EscapeWire Solutions Launchs New Hospitality Specific Website December 30, 2008Posted by escapewire in Uncategorized.
Tags: digital signage, DIRECTV, Hospitality, Hotel, hotel technology, IP Surveillance, network management, SMATV, surveillance cameras, technology
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EscapeWire Solutions is proud to annouce the launch of their new hospitality specific website, EWS Hospitality Solutions. http://www.ewshospitalitysolutions.
The new website is entirely devoted to technology solutions and services specifically designed for the hospitality industry. Visitors can find information on a host of solutions that include:
Wireless and Wired High Speed Internet Access Solutions
Free To Guest TV Solutions with that include HD programming
Digital Signage Systems
Surveillance Systems (IP Based)
Managed Network Services Disaster Backup and Recovery Services
Web Site Design
Web Site Hosting
EscapeWire has been providing technology solutions to the hospitality industry for several years and was founded to solve the many technology issues faced by hotel management companies. We feel that our technical expertise coupled with our hands on hospitality experience helps us to create solutions that solve real world issues within the industry today.
Holiday Inn Buffalo/Amherst selects EscapeWire Solutions to install a turn-key easy to use Digital Signage Solution March 12, 2008Posted by escapewire in digital signage, Uncategorized.
Tags: custom digital signage content, digital signage, display boards, easy to use digital signage, HDTV, Hospitality, Hotel, reader board, signage
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EscapeWire Solutions recently completed the installation of a turn-key digital signage solution at the Amherst Holiday Inn in Amherst, New York. This easy to use solution allows the hotel staff to combine various types of media to create a eye-catching informative display solution for hotel guests.
The new digital signage solution which includes a 32″ HD LCD screen located in the lobby will be used to direct guests to meetings and inform them of local events and news. It will allow for efficient and effective communications between guests and staff.
The complete solution included:
Digital Signage Server, 32″ LCD Screen, Pedestal Mount, Cabling, Custom Designed Content, and System Training.
For additional information, contact EscapeWire Solutions at 716.893.4984
EscapeWire Solutions awarded contract to install technology services at the new Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen, NY February 7, 2008Posted by escapewire in digital signage, HDTV Distribution, IP Surveillance Systems, Wireless Networks.
Tags: Complete hospitality solution, Digital Sign, HDTV, hospitality integration, hospitality systems, Hotel, security cameras, TV distribution
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EscapeWire Solutions has been awarded the contract to supply a wide variety of technology services to the new Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. This new hotel is slated to open in Spring of 2008. EscapeWire will be provide a complete package of technology services to the hotel that include:
TV Distribution System with High Definition Programming to 104 Guest Rooms
32″ HD LCD Flat Panel Screens installed in each guest room
Integrated Digital Signage Application for Lobby and Meeting Room Areas
Custom Content Design for Digital Signage Application
Integrated Guest Room Informational TV Station – In Room Digital Signage
Wireless High-Speed Internet Access Network
Business Center Thin Client Terminals for Guest Internet Access, Printing, Etc
IP Camera/Surveillance System
Zoned Audio System
Structured Cabling for entire network infrastructure
Hospitality TV Distribution – Will you be ready when standard television broadcast signals go dark on February 19, 2009? November 15, 2007Posted by escapewire in HDTV Distribution, Uncategorized.
Tags: HDTV, HDTV Broadcasts, High-Definition Television, Hospitality, Hotel, Hotel TV Distribution, Pro-Idiom, SMATV, TV, TV distribution, TV Distribution Installation and Servcie, TV Programming
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EscapeWire Solutions is your single source provider specializing in MATV/SMATV, Lodging Televisions, HDTV Distribution, Programming, Content, Design, Installation and Service.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Q. Will I need to upgrade my existing television distribution system to be able to deliver digital High Definition programming to my guest rooms?
A. If your existing distribution system was designed and balanced properly then you should be able to upgrade it for high definition programming without replacing the cable going to the rooms.
Q. Why is February 19, 2009 important and how will this date effect me?
A. The FCC has designated February 19, 2009 as the date that all standard definition NTSC broadcasts will stop broadcasting (most of the major networks are already broadcasting digital ATSC signals and will shut down their NTSC signals on this date). That means that as of this date if you have not upgraded your system to receive digital ATSC broadcasts you will likely not be able to receive broadcasts of the major networks any longer.
Q. After February 19, 2009 will my existing TV sets still work?
A. Televisions with NTSC tuners will work only if the program that you want to watch is being broadcast in an NTSC format. Once the program providers switch their signals to ATSC then your existing NTSC television will not work unless a set top box to convert ATSC signals back to NTSC is purchased. Keep in mind that if you convert back to NTSC you will no longer be showing a digital high definition signal so it may not be worth investing in this type of technology.
Q. What is Pro Idiom and do I need it?
A. Without getting to technical, Pro Idiom is an encryption method developed to prevent against program signal theft in lodging environments. In general you will need to use this technology if you are broadcasting high definition Pay per View content and/or premium high definition free to guest programs such as HBOHD, ESPNHD, etc.
Q. If I am going to purchase new televisions for my property what features do I need to look for?
A. The most important thing to consider is the type of tuner(s) the television has. Any new television sold after March 2007 will contain both NTSC and ATSC tuners. (the NTSC tuner requirement will likely be phased out sometime after February 2009). You will need an ATSC tuner to receive digital broadcasts. Depending on your program provider and type of programming you are planning on providing, you may also need to have a QAM tuner and Pro Idiom as well. The best bet is to speak with your program provider/system integrator prior to purchasing televisions in order to assure that the televisions you purchase are compatible with your system and any future changes that my come about.
For More information Contact EscapeWire Solutions at 716.893.4984 or visit us on the web at www.escapewire.com