Philips adds 3 new software partners for hotel TVs

PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage products and software, has formed three new partnerships with hospitality industry property management system integrators Nonius, Nevotek and Imagine Soft, opening up more than one hundred additional PMS possibilities. 

As part of PPDS’ new “total solutions” strategy, these new collaborations—announced at this year’s AAHOA Convention and Trade Show—add control, management, communication and entertainment capabilities to Philips MediaSuite TVs, running on a bespoke interface that conforms to a customer’s needs. 

Nonius, Nevotek, and Imagine Soft join Impala and TigerTMS on PPDS’ list of partners and bringing the choice of PMS options to approximately 200. 

The new partnerships with Nonius (with 120+ million users worldwide and in 330,000 hotel rooms), Nevotek (with more than 3,000 hotels worldwide) and Imagine Soft (with 3,500 hotels worldwide and in 500,000 hotel rooms), help hoteliers communicate with guests and drive new revenue streams. 

The new platforms provide a variety of personalized services for guests, such as welcome messaging, bill viewing, native language selection, personalized offers and mobile check-in and checkout services.

With no additional hardware requirements for Philips MediaSuites needed, each of the partners’ platforms link seamlessly with the TVs’ existing OS. PPDS’ existing features and functionalities include the recently launched embedded Netflix solution, allowing guests to securely access their own Netflix account directly on the hotel TV, and the Chromecast built-in functionality, allowing guests to stream content (including apps) on the display directly from their device.

The platforms also let hoteliers offer tailored TV portals (T.V. channels, movies, sports), and integrate other third-party solutions like Apple TV, Sky, BT, VoD, as well as other live content feeds like news, weather, local attractions and transport information.