Samsung has been actively looking to push its Tizen OS to more devices across the globe. Last year, the operating system showed stellar growth in Bangladesh and just a few months after that, the Korean company announced that Tizen was the second-largest OS in the budget segment in India. Just last month, it was also rumored that Huawei is switching its smartwatches to Tizen and ditching Google's Android in the process.
Today, Samsung has unveiled the world's first Tizen-powered premium displays. These P-Series displays will also be the first to sport the upgraded fourth generation Samsung SMART Signage Platform (SSSP 4.0).
Touting the open-source nature of Tizen, as well as its performance and usability, the P-Series displays - which comprise of both PHF (700nit brightness) and PMS (500nit brightness with the exception of the 32-inch display) - will be among the slimmest in the market. Seog-gi Kim, Senior Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung had the following to say:
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. 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 company states that Tizen will sport the advantages of cross-architecture, and will be comprehensively based on HTML5 standards. Together with an upgraded Tizen emulator and a new Remote Debugging Tool, the displays tend to make web development easier.
Additionally, the P-Series will also be the first to showcase the capabilities of SSSP 4.0's upgraded graphics engine. They will allow for three times better animation performance than the previous iterations of the platform as well as enhanced response times and seamless playback. Moreover, both the PHF and PMS displays are IPX5-certified, which means that they can perform optimally in a range of environmental factors, including dust and dirt.
Samsung also wants to make its displays easier to use. To that end, the company has simplified display operations under a single hub. It is providing tools such as MagicInfo Server 4.0 to enhance usability. The displays also include a centralized and concealed infrared receiver (IR), compatible with remote control devices.
Although Samsung hasn't announced pricing and availability details as of yet, it has stated that the displays are aimed at "space-constrained businesses", so that they can "connect with audiences in previously untapped locations".