LG debuts new hotel TV IP set-top box

LG Electronics USA introduced a new set-top box that will deliver Internet Protocol services on hotels' existing RF networks. LG also announced expanded Pro:Centric content streaming partners and showcased its broadened line of commercial displays for hotel rooms and public spaces.

The new set-top box (model STB-3500) provides expanded networking options, enabling system providers to deliver an advanced, interactive guest room experience over the existing coaxial network. It supports B-LAN and includes a DOCSIS 3.0 modem expansion slot. Adding the STB-3500 to legacy televisions now enables the same advanced feature set of the Pro:Centric Smart IPTV/RF integrated televisions over the existing hotel RF infrastructure.

LG's STB-3500 is the latest addition to the Pro:Centric family. This popular Internet-protocol television platform features include:

  • Integrated Pro:Idiom DRM and MPEG-2/MPEG-4 decoding for digital HD-PPV compatibility.
  • Exclusive Pro:Centric interactivity platform that extends programming boundaries for hotels including the ability to run highly customized applications and services.
  • Second-screen support, and options that include Smart Mirroring, DLNA, Wi-Di and Wi-Fi Direct, to allow system integrators to enable guests to use their mobile devices to share and view their content on the TV.
  • Access to an expanded list of smart applications, including over-the-top video and music services.

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