PPDS Partners With Grassfish to Improve Digital Displays for Retailers

PPDS&GrassfishPPDS has announced a partnership with Grassfish, Europe’s leading In-store Experience Management platform provider, to deliver a range of experience-enhancing features and opportunities for retailers on Philips Tableaux ePaper displays.

The solution sees the ‘zero power’ Philips Tableaux Series join other Philips Android SoC retail signage displays from PPDS in becoming fully compatible and certified to run using the Grassfish IXM platform. The solution adds new capabilities and opportunities for retailers – including cost and energy savings. An installation at a major international airport is already underway, with more details to be announced shortly.

Outstanding experiences
PPDS and Grassfish are strategically aligned in their efforts to deliver “outstanding experiences” for retail customers using the power of digital displays, while at the same time creating more sustainable and eco-friendly environments – for which the Philips Tableaux is a display pioneer, according to PPDS.

Roland Grassberger, global head of IXM Platform at Grassfish, commented: “High stability and green capabilities are both musts for future-orientated projects. This is something we as a business demand from ourselves and our partners. PPDS has demonstrated its commitment not only to leading sustainability for the industry but to delivering solutions that can make a difference for retailers and their customers. We’re very happy to have certified the Philips Tableaux for use on our platform, delivering more impactful and sustainable opportunities to new and existing customers around the world.”

Commenting on this latest solution for the Philips Tableaux range, Tim de Ruiter, global business development and partnerships director at PPDS, added: “We’re thrilled that our Philips Tableaux Series has been approved to integrate with the Grassfish platform seamlessly. PPDS is committed to supporting the retail channel, bringing innovative hardware and dedicated software solutions to market that make a difference and fill the gaps where other solutions may be either unsuitable or not cost-effective.”

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He continued: “The Philips Tableaux Series has truly caught the imagination of the retail market, and approval with Grassfish is another major step forward in our ambitions. We’re excited about the opportunities ahead, delivering new digital content opportunities and, equally, helping businesses further enhance their climate credentials.”

Sustainable solutions
Launched in EMEA at ISE 2023, in Asia Pacific at InfoComm Asia and in North America at InfoComm 2023, PPDS says Philips Tableaux ePaper displays have opened an “exciting new era” of digital signage, with the series delivering full-size, full-color, energy-efficient and eco-friendly opportunities. Now a multi-award-winning solution – the first of its kind brought to market by a leading display manufacturer, according to PPDS – Tableaux displays deliver content while running unplugged, use zero power (24/7 indefinitely) between content updates and use low power – just 0.0025 kWh – to change the image.

For context, making one cup of coffee in a typical espresso machine uses the same amount of energy as 17 image changes on the Tableaux, and using a laptop for eight hours equates to 208 image changes.

Revolutionizing retail
Grassberger concluded: “Through the power of Grassfish IXM, Philips Tableaux displays can now be effortlessly connected to digital ecosystems, including Product Information Management (PIM), Digital Asset Management (DAM), and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). This synergy enables the creation of next level, dynamic and personalized in-store brand journeys, while also reducing a store’s power consumption for a more sustainable retail digital experience.

“What is more, Philips Tableaux can now be seamlessly used alongside DOOH and SSP networks, leveraging the full potential of both technologies and enabling businesses to extend their reach and impact through unified advertising campaigns.”