More hotels have improved their services and facilities by adopting modern technologies and sophisticated devices and appliances that their guests can use. Some of the most notable upgrades are upgrading large TV sets to slim plasma, LED or LCD screens. These new televisions are mostly dependent on cable TV and satellite subscriptions that offer a wider selection of channels and shows for guests. But the most technically sophisticated hotels are now a step ahead – they have started using IPTV solutions to offer their customers even better viewing experiences. IPTV stands for & # 39; internet protocol television & # 39; and delivers TV programs through streaming, with an internet connection.
All TV manufacturers (including Samsung and LG) sell high-end LED and LCD TVs that support IPTV, making this technology more accessible to the hospitality industry. With IPTV your hotel offers advanced media services via video-on-demand and complete IP entertainment solutions. Better media and entertainment services can also help improve your brand's image, as it allows you to create a more personal and engaging media experience in your room.
IPTV may be the solution for smaller hotels and resorts that would like to offer better media experiences to their guests. Using high-end middleware and a good IPTV system, hotels can provide brand-related services such as time-shifted television, video-on-demand and a feature that allows users to watch any show they want, at any time and as often as they want . With IPTV, you can provide more cost-effective shows and content while ensuring features and interactivity that are usually not available to smaller businesses.
IPTV offers many other advantages to hotels. Improved image quality with minimal distortion and noise is a remarkable advantage. Hotels can also switch and sell different products and services via IPTV, or use the technology to easily communicate with the main server for information about room service, billing and services such as car rental and laundry. With some systems you can also create personalized services, such as a welcome message with the name of the guest. You may even be able to submit special offers and other promotions, as well as local information, news and weather via the TV's in your own room. The user portal is usually easy to edit and rebrand based on your marketing goals. Besides offering your guests a wide range of TV and radio channels, you can also offer them the possibility to request room service, set up wake-up calls and even check out and via their TV's.