ADB to Showcase Streamcasting Technology at HITEC

  • ADB
  • 06.20.17
ADB will showcase an interactive TV solution for in-room entertainment that enables guests to stream content directly from their mobile devices to the guestroom TV at HITEC Toronto 2017.

An essential part of its vuTyme in-room entertainment platform, vuCaster streams or “casts” personalized programming from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and other premium content providers onto the bigger in-room screen to deliver a frictionless customer experience without the guest having to provide their account login credentials.

vuCaster will be on display in Booth #337 at HITEC, June 27 to 29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Join ADB Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m., as they sponsor the HITEC Opening Night Party at the Toronto Event Centre.

“Guests expect the hotel TV experience to be as good as – if not better than – what they have at home,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB chief technology officer and general manager, Americas Business TV. “Both vuCaster and vuTyme are designed to remove friction in the guestroom by enabling an entertainment experience that mirrors what users are already familiar with at home. When it comes to in-room entertainment, travelers would ‘prefer’ to watch content that they bring with them using the room TV because ‘most hotels don’t have any good channels or any way to know what channel is what.’ We created vuCaster to make the streaming process as easy as possible.

“To stream content from smartphones, tablets, portable computers and other mobile devices to the TV, guests simply use the vuTyme on-screen menu to activate vuCaster,” he said. “It’s not necessary for guests to enter their account credentials for Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Hulu and others. Once activated, guests launch the vuCaster app on their mobile device. By pressing the Cast icon, content is instantly streamed to the TV. It’s frictionless. And, when content is being viewed on the TV, it frees up guests’ mobile devices for other activities.”

vuCaster is powered by GoogleCast™. It is available on all new vuTyme deployments and can be retrofitted to existing installations.

vuTyme delivers a complete set of in-room services, including live TV, Video on Demand, pay-per-view, concierge, local channel, digital signage and targeted advertisements. It also provides Searchable Interactive Program Guide, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward Live TV and other guest-friendly features.

“Hoteliers who are looking for an iTV solution that is high quality, easy to use, and offers a frictionless experience should visit ADB at HITEC in Booth #337,” Dinallo said. “vuTyme operates in the cloud, requiring no hotel head-end equipment – just a compact set-back box discretely mounted behind the TV. If streamcasting is on your hotel’s wish-list for 2017, then it’s time to experience vuCaster and vuTyme.”

For more information on vuTyme and vuCaster, visit ADB in Booth #337 at HITEC.

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