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DirectStreams partners with Anevia for IPTV services on Apple iMac in City Inn Hotel Group

Anevia, French designer of the Flamingo DVB-to-IP Gateways and the Toucan VOD/nPVR servers, and DirectStreams, the IP Technology Services provider dedicated to the hospitality industry, today announced the deployment of their solutions in City Inn hotels.

In each bedroom, an iMac with LCD screen gives access to TV, as well as to Internet and music. As TV head end, Anevia Flamingo gateways provide the reception and streaming of TV and radio over the hotel IP network. The 39 TV and 24 radio are DTT (Freeview), satellite free-to-air and satellite (Sky) channels. The whole IP Service was designed by DirectStreams.

City Inn, an independent brand of modern and stylish city centre hotels in the UK, is the first hotel group to deploy a TV service based on iMac.

“We are very happy to be chosen as head end provider for one of the first Apple-based IPTV service. This successful deployment highlights Anevia’s capacity for innovative projects,” said Damien Lucas, Anevia’s Co-Founder.

DirectStreams solutions and Anevia DVB to IP gateways are showcased in DirectStream’s Paris showroom. After this successful deployment, other hotels will implement this IPTV service.

About Anevia

Anevia is a telecom equipment supplier, specialising in the video element of Triple Play – Video on Demand, IPTV and digital recording. Unlike traditional electronic solutions, the originality of Anevia’s approach is in having opted for an innovative software solution in its devices, which combine broadband and television. As a result, Anevia has been able to develop VOD servers and DVB to IP streaming servers that are more compact, cheaper and quicker to deploy. Set up in 2003 by members of the team that developed the VideoLAN VLC media player, Anevia is a French company, whose main investor is CDC Enterprises Innovation. Anevia’s products have been selected by a large number of telecom, xDSL and FTTH operators, broadcasters and system integrators worldwide.

About DirectStreams:

DirectStreams is an IP Technology Services provider dedicated to the hospitality industry. To cover the market requirements, a network of systems integrators distributes its 4 high value added services: PC internet access, Self-service internet kiosks, TV Digital Multimedia, Telephone services. With DirectStreams, the hospitality market is able to offer the best quality in order to increase guest loyalty.

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