PPDS, exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, announced a strategic partnership with AV service platform provider, Userful. Launched in its Asia Pacific region at InfoComm Asia, the partnership will see selected Philips digital signage and DVLED solutions becoming officially certified for use on the Userful Infinity Platform for mission-critical environments.
According to a statement, this collaboration with Userful, a multi-national software provider, further extends PPDS’ commitment to delivering ‘total solutions’ to its customers in Asia Pacific and around the globe. The Infinity Platform provides enterprise AV/IT teams with a comprehensive, fully integrated and highly secure digital signage solution. It thus delivers flexible management and advanced situational awareness of all AV applications on a single screen. Per the company, the platform is designed exclusively for mission-critical environments.
With more than 1,000-plus companies from over 100 countries using the platform — including Deloitte, NASA, Ford and Hilton — the partnership runs deep into the technology. Here, Userful’s ‘uClient’ application sits directly in PPDS’ range of Philips professional displays with Android SoC. This then eliminates the need for additional hardware or cabling. At the same time, it ensures seamless integration and end-to-end interoperability of displays (and other solutions) running on the Infinity digital ecosystem.
A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
According to a statement, the AV/IT enterprise customers/administrators will also benefit from Userful’s Signage Plus license. Here, users receive a scalable and cost-effective content delivery network (CDN) to distribute media content efficiently on multiple and single displays.
Julian Lim, sales director SEA at PPDS, comments, “We are delighted to have partnered with Userful to bring even more value and choice to our growing range of customers here in Asia Pacific. Today, there is an increasing synergy between AV products in IT environments. And the Infinity Platform is an ideal solution to bring those worlds together in a simple and efficient way. Enabling our Philips professional displays with Userful’s Infinity Platform provides IT departments and AV departments with a hybrid solution for their needs, whether they want to deploy on premise, in data centres or from the cloud. Userful’s Infinity Platform provides unparalleled flexibility for Philips visual endpoints.”
Robert Huijsmans, COO at Userful adds, “We are excited to partner with PPDS, certifying Philips professional displays to offer customers even more powerful, versatile and flexible deployments of AV solutions. The integration of our Infinity Platform with these Philips displays provides customers with unparalleled flexibility and control over their AV solutions, whether these are digital signage applications, data dashboards, huddle rooms, conference spaces or control rooms.”
The companies announced and demonstrated the partnership at the Philips booth at InfoComm Asia 2023.
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