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Mar 09, 2016

4 Reasons to Buy a 4K Display

The decision to upgrade to a 4K display might not be an easy one. It wasn’t all that long ago that things moved from standard definition to HD and now there’s another move to an even higher resolution display. Here are 4 reasons to upgrade to a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) display. 1. Multiple Inputs Since 4K displays are four-times the resolution of HD screens you can use the multiple inputs on a PlanarⓇ 4K monitor to show four different feeds at full resolution on one screen. So instead of trying to piece together the inputs on four different screens or figure out how to have your video sources switch between them all, you can do everything from More…

4K , 4K displays , Planar UltraRes , UltraRes , Ultra HD

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Feb 11, 2016

Mobile Rising - Planar Leading

We have been reviewing our planar.com analytics for the past calendar year and have noted the mobile device traffic was up on the site 28% year over year. Nearly a 1/3rd more people visited the website on their phone or tablet than last year. This is an exciting trend marketers have been seeing across industries and Planar has lead the way in the AV space embracing mobile users. We love our customers’ use of mobile devices and have striven to provide the best experience online for those visitors. First off, we use a responsive design approach on the website. Rather than just shrinking down the content to fit the smaller mobile screen or vertical More…

PlanarView , Clarity Matrix , UltraRes , innovation

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Sep 25, 2015

Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas uses Planar Displays for a Personalized Shopping Experience

The Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas (NFM), located north of Dallas-Fort Worth, is the newest retail store in the Nebraska Furniture Mart chain. The 560,000 square-foot store is an anchor to Grandscape, a 400+ acre mixed-use development that when fully completed, will provide a unique destination for retail, dining and entertainment for up to 10 million visitors annually. The NFM design included leading-edge digital signage technology to attract customers into the store and help them easily find products and services. For these reasons the retailer chose two of Planar Systems’ most advanced display solutions, the large-scale Planar® UltraRes™ Series More…

Planar Mosaic , UltraRes

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May 08, 2014

4K Advertising Face-Off #1

The AV industry has been reacting to the new Ultra HD or 4k resolution displays and many have brought up concerns about the “availability of content.” In this series, we will face off the resolution of a 4k Planar® UltraRes™ with a variety of common advertising platforms to illustrate that experienced graphic designers, advertisers, and brands have no problem creating “beyond HD” content and in fact, have been doing it for decades. In this first battle round, we compare the Planar UltraRes 84” LCD display with a full-page advertisement in the iconic New York Times newspaper. The Planar UltraRes measures 84” diagonal, or more than 6 feet across (in More…

4K , UltraRes

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Oct 02, 2013

Ultra HD on the Desktop

Full HD has been around a while and is the current display resolution of choice for most desktop environments. But as we’ve become more dependent on digital information and feeds, the 1920x1080 resolution of Full HD has become limiting. Many people have discovered that by combining multiple Full HD displays, you can increase productivity by as much as 200 percent. Users that have multiple screens won’t go back to a single screen and report increased user satisfaction. However, professionals with deep pockets have long known that there are better options than Full HD. So The next level up is QHD or 2560x1440 - these displays give 77% more desktop More…

UltraRes , PXL2790MW , Quad HD

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Aug 14, 2013

Three reasons not to choose between 2D and 3D on the Planar UltraRes UR8450-3D

Although 3D has gone mainstream in the television and home cinema markets, so much so that it is taken for granted and hardly used in so many homes, the world of 3D visualization is growing strongly in commercial segments. The use cases for 3D vary from computational chemistry to geospatial engineering, from collaborative product visualization to design reviews of architectural projects. The best 3D experiences work with your body’s own visual system to create the 3D effect. It is, after all, an optical illusion. A trick to get each eye to think they are seeing stereo. Some systems use LCD shutter glasses and others, like Planar’s new UR8450-3D More…

3D , 4K , UltraRes

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Aug 05, 2013

4k Connectivity

With today’s graphics cards, content servers and video processors supporting a combination of HDMI, DVI, SDI and DisplayPort outputs, it is not uncommon to have to convert one signal type to another.  Luckily, there are converters available today and those choices continue to grow in the market. Some conversion is passive, meaning that there is compact device requiring no external power. While others are active or powered, in which case the conversion device will be larger, will require a power source, and typically will be more expensive.  The general rule of thumb is that the newer, higher bandwidth connectors like HDMI and DisplayPort can passively More…

4K , UltraRes