#InfoComm12 Philips Digital Lineup Booth C5853

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

MMD, the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage Worldwide, and P&F USA, the exclusive licensee for Philips Hospitality in North America, have just launched a whole new line of products for integrators looking to expand their solutions in the ProAV industry.

Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Hospitality are debuting their innovations at InfoComm 2012 including:

  • America’s Integrated HD DirecTV;
  • Glasses-Free 3D Conversion;
  • 10 Interactive Touch Displays;
  • Nine Integrated OPS PC Displays;
  • Simple Signage Solution – and more.

Craig Rathbun, sales and marketing director for MMD North America, says, “From our large-format touch screens to integrated OPS PC displays, this line up shows that we are truly committed to providing solutions our customers need.”

Looking at the above-mentioned products in more detail:

With Philips’ new X-Cite series, hotel guests can now have the same DIRECTV entertainment viewing experience they are accustomed to at home. With DIRECTV, P&F is the first hotel television provider to offer the DIRECTV Residential Experience as an integrated solution for hotels. Guests will now be able to easily find what they want to watch and have unprecedented access to more than 100 high definition channels since the DRE solution includes the same program guide and channels with which they are already familiar. This new line of televisions will begin entertaining guests in hotels across the U.S. beginning this summer.

The new range of Glasses-Free 3D displays with built-in Real-Time Glasses-Free 3D conversion software includes both 42” and 55” commercial displays that easily convert both 3D Stereo and 2D content into Glasses-Free 3D content in real-time. Without having to rely on specially prepared content, customers now have the freedom in to choose whatever content they want to show in Glasses-Free 3D. These displays offer a brilliant Glasses-Free 3D picture from multiple viewing angles, ranging from 5 to 28 view points ensuring everyone gets the full 3D experience. The new line of Glasses-Free 3D displays are available globally from mid-June.

The new Philips Touch Series offers products specifically developed for the Retail, Quick Service Restaurant, Hospitality, Healthcare and Transportation industries. Available in 32”, 42”, 46”, 55” and 65”, these sets deliver 24/7 commercial-grade reliability. They come in two different touch technologies: Optical Sensing Dual-Touch and Infrared Sensing Multi-Touch. The Optical Sensing Dual-Touch system allows for two simultaneous touch points at the same time – ideal for digital signage implementations in point-of-sale, restaurant, and kiosks. The Infrared Sensing Multi-Touch technology allows for multiple simultaneous touch points at the same time – ideal for large screen digital signage implementations in the boardroom, retail environments, and public information kiosks. For larger digital signage implementations, users have the ability to scale their touch needs through multiple video wall touch systems. The new Philips Touch Series is capable of 92” and larger video wall/table touch configurations.

The new Philips OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) enabled displays consist of nine different products developed for the digital signage industry. Available in 42”, 46”, and 55”, each model comes in Non-Touch, Dual-Touch, and Multi-Touch builds to meet a variety digital signage solutions. By adding an OPS PC, users can deploy systems faster and in higher volumes, while lowering costs for implementation. The OPS PC modules themselves require no optional connections: simply insert the module and begin using the functions.

Philips Simple Signage Solution range offers an all-in-one digital signage solution at an affordable cost developed for integrators, targeted for Small and Medium Enterprises. Available in a variety of options, each solution comes equipped with a certified wall mount, media player, software platform and a Philips commercial-grade display. With Philips vertical approach to digital signage, every bundle is developed to meet the business needs of SMBs in Retail, Quick Service Restaurants, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Transportation industries.

In addition, Philips new Advantage Series of televisions for the hospitality and commercial markets offers customizable features at an affordable price. Offering sizes from 40”, 46” and 55”, this series delivers the ultimate viewing experience through best in class video processing, sound, design and is easily upgradable to meet the customer’s changing needs. The Advantage Series offers key commercial features such as volume limitation, cloning ability, seamless integration with a set-top box and a commercial warranty and service plan. The sleek design and rotating Smart Stand ensures the TV will blend into any décor.

Philips Commercial Signage and Philips Hospitality group is showcasing these new products and more at booth C5853.

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