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SOURCE SONIFI Solutions
Sunstone Hotel Trial Under Way
LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SONIFI Solutions and LG Electronics USA have launched an on-property trial of "Smart Mirroring," a cutting-edge solution for hotel guests that seamlessly displays content from their personal devices on the in-room LG Smart TV.
Announced at HITEC 2014, the trial at a Sunstone Hotel property is showing how Smart Mirroring* allows for real-time guest engagement through the traveler's Android TM or Windows®-based smartphone by providing location-based services and delivering in-room entertainment-rivaling what is now available in most homes.
To implement Smart Mirroring on its hospitality TVs, LG Electronics is working with leading in-room entertainment provider and hospitality system integrator SONIFITM. The combination of SONIFI's STAY1000TM and LG's Smart TV technologies helps make guests' use of the Smart Mirroring capability simple and intuitive.
Creating a closed network between a Smart TV and the guest's mobile device, Smart Mirroring enables guests to watch anything on the TV that is available on their phone such as personal photos, videos and apps. Guests can even stream content to their TV using their wireless carrier's LTE bandwidth or the hotel Wi-Fi network and can be enabled with or without a set-top-box. This solution is expected to be available on LG hotel Smart TVs later this year.
Bob Combie, Vice President of Asset Management of Sunstone Hotel, said, "Guest demand for watching their own content on their smartphones and tablets has increased exponentially over the last couple of years. We see this technology as a way to satisfy them and further enhance guest satisfaction."
"We're pleased at the well coordinated effort SONIFI and LG demonstrated, and anticipate gaining significant insights on technological performance and guest feedback from the trial," he added.
Visit SONIFI during the HITEC Conference in booth #811 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 24-26. LG Electronics USA also is demonstrating hospitality TV innovations at HITEC, booth #819.
*Smart Mirroring is LG's device pairing and sharing solution incorporated into its smart IPTVs based on the Wi-Fi Alliance standard "Miracast®"
Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Android® is a trademark of Google Inc.
About SONIFI Solutions
SONIFI Solutions, Inc. is the leading end-to-end interactive content and connectivity solutions provider for the hospitality and healthcare industries. SONIFI serves nearly 1.4 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's core services include: Interactive Television, Mobility, Connectivity, and Advertising Media Solutions along with unparalleled nationwide technical and professional support services. SONIFI Solutions owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands SONIFI Solutions, The Hotel Networks and SONIFI Healthcare Inc. For more information, please visit www.SONIFI.com or call 888.563.8442.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $52 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. www.lg.com.
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