IPTV enters the bathroom [inactive]
OTRUM, Europe's leading full-service provider of in-room TV technology and guest services for the hospitality industry, continues to make it easier for hotels to enrich a guest's experience and memories of a very pleasant stay.
To extend its full range of IPTV services even further, OTRUM is collaborating with Videotree, a UK-based provider of water-resistant television systems designed specifically for use in bathroom and spa environments.
Videotree's "Videospa IP" features elegantly designed television units and patented technology that allows direct feeds from the network without using an external set-top box. Instead, Videospa IP features an integrated unit that simplifies installation and integration, offering a more complete end-to-end solution. According to Bateson, "It is the only integrated system currently available that can receive streams from the digital IPTV head-end and display them in accordance with the channel listings."
Bateson and Chris Bruce, head-of-sales for Videotree, agree that in-room technology plays a major role within the hospitality industry and is a key component in a guest's hotel choice. With emphasis, Bruce adds, "Making Videospa IP easy to integrate and maintain is a major step forward in technology. Extending the entertainment factor into the bathroom is a major step forward in the hospitality industry."
While Bateson and Bruce both envision Videospa IP as a common addition to a standard hotel experience, they admit that initially it will be implemented by premiere hotels in their executive rooms and suites.
Bjørn Ove Skjeie, OTRUM's president and CEO, says, "OTRUM's goal is always to make it as easy as possible for a hotel to offer its guests what they want most – to be treated with special care and as individuals. We are happy to partner with Videotree and see this market-driven product development that will certainly enhance the guest experience."
About OTRUM ASA
OTRUM is a leading provider of interactive TV solutions and content to the hospitality industry. The company develops and supplies total systems consisting of hardware, software, TV channels, films and Internet access.
Founded in 1985, OTRUM is headquartered in Norway, with established country organisations in China, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Authorised distributors operate across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
For further information, visit the website: www.otrum.com.
Videotree Ltd. is based in the United Kingdom and manufactures waterproof television systems designed for luxury hotel or residential bathrooms, spas, wet rooms and kitchens.
Founded in 1999, Videotree has patented technology in products such as Videospa IP that eliminates the need for a separate IR receiver and, instead, enables digital IPTV networks, for example in hotels, to directly deliver television, radio, video-on-demand, music-on-demand, and other services to areas where moisture and condensation would normally make them unavailable.
For further information, visit the website: www.videotree.com