LodgeNet, Green Vision Media Collaborating to Offer Travelers Information and Services Through Envision IP+ Platform

TV-Based Apps Cross-Compatible with Mobile Platforms

Other Leading Providers Also Integrated into LodgeNet's Premium IPTV Offering

Jun 23, 2010, 11:22 ET from LodgeNet Interactive Corporation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation, the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions to the hospitality industry, announced today that they are collaborating with Green Vision Media Corporation (GVM) to provide guests with information and communication applications through the Envision™ IP+ platform, being demonstrated through June 24 at LodgeNet's HITEC show booth (#609) in Orlando, Florida.

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Currently deployed as LodgeNet IPTV+, Envision IP+ is LodgeNet's premium IPTV solution. It integrates an Apple® Mac mini in the guest room to enable a broad range of content and functionality including interactive services and Web browsing. Through an exclusive agreement, Envision IP+ features the James™ Lifestyle Concierge product developed by Green Vision Media. By using James™, guests are able to find information about the hotel and local area while also accessing interactive concierge services. Applications are cross-compatible with mobile platforms, allowing guests to access hotel information and services even when they are not at the property.

"The collaboration with Green Vision Media has been vital in developing a solution that provides the services guests desire and hotels demand," said Paul Johnson, Vice President Product Management for LodgeNet. "The James™ Lifestyle Concierge suite is ideally suited to capitalize on the enhanced computing environment of Envision IP+ and to deliver the real-time information and services travelers expect, whether on the guest room TV or their personal devices."

"GVM is delighted to be working with LodgeNet, bringing truly remarkable concierge services to their Envision IP+ platform," said Juan Fernandez, CTO/CCO for Green Vision Media. "We have gone above and beyond to take advantage of everything the Mac mini can offer as a set-top box, and we believe the combination of LodgeNet's rich content and robust delivery system – coupled with GVM's advanced and elegant James™ Concierge product – is a true differentiator for the market."

Johnson also identified the following companies whose technologies and services have been integrated to successfully deliver the Apple® based Envision IP+ product offering:

  • Secure Media, a Motorola Company, is providing software-based Digital Rights Management for FTG and on demand content.
  • Elgato is providing EyeTV, software based video player technology allowing for stable playback and stunningly fast tuning times.
  • JAMF Software is providing monitoring and management capabilities for the Mac mini computers that will be installed in hotel rooms.
  • Technicolor is providing transcoding capabilities to support LodgeNet's delivery of free-to-guest (FTG) TV service utilizing the Secure Media and Elgato capabilities.

About LodgeNet

LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of media and connectivity solutions designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare and other guest-based businesses. LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.9 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's services include: Interactive Television Solutions, Broadband Internet Solutions, Content Solutions, Professional Solutions and Advertising Media Solutions. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, LodgeNetRX, and The Hotel Networks. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET. For more information, please visit www.lodgenet.com.

About Green Vision Media (GVM)

Green Vision Media Corp. is a Montreal-headquartered software development provider, with offices in the US (Portland, OR), Portugal (Lisbon), Spain (Barcelona) and the UK (London). GVM Specializes in the development and integration of content-rich, user-centric software applications, principally for mobile, web and Mac OS X platforms. GVM provides custom development for its enterprise clients as well as licenses and markets its own proprietary products and technologies. GVM believes in excellence in engineering, detailed design and an emphatic focus on the consumer's experience as users of any application they build. http://www.gvmcorp.com/

LodgeNet, the LodgeNet logo, and Envision are trademarks or registered trademarks of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation. James is a trademark of Green Vision Media Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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