iBAHN's Largest IPTV Installation in North America Implemented in Omni's Showcase Omni Dallas Hotel

  • iBAHN
  • 05.22.12
iBAHN, a global leader in IP-based entertainment and information services for the hospitality and meeting industries, announced that it has been selected as a preferred vendor of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) for Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Launched with iBAHN's largest IPTV installation in North America in Omni's property, the 1,001-room Omni Dallas Hotel, guests at the new hotel can experience an expansive roster of HD channels on any television in their room, including the HD screen embedded in their bathroom mirror. iBAHN completed the installation in less than 90 days and continues to support the property with ETVi, its IPTV service.

Guest room technology includes LCD HDTVs as well as TV monitors within the bathroom mirrors, all powered by iBAHN's ETVi platform.  ETVi delivers IPTV programming, including 82 channels - with a majority in high definition - premium programming and on-demand videos. The proprietary iMEDIA platform further expands entertainment options, allowing guests to access the nearly limitless content of the Internet, delivered in high definition to the television. In addition to providing a vast array of entertainment options, iBAHN's platform integrates with the property management system (PMS) and allows for a truly interactive experience between the guest and the hotel. Through ETVi, guests can access property restaurants and activities, make reservations, and request services such as spa appointments.

"For Omni, investing in new technology which provides a more memorable guest experience is often valuable, and iBAHN plays an essential role in allowing us to provide the most advanced entertainment and information options to them," said Ed Netzhammer, managing director and regional VP of operations Omni Hotels & Resorts "Our guests expect the Omni experience to be one of seamless luxury, and we chose iBAHN's IPTV solution because it is flexible and integrates well with our brand as well as with our other property applications."

Connected to the Dallas Convention Center, the Omni Dallas Hotel opened on 11/11/11 as Dallas' premiere luxury hotel and one of the biggest hospitality projects to open in 2011. The Omni Dallas Hotel offers a luxurious, warm and sophisticated design, which reflects the essence of Dallas with a contemporary, reflective glass exterior, native textures, art and other materials enriching the interior. The hotel was recently awarded a Gold LEED certified NC rating for its green initiatives during the construction of the property. For its creative design, the hotel was recently recognized with the Peoples' Choice Award in the Lodging Hospitality Design Awards Poll.

"iBAHN is proud to partner with this award-winning brand and to uphold the brand standards of innovation and outstanding guest experience. Elite luxury guests expect the best, and with iBAHN's IPTV solution, Omni will deliver," said Roger Crellin, iBAHN president of the Americas. "It is especially gratifying to complete an installation of this scale with the prestigious Omni brand."

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