Teleste introduces an all-in-one IPTV solution for the hospitality sector in partnership with Samsung Electronics

Press release

The solution provides a simple way of bringing IP video and interactive services to guest rooms with minimal investments

TURKU, FINLAND – 5 February 2016 – Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, today announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics to launch a new solution for more efficient IP service delivery across hospitality environments. The joint solution utilizes Teleste’s DOCSIS Access Hub, the DAH100, and Samsung’s DOCSIS HE694 HTV televisions to bring high-speed, broadband-level Internet access to guest rooms over existing coaxial cabling.

The solution makes it possible for global hotels to provide their customers with a premium guest experience and a way to stay connected with their social and professional networks without investing in new cabling at the premises.

Traditionally, hospitality industry service providers have built separate networks for delivering cable TV and IP-based services, such as guest Internet access, OTT (Over The Top) and video-on-demand. This has, in many cases, made it considerably slower and more costly for them to accommodate full IP service delivery,” said Jonathan Rigby, Director of Hospitality and AV Solutions for Teleste Corporation. “In cooperation with Samsung Electronics, we are delighted to offer the Hospitality industry a solution that makes it quick and cost-efficient to invest in premium-quality IP service delivery by utilizing existing coaxial infrastructures.”

To provide an excellent broadband internet customer experience for global hotel guests, Teleste and Samsung Electronics agreed on a technological partnership in January 2016. The parties aim to promote joint technological development and address the companies’ mutual focus on providing compatible solutions for the hospitality segment.

 “We are pleased that the technical cooperation between Teleste and Samsung Electronics has resulted in a jointly-created solution that offers hotels with existing coaxial infrastructure a smooth transition into all IP services. This will present the market with a solution that enables hotels with coaxial infrastructure - approximately 80% of the European market - to manage Samsung Smart Displays using Teleste’s DAH Solution. Clients will now be able to purchase a Samsung display with a built in DOCSIS modem, thus removing the significant challenge of managing extra hardware, with the associated costs.”, said Damon Crowhurst, Samsung’s European Display Organisation Business Development Director.

IPTV and interactive services to enhance guest experience

Today’s hotel guests expect connectivity and personalized entertainment experiences comparable to those they enjoy at home. Services that enable guests to easily stay in touch with their social and professional networks are among the key requirements when choosing a hotel.

In partnership with Samsung, Teleste has developed a solution that enhances to Internet connectivity while enhancing the guest experience. The solution provides high-speed Internet to each guest room and allows guests to use applications and various interactive services on their in-room smart TVs as they would at home. In addition, the solution enables guests to connect their own personal smartphones and tablets to the Internet through the smart television’s wireless access point.

High-speed Internet access and IPTV without adding new cables

Since many global hotels already feature coaxial wiring, Teleste’s new technology leverages this existing cabling to provide high-speed Internet access and IPTV services. Teleste’s DAH100 extends the IP network to more than 250 guest rooms simultaneously over the existing in-house coaxial cabling. Within each room, an Internet access point is provided via the embedded cable modem in the Samsung DOCSIS HE694 HTV television set. By consolidating IP-based services into the existing coaxial network rather than implementing new cabling, hotel operators can reduce connectivity expenses by up to 80 percent.

An all-in-one solution for the hospitality sector

Together, Teleste’s DAH100 and the Samsung DOCSIS HE694 HTV create a ready-to-go IP delivery solution that is ideal for the hospitality sector:

  • Fast and cost-efficient installation: Utilizing the existing coaxial cabling inside the premises, the solution can be installed without major room renovations. All that is needed is to install the DAH100 at the premises and Samsung DOCSIS HE694 HTV television sets in the guest rooms.
  • Reduced operating costs and improved service availability: Since the solution does not require any additional hardware purchases, it removes the need for separate cable modems and wireless access points. With these built into the TV, only one device is needed in each guest room. The reduced number of devices results in improved service availability and lower operational costs while minimizing compatibility issues and the need for maintenance and repair.
  • More guest room design flexibility: Providing cutting-edge services with less equipment creates more freedom in guest room design. This mix of luxury design and quality services will delight guests by enabling a comfortable and distinct experience.

To learn more about the solution you are welcome to meet Teleste at stand 5-R117 in Integrated Systems Europe 2016 in Amsterdam, 9-12 February. More information about our event offering is available here.

You can also visit here for more information about Teleste’s DOCSIS Access Hub.


More information:

Jonathan Rigby
Director, Hospitality and AV Solutions, Teleste Corporation

Press contact:

Mirkka Lamppu
Manager, CEM and Communications, Teleste Corporation
Tel. +358 2 2605 611