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Feb 04, 2015

Planar Launches Two OPS Devices

Planar is pleased to announce availability of 3G-SDI and HDBaseT cards, compliant with Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS).  These devices can be seamlessly integrated into displays with OPS option slots, including Planar® EP Series Ultra HD LCD displays.   The 3G-SDI OPS module adds the capability to display broadcast quality video with SDI input and daisy chain.  Supporting a wide range of 3G/HD/SD-SDI input signals from 480i to 1080p, this device is ideal for the broadcast industry. Utilizing the HDBaseT global standard, Planar’s OPS HDBaseT receiver can reduce installation cost and complexity by receiving video and audio over Ethernet at up More…

OPS , EP4k

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Feb 04, 2015

Planar to Unveil Cutting-Edge Transparent OLED Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2015

Planar Systems, Inc. announced it will feature new transparent OLED technology this month at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015. The 55” prototype at ISE 2015 will utilize breakthrough Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to improve the transparency of see-through displays, creating new opportunities for experience design while overcoming a major hurdle to transparent display adoption. OLED displays are self-emitting, eliminating the need for a backlight or enclosure. This first-of-its-kind technology demonstrates Planar’s continued leadership in transparent displays, which began 16 years ago and continues with the Planar® LookThru™ More…

transparent lcd , LookThru , planar lookthru

Jan 06, 2015

New 82" Models Join Planar PS-Series

The new 82" Planar PS8250 and Planar PS8250T with interactive touch are the latest additions to the Planar® PS-Series™ family of 24x7 displays for corporate, education and digital signage applications. The full line of Planar PS-Series displays now includes models in 46", 55", 65", 70" and 82".  Planar PS-Series displays that offer a full set of commercial-grade features with superior visual performance that is well-suited for demanding digital signage and corporate environments. For more information, please visit www.planar.com/PS.

commercial-grade , PS-Series , ps8250 , ps8250T , touchscreen , touch display , lcd

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Dec 22, 2014

Planar IX2850 Wins Tom's Hardware Smart Buy Award

Planar is pleased to announce that a positive review of the Planar® IX2850, a 28” 4K desktop monitor, was published by Tom’s Hardware, a leading IT online publication with 27.5 million unique visitors. In the review, titled Excellent 4K at an Excellent Price the Planar IX2850 was thoroughly tested against competitive 4K models, including the NEC EA244UHD (24-inch), Dell P2815Q (28-inch), Asus PB287Q (28-inch), Dell UP2414Q (24-inch) and Sharp PN-K321 (32-inch). Author Christian Eberle, provides readers with a thorough 8-page review of the product, outlining the editorial team’s findings, and ultimately, awards the Planar IX285 monitor with a Tom’s More…

4K , Ultra HD , desktop monitor

Dec 09, 2014

Planar Introduces Industry-First 98” 4K Touch Display

Planar Systems, Inc. today announced the breakthrough Planar® UltraRes™ 98” Touch LCD display, the industry’s largest 4K touch display. The Planar UltraRes 98” Touch combines a multi-touch, multi-user experience with native Ultra HD resolution, making it possible to interact across a large screen area with crystal-clear detail and precision. With 32 simultaneous touch points, the display is designed for a wide variety of resolution-rich, collaborative applications including meeting rooms, training facilities and command and control centers. It is also ideal for eye-catching interactive digital signage that engages viewers and is rugged for public More…
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Nov 20, 2014

Planar Systems and BrightSign Team to Create World's Tallest Planar Mosaic Video Wall

Planar Systems and BrightSign, LLC®, the global market leader in digital signage media players, today announced their recent collaboration to create the world’s tallest Planar® Mosaic™ Architectural Video Wall. The installation was unveiled in early November at a high-end Miami-area hotel as part of its grand opening festivities. This new hotel is situated in Surfside, Florida, nestled between Miami Beach and Bal Harbour. To create stunning visual impact for guests as they arrive, Florida-based CMA was commissioned to install a towering four-story video wall in the reception area. CMA surveyed vendors across the entire digital signage spectrum and More…

Mosaic , Planar Mosaic , Architectural Displays

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Oct 21, 2014

Planar Expands Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line with Two New Ultra-Narrow Bezel Models

Planar announced two new ultra-narrow bezel LCD models in its line of Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture, bringing superior visual performance to an even wider variety of video wall applications. The two new Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture options include a 46" model with 800 nits brightness and a 55" model with 500 nits brightness. The new models feature a tiled bezel width of just 3.7mm (0.15 inches) between adjacent LCD displays for a near-seamless image.  In addition to the new offerings, Planar has also extended video and power transmission capabilities on its entire family of Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall models to More…

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Sep 03, 2014

Planar EP-Series 4K Wins 2014 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award

The Planar® EP Series line of 4K displays was announced as a 2014 EXC!TE Award Winner by Technology Integrator magazine, formerly CustomRetailer. Each year Technology Integrator presents 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' 2014 EXC!TE Awards Available in 55" and 65", Planar EP Series Ultra HD resolution displays deliver superior More…

4K , Planar ep-series

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Jul 02, 2014

Planar Launches New Large Format LCD Display Selector Tool

Planar has launched a Large Format LCD Display Selector Tool, a free, online tool that helps users find the right commercial LCD display for their application. The Planar LCD Selector Tool is easy to use and after answering four simple questions, the LCD Display Selector outputs the ideal Planar LCD display solutions based on the user’s requirements. Planar offers a wide selection of commercial large format LCD displays ranging in size, price, functionality and features - all designed for demanding applications with high durability and performance requirements. From communicating information to enhancing ambience, Planar's flat panel LCD display More…

lcd displays , large format displays , large format digital signage , 4K

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Jun 26, 2014

Planar Honored with Product Awards at InfoComm 2014

  At InfoComm 2014, two of Planar's key product offerings were recognized with top awards from AV and digital signage experts at Systems Contractor News and Digital Signage magazine. The Planar® UltraRes™ Series 84-inch 4K LCD display was voted “Most Innovative Video Display” among LCD, Plasma, OLED and LED panels by readers of Systems Contractor News magazine. Likewise, the Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture was named a Digital Signage “InfoComm 2014 Best of Show” award winner. Both awards were announced at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas, where both the Planar UltraRes Series and the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall were on More…

Clarity Matrix , Planar UltraRes