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Jan 29, 2018

Leyard and Planar Broaden Management Team in EMEA with Appointment of Chris Van Elslander as Vice President of Sales – EMEA

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced that Chris Van Elslander has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for EMEA. Van Elslander joins Leyard and Planar EMEA after his previous management roles in IT, telecommunications and AV companies, including his position of Vice President of Sales for EMEA with Barco over the last seven years. Van Elslander is a highly accomplished sales executive with deep knowledge of the AV market, wide experience in managing large sales teams, and with focus on generating profitable business while cultivating relationships with customers and partners. In addition, Leyard and Planar More…
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Jan 23, 2018

Leyard and Planar Announce Third Generation Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the third generation Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall System, which combines the industry's thinnest profile ultra-narrow bezel LCD with industry-leading improvements to video processing, installation, management and off-board electronics. The new Clarity® Matrix® G3 LCD Video Wall System advances nearly every aspect of the unique Clarity Matrix architecture, building on the accomplishments of the award-winning family of LCD video wall solutions. It features a new, off-board video controller that offers unrivaled video processing capabilities built into the product. It includes new More…

Clarity Matrix , Matrix , LCD video wall

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Jan 05, 2018

Introducing the Latest Generation of Clarity VCS Video Wall Processor

Leyard and Planar are happy to announce the next-generation Clarity® Visual Control Station™ (VCS™) video wall processor. Clarity VCS now supports Windows® 10 with VCS™ Control Software, includes a simplified installation process and can be easily configured to drive any combination of Leyard and Planar video walls for both 4K and Full HD resolution content. Next-Generation Clarity VCS Features:  Windows® 10–LTSB-based VCS Control Software and reliable SSD drives for Standard or Enterprise Editions Network-centric collaboration tools and user-friendly graphical user interface Extensive control of the software’s user access permissions with the More…

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Dec 06, 2017

Samantha Phenix Elected to AVIXA Board of Directors and Named ProAV Industry Innovator

This fall, Leyard and Planar Vice President of Research and Development, Samantha (“Sam”) Phenix, was bestowed two industry honors: she was elected to the AVIXA™ (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association), International Board of Directors for 2018, and recognized as an Industry Innovator by NewBay Media’s TV Technology and Government Video. AVIXA™, formerly known as InfoComm International, is the producer of InfoComm tradeshows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems tradeshows and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. It includes more than 5,400 members, from manufacturers, systems integrators, More…
Nov 14, 2017

NBC Olympics Selects Leyard for its Production of 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 9 - 25, 2018. The announcement was made today by Michael Sheehan, Coordinating Director, NBC Olympics. Leyard will provide multiple LED video walls for NBC’s broadcast sets in PyeongChang, South Korea. “We’re incredibly excited about the Leyard technology we will be using for our coverage of the PyeongChang Games,” said Sheehan. “As was the case with NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio Games, Leyard displays will help us take More…

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Nov 03, 2017

Leyard and Planar Honored as a “Manufacturer of the Year” by Portland Business Journal

Leyard and Planar had the distinct honor of being recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a “Manufacturer of the Year” at the Oregon Manufacturing Awards event on November 3. The award recognizes makers and manufacturers who drive the local economy through innovation, excellence, growth and productivity. Leyard and Planar won in the 500+ employee category based on the company’s exemplary performance in company financials, overall business strategy, innovative internal operations, corporate training and manufacturing processes and sustainable practices. Rob Baumgartner, vice president of global operations, was on hand to receive the award and More…
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Oct 25, 2017

Leyard and Planar Expand Presence in the United States

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they have expanded their presence in the United States by adding the assembly, configuration and testing of LED video wall products to their manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, Ore. Through Leyard’s acquisition of Planar in late 2015, the combined company is unique in its ability to leverage core LED technology and supply chain as the worldwide leader in fine pitch LED while designing, engineering, manufacturing, servicing and marketing LED products in North America to meet the needs of western markets. Leyard and Planar are also bringing products to partners and customers across More…
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Sep 15, 2017

Leyard and Planar to Showcase Latest in Display Technology for On-Air Broadcasters at IBC2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they will showcase the latest in display innovations at the 2017 International Broadcast Conference (IBC2017), including a first-of-its-kind seamless LED touch-enabled video wall that takes on-air broadcasting to the next level. The new Leyard® LED MultiTouch is the industry’s first completely seamless interactive LED video wall. Available in 0.9 and 1.2 millimeter (mm) pixel pitches, this proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass—offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable More…
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Sep 07, 2017

Leyard and Planar Appoints JoAnn Wolfe as Director of West Sales

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced that JoAnn Wolfe has joined as Director of Sales for the Western USA and Canada. Wolfe comes to Leyard and Planar with more than 15 years of sales management experience in the commercial audio visual and broadcast industries, including field sales management for Sony Electronics as well as strategic business development for Samsung. Recognized for her work throughout the AV community, Wolfe has secured and managed business partners including some of the biggest brands in the technology, travel, sportswear equipment and apparel industries. Wolfe is based in Portland and will More…
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Aug 09, 2017

Leyard and Planar Promote Adam Schmidt to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the promotion of Adam Schmidt to executive vice president of sales and marketing. Schmidt was formerly vice president of sales for North America. He brings over 16 years of sales and product management experience at Leyard and Planar to his new role. His responsibilities include strategic oversight, management and alignment of global marketing and North America sales. “We’ve had great success in the joining of Leyard and Planar and we have an opportunity to further benefit our employees, customers and partners,” said Zach Zhang, co-founder and chairman of Leyard International. More…

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