In-room entertainment whether aimed at hotel guests, spa visitors, or patients in private hospitals or care homes is undergoing a revolution. The technology that enables content to be delivered onto screens in multiple rooms is evolving, which means that the hospitality and hotel industry can now offer something different to guests and patients.
Today’s new solutions combine traditional live TV with over-the-top (OTT) content and TV on-demand. What this means is that there is a wide choice, from standard live TV broadcasts through to apps such as the weather, games, or even local maps and mood screens.
Solutions such as our own RoomStar are transforming in-room entertainment and putting new options in the hands of guests. Electronic Programme Guides (EPG) facilitate easy navigation through all the different options, enabling TV-on-demand or Internet broadcasts to be as easily accessible as movies that they have saved onto their tablets and want to play out.
Investing in these interactive new systems will allow the hospitality business to steal a march on the competition. Typically flexible and easy to install, a solution such as RoomStar minimises disruption during deployment, and is instantly available, allowing hotels, hospitals and care homes to achieve a rapid return on investment.
At the St Anna Care Home in the Netherlands, elderly patients have access to multiple different sources of video content, but each of these is controlled centrally by a remote content management unit. This allows the care home to ensure the right information and entertainment is available to the right rooms. Patients are able to watch TV and even live events that are happening in the extensive care home, but they can also source digital newspapers and listings to keep themselves up to date. The service is also available to staff and visitors.
Some of our other hospitality customers include Choice Hotels, Van Der Valk, Holland Casinos, Genting Casinos, Sands Casino and Hotel Macao.