June 26, 2013

Hotel TVs Get Smarter and Hotter with HOTstream

MCOM Media Communications has unveiled its HOTstream hospitality solution especially for Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs from LG Electronics (NewsAlert). Hoteliers can now use MCOM’s high-tech HOTstream technology with these sophisticated LG TVs, compatible with HTML5. The problems of supplementary cabling, network and power connections are gone as the requirement for an external set-top box is eliminated.  

This is a ground-breaking multiplatform in-room entertainment and information services solution for the hotel from HOTstream by utilizing HTML5 technology. Applications for Interactive TV, IPTV (News Alert), Video on Demand, High Speed Internet Access or HSIA and Digital Signage make up the HOTstream hospitality portfolio. HOTstream is completely incorporated with hospitality offerings like PMS, spa software, sales & catering, POS and room controls, among others. Users with Android (NewsAlert) and iOS tablets and smartphones can also utilize the HOTstream in-room entertainment application.

In a statement, Chris Barton, manager for Pro:Centric Solutions at LG Electronics USA said, “HOTstream Multiscreen 4.0 is one of the first HTML5 in-room entertainment applications for our new LG Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs, guest tablets and smartphones.”

Guests at hotels can access the comprehensive assortment of HOTstream features via the latest LG LT770H and LP870 series TVs, which have been designed especially for the hospitality market. These include the built-in endorsement and branding service with interactive commercials, housekeeping, maintenance and guest interactive and entertainment services.

The LG Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs also feature HOTstream’s exclusive HD VOD movie listing, with a common head-end used to deliver all HOTstream offerings. Hotels can custom-design the HOTstream high definition user interface as per their branding.

Costas Sakellariou, CEO of MCOM Media Communications said, “Our close collaboration with LG and our strategic decision to use HTML5 technology, allowed us to have HOTstream immediately available for the new LG Pro:Centric Smart Hotel TVs, the leading IP TVs designed for the North American market.”

Edited by Rory J. Thompson


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