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Planar CAD Team Announcement News 730X486
Jun 01, 2022

Planar Announces Expansion of Consultant, Architect and Designer Group

Planar, the global leader in visualization technology, today announced an expansion of the company’s Consultant, Architect and Designer (CAD) Group in North America. The dedicated team helps AV technology consultants simplify the process of designing complex video walls and other display solutions into their customers’ most important and demanding projects. Planar’s CAD Group analyzes client project requirements and specifications, addresses design challenges, and delivers visualization systems that delight even the most demanding and creative technology visionaries. The CAD Group is also an avenue for the design community to provide feedback to More…
Planar SCN Stellar Service Award 2022 News 730X486
May 17, 2022

Planar Custom Solutions Honored with 2022 Stellar Service Award

Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, was voted a 2022 Stellar Service Award winner by readers of Systems Contractor News (SCN), recognizing the company as an exceptional service provider for the AV market. Planar Custom Solutions was awarded silver for best design service/tools. Planar Custom Solutions brings visual creativity to life, combining art, technology and communication to do what's never been done. The U.S.-based team of LED experts provides custom and unique LED display solutions and services from conceptual design through installation. The Stellar Service Awards celebrate the people behind today's technological More…
Planar NAB 2022 Awards News 730X486
May 10, 2022

Planar CarbonLight CLI VX Series Presented with Two Broadcast Industry Awards

Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, is proud to announce two broadcast industry award wins for the revolutionary Planar® CarbonLight™ CLI VX Series. The next-generation line of LED displays was honored with a 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year Award by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show as well as a 2021 Broadcast Production Award by NewscastStudio. Planar CarbonLight CLI VX Series features unrivaled image quality and versatility to revolutionize the production of realistic on-camera and in-camera content. Available in 1.9 and 2.6 millimeter pixel pitches and featuring models with Brompton and Colorlight controllers, More…
Apr 22, 2022

Planar and OptiTrack Present Broadest Set of Broadcast Technologies at NAB 2022

Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, and sister company OptiTrack, the worldwide leader in 3D tracking systems, today announced plans to present their most diverse portfolio of established and emerging broadcast technologies at the 2022 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. From cutting-edge fine pitch LED display solutions for in-camera virtual production to state-of-the-art motion capture (Mocap) solutions for advanced camera tracking, Planar and OptiTrack will demonstrate the latest advancements for broadcast production needs of today and tomorrow at NAB 2022. NAB 2022 marks the first NAB show since the launch of Planar More…
Planar SVC Award 2022 News 730X486
Apr 12, 2022

Planar DirectLight Ultra Series Voted 2022 Innovative Product Award Winner

Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, is the proud recipient of a 2022 Innovative Product Award from Sound & Video Contractor. Readers voted the Planar® DirectLight® Ultra™ Series MicroLED Video Wall a winner in the video display category, recognizing the solution as an outstanding product in today's ProAV industry. Featuring off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology, built-in processing and models with MicroLEDs, Planar DirectLight Ultra Series presents several display technology advancements that, in combination, deliver big performance. The premium line of fine pitch MicroLED video wall displays is available in More…
Planar Luminate Venue News 730X486
Mar 22, 2022

Planar Introduces Two Quick-Install LED Video Wall Families for Indoor & Outdoor Use

PORTLAND, Ore., March 22, 2022 — Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, has launched two new LED video wall display families designed to serve the needs of fast-paced events and high-ambient light environments; the Planar® Luminate™ Pro Series and Planar® Venue™ Pro Series. The new families feature mechanical elements that accelerate set-up and take down for temporary and mobile events, but also feature full front installation and serviceability, opening the door to more permanent wall-mounted applications. Each LED display line features 500x500mm cabinets that can be tailored for creative video wall applications that can be hung, More…
Planar 2022 Picks Award Res Systems News 730X486
Feb 22, 2022

Planar Luxe MicroLED Honored with 2022 Picks Award

Planar, a global leader in visualization products, was voted a 2022 Picks Award winner by Residential Systems, the leading brand serving the custom installation industry. The premium Planar® Luxe MicroLED was honored as one of the best and most influential consumer technologies introduced in 2021. Featuring high-brightness MicroLED technology, deep blacks and superior contrast, the award-winning Planar Luxe MicroLED delivers unparalleled viewing experiences in uses spanning digital artwork, movies, sports and events, gaming, eSports, streaming, multi-window viewing and video conferencing. "Since its release in August 2021, Planar Luxe MicroLED has More…
Planar Beijing2022 Newspage 730X486 (2)
Feb 16, 2022

NBC SPORTS Selects its Display Technology Provider for its Production of the 2022 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games

STAMFORD, CONN. – February 16, 2022 – NBC Sports has selected Planar to provide fine pitch LED video wall display technology for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from Beijing, China, February 2–20, 2022. The announcement was made today by Atila Ozkaplan, Vice President of Production Operations, Olympics for NBC Sports Group and Adam Schmidt, Executive Vice President for Planar. NBCUniversal provides coverage of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 2-20, featuring a Winter Olympics-record 2,800+ hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. The Opening Ceremony was presented on More…
Planar SMPTE RIS 730X490
Jan 18, 2022

Planar and OptiTrack Partner with SMPTE and Other Industry Leaders to Develop On-Set Virtual Production Methodologies

PORTLAND, Ore., — January 18, 2022 — Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, and sister company OptiTrack, the worldwide leader in 3D tracking systems, have joined other industry leaders and SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists and engineers, to form The Advisory Group of the On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP) Initiative. This initiative is the first project within the society's new Rapid Industry Solution (RIS) program. SMPTE's commitment to providing tools, standards and education on emerging technologies requires the society to operate with greater agility in responding to technology challenges. Planar and OptiTrack More…
Carrousel Slide CTA Award 2022 730X490
Jan 11, 2022

Planar Luxe MicroLED Wins Consumer Technology Association Award

Planar, a global leader in visualization products, is the proud recipient of a 2022 Smart Home Mark of Excellence Award. Presented by the Smart Home division of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, the Mark of Excellence Awards program recognizes the best in custom integration and installed technology. Planar® Luxe MicroLED was named a video product of the year winner in the flat screen/direct-view display category. The award-winning Planar Luxe MicroLED delivers outstanding, seamless video performance, while providing customers with a complete package that is aimed at effortlessly enriching luxury spaces. Available in 4K and 8K resolutions, More…