2013

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Jul 17, 2013

Planar UltraLux display adds to the showroom experience at OFS Brands

Top interior designers worldwide know that OFS Brands is the preeminent source for top-quality office furniture. OFS Brands’ total focus on quality extends to the manner in which it presents its products and capabilities; notably, in the company’s newest showroom near New York City’s famed Herald Square. A key feature of this stunning 10,000 square-foot space could easily be mistaken for a priceless piece of artwork as opposed to what it really is: a state-of-the-art digital video display - an 80-inch Planar® UltraLux™ Series LCD Display. OFS chose Planar UltraLux display for two reasons: its ability to beauitfully depict large images of furniture and More…
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Jul 09, 2013

Planar at Infocomm 2013

Infocomm 2013 was a recording-breaking show and Planar thanks you for sharing the excitement of InfoComm 2013 with us. In Planar's booth, crowds gathered to see the 3-wide curved array of Planar® UltraRes™ Series 4K displays, as well as a unique array of Planar® Mosaic™ featuring interactive content. We had a record number of over 5 billion pixels and a record showing of touch-enabled displays as well. We hope you enjoyed discovering all of the unique experiences Planar's award-winning display solutions can bring. View photos of Planar's booth or watch videos from InfoComm 2013. Planar's Clarity® Matrix™ MultiTouch interactive LCD video wall won More…
ecosystem
Jun 17, 2013

Digital Signage Ecosystem

Deploying a digital sign or a digital signage advertising network requires multiple components. The selection of hardware, software, and services combine to create a solution. Planar provides high-performance, reliable and high-value displays and related accessories that ensure that the digital signage installation will look great. Combined with player technology, either the Planar® ContentSmart™ media player or other such device, a stand-alone sign has never been easier. Just add “content” or create it in the included software, and you can have a working digital sign right away. For more sophisticated installations, clients layer on a content More…
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Jun 10, 2013

Collaboration: It’s a Small World After All

With the growth of Skype and Apple’s FaceTime, shared desktop, and annotation, supplementing professional video conferencing tools, the market for digital displays for collaboration continues to grow. Sharing a presentation. Writing, highlighting, and sketching on a common work surface. Seeing the person speak  to build trust and aid in communication. Creating new opportunities for shared ideas and experiences. These are the things that collaboration is all about. As more and more employees are working from remote locations, whether they be far-flung field or home offices, the need to use technology to make the world smaller has never been More…
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Jun 04, 2013

What if Plato had Three Planar Monitors?

There has been plenty of research showing that multiple monitors and or larger monitors on the desktop improve productivity and satisfaction. Example of such research comes from companies like Microsoft, HP, and Apple. But can three or more monitors change your life and extend your mind?  That is exactly what Alex Wilhelm postured in this interesting article on workspace productivity. If you are ready for a mind extending experience consider adding a Planar® Helium™ Windows 8 touch display or our beautifully designed 27” QHD display to your desktop. With native 2560x1440 resolution, the Planar® PX2790MW delivers 77% more resolution than a Full HD More…
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May 29, 2013

Something a Little Different

The test of a trusting relationship is whether or not you can call in the middle of the night or ask for a favor to make something “just right.” We love the trusting, long-term relationship with our customers. They aren’t afraid to call our 24x7 hotline in the middle of the night if a problem arises. They come back to us project after project. And they are not afraid to ask for favors. The ability to be flexible and offer customized solutions is one of the things that sets Planar apart. Our products are modular and customizable. We offer on-site services and programs for the ultimate in support. And day in and day out, we work creatively with our More…
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May 23, 2013

Best in Business

Planar desktop and touch monitors have been known for over a decade for their industry-leading warranty. 3 years of coverage with 2nd day delivery of an advanced replacement to minimize downtime is what makes the Customer First 3-year warranty™ so unique. The warranty is supported by 24x7 hot line support with trained and caring technicians who are not incented to get off the phone quickly (as is so common in large call centers), but rather for customer satisfaction. This warranty also applies to the PS Series large format display screens as well, making them a great choice for customers looking to deploy digital signage. The warranty for other More…
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May 16, 2013

From 0 to 60: the importance of responsiveness

My husband is a car guy. You know the type. The person who can effortless memorize performance statistics about cars and talk about them without tiring. And one statistic that he cares a lot about is acceleration performance (the length of time it takes to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour or equivalent) as an indication of raw power (relative to weight and other factors). A great 0-to-60 measurement generally results in great off-the-line responsiveness. When you hit the gas, you expect things to happen. In fact, you rely upon it. It is the foundation of your relationship with the automobile. You interact and it responds. And car guys like my husband More…
Market Solutions
May 08, 2013

When Image Experience Matters

Several years ago, Planar adopted the tagline “When Image Experience Matters”, each word selected because it is packed with meaning for our customers. When: Not all display needs are equal. The numerical read-out on your desk phone or the display in your wristwatch have certain requirements, and digital signage installations or a video wall in a control room have others.  Image: Planar is a display company at its core, so it is all about the image. The video performance. The vivid colors. The resolution. The brightness. The contrast between the deepest blacks and the most luminous whites.  Experience: This is a word that is growing in importance to More…
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May 02, 2013

The birth of the interactor: Planar drives interactive experiences

The world is buzzing about interactivity with nearly 11 million Google searches every month on the topic. Among our customers and clients, the conversations around digital signage are trending more towards creating interactive experiences. At it’s heart, interactivity is the intersection of information science, communication, and industrial design.  The interactivity can be as simple as sliders or buttons on a kiosk screen or something that enables content on the display to react to input from a mobile device or third-party data source, like social media streams. It is the push-and-pull of information or content based on physical action by the More…