Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD and Towneplace Suites Fort Lauderdale, FL are Latest Hotels to Choose EscapeWire Solutions for HDTV Programming April 28, 2010Posted by escapewire in Uncategorized.
Tags: Complete hospitality solution, DIRECTV, Free to Guest TV Distribution, Guest Room Television, HDTV, HDTV Broadcasts, High-Definition Television, hospitality integration, hospitality systems, Hospitality TV programming, Hotel TV Distribution, SMATV, TV distribution, TV Distribution Installation and Servcie, TV Programming
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The 300 room, full-service Holiday Inn Gaithersburg and the 95 suite Towneplace Suites in Fort Lauderdale have become the most recent hotels to select EscapeWire Solutions as their preferred provider for HDTV free-to-guest programming. The hotels, which are owned and managed by the B. F. Saul Company, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland will both be installing brand new 32” HDTV’s in every guestroom and suite within the next 30 days. EscapeWire Solutions has been selected as the provider and will install DirecTV free-to-guest, satellite service which will deliver a minimum of 14 full HD channels to each hotel as part of a whopping 76 total channel lineup. Jim Walent, the Director of Capital Asset Management for BF Saul Company decided to upgrade the hotels in advance of requirement deadlines issued by the brand. The hotel management felt that HDTV’s and programming could deliver a competitive advantage in some pretty tough markets and EscapeWire made it easy by contracting to handle all installation of programming hardware, HDTV’s and managing all of the ongoing support for the system.
Walent said… “We felt this was the right time to upgrade both of these hotels’ TV’s to HD. EscapeWire was able to show up with a solution that allowed us to maximize the amount of HD programming we were going to install while simultaneously keeping the price below what their competitors were able to offer. We are pleased with this solution because it allows us to have more HD options and, indeed more total channels than just about any other hotel in our markets.”
The EscapeWire free-to-guest DirecTV service was attractive to the hotel’s management team because the solution is not encumbered by pay-per-view video services, which are no longer being offered at all by either hotel. “Why bother with it…”, Walent said, “when we are no longer seeing any significant revenues from movie sales but the front desk would still have to go through all of the same charge-backs and service issues? It’s actually become a money loser for us. We eliminated pay-movies and switched to “free-to-guest only” at several hotels in the DC market over a year ago and we haven’t heard any complaints. In fact, people like the additional HD channels we are able to offer without the pay movie system- 14 HD channels are a lot for a hotel.”
Another factor that contributed to the opportune timing for Walent and the hotels to move forward is a series of rebates being offered by DirecTV and EscapeWire, which help to offset the cost of equipment needed to install the HD free-to-guest solution.
About EscapeWire Solutions
EscapeWire Solutions is a full service network solutions provider specializing in technology solutions for the hospitality industry. EscapeWire designs and installs customized, expandable, Free-to-Guest (FTG) TV distribution systems including High-Definition programming, Digital Signage Solutions, High-Speed Internet access (HSIA) solutions, IP Surveillance/Camera Systems, IP (VOIP) Phone Systems, Structured Cabling, Website Design/Hosting and Managed Network Services including backup and disaster recovery solutions. We pride ourselves on providing our clients state-of-the-art solutions with exceptional customer service and support. Our technical expertise coupled with our hands on hospitality experience helps us to create solutions that solve real world issues within the hospitality industry today. EscapeWire currently has clients throughout the United States and Canada and has installed systems in several independent and branded hotels, conference centers, and universities including Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hilton and Marriott. EscapeWire is proud to be an associate member of the IAHI.
EscapeWire Solutions Awarded Contract to Install a DirecTV Headend System at the Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown April 22, 2009Posted by escapewire in Uncategorized.
Tags: Free to Guest TV Distribution, Guest Room Television, HDTV, HDTV Broadcasts, HDTV Distribution, high-definition, High-Definition Television, Hospitality, hospitality integration, Hotel Free to Guest TV, Hotel HEad End Systems, Hotel TV Distribution, SMATV, TV distribution, TV Distribution Installation and Servcie, TV Programming
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EscapeWire Solutions was awarded and recently completed the installation of a 55 channel DirecTV headend system at the Holiday Inn Buffalo Downtown. The new system provides guests with an enhanced viewing package that includes premium programming.
Later this year EscapeWire will add up to 18 HD stations to the system further increasing the channel count.
For more information on this installation or EscapeWire’s products/services please contact us at 716.893.4984
EscapeWire Solutions Installs A Complete Free to Guest TV Distribution Network at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gaithersburg December 18, 2007Posted by escapewire in HDTV Distribution, Uncategorized.
Tags: DIRECTV, Free to Guest TV Distribution, HDTV, HDTV Distribution, Hotel HEad End Systems, Hotel TV Hotel HDTV
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EscapeWire Solutions recently completed the installation of a 41 channel free to guest (FTG) DIRECTV distribution system at the TownePlace Suites by Marriot in Gaithersburg, MD. This new system has allowed the hotel to personalize their channel line up to meet the needs of their guests. In addition, the system was designed to be easily upgraded to provide HDTV signal distribution when needed.
EscapeWire Solutions is a one stop shop for free to guest HDTV distribution systems. We provide our clients with the following services:
Project Coordination and Management from Start to Finish
Delivery and Installation of New Televisions
Custom Configuration of New Televisions
Complete Free to Guest (FTG) Head End Systems
Professional and Insured Technicians
EWS Flexible/Programmable Guest Information Channel
Extended Warranty Options
Future Add-On capabilities
Flexible Financing Options
For more information visit our website www.escapewire.com or call 716.893.4984