Tranquility meets functionality in Brisbane’s luxurious Calile Hotel with Just Add Power
Just Add Power, provider of Ultra HD over IP video distribution systems, has been installed at the Calile Hotel in Brisbane. The install met the needs of outfitting meeting and event areas with the latest in AV and presentation equipment.
Soho Sound Design, the company tasked with installation relied on Just Add Power’s solutions to reliably distribute video content from set-top boxes, in-house music video channels and numerous local sources to projectors and displays throughout the hotel.
“When selecting a video distribution solution for the Calile Hotel, there were some unique project challenges to consider,” Soho Sound Design owner Jason Roesler says.
“Not only would in-house video sources span two comms rooms — necessitating a fibre-capable solution — but two of those sources would be distributed to the hotel’s 720p VOD system for playout on hotel room TVs. This meant that scaling was a key feature required for interlinking the two video networks. To meet these needs, we relied on Just Add Power’s 2GΩ/3G PoE transmitters and receivers.”
Each video source at the Calile Hotel is equipped with Just Add Power’s VBS-HDIP-705POE 2GΩ/3G transmitter. In addition, the four function rooms have integrated walls and floor boxes which lets HDMI sources be plugged in for any event.
The hotels Ultra HD over IP video system supports 1080p video with HDCP 1.4; all lossless audio formats, including Dolby Atmos; control endpoints with RS-232 and IR and image push, pull and pop features.
Just Add Power’s scalability automatically adjusts the picture to fit the screen which means further expansion is just a matter of adding another transmitter.
Furthermore, the solutions provide the hotel with infrastructure to meet future 4K requirements by mixing and matching devices, with 2GΩ devices on 1080p sources and 3G on 4K sources.
To compete in the resort market, hotels have to go beyond simply providing their guests with a bed for the night,” Just Add Power sales team manager Taft Stricklin says.
“Spaces for business meetings and private events are a must, and it takes the right AV technology to really set your offering apart. The Calile Hotel is a great example. We’re proud to help power the guest experience at the hotel and look forward to accommodating its future growth.”