Teleste to bring high-quality Internet connectivity to Bitzaro Grande Hotel in Greece in partnership with Samsung Electronics and Euroaxes Group

Press release

The exclusive Bitzaro Grande Hotel selected an All-IP HTV solution from Samsung, Teleste & Euroaxes Group to provide their guests with high-quality Wi-Fi and internet services throughout the hotel premises.

Turku, Finland –  25 September 2017 – Teleste Corporation reveals that, in partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, it has deployed an All-IP hotel TV solution to Bitzaro Grande Hotel in Zante, Greece. The deployment consists of Samsung Hotel TVs in guest rooms and Teleste’s DAH100 mini-CMTS solution on the premises. The installation of the equipment, the operation and support of the total integration was carried out by Euroaxes Group, a group of companies that consists of telecommunication, information technology and consulting services, specialised in the hospitality sector.

Bitzaro Grande Hotel is a 4 star hotel with 140 rooms and suites. With a dedicated focus on providing an exclusive and attractive experience to its guests, the hotel offers comfortable and modern accomodation as well as services including complimentary Wi-Fi and internet access. To be able to meet their customers’ expectations even better than before, the hotel decided to upgrade the hotel broadband and Wi-Fi networks as part of renovating their facilities. The aim was to provide smooth and uninterrupted internet connectivity for guests throughout the premises.

Mrs. Polychroniadi Aggeliki, General Manager of the hotel noted: “Our aim is to satisfy our guests’ needs, offering them high-quality services. To achieve that, we decided that it was important to renovate our facilities and upgrade our systems, to provide uninterrupted distribution of Wi-Fi / internet throughout. Thus, we worked with Euroaxes Group, an acknowledged system integrator, to ensure the quality of our visitors' access to the internet.”

In partnership with Samsung Electronics, Teleste offered the project with an ALL-IP solution that can utilise the existing coaxial cabling inside the building for the delivery of high-capacity broadband connection and smart TV services. As part of the solution, the broadband network is handled by a Teleste DAH100 Mini-CMTS located on the premises, and each guest room is equipped with a Samsung HE694 Hospitality TV with a built-in cable modem for the delivery of TV and internet services.

"Samsung continues to address the demands of the hospitality market for a more engaging, attractive experience for their guests. We are confident that our All-IP HTV solution, created together with Teleste, will offer Bitzaro Grande Hotel a seamless, cost-effective and efficient option to cater to the high expectations of today’s hotel guests”, said Piotr Lipiec, European Hospitality TV Business Development Manager, Samsung Electronics.

As Bitzaro Grande Hotel was already equipped with coaxial cabling, deploying the solution did not require the building to be rewired. Refurbishing the entire hotel with fibre-like broadband connections was carried out causing minimal annoyance for guests, and the project was successfully led by Euroaxes Group.

 “We are pleased that we were able to participate in this project with Samsung Electronics and Euroaxes, to bring seamless and fast internet connectivity to the guests of Bitzaro Grande Hotel. The jointly created Teleste and Samsung All-IP HTV solution enables hospitality operators to step into IPTV smoothly and conveniently, without letting the upgrade project cause majors disturbances for their operations”,  explained Jonathan Rigby, Director of Hospitality and AV Solutions for Teleste Corporation.

The All-IP HTV solution in a nutshell

The jointly-created Teleste and Samsung Hospitality Solutions consist of Teleste’s DAH100 mini-CMTS and Samsung HE694 Series Hospitality TVs. Together, they create an ideal option for IP delivery in the hospitality, healthcare, and cruise sectors – where refurbishment of the cabling infrastructure is impossible, difficult or very costly.

The solution is based on the widely-used global DOCSIS standard (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification), which offers gigabit-level and robust IP delivery over existing coaxial cabling. It is able to deliver a complete platform for a premium in-room experience, allowing guests to watch movies and TV shows from streaming services and check their social media to stay connected.

  • Fast and cost-efficient installation: Teleste’s DAH100 mini-CMTS is used to extend the IP network over the existing in-house TV aerial cabling. As no recabling of the building is needed, the solution can be installed quickly and easily without major room renovations and disruption to hotel operations.
  • Reduced operating costs and seamless services: The solution utilises one Teleste DAH100 mini-CMTS to serve up to 400 guest rooms and a Samsung HE694 Hospitality TV with an integrated DOCSIS modem in each guest room. No external modems or other devices are needed. The fully integrated hardware minimises compatibility issues and the need for maintenance and repair. Guests will be able to enjoy seamless internet and TV services without outages or interference.
  • More flexibility in guest room design: Providing cutting-edge services with less equipment creates more freedom in guest room design. Guests will be delighted by the mix of luxury design and engaging, quality services.

 

Please visit our web page for more information about Teleste’s DAH100 mini-CMTS as well as what we can offer the hospitality sector.

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 2016, Teleste’s net sales reached EUR 260 million and the company employed over 1500 people.  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/.