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May 10, 2016

Planar’s Next-Generation Clarity Visual Control Station Video Wall Processor Offers Powerful Features and Ease of Use

Planar today announced the availability of its next-generation Clarity® Visual Control Station™ (VCS™) video wall processor, which includes significant improvements that simplify the capture, management and display of video wall content. The updated Clarity VCS builds on Planar’s cutting-edge video wall processor platform by incorporating powerful, new features that make video wall processing technology more flexible and easy to use. The video wall processor comes with a robust and intuitive new user interface. It offers new network collaboration tools that improve teamwork in control room and corporate settings, while enabling administrators to More…

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May 03, 2016

Planar Launches Planar TouchMark Premier Annotation and Whiteboarding Software

Planar is pleased to announce the release of Planar® TouchMark™, the industry’s premier collaboration solution for annotation and whiteboarding. This easy-to-use software provides the essential toolset for collaborating on-screen in meeting rooms and classrooms. Planar TouchMark pairs nicely with any of Planar’s touch-enabled displays, many of which support multi-user drawing and interaction. Optimized for resolution up to Ultra HD, Planar TouchMark is suitable for a wide range of displays and sources. Starting May 2nd, 2016, all Planar® UltraRes™ Series Touch, Planar® EP Series Touch, PS7050T, and PS8250T models will come standard with a single More…

Planar TouchMark , Annotation Software , Planar UltraRes , Planar PS Series , Planar EP Series , Touch-enabled displays

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Apr 25, 2016

Leyard 8K Video Wall Sweeps Industry Awards at NAB 2016

Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, are the recipients of five of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s third annual Best of Show Award, presented at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) in Las Vegas by TV Technology, Video Edge, Digital Video, Government Video and Sound & Video Contractor. The honors were awarded to the highlight of the Leyard and Planar booth, an enormous 8K Leyard® TW Series LED video wall. The massive video wall measures more than 31 feet wide by 18 feet tall (9.5 meters by 5.5 meters) and is composed of 64 Leyard® TWA1.2 LED video wall displays with a 1.2 millimeter pixel More…
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Apr 18, 2016

Leyard and Planar Demonstrate Groundbreaking 8K LED Video Wall at NAB 2016

Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, will showcase a massive fine pitch 8K LED video wall at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB), demonstrating how the media and entertainment industry can bring video and images to life with spectacular realism. Also on display will be several cutting-edge innovations that help media and entertainment professionals creatively display content to their customers including a LCD video wall featuring the industry’s narrowest bezel width, ultra-high resolution 4K LCD displays and a first-of-its kind OLED see-through display. Together, these solutions address the media’s need for superb image quality More…

NAB , LED , 8K , Leyard , Planar

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Apr 13, 2016

NBC Olympics Selects Leyard LED Video Walls for Production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Leyard, to provide fine pitch LED video wall solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, SVP, Engineering & CTO, NBC Sports Group. Leyard will provide three Leyard® TVH Series LED video walls for the NBC Olympics set within the International Broadcast Center in Rio and one Leyard TVH Series LED video wall for NBC’s outdoor set in Brazil. The Leyard video walls include a 13-foot wide by 13-foot tall video wall comprised of 169 displays, as well as More…

Leyard , LED Video Walls

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Mar 16, 2016

Planar to Demonstrate Cutting-Edge Lineup of Digital Signage Solutions at DSE 2016

Planar, a Leyard company, today announced it will showcase a full lineup of leading-edge digital signage technologies at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2016. These industry-leading solutions include next-generation LED and LCD video walls, the newly-launched transparent OLED display and stunning 4K LCD displays. “Our digital signage offerings at DSE 2016 build on our distinguished history of innovation and industry firsts,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing and product strategy at Planar Systems and chief marketing officer at Leyard International. “We continue our significant contributions to LCD video wall systems as well as our More…
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Feb 22, 2016

Planar Announces Clear Concept Awards Winner, Fivestone Studios

Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced that Fivestone Studios has won the Clear Concept Awards for its innovative use of a Planar® LookThru™ OLED Transparent Display, which makes it possible to create truly see-through installations that allow consumers to view physical products or spaces behind a display.The Clear Concept Awards competition, co-sponsored by the Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) and Digital Signage Expo (DSE) along with Planar, is designed to encourage inspiring, new applications for transparent installations, which represent the next wave of digital signage. More…

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Feb 12, 2016

Leyard Lights Up LANG AG with 8K Video Wall at Integrated Systems Europe 2016

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that it was selected by LANG AG as the preferred LED solution for the stunning 8K video wall in their stand at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016. This remarkable video wall was built from sixty-four (64) Leyard® TW Series, in a unique 54” diagonal LED cabinet and features a 1.2mm pixel pitch.  The resulting installation measures over 9.5 meters wide and towers over 5 meters tall.  A remarkable 7680 x 4320 pixels bring live video and imagery to life with spectacular realism.  When viewed from approximately 3.5 meters (12 feet) from the wall, the viewer can hardly distinguish the More…

Leyard , LED Video Walls

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Feb 09, 2016

Planar and Leyard Show Widest Range of Commercial Displays at ISE 2016

Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced it will feature its broadest range of displays to date at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2016, including next-generation LED and LCD video wall technology, a newly-launched transparent OLED display and cutting-edge 4K LCD displays. The innovations featured at ISE 2016 include an expanded range of display products following Leyard’s acquisition of Planar in November 2015. “Leyard’s acquisition of Planar has created new opportunities for innovation that we are proud to demonstrate at the world’s largest AV event,” said Gerry Perkel, president and CEO More…

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Jan 28, 2016

Planar Launches Groundbreaking PlanarView Visualization App

Planar is pleased to introduce the PlanarView™ Visualization App, a groundbreaking augmented reality tool that transforms the way people envision and plan their display environments. The free, first-of-its-kind app for display solutions, PlanarView goes beyond other planning tools by making it possible to virtually design and visualize display solutions into a user’s real-world environment. Utilizing the latest augmented reality technology, this ultra-modern app enables customers to overlay Planar displays on top of photos of their actual spaces, design product arrays and provides a truly realistic and professional visualization of their More…

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