Here’s Why NBC Sports is Using Planar for Its Olympic Coverage

NBC Sports selected Planar to provide LED video walls for its production of the 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics, July 24 – Aug. 11 and Aug. 28 – Sept. 8, respectively. NBCUniversal says its coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will feature multi-platform offerings across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, E!, CNBC, GOLF Channel, Spanish-language […]

Here’s Why NBC Sports is Using Planar for Its Olympic Coverage

Planar Intros 122-Inch Touch Version of Its UltraRes L Series

Planar announced an addition to its Planar UltraRes L Series all-in-one LED platform with the release of a 122-inch display model. The company says the 122-inch display is designed to support smaller, medium-sized conference rooms and classrooms, with the same new and improved benefits of the Planar UltraRes L Series. The newest size features the […]

Planar Intros 122-Inch Touch Version of Its UltraRes L Series

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1367: Planar’s WallDirector Could Signal the Future of the AV Cloud

Could Planar’s WallDirector Cloud software-as-a-service ecosystem, designed to manage Planar’s LEDs, be the cloud-based management platform that every other display company ends up emulating? I think it’s possible! Today’s Rants & rAVes episode features Planar’s Robert Detwiler, who talks about WallDirector and its management of the Planar ecosystem along with how the company was able […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1367: Planar’s WallDirector Could Signal the Future of the AV Cloud

Announcing the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

We’ve been giving away our Best of InfoComm Awards for a long time — since before my time at rAVe. And every year, after InfoComm, the team sits down and discusses the products that stuck out to us. Not ~just~ because they’re cool (but these are all really cool), but because of the potential they […]

Announcing the 2024 Winners of rAVe’s Best of InfoComm Awards

Here’s Everything Planar Is Doing at InfoComm 2024

Planar announced plans to showcase the company’s most “comprehensive lineup of cutting-edge visualization solutions” at InfoComm 2024. The company says the new and expanding display innovations are designed to remotely monitor display health and performance, enable diverse, fast setup and teardown, deliver flexible, all-in-one, superior, wide-viewing visual performance and “set a new standard” for close-up […]

Here’s Everything Planar Is Doing at InfoComm 2024

Planar WallDirector Platform Adds Remote Management Services for Display Monitoring via the Cloud

Planar announced an expansion of the Planar WallDirector family by releasing the Planar WallDirector Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS) display fleet management application. As a cloud-native platform, Planar says the WallDirector Cloud allows users to remotely manage the overall health and performance of their Planar LED and LCD displays and hardware from a centralized […]

Planar WallDirector Platform Adds Remote Management Services for Display Monitoring via the Cloud

Planar Intros 109” Version of Its All-in-One UltraRes L in MicroLED at 800 Nits

Planar announced an expansion to the Planar UltraRes L Series All-in-One LED platform with the introduction of a 109-inch size and MicroLED technology. Available in Full HD resolution and 800-nit brightness, Planar UltraRes L Series All-in-One LED 109-inch and 136-inch display models now offer customers three times more brightness while consuming much less power per […]

Planar Intros 109” Version of Its All-in-One UltraRes L in MicroLED at 800 Nits

Planar Intros 109” MicroLED as Replacement for Projection

Planar announced an expansion to the Planar UltraRes L Series All-in-One LED platform with the introduction of a 109-inch size and MicroLED technology. Available in Full HD resolution and 800-nit brightness, Planar UltraRes L Series All-in-One LED 109-inch and 136-inch display models now offer customers three times more brightness while consuming much less power per […]

Planar Intros 109” MicroLED as Replacement for Projection

Planar Adds New Outdoor LEDs — One is Even a 231” All-in-One!

Planar introduced the Planar Luminate Ultra W Series as the newest addition to the company’s portfolio of high bright, fine pixel pitch LED video wall display solutions for outdoor use. The Planar Luminate Ultra W Series models incorporate MicroLED technology to produce enhanced black levels and high brightness even in direct sunlight. The new solution […]

Planar Adds New Outdoor LEDs — One is Even a 231” All-in-One!

Planar Becomes First With Cybersecurity Certification for Two Large Format LCD Display Families

Planar announced that two Planar large format LCD display families achieved a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity certification from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). After meeting rigorous cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Planar UltraRes W Series ultra-wide format LCD display and Planar Simplicity M Series 4K LCD display are the Planar’s first commercial […]

Planar Becomes First With Cybersecurity Certification for Two Large Format LCD Display Families

Here’s Everything Planar and OptiTrack Are Doing at NAB

Planar and OptiTrack announced the companies will demonstrate a comprehensive lineup of broadcast and media technologies at the 2024 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. From LED platforms and indoor and outdoor fine-pitch LED display solutions delivering on-camera performance to technology demonstrations, Planar says it will showcase the latest advancements for next-level broadcast presentation and […]

Here’s Everything Planar and OptiTrack Are Doing at NAB

Products You NEED to See at ISC West 2024

ISC West, the most comprehensive and converged security trade event in the U.S., is set to take place April 9-12 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Expo. The show floor will open on Wednesday, April 10 and will feature more than 700 exhibitors presenting the latest tech and solutions in safety and security. From access […]

Products You NEED to See at ISC West 2024

Planar Adds Leyard Product Line to Expand LED Offerings and Grow Its Reach

Planar announced an expansion to the company’s product portfolio with a new family of Leyard LED display solutions Wednesday. The solutions are designed to support “standard pitch, outdoor and rental and staging applications.” Available in the U.S. and Canada for digital-out-of-home (DOOH), retail, hospitality, sports and entertainment, and other mainstream applications, the new Leyard LED […]

Planar Adds Leyard Product Line to Expand LED Offerings and Grow Its Reach

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1316: Here’s Why Planar Added Leyard to Its Portfolio of LED Products

Planar just announced it’s adding many of the Leyard LEDs to its product lineup. Gary asked Planar’s EVP, Adam Schmidt, to join him on today’s videocast to discuss where this positions Planar in the LED market. Planar, known as a high-end LED company catering to the ProAV integration channel, will offer the Leyard lineup as […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1316: Here’s Why Planar Added Leyard to Its Portfolio of LED Products

Here’s How Resolution Studios Built an Entire XR Virtual Stage Using Planar LEDs

Resolution Productions Group owns and operates Resolution Studios in Chicago’s Near West Side, an 86,000-square-foot production complex featuring four premier stages and other amenities. Approximately 70 percent of the studio’s business centers on TV commercial work with the rest dedicated to feature films and episodic projects. Resolution Studios’ approach to virtual production (VP) is to […]

Here’s How Resolution Studios Built an  Entire XR Virtual Stage Using Planar LEDs

Planar Promotes Tani Klein to SVP of North America Sales

Planar announced the promotion of Tani Klein to senior vice president of North America Sales. Transitioning from his recent role as vice president of sales, Northeast, Klein will now oversee all of the company’s geographic territories and vertical market teams across the U.S. and Canada. Klein’s promotion follows years of demonstrated sales leadership and involvement […]

Planar Promotes Tani Klein to SVP of North America Sales

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

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 […]

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

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center Installs Planar LED Video Walls

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 […]

VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center Installs Planar LED Video Walls

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

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 […]

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

Planar Showcases Newest LED and LCD Display Technologies at CEDIA Expo 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, […]

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

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

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 […]

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

Planar, Optitrack Announce Planar Studios Virtual Production Workshop

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 […]

Planar, Optitrack Announce Planar Studios Virtual Production Workshop

Planar Debuts UltraRes L Series at InfoComm 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 […]

Planar Debuts UltraRes L Series at InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1242: Here’s What Planar Has Planned for InfoComm 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, […]

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

Planar Introduces DirectLight Pro Series at InfoComm 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 […]

Planar Introduces DirectLight Pro Series at InfoComm 2023

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

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 […]

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

Planar Announces UltraRes W Series LCD Display

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 […]

Planar Announces UltraRes W Series LCD Display

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

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, […]

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

Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

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 […]

Industry Leaders Launch Women in AV/IT

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

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 […]

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

Planar Adds New Showrooms Across US and Canada

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 […]

Planar Adds New Showrooms Across US and Canada

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

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 […]

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