Hoist Group and Philips Sign TV Partnership Agreement

Hoist Group, the EMEA premier technology partner for hotels, healthcare institutions and public operations have signed a preferred partnership agreement with Philips Professional Display Solutions, the EMEA leading Hospitality TV manufacturer. This arrangement will involve the bundling of Philips Smart TVs into an all-in-one cloud based Fusion TV offer. The new offering encompasses TV screen, software and support – allowing hoteliers to benefit from a state of the art TV solution from as low as five euros per TV per month.

“Hotel guests are increasingly looking for equivalent or better level of interactivity and connectivity in the hotel room than what they experience at home” explains Franck Racapé, EMEA Sales Director for Philips Hospitality TV & Signage Solutions.

Mr. Racapé continues:
“This new usage is pushing us to improve the level of integration between the entertainment and content management systems with our TVs in order to facilitate and enhance guest experience. The recent developments achieved with Hoist Group bring an integrated interactive TV guest entertainment solution in combination with best in class Smart TV technology at a very affordable price for the hotelier”

The all-in-one cloud based Fusion TV offer enables web-based programs as well as content mirroring from the guest’s own devices. The guest is free to engage with his or her own devices and contents, or to enjoy the content provided by your hotel, including personalized messaging and services you would like to inform your guests about. This technology platform also enables all of the main features known from conventional – more costly– IPTV systems, such as an interactive Electronic Program Guide, RSS feeds of websites or blogs and other dynamic information services like real-time flight information, weather forecasts and a lot more.

“Interactive TV solutions used to be available only to top-end hotels and chains, but the bundling of our offer with Philips, also makes it affordable to all independent establishments. IPTV systems used to be hardware and cost intensive”, says Alfonso Tasso, Deputy CEO at Hoist Group.

“However, with Smart TVs and cloud based software platforms, developed especially for hospitality, we enable the adoption of such interactive systems. We believe that this new solution will be another breakthrough in bringing new services to meet the increasing demands of hotel guests, Mr. Tasso concludes.

For more information, please contact:
Alfonso Tasso, Deputy CEO Hoist Group
Phone: +33 826 46 46 46
E-mail: alfonso.tasso@hoistgroup.com

Franck Racapé, EMEA Sales Director for Philips Hospitality TV & Signage Solutions
Phone: +31 (0)20 504 69 31
E-mail: franck.racape@tpv-tech.com

About Hoist Group
Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels, health care institutions and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, Conference services, TV & Content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels and public hospitals have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. Based in Sweden, the company has offices in a total of 17 countries in the EMEA region.