Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 25, 2007
NxTV, Inc., the first and largest provider of IPVOD, interactive digital IP-based in-room entertainment in the hospitality industry, announced it is showcasing a wide range of new IP-network based technology at HITEC at booth 317. Among the IP technology advances that NxTV is demonstrating at HITEC are IPTV and World Radio, which join NxTV's already robust service lineup that includes HD IPVOD, high-speed TV internet via an embedded Firefox browser and a highly customizable guest interface. NxTV will provide demonstrations of its digital multicast HD IPTV system most recently installed at the Crown Macau in China, and soon to be installed at the MGM Grand Detroit. In addition to these IP-based services, NxTV will also show how its system seamlessly integrates with numerous external guestroom devices such as surround-sound speaker systems, connectivity panels and MP3 player docking stations, as well as a wide variety of HD display models. The exhibit will also illustrate how NxTV is integrating the HTNG Single Guest Itinerary standard.
Russell P. Reeder, President and COO of NxTV, Inc., said, "IP-based technology is the future of hospitality entertainment. As the market grows, HITEC is the best place for hotel operators who have questions about digital IP-based solutions like IPTV, IP Video On Demand and the newest Internet Protocol guest room technology to get answers. IP-based technology delivers the clearest, sharpest picture quality, and is the platform on which converged networks operate, offering operators a wider range of content and services and a higher level of security, scalability and integration than legacy analog and broadcast digital systems can provide." NxTV's HITEC team will provide demonstrations of HD IPVOD, HD IPTV multicasting, World Radio and the entire range of NxTV services on HD displays from every leading provider of hotel television equipment to show how a converged IP-platform in-room system eliminates much of the risk for hoteliers implementing IP technology.
NxTV will also demonstrate its World Radio service that delivers programming anywhere in the world to meet the needs of global travelers who prefer to listen to their home area radio stations or to programming in their own languages. NxTV will also show how its system easily integrates with surround sound speaker systems and multimedia connectivity panels like the LG Jack Pack, that facilitate the interface of guests' own equipment like iPods, digital cameras and other personal devices to NxTV's guest room system.
In addition, NxTV will also demonstrate how their IP-based system leverages the HTNG Single Guest Itinerary, an industry standard specification designed to coordinate guest itineraries across numerous hotel reservation systems, including PMS, dining, spa and golf. NxTV will show how their system enables guests to view their personal itineraries on screen in their hotel rooms to confirm their daily schedules.
NxTV's proven IP platform delivers HD IPVOD, HD IPTV Free to Guest content and a wide range of other entertainment including high-speed TV Internet access on a converged-network-ready platform. With converged IP networks, HD VOD, IPTV, high-speed Internet access and communication with mini-bar, Voice over IP telephony and POS systems all leverage the power of one converged IP network for greater cost savings, reliability, improved applications integration, scalability and increased operator revenue.
IP-based systems are designed specifically to carry digital information securely and an IP infrastructure is the only way to operate on a converged network. Without an IP-based solution, even the broadcast digital VOD systems on the market today are not scalable or capable of lowering costs by running on a converged network. NxTV's system runs over the hotel's existing converged IP network, which enables the property to communicate with a wide variety of in-room technologies without the cost, effort and risk of installing and maintaining separate networks for each hotel application. NxTV also provides the newest digital entertainment servers with the largest capacity in the hospitality industry, to maximize revenue-building opportunities for its clients. NxTV's July 2007 movie lineup will feature over 250 movies on demand, the largest selection in the industry, including both recent Hollywood blockbusters and smaller box-office independent films.
NxTV is exhibiting at HITEC 2007, June 26-28 in Orlando. Visit booth #317 to learn more about the future of converged IP networks on NxTV's digital IP-platform.
About NxTV, Inc.
NxTV, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, leads the global hospitality industry in the delivery of IP-based, 100% digital in-room entertainment solutions that allow hotel owners to take full advantage of new technology today and in the future, and offer guests the ultimate on-screen entertainment experience. NxTV's system runs over the hotel's existing converged IP network, which enables the property to communicate with a wide variety of in-room technologies without the cost and effort of installing and maintaining separate networks for each hotel application.
Incorporated in 1997, NxTV has the largest installed base of 100% secure IP digital in-room entertainment systems in the hospitality industry. The NxTV System delivers the triple play of digital IP-based in-room entertainment services including High Definition Video On Demand (HD VOD) and IPTV Free to Guest content, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, and a customized guest interface. Clients consist of the world's most prestigious hotel brands, including Four Seasons, Peninsula, Raffles, W Hotels, St. Regis, MGM Grand, Le Meridien and Hyatt. NxTV, Inc. has offices and customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
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