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Apr 07, 2015

Planar RA Series LCD Displays Offer High-Impact Digital Signage

Planar Systems today unveiled the Planar® RA Series of narrow bezel LCD displays, a new family of tiled video wall displays, optimized for demanding 24x7 applications in high ambient light environments.   Offered in 49” and 55”, Planar RA Series high performance LCD video wall displays have a tiled bezel-to-bezel width of only 12.6mm to create high-impact video walls in nearly any setting - including retail stores, universities, sports bars, hospitality settings, corporate lobbies, conference rooms and museums. The displays can be tiled together in landscape or portrait orientation to create large, visually stunning video wall arrays. The Planar RA More…

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Mar 24, 2015

Planar Systems Honored with Best New Indoor Display for Digital Signage Expo 2015

Following a successful Digital Signage Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, Planar Systems is pleased to announce the newly unveiled Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System was named Best New Indoor Display by rAVe Publications. On March 18, rAVe announced their selection of 2015 Digital Signage Champs, recognizing the best products on display at this year’s Digital Signage Expo.  Planar is listed alongside 19 other finalists also recognized for outstanding digital signage products. Introduced on March 9, the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System is a family of seamless, ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video walls that provide a superior visual More…

directlight , direct view LED , video wall

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Mar 09, 2015

Planar Debuts Family of Seamless, Fine-Pitch LED Video Walls to Address Fast Growing Product Category

Planar Systems announced the Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System, which combines a proprietary, advanced design across a choice of four resolutions ranging from 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitch, providing exceptional visual performance, thin mounting depth, precise alignment, mission-critical reliability and adaptability to different customer uses. Planar will debut the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System this week at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015.  The Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall family can be optimized for a wide range of indoor environments including well-lit public spaces and corporate lobbies, as well as light-controlled More…

directlight , direct view LED , video wall

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Feb 23, 2015

Clarity Matrix Calculator Delivers Powerful New Capabilities

The Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall Calculator has been upgraded with exciting new capabilities to further simplify the design and installation of Clarity Matrix LCD video walls for everyone from design consultants to installation technicians. Have you ever received the following questions from customers? How many power cables do I need for my Clarity Matrix video wall? How many loop cable do I need for my Clarity Matrix video wall? How many displays does a single power cable drive? How many CAT cables do I need? What is the recommended cable routing for my Clarity Matrix array? The answers to all these questions are now available in the More…
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Feb 10, 2015

Planar Unveils new iOS App to Simplify Multi-Source Viewing on 4K Displays

Planar Systems today announced a new iOS app that can manage multiple sources on Planar® UltraRes™ Series 4K LCD displays using an iPhone® or iPad®. The new Planar® UltraRes™ App for iOS gives users free streamlined access to robust UltraRes™ MediaPlex™ functionality on its Planar UltraRes Series line of commercial Ultra HD displays. With the tap of a finger, users can switch sources and screen layouts, managing video content and presentations seamlessly. It is the first iOS app from a display manufacturer that enables source management for commercial 4K displays. “Offering mobile apps to manage source viewing on our displays is another way Planar More…

Planar UltraRes , UltraRes

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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

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Jan 15, 2015

Planar Products Recognized as 2015 DIGI Award Winners

Planar Systems has once again been recognized as an industry leader for superior digital signage display technology. Digital Signage Magazine presented Planar with two 2015 DIGI Awards in two separate categories. Honored in the New Products for Digital Signage category, The Planar® UltraRes™ Series line of 84” and 98” 4K professional LCD displays earned the Best 4K Display Device distinction, while Planar’s Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture was selected as Best New Display Device, Large Screen. Digital Signage Magazine’s winners not only indicate top digital signage manufacturers who are finding creative ways to meet More…

Clarity Matrix , Planar UltraRes

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