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By James Wells

A new Android-based IPTV system called Viggo has been launched in the Australian and New Zealand market, which is managed using a cloud-based server.

According to Australian distributor Proel Group’s Managing Director, Dom Viano, Viggo is a small box that can transform any television into a Smart TV and provide access to HD movies, music, radio, Android games and the internet.

It also provides property managers with the ability to generate revenue through Video on Demand, advertising and micro-transactions.

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“Viggo was created by European technology experts who became increasingly frustrated with the lack of technology services available in hotel rooms,” said Viano, who has previously worked with the commercial arm of JB Hi-Fi servicing the Australian hospitality market.

“The beauty of Viggo as compared to other IPTV systems in the market is that it doesn’t require any major infrastructure upgrades or massive head-end expenses to deploy the system,” Viano said.

“It simply plugs into the hotels internet LAN or Wi-Fi and you’re ready.”

Viano says the key differences with his product are that it does not require any upgrades or infrastructure changes and can be tested with just one room. Other benefits include a magic-wand motion sensitive remote similar to the remote used with a Nintendo Wii and the ability to connect the product to external devices.

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