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Hospitality’s first fully integrated streaming solution now offers ability to directly stream cloud-based subscription content from smart devices, and provides HDMI port for hassle-free connection to guestroom televisions.

Palm Harbor, FL — June 21, 2016 — Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a leading full-service provider of Internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the release of new features and enhancements to its proprietary BeyondTV solution. The industry’s first fully integrated wireless streaming guestroom entertainment system, BeyondTV will now be equipped with the ability to wirelessly broadcast cloud-based subscription content directly onto a guestroom television from a guest’s own smart device. Also new to the solution is an HDMI port, a feature that allows guests to plug in personal electronics without having to struggle with television HDMI ports that may already be in use or difficult to access. Continuous demonstrations of the HIS BeyondTV solution will be held in booth # 927 at HITEC 2016, taking place June 20-23 in New Orleans.

As a solution that broke new ground by allowing hotel guests to wirelessly stream locally stored content such as videos or photos from personal devices, BeyondTV’s newest ability offers yet another breakthrough in guest convenience and entertainment by now allowing users to cast their favorite subscription services, such as Netflix, Hulu, Youtube or HBO, directly from their mobile devices. With such functionality now provided as an option, guests are no longer required to enter login credentials for each streaming account when using BeyondTV; further ensuring the protection of guest data and providing a service that is even more streamlined and user-friendly.

“In making the enhancements to the BeyondTV platform, HIS is proud to provide the industry with a cost-effective solution that allows properties to recreate the same advanced TV entertainment functionality that many consumers have become accustomed to in their own homes, and is increasingly being sought out by hotel guests, when traveling,” said Gary Patrick, CEO for Hotel Internet Services. “Being demonstrated for the first time at HITEC 2016, the new features also represent our company’s continued commitment to serving as the leading provider of solutions designed to ensure that our hotel clients provide a smooth and enjoyable online experience for their guests.”

With the addition of an HDMI port to the BeyondTV platform, both guests and properties can also save time and resources when connecting electronics, such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Apple TV, gaming consoles, DVD players, laptops and other streaming devices to a guestroom television. Otherwise often involving the need to dispatch an engineer to disconnect hotel equipment already using television HDMI ports, the BeyondTV HDMI port provides a quick and easy way to circumvent such inconvenience by always having a port specifically designated for guest use. Able to automatically detect the connection of a device to its HDMI port, BeyondTV now comes included with a connection wizard designed to make guest attempts at viewing their device on a guestroom television as effortless as possible. For properties seeking a way to offset decreases in revenue as a result of declining video on demand sales, BeyondTV additionally provides the option of monetizing the HDMI port by charging guests a fee for its use.

In addition to being a secure and convenient online streaming solution, BeyondTV allows users to view social media accounts such as Facebook or Twitter on guestroom televisions. Guests can also make requests for hotel amenities such as room service, restaurant reservations and valet parking, generating additional revenue for the property. Crucial to providing hoteliers with a platform that will be successfully adopted by guests, BeyondTV’s built-in security measures ensure that all user login and password information is continuously protected. Unlike Smart TVs, each BeyondTV platform operates on a guestroom’s private network and automatically deletes all user information upon guest checkout. For added peace-of-mind, guests can also manually delete personal data at any time with the click of the TV remote.

Attendees visiting booth #927 at HITEC will also receive a copy of a newly released white paper on guestroom entertainment preferences, best practices and guest data security.

For more information about the full range of technology solutions available from Hotel Internet Services, please contact Lawrence George Jaffe at 866-265-7575 Ext. 720 or email marketing@hotelwifi.com.

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