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PPDS Adds Philips X-Line Videowall Range at InfoComm 2021

PPDS announced the availability of the Philips X-Line UHD videowall range in North America during a session at InfoComm 2021.

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PPDS Adds Philips X-Line Videowall Range at InfoComm 2021

PPDS unveils Philips X-Line Videowall. Image courtesy of PPDS.

PPDS announced the availability of the Philips X-Line UHD videowall range in North America during a session at InfoComm 2021.

The company revealed that the 49” and 55” Philips X-Line videowall range had been designed for 24/7 use and provides optimum performance in indoor environments such as retail, corporate, public venues, stadiums, and more.

According to the company, the videowall range automatically adjusted to changing lighting conditions, whether in natural indoor lighting or natural sunlight while its SmartPower technology helped reduced the running costs.

Bruce Wyrwitzke, director of Digital Signage at PPDS, highlighted that although several different videowall options were available in North America, 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,” said Wyrwitzke.

Installation of the Videowall

PPDS clarified that the videowall was running on the latest software and used Direct LED Backlight technology along with Philips X-Line’s high-resolution setup and Pure Color Pro technology for improved depths of black and high-brightness color levels. According to PPDS, this ensured quality viewing for detailed and complex content.

According to the company, its innovative Smart Insert technology and dedicated handles allowed for smooth installation and operation while the PPDS’ FailOver technology ensured that displays would remain active. By switching automatically between primary and secondary inputs, the content would keep playing even if the primary source went down.

Visual Performance and Lighting

PPDS stated that the Philips X-Line videowall contained a 3.5mm bezel that would provide a near seamless connectivity between panels and FHD (1920x1080p) resolution that offered native UHD on a 2×2 videowall to enhance clarity with 500cd/m2 brightness.

Additionally, the company informed that these videowall panels featured optional light sensors which, when combined with PPDS’ exclusive Pure Color Pro technology, delivered high luminance through custom color temperature settings. The displays would automatically adjust to maintain high image quality, precise white balance and accurate color consistency. Besides this, the displays also arrived equipped with optional ‘Human Motion’ sensors which monitored display power depending on room activity. According to PPDS, this feature would help companies reduce running costs and conserve energy.

“Natural light is a common enemy of any display,” emphasized 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.”

Control System and Functionality

PPDS ensured that the Philips X-Line videowall range, like other displays in the product portfolio, was 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. The company expanded that CNMD was designed to put the end-user in control by facilitating a fast and simple platform for content creation, advanced system connectivity, and pro-grade deployment through an easy-to-use interface.

With this platform, PPDS said that users would be 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. Additionally, its drag-and-drop interface allowed for easier content publication.

The company further added that Philips X-Line customers could 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, thus removing the need for 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.”