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Feb 08, 2018

NBC Olympics Selects Leyard for its Production of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 - February 25. The announcement was made today by Michael Sheehan, Coordinating Director, NBC Olympics, and Adam Schmidt, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Leyard International. Leyard will provide three Leyard® TWS Series LED video walls for the set within the International Broadcast Center. The Leyard video walls include a 43-foot wide by 13-foot tall video wall comprised of 196 displays, a 16-foot wide by More…

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Feb 06, 2018

Leyard and Planar Expand Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System Line with Industry’s Smallest Pixel Pitch

Today, at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they are expanding their awardwinning Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Wall System product line to include the smallest fine pitch LED video wall display in the industry—a breakthrough pixel pitch of just 0.7 millimeters. The expanded line, which also includes a new 2.5 millimeter pixel pitch option, will be showcased at ISE 2018, along with several industry-leading LED solutions. The award-winning Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System is a family of seamless, fine pitch LED video wall displays that allow for ultra-slim, More…
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Feb 01, 2018

Leyard and Planar Introduce the Leyard VersaLight Series, a new family of modular LED displays designed for digital signage

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today introduced the Leyard® VersaLight™ Series, a highly versatile family of LED video wall displays that can turn even the most challenging environments into dramatic, inspirational video walls. The new modular line of indoor and outdoor LED digital signage displays offers stunning picture quality and ultra-reliable performance in a variety of pixel pitches—from 2.5 to 8 millimeters.  “We are seeing strong customer demand for a versatile LED solution that can fit into and enhance more public spaces, “said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Leyard and Planar. “The More…

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Jan 29, 2018

Leyard and Planar Broaden Management Team in EMEA with Appointment of Chris Van Elslander as Vice President of Sales – EMEA

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced that Chris Van Elslander has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for EMEA. Van Elslander joins Leyard and Planar EMEA after his previous management roles in IT, telecommunications and AV companies, including his position of Vice President of Sales for EMEA with Barco over the last seven years. Van Elslander is a highly accomplished sales executive with deep knowledge of the AV market, wide experience in managing large sales teams, and with focus on generating profitable business while cultivating relationships with customers and partners. In addition, Leyard and Planar More…
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Jan 23, 2018

Leyard and Planar Announce Third Generation Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the third generation Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall System, which combines the industry's thinnest profile ultra-narrow bezel LCD with industry-leading improvements to video processing, installation, management and off-board electronics. The new Clarity® Matrix® G3 LCD Video Wall System advances nearly every aspect of the unique Clarity Matrix architecture, building on the accomplishments of the award-winning family of LCD video wall solutions. It features a new, off-board video controller that offers unrivaled video processing capabilities built into the product. It includes new More…

Clarity Matrix , Matrix , LCD video wall

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Jan 05, 2018

Introducing the Latest Generation of Clarity VCS Video Wall Processor

Leyard and Planar are happy to announce the next-generation Clarity® Visual Control Station™ (VCS™) video wall processor. Clarity VCS now supports Windows® 10 with VCS™ Control Software, includes a simplified installation process and can be easily configured to drive any combination of Leyard and Planar video walls for both 4K and Full HD resolution content. Next-Generation Clarity VCS Features:  Windows® 10–LTSB-based VCS Control Software and reliable SSD drives for Standard or Enterprise Editions Network-centric collaboration tools and user-friendly graphical user interface Extensive control of the software’s user access permissions with the More…

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Dec 06, 2017

Samantha Phenix Elected to AVIXA Board of Directors and Named ProAV Industry Innovator

This fall, Leyard and Planar Vice President of Research and Development, Samantha (“Sam”) Phenix, was bestowed two industry honors: she was elected to the AVIXA™ (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), International Board of Directors for 2018, and recognized as an Industry Innovator by NewBay Media’s TV Technology and Government Video. AVIXA™, formerly known as InfoComm International, is the producer of InfoComm tradeshows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems tradeshows and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. It includes more than 5,400 members, from manufacturers, systems integrators, More…
Nov 14, 2017

NBC Olympics Selects Leyard for its Production of 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - 25, 2018. The announcement was made today by Michael Sheehan, Coordinating Director, NBC Olympics. Leyard will provide multiple LED video walls for NBC’s broadcast sets in PyeongChang, South Korea. “We’re incredibly excited about the Leyard technology we will be using for our coverage of the PyeongChang Games,” said Sheehan. “As was the case with NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio Games, Leyard displays will help us take our More…

TWS , LED

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Nov 03, 2017

Leyard and Planar Honored as a “Manufacturer of the Year” by Portland Business Journal

Leyard and Planar had the distinct honor of being recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a “Manufacturer of the Year” at the Oregon Manufacturing Awards event on November 3. The award recognizes makers and manufacturers who drive the local economy through innovation, excellence, growth and productivity. Leyard and Planar won in the 500+ employee category based on the company’s exemplary performance in company financials, overall business strategy, innovative internal operations, corporate training and manufacturing processes and sustainable practices. Rob Baumgartner, vice president of global operations, was on hand to receive the award and More…
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Oct 25, 2017

Leyard and Planar Expand Presence in the United States

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they have expanded their presence in the United States by adding the assembly, configuration and testing of LED video wall products to their manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore. Through Leyard’s acquisition of Planar in late 2015, the combined company is unique in its ability to leverage core LED technology and supply chain as the worldwide leader in fine pitch LED while designing, engineering, manufacturing, servicing and marketing LED products in North America to meet the needs of western markets. Leyard and Planar are also bringing products to partners and customers across More…

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