Planar Named Best of Show Award Winner at InfoComm 2019

The company is recognized for outstanding achievement in product development for two industry-leading LED display solutions among select group of innovations


Planar, global leaders in visualization products, are the proud recipients of two of the professional audio visual industry’s most prestigious technology honors at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando. The Planar® DirectLight® X LED Video Wall System was awarded ‘Best of Show’ winner for InfoComm 2019 by AV Technology, while Planar® CarbonLight™ LED Displays were named ‘Best of Show’ winner by Rental & Staging Systems.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive recognition for our groundbreaking Planar DirectLight X and Planar CarbonLight displays,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Planar. “Planar DirectLight X was a showstopper at InfoComm 2019, attracting thousands of visitors to the booth to engage with the superior resolution delivered by our industry-first 0.7 millimeter pixel pitch. Planar CarbonLight is a key example of the company’s ongoing innovation to address customers’ needs and we’re thrilled to offer a lightweight and durable solution that allows for fast and flexible installation.”

The next-generation Planar DirectLight X LED Video Wall System is an award-winning fine pitch LED video wall system line with built-in processing. Featuring the off-board Planar® Video Controller, Planar DirectLight X is the industry’s first LED video wall solution to embed advanced video processing directly into the product. Available in 0.7, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8 millimeter pixel pitches, Planar DirectLight X includes an industry-leading wall mount, full front service access, a mission-critical design for 24x7 reliability and modern, web-based control and management software.

At InfoComm 2019, Planar demonstrated Planar® ERO-LED™ (Extended Ruggedness and Optics™) on the Planar DirectLight X. Planar ERO-LED technology is a proprietary coating that delivers protection and durability to Planar LED display products and improves visual sharpness by significantly increasing contrast in ambient light.

Planar CarbonLight LED Displays are a comprehensive line of LED display solutions specifically designed for rental, staging and fixed-flexible installations. Composed of five product lines, Planar CarbonLight LED Displays are designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of applications. Featuring a patented carbon fiber construction, the displays are lightweight, thin and strong, and are fast and flexible to install, making Planar CarbonLight ideal for the most unique and challenging environments.

Judges for AV Technology and Rental & Staging Systems’ ‘Best of Show’ awards evaluated products live on the InfoComm 2019 show floor on days one and two. Winning products were selected by a judging panel composed of seven AV professionals, including CTS-certified technology managers and AV/IT engineers, and represent growing excellence in today’s AV industry.

InfoComm is the largest professional audio visual trade show in North America, drawing approximately 45,000 attendees to explore the latest products in audio, display, video, digital signage, unified communications and collaboration, and more. Planar showcased their widest array of LED and LCD innovations at InfoComm 2019, including Planar DirectLight X and Planar CarbonLight. In addition, the company announced the new Planar® TVF Complete™ and expansions to the Clarity® Matrix® G3 LCD Video Wall System, introducing an industry-leading sub-1 millimeter bezel.