Enseo Delivers First Cablecard Product Designed Specifically for Hospitality

  • Enseo
  • 05.22.12
Enseo, Inc., a preferred platform for in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas, has developed the first CableCARD product designed specifically for hospitality. Enseo’s UDCP CableCARD set-back box enables HD cable content to be delivered directly to hotel rooms without the need for additional encryption equipment.

Until now, HD cable content delivery to hotels has been limited due to the cost associated with the encryption requirements for delivering HD content to the hotel guest room. With the addition of CableCARD to Enseo’s line of set-back boxes, Enseo’s HD4000 eliminates the need for specialized encryption equipment. Different from residential cable boxes, Enseo’s HD4000 is designed specifically for hospitality, with guest services and hotel control in mind.

“With the HD4000, Cable MSOs have a much more robust offering for the hospitality market,” said Vanessa Ogle, president and CEO of Enseo. “Many hotels would like to take advantage of HD cable programming, but due to the expense of specialized encryption, limited access to channels, and the lack of hotel branded messaging, they have either found more cost effective options than cable content or been unable to provide HD programming to guests. The Enseo platform greatly increases the desirability and value of HD cable content in the hospitality space.”

Enseo’s CableCARD product provides a significant benefit to hotels that want to provide HD cable content to guests. First, there is no need for costly encryption equipment at the hotel, reducing hotel expenses as well as space requirements for on-sight equipment. Content is delivered directly from the cable head-end to the set-back box. Secondly, Enseo’s HD4000 allows hotels to offer a full cable channel lineup, significantly increasing the number of available channels for many properties. Finally, the Enseo platform provides a hotel-branded welcome page and interactive program guide, adding hotel customization to free to guest channels.

In addition to hospitality, Enseo’s HD4000 can be used in other industries seeking to take advantage of HD cable content, including education, retail, and stadiums and arenas.

Enseo will showcase the HD4000 at The Cable Show, May 21-23, and also at HITEC 2012.

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