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Welcome to the Airwave Europe news blog with all the latest news about one of the UK’s leading suppliers, installers and integrators of digital television and audio visual equipment. Airwave offer Hotel Mode TV’s, Hospital Televisons, Information Channels and Digital Signage throughout the Hospitality and Commercial sectors . We also offer Hollywood Movies, TV and Audio Content for Hotels, Ships, Rigs and Prisons. Our blog will provide an interesting insight into our company.

Monday, 8 June 2009

November deadline for North West

The Granada TV region which covers some of the highest density hotel populations, such as Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester is due to switchover in just 6 months time. Tim Worrall at Airwave commented “This region will be the largest area so far to switch and many hotels have delayed their decision to upgrade and seem to be leaving it to the last minute when availability of product and qualified engineers could be an issue. We would recommend hoteliers to start the process early so that they can make the right decision for their particular property.”

West Country Switchover

Many hotels in Devon and Cornwall were prepared for the analogue turn-off and switchover to digital, which started on the 8th April 2009 when BBC2’s analogue transmission ceased in many areas. However, there are still some hotels that have yet to realise the remaining channels BBC1, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will gradually disappear if they do not take action.

Center Parcs selects Philips hotel LCDs

Center Parcs the premier leisure organisation with 4 villages across the UK, have just completed a third phase of villas refurbishments, bringing the total number of Philips Hotel LCDs installed to 3,319. Paul Kent, Commercial Director at Center Parcs commented “Center Parcs are very happy with the Philips LCD TV’s which have been supplied by Airwave and have worked closely with them to develop connectivity for Playstations, Video cameras etc, overall we are pleased with the service.”

LG at Apex

Airwave has been work closely with the Apex Hotel Group during its new build and refurbishment projects and has recently completed the supply, installation and configuration of 70 LG Hotel System televisions at the four-star Apex European Hotel in Edinburgh. The 37” TVs with integrated clock and alarm were tuned to the available Freeview TV and radio channels and were well received by the hotel management and the guests.

The successful implementation has resulted in Airwave being selected to install a further 193 LG Hotel Ready 42”LCD TVs at Edinburgh’s newest four-star hotel, the Apex Waterloo Place. In addition, Airwave supplied a custom made bracket and LG up-scaling DVD players that offer superior, near HD quality playback and a single remote control for both TV and DVD.

Devonshire goes digital

The 72 room Devonshire hotel in the heart of Torquay has just updated their aerial network and in-room TVs with LG. Sam Wilson, General Manager, of the Daish group commented “Airwave had their work cut out as our hotel TV network urgently needed updating to receive the new digital signals. Both the hotel and our guests are now delighted with the results.”

Apartments Serviced by Airwave

Frasers Hospitality who is widely regarded as a world leader in Luxury Serviced Apartments and Residences have chosen Airwave to upgrade 3 of their prime UK residences. The multi-room suites and apartments required various television sizes and following consultation with Frasers, Airwave recommended the LG range of Hotel ready LCD TV’s. “We have enjoyed working with Airwave and the personal level of service we havereceived” commented Asli Kutlucan, General Manager for Frasers Suites Kensington and Chelsea.

Samsung unveils its 2009 Range

Samsung has just launched its new range of Hospitality LCD TVs that contain the latest technologies enabling greater energy efficiency and easy installation. With a stylish design suitable for any hotel - from budget to luxury - these next-generation TVs present the best crystal clear picture quality and have been built with a digital tuner capable of receiving high-definition broadcasts. Designed with more environmentally friendly materials and consideration for hotels to save energy, the reduced level back-light can save up to 60% of standard power consumption. The plug and play feature makes first time installation simple and the TVs are complete with USB cloning, allowing each TV to be set-up with hotel specific settings, channels and designs at the click of a button. “The hotel sector makes very conscious decisions when choosing in-room technology. As well as considering energy efficiency and design they are also upgrading from the old analogue models to modern flat screen LCD TVs. Samsung’s Hospitality TVs bring the ideal balance of an elegant design that would impress any guest, robust features and functionality that are specific for hotels and improved energy efficiency” commented Pammi Mudhar, European B2B Sales and Marketing Director, Samsung Electronics Europe.