LodgeNet leads HDTV progress

LodgeNet has revealed that its SIGNETURE
HDTV guest entertainment solution is contracted for over 80,000 hotel
rooms and was deployed to more than 17,000 hotel rooms.LodgeNet also leads the hospitality industry by delivering the most
available Hollywood theatrical HD content to hotel guests with
approximately 20% of video on demand movies available in high definition
each month.,

“2006 was the year the hotel industry committed to HDTV,” said David
Bankers, LodgeNet’s Senior Vice President, Product and Technology
Development. “Our SIGNETURE HDTV platform helped make the decision easy for
hoteliers by enabling them to ‘WOW’ their guests with an entertainment
experience matching the impact of their new, ultra-modern flat panel TVs.”,
  As evidence of LodgeNet’s commitment to helping hotels make the move to
HDTV easy, Bankers pointed to the company’s TV Compatibility Program, under
which TV vendors have specific models tested and certified as being
compatible with LodgeNet’s HDTV platform. “We launched the TV Compatibility
Program to help hoteliers sift through the growing assortment of HD
displays to find the ones that can deliver the broadest range of available
HD content and an easy- to-use guest experience,” Bankers explained. He
noted that LodgeNet designates two types of HD displays: HD Integrated
models (which do not require a set-top box, thereby giving the entire
solution better economics, improved in-room aesthetics, lower power
requirements and a host of other benefits), and HD Ready models (which
interface with the SIGNETURE HDTV system when installed with the
appropriate additional equipment).,
  Top chains choose LodgeNet HD; Fun, easy-to-use guest experience
contributes to leadership position,
  LodgeNet, which has delivered high-definition programming to hotels
since 2003, provides HDTV guest entertainment solutions for Hilton,
Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt Hotels, Marriott, Kimpton Hotels and
other leading chains. “LodgeNet’s SIGNETURE HDTV entertainment platform is
easily customized to provide guests with a consistent on-screen brand
message that delivers real- time property information along with other
branded high-definition hotel content,” stated Peter Klebanoff, Vice
President of Sales and Industry Relations for LodgeNet. “Additionally,
LodgeNet’s new high-definition interactive TV interface makes it easy and
fun for guests to navigate and enjoy free-to-guest, video on demand, and
hotel/brand content. These two factors have combined to help make SIGNETURE
HDTV the high-definition guest entertainment platform of choice for