Philips Digital Signage Announces Network of PPDS Studios
PPDS (aka: Philips digital signage) has unveiled its new network of interconnected “PPDS Studios” in Europe and North America, providing customers and partners with access to its full suite of products and solutions for more inspired co-creation with partners and the opportunity for better-informed decisions for customers.
Accelerating PPDS’ commitment to supporting partners (including system integrators, consultants, distributors, AV/IT designers/architects), and inspiring end customers to bring their installation vision and aspirations to life, PPDS Studios have officially been opened across Europe in Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Munich, Milan, and near Cheltenham in the U.K., and in Charlotte, N.C. The company says more PPDS Studios are planned throughout 2023 and beyond.
Managed by local PPDS teams, PPDS Studios are “fully fitted and equipped to showcase PPDS’ extended range of dedicated Philips professional display products and solutions” — including third-party hardware (such as Crestron, Logitech) and software partnerships (Intel, i3, GoBright) – supporting installations in all major verticals. These include dedicated solutions for hospitality, corporate, education, retail, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation and broadcast, among others.
To help experience the full power and benefits of PPDS’ and its proven partners’ technologies and solutions, all Studios are connected, allowing partners and customers to view and participate in demonstrations and training in real-time, whether via video calling and content sharing between Paris and Munich, or remotely managing a network of dvLED, digital signage and professional TVs from London. The UK Studio also features a space for proof of concepting, perfect for third-party partners, ensuring their products work seamlessly with Philips professional displays.
In addition, PPDS Studios will be available as a high-end event space for partners, resellers and end customers, using PPDS’ range of solutions to create unique, fully immersive digital environments, providing excellent communication and branding opportunities.
The studios also provide a convenient alternative for those not wishing, able, or comfortable in attending busy annual trade shows and events, such as ISE and InfoComm, providing a quieter, more convenient and intimate setting to discover the latest and greatest solutions from PPDS.
Martijn van der Woude, VP global marketing and business development at PPDS, commented: “At PPDS, we understand the value for our partners and customers to be able to come together to collaborate, discover and experience our extensive range of products and solutions for themselves. With our new multidiscipline PPDS Studios, partners and customers – whatever vertical they operate in – will have access to all the tools and information they require, in a single location. Coupled with our annual trade shows and partner and end customer events, plus our continued engagement within local communities, the launch of PPDS Studios ensures we’re always available, wherever, whenever you need us.”
Ron Cottaar, global marketing director, added: “Together is where we make things happen. And together is where we have the best ideas. At PPDS we know that it’s through great teamwork and partnerships, not just within our own organization, but throughout the industry, that we will power evolution for our customers’ business vision. PPDS Studios are your space to come together with your customers to showcase your solutions.”