In order to meet growing demands in various parts of the world, Angie Hospitality is pleased to announce additional manufacturing capacity.
As the demand for guest room voice technology and Angie increases, we knew we would need further resources for producing Angie devices in greater quantities to meet global demand. Our team thoroughly researched our options and discovered a manufacturing facility prepared to meet both our production and quality goals. Data privacy, security, meticulous attention to detail, and scalable production capacity were key factors in selecting a partner to help us bring more Angies to even more hotels.
Facility visit to ensure quality of initial production
Nearly a year after their initial visit, members of the Angie Team traveled to China once again last month to oversee initial production at Angie’s new factory. Many months of evaluation, planning and testing had culminated in this most recent trip and members of Angie’s executive team were pleased to be greeted upon their arrival to a batch of ahead-of-schedule, fully-functioning devices that was produced entirely by our new partners.
Each piece of the first group was tested by the Angie team individually and the devices functioned perfectly! The rest of the week was spent reviewing the new production lines and testing processes to ensure that every single Angie device is built to the same exact standards with the utmost attention to detail as they have been at our California production line. We could not be more satisfied with the partners that we have chosen for this important expansion.
Highlights from our trip:
Quality begins by avoiding the introduction of any contaminants, even from Angie’s own Chief Builder, John Sykes!
Reels containing some of the over 300 parts that make up an Angie are fed into the automated pick and place machine that will populate each of Angie’s circuit boards.
Each station is meticulously set-up with detailed instructions for quality control.
The side motion sensors and IR transmitter pieces are manually added to ensure Angie’s 180 degree coverage, allowing her to sense occupancy and control the TV.
Every speaker is tested under power for quality across the entire spectrum of sound for which it is designed so that each and every guest can enjoy listening to music and making calls via bluetooth.
Once tested, speakers are assembled and installed into the custom designed acoustic chamber at the speaker station on the production line.
Every piece of the Angie Device has a specially designed mold to secure the boards during isolated testing and production QA, ensuring unity and consistency.
Testing, testing. This device assures that an Angie board is fully functional and ready for assembly before going into the finished device.
Sykes inspects the production line and the function of each of the stations of the final assembly area.
Each piece of the Angie is carefully tested and installed on the final stations of the production line.
Tammy Estes, our Chief Product Officer and General Manager, looks on as an Angie is assembled before adding the high-resolution touch screen.
Look at all the Angies coming off the production line ready to be deployed to your hotel room!
The visiting Angie team poses with the factory manager and a few of the more than 70 workers involved in the full production cycle.
And of course, a celebration lunch with the factory management.
We are thrilled with the outcomes of our visit and excited to share this production update with you.
-The Angie Team