PPDS delivers new Wave cloud platform for Philips professional displays

PPDS’ new Wave cloud platform developed for the Philips professional SoC display portfolio helps to ensure faster, more cost-effective installation and service times for multiple displays.

Extensively trialled and co-developed with multiple PPDS system integration partners across EMEA and North America, the Wave platform simplifies setting up different display models and generations.

Sian Rees, International Product Manager at PPDS, said: “With Wave, you can manage your professional displays globally. This Wave launch is the first step in providing a powerful, cross-platform solution that enables our partners to bring more value to the AV ecosystem and our short-term roadmap already includes the addition of hospitality TVs and LED walls.”

Wave is now included out-of-the-box with all Philips Q-Line, D-Line, T-Line and C-Line displays, and any existing display with Android 7 and above can also be upgraded and provisioned. The Wave platform allows you to manage any number of accounts and displays across different locations, as well as making bulk updates, updating firmware, debugging screens, adjusting settings, adding basic content and receiving alerts – easily and reliably.

Accessible anywhere, AV and IT managers, and even non-IT focused staff, are able to view status (including screenshots), and access or assign precise information, details and controls to each display. Eliminating the need to go on site to debug and make changes and avoiding costly truck rolls and interruption of service.

PPDS Wave gives you complete control on display software updates allowing you to control on which displays, and when, an update is installed, minimising downtime and maximising performance for better business outcomes.

In addition, it is customisable to the system integrator’s own business and brand, including the option to place the solution on a custom URL.

At launch, Wave will support Philips SoC signage displays with Android 7 and above, including Philips Q-line, D-Line, T-Line and C-Line digital signage displays. This will be extended to cover PPDS’ range of Philips direct view LED, interactive and videowall displays, as well as professional TVs, widening the benefits of Wave to a further spectrum of verticals, including hospitality, food and beverage, education, and others. This will allow one solution to support multiple platforms allowing integrators to control different display types with the same software and third-party applications to work across different types of hardware without custom development.

Franck Racapé, Head of Global Commercial at PPDS, said: “Wave is designed to work hand-in-hand with our Android SoC.”

Trialling Wave ahead of its launch, Alistair Wright, Managing Director at PPDS Platinum SI Partner, UX Global Limited, said: “Wave  allows technicians to provision, set up and maintain Philips professional displays from a remote location.”

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