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How IPTV Solutions Can Benefit Hotel and Resort Operators

Do you run a hotel or resort? While businesses in all industries can benefit from using IPTV, the benefits are particularly large for hotels, resorts and other accommodation businesses that need to provide entertainment and useful information to guests.

From movies on demand to local and international TV, IPTV lets you expand your hotel’s range of entertainment options. It can also be used to deliver important information about your hotel to guests, from facilities and dining options to transportation, nearby attractions and more.

You can even use IPTV to deliver content to your digital signage and displays, helping you show guests promotions and more.

Below, we’ve gone into more detail on the key ways in which hotels, resorts, and accommodation businesses can benefit from IPTV:

Deliver movies and TV shows on demand

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Entertainment plays a huge role in the customer experience, and there’s no better way to offer a wide range of entertainment options to your guests than by using IPTV.

IPTV technology lets you display movies and TV shows on demand, letting your guests decide exactly what they’d like to watch when they want to watch it. Without having to worry about the scheduling of broadcast TV, your guests are free to consume content as they choose.

By offering a range of movies and enterprise TV shows for your guests, you can provide a higher quality experience that helps your accommodation business earn higher review scores and win back guests for a stronger retention rate.

You can also use IPTV as an additional source of revenue by offering content as an upsell to increase your business’s average earnings per booking.

Showcase your facilities, amenities and more

Does your hotel have an impressive swimming pool, fitness center, spa or other facilities you’d like guests to know about? IPTV is the perfect tool for showcasing your hotel’s amenities and attracting the attention of guests.

Using IPTV, you can automatically display information about your hotel facilities on TVs inside guest rooms and public areas, helping your guests learn more about your hotel and advertise your optional extras and upgrades.

Just like you can upsell content via IPTV, you can also market your additional services. From spas and care packages to guided tours and more, IPTV can be a great marketing platform for your hotel’s top optional extras.

Share useful information with your guests

Another great way to use IPTV is a way to inform your guests about nearby attractions and things to do. By broadcasting informational IPTV content, you can let guests know about your hotel’s nearest attractions and provide helpful directions and advice.

You can also use IPTV to teach your guests about transportation options, help them avoid the most common scams and problems in your city, share information about your local currency or convenient payment options (for international hotels) and more.

Instead of requiring your guests to reach brochures and other content, IPTV lets you put useful information right in front of your guests, letting them familiarize themselves with the area or city in a fraction of the usual amount of time and enhancing the customer experience.

Promote your city’s top attractions

What are your city’s top tourist attractions? From historical buildings to theme parks, museums and more, you can promote your city’s top tourist sights using IPTV to quickly give your guests an understanding of what they need to see while they’re in town.

IPTV gives your hotel or resorts its own tourism channel for showcasing specific attractions and tourists sights. You can display a photo slideshow or offer a more in-depth look at the sights you think are worth visiting via wireless video transmitter, all in beautiful HD.

If your hotel offers a tour service, you can market it via IPTV and encourage customers to make bookings, increasing your revenue per customer and providing a more convenient experience for your hotel guests.

Does your hotel use IPTV?

From small accommodation providers to large hotels, IPTV can be a powerful tool for any type of accommodation business. If you’re interested in learning more about IPTV, view our range of products online or contact our team today.

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Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution (Webinar Series)

Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution Webinar Series

VidOvation will be holding a series of webinar’s on Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution. If you are already involved with this or are going to be soon, these webinar’s will ensure that you don’t fall into any traps when implementing or maintaining a system like this. We feel that all of our industries have something of value to gain from these events. If your are interested in setting up a reliable low-cost system like this in your facilities, this is where you want to be. Our presentation’s are great for both the High-Level viewers, and the RF engineers or IT administrators.

Video Networking

The first webinar will be held on July 24th. This is the Introduction to Video Networking & IPTV Video Distribution. This introduction is great regardless of industry. It will provide the basics and fundamentals necessary to help you take on your own project. You will learn how to deliver a flexible and scalable IPTV system and distribute live TV over your existing IP network. One of the large benefits of video networking and IPTV is the elimination of RF coax and the costs associated with it. However, you want to be sure that you avoid costly mistakes and issues by using the best implementation methods outlined in our video networking webinar. Take a look at what you have to gain below!

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Cine Gear This Year – Bringing in Wireless

Cine Gear Expo 2014 turned out to be a great success for us. By that I mean we were located directly next to the In N Out truck. Well, there was more to it than that I suppose. A quick walk of the floor would prove ourselves as a unique niche topic for this show between the camera drones and matte black Porsche camera-mounted vehicles. However, we found our hot button with cinematographers, producers & directors at the event with our wireless technologies.

A heavy handful of folks at Cine Gear approached us with intentions of using our specialized set of Wireless Video Links for the “never been done before”. Often time’s scenes are filmed one way or another due to equipment limitations. This production & entertainment media industry is realizing ways in which appropriating our 5Ghz and 60Ghz wireless HD SDI technologies can expand their boundaries and create new opportunities. In addition to meeting these individuals, we took the time to hangout with many of our long time partners and some of our new-found VidOvation friends. If you missed the chance to speak with us at Cine Gear this year, you can call us and chat about some of the great things we’re bringing to this industry!

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Is webcasting still the future?

Broadcasting live video to the internet, or webcasting, is already a powerful tool for houses of worship, but what will it mean in the future?

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WEBCASTING HAS COME A LONG way since its advent in the mid 1990s. Back then it was Apple who pioneered the technology, first broadcasting concerts online in 1995 and 1996, swiftly followed by the Grammy Awards. By August 1998 a wedding was broadcast over the internet for the first time and then the world slowly woke up to the potential of delivering video content via the world wide web. In the years since it has become a cornerstone of content delivery for everyone from major broadcasters to houses of worship seeking to spread the word far beyond the walls of a sanctuary.

But in that time the technology required to make webcasting a reality has developed enormously, dropping in price and becoming increasingly simple to use. Meanwhile, the way congregants watch content has changed. Once the only way to watch a webcast was on a desktop computer, now people can view vastly improved content on a smartphone or a tablet – a technology pioneered, ironically, by Apple.

So is webcasting still the future or has it become the present? The answer, it seems, is that its time has very much arrived.

Webcasting live to the web has never been easier than today,’ says Jim Jachetta, CEO of US-based video specialist VidOvation. ‘A few years ago expensive equipment from multiple vendors was required. Today highly cost effective appliances are available in a PC or Notebook platforms. That’s how VidOstream webcasting works Integrate a video production switcher, video effects, Chroma-key, virtual studio and software encoders for high definition Flash, Windows Media and MPEG4 (H.264). An example is the VidOstream family of webcasting appliances.’…

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Eliminate Cable Clutter – 14 day TRIAL – VidOlink 5G Wireless HD SDI or HDMI – VidOvation

We understand your pain.  You’re one of the unsung heroes who slings and removes cable every day to meet the on-time demands of a multi-camera shoot, sports telecast, live event, or just a systems integrator trying to eliminate the clutter, traffic damage and performance losses due to bulky cable.

What if we told you that we can eliminate all your cabling problems with just one easy solution? What’s more, we’re so confident that our solution will save you money and headaches within the first few projects that we’re willing to provide a 14 day SATISFACTION GUARANTEE?

VidOvation’s extremely affordable VidOlink 5G family of HD SDI and HDMI wireless video links instantly eliminates clutter, performance losses and traffic damage due to long cable runs. What’s more impressive is that we’re able to offer wireless links starting at $3K. 

Call 949-777-5435 today to learn more about the VidOlink 14 day SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.  

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 VidOlink 5G Low Cost HD SDI & HDMI Wireless Link with V-Lock Mount 

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