2012

Dec 10, 2012

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,I have been very good this year. I am hoping that you can make all my dreams come true and bring me the best gift of all: Pixel Paint. This amazing emissive material could be slathered onto the wall like latex paint (VOC-free, of course) and be patterned to any shape, size, or scale. I could fill the wall or paint stripes. It would not require a projector or other sort of display device. It would be a display. Using wireless technology for power and input source, I’d be able to take my new media player, which is also on my Christmas list, or my handy-dandy laptop and fill the entire painted surface with the design or video of my More…

LCD video wall

Nov 15, 2012

Planar Helium Gets an Invite to Exclusive Windows 8 Insiders Party

Developers exploring Windows 8 on the Planar Helium Multi-touch Display Planar 27" Helium™ Multi-touch Displays have attracted much attention since the launch of Windows 8. David Kelley, Principal Architect at Wirestone wrote the “giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8.” Windows Phone Developer and Microsoft MVP, Kelly White, said in his blog: “After using the Helium I absolutely regret the HP TouchSmart monitors.” And Cindy Davis, Editor-in-Chief at TechDecisions, gave Helium the “best review I could give.”On October 30th Helium got another kudos when I along with several Planar Helium More…

Helium , Microsoft , Windows 8 , Multi-Touch

Oct 22, 2012

Clarity Matrix Installation Featured in Signage Solutions Magazine

The September/October issue of Signage Solutions Magazine features an article on the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall installation at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library – the installation, by Planar Reseller partner Electrosonic, features a 5x2 Clarity Matrix MX55 video wall in portrait orientation. Upon entrance to the facility, visitors see the Clarity Matrix video wall with historical art displayed on the wall and the video wall comes to life when a visitor stands in front of the wall – sounds can be heard and the image begins to move, making the painting come to life.Check out Planar’s full profile on our Case Study app: More…

Signage Solutions Magazine , Clarity Matrix

Sep 20, 2012

The Newly Released Planar Helium Multi-Touch Monitor Lights up the Windows 8 Experience

The launch of Planar's brand new multi-touch desktop monitor line is already off to a great start with the introduction of the Planar® Helium™ family and the debut of a 27-inch model. "The giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8," says David Kelly, Principal UX Architect & Microsoft MVP of [wire]stone. "As a firm focused on touch experiences with numerous touch-enabled applications for Windows 8, we're using the monitor to develop and test out all of our applications. The high quality touch experience and combined feature set of the Planar Helium monitor has really improved our development time to market, as More…

Helium , Multi-Touch , Windows 8 , wirestone , TechDecision , planar , Touch Screen

Sep 19, 2012

Innovative Technology Can Bring Modernization to Retail Environments

Retailers are always looking for new ways to attract customers into their store through window displays. Not only is this the most expensive real estate in retail, well-fashioned window displays can turn ordinary merchandise into brand experiences that keep people coming to and talking about the store.As part of a workshop at Pratt Institute, entitled Form and Technology, Ben Nimes envisioned a new style of storefront window utilizing Planar® LookThru™ transparent LCD technology. In this futuristic design, the manikins are nude and the transparent displays animate with a live fashion show of clothing and accessories. Perhaps in a carousel of options More…

LookThru , LCD , transparent lcd , planar

Sep 04, 2012

Architectural Video Walls Redefining Interior Space

New leading-edge technology and architectural video walls are certainly redefining interior spaces. The design imagined by Ben Nimes at Pratt Institute during the Form and Technology workshop illustrates a new innovative way to truly captivate an audience using technology like the Planar® Mosaic™ architectural video wall system. In their design concept, not only is the display face engaging, but the entire unit itself moves to interact with the viewer as they approach and traverse the wall bringing the space to life. Photo courtesy of Pratt The Planar Mosaic family includes three different tiles shapes and sizes, including a truly square LCD More…

creativity , LCD tile , Mosaic , form and technology , planar , square tile , Pratt Institute

Aug 31, 2012

No Matter Your Politics

If you want to replicate the layered look that took center stage at the Republican National Convention, look no further than Planar® Mosaic™. Fill your wall with different video tile shapes and sizes, including the perfectly square tile. Create one big image or drive each separately. Use the Mosaic Project Designer™ Online to design your own!

Mosaic Project Designer , Mosaic , planar , video tiles

Aug 22, 2012

Planar Providing Ultra High Definition Viewing Experience for London's Oakley Safehouse

The London Oakley Safehouse is a place that Oakley created and designed specifically for their athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. Oakley took extraordinary measures to create a safe haven for the athletes to relax and escape the craziness of the Olympic Games.In the video, the Safehouse DJ, Thux, takes you on a tour of the technology used to run their audio and video.One of their media areas features two Planar video walls that consist of nine 46" Clarity LED Series displays. The video wall allowed athletes to enjoy high definition viewing of the Games with live sports feeds of events displayed from two channels at once. DJ Thux goes on to More…

London Oakley Safehouse , Clarity LED Series , Oakley , video wall , planar , 2012 Olympic Games

Aug 17, 2012

Planar Products Like Art Work Themselves

Hiroshi Sugimoto, an internationally-acclaimed Japanese photographer, is best known for his hand-printed black and white photos, which are grounded in his Newtonian study of light and color. He had an ingenious idea of photographing an entire movie in a historic movie theater. Opening the shutter in the opening act and closing it after the credits roll. This long exposure creates a predictable, yet still magical, glowing white image as all the colors in the film combine to create white light. This white light illuminates the majestic architecture and detail of the theater. In the picture below, the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan is uniquely More…

wallpaper magazine , Hiroshi Sugimoto , UltraLux , illuminating , planar , Fox Theater

Aug 16, 2012

Runco Broadens Award-Winning LightStyle Series with High Bright LS-10HBd Projector

  Introducing the new Runco® LightStyle LS-10HBd projector. Part of Runco’s award winning LightStyle Series, the LS-10HBd creates stunning video at a scale unattainable by other display types. It will provide homeowners exceptional entertainment value without compromising video quality or scale. With its 3-chip, 1080p design and stunning brightness, the LS-10HBd opens up new projections possibilities in the home. The incredible brightness, along with the ISF™ Day and Night modes of the LS-10HBd, make it possible for families to truly get the most from their DVDs and Blu-ray® discs, television programming, internet video, and computer-based media More…

LightStyle , projectors , Runco , High Bright , entertainment