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

Leyard and Planar announced the third generation Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System, which combines the industry’s thinnest profile ultra-narrow bezel LCD with 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. It features a new, off-board video controller that offers unrivaled video processing capabilities built into the product. It includes new Leyard WallDirector Software to further simplify video wall installation, monitoring and management.

Clarity Matrix G3 claims to be the first LCD video wall solution on the market to embed advanced video processing directly into the product. The new Video Controller offers built-in video wall scaling for a single source input beyond 6K resolution (5760×3240) with Planar Big Picture Plus video wall processing, providing flexibility without the need for an external video processor or audio/video switch. Customers can take multiple 4K @ 60Hz signals and scale them across an entire video wall or separate sections within a video wall. They can also display content from a higher number of independent sources, superimpose a smaller image over a larger one with Picture-in-Picture (PiP) and incorporate up to four different image sources within a single display with 4K quadview. Clarity Matrix G3 supports 4K connectivity standards, including both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.

Clarity Matrix G3 also comes standard with the touch-based Leyard WallDirector software that simplifies video wall set-up, configuration, operation and monitoring. The powerful, web-based interface automatically identifies video wall components such as the display configuration, power supply quantities and source inputs, significantly reducing the time it takes to configure a complex video wall. It offers the ability to drag-and-drop sources onto the video wall canvas and easily manipulate their size and position. Presets can recall video wall windowing layouts, making it easy to quickly configure content on a video wall.

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Leyard WallDirector also makes it possible to monitor the health status of all video wall components from a central, local or remote location.

Clarity Matrix G3 comes with a new Clarity Matrix G3 Remote Power Supply that moves heat, noise, weight and service points away from the video wall and into a ventilated rack room. The advanced Remote Power Supply offers three times the power density per rack unit of previous versions, minimizing rack unit requirements.

As with Clarity Matrix G2, it offers a tiled bezel width as small as 1.7 millimeters and also includes standard and high brightness 46-inch and 55-inch models along with options for Planar ERO (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) glass, fiber video extensions, passive 3D and interactive multi-touch.

Clarity Matrix G3 also features the Planar EasyAxis Mounting System.

The Clarity Matrix G3 LCD Video Wall System will begin shipping in early 2018 and the details can be found here or here.