Kasenna Announces Guestroom? Solution For Hospitality And MDU Markets

Kasenna today announced GuestRoom?, a turnkey solution that speeds development and enhances customization options for system integrators or resellers delivering Video on Demand (VOD) systems for the hospitality and MDU markets. Featuring built-in integration with MediaBase? XMP, Kasenna’s industry-leading video delivery platform; pre-installed support for popular billing applications; a client interface for set-top boxes (STBs); and administrative support for managing the system; GuestRoom makes it easier than ever for system integrators and resellers to build customized systems that profitably and reliably deliver broadcast-quality VOD to guests in hotels, cruise ships, hospitals, or multiple dwelling units (MDUs) of any size.
“GuestRoom accelerates development of VOD systems for hospitality applications like nothing that has come before,” said Mark Gray, president and CEO of Kasenna. “Rather than handing resellers a streaming server and leaving all of the integration to them, we’ve built a turnkey system that is very easy for them to customize and brand for individual customers. GuestRoom will make VOD an affordable and profitable reality for hospitality providers of all sizes.”

GuestRoom allows Kasenna channel partners to quickly customize and deploy solutions in their target vertical market while reducing the cost of development. As a result, hospitality resellers and integrators can bring turnkey VOD solutions to their customers with more attractive pricing and higher margins. With GuestRoom, system integrators and resellers can use visual tools for developing in industry-standard HTML and JavaScript languages to easily customize a VOD system for each particular customer, thereby providing personalized branding and a unique experience for hospitality guests. Customization options include the look and feel of the VOD application, hotel branding, a variety of billing system options, and the ability to tailor the VOD service offering with customized packages and pricing for each hospitality customer.

“A VOD network is more than a bunch of servers,” added Gray. “Only Kasenna offers end-to-end infrastructure that unifies multiple vendors into a single solution and enables rapid and cost-effective deployment.”