InfoComm12: Philips showcases 3D conversion, multitouch, digital signage displays

June 15, 2012

Philips Commercial Displays returned to InfoComm this year with new lines of products that it said "are integrator focused and provide simplified solutions for the Pro AV industry."

The company showcased glasses-free 3D and 3D conversion, interactive touch, and large screen LCD and LED HD commercial-grade displays, an integrated DIRECTV display. The Philips booth featured new offerings from MMD, the exclusive licensee for Philips Commercial Signage Worldwide, and P&F USA, the exclusive licensee for Philips Hospitality in North America.

"We are excited to be back at InfoComm and unveiling our new line of products for integrators looking to expand their solutions in the ProAV industry," said Craig Rathbun, sales and marketing director for MMD North America, in the announcement. "From our large-format touch screens to integrated OPS PC displays, this lineup shows that we are truly committed to providing solutions our customers need."

Philips introduced a new range of glasses-free 3D displays with built-in real-time glasses-free 3D conversion software. The new 42- and 55-inch commercial displays convert both stereoscopic (with glasses) 3D and 2D content into autostereoscopic, or glasses-free, 3D content in real-time. Now customers don't have to rely on specially prepared content, giving them the freedom to choose whatever content they want to show in glasses-free 3D, Philips said. These displays offer a 3D picture from multiple viewing angles, ranging from five to 28 view points, ensuring everyone gets the full 3D experience. The new line of 3D displays will be available globally in mid-June.

Also, the new Philips Touch Series offers products specifically developed for the retail, quick service restaurant, hospitality, health care and transportation industries, available in 32-, 42-, 46-, 55- and 65-inch formats, the company said.

The new Philips Touch Series comes in two different touch technologies, optical sensing dual-touch and infrared sensing multitouch. The optical sensing dual-touch system allows for two simultaneous touch points at the same time, and is aimed at digital signage implementations in point-of-sale, restaurant and kiosk deployments. The infrared sensing multitouch technology allows for multiple simultaneous touch points at the same time, and is aimed at large-screen digital signage implementations in the boardroom, retail environments and public information kiosks.

Philips Open Pluggable Specification-enabled displays consist of nine different products developed for the digital signage industry. Available in 42, 46, and 55 inches, each model comes in non-touch, dual-touch, and multitouch builds to meet a variety digital signage solutions. By adding an OPS PC, users can deploy systems faster and in higher volumes, while lowering costs for implementation, Philips said. The OPS PC modules themselves require no optional connections, simply insert the module and begin using the functions. Open Pluggable Specification is an industry standard interface developed by Intel Corp. that allows users to insert an internal PC into a digital signage display.

Read more about digital signage display technology.

Topics: 3D Digital Signage , Display Technology , Hardware

Companies: Philips Signage Solutions , Intel Corporation

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