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Exterity extends Sony partnership

Exterity and Sony have announced that they have been working closely together to achieve seamless integration between Exterity’s ArtioGuest interactive guest experience portal and the latest Sony BRAVIA professional TVs, which have Chromecast support built in. The new development builds on the existing partnership between both companies, which aims to provide a modern experience to hoteliers and travellers alike.

The latest Sony professional TVs benefit from built-in Chromecast functionality, enabling users to easily share content from subscription services, such as Netflix or YouTube, from their mobile device directly to the Sony screen. This removes the need for a Chromecast dongle and other external third-party devices and services, simplifying ongoing support and maintenance. ArtioGuest, with its direct access to the Sony built-in Chromecast functionality, securely connects Sony TVs, Chromecast services and the guest’s mobile device, while protecting the user’s personal data.

Commenting on the new integration, Jamie Hind, regional director for Asia Pacific at Exterity, said: “ArtioGuest is the basis for us moving more into accommodation across Asia Pacific across a number of sectors including hotels, cruise ships, healthcare and aged care; it’s a diverse industry for us and we have the flexibility to address both shared and differing requirements. Discerning, tech-savvy travellers expect a ‘better than home’ in-room technology experience, so it’s been exciting to work with Sony to integrate ArtioGuest with the built-in Chromecast feature of their hospitality TVs.”

Tadahiro Fukumoto, head of professional displays marketing, business & industrial solutions marketing, Professional Solutions Company, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific, said: “Since announcing our partnership last year, we’ve jointly been focusing on the hospitality market, based around the strength of the product solutions we both have, and seeing how we are exceeding the expectations of end users by what we’re presenting together. This includes Chromecast onboard in our Sony BRAVIA professional range, which enables guests to bring what they’re used to at home into the hotel room and cast seamlessly to the TV. It represents a big leap forward in terms of technology from where it is today – it’s where the future lies and what our customers are demanding.”