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Aug 20, 2015

Behind the Scenes: A Conversation with Planar's VP and CFO, Ryan Gray

We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Ryan Gray, CFO. Q: Ryan, how long have you been at Planar? In the industry? A: I have been at Planar for almost a decade now. Q: What are the top things you do for the company? What is your role? A: As CFO, my organization and I are responsible for ensuring compliance with all external reporting requirements, instilling a strong control environment and protecting the assets of the company, ensuring adequate liquidity/financial resources are available to drive the company’s strategy, providing useful and actionable data/analysis to enable rapid decision-making, More…

corporate , planar

Sep 11, 2013

Video Walls Are Wall Coverings

Video walls refer to the idea that you can tile discreet displays together to get a single display surface.  A single canvas if you will to present your data upon.  This wall for instance is made of 12 super narrow bezel LCD panels (with an image to image gap less in the 5 mm range) creating a bright and compelling impact that is more than what can be done with a single display.  And the market is changing quickly. In the past three years alone there has easy been a 50% decrease in the cost of creating a nearly seamless video wall and as the depth, weight, and complexity of deployments fall rapidly with innovations in LCD video wall technology, they More…

video walls , planar , Clarity Matrix , lcd

Sep 20, 2012

The Newly Released Planar Helium Multi-Touch Monitor Lights up the Windows 8 Experience

The launch of Planar's brand new multi-touch desktop monitor line is already off to a great start with the introduction of the Planar® Helium™ family and the debut of a 27-inch model. "The giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8," says David Kelly, Principal UX Architect & Microsoft MVP of [wire]stone. "As a firm focused on touch experiences with numerous touch-enabled applications for Windows 8, we're using the monitor to develop and test out all of our applications. The high quality touch experience and combined feature set of the Planar Helium monitor has really improved our development time to market, as More…

Helium , Multi-Touch , Windows 8 , wirestone , TechDecision , planar , Touch Screen

Sep 19, 2012

Innovative Technology Can Bring Modernization to Retail Environments

Retailers are always looking for new ways to attract customers into their store through window displays. Not only is this the most expensive real estate in retail, well-fashioned window displays can turn ordinary merchandise into brand experiences that keep people coming to and talking about the store.As part of a workshop at Pratt Institute, entitled Form and Technology, Ben Nimes envisioned a new style of storefront window utilizing Planar® LookThru™ transparent LCD technology. In this futuristic design, the manikins are nude and the transparent displays animate with a live fashion show of clothing and accessories. Perhaps in a carousel of options More…

LookThru , LCD , transparent lcd , planar

Sep 04, 2012

Architectural Video Walls Redefining Interior Space

New leading-edge technology and architectural video walls are certainly redefining interior spaces. The design imagined by Ben Nimes at Pratt Institute during the Form and Technology workshop illustrates a new innovative way to truly captivate an audience using technology like the Planar® Mosaic™ architectural video wall system. In their design concept, not only is the display face engaging, but the entire unit itself moves to interact with the viewer as they approach and traverse the wall bringing the space to life. Photo courtesy of Pratt The Planar Mosaic family includes three different tiles shapes and sizes, including a truly square LCD More…

creativity , LCD tile , Mosaic , form and technology , planar , square tile , Pratt Institute

Aug 31, 2012

No Matter Your Politics

If you want to replicate the layered look that took center stage at the Republican National Convention, look no further than Planar® Mosaic™. Fill your wall with different video tile shapes and sizes, including the perfectly square tile. Create one big image or drive each separately. Use the Mosaic Project Designer™ Online to design your own!

Mosaic Project Designer , Mosaic , planar , video tiles

Aug 22, 2012

Planar Providing Ultra High Definition Viewing Experience for London's Oakley Safehouse

The London Oakley Safehouse is a place that Oakley created and designed specifically for their athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. Oakley took extraordinary measures to create a safe haven for the athletes to relax and escape the craziness of the Olympic Games.In the video, the Safehouse DJ, Thux, takes you on a tour of the technology used to run their audio and video.One of their media areas features two Planar video walls that consist of nine 46" Clarity LED Series displays. The video wall allowed athletes to enjoy high definition viewing of the Games with live sports feeds of events displayed from two channels at once. DJ Thux goes on to More…

London Oakley Safehouse , Clarity LED Series , Oakley , video wall , planar , 2012 Olympic Games

Aug 17, 2012

Planar Products Like Art Work Themselves

Hiroshi Sugimoto, an internationally-acclaimed Japanese photographer, is best known for his hand-printed black and white photos, which are grounded in his Newtonian study of light and color. He had an ingenious idea of photographing an entire movie in a historic movie theater. Opening the shutter in the opening act and closing it after the credits roll. This long exposure creates a predictable, yet still magical, glowing white image as all the colors in the film combine to create white light. This white light illuminates the majestic architecture and detail of the theater. In the picture below, the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan is uniquely More…

wallpaper magazine , Hiroshi Sugimoto , UltraLux , illuminating , planar , Fox Theater

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.

LCD video wall , Elemental Technologies , KGW News , Clarity Matrix , planar