PPDS Unveils New Cloud Platform, Wave, at ISE 2022
PPDS has launched Wave, a state-of-the-art cloud platform that the company says provides advanced and effortless control and management capabilities and opportunities for the professional displays of today and in the future.
Launched at ISE 2022, the company says Wave—a part of PPDS’ evolving ‘total solutions’ strategy—is a highly secure, intuitive, and scalable remote device management platform. Developed especially for the Philips professional SoC display portfolio and to meet the changing needs and requirements of end customers, Wave helps to ensure faster, more cost-effective installation and service times for multiple displays. Built to scale for fleets, both locally and globally, it can securely provision and monitor hundreds of thousands of displays worldwide.
Extensively trialled and co-developed with multiple PPDS system integration partners across EMEA and North America, the Wave platform removes the complexities of installing and setting up different display models and generations. Allowing system integrators to focus on bringing value and innovation to their customers, rather than struggling with compatibility.
“With Wave, you have a secure, future-proof, and scalable solution to manage your professional displays globally,” said Sian Rees, international product manager at PPDS. “As a professional display provider, we understand the need to access the latest Philips professional products and solutions and to continue to evolve your business offering to end-customers. We designed Wave with the user experience being paramount for both system integrators and third parties developing with our APIs. This Wave launch is the first step in providing a powerful, cross-platform solution that enables our partners to bring more value to the AV ecosystem and our short-term roadmap already includes the addition of hospitality TVs and LED walls.”
Instant Set-Up and Full Visibility
Wave is now included out-of-the-box with all Philips Q-Line, D-Line, T-Line, and C-Line displays, and any existing display with Android 7 and above can also be upgraded and provisioned. The Wave platform allows you to manage any number of accounts and displays across different locations, as well as making bulk updates, updating firmware, debugging screens, adjusting settings, adding basic content and receiving alerts.
Accessible anywhere, AV and IT managers, and even non-IT focused staff, are able to view status (including screenshots), and access or assign precise information, details, and controls to each display. Eliminating the need to go on site to debug and make changes and avoiding costly truck rolls and interruption of service.
Remote Maintenance, Control, and Customization
Ensuring optimum performance at all times, Wave allows users to proactively anticipate issues, reducing or eliminating potentially costly downtime and disruptions.
PPDS says Wave gives users complete control on display software updates allowing them to control onto which displays, and when, an update is installed, minimizes downtime and maximizes performance for better business outcomes. In addition, Wave is customizable to the system integrator’s own business and brand, including the option to place the solution on a custom URL.
PPDS Says Wave is Just the Start
At launch, Wave will support Philips SoC signage displays with Android 7 and above, including Philips Q-line, D-Line, T-Line, and C-Line digital signage displays. This will be extended to cover PPDS’ range of Philips direct view LED, interactive, and video wall displays, as well as professional TVs, widening the benefits of Wave to a further spectrum of verticals, including hospitality, food and beverage, education, and others. This will allow one solution to support multiple platforms allowing integrators to control different display types with the same software and third-party applications to work across different types of hardware without custom development.
“The industry has spoken and with Wave, designed to work hand-in-hand with our Android SoC, we have left no stone unturned,” Franck Racapé, head of global commercial at PPDS, said. “PPDS has evolved from a provider of hardware to an enabler of total solutions, bringing a constantly growing choice of products, software, and services to our partners. With Wave, we’re bringing product innovation, out-of-the-box, with a modern, fresh, and highly-intuitive user experience. With Wave, managing your displays has never been easier.”
PPDS will be demonstrating Wave on stand 3Q600 at ISE 2022. To find out more and request a free trial, visit ppds.com/innovations/wave.
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