An enterprise level IPTV system – which enables the capture of content from a wide range of sources, as well as encoding and redistribution across an IP network – were primary requirements of Silkari’s in-suite guest entertainment system. CompNow was recommended to Silkari by Tripleplay to carry out the site survey, scope and proposal negotiations.
Following presentations and reviews of the initial system design, CompNow was commissioned to undertake the seamless installation of the IPTV Tripleplay solution, matched to Silkari’s requirements. The TV component included the streaming services for all Free to Air, Foxtel and Chinese Satellite channels, movies on demand (MOD), and CCTV via a single IPTV VLAN. Additionally, CompNow took responsibility for arranging the 20 channel payTV subscription with Foxtel.
The solution also displays the guest welcome message, directories & digital compendium of local services & attractions.
CompNow’s specialists engineered the interface to the Tripleplay in-room entertainment portal’s electronic program guide (EPG), the Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and with Silkari’s cloud based property management system.
The team also configured and installed 425 LG smart screens: a 43” & a 32” into each of the 212 apartments, plus others in various public and administration areas of the hotel. All displays were connected via the single network managed by the Tripleplay IPTV solution.
Proving its expertise during the hotel’s build phase, CompNow was also asked to solve additional requests for a 3m satellite dish and free to air antenna to be installed on the roof. In a follow up project – which highlights Tripleplay’s flexibility and scalability – CompNow installed additional Tripleplay screens in the boardroom for presentation use.
CompNow continues to undertake the Tripleplay system support, interface upgrades and provision of MOD at Silkari Suites.