Signagelive to launch support for Philips Professional Display Solutions’ SoC Android OS Commercial Displays at Digital Signage Expo 2017

Philips_D_Series_AndroidSupport for Philips Professional Display Solutions Android System on Chip (SoC) Displays provides Signagelive resellers and customers with greater choice

Signagelive, global providers of a cloud-based digital signage platform, is partnering with the market leading display manufacturer, Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) to develop support for their extensive range of Android powered SoC Philips Displays, which will be launched at Digital Signage Expo 2017 (#DSE2017), 28-30 March, Las Vegas.

Philips Android OS product range began with the Full HD, D-Line display, which has been followed by more of the company’s range recently 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.

To deliver Philips PDS’ Android powered display support, Signagelive has developed an optimised Android version of its HTML5 based media player, which is in used daily by 1,700+ digital signage networks worldwide. The combined Philips PDS /Signagelive SoC Display solution delivers the functionality and performance required for enterprise grade digital signage, with key features including:

  • Full Signagelive Media Player with fullscreen and multi-zone support
  • Images, Videos, HTML5 web page support
  • 100% support for scheduling including; recurrence, validity and tag based publishing
  • Remote application updates for inline upgrades to the Signagelive Android client
  • Widget support – Over 500 Editable Templates, Clocks, Weather and Room Booking Templates
  • Web Trigger support for event driven content playback
  • Offline playback of all media, layouts, widgets and editable templates

Philips PDS’ Android SoC Displays partnered with Signagelive are compatible with the recently launched Signagelive Marketplace, comprising 500+ plus pre-built digital signage pieces of content (ranging from layout backgrounds, editable templates, clocks and weather widgets to pre-built applications).

Built to deliver the editable content templates in the Signagelive Marketplace, the Signagelive Widget Development Framework enables resellers, developers and customers to build and publish custom HTML5 content and interactive experiences for Philips PDS’ Android OS Displays.

In addition, Philips’ PDS Android Display resellers and customers will be able to make use of the suite of developer APIs enabling code-level integration with Signagelive for; network and device monitoring, content management and publishing, and real time web triggers enabling contextual and dynamic content updates.

Digital Signage Expo is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Centre from 29-30 March 2017 and Signagelive can be found on booth #336 as well as on the Philips Professional Display Solutions booth #922

“Philips Professional Display Solutions have brought to market an extensive range of Android powered displays with excellent price/performance, generating considerable interest from our resellers and making it an easy commercial decision for us to commit to developing and launching Signagelive support.” Comments Jason Cremins, CEO of Signagelive. “We have been very impressed with the technical capability of the Philips PDS’ Android SoC Displays and with the Philips PDS team’s commercial approach to attracting and retaining resellers and customers. We look forward to working closely with the Philips PDS team to cultivate and win mutual business with our channel partners.”

Commenting on behalf of Philips Professional Display Solutions, Mark Phillips, Commercial Director North America said: “Our unique implementation of the Android OS has been a key part of our overall strategy to target partnerships with the very best signage software companies. We are therefore delighted to be working with Signagelive and helping to support the company and their exceptional network of professional resellers. Our new partnership will allow us to jointly offer a unique combination of the power of our high-end products with some of the most innovative software currently available”

Established in 1997, Signagelive, is one of the very few digital signage software providers that is 100% channel focused. Signagelive is also renowned for its hardware-agnostic approach, which is constantly evolving to meet the needs of customers across all markets, including retail, corporate communication, education, stadia, healthcare and automotive.

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About Philips Professional Display Solutions:

Philips Professional Display Solutions is operated by TP Vision and MMD both 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.  TP Vision and MMD operate with their Global headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

EPI is Philips PDS’ business development center in North America, By combining the Philips brand promise with EPI’s signage solution strength as well as TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, EPI uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. EPI operates in North America and its headquarters are in Fremont California.

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Additional Information

Signagelive’s new suite of developer APIs and associated software development tools will allow customers and partners alike to incorporate greater functionality into their digital signage networks, while facilitating the development of new, purpose-built applications to meet the needs of specific real world scenarios – quick serve restaurants (QSR), corporate communications or retail, for example.

Signagelive’s support for the latest near field communications (NFC), beacons and mobile technologies enables real-time triggering of pre-cached content on a range of conventional and Smart Signage displays. This in turn facilitates the development of exciting, interactive applications, including “lift and learn”, assisted point of sale, emergency messaging or dynamically changing content based on location based services (LBS).

Using Signagelive’s Widget Development Framework, both technology partners and system developers can compile web-driven application compatible for a range of displays, regardless of vendor, and eliminate latency issues commonly associated with HTML5 applications delivered over the Internet.