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Dec 02, 2013

Planar PXL2790MW Receives Top Marks Review

Planar’s quad HD monitor, the Planar® PXL2790MW, has received top marks in a review by Tom’s Hardware.  Editor, Christian Eberle describes the Planar PXL2790MW as “the sharpest display we’ve ever seen, and one of the most accurate.  With high-end styling and a 2560x1440 native resolution, it introduces a sense of luxury to the business class.”  Eberle goes on to say “if you get a chance to see the PXL2790MW in person, you will almost surely want to own one.  Its clarity and sharpness are simply unparalleled…The display delivers a truly compelling image.  We’ve tested a few other screens that are nearly as accurate in color, grayscale and gamma. But More…

desktop monitor , Quad HD

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Oct 24, 2013

Planar Website Wins Two W3 Awards

Planar Systems has won not one, but two W³ Awards for www.planar.com.  Last year Planar partnered with ISITE Design to completely redesign the company’s website, with a goal to provide responsive web design techniques for anytime, anywhere accessibility.   The fully touch-enabled Planar.com website has been redesigned using responsive web design techniques, providing optimal user experience across varying screen sizes and orientations including desktop monitors, handheld devices, smart phones, tablets and touch-enabled large format digital signage displays. The website, which launched in February 2013, was awarded SILVER in the following W³ Award More…

Awards , Planar

Oct 01, 2013

Planar Provides Code for Easy Integration in a Savant Automation System

Planar is a part of Savant Systems’ Partners in Excellence Program.  Savant makes available to its’ customers the control code for a number of Planar and Runco products, including the Clarity® Matrix™, the Planar® UltraRes™ Series, and the Runco LS-12d projector. These modules make it easy for resellers to integrate our products into their residential and commercial jobs. Offerings are regularly updated, so customers are encouraged to speak to Savant or their manufacturer’s representatives for additional information about which products are supported.  

Clarity Matrix , Runco , Planar UltraRes , savant

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Sep 17, 2013

Planar Brings Simplicity and Style to Digital Signage

Planar Systems, Inc. today introduced the Planar® Simplicity™ Series line of large format LCD displays, offering a simple and stylish digital signage display solution at an affordable price. Planar Simplicity Series full-featured digital signage displays combine a slim, professional design with content playback capabilities and a full range of commercial features. With built-in media playing, these displays lower the cost and complexity of deploying digital signage by eliminating the need for additional hardware. Planar Simplicity Series displays are easy to install and allow users to create and display content using tools they already have—including More…

Planar Simplicity Series , Affordable Digital Signage , 32" Displays , 42" Displays , Digital Signage

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Sep 06, 2013

New! Planar UltraRes MediaPlex Software now available, enabling upscaling, downscaling and quadrant view

Planar® UltraRes™ Series 4k professional displays now feature UltraRes™ MediaPlex™ software which allows for multiple sources to be viewed and managed more efficiently. With UltraRes MediaPlex software, up to eight directly attached sources can be viewed, four at a time, in 42” diagonal full HD quadrants within the Planar UltraRes UR8450 display. Whether sources are full HD, sub-1080 or 4K, they can all be viewed in the 1080 quadrants and, upon command, be up-scaled to fill the entire 4K display area. This up-scaling, down-scaling and quadrant view functionality allows for more efficient use of the Planar UltraRes UR8450’s large screen area and high More…

Planar UltraRes , ultrares mediaplex software

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Sep 03, 2013

Planar Announces Expansion of Multi-Touch Desktop Monitor Line

Planar Systems is pleased to introduce the addition of two new 22-inch monitors to its existing line of multi-touch desktop monitors, bringing the ease and convenience of multi-tasking to the desktop when it is at its highest demand.  The Planar PCT2265 and Planar PXL2240MW join Planar’s 24 and 27-inch Planar® Helium™ Series monitors, to provide a comprehensive line of multi-touch monitors.  The expansion stems from today’s high demand of desktops with touch-enabled features, sparked by both the previous launch of Microsoft Windows® 8 and the impending release of the Microsoft Windows® 8.1 upgrade coming October, 2013. Specifically designed to take More…

Multi-Touch , Touch Screen , desktop monitor , Windows 8 touch monitor

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Aug 14, 2013

Planar UltraRes Series Wins Technology Integrator 2013 Award

The Planar® UltraRes™ Series line of 4K displays was announced as a recipient of a 2013 EXC!TE Award by Technology Integrator, formerly CustomRetailer. Each year Technology Integrator present EXC!TE Awards to the best products available to the industry - products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing and solution-oriented for the custom installation professional. Technology Integrator is a business strategy magazine for residential A/V and automation integration electronics professionals. Read more about Technology Integrators' 2013 EXC!TE Awards Planar UltraRes Series is a family of 84" Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) professional LCD More…

4K , UltraRes

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Jul 29, 2013

Planar Mosaic Wins rAVe Infocomm 2013 Award

Planar® Mosaic™ was announced Best New Video Wall product by rAVe in their Best of InfoComm 2013 Awards program. rAVe Publications is a new organization for the proAV industry and their InfoComm 2013 award winners represent the best in technology and innovation for their product category. Read more the rAVe 2013 Best of InfoComm Awards at http://www.ravepubs.com/2013-best-of-infocomm-awards/. Planar Mosaic architectural video walls redefine interior spaces, providing endless possibilities for creative expression. Planar Mosaic features three different size LCD display tiles, including a truly square 22" display tile. Planar Mosaic tiles can be More…

Planar Mosaic

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Jul 02, 2013

Clarity Matrix MultiTouch Video Wall Wins Prestigious Commercial Integrator BEST Award at InfoComm 2013

Planar’s Clarity® Matrix™ MultiTouch Video Wall has earned a Commercial Integrator BEST award in the Video Wall Solution category based on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages, and benefits to commercial integrators.  A panel of industry experts, integrators and editors from Commercial Integrator, a publication dedicated to addressing the business needs of professional integrators, chose the winners and made the announcement at InfoComm 2013.  The Clarity Matrix MultiTouch is a highly accurate touch screen video wall that provides a powerful, but easy-to-use platform to help users better interact, communicate and collaborate.  Utilizing More…

Clarity Matrix , Commercial integrator , LCD Video Walls , clarity matrix multitouch , Partner Awards

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Jun 20, 2013

Planar Offers Continuing Education Class about Video Walls for Architects and Designers

Planar, in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced it has launched a new continuing education credit class entitled Designing Media Walls: Imagery, Video and Information on Digital Canvases. Planar recently became an AIA Cornerstone Partner, and will offer the Continuing Education System (CES) class to AIA’s nearly 80,000 members. The free class, which was created for architects and interior designers, offers a primer on video wall technology. Specifically, participants will learn: Function and components of a video wall system Detailed technical specifications of a video wall Key design considerations for More…

aia , media walls , training , LCD Video Walls