Philips (PPDS) integrates its professional displays with Crestron XiO Cloud

PPDS, the provider of Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage, has recently announced that is one of the manufacturers to gain Crestron XiO Cloud certification, bringing unrivalled control and management capabilities to broadcast displays.

Bob Bavolacco, director, technology partnerships at Crestron, added: “PPDS has become a deeply integrated Crestron partner, adopting and rapidly embracing our technology at a level that surpasses anything else seen in the current marketplace”.

Crestron XiO Cloud makes the ability to deploy, manage, monitor, and evolve broadcast displays a simple, fast and secure process, enabling remote control of the display’s functions from a single location. Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Crestron XiO Cloud integrates with a wide range of Philips Windows and Android digital displays and pro TVs to suit the customer’s needs and requirements in any indoor environment.

With Crestron XiO Cloud, customers can now configure thousands of Philips professional displays in the time it takes to configure one. Once displays are connected to the network, they will automatically retrieve their settings, programmes, and firmware specific to the environment being used, and immediately begin reporting data. This can cut installation times for new devices by up to 90pc. Updates can be scheduled on individual displays or collectively. Troubleshooting can also be tackled immediately and entirely remotely through instant alerts whenever an issue is detected.

With rooms and devices automatically monitored 24/7, Crestron XiO Cloud’s workplace analytics helps give managers better understanding of how rooms and systems are being used. These include system usage versus occupancy, and new people counting functionality to understand how many people are actually using rooms versus their current capacity.

Sian Rees, International Product Manager Software at PPDS, commented: “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to bring this revolutionary solution to our partners and customers, strengthening our relationship with Crestron and taking our Philips professional displays further into the Crestron ecosystem. For XiO Cloud, we’ve gone deeper than many other manufacturers to maximise the benefits and capabilities of the ground-breaking solution, offering the ultimate experience and performance for our partners and customers”.

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