Dec 19, 2013

Planar Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, Planar has put together a list of a few products that make will great gifts. Shopping for the artist or analyst? The Planar® PXL2790MW Quad HD monitor offers a bezel-free display that fuses design and technology, extra desktop space with quad HD resolution (2560x1440) and provides vivid, life-like image quality at every angle. Recently reviewed by Tom’s Hardware, the Planar PXL2790MW QHD monitor “introduces a sense of luxury to the business class.” Planar® Helium™ Series monitors are ideal for pairing with a new Windows® 8 computer or laptop this holiday season. The multi-touch Planar Helium Series monitors come in 24- and More…

Planar Helium , PXL2790MW , Quad HD , PXL Series

Dec 10, 2013

Woody Guthrie Center Brings an American Icon to Life

Folk music, a remarkably complete personal and professional archive and modern touch-screen technology combine to tell the story of an American cultural icon at the newly opened Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the influential musician’s life and work through a variety of informative exhibits, including approximately 25 interactive experiences. Museum-goers of all ages are enticed into the center to learn about Woody Guthrie as a result of its extensive use of technology, including several arrays of advanced displays from Planar Systems. One’s first encounter with Woody is at Woody’s More…

Clarity Matrix , video wall , woody guthrie

Nov 27, 2013

Touch on Desktop

We’re all looking for ways to increase our daily productivity. Specifically designed to take advantage of Microsoft Windows® 8’s touch-enabled features, Planar’s Touch on the Desktop monitors includes 22-, 24- and 27-inch full HD monitors optimized with multi-touch interactivity for the utmost productivity. Here are three scenarios for introducing a touch screen monitor into your desktop life: • Pair either your Planar® Helium™ Series 24” or 27” touch screen monitor with a powerful tower PC for engineering, designing and graphic-heavy applications. The touch screen monitor allows you to flick, scroll and zoom quickly and accurately to accomplish More…

Helium , PCT2785 , Touch on the Desktop

Nov 14, 2013

Playing Video in 4K

This past September, Intel hosted its annual Intel Develop Forum event in San Francisco. The Intel NUC team and Planar created a joint Ultra HD video demo for IDF. The Ultra HD displays with a resolution of 3,840 × 2,160 pixels represent four times the resolution of Full HD (as seen on most modern TVs)and are being called 4K displays. If you think Full HD is life-like, then 4K will blow your mind. But all these extra pixels come at a cost as processing that many pixels is extremely taxing. Intel wanted to show that it's new NUC packed the punch to run 4K videos. Intel NUC are essentially a 4”x4”x2” computer. It’s small in size, economical in price but More…

4K , Planar UltraRes

Nov 07, 2013

NetFlix 4k Content for Planar UltraRes

This week it was announced that NetFlix is testing 4k video streaming and has posted a short video entitled “El Fuente 50 MP” which is described as “an example of 4k.” We brought a PC with an internet connection into the lab to test the content on the Planar® UltraRes™ 4k Ultra HD 84” LCD display. In general, the content was not as good as the video loops we have demonstrated at DSE, InfoComm, and CEDIA Expo , which we know have been shot or rendered in 4k and are mastered for quality. That said, it was a significant improvement over what they showed in January 2013 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this latest effort shows real promise. We More…

Planar UltraRes , 4K

Oct 31, 2013

Clarity Matrix Video Wall at National Geographic Museum

An exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. pays unique tribute to the 125 years of work of the society’s explorers, photographers and scientists while also looking forward to the future of the society. The exhibit presents a larger-than-life picture of the many facets of our world on a Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System, from Planar, whose physical layout provides a novel and engaging platform that maximizes the impact of the National Geographic Society’s renowned visual content. The video wall consists of a 12-panel (4x3) array of Clarity® Matrix™ MX46HD LCD video wall displays. It was installed by Sterling, Virginia-based More…

Clarity Matrix

Oct 18, 2013

Planar is Your Source for TAA-Compliant Video Products

The United States government sputtered back to life yesterday after President Obama and Congress ended a 16-day shutdown clearing the way for federal agencies to deliver services and welcome back hundreds of thousands of furloughed workers.  It is common practice for US government agencies and state and local institutions to utilize purchasing guidelines from the General Services Administration (GSA) in order to procure goods and services. Resellers and integrators put products on GSA Schedules, which establishes long-term government-wide contracts with these commercial firms. The GSA estimates that $50 billion dollars a year or 10 percent of the More…

Clarity Matrix , Clarity LED Series , planar lookthru , PS-Series , ep-series , Planar Mosaic , Planar UltraRes , planar ultralux , planar systems

Oct 07, 2013

Finding 4k Reference Content for the Planar UltraRes and Clarity Matrix LCD Video Walls

As people are using the Planar® UltraRes™ or building video walls using Clarity® Matrix™ for demonstration, art, or ambiance, we get questions from our reseller partners and their clients as to where they can find content to show off the incredible resolution and visual performance of these displays. For instance, a 3x3 Clarity Matrix of our MX-46 is over 5,760 pixels wide and the ultra HD resolution of the Planar UltraRes measured 3840 x 2160 pixels on a single 84” display canvas. Although these displays can certainly show video content from traditional sources like BluRay or PC sources, and can upscale 1080p content beautifully, nothing beats More…

Clarity Matrix , Planar Mosaic , 4K , Planar UltraRes , PXL2790MW

Oct 02, 2013

Ultra HD on the Desktop

Full HD has been around a while and is the current display resolution of choice for most desktop environments. But as we’ve become more dependent on digital information and feeds, the 1920x1080 resolution of Full HD has become limiting. Many people have discovered that by combining multiple Full HD displays, you can increase productivity by as much as 200 percent. Users that have multiple screens won’t go back to a single screen and report increased user satisfaction. However, professionals with deep pockets have long known that there are better options than Full HD. So The next level up is QHD or 2560x1440 - these displays give 77% more desktop More…

UltraRes , PXL2790MW , Quad HD

Sep 26, 2013

Social Media Trend in Retail Industry

As the lines between physical and online shopping blur, another line is blurring:  between the brand and the consumer.  Equipped with camera phones, shoppers can become spokespeople and advertisers for the brand as they share their favorites with friends on social networks.  At home or on the go, they can pin, share, tweet, and like their preferred brands into prominence.  And using today’s modern analytics tools, brands and retailers can track that influence all the way to the bank.  The savvy retailers are finding they can help this along with active social and mobile campaigns that tie in-store signage and promotions with mass advertising and More…

social media , retail , digital signage