Hospital IPTV is here now

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Designed to make TV sources easier to manage.


No Middleware

PDi TVs have a built-in IPTV Player


Not Complicated

Like RF coax cable signal distribution, only use Ethernet Cat cable and no amplifiers


Compatible Headends

Works with COM3000 or Blonder Tongue and other streaming devices


A fast new way to engage, educate, and entertain patients with IPTV

Internet Protocol Television systems (IPTV) is not just Over-the-Top streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu. This is a new way of distributing and managing any signal sources to your patient televisions.

Small or large healthcare TV installations, PDi can help.

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Use Ethernet Cables

  • Inexpensive
  • Fast and flexible to install
  • Easy to go farther

Broadcast What Matters 

  • Expand entertainment and improve HCAHPS scores
  • Empower patients with education and reduce readmissions
  • Share daily activities to better engage residents 
  • Livestream real-time information during crises

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Reduce Operating Expenses

  • Save time! No need to amplify and balance signals
  • Easy remote management for network security, updates, and maintenance
  • Use with GENiO by PDi to easily toggle between cable and IPTV sources
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Are PDi TVs compatible with IPTV headend systems?

PDi works with COM3000 and Blonder Tongue headend solutions. All other headend systems require testing for compatibility. Talk to our PDi ProServices team! 

How does IPTV work?

Similar to cable broadcasts delivering over a coax cable, IPTV signals deliver over an Ethernet cable using standard network equipment.

What is the difference in Cat 6 vs Cat 5 cables?

Cat6 reduces "cross-talk" so data can go faster, up to 10 Gbps, and can send signal farther. This is due primarily to a plastic divider in the cable core which keeps the pairs separated.

Cat5 also works for IPTV. It does not have the plastic separator so Cat5 is limited to 1 Gbps.

How do PDi TVs display IPTV?

PDi TVs have a built-in IPTV player, so no middleware is needed. The IP addresses are coded as part of the channel lineup in our GENiO content management system service.

With GENiO by PDi, you can seamlessly toggle between cable and IPTV sources.

Does IPTV work on PDi wall TVs or PDi arm TVs?

For PDi arm TVs, you can use power over coax with IPTV.

You can also order POE arm TV by PDi and use one Ethernet cable to do both power and IPTV. This does require a midspan power injector between the distribution switch and arm TV.

For A-Series smart wall TVs, use GENiO for IPTV.

Do we need to run two separate Ethernet cables for Internet and IPTV?

Only one Cat6 cable is necessary to run both IPTV distribution and Internet signal to PDi patient TVs.  For more information, please call PDi at 800.628.9870.

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We offer personal consults to save you time and money. We help you understand how all the pieces fit together. We have answers, start to finish. We help you do it right the first time. Small clinic or large hospital, we do it all.

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