Categories

placeholder
Jan 05, 2017

Transparent Displays at CES 2017

The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 officially opened its doors today, celebrating the show’s 50th anniversary. We're seeing lots of really cool new technology, as well as innovative uses of transparent OLED displays. At Intel's booth, a cyclist rides alongside a Planar LookThru transparent OLED display showing real-time data about his performance and heart rate. Check it out:   More images from the Intel Booth of the Planar LookThru transparent OLED display: Planar LookThru transparent OLED display in the Corning Booth: If you are at the show, stop by the Planar and Leyard booth #30645.

OLED , LookThru , planar lookthru

placeholder
Aug 11, 2016

Transparent OLED Creates Contextual Halo for Branding

We had a chance to catch up with Traylor Woodall, Executive Creative Director, from FiveStone Studios after they earned top honors in the Clear Concept Awards and presented at the Digital Signage Expo 2016. We wanted to ask them about their thoughts and experience with Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent displays and the opportunities for branding and customer experience that are enabled by this new technology. We started the conversation by asking why the time was right for transparent displays in digital signage. “Planar’s LookThru OLED technology is a powerful tool for cutting through the static,” said Traylor Woodall. “We see an opportunity for More…

LookThru , LED , branding , Awards

placeholder
Jun 01, 2016

Build a Transparent Video Wall with Planar LookThru

Since its introduction last Fall, the Planar® LookThru™ Transparent OLED Display has been recognized as a very cool transparent product – both by end users and industry leaders, and has inspired a vision for digital storyboards for museums, retail stores, hotel lobbies, concert halls and the like. Today, we take it one step further by offering a range of components to simplify multi-display tiling in flat or corner configurations. In short, we are enabling the construction of transparent video walls which provide glasses-free augmented reality with this new, cutting-edge technology. In addition, we now offers Base Plates to secure the LookThru More…

LookThru , mounting system , LED

placeholder
May 25, 2016

Headsetlessness

People love the idea of virtual reality, but may object to strapping a phone to their nose.  So, how can you get that augmented reality look without awkward (and unsanitary) headsets obscuring customers’ view of your live product? Planar® LookThru™, of course! It’s headset free. It’s available today. Content is easy to create in a standard resolution.  It’s never been easier.

LookThru , design innovation , virtual reality

placeholder
Apr 07, 2016

The Truth about the "Wow Factor"

“Wow” is something you get once. You don’t get it the second time. Repeat visitors can get bored and tune out the thing that originally stopped them in their tracks. Every brand and retailer wants a “Wow” effect in their space. And that is less about the installation (although a large scale or uniquely shaped installation with great visual performance is critical) and more about the long-term content strategy.

LookThru , planar lookthru , innovation , design innovation

placeholder
Nov 17, 2015

Black is Clear and other Design Considerations for Transparent OLED Displays

Getting the most out of technology often requires learning some new techniques and ideas. When photography was first invented, people would need to stand still for minutes to capture a portrait instead of the hours it took for a painter. When moving pictures were new, actors had to learn how to emote for the camera without using any words or sounds. When color movies first came along, directors had to begin thinking about palettes and hues and saturation. The Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent display brings the same type of challenges along with its exciting new possibilities. Black is Clear What makes a transparent display unique is, of course, More…

transparent , OLED , LookThru

placeholder
Nov 09, 2015

Introducing Transparent OLED Displays

On November 5, 2015, Planar Systems became the first company in the world to sell a transparent OLED display.  The LookThru™ line from Planar has already shown our industry-leading transparent displays with LCDs, but due to the limitations of that technology – namely requiring backlights – sizes and installation options were limited. With the new Planar LookThru OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) transparent display technology, the screen emits its own light allowing for free-standing installations that don’t require any sort of backlight or enclosure to provide a full-HD, yet transparent display. From Sci-Fi to Reality Movies and TV shows have More…

LookThru , OLED

Sep 19, 2012

Innovative Technology Can Bring Modernization to Retail Environments

Retailers are always looking for new ways to attract customers into their store through window displays. Not only is this the most expensive real estate in retail, well-fashioned window displays can turn ordinary merchandise into brand experiences that keep people coming to and talking about the store.As part of a workshop at Pratt Institute, entitled Form and Technology, Ben Nimes envisioned a new style of storefront window utilizing Planar® LookThru™ transparent LCD technology. In this futuristic design, the manikins are nude and the transparent displays animate with a live fashion show of clothing and accessories. Perhaps in a carousel of options More…

LookThru , LCD , transparent lcd , planar

Jul 26, 2012

Planar LookThru Featured in Second Story's Experiment with Face-Tracking and Reactive Content

Second Story in Portland, Oregon is currently featuring Planar’s LookThru™ Display Box as part of an experiment into uncharted territory with face-tracking and reactive content. Their technique of combining the LookThru and a Kinnect for Windows Sensor with Second Story software has created something truly unique, allowing them to augment a physical object with digital labels, and adapt the display to the viewer’s perspective. This creates a very personal experience for each individual viewer and endless possibilities for showcasing products across multiple industries. The Planar LookThru incorporates a transparent 32-inch display in an enclosed More…

transparent , ero , LookThru , Second Story , face-tracking , reactive content , experiment