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Unplug and play: PPDS unveils world’s most energy efficient digital signage series at ISE 2023

PPDS Philips Tableaux

No plug? No problem: Introducing a brand new product category, PPDS becomes the first leading display manufacturer in the world to deliver full size and full colour ePaper digital signage displays to market, each capable of providing vivid 24/7 content while running on zero power.

Amsterdam, January 2023 – PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays and solutions, is excited to announce the launch of a new game-changing and industry-advancing range of full size and full colour ‘zero power’ Philips Tableaux advanced colour ePaper (ACeP) signage displays. Each is capable of delivering 24/7 vivid content, while running entirely unplugged and without using a single kilowatt of electricity.

Unveiled on Philips booth (3P600) in Barcelona, these ground-breaking Philips Tableaux displays from PPDS mark the introduction of a brand new product category into its ever-evolving portfolio of professional displays, (including digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TVs).

Part of a relentless focus and deepening commitment to bringing high impact, highly sustainable and more eco-friendly solutions to market, the new Tableaux displays from PPDS are the world’s first 60,000 colour (including blue) ePaper signage solutions launched by a leading display manufacturer. Designed to deliver an array of exciting new opportunities – including cost and energy savings – for customers operating in a variety of verticals, such as retail, corporate, public spaces, and transportation.

Stretching the boundaries of possibility
Available in 25” 16:9, and 28” 32:9 stretched variants at launch, Philips Tableaux displays are an ideal energy saving solution for businesses across the sectors looking to digitise their paper-based signage delivering messaging such as store opening hours, timetables, and menus, or promotions and offers, or for those looking to swap out their current digital models (where features may far exceed day-to-day requirements, adding unnecessary running costs) with colourful, power-free, easily updatable Android SoC displays.

Perfect for any environment, including in spaces with limited or no access to power sources, the Tableaux
range will show content without even being plugged in or using power at all. Light enough to be moved around easily when required, the displays only require connection to an electricity source when content is being updated, and immediately revert to zero power upon completion. Content updates can be managed manually, or entirely remotely using PPDS’ in-house or third-party professional display control and management platforms. The Philips Tableaux Series will also soon be compatible with the evolutionary PPDS Wave cloud-based fleet management platform, designed and built exclusively for Philips professional displays.

No plug, no problem
PPDS has already received significant interest and orders from around the world, including for customers in the retail, corporate, hospitality, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation and healthcare sectors, following a global pre-launch at its Global Access: Future Tech showcase ahead of ISE.

Further Philips Tableaux display sizes will be added in the coming months, with customers invited to learn more and to experience for themselves the current and future plans from PPDS on Philips stand 3P600 during ISE 2023.

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Martijn van der Woude, VP Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS commented: There are very many instances where digital signage is used only display still images, which may change only once a day, and sometimes even less. For these, you do not need a solution that offers a refresh rate of, for example 60fps, or to invest in a technology that far exceeds the capabilities required to achieve the desired impact. With the Philips Tableaux Series from PPDS, businesses can achieve their aims and ambitions at a fraction of the running cost, bringing immediate savings for themselves and for the environment.

“Sustainability is a top priority for many businesses. In a survey taken during our Global Access:Future Tech event, 68% of end customers said that it is business critical and 59% of Sis said the same. At PPDS, we feel it is our duty to lead the industry with this challenge, bringing products that deliver on energy and environmental savings, without compromising customers’ digital display objectives.”

PPDS’ commitment to sustainability has been cultivated over many years, and the company continues to embed this aspect as a key pillar in its strategy and future plans. Accelerating the topic of power savings into 2023 to address spiralling energy costs and to support businesses in achieving their sustainability and environmental goals and ambitions – including those set by local governments around the world – PPDS is taking a leadership role in developing technology to significantly reduce power consumption, carbon footprint, and resources used, without compromising the quality of performance for which Philips professional displays are known.

Franck Racape, VP Global Commercial at PPDS added: “At PPDS our mindset is to listen to the market and lead from the front in delivering the solutions customers need, when they need them. Sustainability and energy consumption are both becoming an increasing part of the conversation and this is something we have focused heavily on in the past 12 to 18 months.

“Today, here at ISE 2023, the latest examples of that strategy are on display, and we’re delighted to be the first leading display manufacturer in the global market to introduce these full sized, full colour Tableaux displays. These provide incredible opportunities, allowing businesses to digitise their business communications and messaging in ways they never thought possible. The Tableaux Series is the perfect, complementary solution to our wider range of incredible Philips professional displays, providing customers with a full portfolio of choice and opportunity to fit their everyday – and extraordinary – needs.

Martijn van der Woude concluded: “We have already been overwhelmed by the interest of our Tableaux displays ahead of ISE 2023. This display is a game changer for our customers and the wider AV
industry…presenting results that speak for themselves. We look forward to welcoming you to our booth 3P600 in Barcelona so you can see and experience them for yourselves.”

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