The Country Inn & Suites in Merrillville has become the first hotel to install Roomlinx’s new ‘in-room media, entertainment and business’ solution in select guestrooms.

Guests will have instant access to hotel services, movies, international and US television programming, music, local news / weather / business / sports updates, shopping, business productivity tools, concierge assistance, and PC / web-based games via the in-room television, the hotel said.

Through solid partnerships, Roomlinx brings to every guest room a unique system that includes: a 32in HDTV, Windows-based media console, wireless keyboard and remote with integrated mouse, Roomlinx media and entertainment software package, 24/7/365 help desk support and, if needed, a complete HSIA network upgrade.

Previously systems such as Roomlinx have been geared toward the full-service or upper-tier hotel segment. Installation is expected to be complete by mid-July.

Installing the system allows a hotel to lower its costs for product installation and internet connectivity because there is no capital outlay required by the property, Roomlinx said.

Roomlinx offers streamlined bandwidth and the ability to consolidate technology services, therefore lowering other operating expenses.