COLOGNE, Germany, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Acentic, a leading supplier of broadband systems and digital interactive TV (iTV) for the hotel industry, announced today that it has launched its Panorama SMART solution integrating its SMART IPTV system and the smart LED TVs from LG. The solution leverages all services and functionality of Panorama but eliminates the need for set-top boxes hence reduces hardware and cabling reducing hardware and ongoing operating costs resulting for greater ROI from installations.
With this integration, hoteliers deliver consistent high-quality HD in-room entertainment and information services to guests and hotel staff, turning the TV set into an intuitive, interactive communication tool.
Without the cables or set-top box hardware costs, hoteliers will experience a more efficient, cost-effective installation and system maintenance. The platform continues to provide the exceptional picture and sound quality for which Panorama is known, plus supports additional guest services that drive incremental revenue such as internet connectivity, Acentic Media, mobile apps, SMART Conference etc.
The smart LED TVs from LG with the integrated Acentic Panorama SMART software will be demonstrated in cooperation with LG Electronics during the 2012 Hotel Show in Dubai, May 15-17 following a recent installation in the region.
"We are thrilled to announce this integration of our sophisticated software application on LG's smart TVs, as it allows hoteliers to effortless offer advanced IPTV on Acentic's latest Core GUI+, delivering a large number of HD and radio channels, an extended app portfolio as well as Horizon wireless internet connectivity," said Richard Robinson, CEO of Acentic. "The all-in-one solution with reduced hardware opens up the opportunity to integrate greater functionality and guest services in software format powered by the Acentic Cloud services. This furthers our vision for Acentic as a complete technology provider, not only for the hospitality market, but for all businesses and multi-room properties."
"A lot of hotels in Europe and the majority of Middle East properties, almost 80 percent, work over IP network and need a cost-effective, optimised solution for TV, entertainment and information services. Acentic has been an excellent partner as we worked together on the convergence of our Smart TV and the Panorama SMART platform to meet the needs of the hospitality market," said Shawn Kim, Head of B2B Operations Europe for LG Electronics.
About Acentic Group
Acentic is an international provider of high-speed Internet access solutions, digital TV services and hospitality-focused mobile apps to hotels. Acentic's digital content, technology, support and services deliver information and communication, as well as entertainment and revenue generation tools, via the hotel television, providing a unique communications system that meets the evolving lifestyles of guests. For more information, visit www.acentic.com.
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