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06/07/2022

HITEC 2022 NEWS: PPDS to Debut a Brand-New Line of Philips MediaSuite TVs

Solutions to be showcased at booth 1931.
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PPDS Booth at HITEC trade show

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, is excited to announce it will be attending HITEC 2022 in Orlando later this month, showcasing the latest evolution of its dedicated range of futureproof 4K UHD Philips MediaSuite smart TVs as one of the headline announcements at the hospitality event.

The brand-new line-up of Philips MediaSuite – the world’s first ‘smart’ TVs designed exclusively for the hotel room with guests in mind– features both design and functionality updates to meet the evolving needs of hotels.

Visitors to the Philips booth (1931) will experience the full suite of hospitality solutions available from PPDS – including in-room professional TVs, direct view LED, and digital signage solutions – all supporting guests on their digital journey, from check-in to check-out.

All-in-one solution

Launched in North America in 2021 and hailed as the world’s most complete all-in-one hotel TV entertainment solution, Philips MediaSuite redefines the role, capabilities, and expectations of hospitality TVs, bringing the greatest level of choice and control to guests in managing their in-room entertainment experiences, while adding unparalleled customization and back-end capabilities for hotel owners. Powered by Android™, Philips MediaSuite remains the only hospitality TV in the US that has Chromecast™ built-in, giving guests the freedom to cast content (including their favorite apps) from their own compatible devices directly to the TV, and that is Netflix™-ready right out of the box.

Most recently added to the Philips MediaSuite is the Apple TV® app, home to Apple TV+. As one of the world’s most popular TV streaming services, Apple TV+ hosts acclaimed series including “Ted Lasso,” “The Morning Show”, and recently premiered hits such as ‘Severance’ and ‘The Afterparty’, along with the SAG, BAFTA, AFI, and Academy Award-winning film ‘CODA’. Upon installation of the latest Philips MediaSuite firmware update, the Apple TV app can be added to MediaSuite TVs through the Google Play™ store.

Other highlights during the show will include the first US demonstrations of a range of health and hygiene-focused solutions, including hands-free voice control capabilities, the PPDS GuestConnect app, which lets you control your TV using your smartphone, and a range of wipe-clean remote controls, for effortless cleaning and increased hygiene.

Speaking of the new line-up ahead of the event, Joe King, Vice President Hospitality for PPDS North America, said: “We are excited to be returning to HITEC and for the opportunity to showcase the full benefits of Philips MediaSuite.Today’s hotel owner faces many challenges, and providing the best entertainment experience for their guests should not be one of them. Casting is the future technology standard for hotels. Now, major chains require not only a specific screen size but also the ability to cast. This is because of the vast quantity of entertainment available on several different apps.

“Since launching last year, the feedback from GMs and owners has been incredible. Philips MediaSuite is not only the solution they need for casting. Equally importantly, it provides a better return on investment and an overall cost per unit for the hotel. And, as the only TV able to offer casting right out of the box and with the ability to have Netflix ready to go on the TV itself, there is no need to invest in extra unsightly equipment. Couple all of that with the industry’s best 3-year advanced exchange warranty and 24/7 customer support, and Philips MediaSuite is the best tech investment a hotel owner can make.”

HITEC attendees cansee the full range of Philips hospitality solutions on booth #1931and learn why Philips MediaSuite, and the full portfolio of Philips hospitality solutions, are the best decision for today’s hotelier. To schedule a demo of Philips MediaSuite and its capabilities, please email [email protected]