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Mar 24, 2015

What are university centers doing with digital signage?

Temple University recently opened The Science Education and Research Center (SERC) as part of a key strategy to further establish the university as a center of excellence in scientific education and research. The Science Education and Research Center, at 247,000 square feet, is one of the largest buildings devoted exclusively to scientific research in the Philadelphia region. The seven-story structure includes 52 research labs and 16 teaching labs, open spaces to foster collaboration, and high-tech equipment such as clean rooms and a low-vibration scanning tunneling microscope facility.  Also among SERC’s high technology assets is a More…
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Mar 17, 2015

4K Displays for Commercial Applications

There has been a growing interest in 4K entertainment in the home with the release of Dish Networks’ 4K player and a host of development in ultra high definition content streaming. But 4K isn’t just for television. In fact, commercial applications for the technology are outpacing adoption in residential applications and there are a number of reasons why. 24x7: Commercial applications require long duty cycles and reliability that one can not find in consumer-grade equipment designed for in-home use. A few hours a day is very different than all day, every day usage models and products like the Planar UltraRes Series and Planar EP-Series 4K Series are More…

4K displays , ep-series , Clarity Matrix , Planar UltraRes

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Mar 09, 2015

Seamless, Fine-Pitch LED Video Walls for Indoor Applications

Narrow pixel pitch LED solutions (3mm pitch and below) are evolving rapidly to become a serious option for indoor video wall applications that require higher resolution and greater image quality. These seamless fine-pitch LED video wall solutions provide exceptional visual performance, thin mounting depth, precise alignment, mission-critical reliability and adaptability to different customer uses. LED video walls can be optimized for a wide range of indoor environments including well-lit public spaces and corporate lobbies, as well as light-controlled conference rooms, auditoriums and control rooms. They are well suited for demanding 24x7 indoor More…
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Feb 24, 2015

Planar Transparent OLED Technology at DSE 2015

You are invited to the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas on March 11th and 12th.  Free exhibit passes are available at www.planar.com/events.  In addition to the award-winning Clarity™ Matrix™ LCD video wall system and Planar™ UltraRes™ 4K displays, you will also see the Planar Transparent OLED technology demonstration and more! How does the popular Planar® LookThru™ Transparent LCD display compare to the emissive Planar transparent OLED demonstrator that Planar will show at Digital Signage Expo this Spring?     Planar LookThru Transparent LCD Display Planar Transparent OLEDTechnology Demonstration Shipping More…
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Feb 18, 2015

Planar video walls create dramatic display platforms at Baker Hughes

The campus of Houston-based oil services company, Baker Hughes, includes the new Western Hemisphere Education Center, a cross-training facility for employees working in all aspects of Baker Hughes' business. Attracting and retaining the brightest engineers is key for Baker Hughes, and it relies on the education center to help in that effort. Employees receive extensive education in the center's classrooms and labs, all equipped with the latest technology. That technology extends to the main lobby of the center where a Planar Mosaic Architectural Video Wall array and Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall displays have been deployed to further More…

Planar Mosaic , Clarity Matrix

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Feb 11, 2015

Planar Transparent OLED Technology Demonstrator Makes a Splash at ISE

Amsterdam let up with Planar’s 55” transparent OLED display.  The crowd was wowed with content by Second Story, a Sapient Nitro company, that triggered off visitor movement to show off the color, viewing angles, and transparency of this new technology. Planar has been innovating in transparent displays for decades.  Our current solution is the Planar® LookThru™ Transparent LCD display and we just announced our intention to show a new transparent technology, OLED, at the ISE trade event.   As we look towards the future and the availability of a transparent OLED offering from Planar, we see a variety of use cases being made possible using this More…
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Feb 05, 2015

Transparent OLED: Looks like smoked glass and plays video.

Transparent displays allow users to view what is shown on a glass video screen while still being able to see through it, enabling them to overlay digital images onto real objects that sit behind the glass. The next-generation transparent OLED technology revolutionizes how information is displayed in settings ranging from retail merchandizing to museum exhibits to corporate lobbies. The vision of transparent displays, popularized for decades in science fiction movies and television shows, is now nearing reality. This technology is poised to revolutionize space design, customer engagement, and the digital display of information and branding for decades More…
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Jan 27, 2015

Interactive touch displays in conference rooms

The nature of decision making and the meeting rooms that support corporate productivity are changing rapidly, driven by a corporate push toward enhanced company communications and more effective team collaboration. At the forefront of this evolution, new display technologies—including video walls, 4k displays, and interactive touch displays—are overtaking conventional presentation technology, offering tremendous opportunities for richer, deeper, more immersive communication in group settings.  Today’s offices are more open, more collaborative, and more technology drenched than ever.  Three emerging trends in conference room displays are causing CIOs, More…
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Jan 13, 2015

Trends in the use of digital displays in museum environments

Museums exist to expand our knowledge, stimulate our senses, expose us to new experiences, and engage our participation, as we explore our shared history and the natural world. In recent years, new technologies have expanded the dimensions and capabilities of museum exhibits, turning visitors from passive observers to actively engaged participants. AV technology is inspiring museums to supplement static display techniques with dynamic, responsive, participatory museum environments. Larger video displays and interactive flat screens have become fixtures and communication tools in many modern-day museums. Specifically there are three major trends in More…
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Dec 15, 2014

DisplayPort 1.3 vs HDMI 2.0

We recently caught up with Marques Girardelli, Planar’s electrical systems manager in the R&D organization and Becky Connors, product manager for large format displays, to ask about the emerging connectivity standards around DisplayPort and HDMI.  This is the third post in a series covering these connectivity topics. How does DisplayPort 1.3 compare with HDMI 2.0 in terms of performance? When comparing DisplayPort 1.3 with HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.3 has several key advantages. First, the video bandwidth of DisplayPort 1.3 is much higher than HDMI 2.0.  This means that DisplayPort 1.3 can support higher resolution timing such as 8K at 60Hz, where More…