Hotel Technology Next Generation's hotelier members awarded the 2013 "Most Innovative Hospitality Technology Award" to InnSpire for its Guest Media Streaming product. First runner-up title was awarded to Interel's Augmented Reality Room Control app and second runner-up was awarded to iRiS Software System's Web Valet. HTNG senior officers presented the awards at the annual HTNG North American Conference in San Diego on March 6.
Hotel members selected the winners by voting for their choice from the 18 different technology entrants, whose products covered a range of hospitality technologies and systems. Many of the entries provided guest services through mobile devices and others provided entertainment services.
InnSpire's Guest Media Streaming product lets guests stream their movies, photos and music to the TV in their hotel room. Streaming is achieved wirelessly, natively and hassle-free through the InnSpire box. InnSpire supports iOS, Miracast and DLNA, which results in easy, setup-free streaming for guests. Guests click on the Stream icon on the TV in the room to activate the function. They can wirelessly connect their own iPhone, iPad, Android phone, Windows phone or similar device; then choose their content and stream. No downloads or setup are required.