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Jul 13, 2017

How Long is 50,000 Hours?

The typical lifetime of Leyard and Planar’s LCD display solutions is 50,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a Clarity® Matrix® LCD Video Wall right now, the LCD displays will run for 50,000 hours before they achieve half-brightness (and will continue to run beyond that, of course). Let’s put it all into perspective: 50,000 hours is over 5 years 50,000 hours is over 297 weeks 50,000 hours is over 2,083 days What could you do in 50,000 hours? You could travel to the moon and back 347 times. You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times. You could have Lord of the Rings Trilogy marathon over 73 More…

Clarity Matrix , lifetime , LCD video wall

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May 25, 2017

Calling the US Home

For over 30 years, Planar, a Leyard company, and now Leyard International, has continually ran US manufacturing operations in service to North American and global customers. We and other companies who are headquartered or have major operations in the United States are innovating technologies, manufacturing products, and servicing local customers. I recently sat down with our vice president of operations, Rob Baumgartner, to talk about what makes the company USA Proud and the reasons why Planar and Leyard, and other brands, continue to invest here. Describe your US operations. We have offices and a factory in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. We have More…

Clarity Matrix , Planar DirectLight , Planar UltraRes , Charity , USA Proud

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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 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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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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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 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

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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…

Redundant Power , Planar UltraRes , Clarity Matrix , Planar DirectLight , Leyard CarbonLight