Philips Redesigns the EL Series Digital Signage Displays

single_el_about-0413Redesigned from the inside out, the new Philips EL Series of LED edge-lit LCD panels includes some unique features. One, called Failover, allows the sign to keep playing digital signage content even if the network fails because it’s smart enough to automatically kick in when the primary input fails and switch to a different one. Simply select a primary input connection (e.g., primary = DisplayPort) and a Failover input connection (e.g., Failover = HDMI, DVI, VGA) and you’re ready.

Another, called SmartControl, allows you to set the video input, modify the color settings, set the display’s ID when creating video walls and even diagnose each display’s status, giving you all the power you need to manage your displays from one central location. And, one called Advance IR Control, allows for both IR loop-through via RS232 connection and IR pass-through, giving integrators the ability to control an entire installation of displays plus hidden media players via a remote control. This means you don’t have to dismantle a signage installation to access hidden media players and mounted displays.

The new EL series comes in 32″, 42″, 46″, 55″ and 65″ sizes. All are 1920×1080 resolution and range in brightness from 360 nits to 500 nits. They offer VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort and component video inputs as well as have IR, network and RS232 control. In addition, a USB port allows for content to be played on the fly.

Here are all the specs: