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Planar Expands Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line with Two New Ultra-Narrow Bezel Models

21-Oct-2014: by

New 3.7mm bezel models make award-winning Clarity Matrix the most comprehensive
line of video wall displays in the market

Planar announced two new ultra-narrow bezel LCD models in its line of Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture, bringing superior visual performance to an even wider variety of video wall applications.

The two new Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture options include a 46" model with 800 nits brightness and a 55" model with 500 nits brightness. The new models feature a tiled bezel width of just 3.7mm (0.15 inches) between adjacent LCD displays for a near-seamless image.  In addition to the new offerings, Planar has also extended video and power transmission capabilities on its entire family of Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall models to support distances of 500 feet (150 meters).

Earlier this year, Planar set new technological benchmarks with the introduction of its new G2 Architecture for the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall family, as well as its first LED LCD video wall model with a tiled bezel width of 3.7 mm. Now, with the additional ultra-narrow bezel models, as well as Planar’s interactive touch and 3D models, the award-winning Clarity Matrix family of LCD video wall solutions features the broadest line of ultra-narrow bezel displays in the industry.

Customer reaction to Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture has been incredibly positive,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing at Planar Systems. “The addition of new Clarity Matrix models with smaller tiled bezel width gives Planar the broadest product offering in the LCD video wall category and opens up new applications for our high-performance technology.”

Unique Design Delivers Slim Profile and Mission-Critical Reliability

Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture video wall displays are built for 24/7 reliability in the most mission-critical control room environments, as well as digital signage.

“The addition of the new thinner bezel 46" and 55" Clarity Matrix models allows resellers to offer customers more options for smaller bezel video walls and expands the market for LCD video walls,” said Bill Apter, senior consultant with Avitecture, Inc., an audiovisual integrator in Sterling, Virginia. “The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture system delivers no-compromise visual performance with superb image quality, perfectly aligned panels, ultra high resolution and allowed us to reduce installation costs for our customers.”

The expanded line-up offers even more flexibility to meet a wide variety of installation challenges. The Clarity Matrix video wall system design eliminates the need for AC power outlets behind the displays. With the electronics and power supply off-board, the weight, depth, heat and potential points of failure can be placed in a convenient location for easy maintenance. Built-in video extension capabilities have been expanded so electronics can be co-located with the source up to 500 feet (150 meters) away from the video wall. A single remote power supply module can power up to six displays. 

Together, the technological advances and award-winning design of Clarity Matrix gives customers a comprehensive, cutting-edge video wall system designed to reduce total-cost-of-ownership.

The new Clarity Matrix MX46HDU and LX55HDU models are available through Planar’s global network of authorized resellers and will begin shipping in calendar Q4 2014. Visit Planar’s YouTube channel to watch a video about Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture. 


Planar EP-Series 4K Wins 2014 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Award

03-Sep-2014: Technology Integrator by

The Planar® EP-Series™ line of 4K displays was announced as a 2014 EXC!TE Award Winner by Technology Integrator magazine, formerly CustomRetailer. Each year Technology Integrator presents EXC!TE Awards to the best products available to the industry - products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing and solution-oriented for the custom installation professional.

Technology Integrator is a business strategy magazine for residential A/V and automation integration electronics professionals. Read more about Technology Integrators' 2014 EXC!TE Awards

Available in 55" and 65", Planar EP-Series Ultra HD resolution displays deliver superior performance and reliability for demanding public venue, corporate and control room applications. With OPS compatibility and interactive touch options, these displays can be transformed into complete digital signage or meeting room solutions.

Watch a video of the Planar 4K displays in action from InfoComm 2014.  Read the article.


Winners Announced Digital Signage Best of Show InfoComm 2014

20-Jun-2014: Digital Signage Magazine by David Keene

The Digital Signage “Best of Show” Award winners for the InfoComm Show, have been announced. The first ever Digital Signage Award winners were selected by our judges on site at the InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas.  Planar's Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall with G2 Architecture won for "Best of Show, Digital Signage".  Read the article.


Planar refreshes 4K portfolio at InfoComm 2014

19-Jun-2014: Output Magazine (UK) by Ben McCabe

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InfoComm 2014 System Contractor Product Awards: And the Winners Are...

18-Jun-2014: AV Network by AV Network Staff

At InfoComm 2014,  NewBay Media presented trophies to the winners of the 2014 System Contractor News Installation Product Awards at InfoComm. The Planar UltraRes Series 84-inch 4K LCD Display took home "Most Innovative Video Display: LCD/Plasma/OLED/LED."  Read the article.


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