PPDS Unveils New Line of Hygienic-Focused, Efficient, Virtually Frameless Voice-Controlled Philips MediaSuite Hotel TVs at HITEC 2022

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Recording into the future: the sleek new range of Philips MediaSuite TVs compatible with Netflix® and Apple TV+™ offer a nearly bezel-less design, backed by the latest Android software and security, Chromecast built-in and new economical and hygiene-oriented features.

Charlotte, North Carolina June 23, 2022: PPDS, the exclusive worldwide supplier of Philips Professional Displays, is delighted to announce the latest evolution of its highly innovative and market-leading hospitality television line, with the launch in North America of a new advanced series of displays. high-end 4K Chromecast built-ins. and Netflix-enabled Philips MediaSuite TVs. Bring even more features and more entertainment choices to hotel rooms for the ultimate home-away-from-home experience.

Unveiled for the first time in North America at HITEC Orlando (June 27-30) – Booth 1931 – the latest additions to the growing family of Philips MediaSuite with Android TV™ OS include the new Philips MediaSuite 6214U series and MediaSuite 5214U family .

Recognized as the most comprehensive and advanced all-in-one hotel TV entertainment solution, the new Philips MediaSuite TVs combine the latest innovative features and world firsts, while continuing to include all existing favourites. With Chromecast built-in™ and Netflix® ready, hotel guests have access to an intuitive and familiar entertainment experience, allowing them to cast their favorite streaming apps directly to the TV, or stream from their mobile device or laptop. All ready to pick up, right where they left off, with no extra hardware or wires needed.

Jeroen Verhaeghe, International Business Manager for Hospitality and the brain behind Philips MediaSuite, commented: “Philips MediaSuite has redefined the role of hotel television, setting a new standard for control, personalization and entertainment choice for the guest. , while bringing back once-unimaginable control and management options that allow hoteliers to truly take control of the experience they deliver.

“With Philips MediaSuite, there is no need to invest in additional peripherals for streaming: the beauty truly lies within. Combining unparalleled choice and quality with cost-saving opportunities, it is now the go-to choice of many of the world’s largest hotel chains. There is no better hotel TV solution on the market today.”

New design, new experiences, more choices

Available in multiple screen sizes, including 43″, 50″, 58″, 65″ and 75″, the 6214U Series offers 400 nit, 4K UHD image quality and an all-new, almost seamless, all-metal charcoal color design. frame.

Complementing the MediaSuite 6214U line, the addition of the MediaSuite 5214U family – 43″, 50″, 55″ and 65″ – gives hoteliers even more choice. Featuring a nearly bezel-less black design, the 5214U Series delivers 350 nit, 4K UHD image quality and comes equipped with a sleek tabletop stand out of the box. Wall mounting is also available, depending on preference or room requirements.

With Chromecast built-in as standard on all Philips MediaSuite TVs – the only hospitality TV in North America to do so – customers can stream and enjoy movies, videos, presentations and more, in up to 4K, at from their personal device (Android, iOS), giving them greater control over how and what they watch on TV.

Philips MediaSuite functionality eliminates the need for unsightly external set-top boxes and hardware to handle brand messaging, guest personalization and channel management, and removes the risk of theft, while minimizing external cabling for safer and cleaner facilities. The inclusion of Chromecast built-in™ further simplifies the setup process and can result in cost savings. It eliminates the need for additional hardware investments, application downloads, maintenance costs and recurring monthly subscription contracts – estimated at over $250 per room. Best of all, it allows users to cast with confidence, knowing that their data will be wiped from the TV upon departure.

Users have secure access to thousands of popular apps on Google Play, including popular services such as local news, sports, games, as well as streaming content from providers such as Disney+, HBO, Hulu, HBO, Paramount, Spotify™ and more.

Support for all needs

As with current ranges, the latest MediaSuite TVs can be managed remotely via the exclusive PPDS CMND platform or via a hotel PMS. Built on an Android operating system, the firmware can be regularly updated with the latest features, functionality and security updates.

With hygiene being a priority for hoteliers and guests, Philips MediaSuite 6214U TVs are now also equipped with a Philips Premium Hygienic Remote Control. Made from anti-microbial materials, the remote is completely cavity-free – including no raised buttons and an anti-theft battery cover – allowing for quick and easy cleaning and reducing the risk of spreading harmful germs and bacteria.

Additionally, with MediaSuite TVs running on the latest Android TV operating system, their remote controls feature a highly secure**, “push to talk” Google Assistant microphone, allowing customers to choose to control popular services, such as Netflix® and YouTube ™ , via voice commands or via dedicated shortcut buttons.

The best just got better

Joe King, Vice President, Hospitality at PPDS, said, “Our customers’ needs continue to evolve, including how and when customers choose to view content. We must therefore stay ahead of the curve, ensure that we are prepared and ready to meet today’s demands, and able to adapt immediately if the environment suddenly changes or evolves. Philips MediaSuite is a smarter choice across the board, saving the hotelier per room during installation and in the future as our firmware updates extend the life of the TV. Of course, having the best warranty in the industry shows that we’re here for the long haul.

He concluded: “Philips MediaSuite helps hoteliers put the guest in control of their experiences. Whether it’s watching standard TV, streaming their shows, or streaming content from their personal device to the big screen, Philips MediaSuite makes them feel right at home. The days of sitting in a hotel watching TV in a language you don’t understand or watching the latest blockbuster on a small cell phone or tablet are long gone.

To learn more about PPDS, please visit the website hereor contact your local PPDS sales manager.

* The Google Assistant microphone on the remote is only activated when the user presses the GA button. A blue LED on the remote will illuminate when active.

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