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Mar 17, 2015

4K Displays for Commercial Applications

There has been a growing interest in 4K entertainment in the home with the release of Dish Networks’ 4K player and a host of development in ultra high definition content streaming. But 4K isn’t just for television. In fact, commercial applications for the technology are outpacing adoption in residential applications and there are a number of reasons why. 24x7: Commercial applications require long duty cycles and reliability that one can not find in consumer-grade equipment designed for in-home use. A few hours a day is very different than all day, every day usage models and products like the Planar® UltraRes™ Series and Planar® EP Series 4K Series More…

4K displays , ep-series , Clarity Matrix , Planar UltraRes

Content is King 1 (Mobile)
Aug 04, 2014

Content is King. Creating Interactive Content

There is a growing emphasis on touch interactivity in the digital signage market as more and more brands and companies are seeing the benefit of customer engagement, now that our smart phones and tablets have taught us to think of displays as input devices. But a frequently asked question that we receive is from brands or their agencies wondering how best to create quality interactive content. There are multiple ways to approach this challenge. In this post, we will talk about the tools, both software and hardware, used to create and deploy interactive content. Most interactive content over the years has been built using similar tools and platforms More…

ep-series , 4K , Planar UltraRes

Station Square
Jan 09, 2014

Planar PS Series and EP Series Help Bring New Development Project to Life

Digital marketing is an apt description for how the developers of Station Square - a bold, new residential and commercial community in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, Canada – are presenting and promoting the project to prospective customers and members of the public who will visit and patronize the many retail, commercial, entertainment and cultural locations and events Station Square will offer.  In its vibrant and engaging sales center in Station Square, Anthem, with its partner The Beedie Group, has installed two large video walls from Planar. On these video walls, visitors can see a dramatic rendering of the entire Station Square project, and More…

PS-Series , ep-series

Aug 09, 2011

Digital Signage Trends: LED Backlights

By James WoodThe description of digital signage might compete with the military for the EUA award (Excessive Use of Acronyms). You can look at getting an LCD with HDMI and DVI input so the PC content is in HD. Add to the list CCFL and LED when referring to the way the screen is lit. Since liquid crystal displays (LCDs) don’t produce any light, they need to be lit from behind. The old standard has been to use cold compact florescent lights (CCFL) because it produces a uniform light across the whole screen for an affordable price.But light emitting diodes (LEDs) have improved to the point where they are taking over for the CCFLs. The Planar ep46L and More…

hdmi , LED , ep55l , ep-series , lcd monitor , ccfl , EUA , dvi , ep46l

Jul 21, 2011

Mood Lighting

There’s growing scientific research that shows mood lighting isn’t just a saying, it’s a physiological effect. In one study it’s shown that exposure to high levels of light in the time before sleeping reduces the depth and restfulness of sleep. Turning the lights down low signals our bodies to start unwinding and producing the melatonin necessary for restful slumber. But lots of times we’re in places where the lights are bright and shining in our faces.There’s also research that shows the major component of energy consumption on LCD screens is the brightness. According to CNET, “brightness trumps every other setting for saving power,” meaning that no More…

LED , 24-hour operation , ep-series , CNET , LCD screen

Jul 14, 2011

Reclaim the Conference Room

By James WoodConference rooms need video. With the ubiquity of PowerPoint, Keynote and Skype it’s unthinkable that any modern business conference room would be without the ability to use these tools. And the typical response is to install a projector and screen, however, a whole host of considerations need to be addressed when installing a projector: the ambient light, the screen placement, the projector location and the ability for everyone in the room to see what’s going on. In large settings with controlled lighting and a dedicated audience, a projector is an ideal solution. Most business meetings, however, don’t take place in such an More…

ep-series , conference room , ultra-thin display , led edge-lit , lcd display , business meetings

Jul 11, 2011

Brain Rules

Scientists have been busy unlocking the secrets of the human brain: how it works, how it fails and what all that means. The field of neuroscience is making new discoveries daily, but who’s to explain the science to the rest of us? John Medina (Dr. Medina, that is) is a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He’s not only a researcher but also an educator training up young scientists-to-be. But what you really need to know about him is that he’s been able to translate the obtuse language of the academy into a few simple statements. The research on the human brain can be summed up and applied to daily life and Medina writes about it in his More…

visual dominance , LED , LCD video wall , ep-series , lcd displays , Clarity Matrix

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