One Part Prophecy, Two Parts Planning

Many in the design community talk about designing structures and building with resiliency in mind. In other words, thinking of the notion that future proofing and preservation go hand in hand. To design with the aim of protecting the asset over time, as it is used and reacts to the environment.

In all cases, this involves an assessment of physical risk. We might not know the future, but we can plan for various contingencies. For instance, if you are designing buildings along the Miami shorefront, you will need it to survive tropic storms or perhaps a hurricane. The extent to which facilities are protected is a choice you make with each project and with a risk profile tuned to the needs of each client. And even then, there is risk. Who would have guessed that the New Jersey shore would need building rated for the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?

Building interiors are not immune from these same issues. Public spaces where individuals are interacting in close proximity to the fixtures and finishes have their own challenges. Their own need for resiliency.

It was with this in mind that Planar developed ERO™. ERO stands for Extended Ruggedness and Optics and it is a process by which optically clear glass is mounted to the face of the display to remove the air gap, reduce internal reflections, and make the front of the display less precious. It extends the life of the product in environments where resiliency is tested.

ERO is available as an option on Clarity® Matrix™ LCD video walls, Planar® UltraRes™ 4k flat panel displays, Planar® UltraLux™ displays, Planar® LookThru™ transparent LCD, and more.  The future is certainly unknown, but we can plan for better preservation with proper planning.