2012

Aug 09, 2012

Planar LookThru Display Box Adapted Into Multiple Industries

Earlier this summer Pratt Institute hosted the Form and Technology workshop under leadership of Scott VanderVoort. The goal of this workshop was to intersect the latest Planar products with the fresh creativity of Pratt’s design students and thought leaders.The students spent a lot of time working with a sample of the 32” Planar® LookThru™ transparent display. During this workshop the students at Pratt Institute generated ideas of how Planar’s pioneering transparent technology could be incorporated into different industry settings. Here are two inspiring creations the Pratt team envisioned using the transparent LCD surface glass. 1)Jacob Turetsky More…
Aug 07, 2012

Planar Clarity Matrix Shown in KGW News Segment on Elemental Technologies

KGW News Channel 8 did a segment on how NBC and BBC have sought out a local Portland, Oregon company for live Olympic Games coverage. Elemental Technologies is a small start up that specializes in finding ways to better stream live video. Their software will bring the Olympic Games to local audiences no matter where they are and no matter which device they are using. Elemental Technologies located in downtown Portland, is home to a Planar® Clarity™ Matrix LCD video wall system. This helps them view and show off more clearly what they are working on with outstanding visual performance and uninterrupted 24/7 operation.
Jul 26, 2012

Planar LookThru Featured in Second Story's Experiment with Face-Tracking and Reactive Content

Second Story in Portland, Oregon is currently featuring Planar’s LookThru™ Display Box as part of an experiment into uncharted territory with face-tracking and reactive content. Their technique of combining the LookThru and a Kinnect for Windows Sensor with Second Story software has created something truly unique, allowing them to augment a physical object with digital labels, and adapt the display to the viewer’s perspective. This creates a very personal experience for each individual viewer and endless possibilities for showcasing products across multiple industries. The Planar LookThru incorporates a transparent 32-inch display in an enclosed More…
Jul 24, 2012

Commercial-Grade Digital Signage Displays Capture the Attention of Customers in Retail Environments Better Than Your Typical Big Box Televisions

Digital displays are a modern way to capture the attention of customers and bring added visual entertainment to the environment, which has led to an increasing adoption rate of digital signage in retail stores. Taking a closer look at commercial-grade displays versus TVs from your local warehouse, there are numerous benefits to the use of commercial-grade displays in a retail setting. Commercial-grade LCD displays support extended usage up to 24 hours per day. They emit higher levels of brightness so messaging and images can be displayed boldly even in well-lit  environment. Their durable bezel and enclosure design protects the display from More…
Jul 11, 2012

The Society for Information Display Awards Planar Chief Scientist Adi Abileah with the Otto Schade Prize

Adi Abileah, Planar's Chief Scientist in the Technology Group, was recognized in early June by The Society for Information Display (SID), with the Otto Schade Prize. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or in contribution to, the advancement of functional performance and / or image quality of information displays.Adi was specifically recognized by SID “for his many outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the functional performance of displays, including contrast, brightness, viewing angle, gray-scale resolution, and stereoscopic imagining.”In addition to his 34 U.S. patents, mostly related to More…
Jun 18, 2012

Second Story Innovates with Planar Transparent EL Display - the Ultimate Technology Mash-Up

The famed interactive agency, Second Story, has recently completed a technology demonstration using Planar's proprietary and completely-transparent electroluminscent display technology. In this mash up captured on video, you will see a Planar transparent display used with head tracking technology to create interactivity.Planar’s transparent EL displays are a fresh approach to transparent with wide viewing angles and crisp graphics.  These features are on display in the Second Story Labs as they created a virtual object in space with compelling results.Second Story Interactive Studio was established in 1994 and since then has garnered over 400 More…
Jun 15, 2012

Commercial Integrator BEST Award goes to Planar Mosaic

  For Video Wall solutions, Planar Mosaic architectural video wall was chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator, to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy. The award was announced at InfoComm 2012.For more information on Planar Mosaic, visit www.planar.com/mosaic.
Jun 14, 2012

Greetings from Day 2 at InfoComm 2012

Be sure to visit the Planar booth (#C7536) and see the latest in display innovations being unveiled. Including: Planar Mosaic architectural video wall, Planar UltraLux series, Clarity Matrix 3D video wall and more. Check out the Show Daily, where Clarity Matrix 3D is featured on page 38: http://digitaleditiononline.com/iphone/zoom.php?i=115264&p=38&s=0#_m0
Jun 13, 2012

Planar Mosaic Receives the 2012 AV Technology award for Best New VideoWall product

Planar kicked off InfoComm today with a great win for Planar Mosaic architectural video walls, introduced in the beginning of 2012. “Planar’s Mosaic product: Innovative and beautiful. Not the typical videowall—but one that can be incorporated into the end-use environment as a piece of art. Suitable for many locations, but one that comes to mind first is Museums. Thinking outside the ‘box,’ Planar Mosaic re-invents the wall- from displaying art, to being art.” – The JudgesFor more information about Planar Mosaic visit: www.planar.com/mosaic.