Catvision forms strategic alliance with KoolConnect to provide innovative video-on-demand solutions to hotels across the Middle East
Catvision, the leading provider of cable TV and broadband networking products and services to the cable television and hospitality industries in the Middle East, has formed a strategic alliance with KoolConnect Technologies, the world's leading provider of high-definition multimedia solutions to the global hospitality industry, to deliver advanced digital video-on-demand solutions to the rapidly expanding hospitality market in the Middle East.
Catvision and KoolConnect will display their new interactive multimedia entertainment solution at The Hotel Show to be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center from May 22-24, 2005.
Sudhir Damodaran, Director, Catvision, said, "As a company that has made its name by exceeding the expectations of hoteliers in India and the Middle East, Catvision is continually looking for means to assist our customers in serving their guests. The partnership with KoolConnect ensures that we have the only proven, robust, high-definition platform available in the industry worldwide, which, when combined with our knowledge of the Middle East market and our expertise in providing cable TV services, will allow us to continue our tradition of excellence."
The turnkey solution offered by KoolConnect and Catvision incorporates interactive video-on-demand, free-to-guest channel lineup and virtual concierge services in both standard and high-definition options and is completely customised to fit the look, feel and brand of the host hotel. Additionally, it enables hotel staff and management to communicate with their guests electronically and in real time via an advanced web-based management system, KoolCentral, that allows them to deliver messaging and hotel promotions, among other things. All this packaged with a developed servicing structure to maintain the property consistency of product performance.
Eran Segev, President of KoolConnect Technologies and Managing Director of its International Operations, said, "Having established our reputation as a leader in the field of multimedia interactive products and services in North America, we turned our attention towards the booming Middle East. Our strong alliance with Catvision promotes a host of cutting edge media solutions, complimented by an infrastructure capable of maintaining the highest installation services available to the region.”
"Catvision was a natural choice as partner, considering their proven track record in India and the Middle East. By combining KoolConnect's pioneering technology with the acknowledged expertise and service of Catvision in the region, Middle East hotels will have a host of TV based services to choose from thereby further enriching the overall guest experience," Segev said.
Catvision is a leader in the cable television equipment and services industry, which has been its core business since its incorporation. Catvision was the first company to install satellite dishes and systems for reception of foreign television programmes at homes, hotels and city-wide townships in India and across South East Asia. The company markets a range of distribution products, including fibre optic transmitters and nodes, modulators, amplifiers and digital satellite receivers, which meet international specifications. Catvision addresses the Middle East hospitality markets from its office located at Jafza.
KoolConnect Technologies provides advanced digital and high-definition video-on-demand solutions to the hospitality industry worldwide. KoolConnect's innovative platform provides interactive media services over digital IP networks and offers a host of scaleable turnkey solutions and products.
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