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Nov 03, 2016

Love the Matrix Calculator? Try the new LED Video Wall Calculator!

Build your own video wall using the free LED Video Wall Calculator. You can configure displays, preview content, and calculate the technical specifics for your wall. You can compare multiple products and pitches to arrive at the best option for your installation. You can export a rendering of the video wall in a simulated environment and the PDF or Excel summary of the specs. Using your selections, your account management team can provide a quote and detailed product information to assist with your project. This free tool works great on your desktop or on a tablet or mobile device.
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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…
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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…
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Oct 13, 2016

4 Trends for Digital Signage Displays in Museums

When it comes to digital signage installations in museums around the world, there are a few overarching trends. Although the exhibits and missions of the organizations are different, most museums require similar tools to help run a successful operation. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your next display. High reliability is a must One of the biggest reasons museums choose Planar as their digital signage provider is because of the highly reliable displays. Many product offerings include 24x7 operation, to ensure the show keeps going on through all hours of the day, year after year. Whether the application is wayfinding or exhibit More…
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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…
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Sep 26, 2016

3 Ways Redundant Power Supplies are the AWD for Video Walls

All-wheel drive (AWD) is a useful feature in modern automobiles. For a number of the same reasons why customers choose AWD, our customers choose redundant power supply options on their display products. Why? Both endure unexpected conditions A redundant power supply for display systems is equivalent to the all-wheel drive and traction control features found in cars. It proves itself useful in times of risk when stability is of paramount importance. All-wheel drive allows a car to navigate through unexpected weather conditions, whether it be rain, snow, or ice. Similarly, redundant power supply options, available on a variety of Planar and Leyard More…
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Sep 19, 2016

6 Things to Take Away from Rio 2016

Now that Rio 2016 has finished up and summer is winding down, it is time to look back at the games and recall some of the history that took place. Here are 6 historic moments from the Olympic Games. Two of the greatest athletes compete in their final Olympic games Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are two of the greatest athletes to ever compete in their respective sports, swimming and track and field. Both are set to retire before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Phelps will retire with 23 Olympic gold medals, Bolt with 9. Diving for the finish line Bahamas runner, Shaunae Miller won a gold medal in the women’s 400m final. This was no ordinary More…