Oct 13, 2014

Clarity Matrix vs. Multi-Stream Transporting

DisplayPort 1.2 supports MST (Multi-Stream Transport) daisy chaining of monitors and it has created confusion in the industry. People may mistake MST support for video wall tiling.  MST was designed for desktop monitors as a way of reducing cable count and desk clutter.  On their website, DisplayPort talks about the advantages of multiple monitors on your desk for productivity, multi-tasking, and immersive gaming.  It was not, however, designed for video walls.  This is very clear when you see the bandwidth limits that they publish: Display Resolution  (standard 60 frames per second refresh rate) Maximum Number of Monitors (based on More…

Clarity Matrix , Multi-Stream Transport , Video wall tiling

Oct 09, 2014

Fostering Creative Partnerships at the Intersection of Art and Technology

Portland Design Week is in full-swing with open house events at designers all over the city, many of whom are showing Planar products in their labs and showrooms. We partnered with the Society for Environmental Graphics (SEGD) on their public art exhibit entitled “Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experiecne Halprin’s Fountains" on Tuesday night. At Keller Fountain, the Mayer/Reed team supplied the crowd with glow sticks to start their journey. Guest reported that it was magical to watch the glowing crowd move through theses great public spaces while experiencing a variety of installations – from kinetic sculpture, to chalk art and projected More…

planar systems , designweekportland

Oct 07, 2014

The Digital Oilfield

Trends in Oil and Gas and the Planar Visualization Tools that Make it Possible The majority of the earth's fossil energy resources have already been discovered. The world’s experts know where the deposits are located, but most of the easy-to-access resources have already been tapped (think oil rush days in Texas with oil gushing out of the ground!). So nowadays, the trick is to extract it in a cost effective way that complies with the ever increasing safety and environmental regulations. Getting the most from their assets – often referred to as “the digital oilfield”, is one of the key trends in the oil and gas industry today. Allowing companies to More…

Planar UltraRes , oil and gas trends , digital displays in oilfields , digital oilfield , 24x7 displays , 4K displays