Swisscom Hospitality and LG Electronics deliver the first embedded hotel TV content sharing application globally on LG’s hospitality TVs
Swisscom Hospitality worked with LG Electronics to co-develop an intuitive interface that allows guests to access a range of applications directly from the on-screen menu. First and foremost is screen mirroring and streaming. Simply called "Share", the technology offers the seamless display of text, images, audio, video, games, office apps and any other content between the guest's own devices and the TV screen in the hotel room, without need for additional Wi-Fi or other networks to run off.
"Share" by Swisscom enables the guest to mirror his devices on the TV, and push content to truly bring that home-from-home experience to his room, in HD video quality including Sound.
Furthermore, the system enables guests to choose from the widest range of content sources to accentuate their viewing pleasure – content streamed directly to the TV over the internet (popular apps such as Netflix, Facebook and Twitter are already available on Swisscom's ConnectedHotel TV, a previous co-development with LG Electronics), or content streamed from the a laptop, tablet or smartphone in the room.
"This technology is a game changer" states Thomas Di Giacomo, Chief Technology Officer at Swisscom Hospitality. "The TV has fast become the interactive hub for the hotel room. Giving guests the ability to securely pair their devices with the TV in a couple of clicks – it is literally that simple with the new LG Pro:Centric TVs – to bring their own content, apps, mobile habits to the room, regardless of where they are in the world, creates a unique selling proposition for hotel chains in an increasingly competitive market place."
"Once again we are proud to deliver something unique with Swisscom Hospitality", says Shawn Kim, Head of B2B Operation for LG Electronics Europe. "In 2010 we launched the first generation of set top box-less hotel TV with Swisscom, a solution that delivered interactive High Definition TV, Video on Demand, Wired and Wireless Internet access all in one based on our Pro:Centric platform. This new development is the latest in a strong cooperation through continuous joint product development that positions both LG and Swisscom to deliver the finest guest experience in the market."