Samsung Electronics has announced the global launch of its P-Series standalone SMART signage, the world’s first Tizen-powered premium displays.

While Tizen has typically been associated with Samsung’s smart watches and smart fridges, the new P-Series displays represent the first usage of the open-source platform for digital signage applications.

“The launch of Samsung’s new P-Series signage represents a landmark moment for our business, as we’ve made our already industry-leading visual displays even more capable with the addition of the Tizen platform to our SSSP,” says Seog-gi Kim, senior vice president of the visual display business at Samsung Electronics.

“By equipping our displays with faster and more versatile content management tools, our customers will be better prepared to solve their most prominent customer engagement challenges.”

The P-Series displays come two different variations – the PHF (700nit brightness) and PMF (500nit brightness; except 32in displays). All models will be amongst the first to feature the upgraded fourth generation Samsung SMART Signage Platform (SSHP).

According to Samsung, SSSP partners typically prefer an open source platform for standard web APIs rather than closed platform. Which is good news, considering the new P-Series displays, powered by Tizen, feature the advantages of a cross-architecture, open source platform based on a standards-based HTML5 implementation. The new displays also will enable easier web app development with an upgraded Tizen Emulator and new Remote Debugging Tool.

The slim-designed PHF (43, 49 and 55in) and PMF (32, 43, 49 and 55in) series standalone displays are the first in Samsung’s line-up to showcase content using the SSSP 4.0’s reinforced graphics engine. As a result, the P-Series displays claim animation performance three times better than that of previous SSSP iterations, including enhanced response times and seamless playback. P-Series users relying on real-time audience engagement gain expanded options to deliver clear content. The displays support smooth transitions between a variety of formats, without black screens or interruptions.

The Tizen-powered P-Series displays are designed for uninterrupted, 24/7 operation in any location, reducing maintenance burdens and improving peace of mind for users. Both the PHF and PMF models are IP5X certified, validating their ability to perform at optimal quality when exposed to a range of environmental factors and making them ideal for locations subject to dust and dirt, including subway stations and bus terminals.

As an all-in-one signage alternative, Samsung’s P-Series displays condense complex display operations into a single hub that does not require external PCs or devices to function. With the new MagicInfo Server 4.0, users can manage their entire signage portfolio through a central remote server in real time and make adjustments across individual displays or display groups from any location. A complementary toolset, including the Web Simulator and Tizen Emulator programs, further extends content development opportunities by enabling users to build and launch web-based management applications directly within the SSSP 4.0 platform.

Samsung’s P-Series displays also contain an integrated centralised infrared receiver (IR) to drive more convenient operation. Although hidden from view, the centralised IR is compatible with remote control devices and drives faster and easier navigation than most standard displays, which place the IR component in harder-to-operate corner locations, allow.

A slim-depth (29.9mm) and narrow bezel (6.9mm) design makes Samsung’s P-Series displays among the thinnest on the market. This compact design expands implementation possibilities and enables space-constrained businesses to connect with audiences in previously untapped locations. Additionally, the narrow bezel composition ensures viewers remain focused on featured content rather than the display itself.

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