Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex Named 2021 Tech Leadership Award Winner

Line of pliable LED video wall displays designed for smooth, concave or convex curved video walls is awarded best production technology by three broadcast industry publications


Planar, a global leader in visualization products, is proud to announce that the company was honored with a 2021 Tech Leadership Award, which celebrates innovation and excellence in media technology. Planar® CarbonLight™ CLI Flex™ was recognized as a winner in the best production technology category by TV Tech, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News.

Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex is a line of pliable LED video wall displays that combine to create immersive and eye-catching smooth, concave or convex curved video walls. Designed for indoor, fixed installations, Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex displays bend into curves with a radius as tight as 24.5 inches or 623.5 millimeters and are available in 1.5, 1.9, 2.6 and 3.9 millimeter pixel pitches.

"Today's broadcast customers are embracing new platforms and display solutions to create innovative and immersive experiences for broadcasters, advertisers, film and associated audiences," said Kathy Skinski, general manager of broadcast, media and virtual production at Planar. "Our best-in-class Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex raises the bar for creating next-level set designs and viewing experiences. We're extremely proud to be recognized as a leader in media technology by these industry publications."

With Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex, customers can create curved video walls producing 'wow factors' that not only look great on camera, but also enhance broadcast presentations to bring stories to life and captivate audiences. In addition, Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex displays do not cause color shift. As a result, broadcast professionals can provide the visual performance audiences expect and more importantly, deliver a more visually-appealing alternative to faceting flat LED cabinets into segmented curves. When combined with the Planar® CarbonLight™ CLI Series, a line of lightweight, adaptable LED video wall displays ideal for indoor rental, staging and fixed installations, Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex allows customers to create one-of-a-kind video walls that include both flat and curved surfaces.

2021 marks the first year Future's Tech Leadership Awards, a program sponsored by TV Tech, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News, introduced a category recognizing products and services responsible for bringing entertainment to life. This year's winners were announced at the virtual Technology Leadership Summit, recognizing Planar as the sole display manufacturer in the best production technology category, along with products ranging from cameras and audio encoders to extended reality solutions, virtual studio systems and more. Nominees were judged on the basis of how well their product, service or operation demonstrated technological leadership in helping the TV, streaming media, digital and video production industries improve operations and provide consumers with better content and services.

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