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2011 TechOvation Award Winners


2011 Winner: Philips MediaSuite Hotel TV

The Philips MediaSuite Hotel TV range has been launched as the first and only dedicated SmartTV for the hospitality industry. Available in EMEA, this new range of Hotel TVs offers guests a whole new world of online apps like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Catch-up TV, local and international news, weather, games and much more. There’s no longer the need for a Set-Top-Box, nor heavy head-end investments, reducing the overall TCO for a hotel drastically. Philips’ Award-Winning CoCreation Expert Team has co-created the MediaSuite prior launch and helped Philips gain invaluable insights into launching this new and innovative product range.

2011 First Runner-Up: DirecTV Residential Experience for Hotels

 DirecTV’s innovative new Residential Experience for Hotels transports the living room experience into the hotel room. With access to more than 100 HD channels, an easy to navigate interactive programming guide and our simplified remote protected with an anti‐microbial finish, guests will receive the ultimate home away from home viewing experience. Plus, with the ability to co‐brand the user display, send on screen display messages and modify programming by room, property owners can customize the television experience to meet their needs as well. 86% of guests prefer the DirecTV Residential Experience to other hotel TVs and it’s available only from DirecTV.

2011 Second Runner-Up: Fingi by Fingi Inc.

Fingi is a big technology with a simple premise: give travelers complete connectivity and control of their overall guest experience. Fingi is a phone that provides a local telephone number and wireless hotspot connecting you throughout your stay, both on-property and off. Fingi is your room key and remote for all in-room functionality, from air conditioning to lights and curtains to television and all in-room entertainment. Fingi is your direct connection to the hotel, from room service, restaurants and spas to the concierge at all times. With Fingi, guests are always connected and in control.