Locatel launches new set-top box at The Hotel Show

Locatel has introduced its new Set-Top Box harnessing Intel’s expertise and the power of its latest Atom Dual Core processor, less than 18 months after launching the first Box to integrate an Intel processor. Throughout the show Locatel will be situated in Hall 8, stand C230 to present the new, innovative features of its Set-Top Box.

Locatel STA leading integrator of internet, mobile and TV solutions for the hospitality industry, Locatel has developed the new product to enable hotel guests to enjoy a wide range of multi-screen features such as the Locatel Miracast service. The company is currently working with Intel, a semi-conductor and microprocessor manufacturer to develop a new generation of services.

“Despite the appearance of smart TVs, Locatel has decided to sustain its investment into set-top box solutions,” said Antoine Trannoy, Locatel CTO. “It brings an incomparable flexibility in terms of architecture, services and scalability. Moreover, the power and features provided by dual core Intel Atom Processor CE5300 (formerly known as Berryville) fulfil the need for evergreen solutions during the typical five year cycle of an IPTV solution in a hotel.”

Keith Wehmeyer, General Manager of Intel’s Set-Top Box division, added, “Locatel is driving innovation into the hospitality market and creating new TV and mobile experiences that travellers will embrace. Intel is proud to have our dual core Atom CE5300 processor at the heart of the Locatel STB.”

Research indicates that more than 75% of travellers carry at least two connected mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops with them. Everyday use of devices has changed, and consumers are no longer on the go without music, films or series content.

In response to this need, Locatel has designed a new Box with advanced integrated convergent features. In addition to the standard interactive services on a hotel room TV set, guests can now quickly and intuitively share their audio and video content from their mobile device directly on the TV screen.

Miracast integration in Locatel set-top box, online and offline content mirroring on TV is now available from the latest Windows and Android devices, through integrated Wi-Fi pairing. Bluetooth integration also enables audio sharing from any mobile device to TV.

Thanks to its compact format of less than 15 centimetres width and length, the new Locatel set-top box has an ideal form factor for a seamless integration in a hotel room.

As part of its continued efforts to achieve higher industry standards, Locatel partnered with Assel for European production. Complying with all regulatory standards (CE, FCC and CCC), the Locatel new set-top box will be rolled out in all Locatel footprint regions throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Combining quality enhanced performance and improved quality, the set-top box offers excellent value for money while power consumption has been reduced by 20%.