Collaboration Offers Advanced IPTV Platform for Hospitality Industry
Calgary, Alberta – April 24, 2014 – Guest-tek™ today announced the pairing of its OneView™ media application with the Pro:Centric® Internet-Protocol Television (IPTV) platform from LG Electronics for North American hotel customers. For guests, this groundbreaking collaboration means the ultimate in-room, interactive multimedia experience on high-definition LED displays.
As a result of a cooperative development effort between LG Electronics USA and Guest-tek, LG’s LP870H and LT777H hospitality TVs built around the Pro:Centric smart IPTV platform can now support Guest-tek’s OneView Media client application.
“This alliance delivers a highly advanced, cost-effective solution for hotels,” says Arnon Levy, CEO of Guest-tek. “By adapting Guest-tek’s OneView media application to work with LG’s smart IPTV system, we can deliver benefits that puts hoteliers at a competitive advantage.”
The new solution takes advantage of the latest HTML5 Pro:Centric platform, which reduces hardware, installation and maintenance costs while supporting embedded applications, a web browser and HTTP live streaming, as well as sharing of content from personal devices with Guest-tek’s “myAway TV” application.
It provides hotel customers with a wide range of features, including a full customized user interface, interactive program guide, music selections, hotel marketing and promotional features, guest communications, folio review and check-out services, Internet radio, on-screen guest directories and compendium features.
Richard Lewis, vice president, B2B technology and research, LG Electronics USA, cited the Guest-tek alliance as further validation of the Pro:Centric platform. “OneView complements Pro:Centric to create a rich media experience for hotel guests, while meeting hoteliers’ goals of streamlined and more cost-effective in-room entertainment solutions.”
The first property to adopt this industry-leading solution will be the new Marriott Marquis in Washington, DC. This 1,175 room hotel is planned to open in May.
More information on Guest tek’s OneView can be found at: http://www.guest-tek.com/oneview/
More information about Pro:Centric® can be found at: http://www.lg.com/us/commercial/display/procentric
Guest-tek™ is the world’s largest provider of IP based technology solutions for the hospitality industry. Guest-tek’s™ OneView™ platform provides hotels with converged data, video and telephony services. Guest-tek™ is a preferred vendor to major hotel brands, providing services including network design, procurement, customized UIs, implementation, network management and in-house post sales customer support.
The Company’s head offices are in Calgary, Alberta, and have major support facilities in Irvine, California, Warsaw, Poland and Zona Viva, Guatemala as well as Sales offices located throughout North America and Europe. For more information about Guest-tek™, go to www.guest-tek.com.
About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business (B2B) division serves customers in the U.S. lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, the LG B2B division delivers technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments in the United States. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $52 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com.
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