PPDS confirmed its partnership with Logitech to bring video conferencing quality and other capabilities to its next-generation Philips Corporate and Education displays and other selected digital signage/pro TVs.
The company revealed at InfoComm that the partnership arose to address the evolving needs in video and audio conferencing for business and education customers, whether on-site or remotely.
According to PPDS, video conferencing has become a preferred way to communicate with peers, partners, customers and within education (hybrid, in-person, and distance learning) with many businesses adopting a video-first culture to help energize and empower their workforce. While the market was already thriving pre-pandemic (valued at more than €4.8 billion, with forecast growth topping €9.2 billion by 2027), PPDS acknowledged that the role and need for reliable, high-quality, professional video conferencing solutions has only increased in the current global situations.
Tim de Ruiter, the international business manager at PPDS, said, “We are thrilled to have partnered with Logitech, adding even more incredible quality to our range of dedicated Philips professional displays for the corporate and education markets.”
PPDS and Logitech said that they plan to bring plug-and-play connectivity, validated compatibility, and seamless integration between a range of collaboration-inspired Philips professional displays for corporate and education settings and a range of Logitech products. For corporate environments, these include the Crestron Connected certified, Windows or Android powered, UHD Philips C-Line interactive range, the Crestron Connected, Extron and Neets compatible, and Chromecast built-in Philips B-Line range for smaller meeting rooms and huddle spaces.
In the education sector, the partnership will provide a range of Logitech solutions to connect seamlessly with PPDS’ multi-touch, 4K Philips T-Line range for smarter and more engaging in-class or hybrid learning experiences. With Logitech products (including the Brio, Rally Bar Mini, Rally Bar and Rally Plus), the companies hope to integrate one-touch, seamless connection on a solution that works for the users, including GoTo, Microsoft, Zoom, Pexip and RingCentral.
Logitech’s Global Alliance & Go-to-Market Manager Angie Mayo concluded that video has become a must-have collaboration tool in any workspace.
“Our customers are looking for high quality, flexible solutions that are easy to deploy at scale. We are very excited to partner with PPDS to combine Logitech’s family of products with the wide range of Philips professional displays to easily video-enable every meeting space of any size,” added Mayo.