Planar Supports AV and Local Community During COVID-19
Company donates display technology, resources and personal protective equipment to customers, resellers and Portland-area hospitals
To support the fight against COVID-19 , Planar is offering essential services to members of the AV community who support critical businesses, including donations of the company’s desktop monitors, free maintenance, warranty extensions and online delivery of AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)-Certified Planar Academy technology training courses.
Planar also donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals in Oregon, including a total of 5,000 medical face masks to Legacy Health, Oregon Health & Science University Hospital and Adventist Medical Center.
“Today, we are more committed than ever before to support our customers and community in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Planar Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt. “These are trying times for all and being able to provide essential services that help protect our first responders and maintain day-to-day business operations for our customers and resellers offers a sense of hope that everyone needs right now.”
In addition to the company’s donations, Planar is enforcing aggressive social distancing and disinfecting practices for employees in our factories and in the field, in Oregon, throughout the US and around the globe. To help minimize the risk of disease spreading, the company has altered shift schedules to minimize employee interaction and is reserving resources to sanitize equipment and the facility in between shifts.
Complete details on the resources and opportunities currently available to Planar customers and resellers include:
Planar Desktop Monitors: The company is donating desktop monitors to support Planar customers and resellers who are working from home and need resources to maintain daily business operations.
Free Maintenance: Customers with critical operations, including healthcare, government, military and control room centers, are benefiting from free maintenance performed by local Planar technicians in compliance with all stay-at-home orders in local communities.
Warranty Extensions: Planar is extending the company’s Standard Warranties by 90 days to offer customers additional support during uncertain times.
Planar Academy Training Courses: Planar Academy includes AVIXA CTS-Certified technology training courses. The company has transitioned the free, in-person CTS training courses to online delivery, providing AV professionals the opportunity to continue their education while working from home. The Planar Academy schedule is available at www.planar.com/PlanarAcademy.
Virtual Industry Events: Planar is transitioning in-person Spring tradeshows & events to virtual events. The company will offer digital alternatives for both NAB 2020 and InfoComm 2020 to allow customers who would otherwise visit the company’s booth to engage with Planar professionals and learn about the company’s latest product developments and offerings. The schedule of upcoming virtual events is now available at www.planar.com/Events, including registration for the NAB 2020 Virtual Event.
To further help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Planar is educating customers and resellers on the simple steps they can take to disinfect Planar LCD and LED displays. For more information on sanitizing Planar display solutions from bacteria and viruses, visit www.planar.com/blog.
Planar display products are used by many of the most critical businesses and industries fighting COVID-19, from healthcare to control rooms and broadcasters. Planar is committed to supporting these customers through these unprecedented times, while also ensuring the health and safety of the company’s customers and employees.