‘Best in class’ infotainment brought to Nottingham students with Philips MediaSuite

290+ Philips PDS Android-powered, Chromecast built-in MediaSuite TVs installed inside all private bedrooms and communal areas at brand-new premium apartment block serving students at University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University

PPDS is excited to announce its range of Philips MediaSuite pro TVs are now bringing advanced 4K entertainment, communication and content sharing services for collaborative learning, to all 288 rooms and communal areas in a new student housing complex in Nottingham.

Opened in autumn 2020, the installation at the purpose-built Talbot Street complexserving students at University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, was completed by Birmingham-based integration specialist Hotel TV Company, who teamed up with PPDS for this extensive, securely networked project.

Ranging from 32-inch to 72-inch model variants, the Google-certified MediaSuite range – found in some of the world’s most premium hotels – was installed inside all private bedrooms, as well as featuring in other communal areas including four meeting rooms, main reception area and student cinema room (72-inch model).


Best in class

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 included on the Philips MediaSuite, which supports 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.

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. This can include content from their favourite streaming sites, such as Amazon Prime 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.

Kendra Ingram, UK business manager for professional TVs at PPDS commented: “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.”


Enhanced ROI, reduced e-waste

Running on a secure network, and using PPDS’s exclusive CMND platform, MediaSuite TVs can be controlled, managed and even customised (such as a welcome messages) 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.

The latest Android 9 (P) upgrade, which has just been made available this month, adds a host of new performance and experience-enhancing features to Philips MediaSuite TVs, including embedded Netflix in hospitality environments, Disney+ and Google Assistant.

Kendra continued: “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.

“We’re excited that students studying in Nottingham are now enjoying the benefits of MediaSuite, assisting in making their experience away from home a productive and enjoyable one.”


For more information, please contact your local PPDS account manager or visit our dedicated Philips MediaSuite web pages here.

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