LodgeNet, Green Vision Media Collaborating to Offer Travellers Information and Services Through Envision IP+ Platform

  • LodgeNet Interactive Corporation
  • 07.02.10
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, a leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to the hospitality industry, announced that they are collaborating with Green Vision Media Corporation (GVM) to provide guests with information and communication applications through the EnvisionTM IP+ platform.

Currently deployed as LodgeNet IPTV+, Envision IP+ is LodgeNet’s premium IPTV solution. It integrates an Apple® Mac mini in the guest room to enable a broad range of content and functionality including interactive services and Web browsing. Through an exclusive agreement, Envision IP+ features the JamesTM Lifestyle Concierge product developed by Green Vision Media. By using James, guests are able to find information about the hotel and local area while also accessing interactive concierge services. Applications are cross-compatible with mobile platforms, allowing guests to access hotel information and services even when they are not at the property.

“The collaboration with Green Vision Media has been vital in developing a solution that provides the services guests desire and hotels demand,” said Paul Johnson, vice president product management for LodgeNet. “The James Lifestyle Concierge suite is ideally suited to capitalize on the enhanced computing environment of Envision IP+ and to deliver the real-time information and services travelers expect, whether on the guestroom TV or their personal devices.”

“GVM is delighted to be working with LodgeNet, bringing truly remarkable concierge services to their Envision IP+ platform,” said Juan Fernandez, CTO/CCO for Green Vision Media. “We have gone above and beyond to take advantage of everything the Mac mini can offer as a set-top box, and we believe the combination of LodgeNet’s rich content and robust delivery system – coupled with GVM’s advanced and elegant James Concierge product – is a true differentiator for the market.”

Johnson also identified the following companies whose technologies and services have been integrated to successfully deliver the Apple-based Envision IP+ product offering:

  • Secure Media, a Motorola Company,is providing software-based digital rights management for FTG and on-demand content.
  • Elgatois providing EyeTV, software based video player technology allowing for stable playback and stunningly fast tuning times.
  • JAMF Software is providing monitoring and management capabilities for the Mac mini computers that will be installed in hotel rooms.
  • Technicolor is providing transcoding capabilities to support LodgeNet’s delivery of free-to-guest (FTG) TV service utilizing the Secure Media and Elgato capabilities.

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