Reservation and revenue management software company Versonix has received approval for a US patent that will allow its software to run on ships with limited connectivity.
The approval is for US Patent Application number 13/938,084 system and method for reservation inventory management.
Versonix explained “This technology will allow Versonix to operate in an environment where inventory can be managed and sold from various physical locations without requiring continuous broadband and network connectivity between the nodes. The practical application is the ability to run Versonix Seaware on ships and remote ports with limited connectivity. This technology reinforces the leading position of Versonix's reservation system compared to competing software products.”
It has been a busy year for Versonix – the US-headquartered company launched its Seaware Analytics solution this year, and China’s Star Cruises is its first customer.
Versonix president Victor Velton told Passenger Ship Technology “It is a solution for any cruise or ferry operator which wants to analyse ticketing reservations data.”
Star Cruises signed up for the solution this month and Versonix is currently working on the implementation for the cruise operator.