View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
December 1, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Philips Telecommunication and Data Systems has launched Trophy, a 125-program system said to be able to access virtually all airline, car rental, tour operator and hotel reservation systems. Available on a variety of single and multi-user machines, under MS-DOS, TurboDOS, Unix and Xenix, connected to central reservation systems over the public data network, Trophy emulates the different terminals used in reservation systems, providing information from different systems in a common screen format. Access to Prestel and other viewdata services is included. Travel agents subscribing to the service will have the option of installing a CD-ROM system containing all timetable information, and a LaserVision device that holds pictures of hotels and destinations. The CD-ROM and Las-erVision services will be updated frequently. Trophy also includes accounting and invoicing modules. Using the muscle of its worldwide national sales organisations starting January 1 1988, Philips believes it can capture a major share of the travel industry market. So far, six airlines, including Cathay Pac-ific, which will handle sales in the Far East, and Pan American World Airways, have signed up and a number of travel agencies in Hong Kong are acting as beta test sites. Talks aimed at bringing American Airlines’ Sabre reservation system into Trophy have begun.

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.