Sep 25, 2015

Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas uses Planar Displays for a Personalized Shopping Experience

The Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas (NFM), located north of Dallas-Fort Worth, is the newest retail store in the Nebraska Furniture Mart chain. The 560,000 square-foot store is an anchor to Grandscape, a 400+ acre mixed-use development that when fully completed, will provide a unique destination for retail, dining and entertainment for up to 10 million visitors annually. The NFM design included leading-edge digital signage technology to attract customers into the store and help them easily find products and services. For these reasons the retailer chose two of Planar Systems’ most advanced display solutions, the large-scale Planar® UltraRes™ Series More…

Planar Mosaic , UltraRes

Sep 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's CIO/VP of IT, Jeff Maurer

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Jeff Maurer, the CIO and VP of Information Technology. Q: Jeff, how long have you been at Planar?  In the industry? A: I’ve been at Planar for eight years!  It’s been a fantastic experience and the time has flown.  Interesting and challenging business problems to solve; fun and passionate people; great products.  I’ve been in the display industry for 19 years, starting with InFocus back in the mid-90’s. Q: What are the top things you do for the company?  What is your role? A: I support the Information Technology team as CIO/VP of IT.  It’s an interesting role More…
Sep 09, 2015

What’s the Difference between 4K and UHD?

If you’re confused by the different labels for the newer displays out there, you’re not alone (and this isn’t a new thing). Usually technology develops faster than the labels that apply to it, but, multiple competing technologies might have different names until the standards are set. If you remember the confusion of figuring out what was HD, Full-HD, and 1080p, you get how the confusion of standards works. 4K vs. UHDIn a technical sense, 4K is the standard developed by cinema to express a resolution of 4096 by 2160. Which works out to an aspect ratio (the comparison of the width to the height) of 1.9:1. Since most movies are shot in the 1.9:1 aspect More…

Ultra HD , 4K displays , hdmi , 4K

Sep 02, 2015

Architects Using Digital Displays

Architecture is both an art and a science. Without the art, buildings become bland, stolid fixtures, but without the science, structures might not even stand, let alone inspire. Where architecture is at its best both function and form come together to create something that is both beautiful and practical. Purpose over Personality Within the world of architecture there are stars, just like in every other realm, and those famous architects have created stunning structures to earn their clout. But looking at the purpose behind the design is becoming as important as the person creating the design. The managing partner at the innovative firm NBBJ, Steve More…