SignStix® and Philips Professional Display Solutions launch ‘all-in-one’ display-based digital signage solution to global market
SignStix® and Philips PDS (Professional Display Solutions) have officially launched a new, totally embedded signage solution based around the Philips D-Line display – completely removing the need for external hardware. The new integrated solution made its global debut at the Philips Partners’ booth at the recent Integrated Systems Europe Show.
The Full HD, D-Line display was the first Philips model to feature the Android OS, with more of the company’s range now moving to the OS thanks to its faster processing power, easier installation and advanced ‘fail-over’ protection. In addition to the Android OS, D-Line is uniquely a Dual SOC model with dedicated chips for the operation of the display and for managing and playing content, to ensure that all software runs smoothly and under all circumstances.
SignStix®, the award-winning digital engagement platform, can now be fully integrated into the D-Line Android displays eliminating the need for additional player hardware.
Customers can control their global digital estate from SignStix’s® easy-to-use online tool for content creation and campaign delivery, without having to worry about software installation, servers and hardware setup.
SignStix® and Philips PDS are also taking their ‘all-in-one’ proposition one step further by becoming one of the first solution providers to offer advanced panel-control capabilities and commands, such as port locking (USB/SD) and peripheral whitelisting. This enables administrators to restrict access to external peripherals plugged into the panel, which will substantially enhance security.
“Philips Professional Display Solutions have given us an unprecedented level of access to the low-level firmware on their new panels, due entirely to our credibility in developing solutions from the ground up,” explains Nick Fearnley, SignStix® Managing Director and CEO.
“The extensive access Philips PDS provides to native applications means that SignStix® Director – our content management and deployment tool – is able to manage not only the deployment of content, but also fully integrate the panel control mechanisms directly into the dashboard,” Fearnley added.
“Normally this would require a separate application and infrastructure, so adding these new features directly to our very cost-effective online platform removes many of the commercial and operational barriers to enterprise-level rollouts.”
The SignStix®– Android powered Philips D-Line displays also offer full video wall capability, for content playback at native resolution.
Commenting on the new partnership with SignStix,® Philips Professional Display Solutions UK Sales Director, Martin Ware said: ‘Philips PDS is widely recognized as one of the most innovative companies in the industry. Our D-Line is a break through display with its combination of the Android OS and unique features such as the CMND display management system. I’m delighted that our visionary product has attracted committed support from such an equally leading and forward-thinking company as SignStix®”
Philips PDS and SignStix® are also working collaboratively with new and existing partners to deliver a full-service digital engagement solution covering consultancy, content creation, support and associated services on an international scale, covering a diverse range of sectors.
“SignStix® is very much about delivering value to our growing subscriber base,” commented Nick Fearnley, SignStix® Managing Director and CEO.
“The partnership with Philips PDS has added yet another exciting dynamic to our solution; we’ve been able to lower the capex associated with digital engagement even further whilst enhancing the feature set.
“Philips PDS’ choice of Android for the on-chip solution releases the full power of SignStix®’s capabilities, and has enabled us to truly sell SignStix® as a platform that can be delivered in seconds, anywhere in the world, by just emailing users a SignStix® account.
“The additional benefit is that we’re already half way through a UK-wide rollout to a major name in the retail space, which is testament to how compelling this solution really is,” Fearnley concluded.
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SignStix®is a multi-award-winning digital engagement platform, designed to deliver engaging content to any digitaldisplay or device. Built from the ground up, it is a user-friendly web-based tool for creating, managing and deploying digital content, video and interactive applications with ease. It is used by some of the world’s leading retail brands, corporates and Fortune 500 companies to build innovative digital experiences and attention-grabbing displays.
About Philips Professional Display Solutions
Philips Professional Display Solutions is operated by TP Vision and MMD, subsidiaries of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. TP Vision and MMD exclusively market and sell Philips commercial displays and Philips monitors worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, TP Vision and MMD use a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. TP Vision and MMD operate with their Global headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.