PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct-view LED and professional TVs, unveiled its network state-of-the-art, fully interconnected “PPDS Studios” in Europe and North America. These studios provide customers and partners with access to its full suite of products and solutions, the company notes. With this, abundant opportunities exist both for more inspired co-creation with partners and for better-informed customer decision-making.
PPDS Studios have officially opened across Europe in Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Munich and Milan, as well as near Cheltenham, U.K. The studios are now also in Charlotte, N.C. The company has also planned additional PPDS Studios throughout 2023 and beyond. This move accelerates PPDS’ commitment to supporting partners. These include systems integrators, consultants, distributors and AV/IT designers/architects. Moreover, PPDS hopes to inspire end customers to bring their installation vision and aspirations to life.
Advantages of PPDS Studios
PPDS Studios are part of a significant investment. Thus, this initiative extends the company’s strategy to be available to customers wherever and whenever, in person and online. The studios also provide a suitable setting for teams to come together, to innovate and co-create fully tailored solutions within a convenient, multidisciplinary environment.
Managed by local PPDS teams, PPDS Studios are fully fitted and equipped to showcase PPDS’ extended range of dedicated Philips professional display products and solutions. These include third party hardware (such as Crestron, Logitech) and software partnerships (Intel, i3, GoBright). All solutions also support installations in all major verticals. These include dedicated solutions for hospitality, corporate, education, retail, food and beverage. They also comprise public spaces, transportation and broadcast, among others.
To help experience the full power and benefits of PPDS’ and its proven partners’ technologies and solutions, all Studios are connected. This then allows partners and customers to view and participate demonstrations and training in real time. For instance, customers can have seamless videocalling and content sharing between Paris and Munich. Or they can remotely manage a network of DVLED, digital signage and professional TVs from London. The U.K. Studio also features a space for proof of concepting. This is ideal for third-party partners, and ensures their products work seamlessly with Philips professional displays.
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Providing Fully Immersive Environments
In addition, PPDS Studios will be available as a high-end event space for partners, resellers and end customers. Here, they can use PPDS’ extensive range of solutions to create unique, fully immersive digital environments. As a result, it provides excellent communication and branding opportunities.
The studios also provide a convenient alternative for those not attending busy annual tradeshows and events, such as ISE and InfoComm. According to the company, they provide a quieter, more convenient and intimate setting to discover PPDS latest solutions.
Martijn van der Woude, VP of global marketing and business development, PPDS, comments, “At PPDS, we understand the value for our partners and customers to be able to come together to collaborate, discover and experience our extensive range of products and solutions for themselves. With our new multidiscipline PPDS Studios, partners and customers, whatever vertical they operate in, will have access to all the tools and information they require, in a single location. Coupled with our annual tradeshows and partner and end customer events, plus our continued engagement within local communities; the launch of PPDS Studios ensures we’re always available, wherever, whenever you need us.”
Ron Cottaar, Global Marketing Director, adds, “Together is where we make things happen. And together is where we have the best ideas. At PPDS we know that it’s through great teamwork and partnerships, not just within our own organization, but throughout the industry, that we will power evolution for our customers’ business vision. PPDS Studios are your space to come together with your customers to showcase your solutions.”
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