RoomNetTV implements solutions that help hotels stand out from the crowd by offering guests a truly unique home-from-home in-room entertainment experience, promoting enhanced guest satisfaction and loyalty.
The company’s clients range from large multinational hotel chains to smaller, boutique five-star hotels, and its experience is gained from many years of supplying Apple in-room solutions to hotels worldwide.
Apple TV and RNTV Cloud in hotel guest rooms
RoomNetTV’s latest solution is the RNTV Cloud, which allows hotels to adopt Apple TV in their guest rooms in a secure private network integrated to the high-speed internet access (HSIA) and property management systems (PMS).
Guests can natively stream their content, including Apple DRM-protected content, mirror their apps for gaming, surf the internet and more, without fear of accidentally streaming to another guests’ television.
RoomNetTV specialises in Mac-based IPTV, Apple TV, iMac business centre kiosks and Ruckus WiFi infrastructure. All hospitality solutions can be backed-up with 24/7/365 remote and telephone support, including optional guest support.
Stream iTunes protected content to an Apple TV
While iPhones, iPads and Android devices are mobile, they’re still very small and can’t compete with watching a movie on a large LCD screen.
Enable your guests to stream their content wirelessly to their hotel room TV, easily and in HD quality.
iTunes is the largest content library in the world and is consumed by more users than any other platform available today, but no other hospitality solution offers guests playback of iTunes DRM-protected content.
On-demand connection to a single room
RoomNetTV’s RNTV VLAN-on-demand solution enables single room connection and streaming.
Apple TV is the only way of streaming iTunes DRM-protected content to a TV. It is also the easiest way of connecting, using Apple’s ‘two touch’ Airplay functionality.
However, the functionality announces itself across the network so that the Apple TVs in every room would attempt to connect. By installing RoomNetTV’s cloud-based technology, every hotel room’s VLAN remains private and cannot be viewed beyond it.
RNTV VLAN-on-demand connects seamlessly via the HSIA gateway and PMS to issue credentials for the duration of the guest’s stay; these are terminated on check-out, so they can no longer access the Apple TV.
RNTV VLAN-on-demand technology has been designed by RoomNetTV and is the key to successful Apple TV in-room integration. It even handles room changes.
Adaptable and flexible Mac IPTV
Hotels requiring the best in-room experience should look no further than RoomNetTV’s Mac mini IPTV solution.
Every Mac mini has full HD (and beyond) display capabilities, a huge range of third party applications so can be customised to individual preferences and standards.
Mac IPTV acts as an Apple computer, allowing guests to watch TV, surf the internet, listen to music, watch on-demand content, plus access facilities such as room service, billing and housekeeping, in addition to a range of software applications.
Guests can also play their own content and connect to the communication tools and social media they use with daily, such as Skype, iMessage, Webmail, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Hotels can even interact with their guests directly.
The entire solution is managed via a content management system (CMS). Rooms can be grouped together by conference attendance, nationality and more by setting up different channel line-ups and channel priorities.
Hotel business centre kiosks
Macs can be used for both business and leisure as they offer guests the complete range of functionality offered by Apple. The latest Apple Mac computers and software allow hotels to create a business centre with the best in modern technology.
Business Centre Kiosk software is installed on the Mac alongside the Mac OS X operating system, so that each guest is greeted with a fully branded log-in screen with a simple user-focused design.
From here, the user can choose to:
- Access the internet
- Use Microsoft Office
- Run Mac OS X or Windows through virtualisation
- Play with the iLife suite of applications
- Play games
- Charge their iPhone / iPod through one of the USB ports
User data is erased from the hard disk each time they log out, including all files, web cookies, passwords and internet browser history. Every new user is greeted with the same Mac, clear of others’ data, safe and ready to use.
RoomNetTV is the new name for Square [i] International, following a successful management buy-out from its parent company, Square Group Ltd, in June 2014.
Square pioneered Apple TV-based in-room solutions just over two years ago, following four years of supplying its native Mac-based IPTV solutions.
The company reaches customers through its offices in Hertfordshire in the UK and San Clemente, California, in addition to a 24/7 helpdesk centre in Silver Springs, Colorado, US.
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