Press Release

Ruwido and SONIFI Partner to Enhance Hotel TV ‘At-Home’ Feeling


LOS ANGELES (Sept. 5, 2018) – Ruwido has announced a partnership with SONIFI Solutions, the leader in innovative guest engagement solutions for the hospitality industry, to enhance the ‘at–home feeling’ for travelers when interacting with the TV in their hotel rooms.

The remote control, currently deployed within the USA and with other countries to follow, has been developed with the needs of daily use in mind and offers direct access to the TV and entertainment solutions within hotel environments. The remote features a modern design with easy-to-clean food-safe metal dome keys, with ‘click’ user feedback, and includes ‘low voltage bit’ to identify and report low battery conditions. Custom branding is available for hoteliers and brands who look to add a personalized touch.

Interactive TV

“We are extremely proud to expand our footprint to the USA and to be partnering with SONIFI – such a successful company – whose technology solutions serve around 500 million travelers in approximately one million hotel rooms per year,” said Ferdinand Maier, CEO, of ruwido. “Watching TV is a joy, and the way content is accessed should be a joy too. Therefore, we are developing interactive solutions with the highest manufacturing precision in order to provide ‘user experience excellence’ and also added value for our customer.”

Kara Heermans, VP User Experience & Product Management at SONIFI said: “We appreciate ruwido’s passion for designing products that are both functional and beautiful. Their user-centric design approach ensures intuitive interaction between remote control and TV while the sleek form factor complements the contemporary décor of our hospitality partners.”

The straight forward appearance of the input device is underlined by the contrast between the precisely joined edges and the softened end of the remote control. The product architecture consists of a pre-stressed surface, while high quality metal dome membranes ensure a distinct click feeling. A clearly structured button layout that focuses on the most important functions has been specifically designed to ensure that TV-content is easily accessible for a range of users and age groups.

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