PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays and dedicated AV software solutions, has launched its “powerful” two-in-one Philips Professional Soundbar, HAL5023, with built-in subwoofer, designed for Philips MediaSuite TVs.
Continuing PPDS’ accelerated ‘total solutions’ strategy, the new Philips Professional Soundbar combined with Philips MediaSuite – the “world’s most advanced” dedicated hotel TV – is said to deliver the industry’s “ultimate audiovisual experience” and is intended to “transform” hotel guest rooms into “highly immersive cinematic experiences”.
Designed and built in collaboration with TP Vision’s Philips sound team the trapezoid-design (W70 x D12 x H7cm) Philips Professional Soundbar features a 2.1 channel setup, with an output power of 200w max / 100w RMS (10% THD) and a built-in sub.
Back-end controls through Philips MediaSuite TVs also allow for specific configurations to be put in place, including volume limits, ensuring surrounding rooms are not impacted or disturbed.
Designed for “fast and effortless” installation, the freestanding or wall mountable (brackets included as standard) Philips Professional Soundbar, is designed to be easily configured using the professional setup menu on the Philips MediaSuite TV. All related settings are intended to be quickly and efficiently copied and transferred to the entire TV fleet remotely through cloning via PPDS CMND, saving significant installation times and costs.
Removing the need for multiple controllers, the Philips Professional Soundbar can be controlled using the standard Philips MediaSuite TV remote. Alternatively, the Philips Soundbar can double as a high-end speaker system for guests wishing to play their preferred music, podcasts, and radio stations via apps and accounts on their own personal devices. This can be achieved either through Bluetooth or via Philips MediaSuite’s inclusive Chromecast built-in technology.
With security a key feature on Philips MediaSuite TVs – and all PPDS solutions – all customer data, including Bluetooth pairing information from personal devices, is immediately cleared upon check out from the hotel.
Conforming with Philips MediaSuite’s impressive, near cable-free presentation, the Philips Professional Soundbar also comes equipped with a custom-designed power cable adapter, enabling it to be powered via a single power socket, shared with the TV. An anti-theft cable to help prevent unauthorised removal of the device is also included.
“Philips MediaSuite was designed to enhance and, in many aspects, reinvent the hotel room experience, accommodating all the features and services guests are accustomed to in their own homes, within the hotel room,” said Jeroen Verhaeghe, global business development director hospitality at PPDS. “With a long-term commitment to offering Chromecast built-in™ technology, together with unrivalled relationships with streaming giants, such as Netflix, we’ve revolutionised the way people can access and enjoy their favourite movies and shows on the road. Today, we’re providing the opportunity for hoteliers to take that experience to the next level, with the Philips Professional Soundbar.”
Jan van Hecke, Global product manager professional TV at PPDS, added: “With today’s announcement, the industry’s most advanced professional TV solution has just been given the perfect upgrade with even greater, more powerful sounding audio. With Philips Professional Soundbar, the in-room experience, for many, can now surpass that enjoyed at home, changing guests’ perceptions of hotels, and helping to ensure positive reviews and repeat business.”
The Philips Professional Soundbar is planned to be available Q4, 2023.