Philips Professional Display Solutions just announced its new range of Google and Crestron-Connected certified B-Line Ultra HD pro TVs for collaboration in meeting rooms, education settings and hospitality environments.
First unveiled in February during ISE 2020 in Amsterdam, the new B-Line range is one of Philips Professional Display Solutions’ most advanced and flexible pro TV lines to date, providing a wide range of benefits and dedicated features to suit multiple industries. Combining the latest UHD display technology, powered by Android and Google and Crestron-Connected, B-Line brings content-sharing and presentation capabilities to any meeting space — whether a large boardroom, huddle space or a classroom — while its content creation and scheduling tools make B-Line an addition to any food and beverage business.
Available in 50”, 58”, 70” and 75” models, and with a 65” option in development, the new B-Line series opens opportunities for businesses looking to improve and streamline their digital communications, with extensive dedicated features and functionalities inside an all-in-one, simple to manage solution.
Harnessing the power of Android P, Crestron Connected and with Chromecast built-in, content (in up to 4K) can be created and wirelessly shared from any BYOD device — including laptops, tablets, smartphones and/or a corporate server. Meanwhile, HDMI Hotplug detection caters for wired connections, with auto-switching between connected devices.
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Using the B-Line in business meetings is simple. Participants can use the embedded Chromecast function to wirelessly connect to the B-Line, allowing them to securely, seamlessly and instantly cast content, such as a presentation, from their device, directly onto the display. With more than 55 million unit sales, Google Chromecast is one of the world’s most popular streaming devices and the most universal solution for wireless presentation available on the market.
As well as being Crestron Connected, Extron and Neets IP control compatible, and with Crestron/Extron SXP drivers available, the B-Line features HDMI Hotplug detection — automatically finding and responding to a user’s actions so that they can connect their device via one of the HDMI inputs. The B-Line series is also aimed to help food and beverage organizations offer an enhanced solution for displaying content and communicating important messages to customers.
Running on the latest Android P software and with a TV tuner, B-Line displays provide instant access to a wide range of apps and services via Google Play. They can be upgraded as and when updates are released.
Whether one TV or a thousand across multiple locations, B-Line displays come readily equipped with PPDS’s end-to-end solution, CMND, giving IT managers and staff full remote management and control of all TVs, including what’s being displayed, troubleshooting and updates — all via a single, easy-to-use interface.
Scheduled or ad-hoc messaging can be created and displayed quickly, including ads for upcoming sporting and other events, changes to menus and important venue information.
B-Line features at a glance:
- Chromecast built-in for wireless presentation: Make meetings run faster and more smoothly with seamless wireless connectivity to the big screen from any Apple, Windows or Android device. Chromecast built-in enables instant casting of presentations and media from mobiles, laptops and tablets in up to 4K resolution. Its cost-effective, requires no extra hardware, and is secure for corporate use.
- Meeting room integration: Providing enterprise level connectivity, the Philips B-Line is Crestron Connected certified and compatible with both Extron and Neets systems. This enables content scheduling, settings management and the ability to switch each display on or off from a central location. Better still, it allows for fast, reliable, and secure wireless and wired content sharing from Apple, Windows, Android and Linux devices.
- Automatically switch between connected devices: Innovative HDMI Hotplug detection caters for wired connections, with auto switching between connected devices. Delivering smoother, faster and more focused team sessions with zero technical distractions.