PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips Professional Displays and complementary solutions, has announced the latest evolution of its multi-award-winning ePaper signage range, with the launch of the new 32” (16:9) Philips Tableaux 5150I for hotel and other hospitality environments.
Extending PPDS’ global strategy and commitment to bringing high-impact, more sustainable, energy-conscious solutions to market, the new 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I signals a breakthrough in technology for larger form factor full-colour ePaper displays, with PPDS once again at the forefront of innovation for this rapidly growing market, forecast to be worth almost $43.2 billion by 2030.
PPDS opened a new era of display technology during ISE 2023 (Jan 31-3 Feb), becoming the world’s first leading display manufacturer to introduce a full-size and full-colour digital signage display into the market, with the debut of its 25” Philips Tableaux.
Widely hailed as the world’s most energy-efficient digital signage offering – and the ideal energy-saving solution for hotels looking to digitise their paper-based signage while also enhancing their sustainability credentials –Philips Tableaux captured the attention and imaginations of event attendees, partners, and customers around the world, thanks to its unique capabilities providing vivid 24/7 content while unplugged and entirely power-free.
The new 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I takes PPDS’ ePaper portfolio to the next level, whether used as a standalone solution – such as in a bar, café, or restaurant – or as part of a fleet of displays across multiple hotel locations around the world.
Martijn van der Woude, VP of Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS, commented: “At ISE 2023 we changed the game for digital signage with the introduction of our zero power consumption 25” Philips Tableaux Series.”
“Philips Tableaux ePaper displays offer a more sustainable solution that eliminates the need for paper consumption and waste, and the effects these would have on the environment. For 2024, we are leading the market once again with our new 32” model, bringing next-generation ePaper technology forward. We can’t wait for you to see it.”
Responding to market feedback and working closely with long-term Philips Professional Displays R&D partner, E Ink – the originator, pioneer, and global commercial leader in ePaper technology – the new 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I brings all the great benefits enjoyed on the 25” Philips Tableaux, together with additional features.
As part of an unrivalled working relationship, backed by an inherent desire by both companies to lead from the front at all times, the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I becomes the world’s first signage display confirmed to run on E Ink’s ‘revolutionary’ and highly anticipated E Ink Spectra 6 colour platform.
Tailored for use on the Philips Tableaux – incorporating PPDS’ small bezels – the E Ink Spectra 6 31.5” platform delivers previously unachievable colour performance, using enhanced colour algorithms to provide a true print quality replacement for any paper sign on the 2560 x 1440, 16:9 digital display.
Andrea Barbuti, Global Product Manager at PPDS, commented: “When seeing the Philips Tableaux 5150I in action, it is almost impossible to comprehend that you’re looking at a digital display and not a poster.
“Portrait or landscape mountable, the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I is a perfect replacement for any paper-based communication – from posters, menus, in-store advertising and promotions, wayfinding, and timetables through to store opening hours. The opportunities are endless.”
As the latest member of PPDS’ ever-growing Android SoC family, the 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I Series can be managed manually, or remotely using third party or PPDS’ in house software. This includes PPDS Wave - the company’s exclusive secure cloud platform, providing advanced and effortless remote device management capabilities for Android SoC Philips Professional Display fleets of any size and in any location.
As on the 25” Philips Tableaux Series, the new 32” 5150I model can display static imagery without drawing on any energy source, only requiring super low power input when content is being updated.
For fixed installations, and in environments where regular image changes are required, the Philips Tableaux 5150I features Power over Ethernet (PoE), ensuring both power and connectivity for remote management.
With 16GB of internal memory and 2GB RAM, content can just as easily be updated via the USB, micro USB, Micro SD, LAN and WiFi 5 by simply plugging the Philips Tableaux 5150I into a nearby power source.
Details on availability and pricing will be announced in early 2024, with demonstrations due to take place throughout ISE in Barcelona and InfoComm in Las Vegas next year.
Robert Hsu, VP Global Product Strategy at PPDS, commented: “Our new 32” Philips Tableaux 5150I represents far more than simply an upgrade in size. This is a technological breakthrough. Whether used as a standalone display, together with our 25” models, or as part of a wider network of professional displays, Philips Tableaux is delivering some incredible new opportunities for almost any business. We have already seen Philips Tableaux installed into a myriad of wonderful environments, surpassing even our imaginations, and with this new 32” model we expect this to accelerate further.”
“We are excited PPDS has adopted our full colour E Ink Spectra 6 for their new Tableaux 5150I Series and will be the first to implement our new 31.5” module,” said Johnson Lee, CEO of E Ink. “E Ink is committed to working with partners like PPDS to create sustainable signage that delivers the benefits of digital content with the aesthetic of print quality, while being incredibly power efficient.”
Martijn van der Woude concluded: “As a business driven by teamwork, at PPDS we truly value our partnership with E Ink and we are delighted to continue leading the ePaper signage market forward with their groundbreaking technology. The reaction to the launch of our Philips Tableaux has been huge – well beyond our expectations. With today’s 32” announcement, and with PPDS becoming the first to confirm an ePaper display on the E Ink Spectra 6 platform, we fully expect that trend to continue.”
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