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Planar Display Screens Connect to Form a Big Seamless Image

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Very few companies in the world can claim Planar’s pioneering legacy in display technologies. From secretive advanced-projects lab that developed the first flat panel displays for laptop computers in the early 1980’s to large displays that plug together like Legos to create big video canvases, Planar has been innovating for decades. 

Here are a few of the technologies that demonstrate innovation:

Planar Clarity Matrix: The potential for a giant display is here today with Clarity Matrix. This tiled LCD video wall system utilizes the latest LED backlight technology, ultra narrow bezel (UNB) panels, and a highly unique architecture of off-board electronics to bring visions to life. Whether customers are using the large screens to watch television or movies, browse the Internet and read email, access network video sources, interface with PCs, and mirror tablets and smart phones, possibly simultaneously – the possibilities are endless. While the largest single display screens in the world today might be 110” or 150”, our customers have implemented Clarity Matrix video walls that measure in the hundreds of square meters. Designed for easy installation and perfect alignment, the Clarity Matrix delivers a virtually seamless image for a variety of applications. The video wall is also available in a MultiTouch configuration, complete with Planar’s proprietary ERO™ (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) feature for enhanced performance. 

Planar Clarity LED3 Rear Projection Displays: These displays run some of the most influential control rooms and situation rooms in the world. The imagery displayed on these video walls help nations make policies, companies make investments, and researchers visualize life-saving and life-changing innovations. Available with integrated processing, Indisys Extensity, the system can make the displays work seamlessly as one giant screen and then allow multiple sources or windows to be displayed simultaneously.

Planar Mosaic: This architectural video wall system allows the combination of several shapes of sizes of displays to create artistic and even sculptural video wall arrays. With the modular pieces, the screen area can be made into different sizes and shapes. From company logos to nature imagery, the uses for Planar Mosaic are numerous. The included video processing allows a non-linear array to work like a single canvas, with the negative space, arbitrary rotation, and even overlapping displays to create a one-of-a-kind statement installations. 

Planar has a strong background in display technology and it shows in our innovations everyday. Hundreds of customers have deployed the systems and you can learn more about our unique and innovative solutions at casestudies.planar.com

Top Ten Halloween Movies

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dim the lights and grab some popcorn! Halloween weekend is here and we find ourselves ready to re-watch our favorite scary movies. 

Here is Rotten Tomatoes'  list of the Best Horror Movies.  What are YOUR favorite movies to watch on Halloween? Share them with us on Facebook!

 Top Ten Horror Movies:

10. Frankenstein (1931)

9. The Invisible Man (1933) 

8. Alien (1979)  

7. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

6. Psycho (1960)

5.The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

4. King Kong (1933)  

3. Repulsion (1965)  

2. Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (1922) 

1. Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari)  (1920) 

Planar Mosaic is Centerpiece of New Zealand's First Living Building

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tūhoe is a proud community of indigenous New Zealanders intent on cementing its identity as a people focused on a positive, distinctive future. Tūhoe has begun to establish a bold new identity, starting with the construction of a new headquarters building for the community: Te Uru Taumatua, New Zealand’s first Living Building. The facility houses all the staff of the Tūhoe community leadership. In addition, it includes a library and a cafe and provides space for community meetings and cultural events. Architecturally, Te Uru Taumatua is designed to make an unmistakable first impression, an objective that is met on many levels, including the display technology provided by Planar Systems, an advanced video wall that greets all who enter through the main lobby.

The building was designed by architectural and design firm Jasmax, whose New Zealand offices are in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Tauranga. To maximize the impact of the building, the design firm Law Creative Group was engaged to manage creative inputs and the firm suggested a high impact, high-tech first impression. International award-winning, interactive media company Click Suite, based in Wellington, helped bring the Tūhoe tribe’s dream of a central cultural community center to fruition. Click Suite commissioned and installed the Planar Mosaic video wall in the building’s main lobby as a focal centerpiece. “Planar Mosaic is a tool with which we can inspire community but also convey our commitment to innovation,” says Kirsti Luke, chief executive, Tūhoe. “Putting this advanced video wall in the main lobby of what we believe is an iconic building sets a powerful first impression and indeed says that we are true to both goals.” Read more.

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