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Nov 03, 2016

Alternatives to a Touch Overlay

Our customers love interactive displays. Over the years, touchscreens and multi-touch displays have become a huge part of our product offering and with no surprise. Interactivity encourages customer engagement, brand loyalty, and brings a livelihood to physical spaces, all with a natural user interface. Customers and integrators may think their only path to interactivity on a video wall or large format display is a third-party touch overlay. Something that could transform their LCD or LED display to an interactive touch screen. But there is an alternative. Planar offers a wide variety of products with touch integrated. No third-party components to More…
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Oct 27, 2016

3 Ways Technology Companies Benefit from Digital Displays

As a highly-rated global electronics manufacturer, Samtec understands the need to exhibit the best and newest technology in their corporate offices. A recent renovation of their headquarters proves how much they value providing high-quality digital solutions for their employees and customers. Here are 3 ways Samtec is benefitting from the integration of digital displays. Multi-touch capability allows for superior interactivity and brand activation Fifteen 55-inch Clarity® Matrix™ LCD displays make up the 19.9 feet (6.07 meter) wide by 6.7 feet (2.04 meter) high video wall found in Samtec’s renovated headquarters. Each display has 32 More…
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Oct 20, 2016

Planar Displays Help Fight Crime

“We’re better able to see a crime that’s either developing or in process, and better equipped to see how best to resolve it,” states Sergeant Joseph Patty of the Memphis Police Department of their recent video wall installation. See why the installation of Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System displays has increased the confidence of this center’s video surveillance and is contributing positively to public safety initiatives. http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/government/memphis-police-real-time-crime-center. 
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Oct 13, 2016

3 Ways Corporate Offices are Benefiting from Digital Signage

Digital displays have made their way into corporate offices all over the world in order to help corporations, large and small, gain a competitive edge. Throughout its 70 year operation, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made innovation a top priority and has recognized how display systems can help accomplish those goals. Here are 3 ways Daimler has benefited from incorporating Planar displays. Celebrating company history With the use of 59 46-inch Planar Clarity® Matrix™ Video Wall displays, Daimler has been able to showcase its legacy of success and industry leadership in a unique way. The L-shaped video wall located in the lobby shows More…
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Oct 06, 2016

Physical Retail Demand Fuels Interest in Digital Signage

According to Design:Retail magazine's October 2016 issue, nearly 92% of consumer spending is done in brick and mortar retail stores. Although e-commerce is a growing platform, it only accounts for 8.1% of total sales and it is growing slower than the overall trends in consumer spending which now top over $5 trillion first time. Retail is growing 2.8% year over year and the pace of growth will likely add another $150 billion to retail coffers in 2016 versus 2015. The expansive number of retail doors and growth in the category is creating new opportunities for digital signage, video wall, and other visualization solutions at the point of decision: in More…
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Sep 29, 2016

6 Things to Take Away from Rio 2016

Now that Rio 2016 has finished up and summer is winding down, it is time to look back at the games and recall some of the history that took place. Here are 6 historic moments from the Olympic Games. Two of the greatest athletes compete in their final Olympic games Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are two of the greatest athletes to ever compete in their respective sports, swimming and track and field. Both are set to retire before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Phelps will retire with 23 Olympic gold medals, Bolt with 9. Diving for the finish line Bahamas runner, Shaunae Miller won a gold medal in the women’s 400m final. This was no ordinary More…
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Sep 19, 2016

Leaders Participate in TAO Tech Exec Auction for STEM Education

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) is hosting an auction to benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education programs. These educational programs play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy and are a critical component to the future success of the Oregon and Southwest Washington technology industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. This year TAO announced their first annual Tech Exec Online Auction to benefit the work of STEM education programs Innovate Oregon, iUrbanTeen, Oregon Robotics, and Portland More…