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Jul 17, 2019

Planar Delivers World-Class Video Experience for Timbers and Thorns FC Fans at Providence Park

PORTLAND, Ore., July 17, 2019 – Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced that the iconic home venue for the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer and Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League, includes a massive display technology installation aimed at heightening the fan experience. With corporate headquarters and a manufacturing facility located just miles away in Hillsboro, Oregon, Planar embraced the opportunity to help equip the hometown teams with the highest quality video displays on the market. The newly remodeled stadium features six Lighthouse LED video screens following a partnership formed in More…
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Jul 02, 2019

Leyard To Open EMEA Headquarters and Showroom in Germany, along with New Showrooms in Dubai and Moscow

Reutlingen, Germany, 02, July, 2019 – Today, Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, announced it relocated its EMEA headquarters and showroom to Reutlingen, Germany, formerly eyevis' headquarters, and opened new showrooms in Dubai and Moscow. "The Leyard EMEA headquarters and showroom benefits from Reutlingen as a leading economic region not only in Germany but also Europe, and coincides with the full integration of eyevis and Teracue into our brand companies, which includes Planar," said Thorsten Lipp, chief operating officer and acting CEO, Leyard EMEA. "Our combined expertise in manufacturing, marketing, sales and customer service More…
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Jun 20, 2019

Planar Named Best of Show Award Winner at InfoComm 2019

Planar, global leaders in visualization products, are the proud recipients of two of the professional audio visual industry’s most prestigious technology honors at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando. The Planar® DirectLight® X LED Video Wall System was awarded ‘Best of Show’ winner for InfoComm 2019 by AV Technology, while Planar® CarbonLight™ LED Displays were named ‘Best of Show’ winner by Rental & Staging Systems. “It is a tremendous honor to receive recognition for our groundbreaking Planar DirectLight X and Planar CarbonLight displays,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Planar. “Planar DirectLight X was a showstopper at More…
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Jun 12, 2019

Planar Expand Award-Winning Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System at InfoComm 2019

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2019 – Today, Planar, global leaders in visualization products, unveiled new models to the award-winning Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall System line at InfoComm 2019, reinforcing the company’s commitment to industry-leading innovation in the LCD video wall market. The expanded Clarity® Matrix® G3 LCD Video Wall System product line now includes 55-inch models with sub-1 millimeter bezels and enhanced visual performance, as well as 65-inch models featuring Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160), unmatched pixel density and larger uninterrupted viewing area. “The latest additions to the Clarity Matrix G3 line provide customers, in the More…
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Jun 12, 2019

Planar Showcases Broadest Selection of LED Display Solutions at InfoComm 2019

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2019 – Today, Planar, global leaders in visualization products, demonstrated ongoing leadership in the LED display market by showcasing their widest range of award-winning LED display solutions, including the new Planar® TVF Complete™, along with other display innovations, at the Planar InfoComm 2019 booth #3143. “Our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge LED display solutions offers something for every customer, including those looking for a more plug and play experience,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Planar. “The new Planar TVF Complete is a seamless high resolution LED display family More…
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May 29, 2019

Planar Announce Next-Generation Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display

PORTLAND, Ore, May 29, 2019 – Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced the next-generation Planar® LookThru™ Transparent OLED Display, which leverages the latest in transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to provide a self-emitting transparent display for true see-through installations without the need for backlighting or enclosures. The new Planar LookThru display builds on the frameless glass design of the original version, enabling customers to overlay digital content and imagery over actual objects to create unique, eye-catching installations. Suitable both as a standalone product and for tiled More…
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Apr 08, 2019

Planar Showcases Their Most Comprehensive Portfolio of Broadcast Solutions at NAB 2019

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2019 – Today at the 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Planar, global leader in visualization products, announced the addition of a new fine pixel pitch model to its popular Planar® TVF Series, offering the broadcast industry exceptionally sharp, clear display images—even at close-up viewing distances. Planar will showcase a variety of cutting-edge displays at NAB 2019 including a stunning 8K video wall, on-camera display solutions with advancements in color definition and image quality, as well as an innovative studio solution with LED flooring. “These offerings represent our most extensive set of solutions More…
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

Planar to Showcase Latest Display Technologies at Digital Signage Expo 2019

Las Vegas, March 27, 2019 – Today, 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, Planar. “Planar has a long history of innovating to meet the More…
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Mar 19, 2019

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

PORTLAND, Ore., Mar. 20, 2019 – Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced that the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC professional soccer clubs have selected Planar 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 Planar 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 features more More…