Philips launches innovative Cast server for hotels

By Ivan PetrenkoApr 24, 2024 07:32 AMNews
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PPDS, a manufacturer of professional equipment, has announced the release of its new product for the hospitality industry – the Philips Cast Server. This compact server is designed to integrate into a hotel's network, enabling guests to easily stream content on their devices.

The new development aims to simplify the streaming process. With the Philips Cast Server, guests can view content on their devices without switching networks. Additionally, the server is designed with the hotel business in mind: it offers easy QR code-based connection and compatibility with Chromecast, allowing guests to securely stream content from popular apps like Disney+ and YouTube directly to the TV.

For hoteliers, this product offers more than just improved guest experiences. Thanks to GDPR-compliant analytics, the Cast Server provides insights into guest preferences and allows for remote control of TVs, helping to address staffing shortages.

Moreover, with a flexible licensing model and support for various room sizes, the Cast Server offers an economical solution for hotels. According to Jeroen Verhaeghe, Global Director of Hospitality Business Development at PPDS, this innovation aligns with modern guest expectations and contributes to creating a more personalized experience.

Jan Van Hecke, Global Product Manager for Professional Television at PPDS, also noted that the Cast Server not only integrates easily into existing hotel networks but also allows for custom branding of the user interface, providing a more enjoyable experience for customers.

Overall, the new offering from PPDS represents a promising solution that can significantly enhance service quality in the hospitality industry, providing hotels with convenient and effective tools for managing in-room entertainment.

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