More hotels have improved their services and facilities by adopting modern technologies and high-end appliances and devices for their guests to use. Some of the most notable upgrades include upgrading bulky TV sets to sleek plasma, LED, or LCD screens. These new televisions typically depend on cable TV and satellite subscriptions that provide a wider selection of channels and shows for guests. But the most tech-savvy hotels are now one step ahead—they have started applying IPTV solutions to provide their clients even better viewing experiences. IPTV stands for 'internet protocol television' and it delivers TV programs via streaming, with an internet connection.
All the TV manufacturers (including Samsung and LG) sell high-end LED and LCD TVs that support IPTV, making this technology more accessible for the hospitality industry. With IPTV, your hotel can provide higher-end media services through video-on-demand and complete IP entertainment solutions. Having better media and entertainment services may help improve the image of your brand, too, because it allows you to create a more personalized and attractive in-room media experience.
IPTV may be the solution for smaller hotels and resorts that would like to provide better media experiences to their guests. Using high-end middleware and a good IPTV system, hotels can deliver branded services such as time-shifted television, video-on-demand, and a feature that lets users watch any show they want any time and as much as they want. IPTV lets you provide more shows and content cost-effectively while ensuring features and interactivity that are usually unavailable for smaller businesses.
IPTV provides many other advantages to hotels. Improved picture quality with minimal distortion and noise is a noteworthy advantage. Hotels can likewise cross and upsell various products and services through IPTV, or use the technology to allow guests to easily communicate with the main server for information on room service, billing, and services like car rental booking and laundry. Some systems also allow you to create personalized services, like a welcome message with the guest's name. You may even be able to serve special offers and other promotions, as well as local information, news and weather through in-room TVs in your establishment. The user portal is usually easy to edit and rebrand based on your marketing goals. Aside from providing your guests a vast array of TV and radio channels, you can also give them the ability to request room service, set wake up calls, and even check out and via their TVs.
About the Author:
Nick Pesegov, Founder and CEO of Telebreeze Corporation
Founded in 2011 by the team of video encoding experts, Telebreeze provides a professional software-based solution for video broadcasting worldwide. Telebreeze’s OTT/IPTV platform already works in 100+ projects in 55+ countries around the globe. Variety of monetization tools let Telebreeze’s customers make extra money with the platform.