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24.03.2021, 12:04

Bringing Infotainment and Collaborative Learning to Student Digs

PPDS's range of Philips MediaSuite pro TVs have been installed in all 288 private bedrooms and communal areas within a new student housing complex in Nottingham.


The installation at the purpose-built Talbot Street complex which serves students at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, was completed by Birmingham-based integration specialist, Hotel TV Company, and involved multiple product variants ranging in size from 32 inches to 72 inches.


Best in class

Philips MediaSuite was selected as part of a strategy to provide students attending the universities with more comfortable and productive environments, with the TVs being utilised to create highly functional spaces in which to both study and to socialise.


Features on the Philips MediaSuite, which support multiple languages for international students, include instant one-touch access to hundreds of TV and radio stations and thousands of popular apps via the Google Play Store, such as YouTube, Spotify and local news channels.


Running on Google’s Android TV, MediaSuite was the world’s first pro TV range to feature Chromecast built-in, a feature that allows students to cast their own content from their own personal device (smartphone, tablet or laptop) directly to their display in up to 4K. This can include content from their favourite streaming sites, such as Amazon Prime, Netflix and Disney+, as well as their own videos, pictures, presentations and more.


TVs are also equipped to provide useful, up-to-the-minute information about the accommodation facilities, health and safety, room amenities, events and news, as well as more personalised information and communications.


Enhanced ROI, reduced e-waste

Running on a secure network, and using PPDS’ exclusive CMND platform, MediaSuite TVs can be controlled, managed and even customised (such as a student names, university colours, logo, etc) entirely remotely, on an individual or collective basis from a separate location.


Part of PPDS’ ongoing commitment to creating sustainable solutions across the industries, thanks to their built in Android SoC, MediaSuite TVs are also primed to receive regular software updates, bringing all the latest features and functionalities to both new and existing models, extending product longevity, maximising RoI, and reducing unnecessary e-waste.


Kendra Ingram, UK Business Manager for Professional TVs at PPDS, comments: "In a short space of time, Philips MediaSuite has quickly become the go-to pro TV solution of choice for not only many of the world’s leading hotels, but increasingly in hospitals and healthcare establishments, and now student environments.


"The way we all consume content is changing and, with MediaSuite, whether it’s traditional linear TV, a catch-up or streaming service, or wanting to share, check or showcase work and presentations on a larger screen, we aim to meet those needs and to make that process as simple as possible."


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