PPDS to install built-in Chromecast in MediaSuite TVs

PPDS, the provider of Philips professional displays, has committed to include Chromecast built-in wireless streaming technology on all current and future Google-certified Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs, with global sales projected to reach 300,000 before year-end. With Philips MediaSuite TVs designed for professional use, the Chromecast built-in solution has professional-grade security, with connections to the device severed and all data, such as account login information, immediately cleared and logged out upon checkout. 

“In our recent PPDS guest behavior survey, we found that 71 percent of hotel guests turn on the TV in their hotel room,” said Jeroen Verhaeghe, global business development director for hospitality at PPDS, and the developer of Philips MediaSuite. “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 honored that Philips MediaSuite is now the preferred choice for hotels and businesses looking to offer Chromecast built-in.”

“Rather than an add-on service, we literally built Chromecast into our TVs—a first for any professional TV in this space,” said Jan van Hecke, global product manager professional TV at PPDS. “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.”