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ADB to Showcase Streamcasting Tech at #HTNEXT

Next month at HX-NEXTADB said it will showcase an interactive TV solution for in-room entertainment that enables guests to stream content directly from their mobile devices to the guestroom TV. An essential part of its vuTyme in-room entertainment platform, vuCaster streams or “casts” personalized programming from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and other premium content providers onto the bigger in-room screen to deliver a frictionless customer experience without the guest having to provide their account login credentials. To stream content from smartphones, tablets, portable computers and other mobile devices to the TV, guests simply use the vuTyme on-screen menu to activate vuCaster. Once activated, guests launch the vuCaster app on their mobile device. By pressing the Cast icon, content is instantly streamed to the TV. It’s frictionless. And, when content is being viewed on the TV, it frees up guests’ mobile devices for other activities.
vuCaster will be on display at Table 19 during HT-NEXT, to be held April 10 to 13 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. With the theme “Be Frictionless,” HT-NEXT will introduce hoteliers to technologies that create stays that are effortless, smooth and with no difficulty. Both vuCaster and vuTyme are designed to remove friction in the guestroom by enabling an entertainment experience that mirrors what users are already familiar with at home.
vuCaster is powered by Google Cast. It is available on all new vuTyme deployments and can be retrofitted to existing installations.
vuTyme delivers a complete set of in-room services, including live TV, Video on Demand, Pay-per-view, concierge, local channel, digital signage and targeted advertisements. It also provides Searchable Interactive Program Guide, direct-to-guest messaging through the TV, local attractions map with QR Code, Pause/Rewind/Fast-Forward Live TV, and other guest-friendly features.
vuTyme operates in the cloud, requiring no hotel head-end equipment – just a compact set-back box discretely mounted behind the TV. 
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