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Jan 12, 2017

Redefining Prime Time

In the olden days before on-demand and streaming content, broadcasters designed certain hours as “prime time,” that day part when the largest audiences were congregated in front of their TVs. In the States, this was somewhere between 6:00 and 9:00 PM on weekdays. This is where shows like Friends, Seinfield, the Cosby Show, and the like would be found. Even today, popular shows, like The Big Bang Theory, are played at this time. But times have changed. Now you can record and playback content at any time. You can stream from apps or a cable provider on-demand. Viewers are no longer tethered to their TVs or their homes, with the growth of mobile device More…

Planar UltraRes , Tradeshow , social media , events

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Jan 05, 2017

Planar Digital Display Screens Bring Reliability and Performance to Gaming Properties

“The Clarity® Matrix™ and Planar® PS-Series are the only technologies we’d want to specify for the casino environment,” says Ryan Sullivan, founder of Blue Speed Audio Video. “They both were designed to run 24/7, and they install without the need for extra structure. As a result, we can get the casino up and running more quickly and at lower cost than we could with other brands, and we know these displays will perform flawlessly over a long period of time.” To find out more about this installation, check out the Indigo Sky Casino case study and see other implementation of large format screens and video walls at http://casestudies.planar.com.

case studies , casino , Clarity Matrix

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Dec 15, 2016

Alternatives to a Touch Overlay

Our customers love interactive displays. Over the years, touchscreens and multi-touch displays have become a huge part of our product offering and with no surprise. Interactivity encourages customer engagement, brand loyalty, and brings a livelihood to physical spaces, all with a natural user interface. Customers and integrators may think their only path to interactivity on a video wall or large format display is a third-party touch overlay. Something that could transform their LCD or LED display to an interactive touch screen. But there is an alternative. Leyard (use the company name based on the site) offers a wide variety of products with touch More…

LED , lcd , touch display , touchscreen , touch video wall

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Dec 08, 2016

Planar Displays Help Fight Crime

“We’re better able to see a crime that’s either developing or in process, and better equipped to see how best to resolve it,” states Sergeant Joseph Patty of the Memphis Police Department of their recent video wall installation. See why the installation of Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System displays has increased the confidence of this center’s video surveillance and is contributing positively to public safety initiatives. http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/government/memphis-police-real-time-crime-center.

case studies , Clarity Matrix , Control Room

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Dec 01, 2016

Leyard Stars Education Fund Assists a School in Tibet

A delegation from Leyard and the employee sponsored non-profit in China, called the Leyard Stars Education Fund, visited the snow-covered plateau of Quinghai Guoluo in Tibet to visit the Diajilizhong Tibetan Medical Vocational School. The school provides free tuition and accommodation to disabled and orphaned children, along with children of poor families in the region. The delegation visited the classrooms, dormitories, and a home of one of the students in a remote village. Droma, the student whose home they visited, commented, “I want to be a Tibetan medicine doctor in the future, bringing benefits to the people and changing the fate of myself and More…

Leyard Stars Education Fund , Charity , Community Outreach

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Nov 17, 2016

What makes Clarity Matrix different?

LCD video walls are growing in popularity. You are seeing them pop up in retail environments, corporate lobbies, college campuses, and sporting facilities. With the growth of the category, customers often ask us what makes the award-winning Clarity® Matrix® LCD video wall system different from other displays that people might consider tiling together to make video walls. There are dozen of things that set the Matrix apart, but here are a few highlights: 1. ERO For public venues and high-ambient light conditions, we offer our proprietary Extended Ruggedness and Optics™ (ERO) for added protection. 2. EasyAxis™ Mounting System The industry’s More…

Clarity Matrix , ero , EasyAxis Mounting , vcs

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Nov 10, 2016

What is Digital Signage?

This week, I spoke at the Digital Signage Federation and Digital Signage Expo sponsored panel discussion called “Coffee and Controversy” and one of the questions posed to the panel was whether the name “digital signage” was a benefit or hindrance to the industry. The term has been used by market researchers to describe the kinds of screens that are used in public venues, versus residential, consumer or television products. The term “digital signage” being used as a synonym with “public information displays.” The term has been a catchall for a variety of technologies, ranging from displays to players to content creation for applications ranging from More…

digital signage , LED , LCD video wall

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Oct 27, 2016

3 Ways Corporate Offices are Benefiting from Digital Signage

Digital displays have made their way into corporate offices all over the world in order to help corporations, large and small, gain a competitive edge. Throughout its 70 year operation, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made innovation a top priority and has recognized how display systems can help accomplish those goals. Here are 3 ways Daimler has benefited from incorporating Planar displays. Celebrating company history With the use of 59 46-inch Planar Clarity® Matrix™ Video Wall displays, Daimler has been able to showcase its legacy of success and industry leadership in a unique way. The L-shaped video wall located in the lobby shows More…

Case Study , Clarity Matrix , ero , Helium , PS-Series , Multi-Touch

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Oct 20, 2016

Physical Retail Demand Fuels Interest in Digital Signage

According to Design:Retail magazine's October 2016 issue, nearly 92% of consumer spending is done in brick and mortar retail stores. Although e-commerce is a growing platform, it only accounts for 8.1% of total sales and it is growing slower than the overall trends in consumer spending which now top over $5 trillion first time. Retail is growing 2.8% year over year and the pace of growth will likely add another $150 billion to retail coffers in 2016 versus 2015. The expansive number of retail doors and growth in the category is creating new opportunities for digital signage, video wall, and other visualization solutions at the point of decision: in More…

Case Study , retail , digital signage

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Oct 06, 2016

3 Ways Technology Companies Benefit from Digital Displays

As a highly-rated global electronics manufacturer, Samtec understands the need to exhibit the best and newest technology in their corporate offices. A recent renovation of their headquarters proves how much they value providing high-quality digital solutions for their employees and customers. Here are 3 ways Samtec is benefitting from the integration of digital displays. Multi-touch capability allows for superior interactivity and brand activation Fifteen 55-inch Clarity® Matrix™ LCD displays make up the 19.9 feet (6.07 meter) wide by 6.7 feet (2.04 meter) high video wall found in Samtec’s renovated headquarters. Each display has 32 simultaneous More…

ERO , Clarity Matrix , Case Study , Multi-Touch , Reliability