The integration of the Exterity AvediaServer 7.3 with Philips MediaSuite Smart TVs enables hospitality specialists to create tailored guest experiences on Philips Hospitality TVs
Edinburgh, 20 January 2016 - Exterity, the leading provider of enterprise IP video solutions and Philips, leaders in the hospitality TV industry, today jointly announced that, with the launch of AvediaServer 7.3, Exterity IP video solutions now support Philips MediaSuite Hospitality SmartTVs.
Exterity provides the hospitality and leisure industry with future-proofed and built to last systems that enable best-in-class in-room entertainment experiences that can be enhanced, supplying an unlimited number of high-definition channels with stunning picture quality, to any number of guest rooms or hotel screens. Exterity IP video solutions are interoperable with hotel management systems to deliver interactive services such as reservations, booking tickets or guest billing via TV screens , while revenue generating on-screen promotions can be tailored. The hotel network is used to deliver all the expected guest services as standard, and users can create bespoke services and customizable interfaces with the Artio portal middleware.
The Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs differentiate the guest experience with full HD LED TV-brilliant LED images with incredible contrast. With advanced hotel features like SmartInfo for interactive hotel information pages, SmartInstall for remote installation, it all adds up to the ultimate guest experience. By using these features, leisure organizations can promote services such as spas, restaurants, room service and more at no costs, while Smart TV apps turn the display into an information hub for travellers.
“Connectivity plays a significant role in enabling hoteliers to compete with new services as travellers now expect the most advanced technology while they relax in luxurious hotel rooms and lobbies,” said Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity. “The integration of our AvediaServer with Philips MediaSuite increases the tailoring capabilities of Philips’ Hospitality TVs to create a highly personal experience for guests, including the latest video entertainment available on the hotel VoD portal. Delivery of any type of content combined with advanced features that can be accessed via the TV screen provides guests with unseen levels of comfort, and we’re proud that our solutions now support the leading displays on the market.”
Franck Racape, Head of Global Sales at Philips, added: “At Philips, our objective is to provide the best in-room display technology in order to improve the guest experience and create a better environment for the Hotelier to promote his products and services. Our strategy has always been to partner with companies that deliver added value to the user on top of our services, resulting in greater flexibility and enhanced performance. As such, the integration with the Exterity platform will further develop in-room interactive technology by promoting advanced hotel features.”
The integration of Philips MediaSuite with AvediaServer 7.3 will be demonstrated on the Exterity stand #11-E68 at ISE (Amsterdam, February 9-12).
Artio benefits for the hospitality and leisure industry include:
- Easy deployment of hotel branding at no costs
- Customization of the viewing interface to enhance guest engagement with the screen
- An intuitive User experience that can be delivered to multiscreen
- Enhanced video services such as room service, billing, additional information, etc.
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