Mar 26, 2013

Planar Releases 3D BIM Models of LCD Displays and Video Walls through Autodesk Seek

Today, Planar Systems, Inc. announced that 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) models of select Planar large format LCD displays and video walls are now available free through the Autodesk® Seek web service. Autodesk Seek allows architects, engineers, and designers to easily find, preview and download 3D models of Planar displays. They can then incorporate these models into their building plans without having to create the models themselves. According to a report by McGraw-Hill Construction titled, “The Business Value of BIM in North America: Multi-Year Trend Analysis and User Ratings (2007-2012),”  BIM adoption has grown 500% in the past years More…

Clarity Matrix , Planar Mosaic , LCD Video Walls , Planar UltraLux

Mar 19, 2013

Planar Honored with Best New Product Awards at Digital Signage Expo 2013

Planar® Mosaic™ and Planar® UltraLux™ Series were both named Signage Solutions Magazine’s 2012 Products of the Year. Planar Mosaic was also named Digital Signage Magazine’s 2013 DIGI Award Winner for Best Product, Innovation in Displays. Signage Solutions Magazine 2012 Products of the Year awards, announced January 14, recognize the most outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers whose products are considered exceptional in the advancement and development of the digital signage industry. The 2013 DIGI Awards, announced February 21, are administered by NewBay Media's Digital Signage Magazine, recognizing companies who have gone More…

Architectural Displays , DSE , Planar Mosaic , Product Awards , Planar UltraLux , Signage Solutions Magazine , Digital Signage Magazine

Mar 14, 2013

Planar Helium Receives Good Rating from PC Magazine

Planar® Helium™ has earned a Good (3.5 out of 5) rating from PC Magazine. PC Magazine Editor, John Delaney describes Planar Helium as a “beautifully designed 27-inch touch-screen monitor featuring 20-point progressive capacitive touch, MVA panel technology, and a nice selection of ports.” According to Delaney “The Planar Helium PCT2785 represents the first big-screen touch-screen monitor to hit PC Labs since the Win 8 launch, and it's also the first we've seen to use 20-point touch technology. It offers plenty of ports and is equipped with a built-in webcam and a versatile Helium desk stand that has a tilt range of 15 degrees to 70 degrees and More…

PC Magazine , Product Awards , Planar Helium , Windows 8 , Touch Screen Displays

Mar 11, 2013

Coverage in Commercial Integrator Magazine

The Clarity® Matrix™ 3D CAVE2 installation at University of Illinois Chicago received terrific coverage in Commercial Integrator Magazine. The review includes quotes saying, "After courting flat panel manufacturers, EVL was won over by Planar even though at first “we knew little about them,” Leigh says, but “they had developed some cool 3D visualization hardware.” The article also states that the CAVE2 project created a competitive edge for the University and is “ambitious technology.” The coverage included compliments on the design of the EasyAxis mount, with the customer commenting, “Planar’s EasyAxis™ feature on the Clarity Matrix flat panels, More…

Clarity Matrix 3D , LCD Video Walls , 3D Displays

Mar 07, 2013

See Planar’s Clarity Matrix at The Armory Show in New York City

Diana Thater is a featured artist presented by David Zwirner at The Armory Show 2013, opening today and continuing through Sunday, March 10th.  The artist’s solo presentation at the gallery’s booth #701 features of three new video walls made up of nine monitors each.  The eye-catching video walls consist of a 3x3 configuration of Clarity® Matrix™ tiled LCD video displays from Planar Systems integrated by Peter Andros and Video Visions.  According to the gallery, the work is entitled Day for Night, and “each of the video walls presents footage of purple clematis flowers shot in 16mm film using several camera techniques, including in-camera double More…

Clarity Matrix , LCD Video Walls

Mar 06, 2013

Planar Selected for Art Installation at Storefront’s 30th Anniversary Gala

Storefront for Art and Architecture celebrated its 30th anniversary on March 1st with a gala and silent auction at 5 Beekman Street in New York City prior to the planned restoration that will transform it to a luxury hotel property in the coming months. Storefront selected Planar displays, Clarity® Matrix™ LCD flat panels, and placed them on the ground facing up towards the towering 9-story atrium. They were spaced out amidst a paper art installation and running a loop of imagery. It was visible from a walking path on the ground floor and also from balcony views from the 9th floor, where the party was held. Coming off the successful exhibition at the More…

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