December 3, 2020 – Portland, OR
Rigado, a global provider of edge device networks for commercial spaces, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Travel and Hospitality Competency status. This designation recognizes Rigado’s deep experience helping hospitality customers transform their business – from behind-the-scenes operational efficiencies to groundbreaking guest and customer experiences. The launch of the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency comes at a crucial time for the hospitality industry as it looks to innovate and address changing market conditions in the face of COVID-19.
AWS’s global travel and hospitality practice helps companies of every size and segment – including airlines, airports, ground transportation, travel services and sellers, restaurants, lodging, entertainment venues and casinos, cruise lines, and technology providers – to accelerate innovation and increase agility in their business operations. Now more than ever, AWS wants to help customers succeed by connecting them to AWS Partners with deep AWS experience and a proven track record for helping travel and hospitality companies build resilience for the long run.
AWS launched the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency to help their customers find highly specialized AWS Partners – eliminating the challenge of identifying and validating industry-leading solution providers with proven customer success and technical proficiency.
Achieving the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency differentiates Rigado as an AWS Partner with deep domain expertise in Smart Assets which support Core Travel and Hospitality Applications.
“Rigado is proud to be one of the first AWS Partners to achieve AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency status,” said Brad McMahon, VP of Corporate Development at Rigado. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their business transformation goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.”
Rigado achieved this milestone through successful global deployments such as the AB InBev | Weissbeerger Beverage Analytics solution for restaurants and bars, and the Radius Networks FlyBuy solution for quick service restaurants.
“We needed a solution that was robust and future-proof. With Rigado, we are able to monitor & track, push updates over the air easily, and understand the status of all the sensors and gateways,” said Nicki Zintchenko, IoT Lead at WeissBeerger. “The system that Rigado provided is entirely plug-and-play in our bars, which has taken our typical installation cost from $1,000 to zero.”
“Many travel and hospitality companies are reinventing themselves on AWS. We are delighted to welcome Rigado to the AWS Travel and Hospitality Competency Program,” said David Peller, Managing Director, Travel & Hospitality, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Rigado’s industry-focused solutions, powered and vetted by AWS, can help our customers transform their business by enhancing the experience of their guests and increasing their operational efficiency.”
AWS enables scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.
Rigado offers a pre-integrated kit of wireless sensors, devices and gateways designed specifically for AWS – available for order at the Rigado website.
The Rigado Edge-as-a-Service platform is deployed in more than 20,000 locations across 75 countries. Rigado connects over 6 million devices for Enterprise IoT solutions including smart office and buildings, connected retail, and intelligent logistics. Rigado is headquartered in Portland, OR with EMEA offices in London.