Last year, Leyard, China’s largest LED manufacturer, acquired Planar and now the company has the largest family of LED displays in the world. At InfoComm 2016, the newly combined company launched the next-generation Leyard TWA Series – a low power, uniquely-designed flat panel LED video wall line.
Leyard (and PLANAR) are showing it all off right now on their 2016 Video Wallapalooza Tour — a nine-city tour with stops in Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, Denver, Phoenix, San Francisco and Portland. The Wallapalooza roadshow is free and features everything that they launched at InfoComm as well as free education around installing, selling and specifying video walls. This roadshow is designed to eliminate the need for demos and provides the opportunity to compare and contrast models to find the best solution for a project. Here’s how to register for a city near you.
If you have client who’s interested in video wall technology, Wallapalooza is the place to bring them. In each city, the event includes both an Open House with everything actually set-up and working with real-world signals — where integrators’ clients (or integrators) can evaluate different pixel pitches, form factors and design considerations face-to-face with the actual products. In addition, each location includes two days of education — and two of the three classes offered are InfoComm CTS RU approved training classes. Finally, each day ends with a Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m.
Each open house will showcase Leyard and Planar’s portfolio of LED solutions, including the Leyard TWA/TW Series, Leyard TVH Series, Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System and Leyard CarbonLight LED displays. The event also features Planar’s award-winning LCD displays solutions including the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System, the architecturally design-oriented Planar Mosaic LCD video wall, 4K LCD product lines (Planar UltraRes and Planar EP Series). Also on-display at the event will be the ultra-popular (and rAVe award-winning) Planar LookThru Transparent OLED display and desktop and touch-screen monitors.
The educational offerings include three options:
1. Clarity Matrix Certified Installer Training (InfoComm CTS RU Certified for 3.0 credits) — The Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System Certified Installer Training course is an introduction to the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall product family and is designed to prepare attendees for the installation of the product. You can check out a course overview here.
2. Fundamentals of Fine Pitch LED Course (InfoComm CTS RU Certified for 1.0 credit) — This CTS-certified course educates attendees on the basic principles of Direct View LED display technology, provides an explanation of pixel pitches and best practices for determining the best pitch of applications, as well as the key considerations for installing Direct View LED. You can check out the course outline here.
3. Leyard and Planar LED Video Wall Line Overview — a class that all attendees should consider attending as it provides a comprehensive overview of the complete line of LED video wall solutions from Leyard and Planar. Learn about the various LED video wall solutions offered by the newly-combined companies and gain an understanding of the features and benefits of each LED video wall product line.