TV Q & A
- Pro:Idiom TV is a digital protection system and encryption technology used in the hospitality industry to securely deliver HDTV programming and video on demand to guests in hotel rooms.
- Pro:Idiom encryption technology eliminates the need for a cable box or cable card within the hotel room, eliminating equipment that guests may tamper with.
- Certain content providers like HBO, Showtime and other TV and movie channels require hotels to have signal encryption like Pro:Idiom TV present in each room to protect their content from being pirated.
What is Pro:Idiom TV? Pro:Idiom TV refers to a TV display or hospitality TV system that uses Pro:Idiom technology to protect digital content through encryption.
What is Pro:Idiom TV technology? Pro:Idiom TV was developed by LG specifically for use in the hospitality industry. Encrypted digital HD signals are sent to hotels where they pass through a central decoder, before being re-encoded for secure delivery to TVs in each room where the signal is once again decoded by Pro:Idiom technology within the TV.
What is Pro:Idiom TV vs. consumer technology? Pro:Idiom TV technology requires TV sets equipped with a Pro:Idiom chip to decode encrypted signals. These TV displays, often called hospitality TV sets, are readily available from major manufacturers. Ordinary consumer televisions are not equipped to handle Pro:Idiom technology.
What is Pro:Idiom TV’s greatest benefit? Pro:Idiom TV enables hotels to eliminate set-top boxes in guestrooms, providing a cleaner visual aesthetic and removing a piece of equipment to that is often stolen or tampered with.
What is Pro:Idiom TV’s impact on security? Without encryption technology like Pro:Idiom, digital signals sent to a TV in a guestroom can easily be pirated by an outside source. This is why major providers like HBO require businesses to have an encryption solution like Pro:Idiom TV.
PTAC Q & A
Factors that affect heating and cooling include:Room Size: Sq. Ft. x 30 = Rough Estimate of BTU Output neededUsage: Number of people that typically occupy the room
Room Design: The ceiling height and insulation factors
Room Location: The direction the room faces; amount of sunlight and whether it receives afternoon or morning sun.Should you not find a PTAC unit with a BTU Output to meet your heating and cooling needs, you will need to decide whether to use an undersized or oversized unit for the area.
Slightly undersized PTACs operate continuously to provide more comfort and savings in a smaller room than oversized units operating intermittently. In larger rooms, two smaller units will cool more efficiently than one large unit, and in milder weather you can run a single unit to save money.
Significantly undersized PTACs cannot cool the room down, nor remove moisture from the air. As a result, the room will feel warm and possibly humid.
Oversized PTACs will cool the space quickly, but not remove moisture to lower the humidity. As a result, the room will feel cool and humid.