WISI teams up with Enghouse to target hospitality market

German broadband technology outfit WISI has teamed up with IP-video tech specialist Enghouse Networks to offer WISI’s new ABR receiver solution with Google Widevine bulk decrypt to video operators.

WISI said the collaboration aims to address the needs of bulk and commercial customers who have legacy end points within IP-based network environments.

This solution covers a range of hospitality locations, including universities, bars/restaurants, hotels, residential communities, gyms, military, and prisons.

The solution is targeted at video operators upgrading their infrastructure for broadband deployment using DOCSIS and fibre. As operators upgrade their networks, they also need to continue supporting TV delivery services for bulk and commercial customers, WISI said.

The new ABR Receive solution is available within WISI’s Inca IP Video Platform

Access Communications, a longstanding customer of both WISI and Enghouse, is looking to expand use of multiscreen ABR feeds to serve hospitality accounts.

“At Access, keeping a stable, reliable and high-quality TV service is important to us as we modernize our video network.  The ABR Receive solution from WISI and Enghouse allows us to minimize headend equipment and focus on one type of delivery network to serve all our customers, including business accounts,” said Craig Van Ham, Chief Technology Officer at Access Communications.

“We are thrilled about our partnership with Enghouse and the opportunities it presents for video operators,Together, we assist operators in seamlessly transitioning to multiscreen video delivery while continuing to serve their bulk and commercial customers who rely on legacy endpoints such as QAM and analogue,” said Sharen Sandhu, VP of Product at WISI America.

“This partnership represents our dedication to assisting independent operators in upgrading their networks and TV solutions. The WISI solution enables us to cater to the specific needs of bulk and commercial endpoints, where implementing IP-based network delivery may not be feasible on the building or campus level. By combining our strengths, we can empower operators to enhance their service offerings, drive customer satisfaction, and effectively navigate the challenges of network upgrades,” said Mick McCluskey, VP of product management at Enghouse Networks.

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