The Lithuanian Presidency of the council of European Union 2013 events hosted by Radisson BLU Hotel Lietuva featured the latest generation of digital signage solutions by Hansab. A total of 24 screens equipped with the Navori QL software solution from Swiss based Navori SA were integrated into the conference center, lobby, restaurant and SkyBar environments. “This is the largest hotel deployment in the Baltics that uses the most up-to-date Android digital signage platform on the market”, says Dovydas Stukas, Hansab sales manager.
Determining the needs of Radisson BLU Hotel Lietuva
The 22 floor hotel located near Vilnius’ Old Town is a leading conference and meeting center in Vilnius, offering 17 multifunctional meeting rooms that can host up to 1700 attendees. The staff would have traditionally used portable stands and printed signs which proved to be very inconvenient and time consuming. Radisson needed a professional cost effective interactive wayfinding and information solution. Attention was given to ease of use, scalability, multiplatform support, interface with hotel PMS system and total cost of investment. Management also wanted to make the conference center and hotel lobby more appealing and inviting for their guests.
Hansab creates a new hotel digital signage standard for the Region
Hansab, leading innovative solutions company in the Baltics, provided Radisson conference center, Lobby, Restaurant and Skybar with a custom solution based on the hotel’s specific needs: a series of luxurious glass framed 15” meeting rooms screens integrated into the walls, the latest commercial grade slim bezel Samsung 32”-55” ME-C, LE-C, PE-C series displays with a thickness of 2,99cm and with a brightness of 700cd/m2. Each screen is powered by the new Navori - QL StiX Android based digital signage players which communicate with a Navori QL server via LAN connection. The Players feature core playback, templates, Media RSS, RSS and XML feeds, XML parsing. The software offers an additional feature that is essential to any hotel - NAVORI QL can display meeting room occupancy data by interfacing directly with the Micros Fidelio Opera system or any database-driven software application. Real time data is automatically displayed in preconfigured templates: all meeting room and wayfinding information is available, from entrance and lobby levels to individual room and venue specific data which can all be displayed on screens located at each meeting room. Furthermore, Hansab designed the screen layouts so they show a mix of real time list of conferences with predesigned wayfinding graphics, meeting room content with individual data feeds and a real time clock. Restaurant and Skybar screens were designed to display special deals, menu & ads.
Benefits and a look towards the future
The installation of these vibrant and attractive displays not only saves on operating costs but also attracts more viewers and creates added value for their customers. This installation elevates the digital signage market in the Baltic to a new level, exposing Hansab to many new opportunities in the region.