PPDS, the brand behind Philips professional displays, announced a new range of products at ISE 2023, including the Philips Tableaux, which it claims is the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly. digital signage A group launched by a major manufacturing company.
What caught our attention about the Dashboard is the fact that it can run completely offline and without using a single kilowatt of electricity, a feat that can help reduce businesses’ carbon footprint as well as their electricity bills. It also allows for new installations in places where access to electricity is difficult.
Two panels are available, one in a traditional 25-inch 16:9 format, while the other is a more expansive 28-inch 32:9 model. PPDS claims that the Android-powered Tableaux range can render up to 60,000 colors — including blue — which is A major milestone for what is essentially a glorified electronic paper technology.
Images of the two panels in what look like commercial settings show content with relatively rich colors and high brightness and contrast, which is a far cry from your usual monochrome setup.
The Tableaux series will display content without being plugged in or using power at all, and PPDS has already confirmed that it will be compatible with the Wave cloud-based fleet management platform which is used, for example, to update the content displayed, over the air and without human intervention. Note that due to the nature of the technology, it cannot be used Interactive screenstouch screens or similar business screens.
The rise of zero power electronics
Of which humble beginnings in 2007 So far, colored e-paper has made it into the mainstream, even finding its way into supermarkets and gas stations. What Tableaux brings in terms of innovation is the ability to expand into much larger display spaces and the ability to sip energy.
PPDS is part of TPV Technology Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of screens The rollout of Tableaux is an interesting new trend, and one that we will be watching with interest given the current financial pressures that companies – especially SMEs – are under.
We reached out to PPDS to find out more about the exact specs of the two monitors: Can they be charged via a USB port (and maybe use nothing more than a portable power station or battery charger)? What is the screen resolution? What kind of brightness / contrast ratio can they offer? Do they use Not Force at all to view it? How much force do they use to swap the displayed content? What is the capacity of the built-in battery?
Furthermore, it would be interesting to see if there are any plans for energy extraction (such as ambient heat or light?), and if there are any that could even be done. Large screens and whether PPDS would license the technology to other electronics manufacturers who might offer it elsewhere (eg refrigerator, laptop, furniture, etc.).
According to Frank Rasabi, President of Global Commercial Affairs and Vice President of EMEA at PPDS, the two smallest tablets It will cost about 1000 euros in Europewhich, at current energy prices, will pay for itself in about 30 months.