Sma Tv And Iptv Systems
What is IPTV?
IPTV systems have left behind the traditional concept of Pay TV, enabling all the formation and predictions in this field to change and develop.
IPTV technology allows both TV and PayTV systems to be delivered to TVs over an IP infrastructure (LAN) instead of a conventional coaxial cable.
IPTV Application Areas? Interactive IPTV systems are especially preferred by the following institutions that want to generate revenue from customer intensive and value added services or provide multi-point TV services:
- Shopping malls
- Educational institutions
- All institutions with video communication
Interactive IPTV The IPTV system provides the best way to meet your entertainment and communication needs of your customers who expect a wide range of content and high service quality. The first time your guest enters the room, he / she sees a special “Welcome” message in his / her native language and the increasing customer satisfaction brings with it the same rate of income and prestige. In order to meet the increasing customer demands and offer more in the face of rapidly developing technology, Interactive TV technology provides solutions that support both past and future infrastructure investments. The system, which is completely on demand, can provide superior quality service over any network infrastructure. Not only the new or project-based hotels, but also the hotels with an existing infrastructure that cannot wiring again can benefit from our interactive services. These services can be sold through these infrastructures: Video on Demand, Audio on Demand, High Speed Internet Connection, Internet on TV. All interactive services and internet access are provided via a single cable (coaxial or data / telephone cable) that comes to the interactive TV set. Thus, the hotel management who want to take the internet service into the room does not need to provide LAN switch, cabling, software and server to the interactive and internet solutions separately. It is possible to offer hotels a variety of content packages to suit their customer profile. Regardless of your infrastructure, all content offered is ondemand. The control during the consumption of the contents in these packages is totally under the control of the hotel guest, the guest starts-freezes-stops or resumes at any time. The services in which the customer is in full control of the use of the content are called “ondemand” (optional). Extensive content packages allow the hotel guest to choose quality and up-to-date movies, programs or music albums from various categories of lists. As with older systems or existing pay-per-view channels, the user does not have to start using the content from the middle or the end. Everything is under the control of the customer and this content increases sales much more than conventional systems. The on-demand content offered does not increase sales alone. An important element is the quality and timeliness of these contents. Your content should be varied to suit all tastes and audiences.Regardless of the content or service purchased, the customer has all kinds of preliminary information (duration, language options, age limit, subject, cover, poster, staff, price preview etc.) about the product he is buying. All kinds of tools (package sales, promotions, content advertisements, statistical information, etc.) that will increase the sales of services and contents come with the system. All interactive services can be monitored and managed by our hotel staff console. Checkin options, such as package options of paid services or customer preference, such as language selection, can be set at check-in via PMS.Main Features of IPTV Systems:
- Pay TV (Video On Demand) services
- Delivery of TV & Radio channels to rooms
- Customer-specific welcome / welcome message
- Ordering (restaurant, SPA, room service, etc.)
- Housekeeping feature (room being cleaned, dirty, clean)
- EPG (Electronic Program Guide), TV Streaming
- Hotel Info Pages
- Hotel advertising channels
- Language options (English, Turkish, German, Spanish, Italian, etc.)
- Integration with front office software
- Ability to send messages to TVs
- Control of both TV and IPTV system with one remote control
- TV front design according to hotel concept
- Guest can view their account on TV
- System supporting HD, scrambled / unencrypted broadcasts
- Internet access via wireless keyboard on TV
- Central system management IPTV Equipment: IPTV broadcast is delivered to the end point with Set Top Box (STB) on hotel type TVs with standard HDMI input. The STB box connects to the network via LAN cable and receives the broadcast, while the HDMI cable provides connection to the TV. The need for STB is eliminated in the new generation Smart TV-enabled hotel TVs. IPTV broadcast is broadcast from network to TV.
Why choose IPTV instead of standard TV systems (SMATV)?
The differences between the standard TV solution SMA TV and IPTV are summarized below: SMATV systems have TV channel number limitation. In SMATV systems, up to 55 channels of acceptable image quality are possible, while IPTV systems have no channel limitation. Since it is a necessity to offer TV channels of foreign countries to foreign guests, especially in hotels with a business hotel concept, an average number of channels between 100-120 is required along with Turkish channels.
In SMATV systems, image quality decreases due to wiring and distance, and full HD broadcasts cannot be delivered in the desired quality. There is no problem with the image quality in IPTV systems. Many interactive features can be offered to the customer in IPTV systems. SMATV systems can only offer a limited number of TV channels in a predetermined order. PayTV service can be provided in IPTV systems without installing a separate system. This is a source of income for the hotel and an additional service for guests. In IPTV systems, Digital Signage service can be provided without setting up a separate system. Meeting rooms, elevators, etc. All broadcasts at the point can be managed from a single point. The IPTV system is integrated into the front office software (PMS). This integration provides extra features such as greeting with customer language and name, automatic writing of services received on customer foil, child lock….
The IPTV system is open to innovations and additional integrations. For example, if desired, the fire warning system can be integrated into the IPTV system, customer satisfaction surveys can be made, reservations or hotel services can be purchased via TV, Tablet PC / Smartphone integrations are possible. Images from any IP camera in the hotel can be transferred to the TV system (such as conference rooms, meeting rooms, etc.) In hotels using the IPTV system, the need for coaxial cabling is also eliminated and thus the cost is eliminated.