Aug 29, 2013

Top 6 Benefits of a Tiled Video Wall of Planar UltraRes 4k Displays

Planar built a 3-wide tiled array of our new Planar® UltraRes™ 4k display at InfoComm 2013, which stopped traffic and turned heads. Here are the six things that made it unforgettable: 1. Combining the pixels of 3 separate 4k displays delivered a whopping 12-times full HD resolution canvas. That is over 25 million pixels on a single wall. 2. The Planar UltraRes features an optional and proprietary mounting system called Planar® Profile™ which results in a very narrow mounting depth and our unique tiling kit creates the smallest image-to-image gap between displays of this resolution. 3. The wall is extremely large. Each panel in the array measures More…

infocomm , 4K , Planar UltraRes

Aug 23, 2013

eTail Showrooms

There is an interesting trend occurring that contradicts the pundits who predict the demise of brick-and-mortar: pure-play etailers dabbling in physical stores. Last September, Gap-owned Piperlime opened a shop in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, showcasing highlights from their line. Online eyeglass retailer, Warby Parker, opened physical stores in New York and on Newbury Street in Boston this Spring, expanding their “try at home” program to try in the store. Just in time for their well-publicized “Man of Steel” product tie-ins. Neil Blumenthal, founder of Warby Parker summarized it well in an interview last month with Lauren Sherman from More…

Touch Screen , retail , video wall

Aug 20, 2013

Interactive Lobby Video Wall Creates a Unique Immersive Experience

Having selected Planar for its best-in-class video wall technology, global design firm, Gensler, entered into close collaboration with a billion-pixel interactive agency, The Hive, to create the immersive exploratory platform it calls the Gensler/Hive Multi-Surface Experience. This platform features a touch-enabled table on which a visitor selects content about Gensler and its work in numerous locations worldwide. The user browses through the content and then views selected information in larger-than-life form on the array of Planar displays, in 4k playback enabled by YCD | Wall.  The displays are especially important, because in combination with the More…

Interactive , Matrix , Video Walls

Aug 14, 2013

Three reasons not to choose between 2D and 3D on the Planar UltraRes UR8450-3D

Although 3D has gone mainstream in the television and home cinema markets, so much so that it is taken for granted and hardly used in so many homes, the world of 3D visualization is growing strongly in commercial segments. The use cases for 3D vary from computational chemistry to geospatial engineering, from collaborative product visualization to design reviews of architectural projects. The best 3D experiences work with your body’s own visual system to create the 3D effect. It is, after all, an optical illusion. A trick to get each eye to think they are seeing stereo. Some systems use LCD shutter glasses and others, like Planar’s new UR8450-3D More…

3D , 4K , UltraRes

Aug 09, 2013

Designing Media Walls

Leading architects and designers can now learn how to incorporate digital media walls into their plans as part of the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Program. Planar is committed to providing comprehensive training and support to our valued reseller partners and offers multiple training courses tailored to different product knowledge needs and skill levels. Being an approved provider of American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System credit classes, our new class entitled Designing Media Walls: Imagery, Videos and Information on Digital Canvases is now being offered as a free one-hour lunch-&-learn or More…
Aug 05, 2013

4k Connectivity

With today’s graphics cards, content servers and video processors supporting a combination of HDMI, DVI, SDI and DisplayPort outputs, it is not uncommon to have to convert one signal type to another.  Luckily, there are converters available today and those choices continue to grow in the market. Some conversion is passive, meaning that there is compact device requiring no external power. While others are active or powered, in which case the conversion device will be larger, will require a power source, and typically will be more expensive.  The general rule of thumb is that the newer, higher bandwidth connectors like HDMI and DisplayPort can passively More…

4K , UltraRes