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Feb 07, 2017

Market Leaders Leyard and Planar to Showcase the Latest in Fine Pitch LED Video Wall Technology at ISE 2017

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, and Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced they will showcase the latest in fine pitch LED video wall technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, along with the industry’s smallest tiled LCD bezel width and market leading ultra-high resolution 4K LCD displays. The show will be the first ISE event at which Leyard and Planar products are featured in a single booth since the two companies merged a year-and-a-half ago. Leyard and Planar will showcase the latest in display technology at Stand #12-H85 at ISE 2017. “We are proud to More…
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Jan 27, 2017

Planar Systems Completes NaturalPoint Acquisition

Planar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced today that the transaction to acquire NaturalPoint has now been finalized.  This follows the signing of the definitive agreement in November. The acquisition brings together Oregon-based leaders in complementary technologies to continue to accelerate its development of leading edge products serving high growth and strategic opportunities in virtual reality (VR) CAVEs, drone and robot tracking, movement sciences, sports performance, computer visualization character animation, and more.   NaturalPoint will remain a separate business with its existing executive More…
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Jan 04, 2017

Planar QE Series Ushers in a New Era of Affordable 4K Digital Signage and Collaboration Displays

Planar, a Leyard company and a global leader in display and digital signage technology, and Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today unveiled the Planar® QE Series of Ultra HD LCD displays, the industry’s first all-in-one 4K solution for high-impact digital signage. Available in 75-inch, 86-inch and 98-inch sizes, the Planar QE Series incorporates an embedded media player and software, providing a simple and cost-effective way to design, distribute and play back ultra-high resolution digital signage on a single display or multiple displays within a network. Multi-touch models are also available, offering an affordable solution for More…
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Dec 07, 2016

Leyard Appoints Leonie Rotermundt as VP of Business Development for EMEA

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that Leonie Rotermundt has joined as the vice president of business development for EMEA. Rotermundt comes to Leyard and Planar with a rich history in the graphics and display industry, most recently as a managing director of SIGHT, a system integrator for corporate and broadcast customers in the Benelux region. Prior to that, she was the managing director of a 3D graphics and screen control firm that is now part of the NEP Group, serving clients like RTL, SBS and TV production companies, and was instrumental in bringing augmented reality to Dutch television. “As we continue to expand More…
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Dec 01, 2016

Marco Bruines Appointed as CEO of Leyard Europe

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that Marco Bruines has joined as CEO of Leyard Europe, as part of Leyard’s international business. Bruines served as the President of BarcoLeyard, the joint-venture between Leyard and Barco in China and has held executive roles in Europe at Barco, Inter Visual Systems, and most recently served as the managing director of SIGHT, a system integrator in the Benelux area focused on broadcasting and the corporate market. “We are pleased to bring Marco’s deep customer knowledge and industry experience in displays to our EMEA business,” said Zach Zhang, chairman of Leyard International. “In More…
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Nov 07, 2016

Planar Systems Agrees to Acquire NaturalPoint

Planar Systems, a Leyard company, a leading worldwide provider of display systems, announced on November 8th, 2016 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire NaturalPoint, the global leader in optical tracking and motion capture solutions, for $125 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition brings together leaders in complementary technologies to increase attention on the high growth and strategic opportunities in augmented and virtual reality and in other market segments like CAVEs, drone tracking, movement sciences, sports performance, computer visualization and animation.   NaturalPoint, makers of OptiTrack, More…
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Nov 01, 2016

Leyard Launches Next-Generation DirectLight LED Video Wall Line

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today unveiled its next-generation Leyard® DirectLight® Series of fine pitch LED video wall displays, extending the company’s worldwide market leadership in fine pitch LED video walls. The new series builds on the success of the award-winning Planar® DirectLight® LED Video Wall family launched in March 2015. The new Leyard DirectLight Series dramatically expands upon the original award-winning product family by enabling ultra-slim, front service installations in more indoor environments, delivering industry-leading resolution with sub-1 millimeter pixel pitch clarity and providing reliability More…
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Oct 19, 2016

Planar is first Sustaining Innovation Partner at Clemson Watt Center

Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, has become the first Sustaining Innovation Partner for Clemson University’s Watt Family Innovation Center with a gift-in-kind of more than $1 million worth of cutting-edge display technology. The newly combined company supplied the Watt Center with 191 large format, high resolution interactive LCD displays and 12 LCD video walls, including the video wall in the auditorium. It is one of the largest interactive LCD video walls the company has implemented. Planar displays are front and center in the building’s ultra-modern main lobby. Each classroom, hallway and study More…

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Oct 12, 2016

LED Industry Veteran Joins Leyard as Chief Scientist

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that the company has hired LED industry veteran Nedi Nadershahi. Nadershahi will serve as principal scientist in Leyard’s research and development department based in the United States, leading design efforts for the company’s next-generation LED video wall architecture. Nadershahi comes to Leyard with a 30-year history in the proAV and IT industries, most recently as chief technology officer of SiliconCore Technology, a manufacturer of LED displays and laser diode controls. While at SiliconCore, Nadershahi was instrumental in introducing a family of LED pulse width modulation (PWM) More…

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Oct 10, 2016

Leyard Launches Online Calculator to Configure Custom LED Video Walls

The LED Video Wall Calculator is a free, online tool that simplifies the LED video wall selection process by helping customers visualize and plan for their LED video wall installations even before they make their purchase. The unique LED Video Wall Calculator allows customers considering a seamless LED Video Wall to realistically preview implementations of the solution in a variety of indoor environments including public venues, corporate lobbies, conference rooms, retail settings, and control rooms. By allowing customers to visualize their designs complete with custom content and technical specification data in advance of their purchase, the LED More…

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