2011

Dec 11, 2011

Planar’s Art Attack!

In early December, Miami Beach played host to thousands of artists, collectors, dealers and lovers of art who descended upon the city to attend Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas, as well as over 15 other shows happening in and around the area. For the first time, Planar joined in on the week’s festivities, showcasing Planar products at three different venues. Planar’s team, led by VP of Marketing Jennifer Davis, hit the ground running with a jam-packed schedule of meetings and events. Planar’s art show debut launched at Avant Gallery, in partnership with Avant Gallery and Surface Magazine, at the 3rd Annual Pictures + Furniture More…

Clarity Matrix , LCD video wall , industrial design , interior design , Silhouette

Dec 08, 2011

Planar Silhouette: On Everyone’s Wish List

  This holiday season, the Planar Silhouette™ is on everyone’s wish list! We got into the spirit and put a bow on the Silhouette in our lobby. You can see how impressively the Silhouette displays show a variety of still image content, in this case being driven from a small media player tucked into the base of the Silhouette. The product towers over 10 feet and is designed to elicit an emotional response, while making video and images more attention-grabbing and artistic.

LCD video wall , Architectural Displays , Silhouette

Nov 21, 2011

Great Technology Enables Great Ideas

By Cris DerrTechnology is cool sometimes even jaw dropping like the transparent LCD display presented by Planar at CETW this past week in New York. While people crowded around our transparent display in awe, it was the buzz around the solutions that could be built with such technology that was really inspiring. Great technology enables great ideas. At Planar another technology that enables great ideas is ERO™ for our Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall.ERO does much more than deliver amazing display quality by improving image contrast; it also enables interactive touch solutions on a grand scale. ERO does this in two ways: first it protects the LCD screen More…

Touch Screen

Nov 21, 2011

The Art and Soul of Digital Signage

At Planar, we are interested in different ways of utilizing Digital Signage to engage, inform and even dazzle the public. Recently we've come across an example from the UK on Remembrance Sunday for broadcasting the day's service to large audience and PRN in the US using their channel throughout national retail store locations to keep the fans of football up-to-date with NFL Networks football highlights when shopping. And pictured here, the beautiful lobby of Hotel de Luxe in Portland, Oregon, where signage meets art and films! An installation where Planar proudly provides the hardware to create this unique environment. Digital signage truly is More…

digital signage , custom display , case studies

Nov 18, 2011

Picture This

635 million in three days. No, that is not the number of votes from the last American Idol finale or even the amount of money raised by the winning candidate in the last election. 635 million is actually the amount of money raised in three evenings of art sales by Philips de Pury, Christie’s and Sotheby’s last week in New York. With well over a half a billion dollars pumping through the art world in only three days it is clear the art world has not heard that the economy hasn’t fully recovered. This latest news might surprise many, but not Planar. Planar’s vision for the convergence of art and technology will make its debut at the end of this month More…

Clarity Matrix , Architectural Displays , yorgo alexopoulos

Nov 15, 2011

BOFFO Building Fashion and Planar Together Again

Planar is once again excited to be included in another installation of BOFFO Building Fashion in New York City. After Planar’s successful display installation at the first venue, Nicola’s Formichett’s pop-up retail store, which featured PS-Series displays and open-frame monitors embedded in mirrored pillars, Planar continues involvement with the fourth installation in the series featuring the design work of The Lake & Stars + SOFTlab.The space, which opened November 10th, will contain patterns that are meant to blur orientation and depth perception in a way that will encourage visitors to explore, discover and engage with the space in addition to More…

Open-Frame , BOFFO , PS-Series

Nov 14, 2011

The latest in 3D: the Clarity Matrix 3D goes live!

It's what the 3D Roundabout caught already at the prototype stage earlier this year, but now it is launched and being installed as well! First installation can be seen the University of Illinois Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) in a class room setting. The Cyber-Commons 3D is a class room facility featuring six wide by three high Clarity Matrix 3D video wall, made from our 46" Clarity Matrix displays, which allows 2D and 3D visualization and collaboration. You can read more about the installation from EVL's own website. The new Clarity Matrix 3D will be at show this week at the SuperComputing 2011 at Louisiana State University, More…

planar , LCD video wall , 3D , stereoscopic , Clarity Matrix 3D , Clarity Matrix

Oct 31, 2011

Hotel Awards Honor Planar Partners

Congratulations to our customer, Hotel deLuxe who was recognized by Sunset Magazine with a 2011 Hotel Award. The Clarity Matrix in their lobby illustrates the hotel's vision in creating a compelling experience for their guests.Also, congratulations to our friend Yorgo Alexopoulos for his "digital art columns" installed at Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel. His work was called out as a key part of creating a sophisticated and totally unique property in a town that's hard to impress.

hotel deluxe , yorgo alexopoulos , Clarity Matrix

Oct 21, 2011

Congratulations, Hariri & Hariri!

The internationally acclaimed sister team, Hariri & Hariri – Architecture has a new accolade to add to their impressive credentials. Their monograph “Hariri & Hariri – Architecture: Buildings & Projects” is featured in the new Brad Pitt movie, “Moneyball.” It is sitting on the coffee table in the beach home of his ex-wife (played by Robin Wright). Of course, this accolade competes with many others, including an Interior Design Magazine “Best of the Year Award” and recognition in industry publications and on HGTV. We have enjoyed partnering with this dynamic duo in a variety of projects and activities and are excited about their ongoing More…

Architectural Displays

Oct 21, 2011

Don't Forget Your Employees

By Cris Derr Here's my "Deliver WOW!" moment of the day from IQmetrix Wireless Summit in Miami: Knowledgeable, motivated employees are as important to increasing sales as engaged customers. OK, you're probably thinking "The Miami heat has finally gotten to Cris' Pacific Northwest brain." Possibly. But it's easy to focus on the customer-centric benefits of interactive retail experiences created by iQmetrix XQ software and Planar System stylish touch displays. What has become far clearer to me during my time here at the summit is the importance of employee training as you build more engaging retail spaces. CEOs and other retail leaders at the summit More…

Touch Screen