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Apr 15, 2020

Planar Supports AV and Local Community During COVID-19

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 More…
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Apr 07, 2020

Planar Embraces Opportunity Presented by Samsung’s Exit from LCD Production

Samsung Display Company (SDC), a unit of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., recently announced the company has decided to end production of all LCD displays in South Korea and China by the end of 2020. Samsung’s shift in strategy immediately creates new opportunities throughout the market and Planar is poised to remain a leader in the LCD video wall market by remaining committed to selling and servicing LCD video walls. Though Samsung Electronics America (SMA) will continue to serve customers and partners with LCD video wall products, SDC’s exit from the business will likely affect SMA and other LCD vendors, given that SDC is one of their panel More…
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Mar 31, 2020

Planar Launches Planar EverNew Managed Service Offering

PORTLAND, Ore., March 31, 2020 – Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the launch of the Planar® EverNew™ Managed Service Program, a competitive, multi-year leasing program for Planar display solutions in the United States and Canada. The new managed service offering simplifies the buying process by enabling customers to lease Planar solutions at a fixed monthly cost. With Planar EverNew, customers can finance the total cost of their projects—including display hardware, software, extended warranties, installation and the Planar® Premier Service Level Agreement—under a single contract as an ongoing monthly More…
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Mar 16, 2020

Planar Confirms Full Production Amidst Spread of Coronavirus

Planar, global leader in visualization products, owns and operates multiple manufacturing facilities around the globe. The company has administered significant manufacturing operations in Hillsboro, Ore. for more than 35 years, where most of the company’s Trade Agreements Act (TAA)-compliant displays and video wall products are produced. Planar has had very few orders impacted by fallout associated with the coronavirus and has notified all affected customers. Planar maintains solid inventory positions on the following popular LED and LCD displays: Planar® DirectLight® X LED Video Wall System  Planar® TVF Series - (single power models) Clarity® More…
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Feb 11, 2020

Planar Demonstrates Broadest Portfolio of Video Wall Technology at ISE 2020

AMSTERDAM, 11 February, 2020 – Today, Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the company will showcase its most extensive portfolio of display technology this week at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 in Amsterdam. The company will reinforce continued leadership in the video wall market with a wide array of visualization solutions designed to support best-in-class visual performance. Visitors to ISE 2020 can view these and other innovations at Stand #12-H100. Planar will present an ultra-fine pitch LED technology demonstration of a 0.6 millimeter video wall featuring micro LED. Measuring 216-inches and delivering compelling 8K More…
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Feb 04, 2020

Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display Recognized as an IoT Integration Award Winner

Planar is the proud recipient of a 2019 IoT Integration Award. As a winner in the AV and Collaboration/Communication category, the Planar® LookThru™ Transparent OLED Display was recognized as one of the best commercial IoT products available today that makes life better and jobs easier in commercial spaces. The next-generation Planar LookThru leverages the latest in transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to provide a self-emitting transparent display for truly see-through installations without the need for backlighting or enclosures. “It is an honor to receive an IoT Integration Award for the Planar LookThru display,” said Steve More…
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Jan 21, 2020

Planar Video Walls Attain Extron Quantum Ultra Certification

Planar, a global leader in visualization products, today announced the completion of successful certification efforts with Extron. Planar supported Extron in completing rigorous compatibility testing between Quantum Ultra and the award-winning Planar® DirectLight® X LED Video Wall System and Clarity® Matrix® G3 LCD Video Wall System. Extron’s new Quantum Ultra Certified Program ensures certified video walls and displays have passed the company’s comprehensive tests for compatible feature support and stability, EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) management and overall interoperability. Extron worked closely with Planar to test, validate and More…
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Nov 12, 2019

Planar Expands Rental and Staging Portfolio with Planar VS Series LED Displays

PORTLAND, Ore, Nov. 12, 2019 – Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced the launch of the Planar® VS Series, a full-featured series of rental and staging LED video wall displays built for easy assembly and transport, adaptability to diverse environments and fast serviceability. The new product line will be on display at Live Design International (LDI) 2019. Offered in 2.5, 3.9 and 4.8 millimeter pixel pitches, the new Planar VS Series is aimed at rental and staging professionals who assemble video walls for events, concerts and mobile studio backdrops. The LED displays have been built from the ground up to address the More…
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Oct 15, 2019

Planar and Hypersign Partner to Create Unique Offering for Resellers, Customers

NEW YORK, N.Y., October 15, 2019 – Today, Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced a strategic partnership with Hypersign, representing the best-in-class display manufacturer with the best-in-class visual communications provider. Focused on North America with plans to expand to global markets, this unique offering will be sold through integration and distribution channel partners. Developed in response to a customer recommendation after an installation at Clemson University, this partnership empowers both companies to serve the channel with strong distribution relationships and broad coverage of resellers. Combining Planar's More…
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Oct 09, 2019

Planar Announce New Showrooms Bolstering U.S. Presence and Customer Engagement

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 9, 2019 – Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the addition of two showrooms in Irvine, California, and Oakland, California, further expanding the company’s U.S. presence by providing 10 North American showrooms where local sales and product teams can showcase the company’s latest developments and innovations in display technology to local customers. The introduction of the company’s California showrooms demonstrates Planar’s commitment to ongoing leadership in the video wall market and innovation to meet the diverse and growing needs of today’s customers. The company’s showrooms in Irvine and Oakland also More…