SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.

June 19, 2008 12:14 ET

QED Connect's Award-Winning Technology Increases Room Sales for New York's Empire Hotel Group

Omni Manager Improves Employee Productivity and Reservation Process for Leading Manhattan Hotel Collection

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - QED Connect, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: QEDC), an innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for the information security market, today announced the addition of the Empire Hotel Group, a distinctive collection of five New York hotels, to its customer base. The Empire Hotel Group implemented QED's flagship software, Omni Manager, to help meet its business objectives of increasing employee productivity at its reservation and front desk operations centers. Omni Manager is a powerful tool for monitoring, managing and reporting on employee Internet use, and also provides added security by blocking access to web sites that could introduce viruses or malware onto the network. The Empire Hotel Group currently has Omni Manager running at three of its five Manhattan properties, including the Empire Luxury Collection's Lucerne Hotel and Belvedere Hotel, and the Empire Collection's Travel Inn Hotel.

"We have different reservation centers in each hotel and found that some of our reservationists were using the Internet for non-work related purposes, which detracted from overall room sales," said Glenn Isaacs, Vice President, Empire Hotel Group. "Omni Manager enabled us to block access to certain Internet sites in shopping, social networking and other categories that were taking up prime productive time. Omni Manager is directly responsible for a 7% increase in the volume of reservations and resulting revenue we've seen. Employees can now concentrate on critical job functions instead of being distracted by the Internet."

Continues Isaacs, "We also looked into buying traditional software solutions that would be manually installed on our computers, but realized that a hosted solution like Omni Manager would be easier and more cost-effective to administer and manage. The monthly subscription model is efficient for us, and we never have to worry about software upgrades or patches -- it all happens automatically."

About QED Connect, Inc.

QED Connect, Inc. is an information security Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider that gives organizations visibility, management and control of activity on all their computers, laptops and wireless devices. The company's popular SaaS, Omni Manager, is an affordable way to monitor and manage how employees are using company computers and the Internet at any time, from any location in the world. This solves the problems created by today's 'virtual' work environment of branch offices, remote workers and traveling employees. Omni Manager is a web-hosted software application that includes e-mail and Internet filtering and blocking, antivirus, instant messaging management, asset tracking, application usage monitoring and policy management. ROI is delivered by employee productivity gains, cost savings and improved operational efficiencies. For more information, visit www.qedconnect.com.

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