LodgeNet, Green Vision Media Partner to Offer Travelers Info & Services Through Envision IP+ Platform

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, a provider of media and connectivity solutions to the hospitality industry, is collaborating with Green Vision Media Corporation (GVM) to provide guests with information and communication applications through the Envision IP+ platform.

Currently deployed as LodgeNet IPTV+, Envision IP+ is LodgeNet's premium IPTV solution. It integrates an Apple Mac mini in the guest room to enable a broad range of content and functionality including interactive services and Web browsing. Through an exclusive agreement, Envision IP+ features the James Lifestyle Concierge product developed by Green Vision Media. By using James, guests are able to find information about the hotel and local area while also accessing interactive concierge services. Applications are cross-compatible with mobile platforms, allowing guests to access hotel information and services even when they are not at the property.

The following companies have been integrated to successfully deliver the Apple based Envision IP+ product offering:

  • Secure Media, a Motorola Company, is providing software-based Digital Rights Management for FTG and on demand content.
  • Elgato is providing EyeTV, software based video player technology allowing for stable playback and stunningly fast tuning times.
  • JAMF Software is providing monitoring and management capabilities for the Mac mini computers that will be installed in hotel rooms.
  • Technicolor is providing transcoding capabilities to support LodgeNet's delivery of free-to-guest (FTG) TV service utilizing the Secure Media and Elgato capabilities.
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