PPDS (formerly Philips Professional Display Solutions) has made its return to the hospitality market in North America with the launch of a new range of Philips MediaSuite Pro Android TVs, bringing 4K picture performance, advanced entertainment choice and extensive customization features to the hotel industry.
Arriving in North America after a successful launch in Europe, the new Philips MediaSuite range comes in a variety of sizes, from 43 in.-75 in.
Commenting on the company’s return, Joe King, VP commercial displays, North America, PPDS, revealed that demand is building from hoteliers across North America, following a preview last month.
“I am thrilled to finally be able to announce our return to the hospitality industry and to introduce a solution that truly raises the bar for hotel TVs,” said King, who has assembled an elite team of experienced AV hospitality specialists to execute the company’s relaunch into the marketplace. “This is a hugely important milestone for PPDS and our AV channel partners, many of whom have been repeatedly asking to bring Philips Hotel TV to North America, so that we now have a truly global hotel solution. Even our team, which has more than 85 years of combined experience in AV hospitality, can’t hide their excitement. We can’t wait for our partners and their customers to get their hands on it.”
The MediaSuite series provides 4K UHD (3840×2160) picture quality and comes with a super-slim, black bezel design, together with a matching stand. The range runs on Android TV OS and features Chromecast built-in, allowing guests to stream and view content—photos, movies, music or even presentations—instantly and in up to 4K from their compatible laptop or mobile device (IOS, AndroidTM or Windows) with just the touch of a button. No new apps or additional hardware are required. MediaSuite TVs also now come with the functionality to embed Netflix.
With Google Play, guests have access to thousands of apps, including services such as local news, weather and traffic information, as well as content streaming from providers such as YouTube, Spotify, Disney+ and Netflix.
The full range of MediaSuite TVs come preinstalled with features and functionality for an enhanced and more personalized user experience, such as Google Assistant’s voice-control functionality, enabled by an optional voice-control Bluetooth remote, allowing users to perform an ever-growing number of functions through voice commands, such as opening apps and controlling volume.
“As a market leader, we continue to drive the market forward,” said Jeroen Verhaeghe, global product manager, PPDS. “With the MediaSuite product, we’re driving the market up another gear, bringing even more features and benefits to hoteliers and guests and once again cementing our position as the brand of choice for innovation in professional TVs.”