CSM Systems Corp.

CSM Systems Corp.
Visionstate Inc.

Visionstate Inc.

March 03, 2014 12:18 ET

Visionstate Inc.'s WANDA Authorized by Compass Group, Support Services

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - March 3, 2014) - Visionstate Inc., a division of CSM Systems Corp (TSX VENTURE:CKX), and Compass Group, Support Services (CGSS) have successfully completed a pilot deployment of the WANDA product in North America. As a result, Visionstate and CGSS have entered into an agreement for Visionstate to act as the preferred supplier of the Washroom Attendant Notification Digital Aid ("WANDA"), at many CGSS client facilities.

Compass Group provides premium support services under its sector brands: Crothall Healthcare, Eurest Services, and SSC, in both Canada and the United States. The WANDA is a product that will separate their service offering from the competition.

According to Rich Feczko, National Director of Systems, Standards, Innovation, and Global Support, providing the WANDA reinforces the passion we have for providing innovative solutions in sanitation and infection control. "Visionstate's WANDA is the perfect answer to monitoring and maintaining the cleanliness of our customers' restrooms. While our duty rosters specify regularly scheduled service and inspections of these important, highly-visible areas, we have no way of knowing if they need emergency cleaning or stocking. With the WANDA solution, we can now optimize our ability to track, trend and expend resources, ensuring that guests receive the most-timely service possible."

The WANDA transforms a regular restroom into a smart restroom. Visionstate Inc., known for its innovative uses of interactive portals, has developed this interactive touchscreen device with an antimicrobial overlay, to facilitate effective management of restroom resources while tracking those resources and compiling information through service logs and alerts.

Additionally, since the touchscreen is mounted immediately outside a restroom, it allows patrons to notify management of any service requirements in a restroom with a touch of the screen, without dialing a phone number or locating a staff member. Staff responses and activities onsite are recorded once issues are resolved and submitted.

All of the information is recorded and viewable online so management can track resources and service to their customer.

"It is energizing to have such a prestigious company, express so much interest and support for the innovative technology that is WANDA. Technology has advanced so rapidly in the last few years that there are many uses for it that were never possible before, whether due to cost or technological capabilities. This shift allowed Visionstate to create the idea for WANDA, but it takes a forward thinking organization like Compass Support Services to recognize its value, making us very optimistic as to the future of this relationship."

John Putters, CEO/President, Visionstate Inc

The WANDA system was deployed as a pilot project by Crothall Healthcare across multiple properties in North America, including Mount Sinai Hospital (New York, NY), North York General Hospital (Toronto, ON), St Vincent Infirmary (Little Rock, AR), and Freeman Hospital (Joplin, MO), among others. The Pilot project met with great success and is now being considered for other properties across the Compass Group support services portfolio.

About Visionstate Inc.

Visionstate is the leader in interactive technology software that connects the world with enhanced guest services. Since its first installation in 2005, Visionstate has grown to see its software in buildings throughout Canada and the United States. By engaging customers throughout a facility, from touchscreen directories to mobile applications to cleaning management software, Visionstate adds to a building's experience with its original interactive solutions. More information can be found at Visionstate.com.

About Compass Group, Support Services

Based in Wayne, Pennsylvania, the Support Services division of Compass Group serves at over 7,000 client locations in the healthcare, education, and business & industry sectors within the United States. Specialists in an array of premier services manage a total of 48,750 people and average a customer retention rate of over 98%. The Support Services division includes Crothall Healthcare, Eurest Services, and SSC Service Solutions.

About Compass Group Canada

Compass Group Canada is the country's leading foodservice and support services company with over 26,000 associates across the country. Operating sectors include: Canteen Vending Services, Chartwells, Compass Leisure & Entertainment, Crothall Healthcare, ESS Support Services Worldwide, Eurest Dining, Eurest Services, Foodbuy, Gourmet Cuisine, Hurley Customized Facility Solutions, Levy Restaurants, Marquise Facilities, Marquise Hospitality, Morrison Healthcare, Nova Services, and Restaurant Associates. With more than 500,000 associates worldwide and operations in around 50 countries, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.6 billion in the year to September 30, 2013. For more information visit compass- canada.com.

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