2016

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Dec 01, 2016

Marco Bruines Appointed as CEO of Leyard Europe

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that Marco Bruines has joined as CEO of Leyard Europe, as part of Leyard’s international business. Bruines served as the President of BarcoLeyard, the joint-venture between Leyard and Barco in China and has held executive roles in Europe at Barco, Inter Visual Systems, and most recently served as the managing director of SIGHT, a system integrator in the Benelux area focused on broadcasting and the corporate market. “We are pleased to bring Marco’s deep customer knowledge and industry experience in displays to our EMEA business,” said Zach Zhang, chairman of Leyard International. “In More…

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Nov 07, 2016

Planar Systems Agrees to Acquire NaturalPoint

Planar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced on November 8th, 2016 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire NaturalPoint, the global leader in optical tracking and motion capture solutions, for $125 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition brings together leaders in complementary technologies to increase attention on the high growth and strategic opportunities in augmented and virtual reality and in other market segments like CAVEs, drone tracking, movement sciences, sports performance, computer visualization and animation.   NaturalPoint, makers of OptiTrack, More…

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Nov 01, 2016

Leyard Launches Next-Generation DirectLight LED Video Wall Line

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today unveiled its next-generation Leyard® DirectLight® Series of fine pitch LED video wall displays, extending the company’s worldwide market leadership in fine pitch LED video walls. The new series builds on the success of the award-winning Planar® DirectLight® LED Video Wall family launched in March 2015. The new Leyard DirectLight Series dramatically expands upon the original award-winning product family by enabling ultra-slim, front service installations in more indoor environments, delivering industry-leading resolution with sub-1 millimeter pixel pitch clarity and providing reliability More…

LED , Leyard DirectLight , video wall

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Oct 19, 2016

Planar is first Sustaining Innovation Partner at Clemson Watt Center

Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, has become the first Sustaining Innovation Partner for Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center with a gift-in-kind of more than $1 million worth of cutting-edge display technology. The newly combined company supplied the Watt Center with 191 large format, high resolution interactive LCD displays and 12 LCD video walls, including the video wall in the auditorium. It is one of the largest interactive LCD video walls the company has implemented. Planar displays are front and center in the building’s ultra-modern main lobby. Each classroom, hallway and study More…

LCD Video Walls , Clarity Matrix

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Oct 12, 2016

LED Industry Veteran Joins Leyard as Chief Scientist

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that the company has hired LED industry veteran Nedi Nadershahi. Nadershahi will serve as principal scientist in Leyard’s research and development department based in the United States, leading design efforts for the company’s next-generation LED video wall architecture. Nadershahi comes to Leyard with a 30-year history in the proAV and IT industries, most recently as chief technology officer of SiliconCore Technology, a manufacturer of LED displays and laser diode controls. While at SiliconCore, Nadershahi was instrumental in introducing a family of LED pulse width modulation (PWM) More…

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Oct 10, 2016

Leyard Launches Online Calculator to Configure Custom LED Video Walls

The LED Video Wall Calculator is a free, online tool that simplifies the LED video wall selection process by helping customers visualize and plan for their LED video wall installations even before they make their purchase. The unique LED Video Wall Calculator allows customers considering a seamless LED Video Wall to realistically preview implementations of the solution in a variety of indoor environments including public venues, corporate lobbies, conference rooms, retail settings, and control rooms. By allowing customers to visualize their designs complete with custom content and technical specification data in advance of their purchase, the LED More…

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Sep 14, 2016

Leyard Breaks the 1 Millimeter Pixel Pitch Barrier with the 0.9mm Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall Display

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced the finest pitch LED display in the industry with its launch of the 0.9mm Leyard® TWA Series LED video wall display—delivering a breakthrough pixel pitch of just 0.9 millimeters (mm). The pixel pitch of an LED display is the distance from the center of an LED cluster to the center of the next LED cluster, measured in millimeters. By breaking the 1-millimeter barrier, the 0.9mm Leyard TWA Series video wall display offers customers unparalleled resolution, with crystal clear viewing even at close-up distances of 10 feet (3 meters) or less. The Leyard TWA Series 0.9mm is ideal for More…

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Sep 12, 2016

Leyard and Planar Hire Vince Schuster as Director of Northeast Sales

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, and Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced the company has hired top-performing industry veteran, Vince Schuster. Schuster comes to Leyard and Planar with a 20-year history in the AV display industry, most recently as President and CEO of Salitek, a specialty distributor of digital video wall displays. Well known throughout the AV community, Schuster led the North American sales division for Panasonic Systems Communications, leading the AVT channel team while developing business managers who surpassed an annual business plan of over More…
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Aug 16, 2016

Leyard Expands Investment in Europe with New Factory

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that it is expanding its investment in Europe and support for international customers with a new factory and showroom planned near Prešov, Slovakia. The 3,119 square-meter (33,500 square-foot) building, slated for completion in early 2017, will enable Leyard to meet the growing demand for its digital displays and video walls from European customers, especially those who prefer to purchase digital display solutions built in the European Union (EU). The new factory will supplement Leyard’s existing facilities in Albi (France), Shenzhen and Beijing (China), and Beaverton (USA). “Europe More…

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Aug 09, 2016

Planar Large Format 4K LCD Displays Earn Prestigious Crestron 4K Certification

Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology and Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that its portfolio of large format 4K LCD displays, including the Planar® UltraRes™ Series and Planar® EP Series, has obtained the highly sought after 4K certification from Crestron Electronics. The Crestron® 4K Certification Program confirms the Planar UltraRes Series and Planar EP Series displays meet the stringent demands of a 4K distributed system. A leading global manufacturer of integrated technology for automation, control and management, Crestron rigorously tests 4K products to ensure they More…

UltraRes , lcd , 4K , ep-series