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Nov 25, 2015

Experience Museum Exhibits in a Whole New Light

Museums have a reputation for being boring. They tend to be dimly lit, quiet, sleepy places. Like libraries without the books. Which is a shame since museums are also where some of the most wonderful objects in the world are stored. But as technology gets better the wonder and engagement that makes learning magical can be brought back into museums. The Promise of Transparent Displays Imagine stepping into an ancient history museum and seeing the fragments of a statue from thousands of years ago in a case. Then imagine the spaces between the fragments being filled in by a transparent display allowing you to see what the ancients did so long ago. Or More…

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Nov 17, 2015

Black is Clear and other Design Considerations for Transparent OLED Displays

Getting the most out of technology often requires learning some new techniques and ideas. When photography was first invented, people would need to stand still for minutes to capture a portrait instead of the hours it took for a painter. When moving pictures were new, actors had to learn how to emote for the camera without using any words or sounds. When color movies first came along, directors had to begin thinking about palettes and hues and saturation. The Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent display brings the same type of challenges along with its exciting new possibilities. Black is Clear What makes a transparent display unique is, of course, More…

transparent , OLED , LookThru

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Nov 09, 2015

Introducing Transparent OLED Displays

On November 5, 2015, Planar Systems became the first company in the world to sell a transparent OLED display.  The LookThru™ line from Planar has already shown our industry-leading transparent displays with LCDs, but due to the limitations of that technology – namely requiring backlights – sizes and installation options were limited. With the new Planar LookThru OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) transparent display technology, the screen emits its own light allowing for free-standing installations that don’t require any sort of backlight or enclosure to provide a full-HD, yet transparent display. From Sci-Fi to Reality Movies and TV shows have More…

LookThru , OLED

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Nov 03, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's VP of Sales, Adam Schmidt

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Adam Schmidt, the VP of Sales. Planar: How long have you been at Planar? In the industry? Adam Schmidt: I’ve been at Planar since June 2001. Before I came to Planar I was at an Electronic Design Automation software company where I worked in competitive intelligence and market research.  I’ve always been a bit of an A/V geek, but my time at Planar is my only experience in the industry. Q: Why did you come to Planar? A: When Planar recruited me, I was working at Mentor Graphics after interning there during grad school.  Mentor is, and was, a fantastic place to work, More…

interview , innovation