October 7, 2015 - MadeSafe™

Enseo Launches madesafe to Deliver Industry-Leading Safety to Hotels

New offering brings trusted, innovative solution to the hospitality industry

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Richardson, TX - Today from the Bluetooth Media and Demo Event, Enseo, the fastest growing integrator of technology services for the hospitality industry, announced the new MadeSafe™ alert system for hotel staff safety. MadeSafe™ makes it possible for hoteliers to create a safe work environment for their employees.

“We have listened to our customers, recognized the challenges they face, and developed dependable, economical solutions that go above and beyond expectations,” said Vanessa Ogle, CEO, Enseo.

Leveraging location-based alerts and Bluetooth® wireless technology, MadeSafe™ provides the housekeeping staff with added benefits of protection and comfort. With a simple click of the Personal Locator Device (PLD) worn by the hotel employee, the device identifies distressed employees in real time and effectively notifies security of their exact location in an emergency.

Unlike other hotel security solutions, MadeSafe™ is built around Bluetooth Smart technology. It combines powerful accuracy with the performance reliability of power-efficient sensors and an easy-to-use, cost-effective hardware option. Enseo’s MadeSafe™ can be added for hotels as an optional feature with Enseo’s E3® platform and is tailored for the property’s specific size and needs. MadeSafe™ is powered by the same solution that drives Enseo’s HSIA, digital signage, and HDTV which includes Bluetooth audio connectivity and Over-The-Top (OTT) applications. This is how Enseo differs from other integrators: by providing the highest quality solutions through reliable and sustainable technologies for hoteliers and their guests. MadeSafe™ is currently in New York at the Marriott East Side, JW Marriott Essex House, and New York EDITION, and coming soon to hotels around the world.

About Enseo

Enseo is the fastest growing hospitality integrator with a 15-year history of delivering sustainable innovation for the world’s largest hotel groups. The Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®) includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, remote monitoring and management, robust guest features, Wi-Fi, digital signage and more. Enseo enables hotels to engage more deeply with their guests by providing them with unique content choices such as Over-The-Top (OTT) applications, on-screen weather and flight data, and Bluetooth® connectivity all through the guest room TV. Enseo is the first hospitality integrator to license and deploy Netflix®, Pandora®, YouTube®, Hulu® and Crackle®. Enseo powers the leading hotel brands including G6, Hawthorne Suites, Hilton, La Quinta, Marriott (AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Edition, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Gaylord, JW Marriott, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, The Ritz-Carlton, TownePlace Suites), and Waldorf Astoria. In addition to guest room control and entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide powering digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

 

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December 15, 2014

Enseo, Integrator of In-room Technologies named Preferred Vendor for Marriott International

San Jose Marriott

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Richardson, TX – Enseo, an integrator of in-room technology services for the hospitality industry, has received preferred vendor status for Guestroom Entertainment Services for Marriott International. This includes Enseo’s ground-breaking “Over-The-Top” services featuring the most popular native, streaming video applications which have received overwhelming guest acceptance at deployments at select properties of The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Edition, Marriott, Courtyard and TownePlace Suites brands. The Enseo E3® solution meets or exceeds all aspects of the Marriott television brand standards recently published.
 

The preferred vendor status extends to 13 Marriott brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Edition, Marriott Hotels, Renaissance, Gaylord, Moxy, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites.
 

The Enseo E3 Platform is a comprehensive suite of technologies, software and services that deliver the industry’s most advanced interactive program guide, HD free-to-guest television programming package, mini-guide, welcome channels, compendium services, and streaming video and audio services from industry-leading Over-The-Top Internet channels. E3 is a scalable platform that enables hotels to modify the complete Enseo solution to fit their specific property needs. The E3 Platform now includes a fully-integrated IP-Over-Coax capability providing high speed IP network services to the television at a fraction of the cost of traditional structured wiring solutions in both new build and retrofit properties.
 

“We are ecstatic to be honoured with such an endorsement, “said Vanessa Ogle, CEO of Enseo. “This announcement speaks volumes with regard to our quality product, as well as the stability and long term scalability of our services. Enseo has a long history of industry-firsts and we are excited to continue that in partnership with Marriott International.”
 

“Marriott takes its guest facing products and services seriously and Enseo has passed the test for meeting or exceeding our guests’ needs,” said Liam Brown, President, Select & Extended Stay Lodging & Owner Franchise Services at Marriott International. “Enseo met their schedules, delivered the services specified, and completed their monitoring and data analysis.  The feedback from our owners and hotel guests on the Enseo services has been very positive We look forward to building and expanding on this initial installation effort.”

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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September 24, 2014

Enseo leading industry with announcement of agreements for installation of E3 Platform in 5,000 hotel rooms in last 30 days

Richardson, TX - Enseo, an integrator of in-room technology services for the hospitality industry, recently completed contract agreements for more than 25 hotels totalling more than 5,000 rooms, making it the highest in-demand service among integrators of in-room technology. Installation is in progress in more than 60% of the properties with completion of 100% of the rooms expected by end of the year. 
 

Enseo’s E3 Platform is an IP Over Coax solution and includes the industry’s most advanced interactive program guide, Dish Network HD free-to-guest television programming package, mini-guide, Welcome channels, compendium services, and streaming video and audio services from industry-leading Over-The-Top Internet channels. E3 is a scalable platform that enables hotels to modify the complete Enseo solution to fit their specific property needs. 
 

“We are extremely pleased with the hospitality industry response to our new platform for delivering guest entertainment services, “ said Vanessa Ogle, CEO of Enseo. “The E3 Platform is the most complete technology available to the hospitality industry that brings programming, content, and hotel management solutions in a single solution that can dramatically increase hotel revenues and reduce operational expenses.”
 

The list of brands included in the Enseo portfolio include Marriott, Residence Inn, Towne Place Suites, Edition, Ritz-Carlton, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Courtyard by Marriott, Springhill Suites, JW Marriott, AC Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, Cambria Suites, as well as other high-profile properties operating 80 to 1,000 hotel rooms.
 

“Enseo’s most recent monitoring and tracking shows that guest usage of its services on the E3 Platform is exceeding 30% of occupied rooms on a daily basis. “Our industry has not seen guest usage numbers at this level for more than a decade,” said, Tad Walden, Chief Marketing Officer of Enseo. “Guest adoption and activity on the system has grown steadily since installation, all with virtually no access errors reported and no calls for assistance to the front desk staff.”
 

Hotels wanting more information on Enseo’s technology can contact sales@enseo.com,  sales@enseo.com or visitwww.enseo.com.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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July 17, 2013

Enseo Announces Full-Service Integration Services

Richardson, TX – Enseo, the in-room entertainment platform of choice for the world’s largest hotel groups, announced at HITEC 2013 that the company is now a full-service integrator, providing Dish Network content, installation, services, and support. The announcement establishes Enseo as the single source for all in-room entertainment needs.

Enseo is partnering with Dish to provide a free-to-guest (FTG) solution to hotels. As a Dish systems integrator, Enseo will resell Dish content in fully-customizable channel packages. The Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3) guest interface, including a hotel-branded Welcome Page, Interactive Program Guide, and Channel Banner, is available in addition to FTG content. Enseo also offers unique benefits such as cloud-based management for hotels.

“We are changing the hospitality landscape with a complete-solution offering that brings innovation to the in-room entertainment experience,” said Vanessa Ogle, Enseo Chairman and CEO. “Enseo’s trusted and reliable platform now includes features that provide convenience, operational efficiency, and control. We are enabling hotels to reclaim their guest rooms.”

Different from standard integration services, Enseo raises the bar by providing solutions unique to each hotel through a custom-branded Welcome Page, Interactive Program Guide, and Channel Banner. Enseo enables hotels to stay ahead of the curve by offering features such as over-the-top (OTT) applications that allow guests to watch their own content, and in-room control, weather, and guest services directly through the TV, simplifying the guest experience. Additional benefits to Enseo integration services include cloud-based management of both the installation process, and health and status monitoring.

For the past thirteen years, Enseo’s set-back boxes and hospitality applications have been powering hotels from select-service all the way to five-star. The Enseo platform has earned a reputation for reliability and technology advancement with features such as Interactive Program Guides over coax, which save hotels significant infrastructure costs while allowing them to offer the latest in in-room entertainment. 

For more information on Enseo’s integration services, visit www.enseo.com.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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March 26, 2013

ENSEO AGAIN SELECTED TO DISPLAY SUPER BOWL 
AT STADIUM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL SEMINAR

Enseo’s Digital Signage Uses Live Content

Richardson, TX – For the fourth consecutive year, Enseo was chosen to provide technology support at Stadium Managers Association’s (SMA) annual seminar. Enseo’s digital signage was utilized to combine and display the Super Bowl and sponsor messages as well as meeting signage during the five-day at Eden Roc Renaissance Resort in Miami Beach, FL. 

The annual seminar is comprised of professional and collegiate stadium managers from across the country. At the signature opening event, Enseo digital signage displayed the live Super Bowl to all attendees in an outdoor venue. In addition to the game, digital signage with sponsor messages were rotated on screen. Enseo technology facilitated the delivery of live, HD content combined with digital signage in a coaxial environment.

“Like the teams that play in our stadiums, if we, at Stadium Managers Association, could nominate candidates for Most Valuable Player, Enseo would be heading up that list,” said Rick Nafe, Ex-Officio and SMA Annual Chair. “With their efforts at coordinating all of our A/V equipment for our annual seminar, ensuring the proper signal, and handling the informational signage and displays that wrap the screens, we can’t even begin to appreciate the money that the Association saves because of their attention to details.”

Throughout the week, Enseo’s digital signage platform was used for the meeting signage in public spaces. This included stored videos, graphics, and rotating text. The Enseo team worked closely with SMA to design a custom solution that provided event details in numerous locations that kept attendees informed of the schedule. 

Enseo collaborated with trusted associates at the event. Daktronics orchestrated their Show Control system for the Super Bowl and sponsor messages. Panasonic provided 16 displays for the event, including the new zero-bezel LCD signage display and a projector for an outdoor ten-foot screen. Peerless supplied rolling carts carrying a myriad of displays up to 55” and double-sided stands supporting 65” plasma displays. In addition, Peerless provided a Ciil outdoor display.   

Enseo has an extensive partnership network in the stadiums and arenas vertical and is installed in stadiums such as Marlins Park and The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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August 21, 2012

ENSEO MAKES 2012 INC. 500|5000 LIST

Fourth Recognition for Company

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., a Richardson-based provider of in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, and stadiums and arenas, has once again made the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is Enseo’s fourth time to be recognized on the list.

Enseo opened in January 2000 and has pioneered technology solutions in commercial markets for more than a decade. The company’s diverse products have included seat-back in-flight entertainment hardware, digital signage in retail locations and stadiums, such as at the Ballpark in Arlington, and, more recently, a custom DVD player for sailors in the US Navy.

Enseo is perhaps best known for hospitality in-room entertainment. The Enseo platform is used to deliver HD content to hotel guest rooms globally. From Dallas-based La Quinta Inns & Suites to Mandarin Oriental, Enseo enables guest entertainment. In addition to delivering content, Enseo provides customization through items such as interactive program guides, improving the guest experience and creating a user-friendly environment.

The company has had significant growth since its inception, adding 12 employees over the past three years, bringing the total employee count to 51. Enseo has been recognized as Dallas Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and as DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Texas. Vanessa Ogle, the company’s Chairman and CEO, has received awards such as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader.

Inc. 500|5000 awardees will be honored at the Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, held October 3-5, 2012 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., a Richardson-based provider of in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, and stadiums and arenas, has once again made the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This is Enseo’s fourth time to be recognized on the list.

Enseo opened in January 2000 and has pioneered technology solutions in commercial markets for more than a decade. The company’s diverse products have included seat-back in-flight entertainment hardware, digital signage in retail locations and stadiums, such as at the Ballpark in Arlington, and, more recently, a custom DVD player for sailors in the US Navy.

Enseo is perhaps best known for hospitality in-room entertainment. The Enseo platform is used to deliver HD content to hotel guest rooms globally. From Dallas-based La Quinta Inns & Suites to Mandarin Oriental, Enseo enables guest entertainment. In addition to delivering content, Enseo provides customization through items such as interactive program guides, improving the guest experience and creating a user-friendly environment.

The company has had significant growth since its inception, adding 12 employees over the past three years, bringing the total employee count to 51. Enseo has been recognized as Dallas Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and as DiversityBusiness.com’s Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Texas. Vanessa Ogle, the company’s Chairman and CEO, has received awards such as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, and Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader.

Inc. 500|5000 awardees will be honored at the Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony, held October 3-5, 2012 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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July 26, 2012

David Simpson Joins Enseo

Simpson to Lead Digital Signage and Managed Services

Richardson, TX – Enseo, a provider of in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, healthcare, retail, government, and stadiums and arenas, announces the hire of David Simpson as Executive Vice President, Digital Signage and Managed Services.

The most widely deployed digital signage platform in North America, Enseo is utilized by some of the nation’s largest retailers. Mr. Simpson’s role will be to further develop Enseo’s digital signage offerings and managed services, which will be available across all of Enseo’s verticals.

“David has been an important part of Enseo's growth since our beginning in 2000, first as the CTO of our largest customer On Command, and then as a key strategic partner at VideoPropulsion,” said Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo. “As a key customer and strategic partner, David has had immense impact on our technical direction. I am honored that he has chosen to join our team to help Enseo grow and serve the hospitality market with our digital signage and managed services offerings.”  

Mr. Simpson joins Enseo from VideoPropulsion, where he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Broadcast Gateways Division in Los Gatos, CA. Prior to VideoPropulsion, Simpson spent a total of ten years at On Command Corporation, where his final position was that of Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

The Enseo platform can be found providing in-room entertainment in hotels ranging from select service to five-star, in-suite and concession entertainment and signage in stadiums and ballparks across the country, patient entertainment and education in hospitals, as well as entertainment to the armed forces.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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July 10, 2012

ENSEO’S CEO ELECTED TO HTNG’S VENDOR ADVISORY COUNCIL

Richardson, TX – Vanessa Ogle, Chairman and CEO of Enseo, Inc., a leading provider of hospitality in-room entertainment and digital signage, has been elected to Hospitality Technology Next Generation’s (HTNG) Vendor Advisory Council.

HTNG is a global trade association dedicated to enhancing the deployment of technology in hotels. Members include hoteliers and hospitality technology providers worldwide. The Vendor Advisory Council addresses specific needs of hospitality technology providers, and improves communication between vendors and hotel executives.

Ogle was elected for a three-year term, beginning July 2012 and concluding June 2015. Additional members elected to the same term include David Adelson, Intelity, Larry Hall, PAR Springer-Miller, Mukund Mohan, Infor-SoftBrands, and Don Moore, Guest-tek.


June 25, 2012

NEVOTEK AND ENSEO CONTINUE GLOBAL SUCCESS

Richardson, TX, and Santa Clara, CA – Enseo, Inc., the preferred platform for in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas, and Nevotek, the global leader in IP-based unified communications solutions in luxury hotels and resorts, are collaborating on numerous global hotel properties, providing an exceptional in-room entertainment and convenience experience for guests.

Nevotek’s solutions integrate online data, IP telephony, IPTV and room controls in a single central application, easing both hotel management and guest use. With Nevotek’s IP solutions, guests are free to use their own media, whether that is a smartphone, iPad or Android tablet.

Nevotek’s solution utilizes the Enseo platform. An Enseo set-back box in each hotel room enables the delivery of HD content, as well as the ability to combine content with Nevotek services.

“Nevotek and Enseo have been able to offer an exceptional value proposition to our customers,” said Tankut Turhan, Nevotek Chairman. “Nevotek’s unique unified communications platform combined with Enseo’s future rich set-back boxes brings the best of both worlds to hoteliers.” Recent projects include Beachcomber Trou Aux Biches Resort & Spa in Mauritius, Scrub Island Resort Marina & Spa in the British Virgin Islands, Dar Al Tawhid Makkah in Saudi Arabia, the Hilton Resort & Spa in Guam, The St. Regis Doha, Hampton and Hilton Bursa, Divan Istanbul, and Carlton in Brussels.

“We’ve had the opportunity to be Nevotek’s platform of choice in several international, luxury properties,” said Vanessa Ogle, Enseo President and CEO. “I’m very pleased with our Nevotek relationship and look forward to our future innovations.”

Both Nevotek and Enseo will be exhibiting at HITEC 2012 in Baltimore, MD, in booths #1926 and #1607 respectively.

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About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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June 13, 2012

ENSEO AND INTELITY ANNOUNCE ICEbox™, AN IN-ROOM ENTERTAINMENT AND CUSTOMIZED GUEST SERVICES EXPERIENCE

Intelity’s ICE™ Enabled on Enseo Platform, Expands Market Reach for Both Companies  [icebox]

Richardson, TX, and Orlando, FL – Enseo, Inc., the preferred platform for in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas, and Intelity, the leading hotel guest services management company and creators of the ICE (Interactive Customer Experience™) enterprise platform, announced today the introduction of ICEbox™, which automatically enables Intelity’s ICE directly on Enseo set-back/set-top boxes (SBB/STB)*, creating an interactive in-room entertainment and customized guest services experience.   

ICEbox combines the benefits of Enseo’s in-room entertainment platform and Intelity’s guest services, providing hotels with more in-room entertainment choices, retrofit options, reduced expenses and an overall better guest experience  

With Enseo, hotels have a reliable and proven set-back box, as well as hotel branding through a customized Welcome Page, Interactive Program Guide (IPG) and Channel Banner, extending hotel branding and marketing messages directly to the guest room and creating a user-friendly, interactive in-room entertainment experience for guests. 

Intelity’s ICE enterprise platform provides fully interactive hotel services that allow guests to order and make requests for room service, housekeeping needs, wake-up calls, local information and live airline/transportation data all through the TV, simplifying and elevating the guest experience while streamlining efficiencies for the hotel. 

“Enabling Intelity’s ICE on Enseo STBs means that any hotel with Enseo’s platform now has access to ICE with a simple, software upgrade**,” commented Vanessa Ogle, president and CEO of Enseo. “The Enseo platform is extremely flexible and robust, enabling development that continues to enhance the guest experience in hotels. Our partnership with Intelity further demonstrates Enseo’s continued commitment to innovate. With the Enseo platform, hoteliers can be confident they will keep pace with guest expectations.”

ICEbox expands hotel choices for in-room entertainment and guest self-service solutions. Any hotel that has an HD3000 or newer Enseo set-back box, regardless of the VOD provider or integrator, now has the ability to retrofit rooms with ICE, giving guests access to numerous services through the TV. In addition, new installs with the Enseo platform also have direct access to ICE.

“We’re excited to extend the availability of ICE to hotels everywhere via the ICEbox,” said David Adelson, president and CEO of Intelity. “Virtually any hotel can now provide guests with easy and direct access to hotel services, improving their stays, increasing hotel operating efficiencies, reducing in-room printing costs and even building revenues. With the ICEbox solution, select-service properties have cost effective options to deliver a fully interactive guest in-room entertainment and service experience, previously affordable for only full-service properties.”

The Enseo platform is known for compatibility. Whether content is delivered over coax or IP infrastructure or comes from a cable or satellite provider, the Enseo platform provides a solution in a single SBB/STB. Enseo is compatible with a variety of integrators, VOD providers, displays and in-room control providers, and now, Enseo simplifies the process for hotels to enjoy the benefits of ICE with Intelity compatibility.

Intelity's ICE enterprise platform, the world’s first fully interactive guest services technology, integrates into more than 25 hotel systems making for a smarter hotel, and, with direct access to every hotel service, making for happier guests.

ICEbox will be available summer 2012. Both Enseo and Intelity will be exhibiting at HITEC, the world’s largest hospitality show, in Baltimore, MD, June 25 – 28 in booths 1607 and 2019, respectively.

*ICEbox applies to HD3000 and later set-top boxes. 
**Additional license fees apply. 


About Enseo 

Enseo, Inc. is a provider of in-room entertainment and digital signage for hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas. The company’s flexible technology, including set-back boxes, digital media players, and applications, displays virtually any media, on any display, through any distribution medium. With Enseo, choices in displays, programming, PPV and VOD providers, and distribution are unlimited, allowing hoteliers and other end users more control over in-room entertainment and digital signage systems. Powering more than 1.7 million hotel rooms, Enseo is preferred by North America’s largest hotel groups and digital signage operators. For more information, visit www.enseo.com. 

About Intelity 

Intelity, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is the creator of the world’s first fully integrated enterprise platform including an interactive guest services interface, ICE (Interactive Customer Experience™), with a full, real-time backend management tool that measures ROI and integrates into more than 25 hotel management systems from PMS (property management systems), POS (Point of Sale), Ticket, Spa, Restaurant, Room Controls and other management systems. Since beginning operations in 2007, the hospitality solutions company has grown exponentially and become a pioneer in hospitality technology with the deployment of ICE across four continents serving almost 500 hotels worldwide, including all major brands and many significant independents. The customizable interface allows guests to arrange services via an in-room touch screen tablet (ICE Touch); smartphone (ICE Mobile); TV (ICE TV); laptop (ICE Connect); or touch screen (ICE Lobby). The ICE platform has been recognized industry wide earning Intelity the industry’s “Most Innovative Hospitality Technology” award in 2011, in a vote by hoteliers and the Business Traveler Innovation Award for Best Travel Convenience & Efficiency Innovation. Become acquainted with ICE and learn what Intelity’s hotel partners are saying on the Intelity website www.intelitycorp.com. For more information please call 1-888-RevPAR-1 (1-888-738-7271) or follow us on Twitter (@Intelity).


May 21, 2012

ENSEO DELIVERS FIRST CABLECARD PRODUCT DESIGNED
SPECIFICALLY FOR HOSPITALITY

Enseo Showcases HD4000 at The Cable Show, May 21-23

Richardson, TX, May 21, 2012 – Enseo, Inc., the preferred platform for in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas, has developed the first CableCARD product designed specifically for hospitality. Enseo’s UDCP CableCARD set-back box enables HD cable content to be delivered directly to hotel rooms without the need for additional encryption equipment.

Until now, HD cable content delivery to hotels has been limited due to the cost associated with the encryption requirements for delivering HD content to the hotel guest room. With the addition of CableCARD to Enseo’s line of set-back boxes, Enseo’s HD4000 eliminates the need for specialized encryption equipment. Different from residential cable boxes, Enseo’s HD4000 is designed specifically for hospitality, with guest services and hotel control in mind.

“With the HD4000, Cable MSOs have a much more robust offering for the hospitality market,” said Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo. “Many hotels would like to take advantage of HD cable programming, but due to the expense of specialized encryption, limited access to channels, and the lack of hotel branded messaging, they have either found more cost effective options than cable content or been unable to provide HD programming to guests. The Enseo platform greatly increases the desirability and value of HD cable content in the hospitality space.”

Enseo’s CableCARD product provides a significant benefit to hotels that want to provide HD cable content to guests. First, there is no need for costly encryption equipment at the hotel, reducing hotel expenses as well as space requirements for on-sight equipment. Content is delivered directly from the cable head-end to the set-back box. Secondly, Enseo’s HD4000 allows hotels to offer a full cable channel lineup, significantly increasing the number of available channels for many properties. Finally, the Enseo platform provides a hotel-branded welcome page and interactive program guide, adding hotel customization to free to guest channels.

In addition to hospitality, Enseo’s HD4000 can be used in other industries seeking to take advantage of HD cable content, including education, retail, and stadiums and arenas.

Enseo will showcase the HD4000 at The Cable Show, May 21-23, as part of CableNET.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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May 17, 2012

Ensue Success Recognized

DiversityBusiness.com Honors Enseo with Four Awards 

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., the preferred platform for in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas, was honored by 

DiversityBusiness.com with four awards, including Top 500 Hispanic American Owned Businesses in the U.S., Top 500 Asian Owned Businesses in the U.S., Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in Texas, and Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Texas.

Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo, founded the company in 2000. “We have the best team with the right people for the job,” said Ogle. “That’s why our team has women and men of all ages, from all over the world.”

2011 was a record revenue year for the company. The Enseo platform continues to be preferred by the world’s largest hotel groups and digital signage operators. Key installations included entertainment upgrades in 50,000 La Quinta Inns & Suites rooms in North America, The Ballpark in Arlington, and a custom entertainment solution for the U.S. Navy, allowing troops to view Hollywood films available soon after theatrical release and prior to access by the general public.

DiversityBusiness.com annually compiles the ‘Top Business List’ on a State and National basis in order to determine the top businesses and most successful entrepreneurs across the United States.

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., the preferred platform for in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums and arenas, was honored by 

DiversityBusiness.com with four awards, including Top 500 Hispanic American Owned Businesses in the U.S., Top 500 Asian Owned Businesses in the U.S., Top 100 Women Owned Businesses in Texas, and Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Texas.

Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo, founded the company in 2000. “We have the best team with the right people for the job,” said Ogle. “That’s why our team has women and men of all ages, from all over the world.”

2011 was a record revenue year for the company. The Enseo platform continues to be preferred by the world’s largest hotel groups and digital signage operators. Key installations included entertainment upgrades in 50,000 La Quinta Inns & Suites rooms in North America, The Ballpark in Arlington, and a custom entertainment solution for the U.S. Navy, allowing troops to view Hollywood films available soon after theatrical release and prior to access by the general public.

DiversityBusiness.com annually compiles the ‘Top Business List’ on a State and National basis in order to determine the top businesses and most successful entrepreneurs across the United States.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.


March 23, 2012

Digital Signage Expo 2012 A Success for Enseo

Enseo Product Featured at World’s Largest Digital Signage Show

Richardson, TX - Enseo, a provider of digital media players and applications for digital signage, had a strong presence at this year’s Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas, NV.

Enseo’s Cassini 5000, the company’s latest digital media player, was showcased in the New Products Pavilion on the show floor as well as in Enseo booth #1240. Capable of combining and displaying live broadcast or stored video, graphics, text and more from a variety of content sources, the Cassini 5000 generated steady booth traffic throughout the two-day show. Using the Cassini 5000, Enseo demonstrated examples of retail, sports and hospitality signage that included way-finding maps, scrolling event boards, advertisements and video.

Also on the show floor, Enseo’s President and CEO, Vanessa Ogle, spoke on “The Importance of Choosing the Right Hardware for Your Digital Signage Network.” With the multitude of options in the industry today, Oglediscussed the importance of particular features for different types of networks, and the necessity to future proof digital signage platforms in order to easily adapt to technology advances and customer requests over time.

Wednesday’s APEX Awards highlighted a project that utilizes Enseo’s digital media players. HP Pavilion at San Jose was honored with the Silver Award – Event Venues. Nominated by Daktronics, who provides the Show Control System at the venue, the HP Pavilion includes 32 video walls as well as numerous LCD displays. Engaging digital signage is combined with a live broadcast over an IP connection. With Enseo’s digital media players, an updated entertainment system for fans was created with existing venue infrastructure.

After a successful show this March, Enseo is looking forward to DSE 2013, which will be held February 26 – 28 in Las Vegas.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

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February 22, 2012

ENSEO POWERS SUPER BOWL AND DIGITAL SIGNAGE FOR STADIUM MANAGERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SEMINAR 

Digital Media Players Display Live Game and Sponsor Messages

Richardson, TX – Enseo digital media players displayed the Super Bowl along with sponsor messages at the 2012 Stadium Managers Association (SMA) Annual Seminar in Palm Springs, CA. The seminar’s kick-off event, held on Super Bowl Sunday, included stadium managers from professional and collegiate stadiums from across the country. 

Enseo digital media players displayed the live game in HD on nine Panasonic plasma displays, including eight 50” displays and an 85” display, a 55” Ciil outdoor display, and an HD projector, utilizing the existing coax network. Peerless-AV provided multiple display carts, allowing screens to be moved with ease and placed in strategic locations around Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Palm Springs. Using Author, Enseo’s digital signage layout software, sponsor messages were overlaid onto the live feed of the Super Bowl in an L-Bar format. Viewers enjoyed the game without interruption while seminar sponsors received continuous exposure throughout football’s biggest event of the year. 

Rick Nafe, Annual SMA Seminar Chair and VP Operations of Tampa Bay Rays noted, “I heard a lot of comments from long-time attendees of our meeting about how professional the entire production was, from stage set-up to Super Bowl viewing. Clearly, our look was the best ever…and I thought it was just me.” 

Enseo technology was also used to provide digital signage during conference meetings. Schedules, meeting locations, and sponsor messages rotated on-screen over stored video for eye-catching signage in key locations such as registration and outside meeting rooms.

“Enseo’s professionalism and attention to detail in everything from evaluating the space to helping determine technology partners that would best meet the needs of our event space exceeded my expectations as a staff member and made it easy for implementation on site,” commented Kate Banasiak, SMA Director.

Enseo’s success in the sports industry stems from equipment flexibility. Compatible with coax cabling or an IP network, Enseo digital media players leverage existing infrastructure, allowing venues to provide an updated entertainment experience while often saving hundreds of thousands of dollars on infrastructure upgrades. Enseo’s open platform also allows integration partners to apply their own software solutions to the media player, creating unique, location-specific media solutions.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.


February 14, 2012

DAYNA L. KULLY, INDUSTRY VETERAN, JOINS ENSEO AS VP HOSPITALITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Richardson, TX – Enseo, a provider of in-room entertainment and digital signage in hospitality, healthcare, stadiums and arenas, formally announces the addition of Dayna L. Kully as the new Vice President, Hospitality Business Development.

Most recently with Corning® MobileAccess, Ms. Kully joins the Enseo team with 30 years of experience in sales, channel development, marketing and senior level management, specializing in telecommunications technology for the hospitality and healthcare markets.

“We are excited for Ms. Kully to reinforce Enseo’s excellent track record in hospitality, and look forward to her strengthening current partnerships as well as developing new ones,” said Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo.  “We’re coming off of an incredibly successful year and, with our new product line-up, are anticipating continued growth in 2012.”

In 2011, Enseo’s 1.7 million room-strong hospitality footprint grew with product installations in 50,000 La Quinta Inns & Suites® rooms nationwide.  In addition, Enseo product is in half of the “10 Most Anticipated Hotel Openings of 2012” according to Forbes.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.


February 3, 2012

ENSEO CASSINI® INSTALLED AT MARLINS PARK

Over 500 Digital Media Players Utilized for Venue Entertainment

Richardson, TX – The Miami Marlins will utilize Enseo’s digital media players for the entertainment system at Marlins Park, providing fans with displays in hundreds of areas around the 17-acre venue.  Enseo’s hardware will combine high definition video and graphics to display the live game, statistics and sponsor messages.

Enseo’s Cassini digital media player has been selected for the ballpark.  Used in conjunction with the new Show Control system from Daktronics, the Cassini combines innovative content on all displays in the ballpark simultaneously and customizes different groups of displays for different use.

“We are excited to partner with Daktronics on another ballpark,” commented James Miller, Enseo VP Product Marketing.  “The combination of our technologies provides a cutting-edge solution that is sure to keep fans entertained and the ballpark operating efficiently.”

The $515 Million ballpark, set to open in April 2012, includes 37,000 seats and a variety of suite options, with in-suite entertainment powered by Enseo.  The Founders and Legends suites, located behind home plate, feature four flat-panel displays including a 63” and 46” screen.  Other highlights of the ballpark include a view of Miami’s skyline, a retractable roof, and air conditioning.
 

About Enseo

Enseo is a provider of digital media solutions for stadiums and arenas, digital signage, hospitality, healthcare, and digital cinema.  The company’s flexible technology displays virtually any media, on any display, through any distribution medium.  With an installed base of more than 450,000 set-top boxes and digital media players, Enseo is preferred by North America’s largest digital signage retail networks and hotel groups. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.
 

About Marlins Park

Marlins Park is a state-of-the-art retractable roof ballpark located in the heart of Miami, on the historic Orange Bowl site.  The ballpark features unobstructed views of Miami’s skyline made possible by six operable glass panels and a capacity of 37,000.  Conceived as an abstraction of “water merging with land” symbolic of Miami’s coastal landscape, Marlins Park offers fans the most incredible baseball experience where beauty and baseball merge.  The ballpark will celebrate Opening Day on April 4, 2012 and will host a wide variety of events throughout the entire calendar year. 
 

About Daktronics

Daktronics has strong leadership positions in, and is one of the world’s largest suppliers of, electronic scoreboards, computer-programmable displays, digital billboards, large screen video displays and control systems. Daktronics designs, manufactures, markets and services display systems for customers around the world, in sport, business and transportation applications.  For more information, visit the company’s World Wide Web site at: http://www.daktronics.com.


January 23, 2012

DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL HONORS VANESSA OGLE FOR LEADERSHIP

Enseo CEO Is a 2012 Minority Business Leader

Richardson, TX – Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo, Inc., has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal as a 2012 Minority Business Leader.  Each year publication editors select leaders who are influential in their companies, industries and communities.  This year, 27 people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex were selected.

Honorees will be celebrated at a luncheon on February 16, 2012, at the Dallas Hyatt Regency. 

Ogle founded Enseo in 2000 and through her leadership it has grown to be the preferred digital media solutions provider for North America’s leading hospitality groups and largest digital signage networks.
 

About Enseo

Enseo, Inc. provides digital media solutions for hospitality, digital signage, digital cinema, and stadiums and arenas.  Enseo’s technology can combine and display virtually any media, on any display, through any distribution medium.  Preferred by North America’s largest hotel groups and digital signage networks, Enseo has a proven record of success.  For more information, visitwww.enseo.com.


December 22, 2011

ENSEO MEDIA PLAYERS USED BY CERNER® FOR PATIENT ENTERTAINMENT

HD5000® Located in 500 Hospital Rooms

Richardson, TX – Enseo digital media players are currently being utilized in Cerner’s CareAware myStation™, an interactive patient interface used to educate, inform and entertain hospital patients.

Enseo’s HD5000 is located in approximately 500 hospital rooms supported by Cerner, including rooms at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® in TN, Agnesian Healthcare in WI, Southwest Regional Medical Center in MI, and Middlesex Hospital in CT.  The HD5000 provided Cerner with the necessary foundation to build myStation’s custom application.  Enseo was chosen based on the long term reliability and advanced product features.  Enseo’s digital media players are compatible with more than 300 displays by the world’s leading TV manufactures. 

Enseo’s HD5000 combines broadcast, stored and IP-streamed video along with graphics and text.  This enables myStation to entertain patients with TV programming and movies on-demand, educate patients on medications or a specific diagnosis, and inform patients of schedules and hospital services.  The HD5000 is also compatible with myStation’s pillow speaker, which helps patients easily navigate through the interface from hospital beds. 

“The use of Enseo’s technology for Cerner’s application demonstrates our products’ flexibility,” commented Kris Stafford, Director of Business Development.  “Our application programming interface (API) is designed in such a way that applications can easily be implemented on Enseo’s digital media players, giving integrators and OEM customers full control of their systems.”

Enseo is thrilled to have an integration partner as innovative and committed to healthcare as Cerner.  For more information on Cerner’s myStation, visit www.cerner.com/careaware.

About Enseo

Enseo, Inc. provides digital media solutions for healthcare, digital signage, hospitality, and stadiums and arenas.  Enseo’s technology can combine and display virtually any media, on any display, through any distribution medium.  Preferred by North America’s largest hotel groups and digital signage networks, Enseo has a proven record of success.  For more information, visit www.enseo.com.


December 13, 2011

ENSEO TECHNOLOGY CHOSEN FOR LA QUINTA INNS & SUITES® IN-ROOM ENTERTAINMENT

La Quinta Innovates Guest Experience in 50,000 Rooms

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., a leader in hospitality digital media solutions, was chosen to provide HD set-top boxes for 50,000 La Quinta Inns & Suites rooms nationwide as part of an in-room entertainment upgrade.  Enseo’s HD3000® set-top box, located in every room, enables a La Quinta branded welcome channel and interactive program guide (guide provided by GuestTek™). 

Enseo offers this fully interactive guest experience with one-way coax cabling and no need for expensive back-channel equipment. 

With this upgrade, La Quinta now has a high-end, hotel-branded interface featuring a welcome to the guest each time the TV is turned on.  To allow guests to easily find their favorite shows while traveling to different cities, there is an interactive program guide.  In addition, instant program information is available with each channel change.   

Of the 37 free-to-guest channels La Quinta is providing to guests, 30 are HD.  The in-room entertainment upgrade also includes selectable mood themes, giving guests the opportunity to personalize their rooms with attractive and soothing audio and video selections. 

“La Quinta and Blackstone are pioneering interactive TV and are ahead of most hotel groups,” said Vanessa Ogle, President and CEO of Enseo.  “This upgrade has differentiated the brand in the hospitality industry.  Guests have a more user-friendly TV-viewing experience and La Quinta has a direct marketing channel into each guest room.  La Quinta has set the bar for an exciting and cost effective in-room TV experience.”

Partners in the project include GuestTek for content and integration services and Samsung® for displays.  Installation in corporately-owned La Quinta properties is complete, and installation in franchise locations is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.
 

About Enseo

Enseo, Inc. provides digital media solutions for hospitality, digital signage, digital cinema, and stadiums and arenas.  Enseo’s technology can combine and display virtually any media, on any display, through any distribution medium.  Preferred by North America’s largest hotel groups and digital signage networks, Enseo has a proven record of success.  For more information, visitwww.enseo.com.


October 10, 2011

ENSEO’S CUSTOM DVD PLAYER DELIVERS EARLY-WINDOW MOVIES TO U.S. NAVY

Technology Meets Security Requirements, Provides Better-Quality Entertainment

Richardson, TX - Enseo, Inc., a provider of digital media solutions, has developed a custom DVD player for the U.S. Navy, enabling the distribution of early-window movies, Hollywood films available soon after theatrical release and prior to access by the general public, to armed forces, federal employees, and their families worldwide. The Navy Encrypted DVD (NDVD) Player provides high-quality, digital content, as well as necessary content protection, and will be installed in approximately 800 locations in more than 70 countries.

The Navy Motion Picture Service (NMPS), responsible for Navy Fleet morale, sought a solution more advanced than the previously installed tape-based system, but that would also meet the many security requirements for digital content. "When our servicemen and women are deployed, they typically want three things: Internet access, fitness equipment, and movies," explained Ron Rossman, NMPS head. "Our goal is to meet their needs, and provide them with the best amenities possible while they are serving our country."

Selected by NMPS, Enseo designed a custom product with a multi-pronged approach to content protection to enable better-quality movies for troops. 

  • To avoid duplication, all DVDs are encrypted and can only be played on the NDVD Player.
  • In order to adhere to studio license terms, DVDs are embedded with an expiration date, integrating license terms into the technology.
  • In the event that a movie is recorded with a hand-held device, the recording is imprinted with a digital watermark and can be linked backed to the specific NDVD unit, as well as the time it was played.

With Enseo's technology solutions in place to protect content, NMPS is able to distribute 16 DVDs per month to 800 customer sites, including the Navy Fleet, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, NOAA, Department of State, and the Military Sealift Command. Customer sites can maintain a library of movies up to studio license terms. That library reaches almost 200 movies after one year and just under 800 movies after a four-year period.

"I am proud for Enseo to have the opportunity to apply our unique industry expertise in digital video and content protection to entertaining the troops of the United States military," said Vanessa Ogle, CEO of Enseo. "The men and women serving our country around the world deserve the best."

The NDVD Player technology also increases the efficiency of the NMPS distribution center. 14,000-15,000 tapes are mailed monthly to all NMPS customers worldwide, and then returned to the NMPS distribution center for destruction, requiring time-consuming staff processing. Digital content protection means nothing has to be returned, creating a more efficient system for processing.

Prepared for technology advancements, Enseo also provided plans for a shipboard server-based system. This updated system will help to reduce the number of sailors required to operate the shipboards distriduted broadcast operation. Larger ships, such as Carriers, have up to 5,000 active servicemen and women on board and operate 24-hour broadcasts. A server-based system will significantly reduce the operation burden

The NDVD Player has been distributed to all shore locations, and will be installed in all shipboard locations by December 2012.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.


June 22, 2011

INFOVALUE AND ENSEO PARTNER ON INTEGRATED IP VIDEO SET-TOP BOX

InfoValue Computing, Inc. (InfoValue), experts in providing innovative, interactive IPTV platforms and solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Enseo, Inc. for providing IP-based HD television, HD Video-On-Demand (VOD), and full-featured service portals for the hospitality markets.

The partnership between InfoValue and Enseo recently resulted in a 1300 room hotel deployment in downtown Philadelphia. The system utilizes InfoValue’s SuiteTV solution with the Enseo HD3000 IP set-top box. The head-end features a full IP HD channel lineup with over 50 channels of free-to-guest programming and a complete selection of new release HD VOD Hollywood movies.

“We are delighted to culminate our Enseo integration efforts with such a high-profile deployment. Guests can now enjoy HD digital quality IPTV channels and interact with the hotel-branded service portal of SuiteTV,” said Aubrey Flanagan, vice president of business development at InfoValue. “Enseo’s HD3000 provides the capability for SuiteTV to deliver Internet news, weather, radio, and local flight schedules all from the comfort of the guest room via a simple user interface to the TV. Based on the tremendous feedback, we look forward to expanding the deployment footprint of this integrated IPTV solution.”

InfoValue SuiteTV is a leading edge IPTV solution tailored specifically for the hospitality industry. InfoValue SuiteTV offers personalized guest services ranging from high-quality HDTV VOD to network-based personal video recording (nPVR) and time-shifted television (TSTV). By leveraging the award-winning InfoValue QuickVideo™ platform, InfoValue SuiteTV is uniquely positioned to support hotels to incorporate “quadruple play” services — delivery of TV, video, voice, and data — into their own service and information portal over the converged IP network infrastructure to simultaneously generate new revenues, increase occupancy rates, and reduce operational expenses.

More about InfoValue is available at www.infovalue.com.

About InfoValue

Founded in 1994 and experts in providing comprehensive IPTV platforms and solutions, InfoValue is recognized for innovations and advances in IPTV technology that has set the pace in performance, scalability and intelligence. InfoValue QuickVideo™ IPTV platform is based on a standards-compliant, open architecture that is optimized with innovative, patented technologies. InfoValue QuickVideo, which is currently being used by telecommunication carriers, corporations, governments, educational institutions, hospitality providers, and broadcasters around the world, offers interactive video-on-demand and video multicast capabilities, as well as integrated video indexing, distributed video caching, server clustering, and video service management capabilities. InfoValue delivers turnkey IPTV solutions for specific industries, including InfoValue SuiteTV for hospitality, InfoValue BizTV for training and communications, and InfoValue NextGenTV for residential. InfoValue's corporate headquarters is located at 4 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523. More information on InfoValue and its products and services is available at www.infovalue.com, via e-mail at info(at)infovalue(dot)com, or by phone at (914) 345-5980.
 

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred digital media solution for North America’s largest hotel groups and digital signage networks. Enseo’s flexible technology displays virtually any media, on any display, through any distribution medium. This includes IP streaming, RF tuning, and live web content. Enseo’s products are compatible with a wide range of content and application providers, integrators, and TV manufactures, providing unlimited vendor choices. With more than 450,000 set-top boxes and digital media players deployed, Enseo has a proven record of success. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.


April 6, 2011

ENSEO RECEIVES SEVEN AWARDS

DiversityBusiness.com Recognizes Enseo for Excellence

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., the preferred digital media solution for North America’s largest hospitality and digital signage networks, received seven awards from DiversityBusiness.com, including Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Texas, and Top 500 Women Owned Businesses in the U.S.

“Each year we continue to create exceptional products that are reliable, effective, and that meet our customers’ needs,” commented Vanessa Ogle, Enseo’s CEO and president.  “I’m honored that DiversityBusiness.com has recognized our success and leadership.”

Enseo also received several awards from DiversityBusiness.com in 2010 and 2009.  DiversityBusiness.com annually compiles the ‘Top Business List’ on a State and National basis in order to determine the top businesses and most successful entrepreneurs across the United States.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.


February 21, 2011

ENSEO TO SHOWCASE LATEST MEDIA PLAYER AT DSE 2011

The Cassini 5000 Provides Unmatched Power and Performance for Digital Signage Networks

Richardson, TX – Enseo, Inc., the preferred media player platform for leading digital signage providers, continues to innovate with the development of the Cassini 5000, which will be displayed at this year’s Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, NV, February 23 and 24.  A powerful, embedded Linux platform, the Cassini 5000 outperforms the competition with both speed and flexibility.

This store and forward media player combines IP streaming with RF tuning, supports both standard and high definition content, provides up to 1080p resolution, and is compatible with more than 350 displays, making it an ideal hardware choice for a variety of digital signage needs.

In addition to reliable hardware, Enseo provides Author, a user-friendly and intuitive software interface.  Author can combine broadcast, live television, IP streamed and stored video, web site content, graphics, text and more, allowing custom digital signage development that can be designed and managed by the end-user.

Other highlights of the Cassini 5000 include an embedded Opera browser, digital audio and optional WiFi support.  Enseo’s unified hardware and software platform has a proven track record of reliability, speed and performance for robust digital signage networks.

About Enseo

Enseo is the preferred in-room entertainment solution for the world’s largest hotel groups. A Dish Network systems integrator, Enseo is the single source for all in-room entertainment needs, providing equipment, installation, services and support. The complete Enseo solution includes free-to-guest content, hotel branding, robust guest features, and cloud-based management. With the Enseo Entertainment Experience (E3®), hoteliers can provide guests with interactive program guides in any hotel environment, in-room controls, and options for unique content, such as guest-carried content through over-the-top applications. In addition to in-room entertainment, Enseo is the most deployed digital signage platform worldwide. Enseo technology powers digital signage in hospitality, retail, healthcare, and stadiums/arenas. For more information, visit www.enseo.com.

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.