As part of our ongoing AVT Thought Leaders Series, we asked Vince Schuster, Commercial VP, Professional Displays, North America at PPDS to provide a rare insider's perspective into the company's philosophy and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022.
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AVT Question: Please share your company's philosophy, vision, and product roadmap heading into InfoComm 2022. [June 2022]
InfoComm 2022 is one of the most exciting and most significant shows in PPDS’ history for North America—not only for the products and solutions being announced, of which there are many, but for the long-term success of the business as we enter the next evolutionary phase of growth.
As of now, PPDS has transferred its North American activities from Envision Peripherals Inc. (EPI) to TPV USA. In short, this means PPDS North America has become a wholly owned subsidiary of TPV Group—the largest provider of displays on the planet—and is now fully aligned with our other markets.
PPDS North America is not here simply to make up the numbers and become just another brand; we’re here to make a real difference to our partners and to their customers. We are not simply a provider, but a total solutions enabler, adding more choice, support, and value to our partners. You will have already seen a big increase in activity from the company in the press in preparation for this evolution, which has been in development for over a year. PPDS has strengthened its management structure heavily in recent months, with a series of senior management appointments and our support for dedicated market verticals.
With a complete product portfolio including digital signage, dvLED, interactive displays, and pro TV; leveraging on open technologies such as Android; and capitalizing on our most recent announcements, including our new Cloud-based API first Wave platform, as well as our Global Partner Alliance supporting large project roll outs on an international level, PPDS has the tools and the talent to make a tangible difference.
All of the pieces are now in place and we are looking forward to meeting and sharing our vision with our partners at InfoComm, and to taking this next step in our journey together with them.
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