Hospitality TV Upgrades & IPTV Consulting:
As new brand standards emerge in regards to guest-room entertainment and the standards of technology within hospitality-centric environments, HCS has been working to advise clients of the most accommodating Hospitality Television upgrades, along with helping to facilitate a move to an IPTV based system. We work with many hospitality TV vendors, providing hospitality-grade TVs for general upgrades, new hotel construction, hotel renovations, ownership groups, management companies, and general managers to provide a complete overview of not just one brand, but a wide variety of manufacturers and styles to choose which hospitality TV would best suit the needs of your guests.
HCS also provides Hotel IPTV consultations as a non-partisan representative of all top IPTV systems. In reviewing your property’s compatibility, you must take everything into scope from the property infrastructure requirements to the usability of the system for guests across all ages. Many factors come into the options offered by most Hotel IPTV providers such as cross-device compatibility, view bill and in-room checkout PMS functionality, ordering room-service, or even being able to find out information about the location beyond the property. Many Hotel IPTV providers come packed with all the bells and whistles on their systems but a good percentage of what is shown on the demo is not always the case on property. HCS provides a showcase for Hotel IPTV systems allowing properties need to evaluate all systems to their individual needs.
Hotel TV Upgrade Solutions & IPTV Consulting – Continued
HCS works as a sourcing consultant for hotel properties seeking to upgrade hospitality TVs as well as serving as an IPTV consultant for hotel properties seeking to upgrade their TV systems while also evaluating IPTV options. Specifically-made Hospitality Televisions are overlooked by many owners who wish to upgrade their in room televisions, many owners go out to Sam’s or Wal-Mart and pick a TV off the shelf based on how it looks in the store. They do not account for the required Pro-Idiom encryption to secure their on demand entertainment offerings, hotel-mode activation which can lock out or enable the addition of hospitality-centric solutions. Many hotel owners do not know the difference between a Smart TV and an IPTV, and how your hospitality TVs can enhance connectivity to the guest with screen-mirroring from mobile devices, and IPTV integration with no STB (Set-Top-Box) needed.
Hotel IPTV Consulting – SaaS Applications, Set-Top Boxes and IPTV Content:
HCS often consults with clients who wish to explore the potential of an IPTV system. Through our experience with IPTV set-top boxes and IPTV Content, HCS has been able spotlight the differences between many major IPTV providers. Having what amounts to a PC in each guest room allows for a tremendous convergence of guest room technology, as an IPTV can act as a digital concierge, show you weather details for your stay, provide music streaming from the media server, and allow for the guest to play content from their own devices. Now, there are many instances where a set-top-box is not needed for an IPTV integration, saving the property on expensive hardware costs.
HCS is able to source IPTV content from Independent producers along with from the major studio providers, supplying On Demand content which costs less to provide per room depending
on licensing compared to the larger providers, with a wide variety of content from sports, entertainment, live music, as well as atmospheric nature channels in effort to enhance the guest experience. HCS also works with innovative adult programming which can help drive revenue much further than current hospitality practices.