We reported on the developments by ADB with its hospitality TV products at the recent IBC show. Now the company has announced that it will show the vuCaster technology at the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) Conference in Barcelona, Spain, which takes place from October 25-27.
vuTyme delivers a complete set of in-room services, including live TV, Video on Demand (VOD), Pay-per-view (PPV), concierge, digital signage and targeted advertisements. In addition, it offers Searchable Interactive Program Guide (IPG) and Over-the-Top (OTT) services, along with direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward Live TV, and other features. vuTyme operates in the cloud, requiring no hotel head-end equipment – just a set-back box mounted behind the TV.
To use smartphones, tablets, portable computers and other mobile devices to mirror application content to the in-room TV, a hotel guest uses the vuTyme on-screen menu to access vuCaster. Once enabled, guests can stream content from an array of ‘cast-aware’ applications.
Guests can also stream their personal photos, videos, and music to the TV through vuCaster, while at the same time freeing up their mobile device for other activities.
vuCaster addresses several challenges facing hoteliers by:
- permitting guests to easily switch between vuCaster and other vuTyme TV features;
- providing quick activation without requiring guests to enter their OTT account credentials into a foreign device;
- and allowing streaming from the hotel’s WiFi network.
vuCaster is powered by Google Cast It is available on all new vuTyme deployments and can be retrofitted to existing installations.