IPTV & WiFi in three Spanish hospitals

Spain

Samsung and TRIAX solution keeps patients entertained and connected

Hospitals and patients benefit from IPTV and WiFi, with no new cables needed

Beyond outstanding healthcare, premium entertainment and WiFi connectivity are essential components of a private hospital’s offer to patients and guests.

To provide this, legacy technology often needs to be replaced, but without impacting the day-to-day operation of the hospital or its critical services.

Javier Alonso of Diconplaweb S.L. worked with Samsung Display Solutions and TRIAX Spain to carry out major refurbishments of the patient entertainment systems – without drills, hammers or any wards out of service.

  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • IPTV & WiFi over coax cables already in place
  • No disturbance to hospital staff or patients
  • Does not interfere with critical hospital networks
  • Outstanding patient satisfaction

“The TRIAX solution enables Samsung Smart Hospitality TVs to deliver interactivity and smart functions directly to patients, without the necessity of rewiring buildings and switching rooms off for refurbishment. That’s especially needed now during the COVID-19 pandemic, when all available beds are so valuable.”

—Piotr Lipiec
EU BDM Samsung HTV

Complete IPTV and WiFi system

Smart Hospitality Displays from Samsung Display Solutions provide rich interactive entertainment, also functioning as a private Access Point for patient and guest WiFi access.

They connect to a gigabit IP network provided by TRIAX EoC (Ethernet over Coax).

“The use of existing coaxial cables for the implementation of the system is a great advantage. Execution times and costs are considerably reduced.”
Javier Alonso, Managing Director, Diconplaweb S.L. (Installer)

A TRIAX EoC Controller sends outstanding, reliable connectivity around the hospitals’ existing coax cable network.

A TRIAX EoC MediaConverter is discreetly installed on the back of each Samsung Hospitality TV. It takes the IP signals in via coax, and provides the necessary LAN connection to the TV.

All three hospitals have been delighted with the high speed and low costs of the unobtrusive installation, which has been achieved without having to close any rooms or wards.

The hospitals can then monetise value-added IPTV and WiFi services by offering access on demand.

Combined, the technology provides all a system integrator needs to offer outstanding entertainment and reliable connectivity to the health care sector.

  • Quick, disruption-free, low-cost installation
  • IPTV & WiFi over coax cables already in place
  • No disturbance to hospital staff or patients
  • Does not interfere with critical hospital networks
  • Outstanding patient satisfaction

Installation details

1844067-Alfons XII 3

Barcelona, Spain

2 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

136 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

136 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

fachada_hospital

La Rioja, Spain

1 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

60 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

60 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Hospital-Montpelier_2

Zaragoza, Spain

1 TRIAX EoC Controller 64B (383105)

40 TRIAX EoC MediaConverter (383235)

40 Samsung SMART Hospitality Display

Installation partner

Javier Alonso, Diconplaweb S.L.
Avda Cesar Augusto, 3-5 D
50004 Zaragoza, Spain
Tel.: +34 687 90 75 47


abba Suites Bilbao

Spain

WiFi & TV over the same cables

When Abba Hotels Group were planning to install both TV and Ethernet cables around their new 4-star apartment complex in Bilbao, TRIAX stepped in with EoC (Ethernet over Coax), enabling both TV and WiFi networks to run over the same cables.

Four months after the opening of the apartments, Abba Group reports that customers have shown great satisfaction with the WiFi and no complaints have been recorded.

“The result of the installation is very good, the WiFi signal is remarkable and the casting system is working well.”

— Damian Melero
Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group

The challenge

Abba Hotels Group was expanding into Bilbao with 35 newly built 4-star holiday apartments. These had to be equipped with telecommunications services.

Their plans had been to make two separate installations: one with coax cable for TV, and another with copper cable (CAT 6) or optical fibre for the Internet.

The solution

TRIAX Spain presented the EoC solution to Abba’s IT Director Damian Melero, demonstrating the versatility of the product and the innovative G.hn Wave 2 technology that steers the network.

The possibility of combining the Internet service and the TV network, as well as being a totally passive system, attracted the interest of Mr Melero, who requested a live demonstration of the system.

“The installation of the End Points with WiFi has been very easy, each one takes only 15 minutes.”
Damian Melero, Chief Information Officer, Abba Hotels Group

The results

After the demonstration, the IT team of Abba Group were able to verify the system’s excellent characteristics, namely its high bandwidth, low latency, and reliable performance.

The demo concluded with Mr Melero saying, “it seems you have the solution for my request – let’s do it with real guests…”

Only one coax cable network was needed to be installed around abba Suites Bilbao, instantly reducing costs and environmental impact.

A TRIAX headend was installed to handle the TV distribution, and a single EoC Controller steered a network of 35 End Points.

These provided reliable WiFi to each apartment, which could then be equipped with casting devices, a service that is proving highly popular with guests.

abba Suites Bilbao City Centre

The new abba Suites Bilbao City Center has 35 studios and apartments, fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy the perfect stay in Bilbao and to feel completely at home.
www.abbahoteles.com

Contact

C/ Huertas de la Villa, 15
48007 Bilbao, Spain
Email: bilbaocitycenter@abbahoteles.com
Tel.: +34 946 46 50 55

C/ Casas de Miravete 24-B, 2º 1
28031 Madrid, Spain
Email: tdm@triax.com
Tel. +34 91 748 28 36