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Jan 19, 2017

Leyard and Planar Installations Overview

From small format touchscreen displays for kiosks to massive video walls and everything in between, Leyard and Planar's broad product offering means the right solution for each application. Video processing, media player solutions, and mounting accessories make Leyard and Planar a one-source option for display solutions. See more videos from Leyard and Planar on Vimeo.

installations , LED , LCD video wall , digital signage

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Jan 12, 2017

Redefining Prime Time

In the olden days before on-demand and streaming content, broadcasters designed certain hours as “prime time,” that day part when the largest audiences were congregated in front of their TVs. In the States, this was somewhere between 6:00 and 9:00 PM on weekdays. This is where shows like Friends, Seinfield, the Cosby Show, and the like would be found. Even today, popular shows, like The Big Bang Theory, are played at this time. But times have changed. Now you can record and playback content at any time. You can stream from apps or a cable provider on-demand. Viewers are no longer tethered to their TVs or their homes, with the growth of mobile device More…

Planar UltraRes , tradeshow , social media , events

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Jan 05, 2017

Transparent Displays at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 officially opened its doors today, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary. We're seeing lots of really cool new technology, as well as innovative uses of transparent OLED displays. At Intel's booth, a cyclist rides alongside a Planar LookThru transparent OLED display showing real-time data about his performance and heart rate. Check it out:   More images from the Intel Booth of the Planar LookThru transparent OLED display: Planar LookThru transparent OLED display in the Corning Booth: If you are at the show, stop by the Planar and Leyard booth #30645.

OLED , LookThru , planar lookthru

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Dec 15, 2016

What is Digital Signage?

I recently spoke at the Digital Signage Federation and Digital Signage Expo sponsored panel discussion called “Coffee and Controversy” and one of the questions posed to the panel was whether the name “digital signage” was a benefit or hindrance to the industry. The term has been used by market researchers to describe the kinds of screens that are used in public venues, versus residential, consumer or television products. The term “digital signage” being used as a synonym with “public information displays.” The term has been a catchall for a variety of technologies, ranging from displays to players to content creation for applications ranging from More…

digital signage , LED , LCD video wall

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Dec 08, 2016

What makes Clarity Matrix different?

LCD video walls are growing in popularity. You are seeing them pop up in retail environments, corporate lobbies, college campuses, and sporting facilities. With the growth of the category, customers often ask us what makes the award-winning Clarity® Matrix® LCD video wall system different from other displays that people might consider tiling together to make video walls. There are dozen of things that set the Matrix apart, but here are a few highlights:1. EROFor public venues and high-ambient light conditions, we offer our proprietary Extended Ruggedness and Optics™ (ERO) for added protection. 2. EasyAxis™ Mounting SystemThe industry’s thinnest More…

Clarity Matrix , EasyAxis , ERO , vcs

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Dec 01, 2016

Love the Matrix Calculator? Try the new LED Video Wall Calculator!

Build your own video wall using the free LED video wall calculator. You can configure displays, preview content, and calculate the technical specifics for your wall. You can compare multiple products and pitches to arrive at the best option for your installation. You can export a rendering of the video wall in a simulated environment and the PDF or Excel summary of the specs. Using your selections, your account management team can provide a quote and detailed product information to assist with your project. This free tool works great on your desktop or on a tablet or mobile device.

LED Video Walls , Calculator , video wall

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Nov 17, 2016

4 Trends for Digital Signage Displays in Museums

When it comes to digital signage installations in museums around the world, there are a few overarching trends. Although the exhibits and missions of the organizations are different, most museums require similar tools to help run a successful operation. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your next display. 1. High reliability is a must One of the biggest reasons museums choose Planar as their digital signage provider is because of the highly reliable displays. Many product offerings include 24x7 operation, to ensure the show keeps going on through all hours of the day, year after year. Whether the application is wayfinding or exhibit More…

ero , case studies , touchscreen

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Nov 10, 2016

Planar Digital Display Screens Bring Reliability and Performance to Gaming Properties

“The Clarity® Matrix™ and Planar® PS-Series are the only technologies we’d want to specify for the casino environment,” says Ryan Sullivan, founder of Blue Speed Audio Video. “They both were designed to run 24/7, and they install without the need for extra structure. As a result, we can get the casino up and running more quickly and at lower cost than we could with other brands, and we know these displays will perform flawlessly over a long period of time.” To find out more about this installation, check out the Indigo Sky Casino case study and see other implementation of large format screens and video walls at at http://casestudies.planar.com.

case studies , casino , Clarity Matrix

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Nov 03, 2016

Alternatives to a Touch Overlay

Our customers love interactive displays. Over the years, touchscreens and multi-touch displays have become a huge part of our product offering and with no surprise. Interactivity encourages customer engagement, brand loyalty, and brings a livelihood to physical spaces, all with a natural user interface. Customers and integrators may think their only path to interactivity on a video wall or large format display is a third-party touch overlay. Something that could transform their LCD or LED display to an interactive touch screen. But there is an alternative. Planar offers a wide variety of products with touch integrated. No third-party components to More…

LED , LCD , touchscreen , touch display

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Oct 27, 2016

3 Ways Technology Companies Benefit from Digital Displays

As a highly-rated global electronics manufacturer, Samtec understands the need to exhibit the best and newest technology in their corporate offices. A recent renovation of their headquarters proves how much they value providing high-quality digital solutions for their employees and customers. Here are 3 ways Samtec is benefitting from the integration of digital displays. Multi-touch capability allows for superior interactivity and brand activation Fifteen 55-inch Clarity® Matrix™ LCD displays make up the 19.9 feet (6.07 meter) wide by 6.7 feet (2.04 meter) high video wall found in Samtec’s renovated headquarters. Each display has 32 More…

case studies , ero , Clarity Matrix , Multi-Touch , reliability