Thanks to some great work by The Network Factory during the NowScreen pilot last year we were able to install NowScreen into our first hotel TV network.
This meant guests saw the service by default when they switched on their room TV.
Unfortunately we hit localised snags with wifi conflicts which made the service temperamental. But the owners have updated the wifi setup and today contractors AP-IT revisited the 60-room hotel to reestablish the service.
The Network Factory’s Richard used a modulator to insert the NowScreen feed into the building’s network alongside TV channels. Hotel TVs are often equipped to allow the selection of a default channel. Managers were able to set NowScreen as this default.
The implications are significant – both for the town’s ability to communicate with visitors and the hotel owners – with content reaching a much wider audience as a result.
The team is currently talking to another large hotel about a similar set up – potentially leading to combined coverage in 150 hotel rooms.