The Right Stuff
Apr 15, 2014

The Right Displays to Ignite your Next Project

“The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match.“ - Will Rogers Similarly, the best way to have a successful digital signage installation is to choose the right materials. You can plan the most amazing digital signage installation, but if you don’t pick the right display product, you will not get the results you want. If you are looking for 24x7 reliability, a logo-free bezel, and highly-accurate interactive touch systems, these are just some of the benefits you can find in products like the Clarity® Matrix™, Planar® UltraRes™, and other Large Format Displays in the Planar portfolio. These displays are the right More…
PMG miami
Apr 02, 2014

Clarity Matrix Video Wall at Property Markets Group Sales Center

South Florida, including metropolitan Miami, is enjoying renewed economic growth and Property Markets Group (PMG) – one the nation’s leading real estate acquisition and development firms - is helping fuel that growth with continued investment in and development of luxury properties. Among these is Echo Brickell, a 57-story condominium tower being built south of downtown Miami, with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean. In Echo Brickell, PMG has taken a bold step by selecting advanced video wall technology for its sales center. This technology – in the form of an expansive video wall from Planar Systems – is giving More…
PS Series Blog
Mar 20, 2014

The Lowest Priced 24x7 Digital Signage Displays on the Market

When it comes to digital signage, you want to make sure you get the most for your budget dollars. The best way to ensure lasting reliability and performance is to select a robust display recommended for up to 24x7 usage. The price premium for this level of quality can be up to 2 times more expensive than a commercial display with lower recommended hours of operation. But it doesn’t have to be. Typically, 24x7 digital signage displays come standard with other features you don’t need such as higher brightness or OPS slots. Why pay for those features when you don’t need them? Planar’s PS Series is the lowest cost 24x7 rated line of products More…
Mobile Blog
Mar 06, 2014

Enabling a "Mobile" Worker in a Cube

A recent article by Jon Brodin entitled “How mobile technology created a workforce that never stops working” piqued our interest. Yes, we’re “lucky” enough to have a smart phone to check email every 2 minutes (though we’ve disabled the “ding” as to avoid the constant barrage), a personal tablet to keep up with friends’ posts, and a Dell Ultrabook™ to work tirelessly at the local coffee shop or on the plane. But when it comes to actually producing spreadsheets or presentations, or writing a product plan, nothing beats working from a dual monitor-equipped cubicle. Maybe it’s because we’re addicted to opening 20 different programs and multi-tasking More…
Blog 2-27-14
Feb 27, 2014

Observations from the Sochi Winter Olympics: AV on a World Stage

Watching this year’s opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games, one couldn’t miss the drama around the malfunctioning Olympic ring. For those of you who missed it and the resulting media firestorm, in the otherwise flawless presentation on Russian history and passions, five snowflakes made of LED lights on motion control bars were to be transformed into the five overlapping rings of the Olympic logo. And one of them malfunctioned revealing four rings and one snowflake. Those of us who have been involved in events and technology gasped with horror as we all have been there. The rehearsals go perfectly, the equipment is world-class, everything is More…
Redesign of Design
Feb 18, 2014

The Redesign of Design

Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about John Maeda (@johnmaeda), the internationally-known designer who was with the Rhode Island School of design and is now with a venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. His job is to evaluate the role of design in potential investments that the firm might make. In the interview, he mentioned that the word “design” is poorly designed. Is it craftsmanship without the constraints of business or customer need? Is it all about using a particular font or graphic layout templates that look “modern”? Is design decoration or something more? It is interesting to think about the word “design.” More…
Mosaic AD22-Salvador
Feb 04, 2014

The Perfection of Square Video Tiles

There is more to the Planar® Mosaic™ AD22-Salvador tile than meets the eye. While it is an LCD display, its 1:1 aspect ratio sets it apart from its big brothers. It integrates with other wall claddings beautifully, allows for tight-radius concave video walls, and fits places other displays won’t fit. People love it; it’s that simple. After all, it’s hip to be square. Square tiles can be installed above doors, up columns, in long rows or around corners. They can be embedded with other types of tiles, or even in the floor or ceiling with proper reinforcement. They add character to an architectural display, and virtually every Mosaic installation to More…
Clarity Matrix Timeline
Jan 16, 2014

History of Planar’s award-winning Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall

In its 4 year history, Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System has established itself as a linchpin of Planar’s product line and one of the fastest growing products we’ve ever had. With models available in touch, 3D and the narrowest tiled bezel width in the industry (3.7mm), the award-winning Clarity Matrix features the most comprehensive video wall line-up in the industry. The goal in launching a next-generation Clarity® Matrix™ with G2 Architecture is to take the key elements that everyone loved about the original and make them even better, combining them into a next-generation product that meets the needs of today and tomorrow. View the history of More…
Station Square
Jan 09, 2014

Planar PS Series and EP Series Help Bring New Development Project to Life

Digital marketing is an apt description for how the developers of Station Square - a bold, new residential and commercial community in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, Canada – are presenting and promoting the project to prospective customers and members of the public who will visit and patronize the many retail, commercial, entertainment and cultural locations and events Station Square will offer.  In its vibrant and engaging sales center in Station Square, Anthem, with its partner The Beedie Group, has installed two large video walls from Planar. On these video walls, visitors can see a dramatic rendering of the entire Station Square project, and More…