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|LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2007 – NxTV,
Inc., the first and largest provider of Internet Protocol Video
on Demand (IP VOD) and interactive digital IP-based
in-room entertainment and technology solutions in the hospitality industry,
announced it earned HTNG certification for ‘single guest itinerary’ display
functionality. NxTV is the first and only in-room entertainment provider
to comply with HTNG industry standards that enable NxTV to interface with
other certified third-party systems to display guest reservation information
including hotel check-in and check-out, spa appointments, golf tee times
and restaurant reservations on hotel room televisions.
Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG), a nonprofit organization with global scope, was formed in 2002 to facilitate the development of next-generation, customer-centric technologies to better meet the needs of the global hotel community. HTNG is the leading hotel industry technology standards organization. One of HTNG's primary missions is to help the industry by creating new software standards enabling different hotel systems, which previously could not communicate with each other (or at most in a very limited manner), to connect and share guest-related data, opening up the flow of information between systems and enabling new and innovative services to hotel operators and guests.
“HTNG’s Property Web Services workgroup members invested hundreds of hours to create the ‘single guest itinerary’ standard and indeed, NxTV should be congratulated as the first company to certify against this new specification, other than companies directly involved in its creation,” said Douglas Rice, Executive Vice President and CEO of HTNG. Barry Shuler, President of HTNG commented, “With standardized products, hotel operators are able to install new systems at their properties and be confident they will integrate with existing systems and technologies."
NxTV’s IP VOD system allows hotel owners to take full advantage of new
technologies today and in the future. Designed specifically to carry
digital information securely, an IP infrastructure is the only way to operate
on a converged network. Without an IP-based solution, even the digital
VOD systems on the market today are not scalable or capable of integration
with other hotel applications 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 and effort of installing and maintaining separate networks for
each hotel technology.
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.
About Hotel Technology Next Generation
The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, non-profit organization with global scope. HTNG members include most leading hotel and hospitality companies, technology vendors serving the hospitality market, and other industry members including consultants, media, and academic experts. HTNG’s members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems and needs. The HTNG certification program provides a “seal of assurance” for products that conform to HTNG specifications. Currently nearly 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum are active HTNG participants. Workgroup proceedings, drafts, and specifications are published for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. Specifications are released to the public domain when they are approved for certification or when the workgroup has completed its work, typically after no more than 18 months. For more information, visit www.htng.org.
|Also See:||NxTV Installs HD IPVOD and IPTV at Six-Star Crown Macau in China; Extensive NxTV install base in Asia earns company respect from leading Chinese operators / June 2007|
|NxTV Showcases The Power of One IP- Based Solution to Provide the Ultimate In-Room Entertainment Experience at HITEC 2007/ June 2007|
|NxTV Expands Digital IP Video Capability; Proves Viability of Direct Internet Delivery; NxTV shows unlimited entertainment scalability with direct Internet entertainment delivery and expanded servers / June 2007|
|MGM Grand Detroit Taps NxTV for Nation’s First Fully Digital IPTV Install / May 2007|
|NxTV Showcases High Definition IP Video on Demand in Las Vegas; Leading provider of digital IP HD VOD to host demonstrations at Five-Star Las Vegas hotel during HD2007 Exposition and Conference / May 2007|
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