Enseo Transforms Hospitality In-room Entertainment with Cable Solution

  • Enseo
  • 10.02.12
Enseo, Inc., a leading provider of hospitality in-room entertainment and digital signage, continues to be a company of firsts by simplifying the content delivery process to hotels. With a portable CableCARD license from CableLabs, Enseo now enables cable content to be delivered directly to the hotel room, eliminating costly head-end encryption equipment.

HD content delivery to guest rooms is a complicated process due to content protection requirements. Appropriate hotel-premise transcryption equipment must be in place, and per channel encryption is often too cost prohibitive to provide hotel guests with a broad selection of HD programming. With CableCARD content protection available within Enseo’s HD4000, there is no need for on-premise transcryption equipment in the hotel head-end. The HD4000 allows HD content to be delivered directly to the guest room.

A scalable solution, the HD4000 improves in-room entertainment in hotels both large and small. Head-end encryption equipment is typically tens of thousands of dollars. Since head-end equipment is not required with the HD4000, there is only a per-room cost, easing the financial burden on small properties with a limited number of guest rooms. The HD4000 also allows hotels to affordably offer a full cable channel lineup, significantly increasing the number of available channels for many properties, regardless of property size.

Enseo’s HD4000 is the first CableCARD product* designed specifically for hospitality. Often, cable solutions in hotels require multiple remotes, confusing guests. Like all of Enseo’s products, Enseo set-back boxes seamlessly integrate with more than 400 commercial displays with one remote.

The Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3) enables hotel branding through all aspects of in-room entertainment. E3 provides a hotel-branded welcome page, custom channel lineup, and an interactive program guide with licensed ROVI guide data. Branding includes hotel logos, a variety of color schemes, and videos, enabling specific hotels and/or brands to bring marketing messages directly to the hotel guest room.

The Enseo platform can be found providing in-room entertainment in hotels ranging from select-service to five-star. Enseo offers set-back boxes that are compatible with IP or coax infrastructure, cable or satellite content, PrIdiom, Verimatrix or CableCARD protection, and more than 400 displays.

Enseo’s in-room entertainment solutions combine services from best-of-breed hospitality providers, including IP/VOD content and integration, Internet, interactive guest services, and in-room control partners.

*Actual CableCARD provided by Cable MSO.

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