What is the difference between a regular TV and IPTV? 

 In short, IPTV stands for internet protocol television. IPTV adds a tremendous amount of functionality that a standard TV cannot.

A standard digital television has the basic TV inputs like composite, component, HDMI, RF, etc. The TV signal is carried over a coaxial cable.

This allows patients to watch television, connect their favorite gaming systems, connect DVD players, etc.

HCI offers standard digital televisions - BedMate II and the 22" Digital Television.


  HCI internet protocol televisions feature all the same inputs of standard digital televisions, but there is also a USB port and an RJ45 input to accept category (ethernet) cable. This means the IPTVs can deliver digital content from a simple flash drive. It also means IPTVs can be networked to a server to push and pull the digital content among groups of televisions.

Patients can watch television, connect gaming systems and DVD players, PLUS:
  • watch movies
  • listen to music
  • view images
  • browse the internet
There is also technology that allows the TV signal that traditionally lives on the coax cable to be delivered via category cable.

An HCI RoomMate Internet Protocol Television lays the foundation for multiple solutions that include: MediaLink, MediaLink, Thin Client, and HCI's InteracTV Patient Portal. Implement what you can afford today, and know that your investment can be utilized with additional functionality in the future. HCI's building block concept gives you the flexibility to add solutions at your pace and with your budget in mind.

Products & Solutions

RoomMate IPTVs

Digital TVs

BedMate Swingarm TVs

RoomMate IPTV
The stand-alone internet protocol television allows patients to watch TV channels, listen to FM radio, and play movies, music, and photos from USB flash drive or internal hard drive. Learn more about HCI RoomMate IPTVs.

Patients can access music, movies, images, and educational content right from their hospital bed.

Healthcare staff can control the televisions from a central location, deliver prescribed educational content, and send important messages to patients on their in-room TVs.

Thin Client
HCI IPTVs have standard, built-in thin client capability. By utilizing thin client, hospitals can provide internet access, games, and a whole lot more to patients.

InnovaTV Patient Portal (IPP)

Patients can request bed service items (like bed linens, housekeeping, etc), order from the hospital gift shop, view discharge information and complete surveys from the convenience of their hospital bed.

Why Choose HCI?

  • HCI offers superior technology (second to none - ATSC, NTSC, QAM, and IPTV)
  • Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) - Video on Demand (via ethernet, USB, or hard drive)
  • High Definition, with the industry's best wide screen LCD panel
  • Products that will outlast the competition (upgradeable rather than obsolete)
  • RoomMate TVs that work with all your pillow speakers no matter what the type
  • HCI's full line of products (RoomMates - 20", 26", 32", 42" and soon 52" along with lots of accessories)
  • HCI products designed, assembled, and tested in the heart of the USA
  • Products that are warranted longer than the other guys
  • Real people, in the USA, to service and support your products
  • HCI offers the only hospital-grade UL-listed DVD player
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