PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED, and professional TVs, is excited to unveil its network state-of-the-art, fully interconnected PPDS Studios, providing customers and partners with unrivalled access to its full suite of products and solutions, for more inspired co-creation with partners and the opportunity for better informed decisions for customers.
Accelerating PPDS’ commitment to supporting partners (including system integrators, consultants, distributors, AV/IT designers/architects), and inspiring end customers to bring their installation vision and aspirations to life, PPDS Studios have officially been opened in North America in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Note: Other PPDS Studios have also opened across Europe in Amsterdam, Madrid, Paris Stockholm, Munich, Milan, and near Cheltenham in the UK). More PPDS Studios are planned throughout 2023 and beyond.
Part of a significant investment and extending the company’s strategy to be available to customers wherever and whenever—in person and online—the PPDS Studios provide a perfect setting for teams to come together, to innovate and co-create fully tailored solutions within a convenient, multidisciplinary environment.
Managed by local PPDS teams, PPDS Studios are fully fitted and equipped to showcase PPDS’ extended range of dedicated Philips professional display products and solutions—including third-party hardware (such as Crestron, Logitech) and software partnerships (Intel, i3, GoBright)—supporting installations in all major verticals. These include dedicated solutions for hospitality, corporate, education, retail, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation, and broadcast, among others.
To help experience the full power and benefits of PPDS’ and its proven partners’ technologies and solutions, all Studios are connected, allowing partners and customers to view and participate demonstrations and training in real time, whether via seamless video calling and content sharing between Paris and Munich, or remotely managing a network of dvLED, digital signage and professional TVs from London.
In addition, PPDS Studios will be available as a high-end event space for partners, resellers, and end customers, using PPDS’ extensive range of solutions to create unique, fully immersive digital environments, providing excellent communication and branding opportunities.
The studios also provide a convenient alternative for those not wishing, able, or comfortable in attending busy annual tradeshows and events, such as ISE and InfoComm, providing a quieter, more convenient and intimate setting to discover the latest and greatest solutions from PPDS.
“At PPDS, we understand the value for our partners and customers to be able to come together to collaborate, discover, and experience our extensive range of products and solutions for themselves,” commented Martijn van der Woude, vice president of Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS. “With our new multidiscipline PPDS Studios, partners and customers—whatever vertical they operate in—will have access to all the tools and information they require, in a single location. Coupled with our annual tradeshows and partner and end customer events, plus our continued engagement within local communities, the launch of PPDS Studios ensures we’re always available, wherever, whenever you need us.”
Ron Cottaar, director of Global Marketing Director, added, “Together is where we make things happen. And together is where we have the best ideas. At PPDS we know that it’s through great teamwork and partnerships, not just within our own organisation, but throughout the industry, that we will power evolution for our customers’ business vision. PPDS Studios are your space to come together with your customers to showcase your solutions.”