Exterity IP Video Delivers 180 International Channels to Archabil Hotel Ashgabat Guests

Edinburgh/Dubai, 23 July 2017 Exterity, a leading provider of IP video and digital signage technologies, today announced that its IP video system has been deployed by Archabil Hotel Ashgabat to provide international visitors with a ‘home away from home’ experience.

Archabil Hotel (formerly known as President Hotel) is a five star hotel located in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Following a refurbishment to ensure that the hotel maintained its ultra-modern feel, the Exterity IP video system was added to all of the hotel’s 220 rooms. The system was deployed by Atempo, a professional audio video distributor and integrator holding company with offices in Turkey and subsidiaries in Northern Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

The Exterity IP video system provides guests with access to 180 international TV channels, including BBC, Rai, Rossiya 24, TRT, ZDF and more. Alongside channels provided in a wide range of languages spanning English, German, Italian, Russian and Turkish, the system also offers commercials and information about Turkmenistan, which is available as Video on Demand (VoD). These entertainment options are complemented by a personalized guest welcome screen as part of the Exterity system’s integration with Archabil’s Property Management System (PMS). This integration enables the hotel to provide customized in-room guest services and express check-out for the utmost level of comfort and convenience. The entire system is managed centrally through Exterity’s AvediaServer management platform.

“Today, video is an essential component in the creation of the ‘home away from home’ feel and experience that travellers long for,” said Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity. “Archabil Hotel Ashgabat is showing that this can be easily achieved, by using a flexible and reliable IP video system that combines live TV channels and VoD services. The ability to deploy a system in mere days, whilst also offering a simple and centralized way to integrate with the hotel’s Property Mangement System, is testament to the ease of deployment and use of Exterity’s IP video solutions.”

The Exterity system at Archabil Hotel Ashgabat consists of:

  • AvediaStream g4340, g4410 and g4412 TVgateways to capture live digital TV and radio channels and stream them directly over the IP network
  • AvediaStream e3635 Encoders to stream live and pre-recorded video and audio
  • AvediaPlayer r9300 Media Players, to deliver the TV and video to each in-room TV
  • AvediaServer management platform to control the system end-to-end