News for the Hospitality Executive
Most Innovative Technology Award 2012
March 4th 2013: Quadriga‟s Personal Media Network™ mobile application has been awarded HTNG‟s „Most Innovative Technology Award 2012‟ at this year‟s HTNG North American conference in Atlanta, GA. Quadriga, the hospitality industry‟s leading integrator of network applications and in-room entertainment systems, with offices in the USA, Europe and Asia, introduced its Personal Media Network™ (PMN™) solution at Hitec 2012 in Baltimore, MD, USA.
With PMN™, guests can access their own personal content or licensed content subscriptions and use their mobile device, once paired to the TV and WiFi network, and stream the content directly to the in-room TV for play. Everything from videos, movies, music and photos, as well as content from social networks like Facebook and Google+ can now be viewed anywhere throughout the hotel WiFi environment on any device.
An Interactive Program Guide anchors the PMN™ free-to-guest television programming category, and resides on the pad and phone as well as the television. Guests have the ability to scan FTG programming options and watch licensed programming on their mobile device anywhere in the hotel WiFi area. Movies on the STB system, if studio approved, can be purchased and played out on the mobile device anywhere in the hotel WiFi environment.
In addition to providing value to the hotel‟s HSIA/WiFi service, PMN™ is based on patented technology that optimizes the network bandwidth requirements for streaming content within the hotel environment.
“More and more guests are bringing mobile devices with them to the hotel, which is increasing the pressures on hotels to find ways to optimize their networks,” said Anantha Narayanan, Director of Research and Development, and lead developer of the PMN™ application for Quadriga. “Streaming directly to the television from outside sources will generate much more bandwidth needs for the hotel. The PMN™ technology enables us to architect a better network structure for the hotel and optimize the technology for existing services in order to minimize the bandwidth and network requirements. This results in a more efficient network design that is capable of delivering more services, more efficiently.”
Says Taylor, “The fast expansion of the mobile market and portable content presents us with the opportunity to help hoteliers optimize their HSIA and WiFi networks, while providing guests with the services they are demanding, including streaming content to the TV. Quadriga is uniquely qualified to meet that challenge. We are delighted to be able to work with the world‟s leading hoteliers to deliver innovative new services to the industry, which create true differentiation and value.”
Quadriga is the single partner to the global hospitality industry, integrating TV and Mobile communications platforms, Internet, Network and Multi Media solutions to deliver operational efficiencies and new revenue opportunities, enabling customers to better compete in an interactive, interconnected and globally accessible world.
Quadriga has over 30 years experience serving the hospitality sector, supporting 345,000 guest rooms and is the number 1 in Europe and the number 2 globally. The company has unrivalled expertise and over 10 years experience in managing hotel networks, Internet provision and digital IP systems, with over 120,000 Internet rooms .
Through an ever-growing portfolio of products, services and content, proprietary to Quadriga or via „best-in-class‟ partners, Quadriga provides customers with the flexibility and reassurance that they can obtain a complete and relevant technology solution that meets their business revenue, guest satisfaction and operational efficiency targets, all from a single, global partner. Quadriga‟s range of TV and mobile communications platforms, easy-to-use guest Internet solutions, network management, consultancy and delivery services and multimedia content means it can work with its customers to converge today‟s disparate technologies to create a technology ecosystem that delivers unequalled guest service and hotel operational efficiency.
As the hospitality sector expands globally, Quadriga‟s global footprint extends across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, India and key parts of Africa. Plans are also in place to expand into Australasia and South America. This is being achieved through a combination of Quadriga‟s own operations and a distribution model into selected countries and territories.
The company will continue to leverage its capabilities, its partnerships and deep knowledge of the hospitality sector to create solutions that harness the latest technologies and meet ever evolving customer needs and guest expectations. See www.quadriga.com
|For further information please contact:
Quadriga Worldwide Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)7742 412124
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