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Cintas Selects Hughes Breakroom TV Solution to Inform, Engage and Motivate Employees


March 6, 2012


Hughes Network Systems, LLC  announced today that Cintas Corporation has contracted it to deploy Hughes Breakroom TV, an integrated, video-based employee communications and training solution to help drive company communications, improve workforce engagement, and boost employee morale at its uniform rental plants, document management, first aid, and safety/ fire branches and distribution centers.


Hughes Breakroom TV is being installed at over 150 Cintas locations throughout North America. The system will enable Cintas to deliver custom training, orientation, safety, compliance, executive communications, and "infotainment" to help better engage and inform employees about important company information.


"An internal survey revealed that our employees want more information about the company. Hughes Breakroom TV is a fast, fun, and effortless way for them to consume it at their leisure," said Robin Everhart, Cintas' chief compliance officer and vice president of government affairs and corporate communications. "Hughes Breakroom TV is also a great loyalty building tool. It gives us a one-stop resource for streamlining communications and keeping employees constantly up-to-date on our company values, news, and training knowledge," she added.


Hughes Breakroom TV allows Cintas management to easily tailor the information broadcast at each branch location. Using a simple browser-based interface, users can quickly create playlists of information specific to their location and blend it with an enterprise-wide feed of content provided by Cintas corporate headquarters. It also allows them to incorporate local news, weather, traffic, and other information into the programming. Training and compliance content can be easily created and staged into the broadcast using popular desktop tools like Microsoft PowerPoint™.


Content will be distributed to all locations over a Hughes satellite broadband network. Hughes is providing a turnkey solution including installation and all hardware needed to distribute, manage and display content in each branch office.


Cintas selected Hughes because it is able to provide a North American-wide video network of both corporate and location-specific content that runs in parallel with Cintas existing corporate network.


Everhart continued, "We didn't want to bog down our corporate WAN and our IT staff with video distribution. Hughes offered us a turnkey solution that's easy to use and manage without IT involvement," she said.

"Hughes Breakroom TV helps companies like Cintas keep employees engaged, loyal, and constantly up-to-date about new products, policies, and other training knowledge," said Mike Tippets, vice president, Hughes Solutions Group. "The result is more effective employees who improve the company's brand, reputation, and bottom line."


Cintas has already conducted a successful pilot rollout of Hughes Breakroom TV in six locations and full deployment of the system in US and Canadian sites is scheduled to be completed in May 2012.