New game changing Philips Hospitality TV range on display
Just what can one find at the Philips stand at this year’s EquipHotel? We put the question to Franck Dufrene – Sales Director – Philips Professional Display Solutions…
The timing of the show is perfect, as we will be revealing, for the first time, our entire new hospitality TV range at our very convivial 64 square metre booth, in Hall 7.1 (T55). Along with this, we’re focussing on what we can bring to the market in terms of meaningful innovations.
We are also a partner in EquipHotel’s Studio 16 project, which is also right next to our own stand. It’s the first time such an interesting hotel reproduction has been done at the show, completely reinventing the lobby, guest room, meeting room and bar. As market leaders, we felt it was important to participate in this extraordinary project, looking at the guest experience of the future, and how technology can help.
AT OUR STAND, WE WILL DISPLAY FOR THE FIRST TIME TOGETHER, THE TWO PROFESSIONAL DISPLAY RANGES: DIGITAL SIGNAGE AND HOSPITALITY TV…
At our stand, we will display for the first time together at EquipHotel, the two professional display ranges: digital signage and hospitality TV. There are evident synergies between the two activities, not only in terms of software and hardware, but also in distribution. Signage is quickly growing as a “must have” in the hospitality vertical.
Other Philips products are also on show at the stand, such as coffee machines, kettles, hair dryers, and even defibrillators, just to name a few. They’re all products in high demand in the hospitality sector, and hoteliers like the “one stop shop” approach.
What are the “star” products?
In terms of hospitality TV, our four new ranges – Studio, EasySuite, MediaSuite and Signature are all there. In signage, we are featuring video walls, Ultra HD giant screens (98-inch, 84-inch and 75-inch large) in portrait and landscape mode. And a very interesting new product is our 10-inch touch screen Android display.
All products are presented in “real life” use cases. We are highlighting Android and CMND technologies. We have a real life CMND demo station where our customers can control screens and create content to send to the screens on the booth. The useful and intuitive Android user interface is easy to use for our partners but also creates a great guest experience. It also provides a pool of android apps that can be used by our partners and gives the possibility for our partners to integrate their apps. Some of our key partners will demonstrate their own embedded professional Android applications at the booth.
Finally, for our high-end range we have an experience room created on the booth with the ‘wow effect’ of our ambilight technology.