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Oct 06, 2016

Physical Retail Demand Fuels Interest in Digital Signage

According to Design:Retail magazine's October 2016 issue, nearly 92% of consumer spending is done in brick and mortar retail stores. Although e-commerce is a growing platform, it only accounts for 8.1% of total sales and it is growing slower than the overall trends in consumer spending which now top over $5 trillion first time. Retail is growing 2.8% year over year and the pace of growth will likely add another $150 billion to retail coffers in 2016 versus 2015. The expansive number of retail doors and growth in the category is creating new opportunities for digital signage, video wall, and other visualization solutions at the point of decision: in More…

case studies , retail , retail advertising

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Oct 27, 2015

Aventura Mall Chooses Planar UltraLux Touch to Bring Unique Retail Experience

Aventura Mall is Miami’s premier fashion destination. It includes more than 300 retailers in its 2,700,000 square feet of space. Today it is an architectural design gem which provides an unrivaled shopping experience for 30 million visitors each year. Aventura Mall has earned recognition as an exciting, always evolving environment that blends a distinctive aesthetic and design with the innovative use of advanced technology. Among the most recent examples of this are the dual-sided, interactive digital directories currently in place at each of the mall’s entrances. The directories – Planar® UltraLux™ Touch 70” displays (LUX70-T) – which display More…

retail , UltraLux

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Apr 01, 2015

Digital Signage Trends for In-Store Retail

The progression of use of digital display in retail often begins and ends with “digital signage.” Digital screens replacing other posters or graphics in the space to announce products or promotions. But this simple usage is just the beginning of what is possible. Planar attended the Digital Signage Expo and our top executives went on to South by Southwest Interactive to further explore how technology was being used in retail and here are a few trends that can through strongly in the session content. 1. Technology can empower the sales associateMobile technologies are transforming traditional cash-wrap areas, allowing associates to transact with More…

digital signage , retail , lcd displays , Clarity Matrix

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Sep 26, 2013

Social Media Trend in Retail Industry

As the lines between physical and online shopping blur, another line is blurring:  between the brand and the consumer.  Equipped with camera phones, shoppers can become spokespeople and advertisers for the brand as they share their favorites with friends on social networks.  At home or on the go, they can pin, share, tweet, and like their preferred brands into prominence.  And using today’s modern analytics tools, brands and retailers can track that influence all the way to the bank.  The savvy retailers are finding they can help this along with active social and mobile campaigns that tie in-store signage and promotions with mass advertising and More…

social media , retail , digital signage

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Aug 23, 2013

eTail Showrooms

There is an interesting trend occurring that contradicts the pundits who predict the demise of brick-and-mortar: pure-play etailers dabbling in physical stores. Last September, Gap-owned Piperlime opened a shop in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, showcasing highlights from their line. Online eyeglass retailer, Warby Parker, opened physical stores in New York and on Newbury Street in Boston this Spring, expanding their “try at home” program to try in the store. Just in time for their well-publicized “Man of Steel” product tie-ins. Neil Blumenthal, founder of Warby Parker summarized it well in an interview last month with Lauren Sherman from More…

Touch Screen , retail , video wall

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Jul 17, 2013

Planar UltraLux display adds to the showroom experience at OFS Brands

Top interior designers worldwide know that OFS Brands is the preeminent source for top-quality office furniture. OFS Brands’ total focus on quality extends to the manner in which it presents its products and capabilities; notably, in the company’s newest showroom near New York City’s famed Herald Square. A key feature of this stunning 10,000 square-foot space could easily be mistaken for a priceless piece of artwork as opposed to what it really is: a state-of-the-art digital video display - an 80-inch Planar® UltraLux™ Series LCD Display. OFS chose Planar UltraLux display for two reasons: its ability to beauitfully depict large images of furniture and More…

retail , UltraLux

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

Jan 07, 2013

Trends in Shopping: An AV Installers Guide to Digital Signage Innovation

It used to be the shopping and buying were co-located. That is no longer the case. You shop online for the features, reviews, best price then buy in a store. Or shop in a store, for fit or function and then purchase online. Retailers have bemoaned Amazon’s Price Check app that allows mobile phone users to scan barcodes right in the store and browse for a better price. This sophisticated, connected shopper is turning retail on its ear - and creating new opportunities for innovative product merchandising. DDi recently published their “State of the Design Industry 2012” report which relayed trends from retailers as they innovate and engage with More…

digital signage , retail , digital advertising , retail advertising , showroom

Jan 14, 2011

Multi-Touch All Glass Monitor from Planar

Interested in an all-glass front surface wide multi-touch monitor that supports gesturing? Think of all the things you can do on your digital phone - only now on a bigger surface! The new 22-inch wide projected capacitive PT2285PW monitor from Planar is perfect for flicking through files, resizing images, or browsing for a jacket in a size that is available at another store or warehouse. With its sleek, beautiful design, it'll fit into the most upscale store, hotel or clinic. 15, 17 and 19-inch sizes available soon! Another great thing about the PT2285PW is that the user doesn't need to load drivers. Plug into your computer and start using right More…

HID compliant , touch , iPad , iPhone , retail , Windows 7 , planar , projected capacitive , APR , Touch Screen , zero bezel , all glass , tablet PC