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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

AMX, Savant and Crestron Modules Available for Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall and Planar UltraRes Series

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Planar has released its first modules for the Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System and Planar® UltraRes™ Series for some of the most popular automation systems available.  Modules are available on these partner companies websites, making it even easier for resellers to integrate and consultants to recommend Planar and Runco Products. Resellers who do integration have estimated that having these modules will save them hours of programming time, reducing installation time and costs.

Click on the links to access the modules on the partner sites for Crestron and AMX. Savant protocols are available to integrators through their software or your dealer portal.

Planar Announces Next Generation Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

 

New G2 Architecture combines the thinnest ultra-narrow LCD in the industry with best visual performance, easiest installation and 24x7 reliability 

Planar introduced the next-generation Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture, delivering a new level of visual performance for Planar’s award-winning family of LCD video wall solutions.

The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture combines the industry’s thinnest profile ultra-narrow bezel LED LCD video wall with improvements in design, installation and service, further delivering on its reputation as the best-in-class video wall solution. In addition, a new 55” Clarity Matrix model sets a new benchmark with a tiled bezel width as small as 3.7 mm (0.15 inches), stunning image quality, simplified installation and maintenance, and 24x7 mission-critical reliability.

“The next generation Clarity Matrix builds on the accomplishments of the award-winning Planar Clarity Matrix family of video walls, which has gained significant market adoption,” said Planar CEO and President Gerry Perkel. “We are taking the key elements that everyone loved about Clarity Matrix, making them even better, and combining them into a next-generation product that meets the needs of today and tomorrow.”  

Designed for the Highest Visual Performance

The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture delivers no-compromise visual performance with superb image quality, perfectly aligned panels and ultra high resolution. It boasts the industry’s narrowest bezels with a tiled bezel width as small as 3.7mm (0.15 inches) between adjacent LCD screens. It also comes with Planar’s EasyAxis™ Mounting System, which provides an installed depth of just 3.6” (91mm) —the thinnest in the industry—for perfect panel-to-panel alignment. This thin depth makes the Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture compliant with the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirement for protruding objects of less than 4 inches.

The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture also provides outstanding image quality with stunning 4K ultra high definition (UHD) input capability and 10-bit color processing.  Planar’s Big Picture Plus processing is built into the system, allowing content to be scaled across the entire video wall or sections of the video wall.

Built for Simple Installation and Service

The simplified installation and service of the Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture enables A/V resellers and system integrators to offer their customers a high performance, cutting-edge video wall system at a lower total-cost-of-ownership.

“Over the last four years, we have deployed hundreds of Clarity Matrix video wall displays that have simplified our installations while providing the very best performance,” said Stephen Sullivan, senior vice president of Constant Technologies, Inc., an A/V integrator based in Rhode Island. “Planar is a valued display partner, and the next generation Clarity Matrix architecture will allow us to continue our success in deploying best-in-class LCD video walls.”

With built-in video extension of up to 330 feet (100 meters), Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture offers unprecedented installation flexibility while eliminating the cost and reliability concerns of using third-party cable extenders. Like the previous generation Clarity Matrix, no AC power outlets are required behind the displays, and a single power supply module can now drive as many as eight displays, reducing the rack space requirement in half and further reducing the number of power outlets required.

For simplified maintenance, the Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture features off-board electronics architecture, reducing maintenance time and complexity with easy-to-access source input and control. The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture integrates Planar’s WallNet™ software, making it possible to monitor display performance and troubleshoot issues remotely – even in environments using simple network management protocol (SNMP)-based enterprise device management.

Engineered for 24/7 Reliability

The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture provides 24x7 reliability for the most mission-critical environments including utility, traffic management, military, and law enforcement control rooms. With a 25 percent reduction in heat produced from off-board electronics and power supplies, the Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture exceeds performance and lifetime expectations even in the most demanding environments. The redundant power supply module provides continuous operation even in the event of a power failure.

The Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture is available through Planar’s global network of authorized resellers and will begin shipping this quarter. Visit Planar’s You Tube channel to watch a video about Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture. Or, see Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture in action at Integrated Systems Europe (Stand #3-A80) or the Digital Signage Expo (Booth #405). 

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