Samsung Electronics America, a display market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, and PureHD, a leading provider of digital high-definition television solutions, today announced the launch of the first Samsung North American IPTV and interactive services enabled hotel, the Radisson Blu Mall of America, which celebrated its grand opening on March 15.
Samsung and PureHD outfitted the hotel’s 517 guest rooms with Samsung’s 40” Class 790 Series and 46” Class 590 Series Hospitality LED TVs and Samsung LYNK™ SINC, a robust, secure and cost effective content management solution. These technology advancements enable Radisson Blu to elevate guests’ in-room entertainment experience, keeping in line with the vision for its newest property.
Enhanced In-Room Entertainment Experience
In each Radisson Blu Mall of America guest room, interactive hotel content is seamlessly integrated through a fully converged IP infrastructure into nearly 70 channels of crystal clear high-definition programming delivered by PureHD from Verimatrix to the newest Samsung smart HDTV models. This empowers the hotel to take control of their guest room televisions and deliver a branded message with customized information that is controlled and managed by the hotel staff, rather than a third party company. It also provides hotel staff with an easy and cost effective solution for managing and updating interactive content, such as room service, local attractions and hotel amenities, and enables them to push instantaneous updates of information and content to guests during their stay.
“Hotel guests today have high expectations when it comes to the in-room entertainment experience,” said Jonas Tanenbaum, vice president sales and marketing, Hospitality TV at Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “With the first US implementation of Samsung LYNK™ SINC we are furthering our commitment to delivering the industry-leading entertainment technologies that cater to guest needs, as well as providing the solutions that help make managing these technologies easier and more cost effective for our hotelier customers.”
Seamless, Efficient and Secure Content Management
“PureHD is pleased to be part of this giant step forward with Samsung on the ability for hoteliers to control and manage their interactive television environments,” said Thomas Pullen, president of PureHD. “For this hotel to go live it took an unprecedented collaboration between Samsung, Carlson-Rezidor and PureHD and I commend the teams on this great success. PureHD serves the first Radisson Blu hotel in North America, the Chicago Aqua property with over 60 HD channels and we are pleased to continue to provide the Radisson Blu brand with a state-of-the-art high-definition television experience.”
Samsung’s full range of edge-lit and direct-lit hospitality LED TVs combine superior picture quality and enhanced energy efficiency in a sleek form factor. Its hospitality TV lineup features a breadth of LED TVs, including ten different models that range in size from 22 to 55 inches in order to meet the needs of virtually any space, from a standard room to a suite.