PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips professional displays, has achieved TAA compliance status for an evolving line of advanced, highly versatile and military-grade secure 4K UHD digital signage and videowall displays, now certified for use by the US Government.
Part of a continued investment, expansion and ambitious global growth strategy, TAA (Trade Act Agreement) compliance now permits the procurement of Philips professional displays for Federal, State, and Local Government Institution projects and installations.
Created in 1979, TAA compliance requires products and goods considered for governmental use to be manufactured or substantially transformed in the US or in designated TAA countries*. Products for government use are available via selected commercial companies – such as distributors – with Federal Supply Schedule government contracts.
Meeting market demand
Bringing significant new business opportunities to both PPDS and the US Government, today’s announcement follows sustained demand from PPDS’ US channel partners, and includes the company’s best-selling Philips 4K D-Line** digital signage and Philips X-Line*** videowall displays, which are now fully TAA compliant and immediately available. PPDS has identified Education, Homeland Security, Justice, Commerce, Transportation and Energy among key executive departments where it can bring positive transformative change, working benefits, and energy efficiency opportunities†.
Designed for 24/7 usage, these displays are fully equipped to meet the unique and ever-evolving current and future mission critical needs and requirements demanded within government, including high power performance, unrivalled reliability and military-grade security.
Seamlessly integrating onto an existing IT network, the displays can be fully configured and customized to suit any space, whether a vast and creative videowall in reception or a control room, innovative wayfinding displays in corridors, or highly collaborative and communicative solutions in offices, meeting rooms and cafeterias.
Additional Philips professional display products across the PPDS portfolio will be added in due course, which, coupled with solutions from PPDS’ evolving third-party partnerships (such as Crestron, Logitech and Intel) are set to provide the industry’s most complete suite of visual solutions to the US Government, each with extensive customization, control and remote management (including central) capabilities.
Franck Racapé, Head of Global Commercial for PPDS, commented: “Today’s announcement marks a significant step forward for PPDS in North America and is part of our overall long-term strategic global growth ambitions to exponentially expand Philips professional display sales. Securing TAA status on our Philips X- and D- Line products will open doors not only for us and our reseller partners, but for a multitude of government departments, where our solutions can bring positive changes and significant benefits to its teams for smarter and more efficient working and communications.”
Local focus with global strength
In North America, PPDS recently became a fully-owned subsidiary of TPV, the world’s largest provider of LCD displays, as part of the company’s accelerated ‘hypergrowth’ strategy in the US market, of which government supply will play a key focus.
PPDS’ US head office is located in Charlotte, North Carolina, with access to an unmatched global network of manufacturing facilities, strengths and resources, including priority access to core components and materials for manufacturing continuity, and end-to-end supply chain systems, enabling full control and monitoring of logistics streams.
Bruce Wyrwitzke, Director of Sales North America at PPDS added: “With TPV, PPDS is in a highly unique and privileged position, which provides vast and unrivalled benefits and resources. Allowing us – both on a local and international scale – to respond, build and provide truly innovative and often world-first solutions to our dedicated markets when they need them, all backed by around-the-clock specialist support. Demand from our partners and the channel for our products to become TAA compliant in order for them to support government projects has been consistent and strong. Today, we’re delighted to have made that happen, beginning with our Philips D-Line and X-Line displays.”
*Philips X-Line and Philips D-Line products from PPDS are manufactured in Taiwan – a designated TAA country
**Philips D-Line 50BDL4550D starting with 50” and rolling out across screen sizes in coming months
***Philips X-Line 55BDL2105X starting with 55” and rolling out across screen sizes in coming months
† Philips X-Line offers SmartPower saving features, reducing power consumption, energy costs over product lifetime