Jul 30, 2015

Planar and our products are different – in a good way!

It is a balance that we seek to strike each day at Planar: moving fast, experimenting and bringing our expertise and commitment to quality to bear on product innovations. You see this kind of creativity illustrated in Planar’s product lines. It was our experience in video wall solutions that lead to the award-winning design of the Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System, with it’s off-board architecture, thin mounting depth, and highly-differentiated features. Certain features might be poorly imitated, but not replicated by followers in the market, Clarity Matrix stands as an example of how experience and expertise in a field leads to new innovations More…

LCD video wall , direct view LED , video wall

Jul 23, 2015

Digital Displays and Signage in Healthcare

Imagine the last time you went to a hospital or clinic. You were either going for your own medical need or to support someone you care about. Either way, the process is fraught with stress and confusion. Adding to that difficulty checking in, finding where you need to be, and then waiting and you have a recipe for unhappy people. Digital displays can help with the entire process of getting people where they need to be, checking in, and making the wait time easier. Healthcare Digital Trends One of the biggest trends showing up in hospitals is indoor, digital wayfinding. Think GPS navigation for inside the hospital. Connexient has created a system More…

digital signage , healthcare , lcd displays , video wall

Jul 15, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, Jennifer Davis

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Jennifer Davis, the VP of marketing and product strategy. Q: What are the top things you do for the company? What is your role? A: My team is responsible for our product roadmap and strategies.  Product managers act as mini-CEO's of their product lines to ensure that they meet customer needs and have a winning value proposition that represents great return on the investments Planar makes in these products and platforms. My team is also responsible for all of our marketing communications: generating demand, building the Planar brand, and equipping our reseller partners More…


Jul 08, 2015

Is 4K Content Available?

It doesn’t help to have a 4K display unless there’s content available. And the concern is a legitimate one since the first HDTVs came out in 1998 but the switch to HD broadcasting didn’t take affect for over a decade after that (June, 2009). So are things going to be the same with 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) content? The good news is that the first 4K displays came out over a decade ago, so the content is catching up right now. 4K Streaming As of the middle of 2015 the two biggest players in video streaming (Netflix and YouTube) have 4K content to stream (provided your internet connection is fast enough). Additionally Amazon’s instant video More…
Jul 01, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar’s CEO, Gerry Perkel

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Gerry Perkel, Planar’s President and CEO since 2005. Q: Gerry, what did you do before coming to Planar? A: Well I started my career in the software industry but early on I joined Tektronix and spent about 20 years there in a variety of roles and business units.  My time at Tektronix was both rewarding and very educational.  With my various assignments I got to work with customers all around the world and in several different markets.  I got to see products that were a wild success and some that flopped.  Ultimately my final years at Tektronix was at the helm of the More…