Planar Systems Acquires NaturalPoint

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Planar Systems, a Leyard company, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire NaturalPoint, a company that’s in the optical tracking and motion capture solutions markets, for $125 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition brings Planar closer to strategic opportunities in augmented and virtual reality and in other market […]

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Planar Debuts Family of Seamless, Fine-Pitch LED Video Walls

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Planar Systems announced the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System that is available in four resolutions ranging from 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitch. The Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall family is designed for indoor environments, including well-lit public spaces and corporate lobbies, as well as light-controlled conference rooms, auditoriums and control rooms. And, Planar says […]

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Planar to Unveil Cutting-Edge Transparent OLED Technology at Integrated Systems Europe 2015

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Planar Systems will be demo’ing their new transparent OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015. Since the 55” prototype at ISE will use OLED, and it’s designed to be a see-through display, there’s no need for a backlight or enclosure like you have in a standard transparent LCD. This will […]

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Planar Debuts 98″ 4K Touch Screen LCD Display

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Planar Systems’ new UltraRes Touch is a 4K resolution 98” touch-screen LCD display. The Planar UltraRes 98” Touch combines a multi-touch (32 simultaneous touch points), has 500-nit brightness and offers 3840×2160 resolution. Integrated with Planar’s ERO (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) — an optical bonding technology is designed for safeguarding in high-traffic and long-term use applications. […]

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Planar Adds Two New Ultra-Narrow Bezel Models

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Planar Systems today announced two new “ultra-narrow” bezel LCD models in its line of Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture: a 46” model with 800 nits brightness and a 55” model with 500 nits brightness. The new models feature a tiled bezel width of just 3.7 millimeter (0.15 inches) between adjacent LCD […]

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Planar Intros Cost-Effective Digital Signage Displays

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Planar Systems introduced this month the Planar Simplicity Series line of large format LCD displays, which the company says is its most affordable digital signage display option yet, with prices starting at $595. The series combine a slim, professional design with content playback capabilities and a full range of commercial features. They also offer built-in […]

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Planar Announces Lower Cost Narrow Bezel LCD Video Wall Display

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At InfoComm 2013, Planar Systems, Inc. announced the Planar PS5580, a 55″ budget-priced narrow bezel LCD video wall display. The Planar PS5580 is a 55” ultra-slim, narrow bezel LCD display with advanced video wall capabilities, commercial-grade features and LED backlight technology. Features include: 6-7 millimeter bezel width Full high-definition 1920×1080 resolution 400 nit brightness Edge-lit […]

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Planar Helium Debuts

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Today, Planar Systems will launch something called Helium – family of multi-touch desktop monitors designed specifically to work with Microsoft Windows 8-connected Ultrabook, tablet or desktop PC. The Planar Helium family debuts with a 27-inch model (model PCT2785) that customers can simply plug the monitor directly into their Ultrabook, tablet or desktop PC, and everything works right out of the box – […]

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Planar Systems to Announce New Clarity Narrow Bezel Display at InfoComm

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Although they won’t release specific details, Clarity plans to release a — you guessed it — 46” narrow bezel LCD monitor following NEC, Barco and Samsung’s announcements last month.  With a 7.3-mm image-to-image gap, the display is to be called the Clarity Matrix and will feature redundant power supplies, built-in networking and what Clarity claims […]

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New 57-Inch Professional LCD From Planar

Planar Systems is shipping a 57-inch professional grade 57-inch LCD panel, the m57L. The m57L is specified at 1920 x 1080 resolution, and Planar says it is built with features such as resistance to image quality degradation, higher brightness and broad source compatibility. The m57L has Serial Digital Input (SDI) that is capable of accepting […]

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Planar Enters HomeAV Market

Planar Systems, which for 23 years has provided display technologies to the commercial market, is the latest ProAV company to enter the growing custom HomeAV market. The Planar Home Theater business unit is headed by Scott Hix, who assumes the role of vice president and general manager after being appointed Planar’s vice president of business […]

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