Planar Studios Grows Offering with New AR and XR CarbonLight VX Series

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Planar introduced the Planar CarbonLight VX Series, a line of LED display solutions aimed at virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Featuring a lightweight, patented carbon fiber construction, the Planar CarbonLight VX Series supports indoor fine pitch LED video walls, ceiling and flooring installations. The Planar CarbonLight VX Series will begin shipping in July. […]

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Planar Launches Planar Studios Initiative for VP and XR Productions

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Planar announced the launch of Planar Studios, an initiative designed to revolutionize the virtual production (VP) and extended reality (XR) markets. Planar Studios combines the advanced technologies, industry partnerships and personnel that today’s customers require to create realistic on-screen content in the ever-expanding VP and XR industries. Through the Planar Studios initiative, Planar is empowering […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: The ProAV Day Roundup

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Thursday’s LAVNCH WEEK 4.0 experience, ProAV Day, included an impressive set of presenters and products — even following an amazing day one, UCC Day, and day two, Digital Signage Day. Our talented host, rAVe Managing Editor Steph Beckett, introduced the day. What were you most excited to see on Thursday? 11 a.m. EDT: Here’s How […]

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LAVNCH WEEK 4.0: Digital Signage Day Recap

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Happy LAVNCH WEEK 4.0, AV pros and fans! This is my first time writing (and experiencing) a LAVNCH WEEK, and it’s been exciting, informative and FUN! In Leah’s words, LAVNCH WEEK events are “part digital-event experience, part virtual product-launch stage and part networking hub,” where we take a deep dive into the now and next […]

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Planar Releases MGP Series Fine-Pitch LED Displays

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Planar expanded its fine pitch LED display solutions with the release of the Planar MGP Series. With the new Planar MGP Series, Planar is trying to make fine pitch LED a closer alternative (cost-wise) to projection or tiled LCD environments including retail settings, classrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship, as well as digital signage […]

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Planar To Unveil New Line of 4K Commercial LCD Displays at LAVNCH WEEK 3.0

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At LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 Thursday, Planar will unveil its Planar UltraRes X Series, a line of 4K resolution (3840×2160) commercial-grade LCD displays featuring 700-nit brightness and a wide color gamut perfect for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Available in 75-inch, 85-inch and 100-inch sizes, Planar UltraRes X Series includes a 24×7 design and, when paired […]

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Planar Enhances TVF Series — Now Offers Integration With WallDirector VC

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Planar announced the company is enhancing the Planar TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays by offering integration with the Planar WallDirector Video Controller (VC). The Planar WallDirector VC and Planar WallDirector Software add secure video processing capabilities to the product while simplifying video wall control and management. In addition, Planar WallDirector […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1028: Want to Know About Planar’s EverCare Lifetime Warranty Program? Watch This!

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Few companies ever offer a lifetime warranty. And fewer ever offer them on display products. But, Planar just one-upped the entire LED market with its EverCare program — offering a limited lifetime warranty on the entire TVF Series of LED wall displays! Yep, a LIFETIME warranty. Why and how can the company do this? Well, Gary Kayye was joined by Planar’s […]

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Planar Introduces New Lifetime Limited Warranty Program

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Planar introduced the Planar EverCare Lifetime Limited Warranty, a program designed to provide confidence in its LED video wall purchase while reducing their lifetime cost-of-ownership. Included with Planar TVF Series and Planar TVF Complete LED video walls deployed in North America, Planar EverCare is unique in terms of its comprehensiveness and duration of coverage. Planar […]

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Planar Offers HB Series Huddle Board

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Planar is now offering the Planar HB Series Huddle Board, a line of large-format LCD displays optimized for quick and efficient collaboration. Planar HB Series Huddle Board features a highly responsive touch performance to recognize up to 20 simultaneous touch points from multiple users and an included stylus to accurately capture even the smallest of […]

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Planar Announces HRO Series Outdoor, Residential LEDs

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Planar just announced outdoor, residential LEDs in the form of the Planar HRO Series. The Planar HRO Series expands the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with a high brightness, fine pixel pitch LED offering that is built for close-up daylight video viewing. The Planar HRO Series delivers impactful visual experiences for audiences, even in […]

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Planar Announces Advancements to Planar TVF Series of Video Wall Displays

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Planar announced the latest advancements to the Planar TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays Tuesday. By introducing a new 0.9-millimeter pixel pitch model, improved power design and new models to Planar TVF Complete, the enhanced Planar TVF Series incorporates feedback from customers and preserves visual performance and simplified installation maintenance. The […]

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Hypersign, Crestron and Planar Partner for The Arena: a Pre-Packaged Virtual Live Events & HyFlex Delivery System

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The new “Arena” from Hypersign, a collaboration with Planar and Crestron, is a product that nearly every higher-education facility is literally looking for to install this summer for what’s well-documented as HyFlex teaching. And it has a lot of potential in delivering virtual live events, as well. Hypersign has provided a tool that gives individuals […]

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Planar to Expand LED Display Options With FX Series Line

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Planar announced an expansion Wednesday to the company’s portfolio of LED display solutions with the Planar FX Series’ introduction. Planar FX Series fine pixel pitch LED video wall displays bring image detail and resolution historically reserved for lower light private spaces (in indoor and outdoor applications). The Planar FX Series offers outdoor models available in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 972: Planar’s ISE 2020 Booth Was Packed; Here’s Why!

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Not only did Planar launch the narrowest, shippable, pixel-pitch LED at ISE 2020 (How narrow? Listen to know) but, they also wow’d the attendees with its Look-Thru Displays. Listen to this ISE 2020 wrap-up podcast with Planar’s VP of product development, Steve Seminario. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Leyard and Planar Extend Rental and Staging Options

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Leyard and Planar announced Tuesday the companies are releasing the VS Series of LEDs. Available in 2.5-, 3.9- and 4.8-millimeter pixel pitches, the new Leyard VS Series joins the Leyard CarbonLight LED Displays for Leyard and Planar’s solutions for rental applications. At fewer than 62 pounds (28 kilograms) per square meter, the Leyard VS Series […]

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New Leyard Planar Showrooms Added, Video Wallapalooza 2019 Continues

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Leyard and Planar announced the addition of two showrooms in Irvine, California and Oakland, California, further expanding the company’s U.S. presence by providing 10 North American showrooms. Leyard and Planar are also bringing their latest advanced display technologies to customers and partners across the U.S. and Canada at Video Wallapalooza 2019. This year the company’s event series […]

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Another Year, Another Video Wallapalooza: Don’t Miss Leyard and Planar’s Roadshow

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM LEYARD AND PLANAR  It’s that time again. Leyard and Planar’s popular Video Wallapalooza Roadshow is back for a fourth year, hitting the most U.S. hot spots in the history of the show for its 2019 tour. The series began in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sept. 23, 2019, and will […]

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Leyard and Planar VM Series LCD Video Wall Line Adds Four New Displays

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Today, Leyard and Planar introduced four new offerings to the company’s Planar VM Series line of LCD video wall displays. Featuring the industry’s smallest bezels and a new 49-inch size, the new models broaden the Planar VM Series offering and add state-of-the-art tiled bezel performance. The expanded Planar VM Series product line offers customers looking […]

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Leyard and Planar Showcase Broadest Selection of LED Display Solutions at InfoComm 2019

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Leyard and Planar demonstrated ongoing leadership in the LED display market by showcasing their widest range of award-winning LED display solutions, including the new Leyard TVF Complete, along with other display innovations, at the Leyard and Planar InfoComm 2019 booth #3143. “Our comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge LED display solutions offers something for every customer, including […]

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New LookThru Transparent Display from Leyard and Planar Uses OLED

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Leyard and Planar are introducing Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display, which leverages the latest in transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to provide a self-emitting transparent display for true see-through installations without the need for backlighting or enclosures. The new Planar LookThru display builds on the frameless glass design of the original version, enabling customers […]

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Leyard To Showcase Latest Display Technologies at ISE 2019

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Today, Leyard announced an array of display technologies it will showcase at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 this week in Amsterdam. This marks the first time Leyard and its companies, Planar, eyevis and Teracue, are attending ISE together, demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of LED, LCD, rear projection and image processing solutions. Leyard will launch its […]

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Planar Debuts 100″ 4K LCD Line

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The Planar EPX Series is a 100” 4K LCD (3840×2160) display with 700 nits of brightness and a wide color gamut. Designed with commercial-grade features, the Planar EPX Series is designed for meeting rooms, retail and corporate digital signage applications. Built-in features include wireless screen sharing of up to four sources simultaneously, a Crestron control […]

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Leyard and Planar Expand Sports and Entertainment Division with Lighthouse Partnership

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Leyard and Planar today announced a strategic partnership with Lighthouse Technologies to target the sports and entertainment market. Lighthouse brings a product line and years of implementation in the sports market with LEDs. They have installs in professional venues in Los Angeles, Cleveland, Dallas, Seattle, Philadelphia and Atlanta and a major presence at Times Square […]

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Leyard and Planar Introduce Easy-to-Install Leyard VVR Series Indoor and Outdoor LED Video Walls

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM LEYARD PLANAR Leyard and Planar today introduced the Leyard VVR Series, a family of indoor and outdoor LED video wall displays aimed at both the rental and staging and install AV market — designed for quick install and alignment. The Leyard VVR Series features magnetically-attachable cabinets for easy access […]

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Leyard and Planar Announce Video Wallapalooza Event Series

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM LEYARD PLANAR Leyard and Planar plan to visit 11 U.S. locations with its third annual Video Wallapalooza event series during the fall 2018 season. The road show plans to bring the latest in ultra-fine pitch and standard pitch LED video wall technology from Leyard. Planar LCD video walls, 4K […]

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Leyard and Planar Intro New Video Wall Innovations at InfoComm

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Leyard and Planar announced new integrated video processing at InfoComm 2018. The Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System and the Clarity Matrix G3 LCD Video Wall System are video wall solutions that incorporate the latest in 4K video standards, advanced video processing and web-based control that enable dynamic, multi-source video walls, right out of […]

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Leyard and Planar Announce Next-Generation Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System

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Leyard and Planar today introduced the Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System, adding unrivaled video processing and management capabilities into the product. The Leyard DirectLight LED Video Wall System, introduced in late 2016, was unique at the time as it was one fo the first to offer front-mounting, thin profile, front service access, low […]

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Leyard and Planar Announce Fully Integrated Video Wall Synchronization

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Leyard and Planar today announced Leyard WallSync, a set of technologies integrated into the Clarity Matrix G3 Video Wall System, which address a range of common video synchronization needs and make it easier for video playback across entire video walls without manual configuration. Leyard WallSync claims to solve many of the common video synchronization challenges […]

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