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PPDS unveils new, more environment-friendly range of Philips 4K digital signage

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

PPDS unveils new sustainability-driven Philips D-Line 4650 4K digital signage range with modular design for extended product lifetimes in North America.

Amsterdam, 5 September 2023: PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays and dedicated AV software, brings more sustainable digital display solutions to market, with the launch of the new and enhanced Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series of 4K displays.

The new Philips 4650 Signage Series is designed for 24/7 use, and available in 32″, 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″, 75″, 86″, and 98″ variants. The new lineup is equipped with a 4K (3840 x 2160), 500 cd/m2 display*, together with a slick bezel (11.9mm – 14.9mm*) in a portrait or landscape mountable design.

The new Philips 4650 Series also comes equipped with Advanced Super Dimension Switch (ADS) wide-view technology, to deliver faster on-display picture processing for smoother content transitions, image accuracy, and colour reproduction with 178-degree viewing. QuadViewer also allows displays to transform into a bezel-free 2 x 2 videowall, playing multiple content/channels on the same screen, simultaneously. This guarantees Philips D-Line displays make a powerful impact in almost any indoor setting or application, with retail, corporate, education, food and beverage, transportation, entertainment, and indoor venues among primary focus markets.

Built to last
The Philips 4650 Signage Series is the first digital signage series in its portfolio to feature the company’s ‘dual architecture’ modular design.

Continuing the evolution of modular technology debuted on PPDS’ Philips direct view LED range, the 4650’s new modular design brings incredible additional value to customers, allowing for components to easily be detached and replaced in the event of unlikely faults or age-related degradation. This helps to avoid unnecessary unit replacements, significantly extending the product’s lifetime, while crucially cutting WEEE disposal.

Putting users in full control and enhancing their sustainability opportunities – including cost and energy savings – the new Philips 4650 D-Line Series is also compatible with PPDS Wave, the company’s cloud-based remote display management ecosystem.

The display is just the beginning.
Strengthening PPDS’s evolving ‘total solutions’ strategy beyond hardware, Wave provides extensive remote management opportunities, bringing high levels of control to a fleet of displays of any size, whether in single or multiple locations around the world. This includes the monitoring and control of displays, upgrading firmware, managing playlists and setting power schedules, all from a single, intuitive, tailorable interface.

As with previous Philips D-Line displays, PPDS continues its partnership with Crestron, with all Philips D-Line 4650 displays coming with Crestron Connected as standard. The inclusion of PPDS’ Smart Browser also lets customers connect and control content via the cloud, using the display’s integrated HTML5, Chromium-based browser.

Upgraded for today and tomorrow
Fuelled by feedback from the market, together with PPDS’ market intelligence and global R&D team resources, the new Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series has also received an extensive list of additional features and updates.

Equipped to support the needs of today and into the future, the Philips 4650 Series has been updated from Android 8 to Android 11, bringing enhanced performance (including software and apps), additional capabilities, and the latest security updates, among others. Optimised for native Android apps, customers can install web apps and software directly onto the display, eliminating the need for, and additional costs of, an external media player.

Save and play
Adding more convenience and peace of mind to customers, the new Philips Signage 4650 Series has also seen internal storage double, from 16GB to 32GB, allowing more content to be stored directly on the display, with RAM also increasing from 3GB to 4GB, for improved, more consistent speeds and performance.

Working in conjunction with the internal browser, it also serves as a memory cache when streaming online content. If the network ever fails, the internal memory keeps content running by playing a cached version of the content, ensuring that the media stays up even if the network goes down.

Further ensuring screens never go blank, Philips Signage 4650 displays also feature PPDS’ highly acclaimed ‘FailOver’ technology as standard, automatically playing backup content on screen in the instance of an outage.

Keeping pace with the advancements in connectivity, and overcoming any potential and frustrating hurdles, all Philips Signage 4650 models from 43” to 98” are Bluetooth 5.2 compatible, and now offer the latest generation of wireless technology, updated from WiFi 2.4 to WiFi 6, allowing for speeds of up to 9.6 Gbps. 4G connectivity – via the CRD22 module included as standard for models from 43” upwards – virtually eliminates connectivity boundaries or limitations for installations.

The new Philips Signage 4650 D-Line Series will be available for purchase from September, with product demonstrations available from local sales teams and in PPDS’ network of PPDS Studios located across Europe, the UK, North America, and now India.

Bart Wouters, International Product Manager, Professional Displays at PPDS, added: “The highly flexible and versatile Philips D-Line series has been an incredible success for PPDS, used for installations all around the world and in almost every environment imaginable. With the new Philips Signage 4650 Series, we have made the best even better. And this is more than just a significant product update. It is a symbol of our sustainability strategy and a commitment to our customers. This is an evolving journey and we have got much more to come, so stay tuned.”

For more information about PPDS’ evolving product strategy, or to learn more about the company’s growing range of sustainability-focused solutions, please visit the website here, or contact your local PPDS sales manager.


* Excluding 32” models, 400 CD/m2, Full HD
**Bezel 11.9mm on 32” model, 14.9mm on all others.

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About PPDS
PPDS is a trading name of TP Vision Europe B.V. (“TP Vision”) and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (“MMD”), registered in the Netherlands, with their head offices in Amsterdam. TP Vision and MMD are wholly owned subsidiaries of TPV Technology Limited (“TPV”), the world’s largest manufacturer of monitors and a leading provider of display solutions.

PPDS exclusively markets and sells Philips-branded professional displays, covering professional TVs, signage and direct view LED solutions, worldwide under trademark license by Koninklijke Philips N.V.

By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, PPDS employs a competitive and focused approach to bring innovative products to market – from its 10” touchscreen through to unlimited direct view LED displays. Designing solutions that make a positive impact, both for resellers and for end customers – at the right time and in the right places.

Published on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 11:01 AM

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