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PPDS confirms commitment to Chromecast streaming

Wireless streaming tech committed to all current and future Google certified, Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs, as global sales accelerate toward 300,000

PPDS has confirmed its long-term strategic commitment for the inclusion of Chromecast built-in wireless streaming technology on all current and future Google certified, Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs, as global sales are projected to surge to 300,000 before the year end.

Part of its deepening strategic partnership with Google across its evolving portfolio of Android powered solutions, including digital signage, interactive displays and hospitality and business TVs, the announcement is said to reinforcesPhilips MediaSuite’s position as the world’s first and only current dedicated hospitality TV to feature a secure Chromecast built-in solution, designed specifically for the hotel room experience.

Jeroen Verhaeghe, global business development director for hospitality at PPDS, and the innovator behind Philips MediaSuite, commented: “Philips MediaSuite TVs have been designed exclusively around the in-room hotel room experience, understanding and providing the solutions required and craved after by both the hotel and its guests. Our goal is to support hoteliers in ensuring all expectations are achieved or surpassed, and Chromecast plays an important role in this being achieved. 

“In our recent PPDS Guest Behaviour Survey, we found that 71 per cent of hotel guests turn on the TV in their hotel room. If the features and functionality on that TV don’t mirror or exceed those achieved at home, then the experience is immediately compromised. Philips MediaSuite raised the bar and changed the perception of hotel TVs, the services they can provide, and how they can be used to enhance the overall guest experience. With the current evolution of Chromecast dongles not a fit for use within the hospitality industry, we are honoured that Philips MediaSuite is now the preferred choice for hotels and businesses looking to offer Chromecast built-in to enhance their guests’ experiences.”

Jan van Hecke, global product manager professional TV at PPDS added: “Rather than an add-on service, we literally built Chromecast into our TVs – a first for any professional TV in this space, providing a unique and seamlessly accessible solution to meet guests’ entertainment needs. This is, of course, backed with a level of security that is not easily achievable with external dongles, for added peace of mind. Chromecast built-in remains an integral part of our overall hospitality proposition, to bring ever-evolving, home-away-from-home experiences into hotel rooms and we’re delighted to confirm our long-term commitment to this technology with Google.”