On-air and off-air, digital display technology is enabling new trends in broadcast. On-camera set design has evolved to new levels, with large video walls, interactive displays and architectural video walls, creating environments. Broadcast control rooms require fast decision making and flawless visibility of multiple cameras, sets and the host of moving data and video streams that make up modern day programming.
Reliability and serviceability are critical when the show must go on.
Planar’s offering is broad and features some common characteristics that set these products apart for the most demanding broadcast environments.
From sturdy metal-frame industrial design to redundant power supplies to Planar’s proprietary ERO™ (Extended Ruggedness and Optics™) technology, Planar broadcast monitors and displays are designed for environments where downtime is not an option.
Compatibility with color temperatures from 3200k to 9300k and fine gray balance controls are just some of the features available in Planar displays, making them uniquely suited for on-air use. Available HD-SDI inputs in some models make connecting to legacy infrastructure simple. Seamless LED video walls provide a canvas for news, sports or staged events.
From the free-form arrangement of Planar® Mosaic® Architectural Video Walls to the virtually-unlimited scaling that enables Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Walls of any size, Planar enables video wall configurations that provide installation and design flexibility.
Planar's broadcast monitors and displays are engineered to make design, installation and maintenance less expensive and have a lower total cost of ownership.
|Application Need||Planar Product|
|Wow factor in a new set for a newscast or variety show||Planar® EP Series displays feature a wide range of color temperature support, fine gray balance control set with 16 gray balance steps to gamma equivalent 1.85 to 2.6, and extensive backlight control choices. For creative set design, Planar Mosaic Architectural Video Walls, Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Walls, Leyard® TVH Series, Leyard® TWA Series or Clarity Matrix LCD Video Walls create attractive backdrops that can display ambient graphics or informative illustrations. With these modular displays, the possibilities are endless.|
|Interactive displays for on-camera data manipulation||Planar is a leader in touch screen display technology with products ranging from 15” to multi-user, multi-touch video walls.|
|Mission-critical live television broadcast environments||Planar products are designed for reliability, with commercial features that ensure a long-life and uptime. Easy to install, service and maintain, the display in the center of a large Clarity Matrix Video Wall can be replaced without removing individual Clarity Matrix displays for continuous arrays. LCD monitors from the Planar® EP Series provide high performance commercial displays for the confidence monitoring or post-production. The Planar® UltraRes™ Series with its impressive 4x HD resolution allows multiple broadcast feeds to be displayed on a single screen for ultimate flexibility.|
Israel Television News Company upgraded the display technology in its broadcast studio, replacing older displays with leading-edge LED video wall technology.
One of these installations is a large Leyard® TWA Series LED video wall with 1.8mm pixel pitch (TWA1.8), which is placed immediately behind the studio news desk and used primarily for weather broadcasts.