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Sep 15, 2017

Leyard and Planar to Showcase Latest in Display Technology for On-Air Broadcasters at IBC2017

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced they will showcase the latest in display innovations at the 2017 International Broadcast Conference (IBC2017), including a first-of-its-kind seamless LED touch-enabled video wall that takes on-air broadcasting to the next level. The new Leyard® LED MultiTouch is the industry’s first completely seamless interactive LED video wall. Available in 0.9 and 1.2 millimeter (mm) pixel pitches, 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 More…
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Sep 07, 2017

Leyard and Planar Appoints JoAnn Wolfe as Director of West Sales

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced that JoAnn Wolfe has joined as Director of Sales for the Western USA and Canada. Wolfe comes to Leyard and Planar with more than 15 years of sales management experience in the commercial audio visual and broadcast industries, including field sales management for Sony Electronics as well as strategic business development for Samsung. Recognized for her work throughout the AV community, Wolfe has secured and managed business partners including some of the biggest brands in the technology, travel, sportswear equipment and apparel industries. Wolfe is based in Portland and will More…
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Aug 09, 2017

Leyard and Planar Promote Adam Schmidt to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced the promotion of Adam Schmidt to executive vice president of sales and marketing. Schmidt was formerly vice president of sales for North America. He brings over 16 years of sales and product management experience at Leyard and Planar to his new role. His responsibilities include strategic oversight, management and alignment of global marketing and North America sales. “We’ve had great success in the joining of Leyard and Planar and we have an opportunity to further benefit our employees, customers and partners,” said Zach Zhang, co-founder and chairman of Leyard International. More…
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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…