Teleste integrates EPG information to Samsung’s SMART hotel TVs

Press release

In partnership with Samsung Electronics, Teleste has developed a solution that enables the delivery of EPG (Electronic Program Guide) information directly from the Teleste Luminato headend to Samsung’s LYNK™ SINC hospitality television management solution

TURKU, FINLAND – 8 February 2016 – Teleste, an international technology group specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services, announced that it has developed a solution that allows the delivery of EPG  information from the Teleste Luminato headend to Samsung’s LYNK™ SINC, a specialized solution for Samsung SMART hotel TVs that provides remote management of interactive TV content and delivers customized viewing options to hundreds of guest rooms.

Co-creation with Samsung Electronics for premium hospitality TV services

The Luminato EPG and Samsung LYNK™ SINC integration, created in co-operation with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., enables hotels and hospitality operators to enhance their guest service experience by providing rich, up-to-date EPG information to the in-room TVs.

 “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Samsung Electronics to create dedicated solutions that deliver advanced TV services in the hospitality industry”, said Jonathan Rigby, Director of Hospitality and AV Solutions for Teleste Corporation. “When looking at how to improve the guest experience, the television remains one of the key elements in the hotel room. Investing in premium TV services is essential as hotels look to elevate the guest entertainment experience and create new revenue streams.

The solution continues the co-creation partnership between Teleste and Samsung Electronics that started in 2015 with the embedding of Samsung’s LYNK™ DRM (digital rights management) server into the Teleste Luminato headend platform. This alliance aims to offer hotel managers and hospitality operators solutions that provide their guests with premium quality TV services in a flexible, cost-efficient and easy-to-use manner.

 “We are pleased that the technical cooperation between Teleste and Samsung Electronics has resulted in a jointly-created solution that offers hotel managers an easy way to enhance the guest experience and extend smart TV services with up-to-date EPG information”, said Damon Crowhurst, Samsung’s European Display Organisation Business Development Director.

Deliver a more enjoyable guest experience

Today, the television remains one of the most important elements in the hotel room. By enabling Internet-based services through in-room TVs and delivering top-quality content such as (4K) ultra high-definition (UHD) video, hotels can provide an attractive, premium level entertainment experience that keeps guests coming back.

The Luminato EPG to Samsung LYNK™ SINC solution creates a flexible tool that allows guests to locate and enjoy program content through their in-room TVs. The combined solution provides hotel and hospitality operators with several benefits, including:

  • Rich EPG information: The solution creates rich EPG information, including information about present and following programs, and a schedule for actual and other transport streams. It also allows operators to control the playout rate and schedule, and also to define languages in the order of priority for the EPG stream.
  • Flexible access to variety of EPG data sources: Electronic information can be gathered from various sources, including satellite, cable, terrestrial, Internet and XML connections, and automatically converted for successful delivery through Samsung’s LYNK™ SINC platform.
  • Uninterrupted and reliable service: With an average success rate of nearly 99.7 percent across thousands of global devices, the Teleste Luminato has also proven to be one of the most reliable headends on the market. The Luminato EPG module includes a storage database that houses the electronic program information. This convenient feature helps reduce services outages, as it makes data available regardless of the availability of the external EPG service.

You are welcome to visit our booth 5-R117 at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) conference, 9-12 February 2016 in Amsterdam. At our stand, you can also learn more about our ready-to-go IPTV solution for the hospitality sector, also created in partnership with Samsung Electronics.

More information about our ISE offering is available here.


More information:
Jonathan Rigby
Director, Hospitality and AV Solutions, Teleste Corporation


Press contact:
Mirkka Lamppu
Manager, CEM and Communications, Teleste Corporation
Tel. +358 2 2605 611