ADB to Showcase Streamcasting Technology at HITEC

  • vuCaster by ADB enables hotel guests to use their smartphones, tablets, laptops and other portable devices to project their OTT (over the top) content to the in-room TV
  • vuTyme by ADB provides an in-room viewing experience equal to or better than home – with searchable Interactive Programming Guide, Over-the-Top services and more
  • Visit ADB at HITEC June 26 to 29 in Booth #337 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

June 20, 2017 – Denver, Colo. – Next week at HITEC Toronto, ADB will showcase an interactive TV solution for in-room entertainment that enables guests to stream content directly from their mobile devices to the guestroom TV. An essential part of its vuTyme in-room entertainment platform, vuCaster streams or “casts” personalized programming from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and other premium content providers onto the bigger in-room screen to deliver a frictionless customer experience without the guest having to provide their account login credentials.

vuCaster will be on display in Booth #337 at HITEC, June 27 to 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Join ADB Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m., as they sponsor the HITEC Opening Night Party at the Toronto Event Centre / Beach Paris.

“Guests expect the hotel TV experience to be as good as – if not better than – what they have at home,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB chief technology officer and general manager, Americas Business TV. “Both vuCaster and vuTyme are designed to remove friction in the guestroom by enabling an entertainment experience that mirrors what users are already familiar with at home. When it comes to in-room entertainment, travelers would ‘prefer’ to watch content that they bring with them using the room TV because ‘most hotels don’t have any good channels or any way to know what channel is what.’ We created vuCaster to make the streaming process as easy as possible.

“To stream content from smartphones, tablets, portable computers and other mobile devices to the TV, guests simply use the vuTyme on-screen menu to activate vuCaster,” he said. “It’s not necessary for guests to enter their account credentials for Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu and others. Once activated, guests launch the vuCaster app on their mobile device. By pressing the Cast icon, content is instantly streamed to the TV. It’s frictionless. And, when content is being viewed on the TV, it frees up guests’ mobile devices for other activities.”

vuCaster is powered by Google Cast™ (a registered trademark of Google Inc). It is available on all new vuTyme deployments and can be retrofitted to existing installations.

vuTyme delivers a complete set of in-room services, including live TV, Video on Demand, Pay-per-view, concierge, local channel, digital signage and targeted advertisements. It also provides Searchable Interactive Program Guide, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward Live TV, and other guest-friendly features.

“Hoteliers who are looking for an iTV solution that is high quality, easy to use, and offers a frictionless experience should visit ADB at HITEC in Booth #337,” Dinallo said. “vuTyme operates in the cloud, requiring no hotel head-end equipment – just a compact set-back box discretely mounted behind the TV. If streamcasting is on your hotel’s wish-list for 2017, then it’s time to experience vuCaster and vuTyme.”

For more information on vuTyme and vuCaster, visit ADB in Booth #337 at HITEC.

 

About ADB Business TV

ADB’s Business TV solutions are built on 20 years of continuous development and innovation, delivering advanced TV solutions for businesses across cable, satellite, IPTV and now over-the-top (OTT) services. We provide solutions that meet today’s complex hospitality TV demands, marrying global TV, interactive media, and IP connectivity to enable a better in-room customer experience,

ADB’s hospitality solution is one of the top five most deployed hospitality interactive TV solutions globally and the second most deployed platform in the US.  Our technologies power TV content and services delivery in over 250,000 US guestrooms, across the industry’s leading brands.

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative software solutions and managed services for business TV, personal TV, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). We understand how multimedia convergence is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost-effective connectivity and services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, ADB has deployed more than 100 million devices worldwide. We have a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 400-strong engineering team.

 

ADB to Unveil vuTyme IRE for Fiber Deployments at HITEC

  • Nationally deployed with cable operators, vuTyme version 4.4 is ideal for hotels with fiber-to-premise video delivery
  • As part of the LG Electronics USA’s Pro:Centric® Partner Program, ADB executes vuTyme on LG set-top devices and LG Pro:Centric SmartTVs
  • Visit ADB in at HITEC June 27 – 29 in Booth #337 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

June 13, 2017 – Denver, Colo. – In two weeks, ADB will bring its popular interactive TV solution, vuTyme, to HITEC Toronto. Of special interest to hoteliers shopping for an in-room entertainment solution will be the combination of vuTyme with LG Electronics 5500 Set-Top Box (STB) and LG Electronics’ Pro:Centric® SmartTVs in which the SmartTVs eliminate the need for the in-room STB altogether.

vuTyme will be on display June 27 to 29 at HITEC in Booth #337 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Join ADB Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m., as they sponsor the HITEC Opening Night Party at the Muzik Event Centre.

“As providers continue deploying fiber cabling to hotels as a means of delivering video direct to the property, they can now run vuTyme by ADB via the LG 5500 STB,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB chief technology officer and general manager, Americas Business TV. “Even better, if each guestroom is equipped with a capable LG Pro:Centric SmartTV, our vuTyme solution will execute on the TV directly without the need for an STB.”

vuTyme with LG Electronics 5500 STB and LG Electronics’ Pro:Centric® SmartTVs means lower costs for hoteliers due to existing content protection schemes and the systems’ operating on all-IP networks and using less on-premises equipment. It also means more available bandwidth on the fiber network for high-speed data, voice, and future expansion. Together, ADB and LG Electronics are giving guests robust features and stunning picture quality on the industry’s best TVs.

“vuTyme has always been agnostic in video ingress technologies, whether it’s IP, QAM, over fiber, or over RF coax,” Dinallo said. “Additionally, it’s agnostic of the video transport within the premise supporting different wiring and protocols, such as Unicast, Multicast, Cat5/6, WiFi, QAM over Coax, and even IP over DOCSIS over Coax. Working on optimizing the fiber buildouts that are happening today are a natural extension of what ADB offers.”

 

Longevity + Experience

For 20+ years, ADB has been offering the best and most useful interactive TV features for its customers. As the provider of 100 million at-home television set-top boxes and broadband gateway systems around the world, ADB is intimately familiar with what guests have, what they use, how they use it, and what they want. This gives ADB the technical and behavioral experience that no other supplier has when designing, developing and deploying the next generation of iTV for hotels.

vuTyme is an end-to-end, managed-services iTV solution delivers live TV, VOD, PPV, concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements PLUS it offers exciting features such as Searchable Interactive Program Guide (IPG), Over-the-Top (OTT) services access like Screencasting from BYOD, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward LIVE TV, and much more.

For more information on vuTyme with LG Electronics 5500 STB and LG Electronics’ Pro:Centric® TVs, visit ADB in Booth #337 at HITEC.

 

About ADB Business TV

ADB’s Business TV solutions are built on 20 years of continuous development and innovation, delivering advanced TV solutions for businesses across cable, satellite, IPTV and now over-the-top (OTT) services. We provide solutions that meet today’s complex hospitality TV demands, marrying global TV, interactive media, and IP connectivity to enable a better in-room customer experience,

ADB’s hospitality solution is one of the top five most deployed hospitality interactive TV solutions globally and the second most deployed platform in the US.  Our technologies power TV content and services delivery in over 250,000 US guestrooms, across the industry’s leading brands.

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative software solutions and managed services for business TV, personal TV, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). We understand how multimedia convergence is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost-effective connectivity and services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, ADB has deployed more than 100 million devices worldwide. We have a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 400-strong engineering team.

 

ADB to Host HITEC Toronto Opening Night Party at Muzik Event Centre

  • Meet the biggest interactive TV provider that you’ve never heard of while celebrating your technology accomplishments and enjoying true Canadian hospitality
  • Visit ADB in at HITEC June 26 to 29 in Booth #337 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

June 7, 2017 – Denver, Colo. – For the first time, the city of Toronto will play host to HITEC (the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference) June 26 to 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For the second time, ADB will host the HITEC Opening Night Party on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Full registration attendees are invited to kick-off the premier hotel technology show at the Muzik™ Event Centre, located at 15 Saskatchewan Road.

“We hope everyone attending HITEC will be our guests at the HITEC Opening Night Party on Monday night,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB chief technology officer and general manager, Americas Business TV. “During this time, we hope you will meet our team, celebrate your own technology accomplishments, and enjoy the best in Canadian hospitality.

“While you can catch a glimpse of our popular vuTyme in-room entertainment solution on numerous TVs throughout the Muzik Event Centre — including on an interactive LED wall – we invite you to see our many and differing solutions in Booth #337 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center Tuesday through Thursday,” he added. “If you are looking for a high-quality and easy-to-use iTV solution that offers a frictionless experience, then vuTyme is for you. You’ll love the fact that vuTyme operates in the cloud and requires no hotel head-end equipment – just a compact set-back box discretely mounted behind the TV.”

vuTyme is an end-to-end, managed-services iTV solution that delivers live TV, VOD, PPV, concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements PLUS it offers exciting features such as Searchable Interactive Program Guide (IPG), Over-the-Top (OTT) services access like Screencasting from BYOD, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward LIVE TV, and much more.

Longevity & Experience

For 20+ years, ADB has been offering the best and most useful interactive TV features for its customers. As the provider of 100 million at-home television set-top boxes and broadband gateway systems around the world, ADB is intimately familiar with what guests have, what they use, how they use it, and what they want. This gives ADB the technical and behavioral experience that no other supplier has when designing, developing and deploying the next generation of iTV for hotels.

At HITEC, ADB will unveil:

  • New vuTyme enhancements, including three choices of brandable UIs, OTT screencasting and more;
  • A “Lite” solution that enables economy property owners to offer their guests a rich viewing experience but without the robust concierge services built into the full-featured vuTyme solution.
  • An Emergency Alert Messaging service that will dramatically improve the safety of hotel guests and staff.

For more information on the vuTyme by ADB iTV platform, visit www.vuTyme.com.

Editor’s NOTE: ADB will hold a Press Conference prior to the HITEC Opening Night Party on Monday at 6:00 p.m. at Muzik. All registered media are encouraged to attend.

 

About ADB Business TV

ADB’s Business TV solutions are built on 20 years of continuous development and innovation, delivering advanced TV solutions for businesses across cable, satellite, IPTV and now over-the-top (OTT) services. We provide solutions that meet today’s complex hospitality TV demands, marrying global TV, interactive media, and IP connectivity to enable a better in-room customer experience,

ADB’s hospitality solution is one of the top five most deployed hospitality interactive TV solutions globally and the second most deployed platform in the US.  Our technologies power TV content and services delivery in over 250,000 US guestrooms, across the industry’s leading brands.

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative software solutions and managed services for business TV, personal TV, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). We understand how multimedia convergence is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost-effective connectivity and services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, ADB has deployed more than 100 million devices worldwide. We have a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350-strong engineering team.

 

ADB Enhances its 4th Generation vuTyme IRE Solution

  • Nationally deployed with cable operators, vuTyme’s new enhancements include three choices of brandable UIs, OTT screen-casting and more
  • vuTyme’s 65+ features offer dynamic configuration to meet hotelier needs
  • Visit ADB at HITEC June 26 to 29 in Booth #337 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

June 1, 2017 – Denver, Colo. – Next month, ADB will showcase vuTyme 4.4, a robust In-Room Entertainment System packed with scalable features supporting all hotel tiers, from economy to luxury. vuTyme 4.4 is fully customizable and contains three choices of User Interface, enabling hoteliers to apply their unique branding guidelines to unify the look and feel for guests. Each feature-set contains advertising campaigns, digital signage, and local/hotel program channel.

vuTyme by ADB will be on display at HITEC Toronto June 26 to 29 in Booth #337. Join ADB Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m., as they sponsor the HITEC Opening Night Party at the Muzik Event Centre.

“With vuTyme, ADB continues to raise the bar on the possibilities of what an in-room entertainment system can and should offer,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB chief technology officer and general manager, Americas Business TV.  “We built vuTyme in 2011 as a solution that would transcend the typical in-room TV viewing experience. Today, vuTyme continues to be digital based, agnostic to video transport and delivery, and built to lower the total cost of ownership. It also streamlines transaction-based processing to enable hoteliers to create new services and revenue-generating capabilities. vuTyme 4.4 is nothing less than what we intended many years ago.”

vuTyme 4.4 delivers live TV, VOD, PPV, concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements PLUS it offers exciting features such as Searchable Interactive Program Guide (IPG), Over-the-Top (OTT) services access like Screencasting from BYOD, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward LIVE TV, and much more.

“Hoteliers who are looking for a high-quality and easy-to-use iTV solution that offers a frictionless experience should visit ADB at HITEC Toronto,” Dinallo said. “vuTyme operates in the cloud, requiring no hotel head-end equipment – just a compact set-back box discretely mounted behind the TV.”

For more information on the vuTyme by ADB iTV platform, visit www.vuTyme.com.

 

About ADB Business TV

ADB’s Business TV solutions are built on 20 years of continuous development and innovation, delivering advanced TV solutions for businesses across cable, satellite, IPTV and now over-the-top (OTT) services. We provide solutions that meet today’s complex hospitality TV demands, marrying global TV, interactive media, and IP connectivity to enable a better in-room customer experience,

ADB’s hospitality solution is one of the top five most deployed hospitality interactive TV solutions globally and the second most deployed platform in the US.  Our technologies power TV content and services delivery in over 250,000 US guestrooms, across the industry’s leading brands.

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative software solutions and managed services for business TV, personal TV, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). We understand how multimedia convergence is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost-effective connectivity and services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, ADB has deployed more than 100 million devices worldwide. We have a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350-strong engineering team.

 

Commercial deployment of RDK on ADB platform

17TH May, 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for multimedia convergence, announces its partnership with Portuguese telecommunications and multimedia service provider, NOWO, with scope to implement the commercial launch of its TV service with ADB STB Hardware and ADB RDK Middleware.

This strategic cooperation has aim to quickly deploy a variety of new RDK based services which will vastly enhance NOWO’s offering to its customer base with innovative new features.

Ana Teixeira, NOWO’s Chief Technology Officer commented: “As part of our commitment to the ongoing improvement of our services and offer to our customer base, we are confident that we found the right partner to continue to create innovative solutions and deliver for the future. NOWO and ADB share the same vision and a mutual focus on technological innovation and we believe that this partnership will help us to achieve our goals, as we move into our next phase of business development.”

“The ADB solution adopted by NOWO is built on solid, proven technology, and met NOWO’s key requirements for the project. The ADB RDK Middleware will continue to evolve to RDK-V and will follow the future requirements of PayTV”, said Lennart Broers, SVP of Sales at ADB for Major Accounts in EMEA.

NOWO uses the innovative ADB 1750CF HD HEVC STB, providing customers with cutting edge technology and benefits, including multiple tuners, optional HDD and time-shift functionalities.

The ADB STB + RDK Middleware solution is seamlessly integrated with the multiscreen next-gen Nebula TV solution of ANDROME. This state-of-the-art end-to-end TV product is fully content driven and is providing build-in recommendation for the end-users delivering NOWO a competitive edge.  It has been received very well by NOWO’s customers after an efficient and successful commercial launch.

 

About ADB

ADB provides advanced innovative solutions for personal TV, business TV, broadband and for Internet of Things (IOT). The dynamically evolving “Connected Age” is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services, which ADB solutions address.

The company has extensive proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling operators to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers demand. ADB empowers some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Telenor, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Time Warner and Vodafone.

ADB has a dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 400-strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com

 

About NOWO

NOWO is a Portuguese private telecommunications operator, founded in 1993 and owned by APAX Partners and Fortino Capital. In 1995 it obtained the licenses to start operating, offering telephone services, internet and cable television.  Since Jan 2016 Nowo is also MVNO, offering national mobile coverage with 4G speeds.  It has hybrid fiber optic and coaxial network with more than 14,000 Km and reaches more than 900,000 homes passed.

NOWO distinguishes itself by being the challenger of the market: it openly states the existence of agreements without fidelity, and the services bundles can be personalized according to the client´s needs.

 

About ANDROME

ANDROME realizes challenging solutions for leading telecom providers. With the Nebula product portfolio Androme delivers a scalable and reliable basis for enhanced functionality both to end-users and to BSS (Business Support Systems). The Nebula architecture is built taking advantage of more than 20 years of telecom experience.  The Nebula product portfolio delivers an intuitive UI and enhanced TV functionality on top of RDK-based STBs (set-top boxes) and mobile devices bringing TV services like live TV, catch-up, start-over, nPvR, local recordings, sVoD, tVoD and fVoD to a new era. The content discovery is based on user specific recommendations, bookmarks, favorites, ads and promotions. Also upselling features are included to increase ARPU for the MSO.

 

ADB will develop new nc+ Software platforms for the coming years

Geneva, Switzerland, 11th May 2017ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for media convergence, and nc+, a leading polish satellite operator and provider of advanced multimedia services have signed an agreement to extend cooperation for the development of nc+ software platforms for the coming years.

This long-term agreement confirms ADB as key supplier for nc+ advanced platform software and services and enhances the market traction of the nc+ digital platform. Provided are various new compelling features, such as on demand video content via Internet connectivity amongst others, which will increase platform attractiveness and extend the lifecycle of the deployed STBs.

The ADB and nc+ partnership dates from 2006, when the companies jointly launched the first HD platform in Poland. Subsequently the operator has implemented extensive ADB solutions such as advanced DVR, VOD service, Multi-room, Multi-screen, OTT services, and many other advanced features. These solutions have won an array of prestigious awards at international trade fairs.

To date, ADB has provided nc+ with over 2 million STBs with advanced trend setting solutions, that enable fast and intuitive access to favorite services at the most convenient time and place for the viewer.

“Our common goal is to create innovative solutions and provide viewers with an attractive offer that brings ever better viewing experience. Thanks to our broad expertise and knowledge, ADB continues to surprise with pioneering implementations, which are ahead of the trends. Our over ten-year collaboration with nc+ brings forth outstanding projects and successes for both companies. This partnership allows creating unique and advanced products that viewers and industry specialists appreciate, “said Jacek Galik, SVP of Sales East Europe.

“Thanks to cooperation with ADB, we have been providing our customers with the latest nc+ technology platform, shaping Polish digital television market” said Jarosław Kordalewski, Vice President of the nc + Technology and IT department. “Extending our cooperation for the next few years will allow us to further develop our offer, which our current and future customers will benefit from” adds Jarosław Kordalewski.

 

 

About ADB

ADB provides advanced innovative solutions for personal TV, business TV, broadband and for Internet of Things (IOT). The dynamically evolving “Connected Age” is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services, which ADB solutions address.

The company has extensive proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling operators to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers demand. ADB empowers some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Telenor, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Telenor, Time Warner and Vodafone.

ADB has a dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 400 strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com

 

About nc+

nc+ is a modern paid television platform, offering the most extensive range of programs in Poland. It offers over 160 carefully selected channels of the best quality, 81 of them in HD standard. At the same time it provides access to over 600 FTA channels.

Now, nc+ means also superfast LTE Internet and mobile phone technology. nc+ Internet is a unique service: Unlimited TV, which does not influence the data transfer limits when you watch television via ncplusgo.pl website or with the nc+ GO app. So, you can watch your television wherever and whenever you want, for as long as you want and on whatever screen you want!

nc+ means also the most modern technologies, including PVR (personal video recording); MULTIROOM; nc+ go TV – thousands of video and films on demand available after connection of the set top box to the Internet; the nc+ GO service that provides access to television and VOD collection at any time, place and via any mobile device (laptop, tablet or smartphone). Further, there is the CANAL+ Sport Online application that gives mobile device users access to transmissions of the most important sports events.

ADB Delivers Turn-key SD-WAN solution for SMB

With the launch of software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) largely aimed at service providers and very large enterprises, ADB has developed an industry-first solution specifically tailored for SMB and branch offices including CPE enabled for SD-WAN.

This next generation solution is fully integrated with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies and offers an end-to-end solution including all components from CPE to self-care portal.

As the first solution on the market optimized for the needs of SMB and branch office requirements, the solution offers a range of advanced features on the multi-WAN CPE, including automated provisioning that reduces the service activation times for services from weeks to minutes.

The solution provides benefits for service providers and SMB customer alike;

  • reduced capex due to software virtualization enabling standardized hardware to be used
  • reduced opex due to remote and automated provisioning saving the cost of an engineer visit to reconfigure the CPE
  • shorter activation time for new services leading to faster time to revenue for the service provider and improved customer satisfaction

ADB’s solution provides operators with an effective method of deploying a complete and fully integrated end-to-end solution for multi-site customers. By using an overlay network approach, operators can deliver the most cost-effective customer premise equipment (CPE) for branch offices, along with the capability to effectively manage the entire network using a single architecture and advanced software toolset.

Through this support, operators can begin the migration of selected capabilities to the Cloud – resulting in improved flexibility and lower costs, while futureproofing the next generation of broadband services.

To find out more come and see us at MWC on stand 3.E11.

 

 

About ADB

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative solutions for personal and business TV and Internet of Things (IOT). We understand how the Connected Age is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services.

Our Connected Solutions bring together our proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling our customer’s to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers crave. We know what success looks like because we are empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom, Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Time Warner and Vodafone.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350 strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com

Give Guests the Gift of Better Communication in 2017 with Direct TV Messaging Via vuTyme by ADB

  • Hoteliers can message an individual guest, a group of guests, all guests,
    or even guests at different hotels in a multi-property environment, like a theme park
  • Front desk staff type messages that scroll across the top of the TV in large font and in real time to grab guests’ attention

shutterstock_52937728December 7, 2016 — Denver, Colo. — A recent study asked travelers what they expect from a hotel’s In-Room Entertainment (IRE) experience. Their answer wasn’t surprising. Travelers said they expect the interactive TV platform to provide them with the types of information they want to know, and they want information delivered directly to them that they need to know relevant to their stay. In today’s instant-information age, that seems like a pretty reasonable expectation. That’s why ADB built in-room messaging into its new cloud-based IRE platform, vuTyme. While there are several dedicated messaging systems on the market, few (if any) of the IRE providers are enabling hoteliers to use the TV for direct-to-guest messaging.

The “2016 In-Room Entertainment Preference Study” revealed that “Guest Messaging” is an emerging technology that guests find especially important in impacting their stay. In particular, the survey explored guest perceptions about feedback on service requests and the ability for a meeting planner to send targeted messages to their group members only. Respondents overwhelmingly said they want to be contacted. The preferred contact medium, especially for Millennials, was the hotel room TV.

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“Guests have a variety of information needs during their stay,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB CTO of Business TV. “Sure, there is probably a dedicated TV channel allocated for folio review and a list of hotel services, but it requires guests to search for it and then extract the information that is relevant to them in that moment. Having a dedicated channel is good, but offering a direct messaging platform via the in-room TV is far better. Via vuTyme, front desk staff can message a guest individually, a group of guests, all guests, or even guests staying at 20 different properties within the same enterprise or theme park.

“In a dynamic hotel environment, things are always changing,” he said. “Perhaps management needs to add a last-minute food and beverage special to recoup dwindling sales, maybe seats just opened up for a previously sold-out entertainment venue, or the shuttle bus just broke down and guests with prior transportation reservations will now need to take a taxi to the airport instead. vuTyme enables front desk staff to type a personalized message to one guest or a generalized message to all guests that scrolls across the top of the TV in real time and in a large font to grab their attention. In this way, the hotel is giving guests exactly what they asked for: information that they want to know and need to know relevant to their stay.”

Consider these scenarios:

  • The hotel pool will be closed from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for routine maintenance. A guest would prefer to learn of the closing on their in-room TV prior to changing clothes and walking down to the pool.
  • There is an annual meeting at your convention hotel that spans the entire property. A guest rather learn that the Opening General Session has moved from Ballroom A on the north side of the facility to Ballroom D on the south side of the facility before she shows up with just minutes to spare.
  • A guest is waiting for an important package to arrive. Instead of calling the front desk repeatedly to inquire on the delivery status, he would prefer to see a message pop up on the TV while readying for the day.

With vuTyme by ADB, front desk staff upload the message and they also control the frequency for all configurable text. For example, communication can be set to scroll every two minutes and display for 30 seconds or in any time intervals they select.

“Hotels that are not driving guest messaging to the in-room TV are doing the industry a disservice,” Dinallo said. “vuTyme was designed to integrate all service that today’s travelers demand into one system.”

vuTyme+byadb_onwhite_cmykvuTyme is a 4th generation end-to-end, managed-services iTV solution for hotels. It delivers a complete set of services like live TV, VOD, PPV, concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements PLUS it offers exciting features such as Searchable Interactive Program Guide (IPG), Over-the-Top (OTT) services access like Screencasting from BYOD, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward LIVE TV, and much more. vuTyme is offered as a managed service to hotels using the global cloud infrastructure or cable company central office. ADB offers 24/7 monitoring to ensure reliability and delivery of service.

 

About ADB Business TV

ADB’s Business TV solutions are built on 20 years of continuous development and innovation, delivering advanced TV solutions for businesses across cable, satellite, IPTV and now over-the-top (OTT) services. We provide solutions that meet today’s complex hospitality TV demands, marrying global TV, interactive media, and IP connectivity to enable a better in-room customer experience,

ADB’s hospitality solution is one of the top five most deployed hospitality interactive TV solutions globally and the second most deployed platform in the US.  Our technologies power TV content and services delivery in over 200,000 US guestrooms, across the industry’s leading brands.

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative software solutions and managed services for business TV, personal TV, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). We understand how multimedia convergence is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost-effective connectivity and services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, ADB has deployed more than 100 million devices worldwide. We have a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350-strong engineering team.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com

Got TVs? Get Digital Signage Via vuTyme by ADB

  • Available at a low cost and with little on-premises equipment needed, the vuTyme Digital Signage option turns a static display monitor into a digital content campaign manager
  • Hoteliers create and post own content for added flexibility and cost control

December 2, 2016 — Denver, Colo. — Whoever said Digital Signage implementation is costly and complicated never experienced the option now available through vuTyme by ADB. As part of this popular cloud-based In-Room Entertainment solution, hoteliers can turn any hotel TV into a content display without processing fees or involving a third party to manage it for them.

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“Unlike a dedicated digital signage system that costs thousands of dollars, ADB is now offering the service as an option within vuTyme,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB CTO of Business TV. “As a modular system, vuTyme enables hoteliers to create their own digital signage campaigns. This content is created using a cloud-based management system, shared through the TV’s compact set-back box (discretely mounted behind the TV), and stored in vuTyme’s library. This gives hoteliers the flexibility to switch any TV from guest use to digital signage as needed. For example, use a TV in the breakfast area to promote the day’s meetings and events, then switch it back to guest-use mid-day and change it again to promote bar or restaurant specials in the evening. This is done using a simple web-portal. With vuTyme Digital Signage (DS), there is no need  for expensive displays, and it makes the TV more valuable throughout the day.”

vuTyme+byadb_onwhite_cmykvuTyme is a 4th generation end-to-end, managed-services iTV solution for hotels.  It delivers a complete set of services like live TV, VOD, PPV, concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements PLUS it offers exciting features such as Searchable Interactive Program Guide (IPG), Over-the-Top (OTT) services access like Screencasting from BYOD, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward LIVE TV, and much more.

ds2The vuTyme DS option can be used to dedicate one or more set-back boxes to cycle through promotional or informational pictures. Uploaded on premises, staff can specify the date, time duration of display, and the amount of time between pictures. The vuTyme DS can also be enabled by property, by specific area in a hotel (such as lobby or bar), by specific rooms (meeting rooms or guestrooms), or even by specific boxes across a property. DS boxes will not be able to tune to video or other vuTyme services until the DS mode has been changed for the specific boxes to full vuTyme services.

“vuTyme DS is limited only by one’s imagination,” Dinallo said. “Our customers commonly use it to showcase restaurant menus, hotel services, property maps, meeting and event locations, safety information, advertisements, and more. When the monitor is not being used for in-house promotions, some hotels have opted to display digital artwork that complements the environment.”

Benefits of the vuTyme Digital Signage system include:

  • Low cost: It comes with vuTyme; no dedicated equipment is needed
  • Flexible: hoteliers can enable/disable on any given vuTyme TV
  • No dependencies: hoteliers can create their own content
  • Simple content generation: PowerPoint and Images suffice

“vuTyme DS is the basic content-creation and display service that the majority of hoteliers are requesting today,” Dinallo said. “It’s simple. . . It’s flexible. . . and more importantly, it’s affordable. What vuTyme DS is not, is interactive.”

vuTyme is offered as a managed service to hotels using the global cloud infrastructure or cable company central office. ADB offers 24/7 monitoring to ensure reliability and delivery of service.

 

 

About ADB Business TV

ADB’s Business TV solutions are built on 20 years of continuous development and innovation, delivering advanced TV solutions for businesses across cable, satellite, IPTV and now over-the-top (OTT) services. We provide solutions that meet today’s complex hospitality TV demands, marrying global TV, interactive media, and IP connectivity to enable a better in-room customer experience,

ADB’s hospitality solution is one of the top five most deployed hospitality interactive TV solutions globally and the second most deployed platform in the US.  Our technologies power TV content and services delivery in over 200,000 US guestrooms, across the industry’s leading brands.

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative software solutions and managed services for business TV, personal TV, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT). We understand how multimedia convergence is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost-effective connectivity and services.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America, ADB has deployed more than 100 million devices worldwide. We have a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350-strong engineering team.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com

 

ADB helps Multimedia Polska deliver enhanced TV services with user-friendly Personal TV solution

  • Catch-up TV service allows subscribers to watch selected programs previously broadcast
  • Network PVR functionality allows recording any program without local storage
  • Timeshift functionality enables subscribers to stop, resume, and rewind watched channels, and even restart an in-progress broadcast

Geneva, Switzerland, 22 November 2016 – ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for media convergence, has today announced that Multimedia Polska, a cable operator in Poland, has chosen ADB’s Personal TV software platform to enhance its pay-TV offering. ADB’s Personal TV solution offers a variety of next-generation features within an innovative, intuitive and user-friendly interface. Multimedia Polska S.A. provides radio, television, internet and telephony via cable TV and telecommunication services in Poland, serving 900,000 subscribers.

The implementation of the award winning Personal TV solution will enable Multimedia Polska to launch several new features, including a catch-up TV service that allows subscribers to later watch selected programs that were previously broadcast, or to record any program using personal video recorder (nPVR) functionality. The upgrade also delivers timeshift services, allowing subscribers to stop, resume, rewind and also start over a program already in progress.

This new functionality is enabled and enriched thanks to the redesign of the pay-TV user interface and electronic programming guide (EPG), which includes an enhanced system of personalised recommendations that recognizes viewers’ preferences and suggests content suited to their needs based on availability, timing and context.

Bartlomiej Kasinski, Director of Strategy and Development Division, Multimedia Polska, comments: “Our partnership with ADB will allow  us  to enrich our offering with new functionalities that will enable the delivery of a range of very interesting and innovative digital television services to our subscribers. With ADB’s Personal TV solution, we have a truly extendable platform that will literally change the way our subscribers watch TV.”

The ADB Personal TV platform offers a feature-rich client device and backend software suite, which provides a fully personalized, intuitive and viewer-friendly user experience – enabling quick and easy customer engagement based on individual preferences. The next-generation suite is a standards-based platform, which offers several key features that empower pay-TV operators to dramatically improve content delivery.

Multimedia Polska and ADB have worked together since 2007, initially with the implementation of HD decoders and management systems – allowing Multimedia Polska to become only the second operator in Europe to implement an HDTV with VOD service. Over intervening years, ADB has helped Multimedia Polska deliver many successful projects, including an enhanced VOD service, cardless signal security system and an interactive application enabling viewers to participate in programs through voting.

Jacek Galik, Senior Vice President Sales for ADB, notes: “We are extremely pleased that Multimedia Polska has once again chosen an ADB solution to support a new and pioneering offering to its customers. This underlines the fact that we are not only a trusted partner, but also a recognised innovator across the digital TV industry. ADB’s knowledge and years of experience ensures that operators are able to provide cutting-edge services and, ultimately, an attractive offering with the modern features that today’s consumers demand.”

The ADB Personal TV solution is built on 20 years of continuous technological development for cable, satellite, IPTV and over-the-top (OTT) service providers.

The first deployment of ADB’s solution for Multimedia Polska is due to launch in Q2 2017.

 

About ADB

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative solutions for personal and business TV and Internet of Things (IOT). We understand how the Connected Age is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services.

Our Connected Solutions bring together our proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling our customer’s to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers crave. We know what success looks like because we are empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom, Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Time Warner and Vodafone.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350 strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com