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Nov 15, 2022

MicroLED: Brighter & More Efficient?

When Planar launched our first MicroLED Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series video wall models, many people’s eyebrows were raised. Not only did it offer our finest pixel pitch to date—0.6mm between the center of adjacent pixels—but it was the first truly mass-produced MicroLED video wall with immediate availability. The new premier product line featured some other technical advancements of interest, like proprietary self-adjusting alignment technology to keep video walls seamless, but the most fascinating elements for many people were certain specifications that stood out as peculiar. In particular, Planar DirectLight Ultra Series’ MicroLEDs deliver More…
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Nov 02, 2022

Upgrading Display Technology to Create Modern, Seamless Viewing Experiences at an Attractive Price Point

It’s fair to say that price point remains a key concern for anyone who is in the market for implementing or upgrading video display technology. While an investment, demand for LED video walls continues to climb and with this comes more affordable solutions with enhanced capabilities. As the global market leader for LED video displays and narrow pixel pitch LED, Planar recognizes that not every customer has an uncapped budget and remains committed to helping them find the perfect solution based on their individual needs. This includes fine pitch LED video wall solutions that elevate viewing experiences without breaking the bank. Cue the Planar® MGP More…
Planar Microled Pixel Density News 730X486
Oct 04, 2022

What MicroLED Means for Pixel Density

When we launched the Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series video wall displays in 2021, it marked the introduction of several new and exciting technology advancements that are pushing the industry forward and separating Planar from the LED manufacturing pack. Chief among those advancements is the implementation of mass-produced MicroLED. MicroLED wasn’t really available previously, even though it had been demonstrated a handful of times and experts agree it is the future of the industry for a variety of reasons. But what makes MicroLED different and, frankly, better? Among other things, the simple fact that it’s smaller. Going Micro MicroLED, miniLED More…
Planar Microled Price Reduction News 730X486
Sep 06, 2022

MicroLED Mastery

Planar, the longtime global leader in fine pixel pitch LED display technology, is making it easier to choose a leading-edge microLED video wall, by significantly lowering our suggested retail pricing on the premier Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series. In a time of generally increasing costs across the board, these price changes may seem unusual, so we want to provide some explanation. First, we believe in the promise and benefits of microLED technology. We’ve supported that belief with significant investments in all aspects of the technology’s research and development, which has helped us to create them more efficiently and economically, without More…
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Oct 11, 2021

Enthrall Digital Signage Audiences with Naked Eye 3D Content

by Peter Lawrence, Director, Planar Custom Solutions Group As large outdoor LED screens compete for viewers’ attention, advertisers and video content developers seek ever more effective ways to stand out. We’ve all seen wonderful videos circulating on social media of giant building-side LED displays with animals or space ships appearing to come right out of the building. It has viewers both in-person and online completely spellbound and captivated. It may appear magic, but it is really just an optical illusion that required careful planning and execution. In fact, the magic is in the creative combination of display hardware, content and viewing More…
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Apr 06, 2021

The Growing Accessibility of Fine Pitch LED

Finding the Next Big Thing For a long while organizations have searched for a very large visual solution that could show large groups of people multimedia content for business, digital signage, events, education, command and control, house of worship and a variety of other applications. While several options have surfaced over the years, each had its own challenges, limiting its effectiveness. Projection As recently as 15 years ago high-end digital projectors were just about the only way to get massive bezel-free imagery to large groups of people. They were ideal for darker environments like theaters and dimmed lecture halls, but other applications More…
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Oct 19, 2020

Introducing a Lifetime Warranty on LED Video Walls

Exceptional warranties get people excited. Why? Because people are smart: they know that companies wouldn’t offer big warranties if the company knew the product wouldn’t hold up; it would cost them too much. So people know a car with a 100,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is going to last. Fine pitch LED video walls haven’t been around for that long, and unfortunately due to some other manufacturers’ missteps and cut corners, some LED walls don’t have the best reputation for durability. That’s not Planar. We created the Planar® EverCare™ Lifetime Limited Warranty to show that we stand behind our LED products. You read that right; lifetime warranty. More…
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Apr 02, 2020

Keep it Clean: Disinfecting your Planar Display Solutions

The old idiom says cleanliness is next to Godliness. While Planar takes no formal position on anything related to deity, we certainly agree that keeping your Planar displays and video walls clean is smart, especially when something nasty like the novel coronavirus is going around. With COVID-19 dominating the news, business logistics, revenues, and—most importantly—people’s health, we’ve all been reminded that it’s important to do more than simple rinsing or dusting. We must disinfect. People are rightly scrubbing their hands and covering their coughs more effectively. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop 100 percent of our germs from spreading, often to More…
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Aug 15, 2019

Reaching the 21st Century Student with Display Technology

Every year, colleges, universities and trade schools face the challenge of recruiting a new class of students. This means finding creative and effective ways to connect with a new batch of college-aged learners, who may think differently than those who came before. As prospective students look for the right institution to invest in for their future, universities must increase their appeal to meet enrollment goals.  Younger generations entering college have grown up in a digital world. To better reach these increasingly tech-savvy students, more universities are turning to the tools that these young people already understand. An expanding approach More…
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Jun 21, 2019

LED Video Walls: To Facet or to Curve?

Picture yourself at the coast, staring out at the horizon. In front of you there’s endless blue skies, churning sea and white surf. Even while staring straight ahead, you see sand stretching for miles with your peripheral vision. It’s an enveloping, immersive experience. Curved LED video walls can create a similar immersive experience—minus the salty air and ocean scents—because flexible LED modules can form very smooth convex and concave curved walls. Curved LED is trending in corporate, broadcast and control room environments because the video walls can bend and curve around people, capturing their peripheral vision, figuratively taking viewers More…