2015

2015 Stevie Award
Dec 28, 2015

Planar Systems' Jennifer Davis Honored with 2015 Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year

Planar is pleased to announce that Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing and product strategy, has been recognized as a 2015 Stevie Awards for Women in Business winner for Female Executive of the Year. Award finalists were announced in October and invited to attend the 12th annual dinner and awards presentation in New York on November 13th where winners received Gold, Silver or Bronze awards. Davis was awarded a silver honor for the business products for all other industries category, recognized alongside eight additional female executives honored for their professional achievements in 2015. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business pay tribute More…
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Dec 21, 2015

Planar Named One of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies

Last week, Planar Systems was honored as one of Oregon’s Most Admired Companies by the Portland Business Journal. Planar’s Gerry Perkel, Jennifer Davis and Sam Phenix accepted the award on December 10th at the award luncheon in front of an audience of more than 800 Portland-area business leaders. Planar was named among ten Oregon leading technology companies including Elemental Technologies, Jive Software, Puppet Labs, Intel, Flir Systems, Inc., Jama Software, FEI, Mentor Graphics and Act-On Software. The honors were chosen by area CEOs queried by the Portland Business Journal. The full results of the region’s most admired companies are listed here More…
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Dec 08, 2015

Planar Video Wall Helps Students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Get into Shape

Planar Systems announced that the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) has installed a Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System for a large video wall installation that assists to motivate students at the university’s fitness center to get into shape as they watch programs on a giant video wall. The installation is composed of 12 Clarity Matrix LCD video wall displays that form a six-wide by two-high (6x2) video wall above the first-floor cardio area of the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Multiple displays serve up an almost endless stream of sports, news and other television programming, engaging students and keeping them motivated as More…

Clarity Matrix , LCD video wall , video wall

Nov 27, 2015

Planar and Leyard Merger Complete

Planar Systems, Inc., a global leader in display and digital signage technology, announced on November 27, 2015, that it has closed its sale and become a subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.  This completes the process that was previously announced on August 12, 2015, when the two organizations entered into a definitive merger agreement. Planar is a global leader in display and digital signage technology, providing premier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior More…
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Nov 20, 2015

New Crestron Modules Now Available for Planar Large Format Displays and Planar RA Series LCD Video Wall Displays

Planar has released new Crestron modules for all Planar® UltraRes™ Series, Planar® UltraLux™ Series, Planar® EP Series, Planar® PS Series, Planar® RA Series, and Planar® Simplicity™ Series models. Crestron Modules are also available for the Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System. The modules are available for download on the Crestron website, making it even easier for resellers to integrate and consultants to recommend Planar products. Resellers who do integration have estimated that having these modules will save them hours of programming time, reducing installation time and costs. Learn more about Planar control system modules.    

Planar UltraRes , UltraRes , UltraLux , ep-series , PS-Series , ra , Planar Simplicity Series , Simplicity Series

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Nov 18, 2015

Planar Unveils New App to Control Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

Planar is pleased to announce the Clarity® Matrix™ App for iOS and Android, which provides flexibility to control the award-winning Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System using an iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device. With the Clarity Matrix App, performing basic day-to-day operations like turning the video wall on/off and recalling video presets has never been easier. With its intuitive interface, the Clarity Matrix App allows users to take full advantage of the Clarity Matrix video wall's built-in functionality, using a device they commonly carry in their pocket and into their meetings. Clarity Matrix App Features: Power on and off the video More…

Clarity Matrix , LCD video wall , video wall

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Nov 17, 2015

SkyPad, Powered by Planar, Draws Visitors into the History and Future of the Space Needle

Seattle’s Space Needle, where the Space Age heritage of this World’s Fair icon is seamlessly integrated with leading edge digital signage technology of today, features a one-of-a-kind Planar video wall installation. Named SkyPad™, the 135-square-foot interactive Clarity® Matrix™ MultiTouch LCD Video Wall showcases the history and evolution of the landmark spire as it provides visitors an opportunity to become part of its future. The result is a stunning visual immersion that highlights both past and present, educating visitors as it enhances their connection with the Pacific Northwest’s best-known architectural landmark. A collaboration between More…

Clarity Matrix , LCD video wall , video wall

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Nov 05, 2015

Planar Sponsors First-Ever OLED Transparent Display Design Competition

Planar Systems is sponsoring the first-ever Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) transparent display design competition, created to stimulate innovative uses of this breakthrough display technology.  The Clear Concept Awards competition, co-sponsored by the SEGD and Digital Signage Expo (DSE) along with Planar Systems, is designed to encourage inspiring new applications for see-through installations, which represent the next wave of digital signage. The grand prize winner of the contest will receive an expenses-paid trip for two to Las Vegas to attend DSE 2016, and will be honored with an award and participation in a panel luncheon celebrating his or More…

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Nov 05, 2015

Planar Demonstrates Market Leadership and Innovation with Breakthrough Planar LookThru OLED Transparent Display

Planar Systems has launched the Planar® LookThru™ OLED transparent display, a breakthrough product that creates a new category for see-through displays, achieving the vision of futurists and science fiction filmmakers who have predicted a world filled with clear displays that present video content. The first-of-its-kind Planar LookThru OLED transparent display utilizes cutting-edge Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to eliminate the need for a backlight or enclosure. Transparent OLED technology overcomes one of the major hurdles to transparent LCD display adoption by making it possible to create truly see-through installations More…

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Oct 07, 2015

Clarity Matrix Video Wall Fiber Video Extension

Planar is pleased to announce a new mission-critical feature of the Clarity® Matrix™ Video Wall System with G2 Architecture. Designed for government and military customers delivering highly sensitive information, the Clarity® Matrix™ Fiber Video Extension option provides a more secure and longer distance option for extending the video signal from the Clarity Matrix off-board electronics to the Clarity Matrix LCD video wall displays. The Clarity Matrix Fiber Video Extension provides integrated video extension over standard multi-mode or single-mode fiber optic cable. The Clarity Matrix Fiber Video Extension also incorporates an embedded USB extension More…

Clarity Matrix , LCD video wall , video wall

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