(PRWEB) June 20, 2011
VideoPropulsion® (OTC:VPTV) announced today that it is including an Electronic Program Guide (EPG) and private hotel channels capabilities in its FloodGate® free-to-guest hospitality HDTV appliances for DISH Network®, DIRECTV®, and Bell TV® .
The EPG provides hospitality guests with a listing of the specific line-up available in their hotel room. Guests can view the schedule of current and future programming which allows them to quickly find programs and channels without surfing through the large lineup. This simple, but uncommon amenity offers guests the ability to conveniently plan viewing with ease.
A private channel facility gives the hotelier a way to display custom welcome channels for their guests using their own pre-recorded SD or HD content played in a continuous loop. Private channels can be used to advertise hotel amenities, local attractions, or other content that the venue may desire, on one or more channels on the guest room TV.
“We are committed to providing feature-packed HDTV systems at the lowest cost per stream in the industry,” said Carl Pick, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Scientist at VideoPropulsion. “The Electronic Program Guide and private channels that we incorporate into the FloodGate continue to differentiate VideoPropulsion as the leading HDTV free to guest supplier in the North American hospitality industry.”
FloodGate appliances from VideoPropulsion bring hospitality HDTV programming from DISH Network, DIRECTV, and Cable Television MSOs to a variety of hospitality markets and support distribution via RF (coax) or IPTV (Ethernet) infrastructures. All FloodGate models automatically encrypt HD channels to meet Hollywood’s strict requirements for content protection using standard technologies readily available from commercial hospitality television set manufacturers. FloodGate systems can co-exist with most pay-per-view and video on demand systems currently deployed.
For over 35 years, VideoPropulsion has been a world leader in hardware and software for high performance, low cost per stream, digital content manipulation, and has established a reputation for providing unique HDTV, VoD, and IPTV products. The Company offers revolutionary FloodGate satellite and CATV transcryption appliances as well as OEM computer modules for a variety of applications, including streaming, multiplexing, demultiplexing, modulation, demodulation, transcoding, encryption, and splicing MPEG formatted data.
VideoPropulsion and FloodGate are registerd trademarks of VideoPropulsion Interactive Television, Inc. DISH Network is a registered trademark of DISH Network, L.L.C. DIRECTV is a registered trademark of DIRECTV, Inc. Bell TV is a registered trademark of Bell Canada.