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Runco’s New LightStyle Projector Opens New Opportunities for Big Screen Entertainment in the Home

08-Sep-2011

Proprietary technology delivers high performance and a sleek design that installs with ease, fits the design of any room.

Indianapolis, IN – CEDIA EXPO 2011 – Runco®, the leading brand in luxury display solutions, will showcase its new LightStyle™ LS-100d with NEAR™ (Next generation Extreme Aligned Reflection™) ultra-short throw (UST) lens system at CEDIA during its press conference on September 9th at 11:00 a.m. Delivering 92-inch diagonal image that fits any setting, the LS-100d combines unsurpassed performance and clever industrial design with an attractive price point. At a depth of only 18-inches, the projector can be mounted above or below for installation flexibility. Now homeowners have an affordable option for amazing in-home entertainment that offers a bigger and more compelling viewing experience over a flat panel TV. The result is an unsurpassed visual experience that must be seen to be understood.

“With the LS-100d, we’ve capitalized on the deep knowledge of Planar’s short-throw systems for professional and commercial applications, giving us the ability to offer a superior viewing performance for our residential customers looking for a big screen experience in their home,” said Jennifer Davis, Runco’s VP of Marketing. “Runco’s nearly maintenance-free, energy efficient InfiniLight LED illumination system delivers a stunning image in a form factor that reduces the complexity of a projection installation.”

Runco’s NEAR ultra-short throw lens in the LS-100d delivers picture quality and color to suit everything from playing the hottest games to streaming the latest movies.

“Runco’s legacy of technology innovation and design is evident in this new platform,” said Bob Dacundo, Partner of Phoenix Audio Video LLC. “This new Runco LS-100d is a real problem solver for our architect and design partners, and our mutual luxury clients, who want their homes to reflect the latest video technology in a way that works with their design aesthetic.”

LS-100d maximizes the benefits of Runco’s critically-acclaimed InfiniLight™ lampless LED illumination technology, resulting in 70 percent power savings and a lampless system with no maintenance. The InfiniLight system is calibrated at every start-up and the perceived brightness advantage of this architecture, an effect called “Q-lumens”, is even more pronounced after 1,000-2,000 hours of ordinary use. It’s much quieter than large format displays that often have industrial-strength fans to maintain operating temperature.

And, the LS-100d includes Runco’s upgraded, award-winning Digital High-Definition (DHD4) external video processor, whose Digital Compass™ capability makes perfect geometry possible. The DHD4 offers the most advanced alignment in Runco history, allowing for ultra-precise installation geometries and more extreme installation scenarios, ensuring that the whole solution works as an integrated system.

The LightStyle product line as a whole offers the greatest range of brightness and image performance for different rooms and viewing styles. Its small form factor makes transportation and installation easy, an ideal solution for efficient, high-rise living. For eco-conscious customers who are concerned with the power draw of a projector, studies have shown that an 85 or 103-inch plasma display can use up to eight times the power consumption of a LED projector.

Runco’s Lifestyle Series LS-100d will begin shipping December 2011, with an MSRP of $19,995. Like all Runco displays, the LS-100d features a two-year RuncoCare™ standard warranty. Runco RedCarpet™ and PremierCare™ extended service options are also available. Runco’s new LightStyle Series projectors are available exclusively through Runco’s authorized dealer network. For more information about Runco, product bundles available or to find a local dealer in your area, please visit www.Runco.com.

About Runco
Founded in 1987 and acquired by Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) in 2007, Runco is a market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel displays, video processors, display walls and other components for the custom consumer market. Runco’s display innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco continues to be a pioneer in the custom video display market.
Planar Systems, Inc is a global leader of specialty display technology providing hardware and software solutions for the world’s most demanding environments including hospitals, space and military programs, utility and transportation hubs, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, businesses, and home theaters.

LightStyle™, NEAR, InfiniLight, Digital Compass, RuncoCare, RedCarpet, and PremierCare are all trademarks of Runco International.

 

PRESS CONTACT:
Kimberly Lancaster
Caster Communications
401.792.7080
klancaster@castercomm.com
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MEDIA CONTACT:
Marketing
Runco International
503.748.8944
marketing@runco.com
www.Runco.com

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Ryan Gray
Planar Systems, Inc.
503.748.8911
ryan.gray@planar.com
www.planar.com

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