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Philips Moves Hotel TV In

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AVICO Electronics will now take care of distribution and marketing of Hotel TVs, effective from this month and will also include New Zealand, its MD confirmed.

Philips’ Hotel portfolio spans Smart TVs to entertainment online services like Video on Demand or communication services and covers all segments of the hospitality industry from city B&Bs, motels, up to 5 star hotels and hospitals also.

Philips Hotel TV sets are designed with the minimization of operational costs and sustainability in mind. The sets boast a completely lead-free design and production process, and low energy consumption minimizes the environmental impact.

“To ensure continuity in sales, distribution and customer care and to minimize the impact on hoteliers, system integrators and other business partners, AVICO has completely taken over Philips’ regional Hotel TV sales and marketing staff and integrated them into our existing national and regional teams,” said Gil Carver, Managing Director of AVICO Electronics.

Ted Horner, independent in-room technology consultant to the hospitality industry, believes the move its a good thing:

“Having a company such as AVICO, with their experience in AV and accessories, become the Philips distributor means that buyers can leverage off that knowledge and deal with a single company. This, I believe, will prove to be a great advantage to hoteliers.”