Philips returns to InfoComm2012 with new lines of innovative products that are integrator focused and provide simplified solutions for the ProAV industry. Showcasing the latest in display technology with the world’s first integrated DIRECTV, Glasses-Free 3D, Interactive Touch, large screen LCD and LED HD commercial-grade displays. The Philips booth features new offerings from MMD, the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage Worldwide, and P&F USA, the exclusive licensee for Philips Hospitality in North America.
“We are excited to be back at InfoComm and unveiling our new line of products for integrators looking to expand their solutions in the ProAV industry,” said Craig Rathbun, Sales and Marketing Director for MMD North America, exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage Worldwide. “From our large-format touch screens to integrated OPS PC displays, this line up shows that we are truly committed to providing solutions our customers need.”
Glasses-Free 3D Conversion
Taking Glasses-Free 3D to a whole new level, Philips Commercial Signage introduces a new range of Glasses-Free 3D displays with built-in Real-Time Glasses-Free 3D conversion software. These new 23″, 42” and 55” commercial displays easily convert both 3D Stereo and 2D content into Glasses-Free 3D content in real-time. Without having to rely on specially prepared content, customers now have the freedom in to choose whatever content they want to show in Glasses-Free 3D. These displays offer a brilliant Glasses-Free 3D picture from multiple viewing angles, ranging from 5 to 28 view points ensuring everyone gets the full 3D experience. The new line of Glasses-Free 3D displays will be available globally in mid-June.
Home Entertainment in the Hotel
With Philips’ new X-Cite series, guests can now have the same DIRECTV entertainment viewing experience they are accustomed to at home. With DIRECTV, P&F is the first hotel television provider to offer the DIRECTV Residential Experience (DRE) as an integrated solution for hotels. Guests will now be able to easily find what they want to watch and have unprecedented access to more than 100 high definition channels since the DRE solution includes the same program guide and channels they are already familiar with. According to hotel customer surveys, nearly 9 out of 10 hotel guests prefer the DIRECTV viewing experience over any other.† This new line of televisions will begin entertaining guests in hotels nationwide beginning this summer.
“The relationship with DIRECTV further simplifies how hotels offer high-definition and the residential experience by eliminating the need of a separate set-top box, by incorporating all components conveniently into the set,” said Todd Richardson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for P&F, exclusive licensee for Philips Hospitality in North America. Philips Hospitality is about Sense and Simplicity, making entertainment an intuitive, turnkey experience not only for the hotel guest but also for the hotelier.”
Simplicity Through Touch
The new Philips Touch Series consists of ten different products developed for the Retail, Quick Service Restaurant, Hospitality, Healthcare and Transportation industries. Available in 32, 42, 46, 55 and 65 inches, these sets deliver 24/7 commercial-grade reliability.
The new Philips Touch Series comes in two different touch technologies, Optical Sensing Dual-Touch and Infrared Sensing Multi-Touch. The Optical Sensing Dual-Touch system allows for 2 simultaneous touch points at the same time. This technology is ideal for digital signage implementations in point-of-sale, restaurant, and kiosks. The Infrared Sensing Multi-Touch technology allows for multiple simultaneous touch points at the same time. This technology is ideal for large screen digital signage implementations in the boardroom, retail environments, and public information kiosks. For larger digital signage implementations, users have the ability to scale their touch needs through multiple video wall touch systems. The new Philips Touch Series is capable of 92 inches and larger video wall/table touch configurations.
Signage Displays with integrated OPS
The new Philips OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) enabled displays consist of nine different products developed for the digital signage industry. Available in 42, 46, and 55 inches, each model comes in Non-Touch, Dual-Touch, and Multi-Touch builds to meet a variety digital signage solutions. By adding an OPS PC, users can deploy systems faster and in higher volumes, while lowering costs for implementation. The OPS PC modules themselves require no optional connections, simply insert the module and begin using the functions. Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) is an industry standard interface developed by Intel® that allows users to insert an internal PC into a Philips digital signage display.
Solutions that Make Sense
Philips Simple Signage Solution range offers an all-in-one digital signage solution at an affordable cost developed for integrators, targeted for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMBs). Available in a variety of options, each solution comes equipped with a certified wall mount, media player, software platform and a Philips commercial-grade display. With Philips vertical approach to digital signage, every bundle is developed to meet the business needs of SMBs in Retail, Quick Service Restaurants, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Transportation industries. Philips Simple Signage Solutions offer an all-in-one digital signage solution at an affordable cost.
Sleek Design, Upgradable Technology
Delivering on customers desire for simple, integrated entertainment solution without restrictions, the new Advantage Series of televisions for the hospitality and commercial markets offers customizable features at an affordable price. Offering sizes from 40, 46 and 55 inches, this series delivers the ultimate viewing experience through best in class video processing, sound, design and is easily upgradable to meet the customer’s changing needs. The Advantage Series offers key commercial features such as volume limitation, cloning ability, seamless integration with a set-top box and a commercial warranty and service plan. The sleek design and rotating Smart Stand ensures the TV will blend into any décor.
Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Hospitality group will be showcasing these new products and many more at InfoComm in booth C5853.
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Philips Hospitality TV Contact
lwoods [at] redmedia.biz
Philips Commercial Signage Contact
MMD Multimedia Displays
angad.chera-mmd [at] epius.com
MMD is a subsidiary of TPV Technology Limited and is the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Monitors worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD operates internationally with its North American headquarters in Atlanta. Through its network of local sales agents MMD works with several IT distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development centers are located in Taiwan and Amsterdam.
For more information on the MMD Multimedia Displays, please visit www.mmd-p.com or contact us directly at us.sales [at] mmd-p.com.
P&F is a subsidiary of the Funai Electric Co., LTD, Inc. and is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theater and Philips Hospitality in North America. Funai Electric Co., Ltd., established in 1961, is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and is listed in the Tokyo Securities Exchange First Section (6839). In addition to the consumer electronic product brands sold by FUNAI Corporation and the products sold by other FUNAI sales and marketing companies in Asia, Europe, and South America, Funai Electric Company, Ltd. is a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier for appliance, consumer electronics, computer, and computer peripheral companies on a global basis.
For more information on the Funai group, please visit www.funaiworld.com.