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Apr 02, 2019

Leyard Appoints Thorsten Lipp to Lead Leyard Europe

Reutlingen, Germany, 3 April 2019 – Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that Thorsten Lipp has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and is also serving as acting Chief Executive Officer of Leyard Europe and its companies, Planar, eyevis and Teracue. Lipp joined the company in November 2018 as COO of Leyard Europe. He recently was tapped to also act as interim CEO of Leyard Europe. Prior, Lipp served as a member of the executive board of Production Resource Group Germany (PRG AG), the world’s leading supplier of technology and services for live events and entertainment. He was responsible for the corporate events and More…
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Mar 26, 2019

Leyard and Planar to Showcase Latest Display Technologies at Digital Signage Expo 2019

Las Vegas, March 27, 2019 – Today, Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the industry-leading display technologies they will demonstrate at booth #1822 at the 2019 Digital Signage Expo (DSE), March 27-28. In addition, company Vice President of Research and Development, Samantha Phenix, will join a panel discussion focused on the future of display technologies at the event. “We are delighted to demonstrate our latest fine pitch and standard pitch LED video walls, and best-in-class LCD solutions at DSE 2019,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing, Leyard and Planar. “Leyard and Planar have a long More…
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Mar 19, 2019

Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC Choose Leyard LED Video Screens Powered by Lighthouse for Installation at Providence Park

PORTLAND, Ore., Mar. 20, 2019 – Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced that the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC professional soccer clubs have selected Leyard and Lighthouse Technologies Ltd., for five video screens in their transformed Providence Park stadium in downtown Portland. The installation is the first resulting from the new partnership between Leyard and Lighthouse formed in late 2018. The installation encompasses five video screens aimed at heightening the fan experience when Providence Park re-opens this summer, highlighted by a signature new LED board/scoreboard behind the south goal that More…
Mar 07, 2019

Leyard and Planar to Serve as Exclusive Digital Signage Sponsor of Jumpstart 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. – Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the companies will serve as the premier sponsor of Jumpstart 2019, starting with the Lessons in Strategy workshop taking place March 11-13 in Dallas, Texas. Jumpstart 2019 Lessons in Strategy workshop is a two-day team learning experience designed for owners, partners, management and the next generation of leaders in live events technology and services. Attendees will learn how to express company goals in strategic terms that everyone can understand, tie business strategy to financial results and develop strategic thinking skills that can be applied to their More…
Feb 20, 2019

Leyard and Planar Announce Expansion of Sports and Entertainment Division

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 20, 2019 - Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, are pleased to announce that industry experts, Barry Belsky and Jon Holvey, have joined the companies’ growing Sports and Entertainment division.   Senior Solutions Manager, Barry Belsky, joins Leyard and Planar with more than 25 years of experience in the display industry. Most recently serving as a senior project manager for Panasonic, Belsky has worked on some of the largest traditional LED screen projects in the United States, including Texas Motor Speedway, Churchill Downs and Lincoln Financial Field. Prior to his time at Panasonic, Belsky devoted 16 More…
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Feb 04, 2019

Leyard To Showcase Latest Display Technologies at ISE 2019

AMSTERDAM, 4 February, 2019 – Today, Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, announced the vast array of industry-leading display technologies it will showcase at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 this week in Amsterdam. This marks the first time Leyard and its companies, Planar, eyevis and Teracue, are attending ISE together, demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of LED, LCD, rear projection and image processing solutions.   “We are extremely proud to showcase our wide portfolio of display solutions from Leyard, Planar, eyevis and Teracue to the European AV community,” said Thorsten Lipp, general manager for Leyard EMEA. “The More…
Jan 15, 2019

Leyard and Planar Announce Addition of Chris Prosio, General Manager for Rental & Staging

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, are pleased to announce Chris Prosiohas joined Leyard and Planar as General Manager, Rental and Staging. Prosio brings more than 30 years of experience in live events and communications, includingroles in sales, product management, event production management and video systemengineering. Chris joins Leyard and Planar following his role as director of Rental and Staging forAbsen, where he oversaw sales and marketing efforts for the live event space. He also heldprevious roles at Barco for more than 15 years, supporting sales, business development, productapplication management and More…
Dec 10, 2018

Leyard and Planar Expand Sports and Entertainment Division with Lighthouse Technologies Partnership

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 10, 2018 – Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced a strategic partnership with Lighthouse Technologies Ltd., combining the strengths of two leading display technology manufacturers for the sports and entertainment market. By combining Leyard and Planar’s leadership in fine pitch LED and LCD large format and video wall displays with the industry expertise of Lighthouse, this partnership will offer new innovations for sports and entertainment customers in North America. Kicking off this partnership, the companies will be showcasing their compelling range of sports venue display solutions for More…
Oct 16, 2018

Leyard and Planar Introduce Easy-to-Install Leyard VVR Series Indoor and Outdoor LED Video Walls

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today introduced the Leyard® VVR Series, a family of indoor and outdoor LED video wall displays designed to meet the fast-paced needs of the rental and staging industry. The series will be on display this week at Live Design International (LDI) 2018 in Las Vegas. The Leyard VVR Series features magnetically-attachable cabinets for fast assembly, easy access to electronics for simple maintenance and a quick-lock system to support single-person installation and handling. Along with these convenient and innovative features, the Leyard VVR Series incorporates the robustness, serviceability and More…
Sep 25, 2018

eyevis Rear Projection Video Walls Now Available through Leyard

Leyard is pleased to announce the addition of eyevis(TM ) Rear Projection Video Wall displays to the Leyard and Planar product portfolio. The addition of these product lines follows Leyard’s acquisition of eyevis in May 2018. eyevis, a German manufacturer of large screen display systems, is one of the leading providers and integrators of visualization systems for professional applications in control rooms, broadcast, virtual reality and simulation. eyevis rear projection video wall solutions are uniquely design to meet the specific requirements of a wide range of demanding video wall applications. With proven DLP® technology, eyevis rear projection More…