You may be using an Amino
IPTV set-top box during your next hotel stay or cruise thanks to an agreement between Amino and On Command Video Corporation
. On Command has commercially deployed the Amino AmiNET series to provide the in-room interactive entertainment and guest service systems to hospitality customers around the world. The AmiNET range of set-top boxes ensures pre-tested interoperability with major system components, facilitating rapid deployment essential for the hospitality industry. In these deployments On Command has used Amino products to create a solution that enables them to optimise their existing deployments whilst still utilising the hotels' coaxial cabling.
On Command provides in-room entertainment and guest information services to more than 800 thousand hotel rooms worldwide. The deployment through On Command allows guests to order pay-per-view movies as well as enjoying broadcast channels, on-demand games, and information services through the television set enhancing the guests viewing experience while providing a potential increase in revenue for hotel partners.
The guest menu system can be customized by hotel properties to create a robust platform that services the needs of On Command hotel partners and the traveling public. On Command and its distribution network services more than 800,000 guest rooms, which touch more than 300 million guests annually.
"Amino is an established leader in the IPTV set-top box market and they have delivered reliable, high-performance set-top boxes to On Command," said Christopher Altomari, vice president of manufacturing for On Command.
"The potential for IPTV in the hospitality sector is only starting to be truly appreciated," commented Roy Kirsopp, Vice President & General Manager, Amino. "Using IP networks or basement centred distribution, hotels can provide interactive information services, premium gaming or video content on-demand with billing and access to content easily controlled from a central point. In order to tap the potential additional revenues offered by premium services, hotels must ensure that their offering is attractive to end users and easy to use. Amino has worked hard to ensure that its products are easily integrated into any system, are powerful enough to handle all applications and offer a simple interface to the customer to ensure maximum value to all parties."