PPDS has achieved TAA compliance status for an “evolving line of advanced, highly versatile and military-grade secure 4K UHD digital signage and video wall displays, now certified for use by the U.S. government.” Part of a continued investment, expansion and growth strategy in North America, TAA (Trade Act Agreement) compliance now permits the procurement of Philips professional displays for federal, state and local government institution projects and installations.
Created in 1979, TAA compliance requires products and goods considered for governmental use to be manufactured or substantially transformed in the US or in designated TAA countries*. Products for government use are available via selected commercial companies — such as distributors — with Federal Supply Schedule government contracts.
PPDS says the announcement follows sustained demand from PPDS’ US channel partners and includes the company’s Philips 4K D-Line digital signage and Philips X-Line video wall displays, which are now fully TAA compliant and immediately available. PPDS has identified education, homeland security, justice, commerce, transportation and energy among key executive departments where it can bring positive transformative change, working benefits and energy efficiency opportunities.
Designed for 24/7 usage, these displays are fully equipped to meet the unique and ever-evolving current and future mission-critical needs and requirements demanded within government, including high power performance, unrivaled reliability and military-grade security.
Seamlessly integrating onto an existing IT network, the displays can be fully configured and customized to suit any space, whether a vast and creative video wall in reception or a control room, innovative wayfinding displays in corridors, or highly collaborative and communicative solutions in offices, meeting rooms and cafeterias.
Additional Philips professional display products across the PPDS portfolio will be added in due course, which, coupled with solutions from PPDS’ evolving third-party partnerships (such as Crestron, Logitech and Intel) are set to provide the industry’s most complete suite of visual solutions to the U.S. Government, each with extensive customization, control and remote management (including central) capabilities.
In North America, PPDS recently became a fully-owned subsidiary of TPV, the world’s largest provider of LCD displays, as part of the company’s accelerated ‘hypergrowth’ strategy in the US market, of which government supply will play a key focus.
PPDS’ U.S. head office is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, with access to an unmatched global network of manufacturing facilities, strengths and resources, including priority access to core components and materials for manufacturing continuity, and end-to-end supply chain systems, enabling full control and monitoring of logistics streams.