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Teleste and Samsung Empowered Hibox Smartroom TV at Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle in Finland
[April 10, 2018]

Teleste and Samsung Empowered Hibox Smartroom TV at Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle in Finland


TURKU, Finland, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Teleste Corporation has provided an All-IP hotel TV solution to Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle ("Hotel Kaarle") in Finland, in partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The deployment  to the four-star hotel with 160 guest rooms and suites was carried out by Hibox, in conjunction with furnishing the hotel with Hibox Smartroom - a solution that offers guests with modern, online TV and interactive services and enables easier management of daily activities for the hotel.

"We were excited to cooperate with Hibox and Samsung in helping Hotel Kaarle provide their guests with a delightful digital experience. In addition to offering smart, intearactive services for guests, they can now empower their staff with easier management of activities such as check-in and check-out as well as maintenance and cleaning. The jointly-created Teleste and Samsung All-IP hotel TV solution has been designed to help hospitality operators embrace these kinds of innovations by enabling a smooth transition to IP connectivity, even in buildings where re-cabling is not a desired option", explained Jason Dando, Director of Hospitality and AV solutions for Teleste Corporation.

Deploying the cloud-hosted Smartroom requires an IP network connection in every guest room. For Hotel Kaarle, the ideal way to establish the connectivity was provided by the All-IP HTV solution from Teleste and Samsung, which enables Gigabit-level, robust IP connecitivity over existing TV aerial cabling. The solution makes it possible for hotels to deliver a complete platform for a premium in-room experience without the need for pulling new cabling.

"This combination of Teleste's DOCSIS solution and Samsung's smart hotel TVs with built-in modems allows us to deliver digital experiences that guests have never seen before over coax cabling. The in-room installation is very elegant with no extra cables or boxes. Guests can cast their own content onto the TV and enjoy fast streaming from cloud services, through a rock-solid fixed data connection built on top of a regular coax antenna network. This is a game-changer for the up to 90% o hotels that lack a fixed network connection to the rooms", says Mathias Johnson, VP Product, Hospitality at Hibox.



Based on the proven DOCSIS technology, the All-IP HTV solution utilises Teleste's DAH100 mini-CMTS at the hotel premises and a Samsung HE694 Series Hospitality TV with an in-built DOCSIS modem in each guest room. No other hardware is needed, which makes the solution quick and easy to install and ensures that guests will be able to enjoy seamless internet, Wi-Fi and TV services without outages or interference.

"We've experienced several different TV systems over the years, and there have always been difficulties with our legacy coax infrastructure. We installed the Hibox solution with Samsung DOCSIS TVs in October 2017, and it's the most reliable and user friendly we've seen. The performance is surprisingly fast", explains Roy Känsälä, technical serviceman of the hotel.


"Switch from traditional to IPTV  system was never so easy. Thanks to Samsung ALL-IP HTV HE694 and Docsis CMTS from Teleste it's really possible within a day or two; without losing hotel revenue, necessity of rewiring whole premise or guest's disturbance. Moreover, HIBOX technological experience and close partnership with Samsung made its IPTV system be installed easily and deployed in the all rooms so smoothly." said Piotr Lipiec, Europe Hospitality TV Business Development Manager from EHQ Samsung Electronics.

More information about Teleste's offering for the hospitality market is available on our website.

To learn more, you are also warmly welcome to meet us at HITEC Amsterdam, stand 187, from 11 to 13 April 2018. Please, visit also visit our web page to read more about our presence at the show.

Inquiries for more information:

Mirkka Lamppu
Director of Communications, Teleste Corporation
Tel. +358-2-2605-611
mirkka.lamppu@teleste.com 

About Teleste

Teleste offers an integrated product and service portfolio that makes it possible to build and run a better networked society. Our solutions bring television and broadband services to your home, secure your safety in public places and guide your use of public transport. With solid industry experience and drive for innovations, we are a leading international company in broadband, security and information technologies and related services. We connect with our customers through a global network of offices and partners. In 2017, Teleste's net sales reached EUR 235 million and on average it had approximately 1,500 employees. Teleste is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information see www.teleste.com and follow @telestecorp on Twitter.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd,. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com  and our official blog at http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/.

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