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Sep 08, 2016

3 Reasons Planar does ADA best

The U.S. Department of Justice has been working to ensure that buildings and spaces are safe and accessible for everyone, including those with disabilities. When it comes to the installation of protruding objects, such as a display system mounted to a wall, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has set regulations in which public and government buildings must comply. Section 4.4 of the ADA deals with regulations directly applicable to the installation of Planar and Leyard display systems. It states that objects  must not extend more than four inches (.33 feet) from the wall, if leading edges are located between 27 (2.25 feet) and 80 inches (6.67 More…

Planar DirectLight , Clarity Matrix , Planar UltraRes , ada-compliant

May 31, 2011

Floor to Ceiling Video Walls

By James WoodThe thing that most people don’t understand is that when you’re designing a building you can’t just do whatever you want. There are whole libraries filled with codes that need to be met in every building. Rules are good, they protect people and property. But all those standards can take some of the artistry out of designing and make it feel more like paint-by-number. Designers are just tasked with plugging in solutions that will comply with all the regulations; one is blue, three is green. But most designers want the chance to express themselves and stun their audiences.One standard that has limited creativity comes from the Americans More…

ada-compliant , lcd displays , Clarity Matrix

May 20, 2011

Planar's Digital Canvases Event Smashes Convention

At the Digital Canvases Event, hosted by Planar Systems on April 14th at the Savant Experience Center in New York City, leading architects and designers loaned their considerable talent to put video displays through their paces and to show how the Clarity Matrix and other products from Planar are becoming important architectural tools.The thin-profile mounting system (less than 3.6") of the Clarity Matrix delivers the world's only ADA-compliant LCD video wall and the image-to-image gap (which is as small as 5.7mm) delivers stunning imagery creating a digital canvas for the design community to discover and use."We responded with enthusiasm to the More…

digital canvases , ada-compliant , Clarity Matrix , savant experience center , Gisue Hariri

Mar 21, 2011

Life Lessons on Innovation

By Jennifer Davis I had the privilege of participating in StudioDror’s launch of their new design geometry, QuaDror. It was held at the New Museum in Manhattan and an overview video was featured on the Planar ep55 flat panel, which was part of the display.At a press conference hosted by Linda Tischler from Fast Company and Kimberly Brooks from Huffington Post, Dror Benshetrit spoke about his inspiration.He said that at the launch in South Africa the week before, he met a teacher who encouraged students to first love, then do, then create, and then share.It seems to me that this is the formula for innovation. You have to first start with empathy and More…

ada-compliant , Dror Benshetrit , Clarity Matrix , video wall