifically for Freestyle Cruising, Norwegian Gem is designed to provide guests the most customizable experience at sea. She features multiple restaurants, vibrant public rooms and versatile and family-friendly accommodations. She also offers NCL's popular style of accommodations, Courtyard Villas, which along with the ship's two Garden Villas make up the biggest, most luxurious, most innovative suite complexes at sea. Additionally, Norwegian Gem will feature the industry's second on board bowling alley -- another NCL industry first, which debuted in late 2006 on her sister ship, Norwegian Pearl.
Norwegian Gem, NCL's new "It" Girl, will launch in October 2007 and sail five Mediterranean itineraries before coming to the U.S. in December. Following a series of inaugural events on the east coast, including the ship's christening, which will take place on Tuesday, December 18 at the Port of New York, Norwegian Gem will make her winter home in New York with a seven-day Bahamas and Florida itinerary in December 2007, February, March and April 2008. In January and February 2008, she will sail a series of 10- and 11-day Exotic Southern Caribbean itineraries roundtrip from New York. The ship will summer in Europe sailing seven-day Western Mediterranean cruises roundtrip from Barcelona through November 9, 2008. The Western Mediterranean itinerary includes stops in Valletta, Malta; Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy; and Nice (Villefranche), France.
About Allin Corporation
Allin Corporation is a leading provider of solutions-oriented application development and technology infrastructure consulting and systems integration services. Allin specializes in Microsoft-based technologies and was recently recognized as Worldwide Partner of the Year for Competing to Win: Search and Partner of the Year for Microsoft's Western region. These awards were in addition to being recognized as Partner of the Year for the Eastern Region in Microsoft's prior fiscal year. Allin's operations are centered on four practice areas: Technology Infrastructure, Collaborative Solutions, Business Process and Interactive Media. Allin leverages its experience in these areas to work with clients through a disciplined project delivery framework to ensure that solutions are delivered on time and on budget. Allin delivers these services through the trade names Allin Consulting, Allin Interactive and CodeLab Technology Group. The Company maintains offices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Wakefield, Massachusetts; and San Jose and Walnut Creek, California. For additional information about Allin, visit the Company's Internet sites on the World Wide Web at http://www.allin.com http://www.codelabtech.com/ and .
CONTACT: Dean C. Praskach, Chief Financial Officer of Allin Corporation, Dean.Praskach@allin.com+1-412-928-2022 (phone), +1-412-928-0225 (fax),
Web site: http://www.allin.com//