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SmarTV introduces Set-Top Box and Mobile Device Charger for the GuestSmarTV Experience and Engagement Platform

Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Guest Experience And Engagement Platform

The SmarTV Company, LLC (SmarTV) introduces its new STB-1000 Set-Top Box and MDC-1000 Mobile Device Charger hardware products to support the GuestSmarTV experience and engagement platform in the Hospitality market vertical. These multipurpose convergent devices allow hoteliers to place more technology in their rooms with fewer devices and decrease their technology costs while enhancing the guest experience.

“Providing a superior guest experience is the next frontier for attracting, satisfying, and retaining customers,” says Seale Moorer, Chairman of SmarTV. “The STB-1000 and MDC-1000 represent the next generation of digital content delivery and services support devices for hotels and resorts.”

STB 1000 Set-Top Box
The STB-1000 Set-Top Box can handle even the most demanding content delivery scenarios, whether the infrastructure is COAX or Ethernet. With four on-board USB ports, an MPI adapter, and a managed Ethernet switch, the STB-1000 offers powerful connectivity and control options. Its USB 2.0 ports connect USB devices for room control and other USB services. The MPI adapter directly connects to and controls guestroom TVs from a variety of manufacturers. The 3-port managed Ethernet switch can simultaneously support a Wireless Access Point, VoIP phone, and a wired Ethernet connection to any location in the guestroom.

The DVR option allows viewing of one HD channel while recording up to 3 other separate HD channels simultaneously and includes 500GB of hard-drive storage for recordings.

For hotels with COAX infrastructure, the STB-1000’s cable modem option works with IP-over-COAX head-end equipment to deliver HDTV, Pay-Per-View, Over-The-Top internet, and IP-based interactive guest services (such as Folio, Check-In/Check-Out, and Reservations).

With its mobile device pairing capability, the STB-1000 makes it possible for guests to use their mobile devices to stream media from internet streaming providers and subscription-based services such as Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, and HBOGo along with other content streaming apps. In addition, the STB-1000’s Power Save feature provides configurable power-saving modes to reduce consumption by 80 to 90 percent (to as little as 1 watt) when demand is low.

MDC-1000 Mobile Device Charger
The MDC-1000 Mobile Device charging station provides both wired and wireless charging for up to 3 mobile devices (such as smartphones and tablets) at the same time. The MDC-1000’s two on-board USB charging ports quick-charge any mobile device via the device’s native USB charging cable. Advanced Qi wireless inductive technology allows the MDC-1000 to wirelessly charge any Qi-enabled mobile device. Just place the device to be charged either vertically or horizontally on the stand and the MDC-1000 does the rest.

For enhanced security, when used in tandem with the SmarTV hospitality software and STB-1000 Set-Top Box, the patent-pending MDC-1000 awareness feature will notify the STB-1000 if it’s removed from the room and even make staff aware of the move.

The Set-Top-Box and Mobile Device Charger are available for hoteliers to view at the HITEC trade show in Los Angeles this week. Contact SmarTV at sales@getsmartv.com to schedule an appointment.

About The SmarTV Company, LLC
Based in the Westerville suburb of Columbus, Ohio, The SmarTV Company, LLC (SmarTV) specializes in creating software applications, manufacturing hardware solutions, and providing TV entertainment content and advertising services to enhance user experiences and engagement for the hospitality and healthcare marketplaces. At the core of every solution developed by SmarTV is a robust technology platform that uses open standards for rapid application development and seamless integration of multiple systems to create an engaging interactive experience for guests and patients. For more information on The SmarTV Company, visit www.getsmartv.com.

All product and company names referred to herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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