Personal Media Network mobile application has been awarded HTNG’s “Most Innovative Technology Award 2012” at this year‟s HTNG North American conference in Atlanta, GA. Quadriga, the hospitality industry‟s leading integrator of network applications and in-room entertainment systems, with offices in the USA, Europe and Asia, introduced its Personal Media Network™ (PMN™) solution at Hitec 2012 in Baltimore, MD, USA.
This prestigious award by HTNG, the global trade association dedicated to enhancing the deployment of technology in hotels, is a major achievement for Quadriga since voting was conducted by leading hospitality executives and industry technologists.
Quadriga’s PMN is revolutionizing the in-room entertainment environment. The PMN app unifies and synchronizes the television with guest mobile devices to create seamless functionality, while connected to the hotel’s WiFi network. The television, phone and pad, and the various forms of content (device stored, STB-based, subscription-based) can be integrated into a single application to create a unified network of entertainment services. This creates a seamless, unified experience, regardless of the device used to access the various forms of content.
With PMN, guests can access their own personal content or licensed content subscriptions and use their mobile device, once paired to the TV and WiFi network, and stream the content directly to the in-room TV for play. Everything from videos, movies, music and photos, as well as content from social networks like Facebook and Google+ can now be viewed anywhere throughout the hotel WiFi environment on any device.
An Interactive Program Guide anchors the PMN free-to-guest television programming category, and resides on the pad and phone as well as the television. Guests have the ability to scan FTG programming options and watch licensed programming on their mobile device anywhere in the hotel WiFi area. Movies on the STB system, if studio approved, can be purchased and played out on the mobile device anywhere in the hotel WiFi environment.
In addition to providing value to the hotel’s HSIA/WiFi service, PMN is based on patented technology that optimizes the network bandwidth requirements for streaming content within the hotel environment.