Acentic Allows Hotels to Gain Versatility for In-Room Entertainment Regardless of Network Infrastructure

By Acentic, PRNE
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Company launches Panorama IP for consistent high quality entertainment and information services to guests and hotel staff

COLOGNE, Germany, May 27, 2010 - Acentic, a leading supplier of digital interactive TV (iTV) systems for
the hotel industry, announced today that it has launched Panorama IP, which
enables hotels with structured ethernet cabling to deliver an outstanding HD
experience to guests in combination with Acentic's proven Panorama

Acentic now gives hoteliers the possibility of choosing Acentic's
industry leading Panorama platform regardless of the network, coax or
structured cabling, throughout the hotel with the release of the Acentic
Panorama IP solution. This opens up Acentic's market for installations at
hotels that have implemented a converged network strategy. Hotels that only
have structured cabling used to have limited choices of proven iTV solutions.
Panorama IP over structured cabling now brings these hotels access to one of
Europe's most widely deployed iTV solutions. Bundled with Acentic's
High-Speed Internet Access (HSIA) product, hotels now have a one-stop shop
for all their guest entertainment services.

Panorama IP combines the power of an Acentic custom developed IP
Set-Top-Box, that is tailor made to the needs of the hotelier, with Acentic's
exclusive centralised architecture, enabling the delivery of a powerful and
fully customisable Adobe Flash-based interface. Panorama IP is the only
system where the television set and the set top box appear as one and all
aspects of the system and In-Room Television can be controlled centrally.
Acentic Panorama IP will enable hotels without a coaxial network to deliver
an outstanding experience to guests with exactly the same services and
quality as over coaxial. The Panorama centralised platform, regardless of the
network, provides the necessary power to integrate future IP based
applications including Internet TV.

Panorama IP delivers the same advanced services of the Acentic Panorama
HD, including the tailored dynamic Panorama graphic user interface as well as
hundreds of channels and Acentic's full portfolio of content in High
Definition. Panorama IP enables the delivery of all these Panorama features
across a converged IP Network, delivering a better ROI.

"Acentic is bringing hoteliers closer to their guests than ever before,"
said Alistair Forbes, CEO of Acentic. "Our goal is to provide our clients,
and in particular the hotel chains, with a holistic platform line-up suited
to their chosen physical network architecture. The availability of converged
solutions for our customers' guest entertainment services enables hotels to
adopt converged strategies with TV, HSIA and VoIP (Voice over IP) running
over the same network. Acentic aims to help deliver those same services with
a consistent user experience across all hotel locations no matter which
network is installed in each hotel."

Acentic Panorama IP is already being installed in hotels in Austria,
France and the Middle East.

About Acentic Group

Acentic is an international provider of digital TV services to hotels.
Acentic's digital content, technology, support and services deliver
entertainment and revenue generation tools via the hotel television,
providing a unique communications system that meets the evolving lifestyles
of guests. Acentic's digital TV services are in many of the world's leading
hotel chains including Accor, Dorint, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton,
Hyatt, Maritim, Marriott, Movenpick and Starwood in more than 30 countries in
Europe, Middle East and Africa. For more information, visit

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