Leyard and Planar Announce Next-Generation Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System

Leyard and Planar today introduced the Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System, adding unrivaled video processing and management capabilities into the product.

The Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System, introduced in late 2016, was unique at the time as it was one fo the first to offer front-mounting, thin profile, front service access, low power consumption, hot-swap off-board power and higher-end image performance. Leyard DirectLight X builds on this by adding the latest 4K video standards, signal extension, multi-source processing, system monitoring and modern web-based graphical control software. The result is a complete system that reduces dependence on external processing systems while making the video wall easier to operate and monitor.

Leyard DirectLight X features a new, off-board video controller and it includes new Leyard WallDirector Software for video wall installation, monitoring and management.

Leyard DirectLight X comes with the Leyard Video Controller, making it the first LED video wall system on the market to integrate a remote power supply directly into the product. Rack-mounted Leyard Video Controllers can scale to support nearly any size video wall, and allow for scaling, windowing and Picture-in-Picture to give flexibility as to how and where sources are displayed. The Leyard Video Controller includes Planar Big Picture Plus video wall processing, which can scale sources across the entire video wall or across sections of the video wall. It also incorporates Leyard WallSync, providing precisely synchronized video playback and genlock across the video wall.

The Leyard Video Controller supports multiple 4K @ 60Hz inputs and the latest video standards including HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDCP 2.2. It provides a built-in video signal extension over CAT6 and optional fiber optic support for longer video runs and greater signal security.

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Leyard DirectLight X comes with Leyard WallDirector Software, a web-based user interface that simplifies video wall set-up, configuration, operation and monitoring. Leyard WallDirector offers the ability to drag-and-drop sources onto the video wall canvas and easily manipulate their size and position. It also includes presets that can recall video wall windowing layouts, making it quick to configure video wall content.

Leyard DirectLight X is available in 0.7, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.5 millimeter pixel pitches. It features a 27-inch cabinet with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and comes with the Leyard Remote Power Supply, a redundant and hot swappable power supply that eliminates heat, weight and points of failure from the video wall.

With the Leyard EasyAlign Mounting System, Leyard DirectLight X can be fully installed and serviced from the front—using six-axis alignment features to ensure the video wall is perfectly aligned and seamless. The video wall can be installed to occupy less than four inches of depth from the wall, making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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