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PPDS Launches Global Partner Program

PPDS brings new opportunities for system integrators with launch of Global Partner Alliance program

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PPDS Restructures Global Management Team

PPDS has adopted a new senior management structure with Franck Racape, Martijn van der Woude and Robert Hsu assuming extended roles in global operations following the announcement current general manager, Chris Colpaert, is to leave the company. The trio will lead the the global provider of Philips branded digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED…

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Enabling Premium Audio for PSNI Global’s Annual ISE Meeting

Technology and service provider network PSNI Global Alliance has selected Shure as the official supplier of audio for its annual global meeting at ISE 2022. A Global Preferred Vendor Partner for the Alliance, Shure will provide its Microflex® Complete Wireless (MXCW) Conference System to enable discussions during the off-site meeting. This premier solution combines microphone,…

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Kinly Announces Internal Appointment

Global AV and collaboration specialist Kinly has promoted Duncan MacPherson to UK & Ireland Services Director. MacPherson, who has held several positions at the company, assumes responsibility for further enhancing operational standards and maintaining the highest levels of service support for 2,500 clients around the world who are increasingly embracing new technologies to support hybrid…

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PPDS Strengthens International Key Account Management

PPDS has appointed Valeriia Polovkova as international project manager for tailored installations of Philips-branded professional displays in hospitality, corporate and retail settings. A self-proclaimed “problem solving specialist”, Valeriia joins PPDS with more than 10 years of AV industry experience – including specialist technical knowledge of Philips displays – further strengthening and extending PPDS’ highly unique…

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AVer Europe Launches Next-gen Video Conferencing Camera

AVer Europe has launched a new, high-end camera for the video conferencing and collaboration market. The VB342 Pro comes with an integrated speaker and microphone, as well as an upgraded premium video bar. 15X total zoom, a microphone range of 8 metres, and extension support of up to 20 metres for speakerphones and microphones, mean…

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Utelogy to Showcase Technology and Platform Innovations for the Connected World at ISE 2022

Connected workplace software iprovider Utelogy Corporation will be exhibiting its latest product innovations during the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2022) exhibition at Fira de Barcelona from 10th to 13th May.  The company returns to the event after announcing significant increases in YoY revenues and bookings of more than 270% following the Covid-19 pandemic. New software…

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PPDS to Host Teaser Event Ahead of ISE 2022

PPDS, the global licensee of Philips digital signage, display and direct view professional LED/TV products, will host an online event on 30th March for its partners and customers ahead of the ISE 2022 exhibition in Barcelona.     Open to ISE attendees and non-attendees alike, the live PPDS NEXT Spring 2022 event will highlight relevant…

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PSNI Global Alliance Appoints Board of Directors for 2022

AV integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has confirmed a new Board of Directors for 2022. John Laughlin, CEO of Conference Technologies, has been elevated to the position of President, having previously served as Vice-President, and will lead the Alliance as it launches several new managed services initiatives. Kevin Groves, CEO of Alpha Video, moves from…

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Brewers’ Hall Catering Contract

Venues by CH&CO has been selected as the catering partner for Brewers’ Hall, the home of the City of London Livery company representing brewers in the United Kingdom. The partnership is worth £2 million over a period of five years from January 2022 and continues a 20-year relationship with the venue which reopens in April…

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Utelogy Acquires CloudThinQ

Unified communications, AV and device management company Utelogy has acquired CloudThinQ, an innovative, Seattle-based provider of IoT and real-time device management solutions for enterprise workplaces whose cloud-based enterprise IoT platform integrates building systems intelligently into a scalable framework for enhanced smart building experiences. Utelogy reports demand for its platform growth by over 280 per cent…

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Datapath Expands European Business Development Team

Video wall display and control solutions brand Datapath has expanded its business development team with two senior European appointments. For Southern Europe, covering Spain, Portugal and Italy, the company welcomes Carmen Jerez as regional sales manager. Based in Madrid, Carmen brings extensive experience in AV technical support and management following a strong history of success…

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Revolutionizing In-store Marketing at Kwik Trip

08.04.2021, 20:36 Revolutionizing In-store Marketing at Kwik Trip A popular stop on highways in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa, retailer Kwik Trip has completed 1,000 Philips digital signage installations at 700 sites. The retailer which serves more than 8 million customers every week, commenced execution of its digital signage rollout strategy in 2018 as part of…

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AVer Europe Extends Agreement with UKI Distribution

23.03.2021, 21:37 AVer Europe Extends Agreement with UKI Distribution Education technology and visual collaboration solutions manufacturer AVer Europe has extended its distribution agreement with Midwich Group, a specialist distributor of AV products in the United Kingdom. The manufacturer’s range of video conferencing and professional audio-visual products will continue to be available to Midwich Group channel…

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A New Era of Game-Changing Hospitality

02.02.2021, 09:17 A New Era of Game-Changing Hospitality The Jan Heintze Kick Box function and hospitality suite at PSV Eindhoven’s 35,000 capacity Philips stadium has received eight new advanced smart Philips professional displays from PPDS. Named after the club’s European cup-winning legend who is also a Danish national team star (86 caps), the hospitality venue…

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PSNI Global Alliance Expands

27.01.2021, 14:37 PSNI Global Alliance Expands Technology integrator network PSNI Global Alliance has added four new Certified Solution Providers (CSPs) from the Ukraine, Italy, Croatia and the United States. The four newest Certified Solution Providers were vetted extensively before being admitted as members of the network. Techsvit is based in the Ukraine and specialize in…

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LMG Bolsters AV Capabilities

22.01.2021, 00:53 LMG Bolsters AV Capabilities Managed building infrastructure provider LMG has made new appointments within its AV division as it reports growing demand from property developers and main contractors to incorporate audio and visual solutions into design and build smart building solutions. Andy Walsh joins as AV Services Director, Szymon Dworski as AV Design…

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Philips Professional Display Solutions Rebrands

14.01.2021, 12:56 Philips Professional Display Solutions Rebrands PPDS, the organisation behind Philips professional display and professional TV solutions, has launched a new website at ppds.com showcasing its new logo, visual identity and tagline, ‘Powering evolution’. Over the past two decades, PPDS has rapidly evolved from a position of being a new entrant in an already…

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The Polish Expansion

06.01.2021, 19:05 The Polish Expansion Video wall manufacturer Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has secured its first contract in Poland following a post-Brexit sales drive into Central and Eastern Europe. The deal, for a client in the energy sector, is to supply a control room with UVS Lucidity video wall controller technology. It takes the number…

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Revolutionising the Guest Experience

10.12.2020, 12:46 Revolutionising the Guest Experience Peter Vinke, Director of International Key Accounts at Philips Professional Display Solutions (PPDS) discusses the evolution of Android-powered Hospitality TV during the Covid-19 pandemic.   The impact of COVID-19 has had a massive effect on, and continues to affect, the global economy, with few businesses unimpacted. While many sectors…

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Videowall Company Appoints Training Manager

24.08.2020, 15:42 Videowall Company Appoints Training Manager Global visual solutions company Datapath has appointed Iñaki Valoria Lopez to the position of training manager. Lopez has over 16 years technical experience of audio visual systems, specializing in 24/7 control room applications following his graduation from the University of Madrid with a First Class honours degree in Telecommunication…

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Supporting Reopening Retailers

09.07.2020, 11:08 Supporting Reopening Retailers Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) has announced a support and rewards programme to assist retailers with overcoming challenges presented by COVID-19.   Developed with funding previously earmarked for its events and exhibitions programme, InSync provides a new destination for retailers and installation partners to discover and be inspired by some of the latest…

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Appointment of Global Services Committee

25.06.2020, 12:14 Appointment of Global Services Committee The PSNI Global Alliance of AV integrators, manufacturers, distributors and service providers has established a Global Services Committee to oversee the evaluation and development of technical standards and service deployment by member companies. The Services Committee is comprised of sixteen global representatives who are internally responsible in their…

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PSNI Global Alliance Quality Cup

18.06.2020, 12:00 PSNI Global Alliance Quality Cup Samsung, Shure, SYNNEX, Biamp and Chief have been recognised with “Quality Cup” awards by the PSNI Global Network of AV system integrators and manufacturers. The awards are based on a survey of PSNI members worldwide which measures overall levels of satisfaction with key areas of PSNI’s Preferred Vendor Partners (PVPs) programme.…

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Sony Expands BRAVIA Professional Display Range

19.05.2020, 16:22 Sony Expands BRAVIA Professional Display Range Sony has added 17 next-gen 8K, 4K and integrated tuner professional displays to its BRAVIA Professional display range. Featuring enhancements across picture, design, performance and functionality to provide scalable solutions, the new models are suitable for business, education and retail applications. According to the company, all displays feature faster processing…

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Learn about Lighting from Home

29.04.2020, 16:50 Learn about Lighting from Home Lutron Electronics has launched 300 interactive online training courses and videos for facility managers and electrical professionals interested in lighting control, shades and fixtures across a range of applications. The training series which is being offered through the company’s Lighting Control Institute aims to help upskill electrical contractors and wholesalers,…

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Training UK Radiographers

31.03.2020, 14:40 Training UK Radiographers Mersive’s Solstice in-room wireless collaboration platform is facilitating training at NHS facility, the National Imaging Academy Wales.   The Academy has installed 15 Solstice units in 13 spaces ranging from a full lecture theatre to smaller meeting rooms.  The National Imaging Academy Wales is an NHS facility that trains radiologists…

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The Value of the Smart Workspace

26.03.2020, 15:28 The Value of the Smart Workspace Carl Standertskjold, Corporate Segment Marketing Manager for Sony Professional Solutions Europe, explains rising demand for smart workspaces. With flexible working, remote working and global expansion, the evolution of working styles means business environments have had to keep pace. The demand for a smart workspace has skyrocketed and…

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Mitigating the Threat of Germs

23.03.2020, 12:30 Mitigating the Threat of Germs Chris Colpaert, General Manager for Philips’ Professional Display Solutions in EMEA, AP & NA, explains the importance of touch screen, remote control, and hard switch hygiene to preventing the spread of COVID-19.   On average, people pick up their mobile phones 58 times, and touch them as many as 2,617…

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Making Working from Home Work

17.03.2020, 12:17 Making Working from Home Work Rene Buhay, VP Sales & Marketing for AV manufacturer AVer Europe, considers the technology businesses will need to make remote working a success as they grapple with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The global spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has placed the spotlight on remote working as a…

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UVS Relocates to New Burnley HQ

17.03.2020, 11:22 UVS Relocates to New Burnley HQ Global video wall and visual display solutions company Ultimate Visual Solutions (UVS) has relocated to a new HQ and demo facility in Burnley, Lancashire.     The company reports the new facility has already received a record number of visitors since its opening last month, who include…

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