PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TV products, and complementary solutions, announces the launch of its enhanced range of Philips X-Line video wall displays, bringing unrivaled picture performance and razor-sharp clarity to all forms of content in professional and commercial environments.
Exhibiting at InfoComm 2022 (Philips Booth N2021), the latest evolution of the Philips X-Line series consists of six brand-new direct LED backlight models and size variants*, each featuring slick near bezel-less designs (0.9mm- 3.5mm) and equipped with a range of updated features and functionalities to support specific settings, including retail, corporate and control rooms.
From single panel installations through to multi-panel video walls, each new Philips X-Line display offers uncompromised 24/7 optimal performance, where quality and attention to detail are paramount to the experience. Whether displaying jaw-dropping full HD/UHD video content or bringing meeting room content to full life size, the new Philips X-Line brings unrivaled sharpness and viewing clarity down to even the smallest detail, including often tricky-to-read Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint presentations.
Meeting market demand
The extension of the globally popular Philips X-line series further reaffirms PPDS’ long-term commitment to the video wall market. Philips introduced the very first video walls at ISE back in the 1990s, with the technology remaining a key part of the company’s past, present, and future.
Martijn van der Woude, Head of Global Business Development and Marketing at PPDS, commented: “Some manufacturers have decided to switch their attention away from video wall technology but, rather than scale back, we are bringing even more choice, new dedicated features, and advanced capabilities to our partners and their customers, supporting their everyday business needs and helping them maximize their business vision. At PPDS we listen to our customers and deliver on their wants and needs and the Philips X-Line is the latest evolution of our journey in this burgeoning marketplace.”
Enhancing the retail experience
Developed with retail in mind, the new Philips X-Line 49” BDL2105X/00 and 55” BDL2105X/00 are perfectly equipped to deliver spectacular, highly immersive, and captivating 24/7 visual experiences – day and night – inside stores, shopping centers, and malls.
Combining high quality, near bezel-less (3.5mm) design and the latest innovations from PPDS, Philips X-Line supports installations that are guaranteed to be noticed.
With Full HD (1920x1080p) image quality, 500 cd/m² brightness, a finishing haze of just 3pc, and backed by PPDS’ exclusive Pure Colour Pro software – delivering higher luminance through custom color temperature settings and advanced gamma calibration – Philips X-Line guarantees seamless connectivity, with crisp, radiant and distraction-free picture and video in both artificial and natural light conditions.
Meetings without limits
The latest line-up of Philips X-Line models also introduces three dedicated models for use within corporate environments, including meeting rooms, boardrooms, lobbies, and public spaces. Replacing existing models within the Philips X-Line range, the new series includes the 55” BDL3207X/00 (3.5mm bezel), 55” BDL4107X/00 (1.78mm bezel), and the 55” BDL8007X/00 (0.99 mm bezel) variants.
Designed to bring maximum engagement and to inspire teams and guests, these new models take presentations and corporate branding to the next level, overcoming many of the challenges experienced by comparable competitor models, delivering content the way it was meant to be seen, with unrivaled razor-sharp clarity.
Featuring a high-impact Full HD display – mirroring that of the 2000 series – and with enhanced 700 cd/m² high brightness, these models have been created to support any content, static or dynamic, white or black. With displays pre-calibrated, Philips X-Line makes even the most challenging content, such as the small fonts used on detailed Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint presentations, perfectly readable on a grand scale, with no blur, or cloud impacting the viewing experience.
The BDL8007X/00 also features energy-saving automatic backlight control, helping reduce running costs for a lower cost of ownership, while also aligning with sustainability goals.
Control and video surveillance
Part of a growing focus on providing future-proof display technologies to support control rooms and video surveillance (including security) markets, PPDS is delighted to introduce a brand-new Philips X-Line 65” model variant.
Featuring a best-in-class, higher-performance 4K display (3840 x 2160), the new BDL6005X/00 model is designed for 24/7 operation and can be fully customized to fit customers’ exact needs and requirements. Crucial to these markets, the 65” X-Line can show content from multiple sources in real-time, with enhanced, Ultra High-Definition picture quality.
Mirroring Philips X-Line models within the corporate-focused series, the 65” model is fully calibrated to embrace white backgrounds. Combined with stunning 4K resolution and 500 cd/m² brightness, this allows content – including small lettering and numbers – to appear crisply and more radiant for stunning realism.
The Philips X-Line’s 3.5mm ultra-narrow bezel ensures near seamless connectivity between panels, with all space maximized to create a single screen effect, regardless of panel numbers and size.
A total solution
All Philips X-Line models continue to include access to PPDS’ exclusive CMND and Control platform, for effortless management and monitoring of content via an intuitive interface. Plus, with FailOver also included, screens will never go blank, with the display switching automatically between primary and secondary inputs to ensure content keeps playing even if the primary source goes down.
X-Line customers will also continue to enjoy the processing power of Android SoC without the cables, with an optional CRD50 module that can be easily inserted into one of the OPS slots, containing all the connections needed – including power supply – and removing the need to add an Android module for each display.
Further supporting hassle-free installation, each of the new Philips X-Line models comes with IR and RS232 cables managed by a LAN connection, ready to daisy chain via DisplayPort.
Martijn van der Woude explains: “When PPDS unveiled Philips X-Line, the company set a new standard for the industry by combining highly complex, high quality, connected video wall technologies into a simple to use and easy to install package that evolves with the customer’s needs and requirements. Since then, we have seen installations incorporating, as part of our total solutions package, solutions from our strategic partners, such as Crestron, Logitech, and Intel.
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