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…TimelessTV Solution Enables Interactive TV, VOD and Network Video Recording At Seven-Star Emirates Palace Hotel…

London, UK – 3 February, 2005 – Kasenna, the acknowledged market leader in IPTV solutions for the hospitality industry, today announced it has deployed its TimelessTV solution as part of the world’s most advanced multimedia guest room system. TimelessTV will provide network-based personal video recording (NPVR), video on demand (VOD), and business and operational functions at the seven-star Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

“The Emirates Palace is a wonderful hotel offering the most sophisticated facilities in the region, if not the world,” said Nicholas William Mobayed, President and CEO of Bond Communications, the leading technology integrator in the Middle East and the main audio-visual and multimedia contractor for the Emirates Palace hotel. “We needed to make sure we could offer the best technology performance and integration available. Kasenna’s TimelessTV solution fits these criteria because it can be personalized and also allows for video recording capabilities on a large scale. Most importantly, it easily handles the business and operational challenges for a hotel of this magnitude. This will work well with the advanced multimedia system Bond developed, which is the largest ever in the hospitality industry.”

Integrated with Kasenna’s GuestRoom video services interface, TimelessTV allows hotel guests to capture 50 TV channels in real time with the ability to record, pause, rewind and fast-forward through live video. The system also provides VOD as well as 24 hours of interactive playback of previously recorded content. In addition, Bond Communications will use Kasenna’s platform to deliver Internet access and multimedia conferencing facilities to the 390 guest rooms at the ultra-luxury hotel.

”This deployment showcases why Kasenna’s network-based PVR is the next premium guest offering for the hospitality industry,” said Mark Gray, chairman and CEO of Kasenna. “Bond Communications’ implementation shows how Kasenna’s TimelessTV and GuestRoom support the site-specific service customization that premium hotels like The Emirates Palace will want for unique branding.”

About Kasenna
Kasenna is the IPTV company. As the acknowledged market leader in IP video delivery, the company has focused on open standards and an intelligent management infrastructure which allow service providers, enterprises, and other organizations to build commercial-grade IP video networks that support new and emerging video services. With its acquisition of ViewNow, Kasenna offers network operators the industry’s only turnkey source of IP video infrastructure, applications, and VOD programming for video services. Kasenna's patented software technology has been proven with thousands of successful and profitable telecom, cable, hospitality, enterprise, education, and government deployments worldwide. Kasenna is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and is privately held. For more information, please visit

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Emily Droogleever
Ascendant Communications
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