Philips Professional Display Solutions (PDS) has today (July 8) announced its biggest ever support programme to help businesses overcome the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and get back to work.
The company is offering a range of exclusive product deals, finance packages and sales incentives, which have been brought together in a new dedicated website. Conceived as a direct response to the current challenging market conditions, ‘InSync’ encompasses three programmes, providing support for installation partners and end customers.
The programmes are designed to deliver benefits that stretch into the longer term, rather than as a short term fix, with mix and match menus that include access to some of the company’s latest innovations, as well as a variety of offers, incentives, promotions and commercial support.
Designed for its installation partners, Life After Lockdown: Unlocked is a new programme offering exclusive features, offers and commercial assistance, supporting both businesses and their staff out of lockdown. Part of an internal decision to reroute money normally spent on events, exhibitions and marketing activities, Unlocked is Philips PDS’s biggest ever customer support programme to date – helping to generate new deals for end customers, while introducing additional lucrative business rebates and fully tax-paid employee vouchers.
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Other highlights from Unlocked include monthly exclusive pricing, timely and relevant offers across digital signage, LED and Pro TV, a discounted five year de-re warranty, as well as financing solutions.
Speaking of the new programmes, Franck Racape, vice president, EMEA, said: “At Philips Professional Display Solutions, we’re dedicated to making life easier for our installation partners. Knowing the immense pressure and challenges our partners are all experiencing, we’ve decided to reroute our budgets for our normal marketing activities across Europe to help them kick start back into business. Bringing feature-rich products at market-leading prices is just the beginning and now, with Unlocked, we’re offering much more – for you, for your people and for your business.”
Designed exclusively for hospitality, Philips PDS has introduced a new Total Care for Hospitality menu, which includes a range of solutions to help hoteliers and their installation partners to reassure and attract guests, while giving them the opportunity to bring forward longer-term strategies for implementing cutting-edge technologies and personalised experiences with a supportive financial setup.
From today, a new range of leasing and finance packages are available from PPDS Finance Solutions – including the possibility to defer the start of payments for up to six months – enabling hotels to invest in their long-term technology plans. With the plan, resellers are able to bundle accessories and other elements of the installation, including brackets, mounts and the installation itself, together with their Philips hospitality TVs and displays, into the plan.
The programme also highlights the benefits of the impending Android P upgrade for Philips MediaSuite TVs, which will bring access to Netflix embedded and Google Voice Control. The company is also offering a special price on a five-year de-re warranty period across its hospitality TV and digital signage ranges.
Meanwhile, in a bid to address health and safety concerns around Covid-19, Philips PDS is also launching a brand new, cloud-based remote-control app – PPDS GuestConnect – allowing guests to control their in-room TVs with their own personal devices. Guests can download the app by scanning a unique QR code when they check in to the hotel or when they switch on their TV. The link will be severed the moment they check out, and a new link will be created for next guests.
As an alternative, Philips PDS has extended the availability of its wipe-clean remote controls.
Anthony Tizzard, business manager, EMEA, said: “The spread of COVID-19 has forced everyone to rethink their approach and attitude to hygiene – with remote controls being a hotbed for germs, whether at home or in a hotel. Our new GuestConnect solution allows the guest to use their own devices, quite literally, taking control of the situation for themselves, while our wipe clean remotes provide an easy to clean and reliable alternative.”
InSync also provides a home for Philips PDSs’ PeopleCount range of capacity management signage solutions, developed in conjunction with its partners, including Bosch Security Systems and now, NowSignage.
Racape commented: “InSync is the new destination for both our existing customers and new ones to discover innovative ways to support their own customers and guide them through these new and financially challenging times, propelling business forward for the AV industry and beyond.”
Discover InSync at www.ppds-insync.com or to find out more, please contact your local Philips Professional Display Solutions sales manager.