Exterity today announced that its IP video system has been deployed by Erbil International Hotel in Iraq to enable guests to enjoy Arabic and international TV channels from the comfort of their rooms, in the lobbies and the Exhale Spa. The Exterity IPTV system also includes in-room guest services such as welcome messages, channel list, weather forecast, information on local attractions, the ability to order room service through the TV, RSS feeds and more.
The five star Erbil International Hotel is situated in downtown Erbil, the 2014 Arab Capital of Tourism. Artfully blending urban sophistication with a playful lifestyle spirit, the hotel is a luxurious business and leisure destination for international guests. The hotel is designed to provide visitors with a refined and relaxing environment for the duration of their stay.
To maintain its reputation as the trendiest business hotel in the city, Erbil International Hotel asked Iridium Solutions, one of the premier IT solutions providers in Iraq, to deploy an Exterity IP video and entertainment system. Available in all guest rooms, it offers regional as well international news, sports, kids programmes and entertainment. The Exterity system integrates with the hotel’s Property Management System (PMS) and Samsung Hospitality SmartTVs.
“Guests today expect to have access to the latest, brightest and best entertainment, available at their fingertips everywhere, and Erbil International Hotel is a perfect example of using video technology to provide travellers with an in-room experience that will offer them a home away from home experience,” said Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity. “We are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with the hotel as it expands, providing guests with global entertainment in one of the most cultural cities in the region.”
The Exterity system at Erbil International Hotel consists of:
- AvediaStream® TVgateways to deliver live TV and radio channels from satellite sources to guests’ rooms
- AvediaServer® IPTV Producer m7200, including ArtioPortal®.
- PMS integration
- ArtioPortal® integrated with Samsung SmartTVs