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New ‘Zero Power’ Philips Tableaux Displays from PPDS

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PPDS is staking its claim as the first major global display manufacturer to bring full size, full-colour ePaper digital signage displays capable of running on zero power to market, as it unveils several new products and solutions.

Part of a focus on developing high-impact, highly sustainable and more eco-friendly solutions, Philips Tableaux displays deliver an array of exciting new opportunities – including cost and energy savings – for customers operating in a variety of verticals, such as retail, corporate, public spaces, and transportation.

No plug? No problem

Available in 25” 16:9, and 28” 32:9 stretched variants at launch, Philips Tableaux displays are an ideal energy saving solution for businesses across the sectors looking to digitise their paper-based signage delivering messaging such as store opening hours, timetables, and menus, or promotions and offers, or for those looking to swap out their current digital models, with colourful, power-free, easily updatable Android SoC displays.

Perfect for any environment, including in spaces with limited or no access to power sources, the Tableaux range will show content without even being plugged in or using power at all. Light enough to be moved around easily when required, the displays only require connection to an electricity source when content is being updated, and immediately revert to zero power upon completion. Content updates can be managed manually, or entirely remotely using PPDS’ in-house or third-party professional display control and management platforms.

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PPDS has received significant interest and orders from around the world, including for customers in the retail, corporate, hospitality, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation and healthcare sectors, following a global pre-launch at its Global Access: Future Tech showcase ahead of ISE.

Further Philips Tableaux display sizes will be added in the coming months.

Philips H-Line 4000 series

The new, slimline, Philips High Bright 4000 Series from PPDS brings next level versatility and reliability to its digital signage portfolio, with these latest displays able to intelligently adapt to, and overcome, any lighting condition for impeccable, 24/7 performance.

Unveiled and demonstrated for the first time at ISE 2023, this latest evolution brings even greater levels of choice, flexibility and opportunities for businesses wishing to make a big impression, with the 4000 Series guaranteeing rich and reliable around-the-clock high bright viewing experiences.

Designed for content that demands to be seen, the new models come equipped with the latest hardware and software features and innovations from PPDS, including advanced 2500 cd/m2 (55”) and 3000 cd/m2 (75”) high brightness.

From retail stores to public venues, the new portrait and landscape mountable High Bright 4000 Series is perfect for installations in or near environments exposed to ever-changing ambient lighting conditions, including near or behind glass frontage and will comfortably handle any lighting condition it is exposed to – including direct sunlight.

Complementing and extending the Philips High Bright H-Line range to five, the new 4000 Series is available in 55” (55BDL4002H/00) and UHD 75” (75BDL4003H/00) model variants, featuring an all-new super slim design, up to 34mm thinner than previous H-Line models, while the 17.5mm (55”) and 18.8mm (75”) bezel ensures a slick and stylish presentation and viewing experience.

Wave ecosystem officially goes live

Following extensive collaboration with customers and development partners around the globe, PPDS Wave, the evolutionary cloud-based display management ecosystem, was officially unveiled and demoed publicly for the first time at ISE 2023, with a flood of exciting new features and capabilities.

The new, scalable and secure platform has been developed to extend and enhance the power of Philips digital signage, interactive displays and professional TVs with Android SoC. Wave brings a fresh and future proofed approach, allowing system integrators and customers to control display fleets of any size, monitoring and controlling multiple displays at the same time, and for developers to easily access unique professional display features across different device platforms.

Available now in Europe, and trialling in North America and Asia Pacific for official release later this year, the new-for-2023 updates include the launch of PPDS Wave Controller, a cloud-based remote device management application with flexible subscription options to meet the needs of each unique business, while giving the opportunity to use the platform to all.

Saving energy, cutting costs

In a continuing climate of rising energy prices, Wave Controller will also play a pivotal role in PPDS’ commitment to delivering environmentally conscious, sustainable solutions, while also helping to reduce total cost of ownership with energy efficiency opportunities and extended product lifetimes, too.

Wave Controller will be pre-installed on all compatible display hardware beginning in 2023, while applications such as PPDS Wave Creator, together with certified premium professional applications from our network of development partners, can now be found in the PPDS ProStore, a brand-new ‘one-stop digital marketplace’.

Applications available via the PPDS ProStore are all certified for use on Philips professional displays, and can be selected, and remotely distributed and installed, using Wave Controller Lite or Essential subscriptions.

Further helping customers to access the right solutions for their business, PPDS is pleased to announce new ProStore partnerships with Navori, NoviSign, NowSignage, Skykit, and Telelogos, among others, allowing integrators to install and use their integrated solutions with Philips professional displays, based on customers’ unique business requirements.

PPDS Wave Creator, a new fundamental Content Management System (CMS), has been developed delivering easy content scheduling and simple template creation. Wave Creator will also be available on the PPDS ProStore for fully remote installation, sitting alongside premium applications from our development partners offering different and unique applications supporting varied business needs.

With PPDS Wave’s API first approach, both new and existing developers can design and configure their solutions to work seamlessly on Philips professional displays, with the platform allowing for rigorous testing to ensure the best possible user experience. The ProStore allows for automatic updates to be provided and made available to users, which can be instantly pushed to either isolated or groups of displays.

PPDS Wave is currently available on selected Philips digital signage and interactive SoC displays with Android 7 and above, including the Philips D-Line, Q-Line and S-Line digital displays, the Philips B-Line business TV and the Philips C-Line and T-Line interactive models.

Visit https://www.ppds.com.

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