More hotels have improved their services and facilities by introducing modern technology and high-tech appliances and devices that can be used by their guests. Some of the most notable upgrades include upgrading bulky TVs to sleek plasma, LED or LCD screens. These new TVs typically depend on subscriptions to cable TV and satellite TV, which provide a wider choice of channels and shows for guests. But the most experienced in hotel technology are now one step ahead – they have started to apply IPTV solutions to provide their customers with an even better viewing experience. IPTV stands for “Internet Protocol Television” and provides the transmission of television programs over a streaming Internet connection.
All TV manufacturers (including Samsung and LG) sell high-end LED and LCD TVs that support IPTV, making this technology more affordable for the hospitality industry. With IPTV, your hotel can provide high-end multimedia services through video-on-demand and complete IP entertainment solutions. Having better media and entertainment services can also help improve your brand image as it allows you to create a more personalized and engaging multimedia impression in your room.
IPTV can be a solution for small hotels and resorts that would like to provide their guests with a better media experience. Using high-end middleware and a good IPTV system, hotels can provide branded services such as time-shifted television, video-on-demand and a feature that allows users to watch any show at any time and as much as they like. IPTV allows you to deliver more shows and content cost-effectively, providing features and interactivity that are not normally available to small businesses.
IPTV provides many other benefits for hotels. Improved image quality with minimal distortion and noise – a noteworthy advantage. Hotels can also block and sell various products and services via IPTV or use technology so that guests can easily communicate with the main server for room service information, payment and services such as car booking and laundry. Some systems also allow you to create personalized services, such as a welcome message with a guest name. You may even be able to send special offers and other promotions as well as local information, news and weather through the TVs in your room. Usually a custom portal is easy to edit and rebrand depending on your marketing goals. In addition to the fact that you can provide your guests with a wide range of TV and radio channels, you can also give them the opportunity to request room service, set up an alarm and even check in and through the TVs.