PPDS Unveils ‘Zero Power’ Tableaux Series

Published: February 15, 2023

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays and solutions, has launched a new range of full-size and full-color ‘zero power’ Philips Tableaux advanced colour ePaper (ACeP) signage displays. Each can deliver 24/7 vivid content, while running entirely unplugged. Moreover, it does so without using a single kilowatt of electricity.

These Philips Tableaux displays mark the introduction of a brand new product category into its ever-evolving portfolio of professional displays, says PPDS. This includes digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TVs.

The new series are thus part of a relentless focus and deepening commitment to bringing high impact, highly sustainable and more eco-friendly solutions to market. According to PPDS, the new Tableaux displays from PPDS are the world’s first 60,000 colour (including blue) ePaper signage solutions. It aims to deliver an array of new opportunities – including cost and energy savings – for customers operating in a variety of verticals. These verticals comprise retail, corporate, hospitality, public spaces and transportation.

Energy-Efficient Solution

Available in 25 inches and 16:9 format, as well as 28 inches and 32:9 stretched variants at launch, Philips Tableaux displays are a suitable energy-saving solution for businesses across sectors looking to digitize their paper-based signage offerings. Some examples include store opening hours, timetables, and menus or promotions and offers. The series is also suitable for those looking to swap out current digital models (where features may far exceed day-to-day requirements, adding unnecessary running costs) with colorful, power-free, easily updatable Android SoC displays.

PPDS adds that the Tableaux range is ideal for any environment, including in spaces with limited or no access to power sources. Moreover, it will show content without even being plugged in or using power at all. It is also light enough so users can move it around easily when required. In addition, the displays only require connection to an electricity source when content is being updated. They then immediately revert to zero power upon completion.

Users can manage content updates manually, or entirely remotely. To do so, they can use PPDS’ in-house or third-party professional display control and management platforms. The Philips Tableaux Series will also soon be compatible with the PPDS Wave cloud-based fleet management platform, designed and built exclusively for Philips professional displays.

Cost-Saving Benefits

PPDS states that it has already received significant interest and orders from around the world. It now has attention of customers in the retail, corporate, hospitality, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation and healthcare sectors, following a global pre-launch at its Global Access: Future Tech showcase ahead of ISE 2023. The company adds that it will release further Philips Tableaux display sizes in the coming months for customers.

Martijn van der Woude, VP of global marketing and business development at PPDS comments on the Tableaux series. He notes, “There are very many instances where digital signage is used only display still images, which may change only once a day, and sometimes even less. For these, you do not need a solution that offers a refresh rate of 60fps or invest in a technology that far exceeds the capabilities required to achieve the desired impact. With the Philips Tableaux Series from PPDS, businesses can achieve their aims and ambitions at a fraction of the running cost; bringing immediate savings for themselves and for the environment.

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He continues, “Sustainability is a top priority for many businesses….At PPDS, we feel it is our duty to lead the industry with this challenge, bringing products that deliver on energy and environmental savings, without compromising customers’ digital-display objectives.”

Commitment to Sustainability

PPDS observes that it has cultivated its commitment to sustainability over many years.  And the company continues to embed this aspect as a key pillar in its strategy and future plans. PPDS states that it is taking a leadership role in developing technology to significantly reduce power consumption, carbon footprint and resources. At the same time, it aims to do so without compromising the quality of performance of its display solutions.

Franck Racape, VP of global commercial at PPDS adds, “At PPDS our mindset is to listen to the market and lead from the front in delivering the solutions customers need, when they need them. Sustainability and energy consumption are both becoming an increasing part of the conversation and this is something we have focused heavily on in the past 12 to 18 months.”

He then continues, “[The Tableaux series] provide incredible opportunities, allowing businesses to digitize their business communications and messaging in ways they never thought possible. [It] is the perfect, complementary solution to our wider range of incredible Philips professional displays; providing customers with a full portfolio of choice and opportunity to fit their everyday – and extraordinary – needs.”


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