2017

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 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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Sep 15, 2017

Leyard and Planar to Showcase Latest in Display Technology for On-Air Broadcasters at IBC2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they will showcase the latest in display innovations at the 2017 International Broadcast Conference (IBC2017), including a first-of-its-kind seamless LED touch-enabled video wall that takes on-air broadcasting to the next level. The new Leyard® LED MultiTouch is the industry’s first completely seamless interactive LED video wall. Available in 0.9 and 1.2 millimeter (mm) pixel pitches, this proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass—offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable More…
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Sep 07, 2017

Leyard and Planar Appoints JoAnn Wolfe as Director of West Sales

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced that JoAnn Wolfe has joined as Director of Sales for the Western USA and Canada. Wolfe comes to Leyard and Planar with more than 15 years of sales management experience in the commercial audio visual and broadcast industries, including field sales management for Sony Electronics as well as strategic business development for Samsung. Recognized for her work throughout the AV community, Wolfe has secured and managed business partners including some of the biggest brands in the technology, travel, sportswear equipment and apparel industries. Wolfe is based in Portland and will More…
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Aug 09, 2017

Leyard and Planar Promote Adam Schmidt to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the promotion of Adam Schmidt to executive vice president of sales and marketing. Schmidt was formerly vice president of sales for North America. He brings over 16 years of sales and product management experience at Leyard and Planar to his new role. His responsibilities include strategic oversight, management and alignment of global marketing and North America sales. “We’ve had great success in the joining of Leyard and Planar and we have an opportunity to further benefit our employees, customers and partners,” said Zach Zhang, co-founder and chairman of Leyard International. More…
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Jun 22, 2017

Leyard and Planar Win Seven Outstanding Product Awards at InfoComm 2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, received seven commercial audio visual industry technology honors at the 2017 InfoComm show last week in Orlando, Fla. The Leyard® LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall took home four Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media, presented by AV Technology, Digital Signage, Government Video Sound & Video Contractor and two Commercial Integrator 2017 Best awards in the “Video Wall” and “Collaboration” categories, and Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Wall System was awarded Most Innovative Video Display from System Contractor News. “It’s an honor to be recognized by so many renowned commercial More…
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Jun 14, 2017

Leyard and Planar to Showcase Patent-Pending Innovation and Industry Firsts at InfoComm 2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they will showcase the latest in display innovations at InfoComm 2017, including a first-of-its-kind seamless LED touch-enabled video wall and a groundbreaking 0.7 millimeter ultra-fine pitch LED display. The new Leyard® LED MultiTouch is the industry’s first completely seamless interactive LED video wall. Available in 0.9mm and 1.2mm pixel pitches, this proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls by offering a smooth and durable LED touch surface that delivers superior visual performance, enabled by the patent-pending More…
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May 04, 2017

Leyard LED MultiTouch Video Wall Wins Three Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products and Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, received three of the broadcast industry’s most prestigious technology honors at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) last week in Las Vegas. NewBay Media awarded the Leyard® LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall its fourth annual Best of Show Awards, presented by TV Technology, Video Edge and Digital Video. “Leyard is delighted to be recognized for its groundbreaking LED advancements. The response to our new Leyard LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall has been incredible,” said Steve More…

LED , touch , Leyard

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Apr 24, 2017

Leyard and Planar Launch the Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch-Enabled Video Wall at NAB 2017

Today at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Leyard, a global leader in visualization products and Planar, a Leyard company launched the Leyard® LED MultiTouch, the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled video wall. This proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass—offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable LED touch surface that delivers superior visual performance enabled by the patent-pending Leyard® PLTS™ (Pliable LED Touch Surface™) technology. “Up until now, adding touch to a high resolution LED video wall was an More…

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