No Plug, No Problem! Zero Power Digital Signage Introduced

Zero Power
Each display is capable of delivering 24/7 vivid content, while running entirely unplugged and without using a single kilowatt of electricity.

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays and solutions, is excited to announce the launch of a new game-changing and industry-advancing range of full size and full colour “zero power” Philips Tableaux advanced color ePaper (ACeP) signage displays. Each is capable of delivering 24/7 vivid content, while running entirely unplugged and without using a single kilowatt of electricity.

These ground-breaking Philips Tableaux displays from PPDS mark the introduction of a brand new product category into its ever-evolving portfolio of professional displays (including digital signage, interactive displays, and direct view LED ).

Part of a relentless focus and deepening commitment to bringing high impact, highly sustainable and more eco-friendly solutions to market, the new Tableaux displays from PPDS are the world’s first 60,000-color (including blue) ePaper signage solutions launched by a leading display manufacturer.

Designed to deliver an array of exciting new opportunities—including cost and energy savings—for customers operating in a variety of verticals, such as retail, corporate, hospitality, public spaces, and transportation.

Stretching the Boundaries of Possibility

Available in 25-inch 16:9 and 28-inch 32:9 stretched variants at launch, Philips Tableaux displays are an ideal energy saving solution for businesses across the sectors looking to digitize their paper-based signage delivering messaging such as store opening hours, timetables, and menus, or promotions and offers or for those looking to swap out their current digital models (where features may far exceed day-to-day requirements, adding unnecessary running costs) with colorful, power-free, easily updatable Android SoC displays.

Perfect for any environment, including in spaces with limited or no access to power sources, the Tableaux range will show content without even being plugged in or using power at all.

Light enough to be moved around easily when required, the displays only require connection to an electricity source when content is being updated and immediately revert to zero power upon completion.

Content updates can be managed manually or entirely remotely using PPDS’ in-house or third-party professional display control and management platforms.

The Philips Tableaux Series will also soon be compatible with the evolutionary PPDS Wave cloud-based fleet management platform, designed and built exclusively for Philips professional displays.

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Retail is one market that will be interested in these cost- and energy-saving displays.
No Plug, No Problem

PPDS has already received significant interest and orders from around the world, including for customers in the retail, corporate, hospitality, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation, and healthcare sectors, following a global pre-launch at its Global Access: Future Tech showcase ahead of ISE.

Further Philips Tableaux display sizes will be added in the coming months, with customers invited to learn more and to experience for themselves the current and future plans from PPDS on Philips stand 3P600 during ISE 2023.

Martijn van der Woude, VP Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS, commented, “There are very many instances where digital signage is used only display still images, which may change only once a day and sometimes even less. For these, you do not need a solution that offers a refresh rate of, for example 60fps, or to invest in a technology that far exceeds the capabilities required to achieve the desired impact. With the Philips Tableaux Series from PPDS, businesses can achieve their aims and ambitions at a fraction of the running cost, bringing immediate savings for themselves and for the environment.

“Sustainability is a top priority for many businesses. In a survey taken during our Global Access:Future Tech event, 68 percent of end customers said that it is business critical and 59 percent of Sis said the same. At PPDS, we feel it is our duty to lead the industry with this challenge, bringing products that deliver on energy and environmental savings, without compromising customers’ digital display objectives.”

PPDS’ commitment to sustainability has been cultivated over many years, and the company continues to embed this aspect as a key pillar in its strategy and future plans.

Accelerating the topic of power savings into 2023 to address spiraling energy costs and to support businesses in achieving their sustainability and environmental goals and ambitions—including those set by local governments around the world—PPDS is taking a leadership role in developing technology to significantly reduce power consumption, carbon footprint, and resources used, without compromising the quality of performance for which Philips professional displays are known.

Franck Racape, VP Global Commercial at PPDS, added, “At PPDS our mindset is to listen to the market and lead from the front in delivering the solutions customers need, when they need them. Sustainability and energy consumption are both becoming an increasing part of the conversation and this is something we have focused heavily on in the past twelve to eighteen months.

“We’re delighted to be the first leading display manufacturer in the global market to introduce these full-sized, full-color Tableaux displays. These provide incredible opportunities, allowing businesses to digitize their business communications and messaging in ways they never thought possible. The Tableaux Series is the perfect, complementary solution to our wider range of incredible Philips professional displays, providing customers with a full portfolio of choice and opportunity to fit their everyday—and extraordinary—needs.

—Press Release