Hotel Dubrovnik in Croatia becomes the first hotel to feature interactive IPTV system

The Android OS has been running the gamut when it comes to mobile devices for a while now, but lately it’s been expanding in its implementation. The latest example of this is the Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb, Croatia, that just had an Android-based IPTV system installed. Taking a look at the abilities of the system, it’s not only cool but extremely useful as well, allowing guests to view their bill and request room service right from their television. From an entertainment perspective, of course you’ve got the usual TV and movie options you’ll find in hotels, but guests will have access to Android apps and games as well, bringing a new element of fun, particularly for kids.

Check out the presser below for the details and for the comments: Do you think these are services that will revolutionize hotels? What features would you add?

MOSCOW, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The first hotel interactive IPTV system based on the NetUP IPTV Combine 4x Hotel with Android IP set-top boxes has been successfully deployed in Hotel Dubrovnik situated in the centre of the Croatian capital Zagreb.

NetUP IPTV Combine 4x installed in hotel allows guests to access TV and Video on Demand content using user-friendly and feature-rich GUI of Android-based IP set-top boxes. The IPTV solution is connected with MICROS Opera hotel property management system (PMS) which enables the following features:

  • welcome message on guest check-in
  • hotel info page
  • auto posting IPTV services to the PMS
  • hotel bill view- messages from reception
  • room status change via TV (dirty/clean) for the housekeeping service

Other key features of the solution are: single remote control (IP set-top box is hidden at the rear side of the TV set), desktop widgets with weather forecast and other info, animated wallpaper, games, Web browsing, messengers and all android apps.

Equipment used in the hotel:

  • NetUP IPTV Combine 4x Hotel: IPTV middleware/billing, VoD server, interface to MICROS-Fidelio
  • 200 pcs. of Vestel SmartBox IP set-top boxes, used as the client equipment
  • Grundig LCD TV sets
  • ATV RC-A1, custom remote control used for controlling both TV and IP STB
  • Cisco equipment, used for network management
  • Third-party streamers for distributing TV signal into DVB-C and IP

The solution details, photos and video are available on NetUP’s website.

NetUP is an IPTV software and hardware manufacturer located in Moscow, Russia. NetUP was founded in 2001. For now NetUP’s IPTV products are popular all over the world, especially IPTV Combine 4x – all-in-one solution to set up small-scale IPTV deployments.


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