PPDS’ Eco-Friendly Philips Signage 3000 Series QE-Line Delivers 4K Performance at Half the Power

Published: November 17, 2023
Photo courtesy of PPDS.

PPDS launched the new Philips Signage 3000 EcoDesign Series QE-Line, which delivers 4K UHD video and picture performance while running on half the power compared to other models, says the company. PPDS, is of course, the exclusive global provider of Philips Professional Displays and complementary solutions.

With PPDS continuing to rollout hardware and software solutions into 2024, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign is configurable to meet the needs of any environment with no additional hardware necessary. PPDS says this new product marks another major technology milestone for the company (and the AV industry) for the development and delivery of highly sustainable and energy efficient professional displays for the global market.

Available now in 50-, 55- and 65-inch variants, the portrait or landscape mountable Philips Signage 3000 EcoDesign Series complements the unique features and benefits enjoyed on the Philips Signage 3000 Q-Line Series — installed around the world in schools, retail stores, hotels, cinemas, TV studios, corporate offices, among others — redesigned, remodeled and repackaged using PPDS’ new Eco Design methodology, for seemingly impossible energy efficiencies and reduced waste.

Manufactured with the environment in mind, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign consumes up to 50% less power versus comparable models, while continuing to offer 4K Ultra HD visual performance via a powerful 350 cd/m2 LED display.

Martijn van der Woude, head of global marketing and business development at PPDS, says, “At PPDS we take a circular approach to business, creating products that are more sustainable and energy efficient from the moment they are conceived, through the manufacturing process, their delivery and installation, all the way to the end of their extended first life – and beyond.”

He continues, “We continue to work hard to develop new technology, and new manufacturing processes with improved logistics, to help our customers effortlessly make the transition into creating more sustainable business and learning environments. With the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign display businesses will benefit from instant environmental and cost benefits, while ensuring content always remains the center of attention, whatever environment it’s in.”

The EcoDesign Package

Available now, and set to go on display at ISE 2024, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign has already been awarded the EPEAT Silver Climate+ Ecolabel, the company states. This measures the social and environmental impacts of products from extraction to end-of-life, certifying that it has met 100% of the Climate Criteria plus at least 50% of the existing optional criteria. It has also received among the industry’s lowest energy label ratings for a high-impact professional display, with EU Energy Label E rating on the 50-inch model, and D rating label on the 55-inch and 65-inch models.

4K Philips QE-Line 3000 digital signage series with ‘EcoDesign’ in corporate lobby space

Photo courtesy of PPDS.

Per a statement, the EU energy labelling system has been a key driver in helping consumers choose products that are more energy efficient. At the same time, it encourages manufacturers to drive innovation by using more energy efficient technologies.

The Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign also benefits from PPDS’ strategy to significantly reduce wastage — including plastic — from its packaging, the company adds. Here, the Series is delivered in 100% recycled and recyclable materials. All plastic bags (including those for individual accessories and components in the box) have now been removed. Additionally, the use of polystyrene has been replaced with cushioning made using recycled paper.

Robert Hsu, VP global product strategy at PPDS, says, “It’s estimated the world is losing 10 million hectares of forest each year due to deforestation.** According to the United Nations, there are about 400 million tons of plastic waste produced every day, with around eight million pieces of plastic making their way into our oceans every 24 hours. That is simply not acceptable, and it is vital that companies like us remain committed to helping reduce that unacceptable statistic, and to make a difference for generations to come.”

Hsu adds, “Packaging is a small yet significant step that we can all get behind. I am proud of what we as a business have achieved so far, and the culmination of that work, together with outstanding quality, is evident with the new Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign display.”

Device Management 

The Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign comes with an extensive range of out-of-the-box features and capabilities for more flexible, tailorable installations.

Mirroring other models, such as the Philips Signage 3000 Series Q-Line, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign is equipped with a quad-core chipset ensuring smooth running and consistent performance. It joins PPDS’ growing Android SoC family of displays, the company reveals. It can be managed manually or entirely remotely, using third-party software or PPDS’ range of in-house solutions.

This now includes PPDS Wave, the company’s secure cloud ecosystem, providing remote device management and content control for Philips Professional Display fleets of any size and in any location. Adding further sustainability opportunities, Wave can proactively monitor and address issues, even before they occur. It also optimizes performance and manages power schedules, screen brightness and energy consumption of each display, says PPDS.

With Android 10, the Signage 3650 EcoDesign is equipped to extend into the future, with regular updates able to be added – either manually, or remotely via PPDS Wave.

Content Control – Never a Dull Moment

4K Philips QE-Line 3000 digital signage series with ‘EcoDesign’ in education space

Photo courtesy of PPDS.

In the unlikely event of a content disruption, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign also comes equipped with PPDS’ ‘FailOver’ technology, ensuring the display never goes blank, switching automatically to the secondary input if the primary source becomes unavailable.

With SmartPlayer, content (video, static images, audio) can be saved onto a USB or microSD card plugged directly into the display, while the integrated media player allows for playlists to be easily created and scheduled via the intuitive on-screen menu, ensuring the display remains active and opportunities are never missed.

Completing the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign’s versatility, the displays also come with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wifi ready via an optional CRD22 module, with HDMI, DVI, VGA, RS232, RJ45 and USB connectors ensuring all eventualities and needs are covered.

Bart Wouters, international product manager at PPDS, says the new Philips Signage 3000 EcoDesign Series is one of the most powerful and sustainable digital signage displays in the current marketplace. “Our R&D teams have worked extremely hard, breaking down new technological challenges, to bring all the latest features, as well as advanced environment and energy-saving features, to this product. The result is a display that comes without compromising on quality and without the running costs customers have come to accept,” he says.

Per the company, the new Philips Signage 3000 EcoDesign SeriesMake will be on display at the Philips stand 3P500 at ISE.

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