Issue 28

Philips Public Venue Displays Gain Crestron Certification

PPDS brings advanced control and management capabilities to Philips public displays with Crestron XiO Cloud certification


2 September 2021

PPDS, global provider of Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage products, software, and innovations, announces Crestron XiO Cloud certification, bringing control and management capabilities to public venue displays.

This collaboration between PPDS and Crestron demonstrates great levels of integration and support to the Crestron ecosystem from a display manufacturer, with PPDS offering the most advanced and complete version of the XiO Cloud solution available in the current market, driving productivity and long-term financial gains for customers.

Bob Bavolacco, director, technology partnerships at Crestron, added: “PPDS has become a deeply integrated Crestron partner, adopting and rapidly embracing our technology.”

The Basis

First unveiled at ISE 2018, Crestron XiO Cloud makes the ability to deploy, manage and monitor their displays a simple, fast and secure process, enabling remote control of the display’s functions from a single location (including via a Crestron touchscreen device or a web UI dashboard).

Built on the Microsoft Azure platform, Crestron XiO Cloud integrates seamlessly 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. This includes its new range of Philips T-Line and C-Line interactive displays, plus the full range of digital signage and professional TVs, including MediaSuite, B-Line, D-Line and Q-Line.


With Crestron XiO Cloud, customers can now configure thousands of Philips professional displays in the time it takes to configure one. The long and often costly configuration process for new displays and other devices is now a thing of the past, with venues able to centrally configure and provision all their Philips professional displays in all rooms before the products have been installed and without visiting the site. 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, entirely remotely and at a convenient time – such as during non-office or event hours.

Troubleshooting can also be tackled entirely remotely, with Crestron XiO Cloud monitoring all devices at all times, sending AV/IT managers instant alerts whenever an issue is detected. This allows problems to be addressed as and when they occur, reducing potential disruptions or equipment shutdowns to keep spaces up and running, without running to them.

Customers can purchase the Crestron XiO Cloud service on a monthly basis, with pricing based on the number of rooms and service options required.

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.”

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