Wednesday, December 1, 2021

PPDS reveals multifunctional X-Line video wall, offering adjustability based on sunlight

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, LED, and pro TV products, software and innovations, announced the availability of the Philips X-Line UHD videowall range in North America. 

Announced at InfoComm 21 in Orlando, Florida, the 49” and 55” Philips X-Line videowall range has been designed for 24/7 use and provides optimum performance in almost any indoor environment, automatically adjusting to changing lighting conditions, whether in natural indoor lighting or the full strength of natural sunlight.

Optimal performance / effortless installation

With Direct LED Backlight technology and running on the latest software, Philips X-Line’s high-resolution setup and Pure Colour Pro technology for depths of black and high-brightness color levels, ensures even the most detailed or complex content can be viewed with clarity, while its Smart Insert technology and dedicated handles make installation and maintenance effortless. With PPDS’ FailOver technology, displays will always remain active, switching automatically between primary and secondary inputs, ensuring that content keeps playing even if the primary source goes down.

Bruce Wyrwitzke, Director of Digital Signage at PPDS, said: “There are a vast number of different videowall options available in North America today, so it was important for PPDS to offer a solution that didn’t simply follow what’s already there. Our teams have dug deep into researching and understanding the historic pains and frustrations experienced in specific environments, where portraying the right image and displaying content clearly is vital. The Philips X-Line range addresses those issues and provides the tools to help companies present themselves in the very best light and ensure they always stand out, whether that’s in a retail store, a corporate office or somewhere else.”

Image courtesy of PPDS.
Uncompromised experience 

X-Line videowalls offer a seamless visual performance, with a 3.5mm bezel providing a near seamless connectivity between panels, and the FHD (1920x1080p) resolution, offering native UHD on a 2×2 videowall, to command attention, with clarity and 500 candela per square meter brightness. 

Natural light is a natural enemy to most displays, but not for Philips X-Line. 

These videowall panels feature optional “light sensors,” which, when combined with PPDS’ exclusive Pure Colour Pro technology, deliver higher luminance through custom color temperature settings. The displays will automatically adjust to maintain high image quality, precise white balance and accurate color consistency for an uncompromised experience. 

The displays can also come equipped with optional Human Motion sensors, which turns display power up and down, depending on room activity — perfect for companies seeking to reduce running costs and conserve energy. 

“Natural light is a common enemy of any display,” added Wyrwitzke. “Yes, you can adjust the settings throughout the day as the sun goes up and down, or when it’s particularly cloudy and gloomy but at PPDS we’d rather you just concentrate on what you do best and let our displays take care of the conditions, whether it’s natural or indoor light.”

The CMND platform

Consistent with other displays in the PPDS product portfolio, the X-Line videowall range comes equipped with vast levels of remote management controls, harnessing widely used standards for corporate environments, including PPDS’ exclusive and most up to date CMND platform.

Designed to put the end-user in control, CMND facilitates a fast and simple platform for content creation, advanced system connectivity and pro-grade deployment through an easy-to-use interface. 

Users are able to perform vital functions, whether on one or multiple displays, including controlling inputs and monitoring display status, resolving problems as and when they arise or performing important updates entirely remotely. Its drag-and-drop interface makes it simple to publish any content. 

Philips X-Line customers can also enjoy the processing power of Android, with an optional CRD50 module, which can be easily inserted into one of the OPS slots, containing all the connections needed — including power supply — and removing the need to add an Android module for each display.

Chris Colpaert, General Manager for EMEA, AP, and NA at PPDS, concluded: “These models are the perfect addition to our Philips X-Line range, which now covers the ideal videowall displays for either video content or even presentations — adding extra versatility for any team meetings. Bringing an additional layer to our displays with dedicated features, Philips X-Line is the latest example of PPDS bringing products to customers designed explicitly to meet vertically aligned requirements. At the right times, at competitive price points and with a wraparound service to meet their needs.”

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