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Aug 18, 2016

Planar Provides BIM Models to Make Design Simple

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining leverage in the construction industry due to an increasingly digitally driven world. This is impacting stakeholders and consultants alike. Its ability to increase productivity and help produce high quality work has been the force driving its growing popularity. BIM is used as a replacement to standard 2D modeling systems, and goes further into the building life cycle. The system digitally represents both physical and operational attributes during build projects, making it useful for different functions such as cost, construction, and project management. Combining these into one system increases More…

BIM , Clarity Matrix , digital signage

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Aug 11, 2016

Transparent OLED Creates Contextual Halo for Branding

We had a chance to catch up with Traylor Woodall, Executive Creative Director, from FiveStone Studios after they earned top honors in the Clear Concept Awards and presented at the Digital Signage Expo 2016. We wanted to ask them about their thoughts and experience with Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent displays and the opportunities for branding and customer experience that are enabled by this new technology. We started the conversation by asking why the time was right for transparent displays in digital signage. “Planar’s LookThru OLED technology is a powerful tool for cutting through the static,” said Traylor Woodall. “We see an opportunity for More…

LookThru , LED , branding , Awards

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Aug 04, 2016

Strong Enough to Lift a Car

Superheroes from comics, movies, or television shows are often lauded for their strength. The ability to lift a car being a quintessential demonstration. And it turns out that people want display products, especially in the rental and staging market, that are incredibly strong. Superhero strong. When we announced the Leyard® CarbonLight™ LED displays we knew that people would want to create amazing video floors using the Leyard CarbonLight CLF Series. For a stage floor, we knew it would need to hold up to the weight of dancers and sets. And for auto shows, we knew people would want to park cars on it.  Even though the Leyard CarbonLight CLF displays More…

CarbonLight , rugged display , LED

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Jul 28, 2016

Natural Computing, Intuitive Interface

In June of 2007 when the very first iPhone was released a change began for not only Apple customers, but also everyone who uses computers, phones, or any type of electronic device. Touch interfaces became mainstream. The iPhone was far from being the first touch interface—the technology has existed since the 1970s—but with the launch of the iPhone, then Android phones, then iPads and tablets, touch interfaces became a natural way for us to control our devices. Now it’s time for our computers to catch up. The Desktop Gap For all of the advantages of touch interfaces, they still don’t work very well for fine movements needed in crafting spreadsheets More…

Helium , touchscreen , Interactive , touch display

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Jul 21, 2016

If you like Pokémon Go, you should try PlanarView

Pokémon Go, the widely popular app that has been all over the news, is not only taking fame for its nostalgic connection to the beloved 1990s children’s game, but also for its modern use of augmented reality. Similarly, Planar, a Leyard company began playing with augmented reality last year with the release of the PlanarView™ Visualization App, a tool that transforms the way people envision and plan their commercial display environments. With PlanarView, customers can interact with Planar and Leyard displays in a similar way that gamers are interacting with their favorite Pokémon characters. Visualize the real world differently. PlanarView enables More…

PlanarView , Augmented Reality , digital signage