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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, 6 July 2009

Don't always trust your postcode!

Many people check their postcode at to see when the analogue signal is being turned off. This normally indicates the situation based on their local transmitter, but if the transmitter is out of area this information could be misleading and hotels need to check for the actual transmitter their aerial is pointing to. “Hoteliers in Llandudno, who cater mainly for English guests, really need to check if they are receiving their signals from the Winter Hill transmitter, because if so they need to upgrade to digital by November this year.” said Andrew Moss, Northern Area Sales Manager for Airwave.

Digital UK Issues warning on equipment

Digital UK, the industry body which is managing the Digital Switchover, recently warned retailers of the need to thoroughly check the specifications of equipment they are selling to ensure that it complies with those required to work new digital transmission standards. Julian Arnold, Commercial Director at Airwave commented “Some products, typically ‘own label’ models produced for supermarkets and general retailers do not meet the industry guidelines, and could fail to work in the future. This may be a problem for individuals, but for commercial purchasers like hotels, it could spell disaster, particurlary if the TVs are covered by a traditional domestic warranty. It always pays to use a reputable and experienced commercial specialist when sourcing for the hospitality and leisure sector.”

The signs are good for Hotel Van Dyk

Airwave has just supplied and installed Philips hospitality TVs at the newly refurbished Hotel Van Dyk, near Chesterfield. The Philips range perfectly complements the hotel's exciting new decor and sophisticated ambiance, and is further enhanced by a digital signage system in the hotel lobby. The Airsign system, which is exclusively available from Airwave, provides an easy to update, multi- zoned screen layout, informing guests of the hotel's cuisine, conference and wedding services, as well as providing the latest news headlines, traffic information and the local weather outlook.

Oakley Hall connects with its guests

Built in 1795, Oakley Hall has a distinguished past. Formerly owned by the Bramston family, close friends of Jane Austen, it is mentioned fondly in Austen's letters to her sister Cassandra at the turn of the 19th Century. Oakley Hall has now been beautifully restored to its former glory, offering a perfect setting for weddings, conferences, team building and corporate events. Commenting on the restoration and TV installation, Mark Vickery, Director of Oakley Hall, said all 18 luxurious bedrooms and its three bedroom cottage opted for the latest in Samsung Hotel TVs and TeleAdapt MediaHubs to provide guests with the optimum viewing experience. All our guests now have an easy to use connection panel between their personal electronics and the in- room TV, further complementing one of the finest country retreat venues in Hampshire. We are delighted with the results”.

Teleadapt goes HD

Airwave has confirmed its first orders for Teleadapt’s new MediaHub HD, an exciting “next step” forward in hotel guest connectivity. Mike Shelton, Business Development Manager at Teleadapt commented “It’s great to see Airwave's commitment to the Teleadapt range and their enthusiasm for the new MediaHub HD, which as well as providing connectivity for video, audio, PC and Blu-Ray, also allows Bluetooth enabled devices to wirelessly stream audio through the TV speakers”. “The MediaHub HD is a great addition to our hotel and hospitality portfolio, and it's so easy to install,” added Julian Arnold, Airwave's Commercial Director.

B & B and a great TV

St John's Lodge is a twelve bedroom award winning bed & breakfast in Windermere. After speaking with James Grover, Sales Executive at Airwave, Barry Watts decided to order Freeview 19” LG TVs that come with a 3 year warranty. “Airwave's service has been second to none, I order the products from them and call if I ever need support. They processed my order and delivered the TVs quickly and efficiently” he commented. James Grover adds “St. Johns Lodge is representative of smaller hotels and guest houses that need advice when selecting TVs for the digital age. They rely on us to ensure that they are investing in the right technology”.