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Oct 13, 2016

3 Ways Corporate Offices are Benefiting from Digital Signage

Digital displays have made their way into corporate offices all over the world in order to help corporations, large and small, gain a competitive edge. Throughout its 70 year operation, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made innovation a top priority and has recognized how display systems can help accomplish those goals. Here are 3 ways Daimler has benefited from incorporating Planar displays. Celebrating company history With the use of 59 46-inch Planar Clarity® Matrix™ Video Wall displays, Daimler has been able to showcase its legacy of success and industry leadership in a unique way. The L-shaped video wall located in the lobby shows More…

case studies , Clarity Matrix , ero , Helium , Planar PS Series , Multi-Touch

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Jul 28, 2016

Natural Computing, Intuitive Interface

In June of 2007 when the very first iPhone was released a change began for not only Apple customers, but also everyone who uses computers, phones, or any type of electronic device. Touch interfaces became mainstream. The iPhone was far from being the first touch interface—the technology has existed since the 1970s—but with the launch of the iPhone, then Android phones, then iPads and tablets, touch interfaces became a natural way for us to control our devices. Now it’s time for our computers to catch up. The Desktop Gap For all of the advantages of touch interfaces, they still don’t work very well for fine movements needed in crafting spreadsheets More…

Helium , touchscreen , Interactive , touch display

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Nov 27, 2013

Touch on Desktop

We’re all looking for ways to increase our daily productivity. Specifically designed to take advantage of Microsoft Windows® 8’s touch-enabled features, Planar’s Touch on the Desktop monitors includes 22-, 24- and 27-inch full HD monitors optimized with multi-touch interactivity for the utmost productivity. Here are three scenarios for introducing a touch screen monitor into your desktop life: • Pair either your Planar® Helium™ Series 24” or 27” touch screen monitor with a powerful tower PC for engineering, designing and graphic-heavy applications. The touch screen monitor allows you to flick, scroll and zoom quickly and accurately to accomplish More…

Helium , PCT2785 , Touch on the Desktop

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May 02, 2013

The birth of the interactor: Planar drives interactive experiences

The world is buzzing about interactivity with nearly 11 million Google searches every month on the topic. Among our customers and clients, the conversations around digital signage are trending more towards creating interactive experiences. At it’s heart, interactivity is the intersection of information science, communication, and industrial design.  The interactivity can be as simple as sliders or buttons on a kiosk screen or something that enables content on the display to react to input from a mobile device or third-party data source, like social media streams. It is the push-and-pull of information or content based on physical action by the More…

Helium , Touch Screen , MultiTouch , Matrix , #planarexperience

Apr 08, 2013

Intel NUC and Planar Helium Create a winning solution

In September of 2012, I was at the Intel Developer Forum a preeminent technology conference for the Intel ecosystem. At this show, I saw an interesting device attached to a Planar® 27” Helium™ touch display. The device was called a NUC which stands for the next unit of computing. The device is essentially a small computer about 4”x4”x2” that runs Windows (or Linux). What I found really cool about the NUC is how easily it attaches to the back of the Helium display, essentially turning Helium into an all-in-one like device, but with the added benefit of a flexible modular design. NUC attached to Helium's VESA mount The setup is remarkably simple. In More…

Helium , Multi-Touch , Windows 8 , Planar Helium , Windows 8 touch monitor

Jan 14, 2013

Windows 8 Touch in Retail: An Interview with David Kelley

NRF32013By Cris Derr, Product Director, Planar Systems This week Planar will be at National Retail Federation Annual Convention and Expo in NY. Planar will be showing several exciting touch products throughout the show, so I thought I would ask David Kelley, Wirestone’s UX Architect and Microsoft MVP, about the impact Windows 8 in retail. We know Windows 8 as a consumer product, but is there any reason to think Windows 8 will impact digital signage for retailers? DK: Windows 8 by itself won’t increase the impact of digital signage but it is an enabling factor in allowing the trend towards more interactive retail space and digital signage to More…

Helium , retail , window 8 , 27" Touch screen

Nov 15, 2012

Planar Helium Gets an Invite to Exclusive Windows 8 Insiders Party

Developers exploring Windows 8 on the Planar Helium Multi-touch Display Planar 27" Helium™ Multi-touch Displays have attracted much attention since the launch of Windows 8. David Kelley, Principal Architect at Wirestone wrote the “giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8.” Windows Phone Developer and Microsoft MVP, Kelly White, said in his blog: “After using the Helium I absolutely regret the HP TouchSmart monitors.” And Cindy Davis, Editor-in-Chief at TechDecisions, gave Helium the “best review I could give.”On October 30th Helium got another kudos when I along with several Planar Helium More…

Helium , Microsoft , Windows 8 , Multi-Touch

Sep 20, 2012

The Newly Released Planar Helium Multi-Touch Monitor Lights up the Windows 8 Experience

The launch of Planar's brand new multi-touch desktop monitor line is already off to a great start with the introduction of the Planar® Helium™ family and the debut of a 27-inch model. "The giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8," says David Kelly, Principal UX Architect & Microsoft MVP of [wire]stone. "As a firm focused on touch experiences with numerous touch-enabled applications for Windows 8, we're using the monitor to develop and test out all of our applications. The high quality touch experience and combined feature set of the Planar Helium monitor has really improved our development time to market, as More…

Helium , Multi-Touch , Windows 8 , wirestone , TechDecision , planar , Touch Screen