What is Pro:Idiom?
& What Does Pro Idiom Mean for Your Hotel?
Digital Rights Management
Content protection was not a huge issue for standard definition hotel television systems during the analog era, but as hotels move towards high definition (HD) content providers have required digital rights management to protect their signal.
Today the high definition television signal you receive on your Hotel TV System from the satellite or cable TV provider is 100% digital. That digital television content is easily pirated if the signal is not encrypted.
Content providers like HBO, SHOWTIME, ABC and other TV and movie channels are requiring hotels to have an encrypted signal going to the television in their rooms to prevent piracy of the content they produce.
What is Pro:Idiom?
Pro:Idiom™ is an encryption technology developed by LG for use in the hospitality industry for the secure delivery of high definition digital television & video on demand (VOD) signals.
HBO, Showtime, ESPN and other digital television content providers require encryption of the HD signal in FTG Hospitality environments where a set top box is not present in each room in order to protect their content from piracy.
What does Pro:Idiom mean for your hotel?
The delivery of Pro:Idiom encrypted HDTV signals requires a distribution system that allows a central decoder in a hotel to decrypt video from a high definition headend or satellite feed and re-encode it for secure delivery to TV sets in each room.
What type of hotel tv system will I need for Pro:Idiom?
High definition headend systems utilizing Pro:Idiom eliminate the need to use set-top boxes in-room.
With legacy systems, set top boxes are a possible signal security fail point in your Hotel TV system and a Com1000 Pro:Idiom High Defnition Headend system or COM 2000 HD headend system eliminates that signal security fail point.
A hotel television signal encrypted with Pro:Idiom requires a HD TV that can decrypt that signal. LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp, and Philips manufacture hospitality televisions that have an integrated Pro:Idiom chip to make that encrypted signal visible on the TV.
Pro:Idiom is widely used in hospitality environments and is quickly becoming a standard feature for hospitality televisions. Some of the largest Hotel brands from Choice to Hilton are specifying Pro:Idiom as their approved TV type. COM1000 and COM2000 High Definition Headend Systems using Pro:Idiom Digital Rights Management is installed on more than 1.5 million out of the 5.5 million total screens in the U.S. hospitality industry.
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(Pro:IdiomTM is a trademark of the LG Zenith Corp.)