SONIFI's bringing DOCSIS-based Internet service to hotel brands

SONIFI® Solutions, Inc. is bringing DOCSIS Internet solutions to major hotel brands, saving them the cost of re-wiring and construction on guest rooms, the company said.

By leveraging SONIFI´s 30+ years of RF, coax and TV development experience, hotels also see improved guest satisfaction with high performance Internet — SONIFI´s DOCSIS solution delivers 10 to 20 times higher throughput than today´s Over-The-Top video streaming requirements.

With the significant growth in bandwidth consumption in hotel rooms, driven mainly by video streaming applications, there is an increased need to migrate Wi-Fi access points from the hallway into guestrooms. Doing so increases the number of access points — and thus the Wi-Fi coverage — for the guest. Most hotels do not have existing Ethernet cabling in guest rooms and are faced with a high re-cabling expense. DOCSIS solves this problem by utilizing pre-existing coax cabling available in all hotel rooms.

SONIFI´s DOCSIS solution is already deployed in many branded and independent hotels, including Hyatt Regency Montreal, Grand Hyatt San Francisco, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, Hilton Waikiki Beach, San Ramon Marriott and Fairmont´s Swissôtel Chicago.

DOCSIS technology provides a cost-effective and fast solution to upgrading a property´s guest Internet infrastructure. Rewiring a hotel to Ethernet can cost between USD 350 and USD 2000 per room which does not include additional losses due to construction-related service disruptions. In contrast, a SONIFI DOCSIS installation generally takes 15 minutes per room to complete and can be less than half the cost of rewiring and construction per room.

SONIFI® Solutions Inc., a provider of innovative guest engagement solutions for the hospitality and healthcare industries, serves 500 million travelers in over 1.1 million hotel rooms annually. The company´s core services include guest Internet access, mobility, interactive television, OTT streaming and free-to-guest solutions along with unparalleled nationwide technical support and professional services.