Planar Updates Venue Pro Series, Venue Pro VX Series, Luminate Pro Series With Built-in Curving Blocks and More

February 19, 2024

Planar announced new additions to three of its LED video wall solutions designed for indoor and outdoor and on-camera applications such as virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR). The next-generation LED video wall families are the Planar Venue Pro Series, Planar Venue Pro VX Series and Planar Luminate Pro Series, which feature “updated designs […]

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VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center Installs Planar LED Video Walls

November 29, 2023

Based in Richmond, Virginia and housed within Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center says it is dedicated to working toward a future without cancer. Massey was founded in 1974 and conducts cancer research across multiple domains, including basic science (laboratory), translational, clinical and population sciences research. Notably, the cancer center excels in […]

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Santan Mountain Casino Reaches New Heights in Casino Aesthetics With Planar LED Video Walls

November 14, 2023

In the summer of 2023, Gila River Resorts & Casinos unveiled the new Santan Mountain Casino on the Gila River Indian Community in Chandler, Arizona—a 160,000-square-foot gaming destination featuring over 800 slot machines, 25 table games and lots of amenities. The casino boasts restaurants and bars, a nearly 7,000-square-foot vibrant ballroom and the state’s largest […]

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Planar Showcases Newest LED and LCD Display Technologies at CEDIA Expo 2023

September 7, 2023

Planar announced plans to showcase the company’s latest LED and LCD display technologies for commercial and luxury environments at CEDIA Expo 2023. This includes an award-winning lineup of products designed to elevate visual experiences, simplify installation and maintenance, and adapt to application requirements as diverse as corporate lobbies and boardrooms, remote home offices, media rooms, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1269: Planar Returns to CEDIA Expo With 1.2mm Outdoor LED, New Fine-Pitch LEDs, 1.35:1 LCD and More!

August 31, 2023

Planar never disappoints at CEDIA Expo — the company consistently has one of the most popular booths on the show floor. Now that CEDIA Expo is co-located with Commercial Integrator Expo, Planar’s booth (1501) will be packed with people interested in all sorts of high-end residential and even “resimercial” applications. One of the most exciting […]

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Planar, Optitrack Announce Planar Studios Virtual Production Workshop

August 8, 2023

Planar and OptiTrack announced the launch of the Planar Studios Virtual Production Workshop, a week-long, immersive series designed to help the AV and IT communities effectively identify, design, deploy and support virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) projects. The workshop will feature technology sessions covering LED display technology, motion capture, video processing, content engines, video […]

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Planar Debuts UltraRes L Series at InfoComm 2023

June 16, 2023

Planar debuted the new Planar UltraRes L Series at InfoComm. An all-in-one LED display combining the Planar UltraRes Series features with fine pixel pitch LED technology. The Planar UltraRes L Series is integrated 20-point IR touch technology, onboard processing, an ultra slim bezel and is measures 136 inches in Full HD resolution.mThe new solution also […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1242: Here’s What Planar Has Planned for InfoComm 2023

June 8, 2023

My latest Rants & rAVes episode features Planar’s vice president of product marketing, Steve Seminario, and he detailed the four highlights of its booth (#2243) at InfoComm 2023. It’s all about LED, mostly, and an all-new series, debuting at IC23, dubbed the Planar DirectLight Pro Series. But, we’ll also see outdoor LEDs, ultra-fine-pitch 0.6mm LEDs, […]

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Planar Introduces DirectLight Pro Series at InfoComm 2023

June 7, 2023

Planar today announced the Planar DirectLight Pro Series at InfoComm 2023. The LED platform uses a high-bandwidth video transport and delivers high brightness, outstanding image performance and a range of popular pixel pitches down to sub-1 millimeter. The Planar DirectLight Pro Series is offered in the Planar Complete display configurations, including 109-inch, 137-inch,164-inch, 198-inch and […]

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Planar Adds 1.2mm Pixel Pitch to Luminate Ultra Series Outdoor LED Displays

May 16, 2023

Planar just announced the addition of a 1.2mm pixel pitch to Planar Luminate Ultra Series line of outdoor LED video wall displays. The newest addition to the series delivers the finest outdoor pitch using MicroLED technology to enable a 1.2mm pitch while achieving an outdoor rated LED display. The Planar Luminate Ultra Series 1.2mm utilizes […]

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Planar Announces UltraRes W Series LCD Display

May 4, 2023

Planar just announced the Planar UltraRes W Series 105-inch ultra-wide format LCD display, “optimized for next-generation collaboration for today’s modern hybrid workforce.” The Planar UltraRes W Series claims to provide customers with a secure, 105-inch ultra-wide format display that is ideally sized to suit the most popular unified communications and video collaboration platforms including Microsoft […]

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Planar Launches EduCare Program — Available to K-12, Colleges and Universities

February 28, 2023

Planar announced the launch of the Planar EduCare Program, a program specially designed to address the challenges learning institutions face most frequently such as budget constraints and a lack of technical support and training. Available to K-12 schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada, the new program offers benefits that bolster customers’ investment, […]

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Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

January 17, 2023

A group of powerful industry leaders have gathered to form Women in AV/IT (WAVIT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering women in the AV and IT industries through education, representation, and inclusion. “The idea came to us a few years ago during a virtual happy hour. We were discussing how women make […]

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Q-SYS Launches its Technology Partner Program, Offering Certified Integration to Q-SYS Platform

December 6, 2022

Q-SYS launches its Technology Partner Program with integration partners representing a growing list of Q-SYS plugins. As part of the program, plugins will receive endorsement badges indicating they have been verified or certified and offer integration with the Q-SYS Platform. These partners now have access to the Q-SYS Technology Partner Hub, a centralized portal with […]

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Planar Adds New Showrooms Across US and Canada

October 11, 2022

Planar announced the addition of new showrooms across the US and Canada, bringing the industry leader’s total number of North American showrooms to 17. The newest showrooms bring Planar’s latest display technologies to even more customers across the country. This includes visualization solutions featuring LED pixel pitches and MicroLED technology. The showroom expansion also reinforces Planar’s already […]

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Planar Adds Luminate Fine-Pitch, High-Bright Outdoor LED Video Wall Series

September 29, 2022

Planar just announced a new addition to the company’s portfolio of outdoor fine-pitch LED display solutions with the release of a fine-pitch, high-bright outdoor LED video wall designed for up-close viewing. The Planar Luminate Ultra Series LED video wall display features coated LEDs to deliver ruggedness and exceptional image detail for high-ambient light environments. The Planar […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1165: Planar Will Debut an Outdoor LED and New MicroLEDs at CEDIA Expo

September 22, 2022

Adding a lifetime warranty for all customers, LED powerhouse Planar will be at CEDIA Expo in booth 15003 next week in Dallas for the annual high-end residential show. In the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary was joined by Planar’s product manager, Jeremy Sternhagen, to talk about using CEDIA Expo as a launching platform […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1162: While Inflation Goes Up, MicroLED Prices Are Going Down (at Planar)

September 19, 2022

Adam Schmidt, Planar’s executive vice president; sales, marketing & service, and Steve Seminario, vice president product marketing, joined my latest episode of Rants & rAVes today. We talk about how, in today’s world, there are supply chain issues and inflation, yet, Planar lowered the price of its microLED lineup. Yep, as of Sept. 1, Planar […]

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Planar Launches New Venue Pro VX Series for Virtual Production and XR

September 15, 2022

Planar announced the launch of the Planar Venue Pro VX Series, a family of indoor fine-pixel-pitch LED video wall displays delivering in-camera visual performance for virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR), as well as on-camera visual performance for broadcasters. The series combines high-performing scan and refresh rates with high brightness and narrow pixel pitches, […]

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5 Things to Expect at CEDIA Expo 2022

August 30, 2022

CEDIA Expo 2022 is almost here. The event – held Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Dallas, TX – will bring together residential audiovisual experts from around the country. Here are five things you can expect at the 2022 show. 1. An Action-Packed CEDIA Expo Floor As with many shows, the in-person CEDIA Expo was […]

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Planar Dominated the XR Stage at InfoComm 2022

July 29, 2022

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST The LED-centered stage market isn’t just relegated to TV shows like “The Mandalorian,” “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and the new “Game of Thrones” spinoff, “House of the Dragon,” that all use virtual production to render fictional environments (without going on location or using green screen). LED stages can be used in much […]

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Everything Planar Is Doing at InfoComm 2022

June 8, 2022

Planar is showcasing a selection of LED display solutions designed to deliver next-generation experiences in workplace settings at InfoComm 2022. From fine pitch LED solutions, including a new line of seamless, wide-view LED displays for modern-day hybrid meetings, to an LED volume for extended reality (XR) for corporate communications, Planar will showcase the company’s most […]

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Planar Expands CAD Group in North America

June 2, 2022

Planar today announced an expansion of the company’s Consultant, Architect and Designer (CAD) Group in North America. The dedicated team helps AV technology consultants simplify the process of designing complex video walls and other display solutions into their customers’ most important and demanding projects. Planar’s CAD Group analyzes client project requirements and specifications, addresses design challenges and […]

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Planar Welcomes Adrian Bullock and Mike Beadenkopf as North American Regional Account Managers

April 7, 2022

Planar’s North American sales force recently welcomed Adrian Bullock and Mike Beadenkopf as regional account managers. Adrian Bullock will manage the company’s sales efforts in Western Canada, including Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He’ll also manage Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. He brings more than 20 years of progressive IT and AV experience. […]

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Planar Intros Luminate Pro Series and Venue Pro Series of LED Displays for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

March 22, 2022

Planar has launched two new LED video wall display families in the form of the Planar Luminate Pro Series and Planar Venue Pro Series. The new displays feature mechanical elements that accelerate setup and takedown for temporary and mobile events, but also feature full front installation and serviceability, opening the door to more permanent wall-mounted […]

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Yep, The LEDs Used by NBC for the Olympics TV Studio Are Planar

February 17, 2022

NBC Sports selected Planar to provide fine pitch LED video wall display technology for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from Beijing, China, Feb. 2–20, 2022. The announcement was made today by Atila Ozkaplan, vice president of production operations, Olympics for NBC Sports Group and Adam Schmidt, executive vice president for Planar. NBCUniversal […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

February 8, 2022

Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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Planar and OptiTrack Join Advisory Board for On-Set Virtual Productions Initiative

January 18, 2022

Planar and sister company OptiTrack have joined other industry leaders and SMPTE to form The Advisory Group of the On-Set Virtual Production (OSVP) Initiative. This initiative is the first project within the society’s new Rapid Industry Solution (RIS) program. Planar and OptiTrack both take part in SMPTE’s new initiative for the RIS program, focused on […]

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