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Jun 22, 2017

Leyard and Planar Win Seven Outstanding Product Awards at InfoComm 2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, received seven commercial audio visual industry technology honors at the 2017 InfoComm show last week in Orlando, Fla. The Leyard® LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall took home four Best of Show Awards from NewBay Media, presented by AV Technology, Digital Signage, Government Video Sound & Video Contractor and two Commercial Integrator 2017 Best awards in the “Video Wall” and “Collaboration” categories, and Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Wall System was awarded Most Innovative Video Display from System Contractor News. “It’s an honor to be recognized by so many renowned commercial More…
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Jun 14, 2017

Leyard and Planar to Showcase Patent-Pending Innovation and Industry Firsts at InfoComm 2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they will showcase the latest in display innovations at InfoComm 2017, including a first-of-its-kind seamless LED touch-enabled video wall and a groundbreaking 0.7 millimeter ultra-fine pitch LED display. The new Leyard® LED MultiTouch is the industry’s first completely seamless interactive LED video wall. Available in 0.9mm and 1.2mm pixel pitches, this proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls by offering a smooth and durable LED touch surface that delivers superior visual performance, enabled by the patent-pending More…
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May 04, 2017

Leyard LED MultiTouch Video Wall Wins Three Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017

Leyard, a global leader in visualization products and Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, received three of the broadcast industry’s most prestigious technology honors at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB) last week in Las Vegas. NewBay Media awarded the Leyard® LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall its fourth annual Best of Show Awards, presented by TV Technology, Video Edge and Digital Video. “Leyard is delighted to be recognized for its groundbreaking LED advancements. The response to our new Leyard LED MultiTouch interactive LED video wall has been incredible,” said Steve More…

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Apr 24, 2017

Leyard and Planar Launch the Industry’s First Seamless LED Touch-Enabled Video Wall at NAB 2017

Today at the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Leyard, a global leader in visualization products and Planar, a Leyard company launched the Leyard® LED MultiTouch, the industry’s first seamless LED touch-enabled video wall. This proprietary multi-touch solution revolutionizes interactivity for narrow pixel pitch LED video walls without the disadvantages of front glass—offering a seamless, smooth, lightweight and durable LED touch surface that delivers superior visual performance enabled by the patent-pending Leyard® PLTS™ (Pliable LED Touch Surface™) technology. “Up until now, adding touch to a high resolution LED video wall was an More…

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Apr 19, 2017

Planar 4k Displays Featured in VR Experience at TEDxPortland

A sold-out crowd at TEDxPortland on April 15th got a virtual experience of enjoying a standing ovation from the TEDx stage in an experience enabled by Panogs, Dot-Dot-Dash, and Planar, a Leyard company.  The day began with a 4k capture of 360-degree video and audio of the full auditorium.  Throughout the day, visitors used HMD (head mounted device) VR headsets and headphones to experience what has been captured.  An output of the HMD was fed in 4k to a Planar QE Series 98” display for the gathered visitors queuing up for the experience.  Visitors commented that the experience was so realistic.  Their cheeks would flush and they would fill compelled to More…
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Mar 15, 2017

Leyard Group Now Ranked #1 in LED Video Display Market Share

Leyard Group, a global leader in visualization products, for the first time earned the #1 market share position by value in the $3.5 billion dollar LED video display business, according to analysis by Futuresource Consulting corresponding to their recent Global LED Display Market Report. Considering the performance across all the brands and affiliated companies that rely on Leyard Group, the organization achieved 14 percent market share, according to Chris Mcintyre-Brown, associate director, of Futuresource Consulting. In 2016 Leyard Group was the market share leader in the LED display market overall, following years of leadership and category More…
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Mar 09, 2017

Leyard® DirectLight® Honored with ISE Best of Show Award from Installation Magazine

The new Leyard DirectLight was recognized by Installation Magazine as one of the top picks of the Integrated Systems Europe show 2017. This new product builds on the previous generation providing seamless, ultra-fine pitch LED video walls in pitches ranging from 0.9 up to 1.8 mm. The unique DirectLight architecture includes a mounting system that can be mounted directly onto walls (no third party structure required), stands less than 4” off the wall, and is fully front-serviceable. With remote power and precision alignment, this award-winning LED video wall system is unlikely anything else in the industry. To design your own video wall using our free More…
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Mar 08, 2017

Planar and Leyard Expand Industry-Leading Clarity Matrix Video Wall Line With New Extreme Narrow Bezel Models

Planar, a Leyard company and a global leader in display and digital signage technology, and Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced the addition of two cutting-edge models to the award-winning, next-generation Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall System - setting a new benchmark with a tiled bezel width of 1.7 millimeters (mm) for nearly seamless LCD video wall installations. Planar and Leyard also introduced the Clarity® Matrix® ColorBalance™, an innovative color matching tool co-developed with Portrait Displays®, a leader in display calibration. Designed specifically for Clarity Matrix LCD video walls, Clarity Matrix More…
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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…