See the demo at HITEC 2021, Dallas, TX, USA (WCI Booth 2005)
PARIS, DENVER, SINGAPORE, SYDNEY, September 21, 2021 – ATEME, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, and World Cinema (WCI), a market leader in in-room entertainment and wi-fi technologies for the hotel sector, today announced they have joined forces to launch the WorldVue® Video-on-Demand (VOD) solution for hotels. This enables the major hotel chains and hospitality groups in North America to offer the latest in-room guest infotainment VOD services, and to pave the way for further non-linear TV and video services.
ATEME has worked closely with the WCI R&D team to help integrate its advanced Flamingo headend technology into WCI’s customizable WorldVue VOD platform, which is now fully tested and ready for immediate rollout.
Flamingo is ATEME’s software-based IPTV head-end technology that securely delivers live and time-shifted TV, VOD and radio content captured from digital, satellite, cable, terrestrial, HDMI, IP or Web sources, to set-top boxes, connected TVs, PCs, tablets or smartphones over an IP-based, coaxial or wireless network.
The integration of Flamingo means the WCI WorldVue platform now relies on future-proof technology to scale its VOD services to thousands of users. It also enables the development of other non-linear services that hotels and their guests might request in the near future – such as pause TV, replay and nPVR.
The Flamingo-powered WorldVue platform will be demonstrated at this year’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Dallas, TX, from 27th to 30th September, in the WCI Booth (#2005). ATEME VP North America Strategy and Market Development, Dave Brass, will be present at the show to answer questions.
Commenting on the reasons for selecting the ATEME solution, ”We wanted a solution to offer the same, if not better, viewing experience that our increasingly tech-savvy hotel guests have now become used to in their own homes. ATEME’s Flamingo meets all our functional requirements reliably, in a software format that enables hardware flexibility. It also includes a set of APIs to allow for future innovations and can scale to support thousands of simultaneous connections. This gives me great confidence that we have selected the right partner,” said Nick Jones, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at WCI.
Thibaut Boissot, Solution Marketing Manager for Enterprise Markets for ATEME, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to help WCI deliver on our shared vision for the future of guest infotainment. We are very much looking forward to building a long-term relationship with WCI that helps keep them at the forefront of the sector.”
ATEME enables thousands of the world’s leading content owners, broadcasters and service providers to captivate their audiences with a superior quality of experience through multi-codec encoding, any-format origin/packaging, scalable cloud DVR, audience-aware CDN and revenue-generating dynamic ad insertion solutions.
Find out more: www.ateme.com.
Headquartered in Houston, WCI is a market leader innovating and delivering technology and services to guest-centric properties. The company was the first technology service provider to hotels nationwide, beginning in 1974. Today, WCI is building on that legacy as a stable and trusted provider of video, data and connectivity services to some of the largest owners and managers of hotel and multifamily brands in the world. The company serves over 4,300 properties nationwide with nearly 600,000 rooms under management and over 300 million guest encounters per year. www.wcitv.com
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About HITEC 2021
September 27-30, 2021: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, Texas USA
The Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) is the world’s largest and oldest hospitality technology event. Produced by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), a global nonprofit hospitality association that is headquartered in Austin, Texas USA, HITEC offers a unique combination of top-notch education, and brings together the brightest minds and hottest technologies from across the globe to one place. The unparalleled event offers attendees essential education, access to top hospitality technology industry experts and the resources to find cost-effective ways to improve company bottom lines.
Find out more: www.hftp.org.
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