Next Level Hospitality TV Control: PPDS Partner Otrum Develops Mirage SaaS Platform onto Philips MediaSuite Hotel TVs

PPDS, the industry’s leading provider of advanced professional displays and solutions, is delighted to announce that Otrum’s cloud-based hotel TV platform and interface, Mirage, is now fully compatible with Philips MediaSuite TVs.

Founded in 1985, SaaS (software as a service) provider, Otrum, is a recognised leader in the hospitality world, specialising in creating innovative low latency and guest centric control and management TV software solutions, with its products featured in all leading hotel chains across the planet.

Part of its ongoing partnership with PPDS, Otrum has developed its new, highly cost-effective Mirage platform to be fully compatible and to integrate seamlessly with both new and existing Philips MediaSuite hospitality TVs (5014, 6014, 5114U, 6114U).

No limitations

Combined with Philips MediaSuite’s already extensive, market-leading and customer-centric features and capabilities – including Chromecast built-in™ and user data analysis – Mirage, powered by Amazon Cloud Services and the Amazon CloudFront CDN, brings unparalleled levels of customisation, branding and personalisation to hoteliers. This important partnership allows hoteliers to take full control of their TVs in order to meet their exact needs and requirements, both on a presentation and performance level, for the ultimate guest experience.

Designed to be API centric at its core, Mirage makes the process of adding external third-party sources such as Netflix (embedded on MediaSuite) and other streaming platforms (including premium content) and services to TV screens, a simple one.

Jeroen Verhaeghe, International Business Manager at PPDS, commented: “Otrum’s Mirage for Philips MediaSuite takes the control and management of guest room TVs to new levels, bringing a truly advanced, customised experience to hotels.

“When we started developing MediaSuite back in 2014, we wanted to bring a product to market that removed limitations to overcome many of the frustrations our partners and their customers (end users) have historically faced with their hotel TVs. We don’t believe in compromise, so it’s important to provide the market with a choice of solutions, allowing them to choose what works for them. Chromecast built-in is one of those solutions that brings added functionality to the range and Otrum’s Mirage offers yet another way to integrate that directly over the hotel network without the need for a WiFi hotspot in each room.

“Our key strategic partnership with Otrum is another great example of our commitment to developing products and solutions with the best interests of the customer at their core.”

At a glance: Otrum Mirage features and benefits…

  • 100% cloud-based for convenience
  • Simple login and administration via web
  • Fully customisable 1080P menus, no rigid limits
  • TV channel line-up management
  • Bespoke template library ensuring a smooth start
  • Cloud based PMS integrations
  • Highly adaptable open APIs to show live data (eg. content, flights, weather, news, IoT)
  • No expensive hardware investment or staff time needed
  • No server hardware costs or maintenance

About PPDS

PPDS is a trading name of TP Vision Europe B.V. (“TP Vision”) and MMD-Monitors & Displays Nederland B.V. (“MMD”), registered in the Netherlands, with their head offices in Amsterdam. TP Vision and MMD are wholly owned subsidiaries of TPV Technology Limited (“TPV”), the world’s largest manufacturer of monitors and a leading provider of display solutions.

PPDS exclusively markets and sells Philips-branded professional displays, covering professional TVs, signage and LED solutions, worldwide under trademark license by Koninklijke Philips N.V.

By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, PPDS employs a competitive and focused approach to bring innovative products to market – from its 10” touchscreen through to unlimited LED displays. Designing solutions that make a positive impact, both for resellers and for end-customers – at the right time and in the right places.