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PPDS launches ‘zero power’ ePaper signage display series

By Retail4Growth Bureau | March 30, 2023

The new Philips Tableaux full size and full colour ePaper, ‘zero power’ display series is focused on catering to businesses, particularly those in the retail segment, looking to digitise their paper-based signage for delivering promotional and information based messaging. 

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays and solutions, has announced the launch of a new game-changing and industry-advancing range of full size and full colour ‘zero power’ Philips Tableaux advanced colour ePaper (ACeP) signage displays. Each is reportedly capable of delivering 24/7 vivid content while running entirely unplugged and without using a single kilowatt of electricity.

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These ground-breaking Philips Tableaux displays from PPDS mark the introduction of a brand new product category into its ever-evolving portfolio of professional displays, (including digital signage, interactive displays, direct view LED and professional TVs).

“Part of a relentless focus and deepening commitment to bringing high impact, highly sustainable and more eco-friendly solutions to market, the new Tableaux displays from PPDS are the world’s first 60,000 colours (including blue) ePaper signage solutions launched by a leading display manufacturer. The series has been designed to deliver an array of exciting new opportunities – including cost and energy savings – for customers operating in a variety of verticals, notably retail,” says the company statement.

Available in 25” 16:9, and 28” 32:9 stretched variants at launch, Philips Tableaux displays are an ideal energy saving solution for businesses across the sectors looking to digitise their paper-based signage delivering messaging such as store opening hours, timetables, and menus, or promotions and offers, or for those looking to swap out their current digital models (where features may far exceed day-to-day requirements, adding unnecessary running costs) with colourful, power-free, easily updatable Android SoC displays. 

Suitable for any environment, including in spaces with limited or no access to power sources, the Tableaux range will show content without even being plugged in or using power at all, the company informs. Light enough to be moved around easily when required, the displays only require connection to an electricity source when content is being updated, and immediately revert to zero power upon completion. Content updates can be managed manually or entirely remotely using PPDS’ in-house or third-party professional display control and management platforms. The Philips Tableaux Series will also soon be compatible with the evolutionary PPDS Wave cloud-based fleet management platform, designed and built exclusively for Philips professional displays. 

The company informs that it has already received significant interest and orders from around the world, including for customers in the retail, corporate, hospitality, food and beverage, public spaces, transportation and healthcare sectors. Further Philips Tableaux display sizes will be added in the coming months.

Martijn van der Woude, VP Global Marketing and Business Development at PPDS said speaking about the new launch,  “There are many instances where digital signage only displays still images, which may change only once a day, and sometimes even less. For these, you do not need a solution that offers a refresh rate of, for example, 60fps, or to invest in a technology that far exceeds the capabilities required to achieve the desired impact. With the Philips Tableaux Series from PPDS, businesses can achieve their aims and ambitions at a fraction of the running cost, bringing immediate savings for themselves and for the environment.”

“Sustainability is a top priority for many businesses. In a survey taken during our Global Access: Future Tech event, 68% of end customers said that it is business critical and 59% of Sis said the same. At PPDS, we feel it is our duty to lead the industry with this challenge, bringing products that deliver on energy and environmental savings, without compromising customers’ digital display objectives.” 


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