SONIFI Solutions and LG Electronics USA have launched an on-property trial of “Smart Mirroring,” a solution which allows hotel guests to seamlessly display content from their personal devices on the in-room LG Smart TV.
Announced at HITEC 2014, the trial at a Sunstone Hotel property is showing how Smart Mirroring allows for real-time guest engagement through the traveler’s Android or Windows-based smartphone by providing location-based services and delivering in-room entertainment.
To implement Smart Mirroring on its hospitality TVs, LG Electronics is working with in-room entertainment provider and hospitality system integrator SONIFI. The combination of SONIFI’s STAY1000 and LG’s Smart TV technologies helps make guests’ use of the Smart Mirroring capability simple and intuitive, the companies state.
Creating a closed network between a Smart TV and the guest’s mobile device, Smart Mirroring enables guests to watch anything on the TV that is available on their phone such as personal photos, videos, and apps. Guests can even stream content to their TV using their wireless carrier’s LTE bandwidth or the hotel Wi-Fi network and can be enabled with or without a set-top box. This solution is expected to be available on LG hotel Smart TVs later this year.