New eco-friendly Philips displays use 50% less power
Thursday, November 16, 2023
The all-new Philips Signage 3650 QE-Line from PPDS brings 4K Ultra HD performance using only half the energy (and half the running costs).
Amsterdam, November 2023: PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips Professional Displays has released the new Philips Signage 3000 EcoDesign Series QE-Line, delivering 4K UHD video and picture performance while running on half the power compared to other models.
The Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign is configurable to meet the needs of any environment with no additional hardware necessary.
Available now in 50”, 55” and 65” variants, the portrait or landscape mountable Philips Signage 3000 EcoDesign Series complements the unique features and benefits of the Philips Signage 3000 Q-Line Series – installed around the world in schools, retail stores, hotels, cinemas, TV studios, corporate offices, among others. The EcoDesign series are redesigned, remodelled and repackaged to achieve energy efficiencies and reduced wastage.
The Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign consumes up to fifty per cent less power versus comparable models*, while continuing to offer best-in-class 4K Ultra HD visual performance via a powerful 350 cd/m2 LED display.
The complete package
Available now, and set to go on display at ISE 2024, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign has already been awarded the EPEAT Silver Climate+ Ecolabel, which measures the social and environmental impacts of products from extraction to end-of-life, certifying that it has met 100% of the Climate Criteria plus at least 50% of the existing optional criteria. It has also received among the industry’s lowest energy label ratings for a high-impact professional display, with EU Energy Label E rating on the 50″ model, and D rating label on the 55″ and 65″ models.
The EU energy labelling system has been a key driver in helping consumers choose products that are more energy efficient. At the same time, it also encourages manufacturers to drive innovation by using more energy efficient technologies, with PPDS aiming to lead the advance.
The Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign also benefits from PPDS’ strategy to significantly reduce wastage – including plastic – from its packaging, with the Series delivered in 100 per cent recycled and recyclable materials.
All plastic bags (including those for individual accessories and components in the box) have now been removed, while the use of polystyrene has been replaced with innovative cushioning made using 100 per cent recycled paper, maintaining the same high levels of safety and protection of the product.
Robert Hsu, VP Global Product Strategy at PPDS, commented: “It’s estimated the world is losing 10 million hectares of forest each year due to deforestation.** According to the United Nations, there are about 400 million tonnes of plastic waste produced every day, with around 8 million pieces of plastic making their way into our oceans every 24 hours. That is simply not acceptable, and it is vital that companies like us remain committed to helping reduce that unacceptable statistic, and to make a difference for generations to come.
“Packaging is a small yet significant step that we can all get behind. I am proud of what we as a business have achieved so far, and the culmination of that work, together with outstanding quality, is evident with the new Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign display.”
Ready for impact
The Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign comes with an extensive range of out-of-the-box features and capabilities for more flexible, tailorable, stress-free installations.
Mirroring other premium models, including the market favourite Philips Signage 3000 Series Q-Line, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign is equipped with a powerful quad-core chipset ensuring smooth running and consistent performance. It joins PPDS’ ever-growing Android SoC family of displays, and can be managed manually, or entirely remotely, using third party software or PPDS’ range of in-house of solutions.
This now includes PPDS Wave – the company’s secure cloud ecosystem, providing advanced and effortless remote device management and content control for Philips Professional Display fleets of any size and in any location. Adding further sustainability opportunities, Wave can proactively monitor and address issues, even before they occur, while optimising performance and managing power schedules, screen brightness, and therefore energy consumption, of each display.
Harnessing the power of Android 10, the Signage 3650 EcoDesign is already equipped to extend into the future, with regular updates able to be added – either manually, or remotely via PPDS Wave, further increasing the lifetime of the display.
Never a dull moment
In the unlikely event of a content disruption, the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign also comes equipped with PPDS’ ‘FailOver’ technology, ensuring the display never goes blank, switching automatically to the secondary input if the primary source becomes unavailable.
With SmartPlayer, content (video, static images, audio) can simply be saved onto a USB or microSD card plugged directly into the display, while the integrated media player allows for playlists to be easily created and scheduled via the intuitive on-screen menu, ensuring the display remains active and opportunities are never missed.
Completing the Philips Signage 3650 EcoDesign’s versatility, the displays also come with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wifi ready via an optional CRD22 module, with conveniently positioned HDMI, DVI, VGA, RS232, RJ45, and USB connectors ensuring all eventualities and needs are covered.