大众彩票2019安卓版手机https://www.planar.com/images/logo_planar.png大众彩票2019安卓版手机https://www.planar.com/blog/2019/8/15/reaching-the-21st-century-student-with-display-technology/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Every year, colleges, universities and trade schools face the challenge of recruiting a new class of students. This means finding creative and effective ways to connect with a new batch of college-aged learners, who may think differently than those who came before. As prospective students look for the right institution to invest in for their future, universities must increase their appeal to meet enrollment goals.?</p><p>Younger generations entering college have grown up in a digital world. To better reach these increasingly tech-savvy students, more universities are turning to the tools that these young people already understand. An expanding approach includes the use of upgraded display technologies that excite the 21<sup>st</sup> century learner. Such solutions can help institutions of higher learning grow credibility with recruits by demonstrating that it is on the leading edge of technology trends.</p><p>The use of digital solutions to reach the 21<sup>st</sup> century student extends to other areas beyond the recruitment space. Leading-edge display technologies are also being used on higher education campuses to improve the student experience and enhance learning in the classroom.???</p><h3><strong>Making a lasting first impression </strong></h3><p>As a component of college recruitment strategies, interactive video wall installations are being employed in welcome and visitor¡¯s centers to impress prospective students making campus visits.</p><p>In Troy, Alabama, Troy University completed a $2 million renovation of its Adams Administration Building, creating a technology-driven welcome center to appeal to a younger generation of technically inclined students. The cornerstone of Troy¡¯s approach is an eye-catching 24-foot-long, 4.5-foot-high <a data-udi="umb://document/25bb9921761848a9be2cd00658e6afa2" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/multitouch/" title="MultiTouch">Clarity? Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall</a>¡ªan interactive, digital solution to captivate visitors and student recruits.</p><p><img src="/media/438319/troy-u-1.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>The Clarity Matrix MultiTouch serves the dual purpose of creating a ¡°wow factor¡± in the new welcome center and fulfilling the strategic benefit of increasing enrollment, according to Dendy Moseley, associate director of enrollment management at Troy University. ¡°Students are consumers and we want to grab their attention immediately,¡± he said. ¡°Upon walking in and seeing the video wall, they instantly become immersed in the visitor experience we want them to have.¡±</p><p>The video wall displays event and promotional information but shifts into interactive mode when the surface is touched, allowing prospective or new students to simultaneously explore content about the university including its history, athletic and academic programs, student life and more.</p><p>To further connect with students, Troy also uses the video wall with social media. Visitors can select a mode that allows them to take a ¡®selfie¡¯ photo with a Troy-themed backdrop and tag their pictures on Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms.?</p><p>¡°We want every visitor to realize that Troy University can be a great fit and the video wall really allows potential new students to connect with the campus and the people,¡± Mosely said. ¡°The quality experience provided by the video wall sets the tone for the quality of our institution.¡±</p><p>Similarly, at Oklahoma State University¡¯s Spears School of Business a nearly 12-foot-long, 7-foot-high <a data-udi="umb://document/246351836ecc43f897613f7db2188d63" href="/products/led-video-walls/twa/" title="TWA">Planar? TWA Series LED video wall</a> greets lobby visitors and provides bezel-less digital signage and multimedia for gatherings and events. A second installation included a <a data-udi="umb://document/a8403363954041f48ea08345b70d92f8" href="/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cla/" title="CLA">Planar? CarbonLight? CLA Series LED video wall</a> that is custom designed in a ribbon configuration as a stock ticker¡ªadding a Wall Street aesthetic fitting with the school¡¯s business environment.</p><p><img src="/media/438315/spears-osu-4.jpg" alt="" /></p><h3>Elevating the student experience</h3><p>Around the world, more campus facility renovations and new structures are being built with the student experience in mind. State-of-the-art designs feature auditoriums, student lounges and flexible spaces to encourage collaboration and group learning. Enhanced technology upgrades are also being added, including video walls and custom display installations.</p><p>One very unique custom installation was recently completed in a newly built modern facility at the <em>Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. </em>Suspended over two floors in a large open atrium is the center attraction of QUT¡¯s new Education Precinct building<em>¡ªa giant 16.4-foot diameter LED globe composed of </em>1040 individual panels and 12.7 million individual LED lights. Built by Linso, a Leyard company, the Sphere is a first-of-its-kind installation that offers QUT¡¯s Faculty of Education a cutting-edge research tool to advance teacher training.</p><p>The Sphere¡ªwhich is complemented by a Planar TWA Series LED MultiTouch video wall¡ªallows the Faculty of Education to infuse technology and innovation into their teaching to better prepare graduates who will be teaching in the classrooms of tomorrow.</p><p>¡°The reason for the Sphere is that we need to inspire and engage our emerging teachers, including researchers and others who are helping realize new digital work,¡± said QUT Visualisation and eResearch Manager Gavin Winter. ¡°The design and technical configuration of the Sphere provide a high-impact resource for teaching, engagement and showcasing QUT¡¯s research. From school children up to business and government, we want to offer opportunities to collaborate and develop content applications of all kinds in a loosely curated setting.¡±</p><h4><img src="/media/438316/46301453705_b82c6a4aeb_z.jpg" alt="" /><br /><em>Photo Credit QUT</em></h4><p>Another example includes a 16-foot-long, 9-foot-high <a data-udi="umb://document/9fecd6fc9de047b0baff79f47852a60b" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System</a> that was installed in the atrium of the new Martin D. Jenkins Behavioral and Social Sciences Center on the Baltimore, Maryland campus of Morgan State University. A component of the Center¡¯s numerous high-tech designs which are intended to support the school¡¯s focus on the 21<sup>st </sup>century learner, the Clarity Matrix video wall fits within a building-wide strategy that encourages communication and collaboration.?</p><p>Creston AirMedia equipment was integrated with the Clarity Matrix so that students can connect through a wireless application to display and share content¡ªenabling a collaborative experience. The flexibility of the Clarity Matrix also enables faculty to use the display to support overflow viewing for a lecture hall located nearby on the atrium floor.</p><p>¡°Today¡¯s students are digital learners¡ªthey¡¯ve had electronic devices in their hands since they were small, and this is how they tend to communicate and learn,¡± said Julie Wilson, Morgan State University design and construction project manager. ¡°The atrium video wall gives us the flexibility to convey information and important messages to students, but also allows for students to communicate among themselves.¡±</p><h3><strong>Boosting classroom learning </strong></h3><p>As versatile technologies, digital displays have proven effective in the classroom as interactive tools to enhance learning. In Toronto, Ontario, the?Lassonde School of Engineering?at York University is using a Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall to create an interactive virtual classroom and a collaborative learning environment.?</p><p>Lassonde¡¯s ¡®future classroom¡¯ concept is based on the vision of Professor Spiros Pagiatakis, associate dean for research &amp; graduate studies at the Lassonde School of Engineering, along with faculty who understand the influence that technology and collaboration can have on improving higher education.</p><p><img src="/media/438317/lassonde-york-2.jpg" alt="" /></p><p>The Clarity Matrix MultiTouch provides a range of advanced capabilities to Professor Pagiatakis¡¯s class, allowing students to edit Word documents or pdf files in real time, connect to web pages, or enlarge or reduce the size of a presentation. Students can also seamlessly move between different mediums, such as blackboards, whiteboards, PowerPoints and video presentations.</p><p>With built in video conferencing, students from anywhere in the world can tune in to lectures¡ªenabling a virtual classroom. ¡°We can have guest speakers from around the world and because of the technology it feels like the person is right in front of us,¡± Pagiatakis said.</p><p>Breaking ground with the virtual classroom has both changed the way that concepts are delivered to students and how students participate in their learning, according to Pagiatakis. ¡°We have to adapt to how the younger generation approaches learning,¡± he said. ¡°Understanding that the impact of technology will be profound for these students and their careers gives purpose to our work.¡±</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2019/7/10/led-video-walls-to-facet-or-to-curve/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Picture yourself at the coast, staring out at the horizon. In front of you there¡¯s endless blue skies, churning sea and white surf. Even while staring straight ahead, you see sand stretching for miles with your peripheral vision. It¡¯s an enveloping, immersive experience. Curved LED video walls can create a similar immersive experience¡ªminus the salty air and ocean scents¡ªbecause flexible LED modules can form very smooth convex and concave curved walls. Curved LED is trending in corporate, broadcast and control room environments because the video walls can bend and curve around people, capturing their peripheral vision, figuratively taking viewers somewhere else. Flexible modules, while impressive, tend to have a premium price tag that doesn¡¯t suit everyone.</p><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4" style="margin-bottom: 10px; float: right;"><img src="/media/438258/cli-leds-through-jewelers-loop_680x978.jpg" alt="LED diodes through Jewler's Loop" /><div class="clear"></div><span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">RGB diode configurations as seen through a jeweler¡¯s loop</span></div><p>There¡¯s another solution that may not carry as high a cost, and can deliver a similar immersive experience: faceting flat cabinets. Faceting, which consists of placing rigid LED modules beside one another at slightly different angles, can form a very nice curve effect, depending on the radius of the curve. Too much, and faceting can negatively impact the view.</p><p>Why does curve radius matter? Due to the configuration of red, green and blue (RGB) diodes, our eyes perceive LED displays differently, depending on our viewing angle (see image 1). We experience a ¡°color shift¡± when viewing the video wall from different positions. The entire video wall may appear more red from one side, and more blue from the other. This is the primary reason we can¡¯t use the same LED cabinets in both landscape and portrait orientation. Color shift becomes more obvious as the LED cabinet-to-cabinet angle increases, accentuating the seams between columns of LED cabinets for a less desirable viewer experience (see image 2).</p><p>To minimize color shift, we recommend calculating the cabinet-to-cabinet angle from the curve radius. An <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.handymath.com/cgi-bin/arc18.cgi?submit=Entry" target="_blank" title="Circluar Arc Calculator">online calculator</a> can do this easily. Simply enter the length of the radius plus the width of the LED cabinet (width of arc, or chord length) and the calculator will yield the cabinet-to-cabinet angle (angle subtended by arc). For faceted curves, Planar recommend keeping this angle below three degrees for the best visuals. Angles between three and six degrees often look great depending on viewing position and content. If the angle is greater than six degrees, use a flexible LED module.</p><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6" style="margin-bottom: 10px; float: right;"><img src="/media/438257/example-of-led-color-shift-at-off-angles_730x973.jpg" alt="Color Shifting on Faceted Video Wall" /><div class="clear"></div><span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">An example of color shift caused by off-angle viewing</span></div><p>Planar offer several approaches to creating curved effects with LED video walls. Most LED cabinets can be faceted using a custom mounting frame. It¡¯s possible to use some LED modules independent of cabinets to form smaller facet angles, or to modify the cabinet width and/or height. <a rel="noopener" data-udi="umb://document/e2511d92aa31427883b77c510532d444" href="/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli-flex/" target="_blank" title="CLI Flex">Planar? CarbonLight? CLI Flex?</a> LED modules are designed to form smoothly-curved video walls with tight-radius curves. This includes LED column wraps with diameters as small as 1.5 meters. We offer Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex as a <a data-udi="umb://document/7eda26a045df4e8e891d47142c926df5" href="#" title="Custom LED Displays">custom solution</a> through the Planar Design Team.</p><p>To learn more about curved and faceted LED video walls, contact your Planar account manager or email the Planar Design Team at <a href="mailto:designteam@planar.com" title="DesignTeam@planar.com">DesignTeam@planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2019/6/21/led-video-walls-to-facet-or-to-curve/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Picture yourself at the coast, staring out at the horizon. In front of you there¡¯s endless blue skies, churning sea and white surf. Even while staring straight ahead, you see sand stretching for miles with your peripheral vision. It¡¯s an enveloping, immersive experience. Curved LED video walls can create a similar immersive experience¡ªminus the salty air and ocean scents¡ªbecause flexible LED modules can form very smooth convex and concave curved walls. Curved LED is trending in corporate, broadcast and control room environments because the video walls can bend and curve around people, capturing their peripheral vision, figuratively taking viewers somewhere else.? Flexible modules, while impressive, tend to have a premium price tag that doesn¡¯t suit everyone.</p><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4" style="margin-bottom: 10px; float: right;"><img src="/media/438258/cli-leds-through-jewelers-loop_680x978.jpg" alt="LED diodes through Jewler's Loop" /><div class="clear"></div><span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">RGB diode configurations as seen through a jeweler¡¯s loop</span></div><p>There¡¯s another solution that may not carry as high a cost, and can deliver a similar immersive experience: faceting flat cabinets. Faceting, which consists of placing rigid LED modules beside one another at slightly different angles, can form a very nice curve effect, depending on the radius of the curve. Too much, and faceting can negatively impact the view.</p><p>Why does curve radius matter? Due to the configuration of red, green and blue (RGB) diodes, our eyes perceive LED displays differently, depending on our viewing angle (see image 1). We experience a ¡°color shift¡± when viewing the video wall from different positions. The entire video wall may appear more red from one side, and more blue from the other. This is the primary reason we can¡¯t use the same LED cabinets in both landscape and portrait orientation. Color shift becomes more obvious as the LED cabinet-to-cabinet angle increases, accentuating the seams between columns of LED cabinets for a less desirable viewer experience (see image 2).</p><p>To minimize color shift, we recommend calculating the cabinet-to-cabinet angle from the curve radius. An <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.handymath.com/cgi-bin/arc18.cgi?submit=Entry" target="_blank" title="Circluar Arc Calculator">online calculator</a> can do this easily. Simply enter the length of the radius plus the width of the LED cabinet (width of arc, or chord length) and the calculator will yield the cabinet-to-cabinet angle (angle subtended by arc). For faceted curves, Planar recommends keeping this angle below three degrees for the best visuals. Angles between three and six degrees often look great depending on viewing position and content. If the angle is greater than six degrees, use a flexible LED module.</p><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6" style="margin-bottom: 10px; float: right;"><img src="/media/438257/example-of-led-color-shift-at-off-angles_730x973.jpg" alt="Color Shifting on Faceted Video Wall" /><div class="clear"></div><span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">An example of color shift caused by off-angle viewing</span></div><p>Planar offers several approaches to creating curved effects with LED video walls. Most LED cabinets can be faceted using a custom mounting frame. It¡¯s possible to use some LED modules independent of cabinets to form smaller facet angles, or to modify the cabinet width and/or height. <a rel="noopener" data-udi="umb://document/e2511d92aa31427883b77c510532d444" href="/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli-flex/" target="_blank" title="CLI Flex">Planar? CarbonLight? CLI Flex?</a> LED modules are designed to form smoothly-curved video walls with tight-radius curves. This includes LED column wraps with diameters as small as 1.5 meters. We offer Planar CarbonLight CLI Flex as a custom solution through the Planar Design Team.</p><p>To learn more about curved and faceted LED video walls, contact your Planar account manager or email the Planar Design Team at <a href="mailto:designteam@planar.com" title="DesignTeam@planar.com">DesignTeam@planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2019/6/5/transparent-oled-displays-offer-new-medium-for-digital-content-applications/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>As the sheer amount of digital surface continues to grow, advertisers, marketers and endusers are seeking new approaches in order to stand out in an increasingly busy electronic landscape. Likewise, designers are eager for new mediums of creativity that offer imaginative ways to present digital content and engage audiences.</p><p>A new option that is available includes transparent OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays¡ªan innovation in digital signage where dynamic content is transmitted onto a transparent surface, allowing people to view what is shown on the display while still being able to see through it. This allows designers to overlay digital images and video content onto physical objects or scenes placed behind the glass. A transparent OLED display eliminates the need for a backlight or enclosure, making it possible to create truly see-through installations in a virtually frameless glass design.</p><div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6" style="margin-bottom: 10px;"><img src="/media/438206/lookthru-ghq-openhouse-wwt_365x547.jpg" alt="lookthru GHQ Open House WWT" /><div class="clear"></div><span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">Transparent OLED displays eliminate the need for a backlight or enclosure. Users can view content on the glass display and are also able to see through it.</span></div><h3>How does transparent OLED technology work?</h3><p>OLEDs are used in mobile devices, televisions and lighting fixtures, and offer high-quality imagery and vivid colors. The technology that generates transparent OLED displays features self-lighting pixels that are partially clear. Each pixel is made up of four sub-pixels. Three of them are red, green and blue, which, when combined, create color. The remaining sub-pixel is clear, which drives the transparency.</p><p>Transparent OLED technology is based on a direct relationship between resolution and transparency. If a transparent OLED display contains a higher portion of active (color) pixels, less space will be available for clear pixels, resulting in a display that is less see-through. Full HD resolution represents an advantage with transparent OLED displays as both transmission and resolution are optimized. Black or dark content in a transparent OLED display is clear while white or bright content is opaque.</p><p>Just like any glass surface, the amount of ambient light affects the perceived transparency of a transparent OLED display. In other words, the greater the illumination, the more transparent the screen becomes. As an example, a transparent display in a dark room will appear opaque, but in a bright room with objects or scenes behind the display heavily lit, the display will appear like transparent glass.</p><div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/438200/lookthru-boat-car_730x267.png" alt="lookthru boat car" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">(Left) White or bright content will be opaque and shine from the screen and appear in the foreground. (Right) Black or dark (or off-state) content will be see-through.</span></div><div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/438201/lookthru-girl-grass_730x268.png" alt="lookthru girl grass" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">(Left) No uplight. Display looks more opaque. (Right) Plant is uplit. Display looks more transparent.</span></div><h3>Broad color gamut of OLED makes content appear brighter</h3><p>OLED technology is recognized for its robust color performance. Compared to best-in-class LCD displays which achieve around 72% NTSC dolor space (a measure of the number of colors the display is cable of showing), OLED can achieve greater than 100%. This translates to brilliant reds, vibrant greens and vivid blues. The color performance of OLED technology combined with the peak brightness characteristics of the emissive display generates imagery that appears to be much brighter than what it actually is. That¡¯s because the human eye translates color as brightness. In a side-by-side comparison with a ¡°brighter¡± display, the transparent OLED display will look more vivid.</p><div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/438205/lookthru-red-head_730x548.jpg" alt="OLED display Greater than 100% NTSC" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">Greater than 100% NTSC</span></div><h3>Lifetime considerations</h3><p>The content selection for a transparent OLED display is an important consideration that directly affects image performance, power usage and product lifetime. With OLED technology, black pixels are at rest (low power, longer life) and blue color represents the highest energy use (and blue ages faster than other primaries). Therefore, it follows that the more pixels are at rest (by using black content), the less power will be used and the longer those pixels will last¡ªensuring the display remains transparent for a longer time.</p><p>Lifetime is related to hours of life for each pixel, so it is recommended that agencies, content developers and endusers keep content mostly black, ensure that the content is active and moving, and avoid content that is static so as not to damage the display with image retention.</p><h3>What is possible with transparent OLED displays?</h3><p>Since transparent OLED is quite clear, the fine details¡ªsuch as text on objects¡ªare easily legible behind the display. The ample clarity allows retail merchandisers and museum exhibit designers to place transparent OLED displays in front of products or artifacts without obscuring the view. In fact, the visibility through a transparent OLED display is a clear enough to see objects in the background distance. A person with 20/20 vision could look through such a display and easily read a sign over 30 feet away.</p><p>Viewers who look through the display from the back side will see content in reverse and observe that the brightness and contrast are lower. Objects or scenes located on the back side of the display become reflected on the screen when looking through the display from the reverse side. However, the reflected objects or scenes do not fully obscure content or the view through the display. As such, with a nearly 360-degree viewing angle possible, new opportunities in two-way display applications are possible.</p><div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/438202/lookthru-lipstick_730x473.jpg" alt="The view through a transparent OLED display from the back side" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">The view through a transparent OLED display from the back side reveals that content is reversed, and brightness and contrast are lower. Objects or scenes placed on the back side of the display are reflected on the screen but do not fully obscure content or the view through the display.</span></div><h3>A new world of design possibilities</h3><p>With striking new creations possible that previously were only seen in science fiction movies, transparent OLED displays allow designers to expand their imaginations¡ªand extend their ideas beyond the digital canvas. For example, when another electronic display is placed behind a transparent OLED display, a unique 3D layered effect is created, offering a wide range of exciting potential. Transparent OLED displays enable never-before-possible applications in digital signage that can be integrated into any environment where glass is used, such as room dividers, glass conference rooms, storefront windows, glass counters, museum exhibits, or ticket booths.</p><p>When specifying a transparent OLED display, the limitations of the technology are just as important to consider as the benefits. The best performance will be achieved when content developers, artists and programmers work closely with integrators to ensure that content utilizes high amounts of black in every frame (for maximum transparency and lifetime), is highly dynamic (no static logos or words), and makes use of ambient or spot lighting that can be orchestrated with screen content to create the most interesting effects.</p><p>With thoughtful design, transparent OLED displays offer limitless potential to modernize interiors with impactful color, striking graphics and text, and a wow-effect that can draw customers to engage. Whether used in stand-alone configurations or integrated into larger video wall arrays, the possibilities are boundless.</p><h3>Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Displays</h3><p>In 2015, Planar became the first to demonstrate and market a transparent OLED display line of products. The <a data-udi="umb://document/36fa61dde0ca411eb1efc863ba883e41" href="#" title="Planar ERO-OLED">Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED Display</a> allows both portrait and landscape modes and can be table-mounted, ceiling-mounted or built into custom fixtures using a straight flush-mount design. Available in a 55-inch display, the Planar LookThru offers vibrant colors at 120 percent NTSC performance and includes wide viewing angles with no off-axis contrast or brightness limitations. Full HD resolution delivers beautiful graphics and full-motion video.</p><div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/438203/lookthru-man-standing_730x493.jpg" alt="The Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED Display" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">The Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display features 6mm bezels on the top, right and left edges of the display, allowing for tiling.</span></div><p>The design flexibility and thin edges of the Planar LookThru enable tiling to create video arrays that meet the requirements for larger applications. The displays feature small bezels of only 6mm on the top, right and left edges for a nearly seamless solution.</p><p>To facilitate tiling, a range of accessories are available including four tiling components that protect display intersections as well as base plates for securing the displays to ceilings, tables and walls. To achieve the full experience, the video wall should be accompanied by a multi-channel video processor which can play back one video or content selection across multiple monitors assembled into a video wall.</p><p>The Planar LookThru utilizes proprietary<a data-udi="umb://document/0162199f85d34d51abfcbaa45b494c35" href="#" title="ERO"> Planar? ERO-OLED?</a> (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) technology featuring Corning Gorilla Glass. This high-durability surface can withstand the rigors of high-traffic environments. It also improves perceived contrast by more than 300 percent, making the display more readable and impactful even in bright public venues.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2019/3/11/video-art-installations-foster-immersive-experiences-and-stronger-connections/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Today¡¯s leading-edge display technologies offer much more than digital signage. As integrated technologies have progressed and the visual performance and adaptability of display systems have improved, video walls are now being employed as compelling mediums for displaying works of video art and creating artistic immersive environments.</p><p>By integrating original content, interactive software and responsive interfaces, as well as film, animation and storytelling, video art installations act as platforms for creating dynamic and engaging presentations.</p><p>¡°Designers are increasingly looking at video walls as flexible, digital canvases that offer boundless configurability,¡± said Jeremy Sternhagen, technical marketing manager with Planar. ¡°LED systems provide the biggest advantage in this regard with seamless image scalability and a nearly infinite number of canvas dimensions and orientations. And, as costs for video wall systems become more competitive, designers are opening their imaginations and not viewing technology as a barrier, but rather a tool.¡±</p><h3>A platform for social impact</h3><p>In the heart of New York City at a busy corner of Times Square, 12 ground-level windows of the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal have been transformed into a large interactive video wall installation that serves as a public platform to display cultural content, create social impact and deliver works of responsive art to mass audiences. The installation, called <a href="/case-studies/project/coolture-impact-at-times-square/" title="Coolture Impact">COOLTURE IMPACT</a>, is engineered with motion-responsive technology that allows people to make the video art installation come alive with their own movements. A wave of the hand is translated onto the display as a creative rendering that captures the person¡¯s gestures.</p><p>COOLTURE IMPACT is designed with an interactive framework software system developed by NoirFlux and a ZED 3D depth and motion sensing camera from Stereolabs. Specific responses to COOLTURE IMPACT¡¯s featured artwork programming are presented in real-time through <a data-udi="umb://document/f6557368d3e541f593cf88276828fbeb" href="/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" title="TVH">Planar? TVH Series fine pitch LED video walls</a> with a 2.5 millimeter pixel pitch (TVH2.5) from Planar.</p><p><a href="/case-studies/project/coolture-impact-at-times-square/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/437989/coolture-timessquare5.jpg" alt="COOLTURE IMPACT" data-udi="umb://media/08907affdf5043cfa5d1379aa7981e8a" /></a></p><p>¡°Unique video wall projects like COOLTURE IMPACT that infuse technological and cultural elements can create deeper connections with the audience¡ªa bond that is rarely achieved with mainstream digital signage solutions,¡± said Ana Calvo de Luis, founder and managing director at Coolture, a firm specializing in cultural and branding events in emblematic spaces and the driving force behind the project. ¡°The public has gotten used to the large digital signs that surround us in our daily interactions. Digital surfaces present a tremendous amount of information and tend to bombard us with all kinds of advertising. We are super connected, but that type of intense connectivity can certainly numb the audience into apathy and disinterest.¡±</p><p>What sets a video art installation apart is the genuine experience that can be inspired with the audience. ¡°In addition to triggering emotions, this digital art canvas with an interactive component presents the opportunity to develop a dialogue with the audience,¡± said Calvo de Luis. ¡°It¡¯s a new form of communication, one that creates engagement.¡±</p><p>Digital art projects bring together a multidisciplinary group of artists and professionals for collaboration. To create COOLTURE IMPACT, produced by non-profit Cultural Semiotic Alliance, Calvo de Luis assembled a team of video artists, filmmakers, interactive designers, software developers and engineers.</p><p>COOLTURE IMPACT functions as a platform for different presentations of dynamic, artistic content. The first featured presentation, called ¡°The Now,¡± offers a journey into magical worlds, hidden spaces and participatory environments. Created by Laia Cabrera &amp; Co., an award-winning team of film, animators and visual artists, in collaboration with immersive interactive artists NoirFlux and Karan Parikh, ¡°The Now¡± holds animated stories that are waiting to be told. With their motions, people can visually engage the various storylines, moving narratives forward through interaction.</p><p>The space in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal was an ideal setting for the project, Calvo de Luis noted, because of the sheer amount of activity¡ªmore than 250,000 commuters and up to 200,000 potential tourists pass by the area each day. ¡°This is a very busy and raw urban location. The project represents a way to bring positive light to the area,¡± she said.</p><p><a href="/case-studies/project/coolture-impact-at-times-square/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/437988/coolture-timessquare.jpg" alt="COOLTURE IMPACT" data-udi="umb://media/da47e0957f7545d0af975ceac858e25a" /></a></p><p>The positive impact of the project has been substantial. ¡°We can proudly say that the Port Authority, visitors to the site and especially neighbors in the area all speak highly of the installation,¡± Calvo de Luis said. ¡°The project also received 13 minutes of coverage on national TV, with 20 million viewers. And, after being placed on Google Maps, we had over 43,500 searches in three months, and over 62,500 in the last trimester.¡±</p><p>To create a compelling video art installation and provide around-the-clock operation in a public space, a high-quality video wall was essential. ¡°The Planar video wall has the brightness for visibility during the day and at night the installation looks simply incredible,¡± she said. ¡°As we continue to explore the boundaries of technology, cultural display, social interaction and branding content, we see many more opportunities for creating these unique kinds of interactive platforms. Art is the language and technology is the medium for communicating it.¡±</p><h3>Creative placemaking</h3><p>Another example of how digital wall technology and video artwork can combine in a beneficial and impactful way is a 60-foot-long, seven-foot high video wall installation at the <a href="/case-studies/project/the-baker-center/">Baker Center</a> in downtown Minneapolis. Installed in the lobby of the commercial office and retail complex as part of a $25 million facility renovation, the installation features a <a data-udi="umb://document/9fecd6fc9de047b0baff79f47852a60b" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall System</a> in a 15x3 configuration that is dedicated to video artwork.</p><p><a href="/case-studies/project/the-baker-center/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/437986/baker-center-1.jpg" alt="Baker Center" data-udi="umb://media/f5d4fd6a96f14d55ab2e49d2b8023448" /></a></p><p>During the planning phase of the video wall, the design team toured high-end media wall installations in New York City to develop a strategy for how the installation could be best utilized. Hans Okerstrom, general manager of the Baker Center and director of property management for the Minneapolis office of Transwestern, the Baker Center¡¯s property management group, said the tour enabled them to realize that a video wall at the Baker Center needed to be more than a media advertising billboard.</p><p>¡°Instead, we wanted an installation that could be utilized as a digital art canvas for enriching the lobby environment and providing outreach to the public,¡± Okerstrom said.</p><p>This approach is akin to ¡®creative placemaking,¡¯ which leverages arts, culture and creativity to serve a community¡¯s interest while building character and quality of place, according to Paul Krumrich, president of audio-visual designer and integrator Spye, which managed all aspects of the media wall project.</p><p><a href="/case-studies/project/the-baker-center/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/437987/baker-center-5.jpg" alt="Baker Center" data-udi="umb://media/5642a4ea15fc43dc92a9678008738078" /></a></p><p>Spye, which maintains an internal creative division, produced a video art concept to show for the unveiling of the new video wall. The video portraiture, called ¡°Faces,¡± highlights the cultural diversity of Minneapolis and features up-close footage of residents from a variety of ethnic backgrounds who react to different stimuli. Planar technology proved to be instrumental for supporting the intended effect of the digital artwork, with the clarity of the video wall allowing the intimate sense of each person¡¯s personality to come through, Krumrich said.</p><p>Since dedicating the new media wall to video art, further content opportunities have begun to emerge through promising collaborations with Minneapolis¡¯s art community. ¡°Treating the media wall as a public art canvas has been very beneficial in terms of forging connections with the city¡¯s art institutes and galleries,¡± Okerstrom said. ¡°We see tremendous potential for developing programs to feature digital artwork and really celebrate the creative talent we have here locally.¡±</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/11/20/design-your-next-video-wall-project-with-the-next-generation-calculator/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>When trying to determine what video wall technology or models best fit, manufacturer¡¯s video wall design tools have become a necessary. Since 2014, Planar has been leading the way in developing and delivering industry-leading free, easy-to-use online Video Wall Calculators that simplify the video wall selection process by enabling users to easily configure video walls, preview it and download the results complete with specification data, installation diagrams and custom renderings.</p><p>Planar recently launched the <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.planar.com/products/video-walls/calculator/" target="_blank" title="Leyard and Planar Video Wall Calculator">Next-Generation Video Wall Calculator</a> that builds upon the success of Planar¡¯s Clarity Matrix and LED Video Wall Calculators, with new important new features and enhancements including:</p><ul><li>Ability to design and compare <a rel="noopener noreferrer" data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e" href="/products/led-video-walls/" target="_blank" title="LED Video Walls">LED</a> and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" data-udi="umb://document/de95b2f510c94a5f9b9400f40d37d461" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/" target="_blank" title="LCD Video Walls">LCD</a> products in a single Calculator</li><li>Incorporation of Augmented Reality (AR) to visualize designs in real spaces by simply uploading a photo</li><li>Mobile-friendly for easier use on tables and smart phones</li><li>Improved and more modern user interface</li></ul><p>Planar understands the value of these design tools and are committed to leading the industry in developing video wall design tools that simply, The new Video Wall Calculator includes key Planar LCD and LED video wall product lines, with more LED product lines coming in early 2019.</p><p>Check out a video demonstration of the Next-Gen Video Wall Calculator or <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.planar.com/products/video-walls/calculator/" target="_blank" title="Leyard &amp; Planar Video Wall Calculator">try it out now</a>!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/279706793?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/8/14/incorporating-avixa-ansi-audio-visual-standards-into-your-projects/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Current building designs include more complex audio visual technology than ever before, and this increases the burden on designers to elevate their IQ in AV. There can be large repercussions to AV design problems or specifying the wrong technology. Fortunately, tremendous resources are available and a great deal of work has been done to develop standards to guide the AV design process.</p><p>The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) facilitates voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that impact business in nearly every sector, including AV.</p><p>AVIXA (formerly InfoComm) is the leading resource for AV performance standards. The AVIXA Standards Committee along with over 700 volunteers support development of these standards. According to AVIXA, <em>¡°These standards support technology design and procedures that focus on reliability, competency and success. This collection will help you access new markets, reduce cost, decrease project complexity, be more productive, and reduce risk.¡±</em></p><p>There are several published AV standards that architects and consultants should be aware of and utilize in the design process. The list includes such topics as AV-specific architectural drawing symbols, guidelines for systems design and coordination processes, AV systems energy management, and standards for display size and projected image system contrast ratio. There are numerous active task groups developing new standards for topics such as AV rack design, AV network security, and videoconferencing lighting.</p><p>AVIXA also offers resources such as AV best practices, BIM parameters, documentation samples, and various AV / IT handbooks. They even offer quizzes on standards to keep you sharp. The AVIXA ANSI Standards are available for purchase, and discounts are available to AVIXA members.</p><p>As AVIXA members, Planar encourages designers to familiarize themselves with the AVIXA ANSI Standards and put them into practice. They represent ANSI¡¯s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process, so you know you can rely on them. Using these standards is also good for your bottom line. Using these standards is also good for your bottom line and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://standardsboostbusiness.org/default.aspx" target="_blank" title="Standards Boost Business">boost business</a>.?</p><p><em><strong>AVIXA ANSI Standards Useful Links:</strong></em></p><ul><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/standards" target="_blank" title="AVIXA AV Standards Page">AVIXA AV Standards page</a></li><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/insight/videoclips/Details/av-standards-a-meticulous-measurement" target="_blank" title="Benefits of AV Standards Video">Benefits of AV Standards Video</a></li><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://view.flipdocs.com/html5/?id=10001172_396277&amp;P=0" target="_blank" title="2018 Catalog of AV Standards">2018 Catalog of AV Standards</a></li><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/standards/current-standards" target="_blank" title="Complete List of AVIXA Standards">Complete List of AVIXA Standards</a></li><li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/standards/get-involved" target="_blank" title="Join a Standards Task Group">Join a Standards Task Group</a></li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/6/27/top-4-digital-signage-display-trends/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Digital signage displays are delivering the promise of higher engagement in various industries from advertising, transportation, entertainment, education, healthcare, and more. The industry's growth is rapidly evolving due to technological advanced in displays and declining hardware costs. According to ReportBuyer, Asia is expected to have the highest growth rate from 2017 to 2022, partly due to increasing incomes, internet penetration, and urbanization.</p><p>With the digital signage global market set for continued growth, here are some insights and analysis of current top digital signage trends.</p><h3>Interactive Multi-touch</h3><p>Simply defined, interactive multi-touch displays allow multiple users to simultaneously interact with the video wall without affecting others. Interactive multi-touch displays can help deliver immersive physical environments with digital signage for several users at the same time -- either interacting with content individually or in collaboration.</p><p>An examples of use cases include business presentations and educational environments such as classrooms and museums. Planar has recently installed an interactive multi-touch display at Seattle's Space Needle to augment user engagement.</p><p>Considerations for interactive multi-touch:</p><ul><li>Look for a display with up to 32 simultaneous touch points. Currently, this is the trending industry maximum.</li><li>Select a solution with innovative response time and optical recognition system, which can tell how many people (users) and guess how many are male or female.</li><li>Consider a vendor who can scale to support the specific display wall size you need.</li></ul><h3>Durable Digital Displays</h3><p>Another trend worth noting is the increase of durable digital displays, which are displays that were created to withstand environmental elements (i.e. outdoors) or have a tough impact screen.</p><p>Durable digital displays have been recently deployed as outdoor displays in airport, bus and train terminals. Use cases include informational displays as well as advertising, but overall, these displays were designed to be more rugged. A recent design trend is that these durable digital displays may also feature technology to be bright enough to stand out among bright environments.</p><p>When considering durable digital displays, ask the vendor about:</p><ul><li>IP rating</li><li>Weather protection</li><li>Temperature ranges</li><li>Level of ruggedness for impact resistance</li><li>Optical characteristics of the ruggedized material</li></ul><h3>Creative Installation</h3><p>Display ubiquity is the industry trend of finding creative ways to install digital signage displays; for example, some displays have been installed on ceilings, floors, hanging and outside of windows.</p><p>A possible driver of this trend -- besides creative thinking of where to install the display -- is that the technology is making displays more moveable and lightweight, which is ideal for hanging and placement in unique areas. Display manufacturers are also creating displays that curve, can wrap around columns or come in vertical or horizontal "ribbon" shapes.</p><h3>Larger Wall Display Sizes</h3><p>Today, we are seeing the trend of large seamless video walls. What's driving this trend? We see that LED is one of the main reasons for powering this technology and advancing this trend. Overall, large wall display sizes are augmenting the "Wow!" factor.</p><p>Considerations when selecting a vendor:</p><ul><li>Look for a provider that has the experience and expertise with seamless, ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video walls</li><li>Select a solution with the narrowest LCD bezels with the slimmest installation depths</li><li>Ask the provider about image quality</li><li>Ask the vendor if the display is energy/power efficient</li></ul><h3>Conclusion</h3><p>These are just a few of the digital signage trends we see making an impact on the market. Our industry is at an exciting time and Planar is looking forward to innovating not only for our customers and partners, but to push the industry forward. Looking for more information and examples on the trends covered? Be sure to <a data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b" href="#" title="Contact">contact Planar today</a> for more insights!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/5/29/interactive-whiteboards-for-the-classroom/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>An interactive whiteboard is a powerful instructional tool, allowing content to be displayed and manipulated on a touch screen. Virtually any form of media can be incorporated into presentations to create a collaborative space for presenters and the audience. As a teaching instrument, an interactive whiteboard allows for visual, auditory and tactile learning. Presentations featuring interactive whiteboards are thus compelling ways to facilitate knowledge absorption and skills application for all types of learners. Interactive whiteboards can be used in any instructional setting, such classrooms, boardrooms, work groups, training sessions or coaching presentations.</p><h3>How An Interactive Whiteboard Facilitates Learning</h3><p>An interactive whiteboard is an extremely flexible tool that allows multiple users to interact with different types of media at once. Practically limitless in instruction opportunities, some of the key innovative elements of an interactive whiteboard include:</p><ul><li>Drawing over particular elements in a presentation</li><li>Adding notations or labels to visuals</li><li>Taking notes during brainstorming sessions</li><li>Swiping through, zooming in on or moving images</li><li>Demonstrating software</li><li>Using applications or browsing the web</li><li>Playing or recording video and audio</li><li>Saving work for dispersal</li></ul><p>In practice, a presenter illustrating software, for example, can run the program and interact with it by touching the board to highlight and annotate its features. Or during a medical lecture, the instructor can display anatomical photographs and add in labels and other notes to emphasize certain body parts. The images and notes from the presentations can then be saved and uploaded to a virtual classroom or printed out in hard copy.</p><h3>Campus and Business Applications</h3><p>Large format LCD touch screens are essentially large interactive whiteboards, and are part and parcel to a technology-centric, forward-looking campus. Featured in classrooms, auditoriums or collaborative learning spaces, LCD touch screens transform how information and ideas are presented to students and shared between faculty members. Interactive touch screens can also serve public interface purposes, highlighting important information about the university or college to visitors. As a tool that promotes dynamic research and learning on campus, a large format LCD touch screen helps attract talented students and faculty.</p><p>Similarly, LCD touch screens in business applications enhance and ease the way groups communicate. This technology can be harnessed to clarify a company¡¯s message, motivate the audience, and improve brand image. Whether the setting is an internal company meeting or a presentation to investors or other collaborators, a large format touch screen encourages participation, information-retention, and quite simply, has a certain wow factor.</p><h3>Innovative Large Format LCD Touch Screens</h3><p>Touch screens vary considerably in the marketplace, particularly in their resolution and touch capabilities. Planar, an industry leader in touch screen technology, offers cutting-edge large format LCD touch screens with exceptional image quality and multi-touch capabilities for multi-user applications.</p><p>Planar¡¯s commercial large format LCD displays include <a data-udi="umb://document/62227ff5f9eb4dc287ac81ba3cdafff7" href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">UltraRes Touch 4K Series</a>, <a data-udi="umb://document/a45a72a9eeee4545b4e4cff49bbaa698" href="/products/large-format-displays/qe/" title="QE">QE-Series</a>, <a data-udi="umb://document/0987db9ef9704b0f880f4fd494134979" href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP">EP-Series</a>, and <a data-udi="umb://document/90491d505b9042379e86ed8ee8483458" href="#" title="PS">PS-Series</a>. The models range in size, price, functionality, and features; yet, each are designed with thin mounting depths to complement spatial requirements, and built to meet demanding applications and performance needs. Additionally, the stunning visual quality of the displays make an incomparable visual experience.</p><p>Some key features available on all or some of these models include:</p><ul><li>Ultra HD resolution</li><li>Superior 4K video performance and compatibility</li><li>Landscape and portrait flexibility 24/7 continuous operation design</li><li>Fanless, whisper-quiet power source with back-up power redundancy</li><li><a data-udi="umb://document/0ba4aa8bf26a463497d416533cc453ba" href="#" title="MediaPlex">Planar MediaPlex? Plus</a>?processing for simultaneous multi-source viewing in various layouts, including saved configurations for quick recall</li><li><a data-udi="umb://document/0162199f85d34d51abfcbaa45b494c35" href="#" title="ERO">Extended Ruggedness and Optics? (ERO)</a> featuring an optically-bonded glass front for added protection and enhanced image clarity</li></ul><h3>Case Studies of Planar Whiteboard Technology</h3><p>To give you a sense of how Planar whiteboard technology can be applied to your university or business environment, below are recent case studies.</p><p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/case-studies/project/mentor-automotive-lab/" target="_blank" title="Mentor Automotive Lab Case Study">Mentor Automotive</a> four 84¡± Planar UltraRes Touch 4K LCD displays are featured in a demonstration room where employees can give presentations and visitors can engage with educational and marketing content.</p><p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/case-studies/project/university-of-oregon-hatfield-dowlin-complex/" target="_blank" title="University of Oregon Case Study">University of Oregon</a> -?more than 60 Planar displays and monitors are used in various athletic spaces, including athlete¡¯s lounges, locker rooms,?and coaching classrooms. Planar EP-Series, Planar PS-Series and 70-inch and 80-inch Planar UltraLux LCD displays, many with touch and multi-touch capability, are implemented throughout the area.</p><p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/case-studies/project/clemson-university/" target="_blank" title="Clemson University Case Study">Clemson University</a> in the four-story Watt Family Innovation Center, Planar displays can be found on nearly every level of the building, including the main lobby, the building¡¯s command and control center, the brand center, an emergency response room, classrooms, the main auditorium,?breakout rooms and collaboration spaces, and the facility¡¯s board room. Nearly 200 Planar displays are featured, including the Clarity? Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall, the Clarity? Matrix 3D LCD Video Wall,?Planar UltraRes Series 4K LCD displays and Planar PS Series HD LCD displays.</p><h3>Speak to an Interactive Whiteboard Specialist Today</h3><p>Is your organization ready for state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard technology? If so, <a data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b" href="#" title="Contact">contact us</a> to receive a quote or have your questions answered by our team of interactive video wall specialists.</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/5/25/featured-case-study-amazon-understory-at-the-spheres/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Amazon is now the third most valuable company in the world, and as comes with the territory of being a disruptor with a lot of money, they¡¯re doing some very interesting things with their newest corporate headquarters addition; The Spheres. Aptly named, the building is essentially three inter-connecting spheres, but the catch is they house over 40,000 plants from all over the world.</p><p>Clearly needing a way to exhibit this radical new space, Amazon teamed up with local Seattle companies to design a corporate visitor center called Understory. Understory is a free, public space where people can come and learn about the science, engineering, and plants behind The Spheres.</p><p>The central media installation in Understory is comprised of a large, 18 foot by 10 foot LED Video Wall, surrounded by 11 three foot by 10 foot LED Columns; all of which are made up of <a rel="noopener" data-udi="umb://document/a8403363954041f48ea08345b70d92f8" href="/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cla/" target="_blank" title="CarbonLight CLA Series">Planar? CarbonLight? CLA Series</a> LED. CarbonLight CLA Series is a line of fine pitch LED which supports curved installations in concave, convex, or wave formations. These LED Video Walls provide a markedly immersive 360-degree experience for guests who are eager to learn more about The Spheres.</p><p>In addition to the Video Walls, five modular exhibits around Understory feature Planar? PT3290PW 32-inch touch screen monitors alongside a physical interactive to teach guests about additional topics related to Amazon, The Spheres, and Understory.</p><p>See more pictures and read the full Amazon Understory at The Spheres Installation Profile.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/5/10/featured-case-study-troy-university/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Troy University is a state school in Troy, Alabama. As is common for Higher Education institutions these days, one of their biggest problems is how to appeal to incoming students. As incoming freshman get younger and younger (okay, who am I kidding, it¡¯s really just the rest of us getting older and older), their familiarity with digital devices is skyrocketing; as of 2016, the average child gets their first smartphone when they¡¯re just 10 years old!</p><p>As part of a $2 million remodel of their Welcome Center, Troy University wanted to make sure they were offering an engaging, high-end technology experience. In order to deliver a wow factor that would appeal to the social-media, digital-entrenched younger generation, the highlight of the new design is a large, 6x2 <a data-udi="umb://document/25bb9921761848a9be2cd00658e6afa2" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/multitouch/" title="MultiTouch">Clarity? Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall System</a>.</p><p>The multi-touch capable LCD Video Wall is used to show event information and other promotional content about the University, but can also split into three interactive screens for visitors to explore a host of content and information about the university¡¯s history and current programs.</p><p>The Video Wall also has a focus on social media, allowing prospective students to take a ¡®selfie¡¯ and share it on their social media platform of choice.</p><p>¡°We want every visitor to realize that Troy University can be a great fit for them and the video wall really allows potential new students to connect with the campus and the people,¡± said Dendy Moseley, associate director of enrollment management. ¡°The quality experience provided by the video wall immediately sets the tone for the quality of our institution.¡±</p><p>See more pictures and read the full <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/troy-university/" title="Troy University Case Study">Troy University Installation Profile</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/4/26/create-the-ideal-conference-room-setup/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>A conference room is where innovations are developed, ideas are shared, and deals are brokered. With a well-designed layout, a meeting room optimizes learning among participants, makes them comfortable, and sparks collaboration. Most importantly, the right conference room setup supports the purpose of a meeting.</p><p>When determining your conference room setup style, a first concern is the meeting¡¯s objectives. For example, brainstorming sessions will benefit from a different layout than a presentation with limited attendee participation.</p><p>Some basics common to all conference room layouts regardless of meeting purpose include:</p><ul><li>Seating arrangements</li><li>Video displays</li><li>Power supply</li><li>Lighting</li><li>Acoustics</li><li>Furniture, such as storage space or lecterns</li><li>Art and decor</li><li>Branding objectives</li></ul><p>The first three in this list - seating arrangements, video screens and power supply - are the key facilitators of meeting room communications, and are arguably the most important. We¡¯ll take a closer look at these below.</p><h2>Seating Arrangements</h2><p>Seating configurations help direct audience attention to certain focal points, and encourage or discourage audience interaction. Your conference room setup style will depend on audience size and their relationship to each other and the presentation. Five popular seating configurations are:</p><ol><li>Boardroom style This formation puts a single table in the middle of the room with attendees seated at all sides. This setting is suited for interactive sessions that require workspace for participants and a clear visual line between participants to encourage communication. It is also frequently used as a video conference room layout.</li><li>U-Shape Placing tables in a U formation with chairs placed on the outside of the table is ideally suited for for smaller audiences of 25 or less. This setup style is ideal for discussion groups with a presenter and video presentation.</li><li>Classroom style When attendees will be working on laptops or taking notes, a classroom configuration is usually preferred. Rows of tables and chairs are lined up facing the front of the room. A classroom configuration also facilitates dialogue between the presenter and audience.</li><li>Theatre style Usually reserved for larger groups listening to a presenter, this configuration involves simply lining up chairs in rows facing the front of the room without tables. Attendees typically do not need to interact or take notes.</li><li>Banquet style Events with seated dining can benefit from a banquet setup that allows participants to divide their attention between each other and a presentation. This configuration has rows of tables running parallel with each other and perpendicular to the front of the room. In this way, attendees are mostly focused on each other, but can easily see and hear the information being presented.</li></ol><h2>Video Displays</h2><p>Given its essential uses for information-sharing, collaboration, and integration with teleconferencing systems, a video display is a requirement in most meeting spaces. Screen size is one of the first decisions to make when determining your display needs and will largely be based on the dimensions of the room. A <a data-udi="umb://document/7a3b12988dab423ba9b4a0e06a00c340" href="/products/large-format-displays/" title="Large Format Displays">large format LCD display</a> can effectively communicate information and enhance the ambience of a smaller conference room. Alternatively, <a data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e" href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">LED</a> or <a data-udi="umb://document/de95b2f510c94a5f9b9400f40d37d461" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/" title="LCD Video Walls">LCD</a> video walls can fill a large conference space, delivering seamless, high-quality images that look great from any seat.</p><p>Video displays and walls are available in a range of functionality and features. Consider the following when selecting your video display or video wall:</p><ul><li>Enhanced image clarity that provides an exceptional visual experience for the audience</li><li>Touch models that support audience interactions</li><li>Thin installation and flexible mounting depths that make the most of spatial requirements</li><li>Demanding application designs to support virtually any presentation need</li><li>Lasting durability for years of reliable use</li><li>Smart power management that ensures continuous operation</li><li>Designs that make installation, servicing and monitoring simple</li><li>Video walls with embedded video processing for scaling across part or all of the wall</li></ul><p>Leyard and Planar, industry innovators in video display and walls, offer a series of models that incorporate these and other characteristics to facilitate conference room communication in way that is streamlined, dependable, impressive, and stylish.</p><h2>Power Supply</h2><p>Power supply is a crucial but sometimes overlooked part of the conference room setup puzzle. Fewer things are more frustrating during a meeting than when it is held up due to an avoidable power supply oversight. To be prepared, ensure that the power supply to your video display is as close to fail proof as possible. Leyard and Planar video display and wall models are available with power redundancies to help ensure continual operation. Additionally, many models are designed with superior thermal control, allowing for ultra-quiet operation without fans and reduced points of failure. For mission-critical uses, other Leyard and Planar models, such as <a data-udi="umb://document/9fecd6fc9de047b0baff79f47852a60b" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix G3</a>, rely on Remote Power Supply (RPS). RPS features n+1 hot-swappable redundant power supplies, redundant AC input circuitry, minimized thermal stress, and status monitoring capabilities.</p><p>Besides the video display power supply, there should be enough electrical outlets available for the presenter and attendees. Multiple outlets may need to be added for appropriate power distribution in the form of desktop outlets or surge protectors that are placed strategically in the room. Securing and hiding cables from foot traffic is a good idea too. Cable protectors and wire looms are two ways to bundle and protect cables and wiring, while creating a safer and neater environment for attendees.</p><h2>Speak to a Video Conference Room Layout Specialist Today</h2><p>If you are looking for more information on how a Planar or Leyard video display or video wall can take your meeting room to the next level, <a data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b" href="#" title="Contact">contact us today</a>. A video conference room layout specialist can answer your questions or give you a quote on a model that works in your meeting space.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/4/12/featured-case-study-rtl-tele-letzebuerg/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>To coincide with our participation in NAB 2018, this week¡¯s featured case study is an excellent installation of fine pitch <a data-udi="umb://document/f6557368d3e541f593cf88276828fbeb" href="/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" title="TVH"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Leyard? TVH Series</span></a> LED Video Walls at RTL T¡¡l¡¡ Letzebuerg¡¯s new broadcast facility in Luxembourg. The remarkable facility includes multiple soundproof radio and sound studios as well as new state-of-the-art television studios.</p><p>Along with other cutting-edge technical equipment, two video walls of fine pitch Leyard TVH 1.6mm pixel pitch LED, one 12.8 x 1.8 meters and one 2.0 x 1.8 meters, were integrated to be used as backdrops for multiple daily programmes. You can see for yourself, they look great and the whole studio has a very futuristic, technical aesthetic.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/media/437569/_dsc8153-pano.jpg" target="_blank" title="RTL Tele Pano"><img style="align: middle;" src="/media/437569/_dsc8153-pano.jpg?width=500&amp;height=184.63541666666669" alt="RTL Tele Letzeburg Video Wall" align="middle" data-udi="umb://media/7f7a4dadf3ad400fbf4d1dafe4bcd9cc" /></a></p><p>Leyard TVH is a perfect fit for broadcast studios due to its unique matte black mask, which prevents any reflections off of the video walls from studio lighting. Additionally, the 1.6mm pixel pitch was chosen to prevent the moir¡¡ effect you¡¯ve probably seen when filming digital displays. If you don¡¯t know what I¡¯m talking about, bust out your camera phone and point it at the monitor you¡¯re reading this on (unless you¡¯re reading this on your phone, in which case, bust out your second cell phone and point it at your first). See those odd sort of geometric patterns? That¡¯s the moir¡¡ effect, which is obviously not something any broadcast studio wants to see on their set.</p><p>You might also have noticed the LED walls curve relatively sharply in a couple places. The small 19¡± diagonal of the fine pitch Leyard TVH cabinets allowed integrator SIGHT to install the LED video walls seamlessly along those curves so they can be filmed from multiple angles.</p><p>See more pictures and read the full <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/rtl-tele-letzebuerg/" title="RTL T¡¡l¡¡ Letzebuerg Profile">RTL T¡¡l¡¡ Letzebuerg profile</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/2/28/displayport-14-vs-hdmi-21/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<h3>A closer look at both DisplayPort 1.4 spec, and the newly ratified HDMI 2.1 spec to see the difference between them</h3><p><img style="float: right;" src="/media/437407/displayport-vs-hdmi.png" alt="DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1" data-udi="umb://media/18fc3f6538234d11a029bae710e2e1d4" />Both HDMI and DisplayPort can send high-definition digital video and audio from a source device to a display. Each format has had various updates and versions over time, but with the introduction of HDMI 2.1, it¡¯s a good time to provide an update on the current standards involved in both.? ?We will be taking a closer look at both DisplayPort 1.4 spec, and the newly ratified HDMI 2.1 spec to see the difference between them.</p><p>The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) specification was conceived over 10 years ago by a consortium of Hitachi, Panasonic, Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba. Any device manufacturers who include HDMI ports on their products must pay a royalty for each to <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.hdmi.org/" target="_blank">HDMI Licensing, LLC</a>.</p><p>The DisplayPort specification was developed in 2006 by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), a large consortium of manufacturers to replace the much older VGA and DVI standards used primarily for computer displays. DisplayPort is a royalty-free product.</p><p>HDMI connectors have 19 pins and are most commonly seen in three sizes: Type A (standard HDMI), Type C (mini HDMI), and Type D (micro HDMI). Of these, Type A is by far the most common. Most HDMI connectors use friction to keep the plug inserted into the socket, but some vendors have developed proprietary locking mechanisms designed to prevent the cable from pulling loose.</p><p>DisplayPort connectors have 20 pins and are available in two sizes: DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort. Though most full-size DisplayPort connectors have a locking mechanism that prevents them from being disconnected accidentally, the official spec does not require that feature.</p><p><img style="float: right; width: 300px;" src="/media/437408/cables.jpg?width=300" alt="Cables" data-udi="umb://media/2e60ac66dd804a2aa34bb31c98783681" />Turning our attention to cables, we see a distinct difference between HDMI and DisplayPort. HDMI has had 5 different standards for cables over the years it has been available. Today, the typical HDMI cable is manufactured under the ¡°High Speed¡± HDMI certification, and then labeled with the HDMI spec the cable is capable of. Sadly, there are many issues with mislabeling, adherence to standards, and poor manufacturing quality. This can lead to problems including visual and audio glitches, artifacts, and audio/video synchronization problems. HDMI doesn¡¯t define a maximum cable length, rather a performance specification that de-facto defines a cable length to meet. HDMI signals can also be run over CAT 5 or CAT 6 cable (for distances of up to 164 feet), over coaxial cable (for up to 300 feet), or over fiber (for more than 328 feet), according to HDMI Licensing LLC. Using technologies like HDBase-T can enable extension of HDMI up to 100m using category cable.</p><p>DisplayPort simplifies it by having just two cable types, standard and mini. Like HDMI, DisplayPort can also carry multichannel digital audio. Unlike HDMI, DisplayPort can¡¯t carry Ethernet (for data networking), and the standard doesn¡¯t have an audio return channel (often abbreviated as ARC). With DisplayPort, adapters are your friends! You can connect a DisplayPort source to a VGA display with a simple adapter. You can also connect a DisplayPort source to a single-link DVI or HDMI display with adapters.?A passive copper DisplayPort cable can support extremely high data rates (a video resolution of up to 3840x2160) over a length of 6.5 feet. If you need to run the cable up to 50 feet, the standard says you¡¯ll be limited to 1080p resolution¡ªbut the spec is conservative, and in practice that?50-foot cable can carry enough data to support resolutions as high as 2560x1600. Using an active copper DisplayPort cable, drawing power from the DisplayPort connector to operate a signal amplifier embedded in the connector, it can carry video with a resolution of 2560x1600 over a 65-foot cable. Of course, fiber DisplayPort cables can be hundreds of feet long.</p><p>Looking at video streams, HDMI can handle a single video and audio stream, so it can drive only one display at a time. For single display use that is fine, but many people use more than one display such as a <a data-udi="umb://document/872268d86e2842c48f09bb0345ec4185" href="/products/video-walls/" title="Video Walls">videowall</a>. On the other hand, a single DisplayPort interface can support up to four monitors at 1920x1200-pixel resolution each, or two monitors at 2560x1600-pixel resolution, with each display receiving independent audio and video streams. And since some GPUs can support multiple DisplayPort interfaces, you can daisy-chain compatible monitors to connect as many as six displays to one source.</p><p>HDMI was designed primarily for consumer-electronics applications: Despite the confusing cable specifications, it does things that DisplayPort can¡¯t. Meanwhile, VESA designed DisplayPort to be the ultimate display interface for computers, so it complements rather than replaces HDMI.</p><h3>DisplayPort 1.4</h3><p><img style="float: right; width: 300px;" src="/media/437404/displayport-cable.png?width=300" alt="DisplayPort 1.4 Cable diagram" />The most recent version of the DisplayPort standard that has been published by VESA is 1.4. This is the first major update since version 1.3 was released back in 2014. This is the first version to take advantage of VESA¡¯s Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology. DSC version 1.2 transport enables up to 3:1 compression ratio and has been found to be visually lossless.</p><p>Being a packet-based extensible protocol for transporting video and audio data, DisplayPort¡¯s flexibility has enabled its adaptation into embedded displays, and incorporation into other connectors like the new reversible USB Type-C interface and Thunderbolt. Its Multi-Stream Transport (MST) capability enables high-resolution support of multiple monitors on a single display interface.</p><p>DP 1.3 increased the maximum link bandwidth to 32.4 Gbps, this was a 50-percent increase over the previous DP 1.2a specification. The new link rate increased the uncompressed display resolution support up to 5K x 3K (5120¡Á2880), and upped the MST resolution, enabling simultaneous use of two 4K UHD monitors, each with a pixel resolution of 3840¡Á2160, when using VESA Coordinated Video Timing.</p><p>In DP 1.4 the use of video transport compression enhances the ability to take advantage of the USB Type-C connector, enabling both high-definition video and SuperSpeed USB, while also facilitating High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K video across the DisplayPort or USB-C connector. Examples of increased display resolution with the new standard include 8Kp60Hz HDR deep color and 4Kp120Hz HDR deep color.</p><p>Other key new features include:</p><ul><li>Forward Error Correction FEC addresses the transport error resiliency needed for compressed video transport to external displays.</li><li>HDR metadata transport, inherent in the DisplayPort standard, provides support that is useful for DP to HDMI 2.0a protocol conversion. It also provides a flexible metadata packet transport for future dynamic HDR standards.</li><li>Expanded audio transport This spec extension covers capabilities such as 32 audio channels, 1536kHz sample rate, and inclusion of all known audio formats.</li></ul><p>According to VESA Board Chair Alan Kobayashi, ¡°New applications are demanding displays with better resolution, wider color gamut, and increased dynamic range. Consumers and others are also recognizing the value and ease-of-use associated with running multiple displays on one interface, which is another area we addressed in this new release with MST improvements. We believe the tools provided in this new DP standard release will enable a quantum leap forward in display quality, which leverage DSC compression along with transport of high-quality audio and video content.¡±</p><h3>HDMI 2.1</h3><p><img style="float: right; width: 300px;" src="/media/437405/hdmi-cables.png?width=300" alt="HDMI 2.1 Cable" data-udi="umb://media/7e812b9bdf4e48298f1a5f17d579e0df" />The most recent update of the HDMI specification is version 2.1, and it has forward thinking implications beyond our common requirements today.? It supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, and resolutions all the way up to 10K. Significantly, dynamic HDR formats are also supported, and bandwidth capability is increased up to 48Gbps.</p><p>To facilitate the 48Gbps bandwidth is the new Ultra-High-Speed HDMI Cable. This ensures high-bandwidth capability is delivered including uncompressed 8K video with HDR. The cable features low electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and reduces interference with nearby wireless devices. The cable is backwards compatible and can be used with the existing installed base of HDMI devices.</p><p>HDMI Specification 2.1 highlights include:</p><ul><li>Support for higher video resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz for ¡°immersive viewing and smooth fast-action detail¡±. There is also support for resolutions up to 10K for future use in commercial AV and specialty applications.<ul><li>Supported resolutions and frame rates:<ul><li>4K50/60</li><li>4K100/120</li><li>5K50/60</li><li>5K100/120</li><li>8K50/60</li><li>8K100/120</li><li>10K50/60</li><li>10K100/120</li></ul></li><li>Dynamic HDR support ensures the transference of proper values on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider color gamuts including BT.2020 with 10, 12, and 16 bits per color component.</li><li>The Ultra-High-Speed HDMI Cable supports 48G bandwidth for uncompressed video and features low EMI in the process. The cable is also backwards compatible and can be used with existing HDMI devices. Cable length depends on the cable manufacturer. It is likely the maximum lengths for passive cables will be approximately 2 to 3 meters.</li><li>Compression: The specification supports both uncompressed and compressed modes. Manufacturers can implement either or both modes. The specification incorporates VESA DSC 1.2a link compression, which is a visually lossless compression scheme. VESA DSC 1.2a also can be used to obtain higher resolutions than 8K60/4:2:0/10-bit color, such as 8K60 RGB, 8K120 and even 10K120. VESA DSC 1.2a also supports 4Kp50/60 with the benefit of enabling operation at much lower link rates.<ul><li>The designations are:<ul><li>4K120A supports uncompressed mode</li><li>4K120B supports compressed mode</li><li>4K120AB supports both</li><li>8K60A supports uncompressed mode</li><li>8K60B supports compressed mode</li><li>8K60AB supports both</li></ul></li><li>Enhanced refresh rate support provides an added level of smooth/seamless motion and transitions for all types of video. They include:<ul><li>Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing</li><li>Quick Media Switching (QMS) eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.</li><li>Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.</li><li>Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.</li></ul></li><li>In terms of audio, eARC ensures full compatibility between audio devices and upcoming HDMI 2.1 products. It simplifies connectivity, ease of use, and supports the most advanced audio formats to provide the highest audio quality.</li></ul></li></ul></li></ul><p>Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification is backward compatible with earlier versions of the specification and is available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters.</p><p>One thing we must add, is that adherence to the HDMI specification does not necessarily imply that a given product supports all features of that spec. Manufacturers have the choice on whether to support each part of the standard. You could have an HDMI 2.1 compliant product, which would imply 4K support¡­ but the actual device may not support 4K at all. This is true of many of the features within the HDMI spec. This means that you must be very cautious when selecting equipment using HDMI and verify that it has the support you need, from resolution, refresh, color, HDR, and audio.</p><p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p><p>HDMI was primarily designed for consumer-electronics applications. For those applications it simply does some things that DisplayPort can¡¯t, notwithstanding the confusing cable specifications and options.</p><p>On the other hand, VESA designed DisplayPort to be the ultimate display interface for computers, so in some senses it complements rather than replaces HDMI. The fact that DisplayPort supports multiple displays and its ability to connect to nearly any other type of monitor with an inexpensive adapter give it greater flexibility than HDMI possesses especially for commercial applications. The locking feature on the full DP connector is also a big plus for some.</p><p>Begin by understanding both DisplayPort and HDMI and their differences and then look for better displays, desktop PCs, and all-in-one PCs that will support DisplayPort in addition to HDMI. This give you latitude and the best of both worlds.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2018/2/23/what-is-pixel-pitch-and-why-does-it-matter/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="col-2"><h3>What is pixel pitch?</h3><p>Pixel pitch describes the density of the pixels (LED clusters) on an <a data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e" href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">LED display</a> and correlates with resolution. Sometimes referred to as pitch or dot pitch, the pixel pitch is the distance in millimeters from the center of a pixel to the center of the adjacent pixel. Since pixel pitch indicates the amount of space between two pixels, a smaller pixel pitch means there is less empty space between pixels. This equates to higher pixel density and improved screen resolution.</p></div><div class="col-2"><h3>Key Takeaways:</h3><ul><li>Pixel pitch refers to the density of pixels</li><li>A smaller pixel pitch indicates higher pixel density and higher resolution</li><li>Pixel pitch is important because it influences viewing distance</li><li>The smaller the pixel pitch, the closer the viewing distance</li><li>The optimal viewing distance of your screen informs the pixel pitch value</li></ul></div><div class="clear"></div><h3>Why is pixel pitch important?</h3><p>Pixel pitch is important because it influences the optimal viewing distance for your display. An image achieves smoother borders and finer detail with lower pixel pitch values. This allows the viewer to stand closer to the screen and enjoy a clear image without the distraction of discerning individual pixels. When determining viewing distance and pixel pitch, the rule of thumb is that a smaller pixel pitch allows for a closer viewing distance. Conversely, a higher pixel pitch elongates the minimum viewing distance. So, a 1.2mm screen will have significantly higher resolution and a closer optimal viewing distance than a 16mm .</p><p>While higher pixel density delivers improved visual quality, it is not the ideal option for every situation. Additional pixel density is intended for a closer viewing distance. At a greater viewing distance, higher pixel density loses its visual advantages and simply increases the cost of the display.</p><h3>What is the right pixel pitch for my needs?</h3><p><img style="float: right; width: 300px; height: 300px;" src="/media/436470/fine-pixel-pitch_500x500.jpg?width=300" alt="LED video wall pixel pitch example" />Smaller pixel pitch universally provides greater resolution, but is more expensive. Materials and production costs are higher for smaller pixel pitch since more LED clusters are required to create a higher pixel density.</p><p>Consumers can get the best value for their LED screen by determining the optimal viewing distance of their screen. The optimal viewing distance is the point where image fidelity is retained, but if the observer moved much closer, the image quality would decrease or the screen would appear pixelated.</p><p>For example, a display with interactive touch solutions will need a low pixel pitch to produce crisp images for the nearby audience. On the other hand, an <a data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e" href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">LED screen</a> displayed above viewers, like one hung in an arena, could get away with a higher pixel pitch. The short answer is that a smaller pixel pitch will always give you better quality image, but the investment will not be fully appreciated if the screen is not seen from a sufficiently close enough distance.</p><h3>There are three methodologies used in the industry to determine acceptable viewing distance:</h3><ul><li><strong>10x Rule</strong> - this is a shorthand method for calculating an approximate estimate of the Visual Acuity Distance.<br /> <em>The calculation is:</em> Pixel Pitch x 10 = Approximate Viewing Distance in Feet</li><li><strong>Visual Acuity Distance</strong> also known as retina distance, this is a formulated calculation of the distance a person with 20/20 vision must move away from an LED screen to see a coherent image that is not pixelated.<br /> <em>The calculation is:</em> Pixel Pitch x 3438 = Visual Acuity in Feet</li><li><strong>The Average Comfortable Viewing Distance</strong> this is an estimate of what would be a comfortable viewing distance for most people. This is a subjective estimate and will take into account variables like a person¡¯s eye sight, resolution of content and type of content.</li></ul><p>While these methodologies are useful guides, there is no correct answer in determining viewing distance. A screen¡¯s viewing distance is ultimately whatever the owner of the screen finds comfortable.</p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><th>Pixel Pitch<br /> <span style="font-size: .7em;">(millimeters)</span></th><th>Visual Acuity Distance<br /> <span style="font-size: .7em;">(feet / inches meters)</span></th><th>Average Comfortable Viewing Distance<br /> <span style="font-size: .7em;">(feet / inches meters)</span></th></tr><tr><td><p>0.75mm</p></td><td><p>8ft 6in 2.58m</p></td><td><p>4ft 3in 1.29m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.00mm</p></td><td><p>11ft 3in 3.44m</p></td><td><p>5ft 8in 1.72m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.25mm</p></td><td><p>14ft 1in 4.30m</p></td><td><p>7ft 1in 2.15m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.50mm</p></td><td><p>16ft 11in 5.16m</p></td><td><p>8ft 6in 2.58m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1.75mm</p></td><td><p>19ft 9in 6.02m</p></td><td><p>9ft 11in 3.01m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.00mm</p></td><td><p>22ft 7in 6.88m</p></td><td><p>11ft 3in 3.44m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.25mm</p></td><td><p>25ft 5in 7.74m</p></td><td><p>12ft 8in 3.87m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.50mm</p></td><td><p>28ft 2in 8.60m</p></td><td><p>14ft 1in 4.30m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2.75mm</p></td><td><p>31ft 0in 9.45m</p></td><td><p>15ft 6in 4.73m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3.00mm</p></td><td><p>33ft 10in 10.31m</p></td><td><p>16ft 11in 5.16m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4.00mm</p></td><td><p>45ft 1in 13.75m</p></td><td><p>22ft 7in 6.88m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>5.00mm</p></td><td><p>56ft 5in 17.19m</p></td><td><p>28ft 3in 8.60m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6.00mm</p></td><td><p>67ft 8in 20.63m</p></td><td><p>33ft 10in 10.31m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>7.00mm</p></td><td><p>78ft 11in 24.07m</p></td><td><p>39ft 6in 12.03m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8.00mm</p></td><td><p>90ft 3in 27.50m</p></td><td><p>45ft 1in 13.75m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>9.00mm</p></td><td><p>101ft 6in 30.94m</p></td><td><p>50ft 9in 15.47m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10.00mm</p></td><td><p>112ft 10in 34.38m</p></td><td><p>56ft 5in 17.19m</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><h3>Contact Planar for More Information</h3><p>Are you planning a digital signage project? <a data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b" href="#" title="Contact">Contact us</a> to get a quote or get any questions you may have answered by our team of signage specialists.?</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/9/14/featured-case-study-chicago-cubs-team-store/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Built in 1914, and inhabited by the Chicago Cubs since 1916, Wrigley Field is one of the most historic sports venues in the United States. It¡¯s the second oldest ballpark in the MLB (after Fenway Park, 2012), and was the last to have stadium lighting installed.</p><p>The Cubs also have a rich history. Founded in 1876 as the White Stockings, they became the Cubs in 1903 and became the first MLB team to win the World Series twice in 1907 and 1908. What followed, however, was the longest championship drought in all major North American sports. It¡¯s fitting, then, that the Cubs would finally win another championship in 2016, their 100th year in Wrigley Field.</p><p>To celebrate, fans started buying Cubs gear in droves, and in response, the club built a brand new flagship team store just outside the stadium. Wanting to provide a unique, immersive experience for fans, integrator Dimensional Innovations was brought in to design and integrate a number of Leyard and Planar products.</p><p>The largest installation is a four panel by four panel Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System that displays sports TV and live feeds of both home and away Cubs games. ¡°The video wall can definitely attract a big crowd when games are shown,¡± said store director Jackie Boehm. ¡°The clarity of the video wall is impressive and it¡¯s also very easy to use.¡±</p><p>Also featured in the store is an augmented-reality green screen photo booth experience that uses a Planar UltraRes Series 86-inch 4K LCD display to show guests ¡®where¡¯ they are in the famous Cubs scenes they¡¯re placing themselves into via AR. To the side of the photo booth is a kiosk that uses a 22-inch Planar LA Series touch screen display which allows fans to easily email themselves their photos. This photo booth set up processed over 2,400 images in the first week, which is a pretty crazy volume, if you think about it: that¡¯s over 300 photos per day!</p><p>See more pictures and read the <a href="/case-studies/project/chicago-cubs-retail-store-at-the-park-at-wrigley/">full Cubs Team Store profile</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/9/7/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-4k-content-playback/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The amount of 4K video content available to be viewed remains relatively low. Netflix and Amazon Prime are currently the two best streaming sources, though the recent release of UHD Blu-ray opens the door for many more titles to become available in 4K. TV broadcasts in 4K are scheduled to start later this year. In the non-consumer world, PC applications dominate as content providers for 4K displays, as video graphics cards have supported 4k output for quite some time.</p><p>4K content requires substantially higher data rates than 1080p content. As a result, the existing H.264 / AVC compression algorithm traditionally used on various 1080p content simply can¡¯t meet the necessary compression ratios to show the content on various media players. Many players require the H.265 / HEVC algorithm to be used for 4K content instead, as it can achieve 25-35% lower bit rates and with better image quality. When creating your own 4K video content, be sure to use HEVC whenever it¡¯s supported by your hardware platform.</p><p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli and Jeremy Sternhagen for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/8/24/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-wide-color-gamut-displays-and-content/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<h3>Distinguishing WCG from non-WCG</h3><p>The color gamut of a display is usually quantified in terms of the NTSC standard created in 1953. Most LCD displays on the market today are designed to meet the HDTV color gamut standard, known as Rec. 709 (or alternatively BT.709). Compared to the NTSC standard, the Rec. 709 color gamut covers roughly 72% of the NTSC color gamut. In display circles, we refer to the color gamut of a display using this percentage NTSC measurement, such as ¡°72% NTSC,¡± which is the most common specification for LCD displays on the market.</p><p>While there¡¯s no formal definition for wide color gamut (WCG), anything above 72% NTSC is generally considered to be WCG, and anything at 72% or below is non-WCG.</p><h3>WCG display technology</h3><p>We¡¯ve seen many classes of WCG displays released in the last few years. Many displays are reaching 88% NTSC, 98% NTSC and even higher. Some of these wider gamuts are achieved with improved backlight technologies, though they have finite limits of the color gamuts that can be reached. Newer display technologies such as OLED, quantum dots, and direct view LED can easily exceed 100% NTSC.</p><p>The ultimate goal is to achieve the Rec. 2020 (or alternatively BT.2020) color gamut, which is roughly 150% NTSC. This covers more than three-quarters of the visible color spectrum, allowing for amazing colors never before seen on a display. Expect displays to start approaching Rec. 2020 as the decade progresses.</p><h3>So WCG is better, right?</h3><p>Not necessarily. Most content is recorded assuming that it will be played back on a Rec. 709 display. A display with a wider gamut will display these colors incorrectly, which can make the content look unnatural. Some people may prefer to see the colors displayed in a more saturated manner, though in many cases this can lead to people looking sunburned or objects appearing cartoonish, for example. Having the ability to perform color correction is essential for ensuring that the display is setup appropriately for the content to be shown.</p><p>LED displays utilize wide color gamuts for more vibrant color performance.</p><h3>WCG content</h3><p>Just as there¡¯s very little 4K content, there¡¯s also very little WCG content. The first widely distributed WCG content will be UHD Blu-ray, which will be encoded in Rec. 2020 format. Expect to see more WCG content as we see an expansion of 4K content distribution.</p><p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli and Jeremy Sternhagen for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/8/17/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-color-subsampling/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In order to reduce the bandwidth necessary to transmit 4K content, the new HDMI 2.0 specification includes support for 4:2:0 subsampling. This reduces the color information in the signal by 75%, leading to a 50% reduction in bandwidth. Much of the video content currently available is already 4:2:0 subsampled, so there won¡¯t be any additional degradation of the image as a result of the subsampling. However, in other content, such as PC graphics inputs, 4:2:0 subsampling can introduce significant image artifacts. This is especially noticeable in text.</p><p>When selecting a product with 4K @ 60Hz support, integrators should be checking what color subsampling factors are supported.?</p><ul><li>4:4:4 subsampling indicates that no reduction of the color information is occurring</li><li>4:2:2 subsampling indicates a 50% reduction in color information</li><li>4:2:0 subsampling indicates a 75% reduction in color information</li></ul><p>For the highest possible image quality and best compatibility with various devices, support for all three color subsampling factors is recommended.</p><p>For information on how we have implemented HDMI 2.0, and all the other features like<span>?</span><a data-id="7299" href="#" title="MediaPlex">MediaPlex? Plus processing</a>, on the<span>?</span><a data-id="1759" href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes?</a>, see the<span>?</span><a data-id="1759" href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">UltraRes Series overview video</a>.</p><p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/8/10/8k-connectivity/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Demand for high resolution across all displays is on the rise, explaining why industry attention today has moved beyond HD to<span>?</span><a data-id="1879" href="#" title="Beyond HD">4K and Ultra HD displays</a><span>?</span>with sights set on the 8K ecosystem ahead.</p><p>So why not just add 4 times the pixels of Ultra HD call it a day? Unfortunately, the high data rate required for connectivity makes 8K resolution more complicated than simply adding pixels.</p><p>Consider an 8K image may:</p><ul><li>display up to 120 frames per second (fps)</li><li>require a minimum of 10 bit color</li><li>require the color sub-sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0</li></ul><p>One common example of this is an RGB signal with 8K pixels, 10 bits of color, 4:2:0 color sub-sampling, and 60 fps equaling 29.86 gigabits per second (Gbps), which would require significant compression to distribute.</p><p>So what kind of connectivity options are capable of supporting 8K resolution?</p><ul><li>HDMI version 2.1 will raise the data rate from 18 Gbps to 48 Gbps with four lanes of 12 Gbps, 16-18 bit encoding, reducing the usable bandwidth to 38.4Gbps. Display Stream Compression (DSC) will also be supported, allowing 8K, 16 bit, 4:4:4 at 60 fps or 8K, 16 bit, 4:2:0 at 120 fps. Plus, the connector will remain the same for backward compatibility.</li><li>DisplayPort version 1.3 boasts a transmission bandwidth of 32.4 Gbps with the new HBR3 mode allowing 8.1 Gbps per lane. After considering the 8-10 bit encoding, the total data rate comes to 25.92 Gbps, making it capable of supporting an 8K at 30 fps with either 12 bit 4:2:2 or 16 bit 4:2:0.</li><li>DisplayPort version 1.4 added support for DSC 1.H, Forward Error Correction, static metadata extension support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the Rec. 2020 color space. This means that with HBR3 transmission rates, it can support 8K, 16 bit, 4:2:2 at 60 fps or 8K, 12 bit, 4:2:0 at 120 fps with HDR and a wide color gamut (WCG). At this time, don¡¯t count on support for dynamic metadata, but consider it an option in the near future.</li><li>SuperMHL was designed for 8K video support over a single cable. There are 6 data lines each running at 6 Gbps, reaching a raw data rate of 36 Gbps. With the addition of DSC, the bandwidth increases 3x, however when you factor in data error correction, you can expect the useable bandwidth to be about 86.4 Gbps.</li><li>Thunderbolt 3 allows 40 Gbps (doubling the combined data rate of the previous version), while cutting the power consumption in half, allowing up to 100W of power to be delivered via the new USB Type-C connector. (Keep in mind, this is typically used on Apple devices and Apple does not support 8K at this time.)</li></ul><p>USB 3.1 includes support for Type-C including Alt Mode, which enables support for the connectivity options we previously discussed (DP 1.3\1.4, SuperMHL and Thunderbolt 3). It also supports DSC. As the demand for 8K increases, we expect to see continuing efforts to improve support for the increased bandwidth requirements within the next few years. While the industry is currently focused more on 4K resolution, 8K is just around the corner and connectivity options are already out there to support the<span>?</span><a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/leyard-twa-series-8k-led-video-wall-2016-national-association/">8K Video Wall</a><span>?</span>of your dreams!<span>?</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/8/3/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-hdcp-22/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Adding to the alphabet soup that is display specifications, HDCP stands for ¡°High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.¡± It was first developed by the Intel Corporation and is now ubiquitous across consumer video sources and displays as a way to protect copyrighted materials from privacy. According to the license holders at Digital Connection, HDCP ¡°eliminates the possibility of intercepting digital data midstream between the source and the display¡± (like directing it to a recording device). It was first introduced for DVI in 2000 and has since gone through several iterations over the years. Each to support a broader range of devices and to overcome limitations (or known weaknesses) of previous versions.</p><p>Support for HDCP 2.2 was incorporated into the HDMI 2.0 specification. The primary change is a stronger encryption scheme that makes it well suited for 4K content. Unfortunately, HDCP 2.2 and 1.x are incompatible with each other, meaning that sources requiring HDCP 2.2 will not work with displays that only support HDCP 1.x. Users will experience hand-shake problems which can result in inoperable devices and blank screens. Switchers and displays that support HDCP 2.2 are backwards compatible with HDCP 1.x. Said another way, in order to accommodate HDCP 2.2 and/or HDMI 2.0, all devices in the signal path must also be compliant to the standards. This excludes HDMI cables, but includes extenders and switchers. Current consumer electronics devices without HDCP 2.2 functionality are generally not software upgradeable to add HDCP 2.2 support. They need to be replaced to adhere to the newest standards.</p><p>Moving forward, most new 4K video sources require HDCP 2.2 support in order to display high value content, such as 4K movies. At present, few sources support HDCP 2.2, but the list is continuing to expand. The arrival of 4K media players and UHD Blu-ray players will further the need for switchers and displays that can support HDCP 2.2.</p><p>In anticipation of this growing support for HDCP 2.2, the<span>?</span><a data-id="7585" href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">Planar? UltraRes?</a><span>?</span>and a host of our 4k display products are compatible with this new standard.</p><p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli and Jeremy Sternhagen for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/7/27/finding-the-line-together/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>I watched a comedian recently who made a horribly inappropriate joke (I won¡¯t even attempt to give this context as it was pretty bad) and when he got groans and reactions from the audience, he replied ¡°That was a new joke. I see we are finding the line together. And there it is.¡± That got a good laugh and got him off the hook.</p><p>I think in nimble marketing organizations, we do the same thing. Sometime we try new things. New campaigns. New platforms. New experiments and A/B tests. We try out new channels. We try out different messages. And we win some and garner industry accolades and business success. And we lose some, earning only groans or sarcastic jabs from sales or even from customers. We find the line together.</p><p>But we can never stop trying new material for fear of failure. We have to find places where we can test with maximum insight and minimum risk. This is why you will hear of comedians going to open mic nights at small clubs to test out their materials. This used to be lower risk before cell phones and streaming services, but it is still less impact than say trying a new joke on an HBO special.</p><p>We at Leyard and Planar are doing more beta and pilot versions of things as a way to get feedback on new sales tools, messaging, and campaigns before fully committing to implementation. This has already lead to great results, and allows us to move a bit faster with the implementation of new ideas. And we continually find the line together.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/7/20/leyard-twa-09-short-listed-for-av-awards-display-product-of-the-year/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>For 19 years AV Magazine¡¯s AV Awards have been highlighting the best of the best within the AV Industry. While this year¡¯s award winners have not been announced, they¡¯ve narrowed down the competitors on their Short List.</p><p>And we¡¯re excited to announce<span>?</span><strong><a data-id="10309" href="/products/led-video-walls/twa/" title="TWA">Leyard TWA 0.9 LED Video Wall</a> is in the running for Display Product of the Year</strong>!</p><p>The AV Awards recognize best practice, reward innovation and celebrate excellence across the global audio visual industry, making the Short List quite an achievement to be proud of.</p><p>Products will be judged by panels of senior representatives from user companies and key industry players. With knowledge and experience under their belts, judges will be looking for the following criteria in order to find the Product of the Year:</p><ul><li>Demonstrable commitment to, and pursuit of, the future development of AV communications</li><li>Achievements that benefit AV sector clients and users as well as the entrant</li><li>Proof of market development initiatives</li><li>Proof of company performance in terms of market share, turnover or margin increases</li><li>Proof of benefit to clients</li><li>Evidence of technical innovation and creative solutions to communication problems.</li></ul><p>Stay tuned and root for Leyard TWA 0.9, as the 2017 AV Awards winners are announced on September 29th!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/7/13/how-long-is-50-000-hours/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The typical lifetime of Leyard and Planar¡¯s LCD display solutions is 50,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a<span>?</span><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall</a><span>?</span>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).</p><p>Let¡¯s put it all into perspective:</p><ul><li>50,000 hours is over 5 years</li><li>50,000 hours is over 297 weeks</li><li>50,000 hours is over 2,083 days</li></ul><p>What could you do in 50,000 hours?</p><ul><li>You could travel to the moon and back 347 times.</li><li>You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times.</li><li>You could have Lord of the Rings Trilogy marathon over 73 times.</li><li>You could watch every NFL game for 195 seasons.</li><li>You could walk all the way across the United States 54 times.</li></ul><p>Here are some things our customers do with the 50,000 hour lifetime of an LCD video wall:</p><ul><li>Monitor real-time operations in a control room.</li><li>Display advertising and brand content.</li><li>Present company information to visitors in executive briefing centers or board rooms.</li><li>Film and distribute news content in front of a broadcast set design.</li></ul><p>For more examples of how our customers are using LCD video walls, visit<span>?</span><a data-id="11972" href="/case-studies/" title="Case Studies">planar.com/casestudies</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/6/29/optimizing-your-presentation-design-for-your-display-type/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Back in the old days, when presentations happened on projectors, the typical PowerPoint or Keynote background was white or a light color. This harkens back to when slides were actually slides or overhead transparencies on a dimly lit lightbox. In any of these cases, when the room was dark and the display was not, white backgrounds provided the best brightness and best chance at readability.</p><p>Today, the range of display technologies available for conference rooms and auditoriums have never been larger and those displays are now available in higher resolutions than were available before. We have had to learn and are asked frequently how to optimize slide template designs for different display technologies, and below are some best practices:</p><ol><li><strong>Consider using a dark background:</strong> Not only does it look modern, but on bright displays like LCD flat panels or LED displays, it avoids you having your retinas burned in a meeting. On LED or other emissive displays, black pixels are off. This means that if you have a black background (not dark charcoal gray, but actually black), you will have the best contrast and your words and images will appear to float on the screen</li><li><strong>Avoid gradients:</strong> Depending on the power of your laptop and the processing in or around the display, you may find that gradients will band and not look as clean as you¡¯d like them to look. Color blocks and subtle textures (now visible in 4k) are great choices.</li><li><strong>You can use all the colors now (but not all at once):?</strong>Back in the days of the poor quality IT projector, good luck getting yellow to show up on your slides. And subtleties between shades of blue and green might get lost as well. Today¡¯s flat panel and LED products are much more adept at handling color, so you can more closely align your digital presentations to your online and print assets.</li><li><strong>Use video:?</strong>Don¡¯t use words when you have a picture. Don¡¯t use pictures when you have a video. Although it adds complexity and size to your presentations, consider using video to convey your stories instead of relying upon words and pictures alone.</li></ol><p>And a parting word. Just because you can doesn¡¯t mean you should. In presentations, less is often more. Don¡¯t use word art or animated text. Don¡¯t animate your background so that it is a distraction if you have information-dense messages to deliver. Don¡¯t overuse transitions. The rules of design still apply. For more information on presentation design read ¡°<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321811984?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0321811984&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=presentatio00-20" title="Presentation Zen on Amazon.com">Presentation Zen</a>¡± or ¡°<a href="https://www.amazon.com/slide-ology-Nancy-Duarte-ebook/dp/B006QNDDHW/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&amp;me=" title="Slideology on Amazon.com">Slideology</a>.¡±?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/6/22/what-makes-a-quality-led-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>An LED display¡¯s quality is judged by a long list of marketable specifications, like perceived image performance or reliability. But it¡¯s hard to know exactly how these specifications are being calculated when reading a specification sheet or brochure from a manufacturer.</p><p>Consider this: fine pitch (or narrow pixel pitch) LED displays have been on the market for about seven years and the lifetime of an LED may be upwards of 100,000 hours, which is equal to more than 11 years. If LED displays have been sold for less than their average lifetime, how can we be assured that we are investing in quality display components?</p><p>There are three key aspects to consider when seeking to select a high quality LED display:</p><ol><li><strong>LED Image Performance:</strong> The first key to overall performance is the individual LEDs. This is where the image is born, so the consistency, stability, and reliability of the individual LEDs is critical for image performance and long life. The size of the LED also governs the pitch of the pixels, which is the determining factor for resolution and thus image quality. The efficiency of the LED affects the total power consumption, which affects the cost of operating and the thermal considerations of the installation. LEDs also have variation in brightness and quality during the production process, and are routinely sorted (binned). Manufacturers have a choice of LEDs and high quality brands should be using the highest quality components.</li><li><strong>Drive Electronics:</strong> Second to the LEDs themselves, how they are driven electronically is critical in overall reliability, power, and image fidelity. There are different drive methods, and some are much better than others overall. Again, manufacturers have a range of choices from external vendors and in-house development efforts which yield a wide variety of performance.</li><li><strong>Mechanical Design:</strong> The mechanical design¡ªespecially as it relates to alignment and mounting depth ¡ªis critical for forming a seamless image with multiple blocks. The human eye is very discriminating when it comes to uneven gaps between blocks, so keeping the seams perfectly aligned and flush is critical. If the modules are too close, the eye will perceive light or white lines. If the modules are spaced too far, you will see dark or black lines. For service reasons, it is very desirable to have front serviceability of individual tiles. This places even more demands on the mechanical design to both maintain alignment and allow front servicing.</li></ol><p>As you can see, it all comes down to design choices and manufacturing.</p><p>So who do you trust to build YOUR LED video wall?</p><p>Leyard is the leader in fine-pitch LED technology, earning the number <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/2017/3/15/leyard-group-now-ranked-1-in-led-video-display-market-share/">one market share position</a> not only in fine-pitch, but in the LED category overall. Many of our design and manufacturing processes that allow us to accurately and reliably assemble LEDs for our fine pitch displays are proprietary, developed over our history of innovation in this space.</p><p>As a pioneer of the category and the market leader we have the most experience and control over the LED components themselves, which, as we highlighted above, is where it all starts. We use the finest grade LEDs with the best consistency and reliability. We have developed the precise manufacturing techniques to accurately and reliably assemble even the smallest LEDs to make the world¡¯s finest pitch LED displays. Our electronic drive and calibration techniques are the most efficient and accurate in the industry. Our mechanical designs are second to none in terms of alignment, stability, serviceability, and thin form-factor.</p><p>We are extremely proud of the industry that we helped build in fine pitch LED and what our customers are doing with the technology is remarkable. From the ceiling of a delegate hall at the United Nations to the floor of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, from the walls of marquee retail brands to corporate board rooms around the world our products display our quality. To see examples of LED installations, visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/category/led-video-wall/" title="Case Studies / LED Video Walls">case studies</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/6/15/infocomm-show-in-five-words/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Tradeshows are an exciting time to show off jaw-dropping new innovations and flawless installations of the products that our customers already know and love. <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/2017/6/14/leyard-and-planar-to-showcase-patent-pending-innovation-and-industry-firsts-at-infocomm-2017/" title="InfoComm 2017 Press Release">This week at InfoComm 2017</a>, we're showcasing the industry¡¯s first seamless 196¡± LED touch-enabled video wall and groundbreaking 0.7mm pixel pitch LED display, along with trailblazing augmented reality and custom LED solutions.</p><p>It's the perfect time to get everyone in the industry together under one big roof. Jennifer Davis, CMO of Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, has compared industry tradeshows to giant family reunions. If you can image what that's like in this digital era, you can image the buzz on social media.</p><p>Earlier this year industry professionals were hyping up the upcoming show using the hashtag #InfoCommShowInFiveWords. Here are a few of our team's #InfoCommShowInFiveWords:</p><ul><li>Wow, that's a big display!</li><li>Touch LED video wall? Cool!</li><li>Hot outside. Cool tech inside!</li><li>We are hiring (yes, you).</li><li>Can I take it home?</li><li>Is that a projector? No</li></ul><p>What is your <a href="https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&amp;q=%23infocommshowinfivewords" title="Twitter #InfoCommShowInFiveWords">#InfoCommInFiveWords</a>??</p><p>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/leyardgroup" title="Leyard Twtter">@LeyardGroup</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" title="Planar Twitter">@PlanarSystems</a> for more updates on our booth (#3200) at <a href="http://www.infocommshow.org/" title="InfoComm 2017">InfoComm 2017</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/6/8/what-do-you-mean-by-led/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are versatile, energy efficient, and durable. It¡¯s no surprise they¡¯re gaining popularity among a variety of products on the market today. You might be wondering how the LED lights that you see in your kitchen light fixture can possibly be the same lights as the ones that make up your digital signage application. While both applications are referred to with ¡°LED¡± in the title, the lighting technology is quite different. There are three main types of LEDs that you see in commercial products that are often confused:</p><p><strong>LED Backlight</strong></p><p>In so-called LED TVs (really a misnomer¡ªthey are LCD displays with LED backlights), the LEDs are used to shine light thru an LCD display. That is, the LED is placed in back of the LCD¡ªwhich is why it¡¯s called a ¡°backlight.¡± The pixels on the LCD display don¡¯t create or emit light themselves¡ªthey simply modulate or regulate how much of the light from the LED backlight shines through. In these applications, the LEDs may appear white or maybe a combination of colors to achieve a broader color gamut display.</p><p>LEDs are also used in projectors in place of older arc lamps. Similar to an LED backlight on an LCD display, these LEDs for projectors are used as a source of high intensity light (often red, green, and blue LEDs) that is then modulated by a tiny LCD or DMD (digital mirror device) and projected through a lens onto a screen. Sometimes LEDs will be used in conjunction with lasers to create even brighter illumination. In any case, they are a light engine and not the thing creating the image.</p><p><strong>LED Lighting</strong></p><p>LEDs are excellent for architectural lighting because of their high efficiency and long life, as well as their lack of environment-harming mercury. Since LEDs are small, they provide unique design opportunities, which is why you may see them in the form of familiar bulbs or fixtures for general lighting applications. This is the kind of lighting we might use in our homes and offices. These LEDs are optimized for natural white color and for diffuse lighting.</p><p>While there is actually no such thing as a ¡°white¡± LED, common LED colors like amber, red, green, and blue, can be covered with a phosphor material to convert the color of the light to white. Individually, the colors might be seen as signal lights and indicators, like the power button on your computer.</p><p><strong>LED Displays</strong></p><p>LED displays, also called ¡°direct view LED¡±, start with the individual LEDs that form the pixels of the display. These can be individual red, green, or blue LEDs (most often in the largest outdoor displays), or they can be single devices that have red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs integrated together in a single package. The individual LEDs are then attached to a circuit board that is typically referred to as ¡°modules¡± or ¡°tiles.¡± Multiple modules are assembled together to form a ¡°cabinet¡± which is the basic building block of a large LED wall. All of the circuitry, to drive the LEDs and to communicate with the drivers, are part of these modules or connected to them in some fashion. Various architectures are used in such systems, but all result in a modular system that can be assembled together to form a fully scalable display with the gaps between the cabinets hidden within the gaps between the pixels themselves to create a seamless display.</p><p>Ultimately, the process to create the LED is similar among all applications, but packaging is what makes the big difference. Some LEDs are packaged to emit more color, more white light, or brighter light than others.</p><p>To further the confusion in the market, in North America and Asia the technology is pronounced as the three syllables of the letters LED, ¡°el ee dee.¡± In Europe, they pronounce it ¡°lead¡± (rhymes with zed, ted, and bed).</p><p>To see a full line-up of Leyard and Planar¡¯s LED display offerings, see <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/6/1/how-long-is-100-000-hours/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The typical lifetime of LEDs used in Leyard and Planar¡¯s LED display solutions is 100,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/leyard-directlight/" title="Leyard DirectLight">Leyard DirectLight LED video wall</a> right now, the LED display will run for 100,000 before it achieves half-brightness (and will continue to run beyond that, of course).</p><p>Let¡¯s put it all into perspective:</p><ul><li>100,000 hours is over 11 years</li><li>100,000 hours is over 595 weeks</li><li>100,000 hours is over 4,000 days</li></ul><p>What could you do in 100,000 hours?</p><ul><li>You could watch over 66,666 soccer matches.</li><li>You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times.</li><li>You could have 5,660 Star Wars movie marathons (watching all 8 movies that have been released to date).</li><li>You could watch 100,000 American football games.</li><li>You could walk all the way across Europe 138 times.</li></ul><p>Here are some things our customers do with the 100,000 hour lifetime of an LED display:</p><ul><li>Monitor real-time operations in a control room.</li><li>Display advertising and brand content.</li><li>Present company information to visitors in executive briefing centers or board rooms.</li><li>Film and distribute news content in front of a broadcast set design.</li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/5/25/calling-the-us-home/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><strong>Describe your US operations.</strong></p><p>We have offices and a factory in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. We have continually operated US manufacturing and factories for over 30 years and are expanding our capabilities and capacity in this location.</p><p><strong>How do you decide what to build in the States?</strong></p><p>We always decide where to manufacture product based on the product design, the readiness of our facilities to build the product, the proximity and needs of the customers for that product line, and overall capacity planning. For the AV products sold to US customers, a majority of them are assembled in our factory in the US, including the award-winning <a data-id="2044" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video walls</a>, <a data-id="10356" href="#" title="DirectLight">Planar? DirectLight LED video walls</a>, and <a data-id="1759" href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes? 4k/UHD video displays</a>. Customers in Europe are supported by factory operations in the United States, and in France and Slovakia.</p><p><strong>How many Americans do you employ?</strong></p><p>The number of employees is more than 300 people in the US, across functions. The contract number is difficult to know, as we have lots of local/regional vendors, contractors, and service providers, but I would say that on any given day we have 150 or more full-time equivalent employees at our partners that work in the United States. That is probably a conservative estimate.</p><p><strong>Why America?</strong></p><p>We like to have local manufacturing in the USA, to support our US customers. It helps us provide shorter lead times and more customizations to our product offering. It provides an opportunity for customers to visit the factory directly, which can be critical when they are considering different technologies for their application. It provides a center for technical support and service that is close to the customer base. The same is true for our operations in the EU for those local customers.</p><p><strong>What challenges do you face in utilizing American manufacturing?</strong></p><p>You might think that the answer to this question would be the stereotypical myth about labor costs. There is a belief that it is always cheaper to manufacture overseas. We do not find that is a great consideration for us. There is an element of ¡°you get what you pay for¡± that weighs heavily in our decision about where to manufacture products. We require and value highly trained operators and long term relationships. The many benefits of local manufacturing outweigh any extra costs that we might incur. This is especially true of our video wall and more complex offerings.</p><p><span>We, however, need an experienced and highly capable workforce to do what we do. We must partner to make sure the labor pool is ready to support our growth into the future. We invest in our local communities, in technology and education organizations including </span>Business Education Compact (BEC)<span>, </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://omsi.edu/" target="_blank" title="OMSI">Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)</a><span> and </span><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://marathonscholars.org/" target="_blank" title="Marathon Scholars">Marathon Scholars</a><span>, and local schools as well. We also make ourselves accessible to tour groups and for mentoring opportunities, to help encourage students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as understanding the range of career options available in the market.</span></p><p><strong>What is next for your US manufacturing and service operations?</strong></p><p>We have growing demand for product and our factories are under-pressure to scale to demand while maintaining quality and service levels that we won¡¯t compromise. This is especially true in LED, where we are the market leader and continuing to grow fine pixel pitch offerings. We are adding additional square footage, personnel, and shifts in the factories to respond. And we are hiring in our technical support organization to keep pace with our growing customer base. We see this continuing into the future, even as we leverage other company-owned manufacturing sites and coordinate our supply chain globally.</p><p>For more information about Planar and Leyard¡¯s presence in the US, visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/about/usa-proud/" title="USA Proud">www.planar.com/about/usa-proud/</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/5/18/newscaststudio-judges-award-nbc-olympics-studio-in-rio-top-honors-for-special-event-set-design/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/nbc-olympics/">NBC RIO Olympics set</a> took home top honors in the international category from Newscast Studio for its vibrant design that combined references to Brazilian architecture and geography and used a wide range of materials to create an eclectic but sleek look. Leyard provided three <a data-id="10308" href="/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" title="TVH">Leyard? TVH Series</a> LED video walls for the NBC Olympics set within the International Broadcast Center and one Leyard TVH Series LED video wall for NBC¡¯s outdoor set in Brazil.</p><p>The Leyard video walls included a 13-foot wide by 13-foot tall video wall comprised of 169 displays, as well as an 8-foot wide by 7-foot tall video wall made up of 56 displays, both with a 1.9mm pixel pitch for ultra-high resolution graphics and video playback.?</p><p>In addition, the award winning Olympic set included a large 9-foot wide by 12-foot tall 2.5mm pixel pitch in-floor display made up of 108 displays. Leyard was honored to be a part of providing a stunning and innovative digital backdrop to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/5/4/how-much-does-an-led-video-wall-cost/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This is a frequent question we are asked. Especially after people see the visual impact of a seamless video wall at one of our trade shows or at one of our installations. Like all the great questions of life, the answer requires some explanation.</p><p>The cost of an LED wall is a function of its physical size, the number of pixels packed into the wall, the quality of the LED components, and other value-added features. So many decisions affect the final price and it is useful to explore them all before selecting a product for your application. We¡¯ll begin with the physical size of the wall.</p><p>The size of the wall is measured generally in square meters or in exterior dimensions width and height. We offer a calculator that allows customers to easily calculate the size they need to fill their space or to achieve an optimal video resolution. This can be a tricky series of calculations, which is why we have developed an <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Calculator">LED calculator</a> to allow for the comparison of products, resolutions, and specifications.</p><p>The image image below shows the physical size of three different wall configurations of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/leyard-directlight/" title="Leyard DirectLight">Leyard? DirectLight?</a> that measure 4.85 square meters. ?As you can see, the product is modular and the same 24 cabinets can be configured in a number of different arrays. ?This image is an example of one of the export and save options that exist in the LED Calculator.?</p><p><img style="width: 500px; height: 281.6666666666667px;" src="/media/436468/led-calculator.jpg?width=500&amp;height=281.6666666666667" alt="" data-id="15136"></p><p>One of the most confusing elements of the LED is that there is a wide degree of quality variability in the components used to create LED walls. Displays with the same resolution or physical size might vary in price dramatically depending on the source and quality of the LEDs (literally, the Light Emitting Diode semiconductor packets) that are surface mounted onto a printed circuit board (PCB) which is constructed into cabinets out of which walls are built. At Leyard, we put a great deal of effort into selection, qualification, and design of our LED products to ensure the highest quality.</p><p>Speaking of resolution, this leads me to our next driver of LED wall cost and that is pixel density, as in pixel count per screen area. The pixel count or resolution of an LCD is standard. Most LCD displays are either full HD (1020 x 1080 pixels) or 4k or UHD resolution (3820 x 2160 pixels). The variation is then the diagonal size of the display that spreads those pixels out over a larger or smaller canvas.</p><p>LED walls are built with modular components, so the resolution of any particular installation in pixels can vary. This is why the most common specification for pixel density is referenced in the industry as ¡°pixel pitch.¡± Pixel pitch is the distance between the center of two adjacent pixels <span>(as depicted in the illustration below)</span>.</p><p><img style="width: 360px; height: 360px;" src="/media/436472/pixel-pitch-measurement_400x400.jpg?width=360&amp;height=360" alt="" data-id="15143"></p><p>The smaller the pitch the more pixels that will fit into a fixed dimension, increasing the fidelity of the image. The smaller pixels the more you can fit into the same physical dimensions and thus increase the pixel count which delivers higher levels of details and smoother edges to your images. No pixelization or blurriness, if the content is designed correctly for that pitch (ie, big fonts, etc). Finer pixel pitch means more pixels, packed more closely together allowing for more in the same physical area and increasing pixel density and resolution <span>(as depicted in the illustration below)</span>.</p><p><img style="width: 500px; height: 373px;" src="/media/436471/fine-pixel-pitch_500x373.jpg?width=500&amp;height=373" alt="" data-id="15142"><br>As pixel density increases, you can stand closer to the display without seeing pixels. This is especially important as displays get bigger or people move closer to displays with the addition of interactive technologies. If you are at arm¡¯s length to a display, you want it to look great and not like a lot of light bulbs. Below is a table that is one reference you can use to determine the right pixel pitch for your application. You measure how far back people will be viewing the display and find the pixel pitch that corresponds with that measurement. Some in the industry might quote distances less than half of these (especially those who don¡¯t have narrow pixel pitch products in their line-up) and purists might want to add a few additional feet to insure a high-quality image, but this is a well-tested rule of thumb that will serve you well. A few percentage points closer or further away won¡¯t have a huge impact.</p><table border="0" width="509" height="113"><tbody><tr><td><strong>Ideal Viewing Distance in Feet</strong></td><td><strong>Ideal Viewing Distance in Meters</strong></td><td><strong>Pixel Pitch</strong></td></tr><tr><td>25 feet</td><td>7.6 meters</td><td>2.5</td></tr><tr><td>18 feet</td><td>5.5?<span>meters</span></td><td>1.8</td></tr><tr><td>15 feet</td><td>4.5?<span>meters</span></td><td>1.5</td></tr><tr><td>12 feet</td><td>3.7?<span>meters</span></td><td>1.2</td></tr><tr><td>9 feet</td><td>2.7?<span>meters</span></td><td>0.9</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Again, I would refer you back to our <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Calculator">LED calculator</a>. In this free online tool, you can select different pixel pitches and see the impact of that on the overall resolution of the display. For instance, to create a video wall in full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) in 1.6mm the wall would measure 10.5 feet (3.2 meters) wide by 5.91 feet (1.8 meters) tall. If you wanted to create the resolution to 4k (or Ultra High Definition, UHD) in something similar to that physical size, you would change the pixel pitch to 0.9mm.</p><p>And finally, selecting the right video wall for your application goes beyond pixel pitch and square meters. It includes installation features and benefits that improve the image performance, low energy use, the installation ease, or the ability to create the perfectly aligned wall that many customers want for their brand or their space. For instance, the Leyard? TWA? Series was designed for lower energy use and easy installation. The Leyard? DirectLight? can be mounted slimly against the wall (in less than 4¡±) and is front-serviceable.</p><p>So, a 1.8 or 1.9 mm pitch has over 1,382,000 pixels for every 5 square meter wall and you could pay anywhere from $17,000 to $25,000 per square meter (depending on product selection, options, accessories, etc). Less resolution or pixel density and the price drops dramatically. Higher resolution (down to 0.9mm pitch) and the price increases. We invite you to use the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Calculator">calculator</a> to design the video wall ideal for your space and hit the ¡°Request a Quote¡± button for a free and fast quote so that you can scope your project and be able to answer the question for yourself.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/4/27/what-questions-should-customers-be-asking-their-display-vendors/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We had a chance to connect recently with Marques Girardelli, our manager of electronics platforms at Planar and Leyard and I asked him ¡°What should customers be asking their integrators and display vendors?¡± and here were some of the ideas that topped his list. These are all great questions that will help you specify the right display for your next project.</p><ol><li>Rather than just asking about HDMI 2.0 support, ask about what features are supported<ol><li>What is the max resolution?</li><li>What color sub-sampling rates are supported, and at what resolutions?</li><li>What color depth is supported?</li></ol></li><li>Is HDCP 2.2 supported? On which connectors?</li><li>What are the max cable lengths that I can use with each input connector?</li><li>Can multiple inputs be displayed at once?</li><li>Which inputs can be looped out to another display, if any?</li><li>What media player or expansion interfaces are available? If OPS, can it support 4K @ 60Hz?</li><li>What scheduling features are available?</li><li>Is there a serial control protocol available? Is it easily readable in order to facilitate control system development?</li><li>What network features are available? If the display just says ¡°network support¡±, find out exactly what it supports (control, e-mail, SNMP, web server, etc).</li><li>Is the display fanless?</li><li>How easily can the product be serviced in the field?</li></ol><p>What other questions would you add to this list??</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/4/13/why-cables-matter/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>As a display manufacturer, we typically don¡¯t talk about cables in our marketing and probably leave undiscussed one of the biggest sources of incompatibility and image quality degregation in the market.</p><p>HDMI cables come in five different performance categories:</p><ul><li>Standard HDMI cable</li><li>Standard HDMI cable with Ethernet</li><li>Standard Automotive HDMI cable</li><li>High Speed HDMI cable</li><li>High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet</li></ul><p>The primary difference between Standard HDMI cables and High Speed HDMI cables relates to the video timing formats that can be supported. Standard HDMI cables can support up to 720p or 1080i, whereas High Speed HDMI cables support 1080p and beyond, including 4K. Integrators should ensure that they¡¯re only using high speed HDMI cables when supporting 1080p and higher signals.</p><p>The new HDMI 2.0 standard didn¡¯t introduce any new cables, so the existing High Speed HDMI cables can be used with signals up to 4K @ 60Hz. However, at the highest signal rates, even High Speed HDMI cables can be marginal at times. To help installers ensure that they¡¯re using the highest performance cables, the <a href="http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/premiumcable/Premium_HDMI_Cable_Certification_Program.aspx" target="_blank" title="Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program">Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program</a> was announced in 2015. Currently there are over 40 manufacturers participating in the program, so expect to see Premium High Speed HDMI Cables available later this year. And in the meantime, sourcing cables from manufacturers directly or from quality cable vendors is a critical part of your overall system performance. That is true whether you choose a <a data-id="8634" href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Leyard LED video wall</a>, a <a data-id="2044" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix LCD video wall</a>, a <a data-id="1759" href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar UltraRes</a> display or even a <a data-id="1564" href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">desktop monitor</a>. You will get better performance with a better cable.</p><p><em>Special thanks to Planar engineer,?Marques Girardelli for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/4/6/5-reasons-to-participate-in-our-content-developer-program/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Leyard and Planar¡¯s <a href="http://www.planar.com/about/content-program/" title="Content Developer Program">Content Developer Program</a> aims to be a high-quality resource for the vibrant digital signage industry of capable content developers, marketing agencies, experience design firms, motion graphics studios, interactive application developers, and other consultants prepared to help clients deploy engaging digital signage installations. It takes collaboration from hardware, software, and service vendors to create a high-quality solution for our customers.</p><p>Below are the top 5 reasons the Content Developer Program could benefit your business:</p><ol><li><strong>Event Partnerships</strong><br />Leyard and Planar exhibit at major industry tradeshows all around the world and will often work with vendors from the directory to partner with at these shows. Highlighting your content is a great way for additional end users and potential AV partners to learn about your capabilities and see your work in action. Beyond the major tradeshows, the opportunities for demonstration extend to regional demos, roadshow locations, and showroom installations. Event collaborations are a wonderful way to test content, push your own capabilities, and benefit from technology experts¡¯ input.<br /><br /></li><li><strong>PR and Case Study Development</strong> <br /><a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/" title="Case Studies">Planar.com</a> features installation profiles and success stories as case studies. For projects that we do together for clients or for tradeshows, we love to work together with partners on a write-up of the collaboration, with video and photo assets, to promote online and to pitch to AV and design industry press for features. Our case studies have been featured in a variety of publications include Huffington Post, System Contractor News, Commercial Integrator, Sound and Video Contractor, Digital Signage Today, DOOH, rAVe, GovernmentVideo, and more.<br /><br /></li><li><strong>Blog and Social Media Outreach</strong> <br /><a href="http://www.planar.com/blog/" title="Blog">Planar¡¯s blog</a> regularly features guest blog posts (or excerpts and links to third-party blogs) that highlight projects and technology trends. We¡¯ve featured blog posts highlighting the collaboration with content developers, and directory participants will be encouraged to submit their story ideas, blog posts, or social media posts to repost, retweet, or use to draw additional attention to your company and capabilities. We will follow your firm from our social media properties in exchange for a reciprocal follow from your properties.<br /><br /></li><li><strong>Product Discounts</strong> <br />Whether you¡¯re interested in testing content in a development lab or demonstrating content for your customers in experience centers or showrooms, it¡¯s critical to have quality displays. Our wide range of display technology can enhance the space you¡¯re creating and we can help by offering discounted equipment to our customers.<br /><br /></li><li><strong>Support for Sales Opportunities</strong> <br />We partner with directory participants on sales opportunities providing consultation and support to help agencies bid and win more business with their clients. This can take on several forms, as this helps our sales team get to know your capabilities so that they might refer addition business your way.</li></ol><p>Applying is easy¡­and free! To learn more and apply to join the program, visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/about/content-program/" title="Content Developer Program">http://www.planar.com/about/content-program/</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/3/30/how-is-brightness-calculated/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>One of the key specifications that customers use to determine what display might be right for their application is brightness. Brightness is measured in candelas per meter squared (cd/m2) or nits. Like ¡°horse power¡± is to automobile engine power, so are nits to displays. They are simply a measure of how many candles of brightness a display is equivalent to. A 300 nit desktop monitor has the light power of 300 candles lighting a square meter of space. A 1,500 nit outdoor display has the power of 1,500 candles (which seems like a lot, until you do the unfair comparison of a display to the sun, sustains life on earth and is significantly brighter than that).</p><p>As an aside, a nit is not be confused with an ANSI lumen (a common specification in front projection solutions). A lumen is a measure of light energy reflect off a square meter area at a constant distance of one candle. You use lumens to measure reflected light, when nit is used to measure direct light. Which is why projectors are specified in lumens and displays (even rear projection displays or cubes, RPC) are specified in nits. Sometimes projection installations are measured in foot-lamberts which is a measure of brightness equal to one lumen per square meter with the goal of having brighter rooms generating higher perceived brightness screen reflections. A nit is equal to approximately 0.292 foot-lamberts. And with that you are officially inducted into our club. Okay, back to display brightness.</p><p>Now, in order to measure brightness of a display, you need something on the screen. In most cases, display brightness is measured when the screen is showing a full-white image, from edge to edge, top to bottom. For displays like LCD displays, that require a light source from behind the liquid crystal component, this kind of full-white measurement will tell you what maximum light output the display is capable of. Although it is unlikely that a customer would how a full-white image on the screen, which is the brightest the display will measure.</p><p>For emissive displays (like plasma, OLED, or direct view LED), the calculation is a little more difficult. Because each pixel is addressed directly (and turned on or off depending on the content directed to that pixel), the brightness of each pixel will vary as the power to drive the pixels is shared among all of the pixels on the display. For instance, if you put up a total white field on a emissive display, that brightness measurement will be less than if you put up a small white square in the middle of a display. One is the standard brightness measurement (say ¡°typical¡±) and one is a peak brightness measurement.</p><p>This makes the question ¡°how bright is this display¡± a bit of a trick question. It depends on the measurements, of course, but also what kind of display technology you are evaluating and what content is being shown on the screen when the measurement is taken.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/3/23/fundamentals-of-led-backlights/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There are two types of LED backlights (in simple terms), edge-lit and direct.</p><h3>EDGE LIT</h3><p>In an edge-lit backlight, there is a row of LED light emitters (usually white) along one, two, or three edges of a backlight with reflective films and coatings to funnel that light across the entire back of an LCD panel in a uniform manner.</p><h4>Advantages:</h4><ul><li>Results in a thin overall LCD display profile. If you see a panel that is very, very thin, most likely it is using an edge-lit backlight design.</li><li>It is lower cost since it uses less LEDs to cover a larger area of display.</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages:</h4><ul><li>Can have some brightness uniformity issues, creating bright edges of the display and a dark center.</li><li>There are some size limitations to edge lit displays that make them impractical for large format LCDs.</li><li>Limited ability to modulate the backlight based on content to improve contrast and save power. The backlight is on all the time, no matter what content is showing.</li></ul><h3>DIRECT LIT</h3><p>In a direct lit backlight configuration, the LEDs are behind the LCD display, not just on the edges. There are many different approaches to this, but the most common implementations is to have arrays of LEDs in ¡°zones¡± that can be controlled independently based on content.</p><h4>Advantages:</h4><ul><li>Best overall brightness uniformity.</li><li>Local dimming can result in higher contrast and lower power consumption. In a zone where the content is dark, the backlight is turned down. In a zone where the content is bright, the backlight it turned up. Results in a thin overall LCD display profile. If you see a panel that is very, very thin, most likely it is using an edge-lit backlight design. This means that it can be lower power (or high) depending on the content shown.</li><li>No size limitations. You see this approach commonly on very large displays.</li></ul><h4>Disadvantages:</h4><ul><li>The direct lit style backlights tend to be thicker than edge-lit, resulting in thicker overall display and television sets.</li><li>Higher overall cost due to the use of more LED components.</li><li>Can be higher (or lower) power depending on the content.</li><li>The local dimming can lead to perceived brightness uniformity concerns and a ¡°halo¡± effect around light content on a dark background.</li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/3/16/8-things-to-know-about-naturalpoint/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<ol><li>As of January 27th, the acquisition was finalized. They are now part of the family!?<a href="http://www.planar.com/news/2017/1/27/planar-systems-completes-naturalpoint-acquisition/?utm_term=See%20news%20here&amp;utm_campaign=TEST-The%20Weekly%20View%20-%20Current%20Company%20News&amp;utm_content=email&amp;utm_source=Act-On+Software&amp;utm_medium=email">See news here</a>.</li><li>NaturalPoint, and their?<a href="http://optitrack.com/" target="_blank" title="OptiTrack">OptiTrack</a>?brand, is the undisputed market leader in the growing category of optical tracking and motion capture solutions.</li><li>They use specialized cameras to track reflectors or LED¡¯s placed on people and objects as they move through space. The kind of trackers that are used for CGI movie production, motion capture for video games, sports performance analysis, and increasingly for VR gameplay, like The Void or the?<a href="http://optitrack.com/motion-capture-virtual-reality/" target="_blank" title="OptiTrack">GhostBuster¡¯s Experience</a>?at Madam Tussaud¡¯s in New York City.</li><li>The founder, Jim Richardson, started his career in engineering by building a 12-foot long hovercraft in his parent¡¯s garage at the age of 13, winning his first State Science Competition at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)</li><li>Richardson developed the eye-tracking technology used in NaturalPoint¡¯s first product at 17 years of age, when a disabled cousin was no longer able to use a traditional computer mouse.</li><li>Brian Nilles, who is the chief strategy officer, has held CEO posts at 3D-focused businesses like Vicon, Accel3d, and Evolver, acquired by AutoDesk.</li><li>NaturalPoint¡¯s headquarters are just a few hours south of Planar on a beautiful campus in Corvallis that houses engineering, marketing, corporate functions, and manufacturing.</li><li>The NaturalPoint business will continue to operate as usual.</li></ol>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/3/9/why-av-manufacturers-build-at-home/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>For over 30 years we¡¯ve continually operated US manufacturing operations in service to our North American and global customers. With over 300 employees, vendors, and partners in the US, we¡¯re able to better manage quality control, time to market, a tight relationship with R&amp;D, distribution, and the ability to customize swiftly to customer needs. This combination of services have contributed to our great reputation for service, innovation, and market leadership. <br />To learn more about our ongoing commitment to providing the best for our US customers, check out the below excerpt from Sound and Video Contractor Magazine¡¯s exclusive interview with CMO, Jennifer Davis, in their article Why AV Manufacturers Build at Home:</p><p><strong>Describe your Made in America footprint.</strong><br />Oregon. We have continually operated US manufacturing operations for over 30 years.</p><p><strong>What percentage of your product is made in America?</strong><br />¡°Made in America¡± is a very specific, technical term that is governed by a regulatory body. That is not the question I am answering here. For the AV products sold to US customers, a majority of them are assembled in our factory in the US, including the award-winning <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video walls</a>, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/leyard-directlight/" title="DirectLight">Planar? DirectLight LED video walls</a>, and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/4k-lcd-displays/" title="Planar 4K LCD Displays">Planar? UltraRes? 4k/UHD video displays</a>. Customers in Europe are supported by factory operations in the States, and in France and Slovakia.</p><p><strong>How many Americans do you employ or contract to</strong><br />We employ 300 people in the US. The contract number is difficult to know, as we have lots of local/regional vendors and service providers, but I would say that conservatively on any given day we have 150 or more full-time equivalent employees at our partners that work in the States.</p><p><strong>Why America?</strong><br />We like to have local manufacturing in the States, to support our customers who are located here. It provides more timely deliveries and shorter lead times. It provides more customization and modularity options to our product offering. It provides an opportunity for customers to visit the factory directly. It provides a center for technical support and service that is close to the customer base. The same is true for our operations in the EU for those local customers.</p><p><strong>What advantages does your American manufacturing footprint give you?</strong><br />We have not only operations and sales, but marketing, engineering, and executive management in the USA, which provides us unique and direct insight into the needs of the US customer. It builds the confidence of our customers knowing we are in their time zone, speak their language, understand their needs, and have a long history of fulfilling the needs with quality and innovation.</p><p><strong>What challenges do you face in utilizing American manufacturing?</strong><br />We strive to have an experienced and highly capable workforce and with manufacturing jobs becoming more scarce, we strive to make sure the labor pool is ready to support our growth into the future. We invest in our local communities, in technology and education charities including Business Education Compact (BEC), <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.omsi.edu/" target="_blank" title="OMSI">Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)</a> and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://marathonscholars.org/" target="_blank" title="Marathon Scholars">Marathon Scholars</a>. We also make ourselves accessible to tour groups and mentoring opportunities, to help encourage students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as understanding the range of career options available in the market.</p><p><strong>If you manufacture both in America and abroad, how/why did the split take shape? Are there things that work best on American soil and things that are best outsourced?</strong><br />We have company-owned facilities and key manufacturing partnerships all over the world. We always decide where to manufacture product based on the product design, the readiness of various facilities to take on the product, the proximity and needs of the customers for that product line, and over all capacity planning.</p><p><strong>Are there types of products that best lend to American manufacturing? If so, why?</strong><br />Some highly complex products benefit from close proximity to our design engineering teams (which we have in our US factory with our headquarters for R&amp;D just down the road).</p><p>For more information about Planar and Leyard¡¯s presence in the US, visit <a href="http://www.planar.com\about\usa-proud\" title="USA Proud">www.planar.com/about/usa-proud/</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/3/2/what-is-an-led/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>LED stands for ¡°light emitting diode¡± and it is a semiconductor device that converts an electrical current to visible light. It is a self-emitting light source. Because of its relative power efficiency, solid-state design, and long life-span it is a popular building material for a number of product categories:</p><ul><li>LED architectural lighting, replacing incandescent or fluorescent bulbs in light fixtures both indoor and outdoor. These LEDs are structured to emit white light.</li><li>LED backlights used in LCD (liquid crystal displays) and video walls as a light source, replacing cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFL) in flat panel displays and monitors. In consumer products, these LED-backlit LCD displays are called ¡°LED TV¡±. These LED backlights can be structured to emit white light or can also be controlled to create wider color gamut displays.</li><li>LED projection engines replacing other light-emitting bulb materials to produce the light that shines against mirrors or through lenses to create front and rear-projection (RPC) solutions.</li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/2/16/mashable-video-featuring-planar-installation/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We were honored to be a part of the project at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and now we're honored to be featured in this Check In Tech Out video by <a href="http://mashable.com/" target="_blank" title="Mashable">Mashable</a>.</p><p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmashable%2Fvideos%2F10154862393079705%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;"></iframe></p><p>To learn more about the lobby project at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, check out the <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/cosmopolitan-hotel-las-vegas/" title="Case Study - Cosmopolitan Hotel">case study</a>.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/2/9/leyard-continues-leadership-in-fine-pitch-led-market/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar and Leyard are exhibiting this week at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, the largest AV tradeshow in EMEA. The?booth features a public Technology Demonstration of a 0.7mm LED display, as well as all our newest products and our award-winning existing product lines.</p><p>To see more from Planar and Leyard at ISE 2017, check out InAVate's video, <a href="http://www.inavateonthenet.net/news/article/leyard-continue-leadership-in-fine-pitch-led-market" target="_blank" title="InAVate: Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market">Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market</a>!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/2/2/planar-and-leyard-at-ise-2017/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This is the first year that <a href="" title="Leyard">Leyard</a> and?Planar, a Leyard company?will be hosting a combined presence at?<a href="https://www.iseurope.org/" target="_blank" title="ISE">Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)</a>. Tune into?<a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/rants-and-raves-episode-562/" target="_blank" title="rAVe Publications">Rants and rAVes ¡ª Episode 562: Planar and Leyard Have Big-Time, Combined Presence at ISE</a>?to get a hint at what you might see in Leyard and Planar's booth next week in Amsterdam.?</p><p>Visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/events/" title="Planar Events">Planar.com/events</a>?to get your free registration code to ISE 2017 and then be sure to come visit us in booth 12-H85!?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/1/19/leyard-and-planar-installations-overview/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/198724488?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p>From small format touchscreen displays for kiosks to massive video walls and everything in between, Leyard and Planar's broad product offering means the right solution for each application. Video processing, media player solutions, and mounting accessories make Leyard and Planar a one-source option for display solutions. See more videos from <a href="/en/" title="Leyard">Leyard</a> and Planar on <a href="https://vimeo.com/planarsystems" target="_blank" title="Vimeo">Vimeo</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/1/12/redefining-prime-time/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In the olden days before on-demand and streaming content, broadcasters designed certain hours as ¡°prime time,¡± that day part when the largest audiences were congregated in front of their TVs. In the States, this was somewhere between 6:00 and 9:00 PM on weekdays. This is where shows like Friends, Seinfield, the Cosby Show, and the like would be found. Even today, popular shows, like The Big Bang Theory, are played at this time.</p><p>But times have changed. Now you can record and playback content at any time. You can stream from apps or a cable provider on-demand. Viewers are no longer tethered to their TVs or their homes, with the growth of mobile device playback.</p><p>I heard the NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, comment recently that professional basketball games played in the States can be streamed nearly real-time to China and viewers can watch the games on their morning commute. This is a common scene on buses and trains among the growing number of basketball fans in Asia. So, prime time for basketball in China is in the morning.</p><p>B2B marketing has gone through a similar transformation. It used to be that brands waited until Integrated Systems Europe or InfoComm launched new products. They knew their buyers and prospects would be congregated there. Yet, we are increasingly launching products between major events. For instance the launch of the latest generation of the incredibly popular <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="Planar UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes?</a> 4k flat panel displays (which go up to 98¡± to create a small-video-wall-in-a-box concept), we launched in October 2015.</p><p>Tradeshows are still incredibly important in the market, don¡¯t get me wrong. Especially for highly visual products like the ones that Planar and Leyard produce. You want to experience them to fully appreciate the quality. We are proud to be founding exhibitors at ISE, DSE, and InfoComm. Our presence at NAB and IBC are fabulous showcases of the offerings. In fact, you can check out a list of global events at <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/events/" title="Planar Events">www.planar.com/events</a> and get free exhibit passes to many of the industry events.</p><p>But they are no longer the only place you can get information. Here are four ways to stay in touch between the beats of the trade events that define the rhythm of the industry. To help us play the shows you want to watch during your prime time:</p><ol><li>Subscribe to the news feed and blog at <a href="http://www.planar.com/blog/" title="Planar Blog">www.planar.com</a>.</li><li>Follow our feeds on popular networks like <a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems?lang=en" title="Planar Twitter">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/PlanarSystemsInc" title="Planar Facebook">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/planar-systems" title="Planar LinkedIn">LinkedIn</a>, <a href="https://plus.google.com/116381699207118662171" title="Planar Google +">Google+</a>, and <a href="https://vimeo.com/planarsystems" title="Planar Vimeo">Vimeo</a>.</li><li>Attend a regional open house event. They are listed at <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/events/" title="Planar Events">www.planar.com/events</a> and are free to attend.</li><li>Contact your local account representative to schedule a training or meeting to review all the new products we have announced in the past 6 months, new installation profiles we have published, and how Planar and Leyard can help you achieve your goals for the year.</li></ol>https://www.planar.com/blog/2017/1/5/transparent-displays-at-ces-2017/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 officially opened its doors today, celebrating the show¡¯s 50th anniversary. We're seeing lots of really cool new technology, as well as innovative uses of transparent OLED displays. At Intel's booth, a cyclist rides alongside a <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar LookThru transparent OLED display</a> showing real-time data about his performance and heart rate. Check it out:</p><p>?<img style="width: 500px; height: 281.69014084507046px;" src="/media/436120/ces-lookthru.gif?width=500&amp;height=281.69014084507046" alt=""></p><h3>More images from the Intel Booth of the Planar LookThru transparent OLED display:</h3><p><img src="/media/436121/ces-transparent-display-intel-2.jpg" alt="Intel CES 2017 booth showing Planar LookThru transparent OLED"></p><p><img src="/media/436122/ces-transparent-display-intel-3.jpg" alt="Intel CES 2017 booth showing Planar LookThru transparent OLED"></p><h3>Planar LookThru transparent OLED display in the Corning Booth:</h3><p><img src="/media/436123/ces-transparent-display-corning.jpg" alt="Corning Booth at CES 2017 showing Planar LookThru transparent OLED"></p><p><strong>If you are at the show, stop by the Planar and Leyard booth #30645.</strong></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/12/15/what-is-digital-signage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>I recently spoke at the Digital Signage Federation and Digital Signage Expo sponsored panel discussion called ¡°Coffee and Controversy¡± and one of the questions posed to the panel was whether the name ¡°digital signage¡± was a benefit or hindrance to the industry.</p><p>The term has been used by market researchers to describe the kinds of screens that are used in public venues, versus residential, consumer or television products. The term ¡°digital signage¡± being used as a synonym with ¡°public information displays.¡±</p><p>The term has been a catchall for a variety of technologies, ranging from displays to players to content creation for applications ranging from outdoor digital billboards to wayfinding touch kiosks to advertising displays in retail or transit locations to brand activations of various kinds.</p><p>My take is that the category name ¡°digital signage¡± is quite misleading. When you think of ¡°signage,¡± it is often used to refer to signs that would direct visitors in a physical space to the location of exits or restrooms. The printed advertising in these spaces aren¡¯t considered ¡°signs,¡± so why would the digital versions be considered ¡°digital signage¡±?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/12/8/what-makes-clarity-matrix-different/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>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.</p><p>There are dozen of things that set the Matrix apart, but here are a few highlights:<br /><br />1. ERO<br />For public venues and high-ambient light conditions, we offer our proprietary <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/ero/" title="ERO">Extended Ruggedness and Optics? (ERO)</a> for added protection.</p><p>2. EasyAxis? Mounting System<br />The <a data-udi="umb://document/1efe67fc278a43a4ae196803e11e8a53" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/easyaxis-mounting-system/" title="EasyAxis Mounting System">industry¡¯s thinnest mounting design</a> is front-installed and services and allows the panel to be mounted a mere 4¡± (the same in centimeters) off the wall to stay in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).</p><p>3. Big Picture Plus Progressing<br />This included processing allows images and sources to be scaled across the face of the wall or in sections of the wall, without the cost and complexity of an external processor. This saves time and money on every installation.</p><p>4. Off-board Electronics<br />The heart of the Clarity Matrix is a distributed design that takes heat, complexity, and unreliability out from behind the LCD panels and replaces it with a centrally-located and highly reliable rack-mounted system.</p><p>For more information and to build your own video wall, see the Matrix Calculator at <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/matrix" title="Matrix Calculator">http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/matrix</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/12/1/love-the-matrix-calculator-try-the-new-led-video-wall-calculator/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Build your own video wall using the free <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome">LED video wall calculator</a>. 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.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/11/17/4-trends-for-digital-signage-displays-in-museums/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>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.</p><h4>1. High reliability is a must</h4><p>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 design, reliability is a requirement.</p><h4>2. Planar ERO protects displays in high traffic areas</h4><p>With crowds numbering anywhere from thousands to millions of people per year, high traffic is a guarantee and a concern for electronics in public venues. To make sure displays are ready for these demanding environments, many Planar can be equipped with <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/ero/">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness Optics?)</a> to provide extra protection, and better optical performance in bright environments is a bonus.</p><h4>3. Touch displays add a new dimension to the experience</h4><p>Touch screen displays are allowing visitors to interact with exhibits in ways that were not possible before. Users can now become a part of the exhibit and further immerse themselves in the history and culture of the museum exhibits.</p><h4>4. Video walls engage audiences at scale</h4><p>A key feature found in video walls is that they have the ability to capture the audience¡¯s attention and keep them engaged, even from a distance and even in a crowd. Museums are incorporating video walls to create a ¡°wow¡± factor that can be difficult to achieve without technology. Video walls are the perfect complement to any exhibit, and can enhance the information being relayed. </p><h3><a href="#" title="Museum Trends eBook">Download our Museum Design Trends eBook</a> to learn how museums are using Digital Displays to drive engagement.</h3>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/11/10/planar-digital-display-screens-bring-reliability-and-performance-to-gaming-properties/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>¡°The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix?</a> and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ps/">Planar? PS-Series</a> 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 <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/indigo-sky-casino/">Indigo Sky Casino</a> case study and see other implementation of large format screens and video walls at at <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/">http://casestudies.planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/11/3/alternatives-to-a-touch-overlay/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Our customers love interactive displays. Over the years, touchscreens and multi-touch displays have become a huge part of our product offering and with no surprise. Interactivity encourages customer engagement, brand loyalty, and brings a livelihood to physical spaces, all with a natural user interface.</p><p>Customers and integrators may think their only path to interactivity on a video wall or large format display is a third-party touch overlay. Something that could transform their LCD or LED display to an interactive touch screen. But there is an alternative.</p><p>Planar offers a wide variety of products with touch integrated. No third-party components to buy. No risk of misalignment or incompatibility. No bulky extra bezels. Just high fidelity, multi-touch for virtually any application.</p><p>We offer a range for touch displays up to video walls greater than 300¡± diagonal. To see the full line-up, explore the touch offerings: <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/touch-displays/" title="Planar Touch Displays">http://www.planar.com/products/touch-displays/</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/10/27/3-ways-technology-companies-benefit-from-digital-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="at-share-btn-elements">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.</div><ol><li><h3>Multi-touch capability allows for superior interactivity and brand activation</h3>Fifteen 55-inch?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix? LCD displays</a>?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 touch points which allow users to zoom in and out at their leisure, giving them a better look at Samtec¡¯s product offerings (which are normally small in size).</li><li><h3><a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/ero/">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics?)</a>?provides protection</h3>Planar ERO provides protection against scratches, dust, and moisture. It also reduces the contrast loss you¡¯d experience with conventional protective cover glass. These features make the displays ideal for high traffic areas and customer interactivity.</li><li><h3>Off-board electronics for greater reliability and serviceability</h3>Not only do the thin displays comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the off-board electronics design reduces heat-related failures by placing power supplies and controllers in remote locations. This design allows for better access to components during maintenance and eliminates the need to disassemble the entire video wall when serviced. This innovation was a Planar first!</li></ol><p>For more on the?<a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/samtec/">Samtec installation</a>?and other case studies, visit?<a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/">http://www.planar.com/case-studies/</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/10/20/planar-displays-help-fight-crime/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>¡°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 <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall System</a> displays has increased the confidence of this center¡¯s video surveillance and is contributing positively to public safety initiatives. <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/memphis-police-real-time-crime-center/">http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/government/memphis-police-real-time-crime-center</a>.?</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/10/13/3-ways-corporate-offices-are-benefiting-from-digital-signage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>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.</p><ol><li><h3>Celebrating company history</h3>With the use of 59 46-inch <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Planar Clarity? Matrix? Video Wall displays</a>, 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 the progression of Daimler trucks in a timeline form. It guides visitors through Daimler¡¯s impressive history, while also allowing them to gain a better understanding of the company, their innovations, and values.</li><li><h3>Creating interactive brand experiences</h3>The 46-inch Clarity? Matrix? LCD video wall also make up a six-by-three (6 x 3) video wall, in an eye-catching portrait orientation, located adjacent to the lobby elevators showcasing interactive social media messaging, product content, and wall-to-wall video content. The screens are fully equipped with <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/ero/">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness Optics?)</a> for extra protection against high traffic.</li><li><h3>Wayfinding for employees and visitors</h3>A <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/helium/">Planar? Helium? multi-touch monitor</a> is used in the lobby as a building directory for employee and guest wayfinding. On the remaining eight floors, 55-inch interactive employee kiosks featuring a <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ps/">Planar? PS Series Touch LCD display</a> (PS5561T) are used for wayfinding along with displaying daily messages, cafeteria menus, and weather and traffic conditions. <br />Daimler is one of the many corporations choosing Planar displays in their corporate design. To see more on this case study and a variety of others, go to <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/">http://casestudies.planar.com/</a>.</li></ol>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/10/6/physical-retail-demand-fuels-interest-in-digital-signage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>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.</p><p>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 the retail store. To see examples of what our customers have done in retail, check out our <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/" target="_blank" title="Planar Case Studies">case studies</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/10/3/av-magazine-highlights-leyard-twa-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<h3>Market Leader Leyard Innovates LED Offering Starting at 0.9mm Pitch</h3><p>?<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0rAUaNPuHDw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p><a href="http://www.avinteractive.com/av-tv-old/market-leader-leyard-innovates-led-offering-starting-at-0-9mm-pitch-avtv-on-demand-27-09-2016/" target="_blank">AV Magazine</a> interviews Leyard CMO, Jennifer Davis at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/29/6-things-to-take-away-from-rio-2016/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>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.</p><ol><li><h3>Two of the greatest athletes compete in their final Olympic games</h3>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.</li><li><h3>Diving for the finish line</h3>Bahamas runner, Shaunae Miller won a gold medal in the women¡¯s 400m final. This was no ordinary finish- after stumbling during the last few meters, Miller dove over the finish line to beat Allyson Felix (USA world champion).</li><li><h3>Shattering world records</h3>Swimmer, Katie Ledecky, from team USA broke her own world record by two seconds in the women¡¯s 800m freestyle final. If that¡¯s not impressive enough, she finished almost 12 seconds earlier than the silver medalist.</li><li><h3>Gold medal breakthroughs</h3>After a shootout against Germany, Brazil clinched the gold medal after Neymar carried out the game-winning kick. This was the country¡¯s first gold medal in soccer, arguably one of Brazil¡¯s most popular sports.</li><li><h3>Continued excellence</h3>It is no secret that China has taken over Olympic diving. They have secured 31 gold medals in 40 different diving events since the games in 2000. After winning gold in both men¡¯s and women¡¯s individual 10M platform, synchronized 10M platform, and individual 3M springboard, as well as winning gold in women¡¯s synchronized 3M springboard- China walked away with 7 out of 8 diving gold medals.</li><li><h3>Leyard displays were, once again, part of the story of the Games</h3>Whether athletes were competing in their final games, diving towards the finish line, or breaking world records, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" target="_blank">Leyard? TVH Series LED video walls</a> were there for it all. The high quality, reliable displays deemed themselves Olympic-worthy during the 2016 games as NBC¡¯s premier LED video wall provider.</li></ol><p>For more details, visit the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/led-video-wall/nbc-olympics" target="_blank">NBC Olympics case study</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/26/planar-touchmark-annotation-and-whiteboarding-software/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/accessories/touchmark/" target="_blank">Planar Touchmark Annotation and Whiteboarding Software</a> for <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/" target="_blank">Planar's Large Format LCD Displays</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170704232?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/22/planar-mosaic-architectural-lcd-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" target="_blank">Planar Mosaic Architectural LCD Video Wall</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170704233?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/19/leaders-participate-in-tao-tech-exec-auction-for-stem-education/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The <a href="http://www.techoregon.org/" target="_blank" title="Technology Association of Oregon">Technology Association of Oregon</a> (TAO) is hosting an auction to benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education programs.?These educational programs play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy and are a critical component to the future success of the Oregon and Southwest Washington technology industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.</p><p>This year TAO announced their first annual <a href="https://www.32auctions.com/2016TechExecAuction" target="_blank" title="TAO Tech Exec Online Auction">Tech Exec Online Auction</a> to benefit the work of STEM education programs <a href="http://innovateoregon.org/" target="_blank">Innovate Oregon</a>, <a href="http://iurbanteen.org/" target="_blank">iUrbanTeen</a>, <a href="http://www.ortop.org/" target="_blank">Oregon Robotics</a>, and <a href="http://pybpdx.org/programs/Technology" target="_blank">Portland YouthBuilders</a>. Planar, a Leyard company is excited to announce that our?leaders have signed up to be a part of it.</p><p>Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer and Sam Phenix, Vice President, Research and Development will be participating in the <a href="http://www.techoregon.org/blog/tech-exec-auction-benefit-stem-education-programs" target="_blank" title="TAO Tech Exec Auction">Tech Exec Auction</a>. Beginning today, September 19, through September 22, individuals and companies may place bids to spend time with a local Tech Exec. Jennifer and Sam will be offering "Pixels &amp; Pinots" a tour of the Planar Headquarters office in Beaverton, Oregon and a jaunt around wine country. Learn more at the <a href="https://www.32auctions.com/2016TechExecAuction" target="_blank" title="TAO Auction Portal">TAO Auction Portal</a>.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/15/top-4-reasons-you-should-prefer-carbon-fiber-for-rental-and-staging-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>All of the <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight?</a> solutions incorporate the use of carbon fiber in their designs. This feature is well known in other industries for providing durable, light-weight solutions and these products are no exception. Before you check out Leyard¡¯s complete line-up of LED displays, here are 4 reasons you should be in favor of carbon fiber:</p><ol><li><h3>Lightweight</h3>At nearly half the mass of other products in the market (ranging anywhere from 38%-65% lighter), the products made with carbon fiber are easy to lift and cheaper to ship. This translates into real profits for rental and staging companies wanting to lower their labor and freight expenses.</li><li><h3>Durability</h3>Carbon fiber is made of long, thin strands of material with a diameter less than that of a human hair (0.0002 inches or 0.010 millimeters or 5-10 micrometers each). Specifically, it is made of carbon atoms which are bonded together in microscopic crystals. &lt;some durability aspects: high corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance.</li><li><h3>Strength</h3>It has an extremely high strength-to-volume ratio, making it stronger for its size than any other product on the market. This delivers real benefits to rental and staging companies who can worry less about the effects of breakage or wear and tear on their products.</li><li><h3>Versatility</h3><a data-udi="umb://document/a8fb41d7a1844bfbaaa050a59a401759" href="/markets/rental-staging/" title="Rental &amp; Staging">Rental and staging</a> events range from sold out concert shows and tours to small, indoor corporate presentations. No matter the occasion, consumer demand for digital solutions is steadily on the rise. Leyard¡¯s LED product offerings cater to your needs from ceiling to floor and indoor to outdoor.</li></ol><p><em>All of this brought to you by the market leader in fine pitch LED displays.</em></p><p>Leyard is the world leader in fine pitch LED and has been since we pioneered the category. With our CarbonLight? series winning a Best of Show Award for Best New Rigid LED Wall Product at InfoComm 2016, you can rest easy knowing we provide innovative, award-winning solutions you can trust.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/12/planar-directlight-series-led-video-wall-system/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>This video showcases the?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/directlight/" target="_blank">Planar DirectLight Series LED Video Wall System</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/171789607?color=e4191e&amp;title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/8/3-reasons-planar-does-ada-best/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The U.S. Department of Justice has been working to ensure that buildings and spaces are safe and accessible for everyone, including those with disabilities. When it comes to the installation of protruding objects, such as a display system mounted to a wall, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has set regulations in which public and government buildings must comply.</p><p>Section 4.4 of the ADA deals with regulations directly applicable to the installation of Planar and Leyard display systems. It states that objects? must not extend more than four inches (.33 feet) from the wall, if leading edges are located between 27 (2.25 feet) and 80 inches (6.67 feet) above the floor. This applies to locations such as halls, walks, passageways, aisles, and corridors. All of which are ideal locations to display video content and to mount digital screens. Here are 3 reasons Planar does ADA best.</p><ol><li><h3>We were first and have the most experience</h3>Planar was the first video wall manufacturer in the industry to comply with ADA standards. This has allowed our company more time to innovate and perfect the design of our video walls than leading competitors.</li><li><h3>We offer it on LCD and LED products</h3>We have kept our leadership, creating the thinnest and best-performing mounting profile for both tiled LCD with the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video wall system</a> and the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/directlight/">Planar? DirectLight? direct view LED video wall</a>.</li><li><h3>Front serviceability takes the benefits further</h3>Utilizing unique off-board distributed architecture or other clever mechanical designs, front serviceability is possible, eliminating any need for rear access and wasted depth (which is also important in hallways and corridors). Mounts are included in the products so customers do not have to purchase one separately or pay for costly wall insets.</li></ol><p>Check out the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/"><span>Clarity? Matrix?? LCD Video Wall System</span></a>, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/directlight/"><span>Planar? DirectLight? LED video wall system</span></a>, and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/"><span>Planar? UltraRes? Series</span></a><span> and other large format flat screens,</span> to see a few of our latest ADA compliant technologies.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/5/8k-leyard-twa12-video-wall-09mm-led-technology-demonstration/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>This video showcases the 8K Leyard <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/tw/" target="_blank">TWA1.2</a> Video Wall and 0.9mm LED Video Wall Technology Demonstration at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170704235?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/9/1/4-key-features-that-make-the-installation-of-planar-mosaic-unique/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There are many things to consider when creating a new design. It is important that you are reflecting the values of the company, as well as finding ways to create a unique and professional setting to impress any visitors. Digital signage helps with creativity by allowing you to display original content at the touch of a button. The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" target="_blank">Planar? Mosaic? LCD architectural video walls</a> take it a step further to present a wow factor unlike any other. Here are 4 key features that combine to set Planar Mosaic display tiles apart from the rest.</p><ol><li><h3>Design video walls with 3 different LCD display tiles</h3>A feature that is unique to Planar, 3 different sized LCD tiles (22¡±, 46¡±, and 55¡±) are available for designers to mix-and-match in order to create a show stopping design.</li><li><h3>Ability to mount at any angle or position</h3>Planar Mosaic video walls are designed to get the most out of a video wall. Whether that is overlapping display tiles, or positioning them at different angles, these LCD tiles can form unique arrays not possible with other video walls.</li><li><h3>Extra protection for public venues</h3>For high traffic areas, <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/ero/" target="_blank">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics?)</a> provides an extra layer of protection and durability. It also improves contrast, clarity, and legibility while reducing glare and parallax error.</li><li><h3>Mosaic Ensemble provides an all-in-one solution</h3>Complete with the Mosaic Mount?, power supply modules, and the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/designer-software/" target="_blank">Mosaic Project Designer? Software</a>, the Mosaic Ensemble, included with the Planar Mosaic offering, allows for versatile positioning, front serviceability, off-board electronics, 24x7 operation, and the ability to view your content through your layout in software.</li></ol><p>Planar Mosaic LCD video walls help unleash creativity. Don¡¯t just take our word for it, see what <a href="http://www.etny.net/planar_mosaic_video_wall" target="_blank">Everglades Technologies</a> has to say about it.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/29/clarity-matrix-multitouch-lcd-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/multitouch/" target="_blank">Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703968?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/25/3-ways-redundant-power-supplies-are-the-awd-for-video-walls/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>All-wheel drive (AWD) is a useful feature in modern automobiles. For a number of the same reasons customers choose AWD, our customers choose redundant power supply options on their display products. Why??</p><h3>1. Both endure unexpected conditions</h3><p>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.</p><p>Similarly, redundant power supply options, available on a variety of Planar and Leyard products, provide peace of mind when it comes to displaying content in environments where the conditions are unpredictable and the impact of a down video wall is high.</p><h3>2. ?Both inspire confidence</h3><p>All-wheel drive provides extra traction by keeping all four wheels spinning. When stuck in the mud, driving over a slippery surface, or going off-road for an adventure, AWD keeps the driver feeling confident and in control.</p><p>Instead of providing extra traction for mission critical environments, redundant power supplies provide a reliable 24/7 operation. In military operations, utility control rooms, and healthcare settings continuous operation is not an option. It is a requirement. The redundant power supply feature acts as the AWD by instantaneously switching power supplies when faced with a failure. Its ability to keep the video wall up and running allows employees to direct their focus on other pressing issues and take their time to resolve issues or replace parts.</p><h3>3. ?Both occur seamlessly</h3><p>Both of these systems can operate successfully without the user being involved. Just like AWD drive detects where extra power is needed and sends it to the axle that needs it, redundant power supplies switch seamlessly to ensure use of the display is not interrupted. System failures cannot and should not keep the show from going on.</p><p>Planar has 24/7 redundant power supplies as both a standard and an option for a variety of products. The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a> has redundant power supply as a standard while the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank">Clarity? Matrix?</a> and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/directlight/" target="_blank">Planar? DirectLight? video wall</a> can be factory-configured with this option at the time of order to allow the systems to operate continuously in the event of a component failure. The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? CLI</a> and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cla/" target="_blank">CLA Series</a> have dual power supply as an option, while on the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clo/" target="_blank">CLO</a>, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clm/" target="_blank">CLM</a>, and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clf/" target="_blank">CLF</a> models dual power supply is included as a standard.</p><p>Mission critical operations call for 24/7 redundancy. For more information on how you can get your displays into all-wheel drive, contact your reseller or a sales person.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/22/leyard-carbonlight-cla-series-led-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cla/" target="_blank">Leyard CarbonLight CLA Series LED Video Wall</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170702918?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/18/planar-provides-bim-models-to-make-design-simple/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining leverage in the construction industry due to an increasingly digitally driven world. This is impacting stakeholders and consultants alike. Its ability to increase productivity and help produce high quality work has been the force driving its growing popularity.</p><p>BIM is used as a replacement to standard 2D modeling systems, and goes further into the building life cycle. The system digitally represents both physical and operational attributes during build projects, making it useful for different functions such as cost, construction, and project management. Combining these into one system increases efficiency and quality, allowing all entities to communicate information faster and from anywhere in the world.</p><p>Not only is BIM on the rise, but some agencies are going to mandate it. In order to make sure you¡¯re keeping up with the latest standards, Planar has incorporated BIM and SketchUp models so digital displays can fit seamlessly into your designs.</p><p>To check out BIM models for our <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall System</a>, visit our product page or download them on <a href="https://identity.trimble.com/i/authenticationendpoint/login.do?client_id=_dgEh9Y0YvnjfSjRuZjQSpx4VZwa&amp;commonAuthCallerPath=%2Foauth2%2Fauthorize&amp;forceAuth=false&amp;lang=en&amp;passiveAuth=false&amp;redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Flogin.sketchup.com%2Flogin%2Ftrimbleid%2Fcallback&amp;relyingParty=_dgEh9Y0YvnjfSjRuZjQSpx4VZwa&amp;response_type=code&amp;scope=openid&amp;tenantId=1&amp;type=oidc&amp;sessionDataKey=807ab240-deff-4952-9e99-99eab810d009&amp;relyingParty=_dgEh9Y0YvnjfSjRuZjQSpx4VZwa&amp;type=oidc&amp;sp=login.sketchup.com&amp;isSaaSApp=true&amp;authenticators=GoogleOAUth2OpenIDAuthenticator:GoogleIDP;ExtendedBasicAuthenticator:LOCAL" target="_blank">SketchUp Warehouse</a> and <a href="https://bimobject.com/en-us/product?brand=planar-systems" target="_blank">Autodesk Seek</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/15/leyard-twa-series-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar?and <a href="/en/" target="_blank">Leyard</a>?showcased the award-winning?<span><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/tw/" target="_blank">Leyard TWA Series</a>?</span>at InfoComm 2016.</p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705436?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/11/transparent-oled-creates-contextual-halo-for-branding/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We had a chance to catch up with Traylor Woodall, Executive Creative Director, from <a href="http://fivestonestudios.com/" target="_blank">FiveStone Studios</a> after they earned top honors in the <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/clear-concept-awards/" target="_blank">Clear Concept Awards</a> and presented at the Digital Signage Expo 2016. We wanted to ask them about their thoughts and experience with <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/" target="_blank">Planar? LookThru? OLED transparent displays</a> and the opportunities for branding and customer experience that are enabled by this new technology.</p><p>We started the conversation by asking why the time was right for transparent displays in digital signage. ¡°Planar¡¯s LookThru OLED technology is a powerful tool for cutting through the static,¡± said Traylor Woodall. ¡°We see an opportunity for brands to create a contextual halo around their products by creating a secondary layer of features, benefits for the viewer to dive deeper and engage with the brand.¡±</p><p>When asked to describe the winning concept that they submitted for the Clear Concept Awards, Woodall was quick to respond. ¡°It¡¯s rare to have such an innovative canvas to create on. The challenge of balancing how information on the OLED display interacts with the brand and its environment was very exciting to our team. It called for a full experiential team focusing on lighting, set design, UI and content creation. During the process, we went through a number of ideas before we settled on the Dragon Lair concept.¡± Some of those ideas include:</p><ul><li>Luxury Resort - An elevator experience that involved Planar LookThru OLED technology on the car itself and the elevator shaft, allowing viewers to have several layers of experience as they move between floors.</li><li>Museum Exhibit - This was a strong contender as Planar¡¯s technology could be very helpful for providing contextual halos around exhibits.</li><li>Corporate/Executive Briefing Centers - Another opportunity is adding a wow factor to executive briefing or corporate centers. Planar¡¯s Lookthru OLED Displays could be used overlooking work areas, production lines, etc.</li><li>Object/eye tracking - Track eye movement to help adjust for parallax between the display and the actual product and explore aligning features and benefits.</li></ul><p>Now that FiveStone Studios has a Planar LookThru OLED Touch display in their lab, they are seeing even more possibilities for the technology. They¡¯ve even offered a little advice for customers regarding how best to utilize Planar Lookthru OLED technology:</p><ul><li>Think about the entire experience. The interplay between the content on the display, the product, the lighting and environment is critical. Orchestrating all these elements to elevate and support the product is key.</li><li>Remember the contextual halo. We think that featuring the product is paramount so content on the display is best served around it, not covering the product or muddying the interaction.</li><li>Consider parallax. The distance of the product from the display and its size creates parallax so properly test to make sure your content works from different angles. On a good note, Planar¡¯s Lookthru OLED display has no color or brightness fall-off when you view off-axis!</li><li>A note on our concept- these are artist renderings, not construction drawings. The final implementation would no doubt require modifications to be accurate.</li><li>Lastly, we found the transparent OLED to be fabulous because of the brightness of the content vs transparent LCD. Content really pops if bright colors and values are used. If you are going to use photographic elements with shadows, it will be important that your environment behind the glass be dark enough to fill the transparent shadows of your imagery.</li></ul><p>Woodall explains, ¡°We have already used our LookThru touch display to create an interactive VJ station for one of our events- the opportunities are truly endless.¡±</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/8/planar-ep-series-lcd-video-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ep/" target="_blank">Planar? EP Series</a> is a line of Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160) professional LCD displays that were showcased at InfoComm 2016.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703522?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/4/strong-enough-to-lift-a-car/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Superheroes from comics, movies, or television shows are often lauded for their strength. The ability to lift a car being a quintessential demonstration. And it turns out that people want display products, especially in the rental and staging market, that are incredibly strong. Superhero strong.</p><p>When we announced the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? LED displays</a> we knew that people would want to create amazing video floors using the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clf/" target="_blank">Leyard CarbonLight CLF Series</a>. For a stage floor, we knew it would need to hold up to the weight of dancers and sets. And for auto shows, we knew people would want to park cars on it.?</p><p>Even though the Leyard CarbonLight CLF displays are lightweight, they can hold over 1,100 pounds (500 kg) each.</p><p>This officially qualifies Leyard CarbonLight for superhero status!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/8/1/planar-ultrares-series-4k-lcd-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>Planar, a Leyard company showcased two different applications of the award-winning?<span><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a> 4K displays </span></span>at InfoComm 2016.</p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705011?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/28/natural-computing-intuitive-interface/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In June of 2007 when the very first iPhone was released a change began for not only Apple customers, but also everyone who uses computers, phones, or any type of electronic device. Touch interfaces became mainstream.</p><p>The iPhone was far from being the first touch interface¡ªthe technology has existed since the 1970s¡ªbut with the launch of the iPhone, then Android phones, then iPads and tablets, touch interfaces became a natural way for us to control our devices.</p><p>Now it¡¯s time for our computers to catch up.</p><h3>The Desktop Gap</h3><p>For all of the advantages of touch interfaces, they still don¡¯t work very well for fine movements needed in crafting spreadsheets and they aren¡¯t ideal for long-format text entry. Desktop and laptop computers are still an important tool for design fields, for spreadsheet and document heavy office work, and for so many other fields where a big, expansive screen needs to be coupled with precise input.</p><p>But we¡¯re constantly switching from one interface to another. We might stop using our computer to flip through photos on a tablet because the movement is more natural, the zooming effortless, the swiping intuitive. Then when it comes time to position the photo into a presentation, to adjust the settings, and refine the design, it¡¯s easier to move back to a computer with a mouse and keyboard.</p><h3>The Best of Both Worlds</h3><p>Upgrading to a touchscreen monitor on a desktop gives you the ability to work in the most natural way on one device. Instead of switching devices when you switch tasks, you can simply switch input methods. Just like you might switch from the keyboard to the mouse and back depending on what you need to do, with a touchscreen monitor you can switch from a touch and gesture interface to a keyboard and mouse interface instantly based on what feels most natural and what¡¯s going to be the best fit for the job.</p><p>Unfortunately just slapping touch sensors on a desktop monitor isn¡¯t enough.</p><h3>Designed with Purpose</h3><p>When Planar?, a Leyard company, decided to make a touch screen monitor, they looked not only at how touch interfaces work on devices like smartphones and tablets, but also at how that would translate into a desktop environment.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/helium/" target="_blank"><span>Planar? Helium? Series</span></a>?monitors can track up to 10 points of touch for fast, accurate, and smooth responses. They also have a custom stand that allows the monitor to lay flat on the desk if you want to collaborate or to adjust from 15¡ã to 70¡ã to offer just the right ergonomics. And, to ensure that you can always see what you¡¯re working on, the Helium monitors have a 178¡ã viewing angle.</p><p>Add to that the built-in webcam, microphone, speakers, and a bevy of video inputs and the Helium Series monitors have become the bridge for the desktop gap allowing fluid, natural movement between keyboard, mouse, touch, and back again.</p><p>You¡¯ll forget what device you¡¯re using and just get things done.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/26/clarity-vcs-video-wall-processor/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/processing-players/vcs/" target="_blank"><span>Clarity? Visual Control Station? (VCS?)</span></a>?<span>is a flexible and easy-to-use video wall processor designed to capture, display and manage multiple sources on a video wall.</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705010?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/18/8k-lcd-display-technology-demonstration/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>Planar, a Leyard company showcased a technology demonstration of a 65" 8K resolution LCD display at InfoComm 2016.?</span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170702916?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/14/the-contradiction-of-creativity/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There was a recent article in Advertising Age sponsored by USA Today that asked advertising executives what ¡°Creativity¡± meant to them. Responses ran the gamut. Below are some examples:</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;">¡°Creativity is surprise and delight¡±<br />¡°Creativity is taking existing things and recombining them in ways that are completely new and fresh.¡±<br />¡°True creative is original, which is a very high standard.¡±<br />¡°To me, creativity is something that sparks the imagination [about a brand] in an ingenious way.¡±<br />¡°Creativity is leaving an old belief behind.¡±</p><p>My sister, who is an artist, is fond of saying ¡°creativity is messy.¡± And I think that gets to the heart of the mythology of creativity. In hindsight, you can see the results of risk-taking and innovation and it seems ingenious and inspired. You know it when you see it. But creativity is actually a process of failing. Most of the failings are not in the public eye, but the result of experiments. Experiments conducted by folks who are not afraid to make mistakes and do things that others may not be willing to do. So unwilling, in fact, that the idea never occurs to them at all.</p><p>Most of us are subconsciously constraining our creativity. It is constrained by our fears and self-doubt, but also by our own experiences, expertise, and good judgment. Not everything is a good idea and quickly identifying and filtering out the bad ideas to get to the good ones (and then filtering out the good ones to get to the great ones) creates less waste and allows you to focus on the opportunities with the biggest impact. It is those high impact ideas that earn people the moniker ¡°creative¡±. And yet, creativity generates waste. That is the first contraction of creativity. The most successful creatives, fail the most.</p><p>And that same experience, expertise and good judgment that we bring to our work and play can lead to new combinations, new solutions to old problems, and old solutions to new problems. So, our point of view is both a constraint to our thinking and a catalyst to it. That is the conundrum.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/11/planar-lookthru-transparent-oled-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>Planar, a Leyard company showcased the new <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" target="_blank" title="Transparent Displays">Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED</a> with full HD resolution and touch interactivity at InfoComm 2016.</span></p><p><br /> <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705008?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/8/the-4k-content-chicken-and-egg/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Which came first, the chicken or the egg?</p><p>What started out as a meditative aid for Zen Buddhists has become so familiar a question that it¡¯s clich¡¡. If it were created in modern times the question might be: which comes first, content or hardware? Without the content there¡¯s nothing to play on the hardware and without the hardware there¡¯s no reason for the content.</p><h3>More than 4K</h3><p>The move from 1080p (HD) displays to 4K (UHD) displays is similar to the move from SD to HD in that content is lagging behind the hardware. Video creators are slowly adopting the 4K standard as cameras and displays improve. But the biggest difference in the move from HD to 4K is that a 4K display is exactly four-times 1080p. So displays that can handle multiple inputs have the space to show four separate 1080p streams of content at the same time.</p><h3>Planar? MediaPlex? Plus</h3><p><span>The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a></span>?of 4K displays come with the <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/" target="_blank">Planar? MediaPlex? Plus</a> processing built in. MediaPlex Plus allows the display to show one full, 4K stream of content or up to four separate 1080p streams at the same time. So even if the content hasn¡¯t caught up with the hardware the hardware handle it.</p><p>While more and more video is being shot in 4K, that¡¯s not the only reason to use an UltraRes display. A stock broker could keep track of four different tickers, each in full HD, on the same display. Four different news channels could be playing to keep the office up-to-date on the latest events. Or the rendering of a graphic could be displayed on one side of the screen while the coding is done on the other.</p><h3>Eggs and Chickens</h3><p>Showing SD content on an HD screen didn¡¯t look very good. But showing HD content on a 4K screen can give you new ways to show content and new means to interact with data. With the UltraRes displays it¡¯s not the same old chicken and egg dilemma.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/7/5/clarity-matrix-lcd-video-wall-system/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span><span>Planar, a Leyard company showcased the new <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank"><span>Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall</span></a>?<span>with a tiled bezel width of just 1.6mm?</span>at InfoComm 2016.</span></span></p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703967?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/6/30/don-t-wait-for-the-storm-to-pass-display-in-the-rain/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Displays are often used in applications that require outdoor installation, especially during the summer season. <a data-udi="umb://document/a8fb41d7a1844bfbaaa050a59a401759" href="/markets/rental-staging/" title="Rental &amp; Staging">Outdoor events</a> such as live concerts and festivals, art shows, auto shows, and various exhibits can pose challenges to sensitive electronic equipment. To make sure the video wall you are selecting will survive the environment, a standards body has developed a rating system, while Planar? and <a rel="noopener" href="" target="_blank">Leyard?</a> have developed the <a rel="noopener" href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? Series</a> to accommodate your potential protection needs.</p><p>The International Protection (IP) rating (also known as Ingress Protection rating) explains which types of environments your device is able to withstand. This rating uses two numbers in the form ¡°IPXX.¡± The first digit determines the level of protection against solid materials that might be thrown at the display, similar to the protection that lab goggles provide for your eyes. The second digit determines your device¡¯s level of protection against liquids, most often referring to water. In many ways, this protection acts as an indistinguishable umbrella for your device.</p><p>The first digit, the description of which solids can penetrate the display enclosure or design, is measured from zero (no solid protection) to six (full solid protection). Here is what every numbers in-between mean:</p><h3>Solid Protection</h3><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><strong>Level</strong></td><td><strong>Protected against</strong></td></tr><tr><td>0</td><td>No protection</td></tr><tr><td>1</td><td>Large body surfaces greater than 50mm (2 inches), excluding intentional contact</td></tr><tr><td>2</td><td>Fingers and objects greater than 12.5mm (0.5 inches)</td></tr><tr><td>3</td><td>Tools and objects such as a screwdriver that are greater than 2.5mm (0.1 inches)</td></tr><tr><td>4?</td><td>Objects such as wires and screws greater than 1mm (0.04 inches)</td></tr><tr><td>5</td><td>Full protection against contact and limited protection against dust. Dust ingression does not interfere with operation</td></tr><tr><td>6</td><td>Full protection against dust and contact</td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><p>The second digit ranges from zero (no liquid protection) to eight (device can be immersed in liquids beyond 1 meter (3.3 feet) for long periods, usually specified by the manufacturer). Here is your guide to every number in-between:</p><h3>Liquid Protection</h3><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><strong>Level</strong></td><td><strong>Protected against?</strong></td></tr><tr><td>0</td><td>No protection</td></tr><tr><td>1</td><td>Vertically falling drops of liquid, dripping water has no harmful effect</td></tr><tr><td>2</td><td>Vertically falling drops with enclosure tilted 0-15 degrees from the vertical, limited ingression with no harmful effect</td></tr><tr><td>3</td><td>Sprays of water 0-60 degrees from the vertical have limited ingression and no harmful effect</td></tr><tr><td>4</td><td>Splashes of water from any direction, limited ingression with no harmful effect</td></tr><tr><td>5</td><td>Water jets, limited ingression with no harmful effect</td></tr><tr><td>6</td><td>Powerful water jets with limited ingression and no harmful effect</td></tr><tr><td>7?</td><td>Immersion in water between 150 mm (6 inches) and 1 m (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes</td></tr><tr><td>8</td><td>Device can be immersed in liquids beyond 1 meter (3.3 feet) for extended periods of time, usually specified by the manufacturer</td></tr></tbody></table><p>So, what does an IP rating mean to you?</p><p>When it comes to your outdoor needs, you need a digital display system you can feel comfortable installing in the environment of your choice. Paying attention to product specifications, such as IP ratings, is just one way to make sure you are getting a quality screen, fit for your needs. With protection ratings of IP45 and IP65, our high performing, industry award-winning Leyard? CarbonLight? LED displays stand up against dust and water, and defend the display performance against the elements. So you don¡¯t have to wait for the storm to pass. You can display, with confidence, in virtually any weather condition.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/6/27/leyard-carbonlight-cli-series-indoor-led-video-walls/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar, a Leyard company showcased the new <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli/" target="_blank">Leyard CarbonLight CLI Series</a> at InfoComm 2016.</p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703437?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/6/20/thank-you-for-visiting-infocomm-2016/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar, a Leyard company and <a href="/" target="_blank">Leyard</a><a href="/en/" target="_blank"></a>?showcased a number of innovative displays at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas.?Check out this?InfoComm 2016 Overview video!</p><p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170702915?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/6/14/live-from-infocomm-2016/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>Live from InfoComm 2016, Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer for Leyard and Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Planar Systems, discusses diversity and innovation in the AV Industry.?</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/6/1/build-a-transparent-video-wall-with-planar-lookthru/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Since its introduction last Fall, the Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED Display has been recognized as a very cool transparent product both by end users and industry leaders, and has inspired a vision for digital storyboards for museums, retail stores, hotel lobbies, concert halls and the like. Today, we take it one step further by offering a range of components to simplify multi-display tiling in flat or corner configurations. In short, we are enabling the construction of transparent video walls which provide glasses-free augmented reality with this new, cutting-edge technology.</p><p>In addition, we now offers Base Plates to secure the LookThru Transparent Display to ceilings, tables and walls, and a Platform Cover to stage items placed behind the display while protecting electrical components. These accessories make the product even easier to integrate into your environment.</p><p>For more information visit <a href="#" title="LookThru">www.planar.com/<span>Products/Accessories/LookThru</span></a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/5/25/headsetlessness/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>People love the idea of virtual reality, but may object to strapping a phone to their nose.? So, how can you get that augmented reality look without awkward (and unsanitary) headsets obscuring customers¡¯ view of your live product?</p><p><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/"><span>Planar? LookThru?</span></a>, of course!</p><p>It¡¯s headset free. It¡¯s available today. Content is easy to create in a standard resolution.? It¡¯s never been easier.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/5/10/installation-awards-planar-ultrares-series/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Have you participated in a?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/?utm_term=Planar%20UltraRes%20Series&amp;utm_campaign=5%2F9%20Tip%20of%20the%20Week%3A%20Your%20Marketing%20Must%20Read&amp;utm_content=email&amp;utm_source=Act-On+Software&amp;utm_medium=email" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a>?installation that shows off the display and the capabilities of the integrator, designer, or technology partner? Encourage them to submit a photo and description to the <a href="http://www.planar.com/partners/installation-awards/?utm_term=Submit%20A%20Planar%20UltraRes%20Installation&amp;utm_campaign=5%2F9%20Tip%20of%20the%20Week%3A%20Your%20Marketing%20Must%20Read&amp;utm_content=email&amp;utm_source=Act-On+Software&amp;utm_medium=email" target="_blank">Installation Awards: Planar UltraRes Series</a>.?</p><p>Weekly award winners will be selected to win a $100 Visa? gift card and an award will be given for the entrant with the most submissions. We¡¯ve received images of some fantastic installations and we¡¯re excited to highlight them in?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/" target="_blank">Planar¡¯s Case Studies app</a>.</p><p>Contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Submissions must be received before June 2, 2016 at 11:59pm PST.</p><div id="content"></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/5/4/superchickens-need-not-apply/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In her <a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_why_it_s_time_to_forget_the_pecking_order_at_work" target="_blank">TED talk</a> on how to increase productivity in the workplace, Margaret Hefferman tells the story of a flock of superchickens. It was a research study designed to look at productivity and genetics. One flock of chickens was left alone while the other flock was selectively bred based on the productivity (i.e. egg laying) of the hens.</p><p>After six generations the control flock was flourishing and had higher egg production at the end of the experiment than at the beginning. The other flock, the one filled with superchickens, had only three survivors. The superchickens had pecked and clawed their way to more food and more productivity with the result being intense competition that ended up making things far worse.</p><h3>Productivity versus Performance</h3><p>Superchickens, and their business world counterparts, have historically been the models of success for one simple reason, productivity. Chickens are meant to lay eggs, therefore the more eggs a chicken lays, the better the chicken must be. Business people are meant to produce, therefore the greater the production the better the business person must be. Or so the logic goes. But such evaluations ignore the performance of the individual chickens and the productivity of the team.</p><p>Instead of focusing solely on individual productivity, businesses like Planar? are learning that it is better to look at performance as well. That¡¯s not to say that productivity isn¡¯t something to be measured or a goal to work toward, but rather that the path from work to product isn¡¯t an individual one, but a group one.</p><h3>Better Together</h3><p>One of the key differences between the flock of superchickens and the other flock was in the helpfulness of the individuals. The superchickens were only out for their own benefit, but the control flock worked together and improved together. They were helpful to each other.</p><p>¡°Helpfulness means I don't have to know everything, I just have to work among people who are good at getting and giving help,¡± said Hefferman. And Planar has embraced this attitude by moving to a coaching model of management so that the managers aren¡¯t seen as the bosses and those they manage the workers, but that both are collaborators working together.</p><p>Through decades of innovation Planar has ¡°figured out¡± what Hefferman learned from the superchickens, ¡°that when the going gets tough, and it always will get tough if you're doing breakthrough work that really matters, what people need is social support, and they need to know who to ask for help. Companies don't have ideas; only people do.¡±</p><h3>Not Superchickens but Courageous-Chickens</h3><p>Innovation and progress take courage: the courage to have a bold, new idea and see it through, the courage to try new things, and the courage to admit past mistakes. Planar is a leader in the display and digital signage market because they develop courageous-chickens not superchickens.</p><p>¡°[F]or years, we've thought that leaders were heroic soloists who were expected, all by themselves, to solve complex problems,¡± said Hefferman in applying her superchicken ideas to the world of business, ¡°Now, we need to redefine leadership as an activity in which conditions are created in which everyone can do their most courageous thinking together.¡±</p><p>Coaching provides a path to greater productivity by giving individuals support, help, connection, and the courage to perform. Greater productivity, innovative ideas, and ¡°breakthrough work that really matters¡± are the ends that Planar is striving for; coaching, support, and connection are the means to those ends.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/4/11/the-rise-and-continued-rise-of-desktop-monitors/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Remember <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">desktop monitors</a>? They aren¡¯t often seen as a locus of innovation or must-have technology. With the sales of desktop computers falling it might seem as if desktop displays have seen their heyday come and go.</p><p>Cindy McCullough, Planar¡¯s Desktop Monitor Product Manager, recently shared some of the amazing things that Planar is doing to not only keep desktop monitors relevant in a portable computing age, but to make them a must-have accessory.</p><h3>Flexibility</h3><p>As the devices that connect to monitors become more diverse, the monitors themselves need to have similar breadth. McCullough pointed out that Planar has something for everyone. ¡°From 15 to 32 inches, with or without touch, Planar offers a model to meet your specific need,¡± she said, ¡°For example, both DisplayPort and HDMI video inputs, white bezel, or height-adjust stands for our desktops. And ergonomically friendly stands, USB hub or choice of multi- or single touch technology for the touch models.¡±</p><p>While a laptop or tablet comes with the display it has, by adding an external monitor you can tailor your experience to exactly what you need.</p><h3>User Focused Features</h3><p>Sometimes it can feel like laptops and tablets were designed with a focus on features rather than users. They may have a lot of cool things going on, but not be very usable. Planar, and McCullough, have worked to make their desktop displays not only packed with cool features, but also usable features.</p><p>¡°[W]e thought through the ergonomic features of interacting with a <a href="#" title="Touch Technology">touch monitor</a> in an office setting,¡± said McCullough. Resulting in surprising details like a stylus slot on the bottom of a touch monitor, the Helium stand that allows tilting up to 70-degrees for comfortable touchscreen use all day, and integration with a webcam and microphone.</p><p>The features weren¡¯t added to the monitors just to pack in more cool things, but as a direct response to the needs of users.</p><h3>User Focused Service</h3><p>It¡¯s not just the features on Planar¡¯s displays that are created with the user in mind. The <a href="#" title="Services">warranty</a> is designed around real work for real people. Most places require that you send in a defective product first and then wait to get the replacement. McCullough pointed out that, ¡°Planar pioneered the concept of sending out a replacement unit BEFORE getting the defective unit back,¡± so you don¡¯t have to wait. ¡°Not to mention Planar pays shipping both ways!¡± she added.</p><h3>Future Focused Design</h3><p>Static desktop computers are becoming less and less common. But desktop displays are in more places than ever. Healthcare providers are mounting monitors on mobile carts, McCullough shared, touch monitors are being used for airport check-ins, museum information, and in retail photo kiosks. Modern computer operating systems have touch interfaces standard, and hardware is getting smaller and more ubiquitous.</p><p>The future of desktop displays is bright and, with Cindy McCullough leading, Planar will continue to be a leader.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/4/8/planar-a-leyard-company-powers-the-photo-booth-experience-at-tedxportland/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>April 9<sup>th</sup> will bring the magic of TED once again to Planar¡¯s backyard in Portland, Oregon.? And Planar¡¯s cutting edge technology, including the Planar? UltraRes? and Planar? LookThru? OLED transparent display will be featured as part of a new photo experience created for the guests at this year¡¯s event.</p><p>"We are excited to partner with Planar to activate an interactive photo booth experience at TEDxPortland 2016,¡± said David Rae, Chief Curator &amp; Executive Producer, TEDxPortland. ¡°Their technology and products will help connect with our attendees. We are forever grateful and humbled by their innovation and support.¡±</p><p>Thousands of guests at TEDxPortland will have the opportunity to commemorate the day with a photo that they can share on social media.? The theme of this event is ¡°Wonderland,¡± and themes of wonder, discovery, innovation, and inspiration will abound.</p><p>TED, which has become an online phenomenon, was born in 1984 out of Richard Saul Wurman's observation about the powerful convergence among three fields which were emerging in the early 1980¡¯s: technology, entertainment and design. The first TED included a demo of the compact disc, the e-book, and cutting-edge 3D graphics from Lucasfilm, while mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot demonstrated how to map coastlines using his developing theory of fractal geometry.? The line-up has continued to bring together far-ranging academic and scientific inquiry with popular culture and personal development topics.?</p><p>TEDx was created as an extension of the TED Conferences that promote ¡°ideas worth spreading.¡± These are independently organized events that have since been organized in over 98 countries.? With millions of views a month, the TED and TEDx talks online have inspired people all around the world to come together, share, and celebrate our creativity, compassion, innovation, and grace. TEDx offers a unique platform for building local community and celebrating local talent.</p><p>For more information about this year¡¯s event, see <a href="http://www.tedxportland.com">www.tedxportland.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/4/7/the-truth-about-the-wow-factor/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>¡°Wow¡± is something you get once. You don¡¯t get it the second time. Repeat visitors can get bored and tune out the thing that originally stopped them in their tracks.</p><p>Every brand and retailer wants a ¡°Wow¡± effect in their space. And that is less about the installation (although a large scale or uniquely shaped installation with great visual performance is critical) and more about the long-term content strategy.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/3/23/slashers/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-goodwin-aia-leed-ap-87aa6919" target="_blank">Andrew Goodwin</a> is the editor-in-chief of Public, a new magazine focused on public interest design, was interviewed by AIA Architect magazine (January 2015) and he talked about a growing trend of cross-discipline experts.</p><p>¡°There are a lot of what I call ¡®slashers¡¯ coming out of school now architects/designers. You can be writers, designers, advocates, fundraisers, project managers, teachers, and architects all at the same time.¡±</p><p>I have heard other people call them ¡°slashies.¡± Those people whose talent and experience cannot be contained to a single role, thus their titles become things like¡­</p><ul><li>screen writer/comedian</li><li>film student/saxophonist</li><li>software trainer/certified nursing assistant</li><li>psychiatrist/professor/master gardener</li><li>web developer/theologian</li><li>golf pro/ski instructor</li><li>hand-craft beer brewer/bike repair specialist</li></ul><p>You have undoubtedly seen these compound job descriptions yourself.</p><p>Products in Planar¡¯s line-up could also be accused of having slasher/slashie roles themselves. Here are some highlights:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank">Clarity? Matrix?</a>: Award-Winning Video Wall/Installer¡¯s Dream<br /><em>See the features of off-board electronics and power that reduce installation time and expense and reduce downtime.</em></li><li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes??Series</a>: 4k Display/UHD/Control Freak<br /><em>See the amazing resolution performance and the free iOS app to control the MediaPlex features.</em></li><li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/ra/" target="_blank">Planar? RA Series</a>: Very Narrow Bezel LCD video wall/Economist<br /><em>Great value and great performance in a video wall tiled display.</em></li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/3/9/4-reasons-to-buy-a-4k-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The decision to upgrade to a 4K display might not be an easy one. It wasn¡¯t all that long ago that things moved from standard definition to HD and now there¡¯s another move to an even higher resolution display. Here are 4 reasons to upgrade to a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) display.</p><h3>1. Multiple Inputs</h3><p>Since 4K displays are four-times the resolution of HD screens you can use the multiple inputs on a Planar<span>?</span> 4K monitor to show four different feeds at full resolution on one screen. So instead of trying to piece together the inputs on four different screens or figure out how to have your video sources switch between them all, you can do everything from one, dynamic display.</p><p>Imagine running four full-HD video feeds all at once on one screen. Or you could have a full HD video running in one corner with the other three-fourths of the screen dedicated to your computer display. With the built-in <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/" target="_blank">MediaPlex</a> software on?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a> displays you can easily switch between multiple inputs which means that one 4K UHD display can replace as many as four 1080p monitors.</p><h3>2. Full-Resolution Design</h3><p>With the increasing pixel density in modern design it can be frustrating to have to constantly zoom in and out of a project to see both the details and the overall image. A 4K display has over eight million pixels so it¡¯s possible to work with an eight megapixel photo at full resolution without having to zoom in or out.</p><p>When time matters and projects are stacking up, the time saved by not having to constantly zoom in and out can add up significantly. Or a researcher can have multiple documents open, side-by-side, without having to switch between windows. Or a videographer can see a full-HD preview of the edits in just one corner of the screen. Every time you switch windows on a computer it takes a few seconds, adding those up over a day, or a week or an entire year could make the investment in a 4K display pay dividends in increased productivity.</p><h3>3. Touch Interaction</h3><p>As touch-screen interfaces become more the norm than the exception, people are much more comfortable being close to all sorts of displays. But on HD screens, the pixels start to become visible well before a person could touch the screen. For digital whiteboards, touch-kiosks, and interactive signage a 4K display makes the pixels far less noticeable so that the images on the screen become the focus rather than the display itself.</p><p>A recent study compared static PowerPoint presentations versus dynamic whiteboard presentations and found that in every way the whiteboard was the better communication tool. What a Planar 4K Touch-enabled display allows is the combination of both. The PowerPoint can be the basis for the presentation, but the screen can come alive with touch-based annotations that engage the content and the audience in meaningful ways.</p><h3>4. Bigger Screens in Smaller Spaces</h3><p>For the same reason, when a screen is too close to the viewers the image quality suffers because the individual pixels are visible rather than blending into the whole picture. Imagine getting too close to a Georges Seurat painting (one of the developers of pointillism) and the lovely scene of picnickers in a park is replaced by individual dots of color. The same thing happens when a screen is to close for its resolution.</p><p>With a 4K display you can be, on average, about twice as close compared to an HD display before the pixels become visible. Imagine replacing your 55-inch HD display that¡¯s about 7-feet away with a 98-inch display. Quadrupling the size of a screen without losing any crispness or detail makes for an amazing experience.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/3/2/planar-sponsors-marathon-scholars-winter-gold-gala-2016/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>Planar and it¡¯s employees got involved with this year¡¯s Marathon Scholars Winter Gold fundraising gala on Saturday, February 27<sup>th</sup>. Marathon Scholars is a Portland, Oregon-based non-profit that identifies high potential, low income 9 year olds and gives them their first college scholarship. Then, through a combination of mentoring and programming, sees them through to their college graduation. Telling students, who are often the first in their family to consider college, that they are university material is very powerful and the organization has graduated several classes now at 7x the average that one might expect from this ¡°first graduate¡± population.?</span></p><p><span>The annual fundraising gala was a huge success, with over $100,000 raised. This was due in no small part to volunteers from Planar who made themselves available to assist with event planning, set-up, and tear-down, lending their expertise, time, and experience to a great cause. Special thanks to the volunteers who donated their time!</span></p><p><span>The organization continues to raise awareness of their program and mission and is recruiting mentors to work directly with students (from 4<sup>th</sup> grade to college seniors) to assist them with their dream of being a college graduate.? For more information about Marathon Scholars, visit <a href="http://www.marathonscholars.org">www.marathonscholars.org</a>. ?</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/2/25/dont-forget-the-audio/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It¡¯s a dirty little secret in the display industry; displays look better with great audio. This is illustrated powerfully in the home theater business where <a href="http://www.runco.com/" target="_blank">Runco</a> projectors are put into acoustically-friendly rooms with fantastic audio. Film makers know it is critical for storytelling.</p><p>The new generation of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes</a><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">?</a><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank"> Series</a>?displays have integrated speakers. For digital signage applications, audio is most commonly paired with touch screens to provide the ultimate interactive experience. In corporate settings, audio is often used for teleconferencing. With Planar¡¯s 4K displays, there is advanced functionality that allows the user to show multiple sources on the screen simultaneously and select the source which plays the audio.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/2/12/digital-displays-in-employee-communications/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Customer facing digital displays tend to be an easier sell than employee facing screens. For customers it¡¯s about engagement; the more a customer engages in a positive way with a brand, the more likely they are to make a purchase or repeated purchases. But for a business to invest in displays for employees two things need to be clear: the content and the benefit.</p><h3>Best practices in digital communications</h3><p>Displaying information to customers is a well-established field known as marketing. Using digital displays as a platform for marketing doesn¡¯t require new thinking or new departments within a company. You might be surprised to know that neither do employee-facing displays. All of the content that would go on the screen is already being created in the form of reports, encouragement, activities, corporate information, and employee education.</p><p>Share the wealth with your employees. If a laudatory email comes in, you can post it to your digital display for everyone to see. If your stock is up, highlight that on the display. Where it might slow down your employees if you were to forward an email to all of them, it takes just a moment for them to see that same email, praising the work that they¡¯ve been doing, on a display in the break room or common area.</p><p>Stay organized as a group. Project managers are already creating workflow charts for their projects, those charts can help employees to see what everyone else on the team is up to. So with a glance, your team members could see who is working on the portion of the project about which they have a question. That saves time and helps to motivate everyone to work together.</p><p>Create buy-in from everyone. Displays can give real-time information about Twitter feeds, work volume, and the key performance indicators specific to your business. So instead of waiting for a report at the end of the day or week, employees can see the real-time impact of their work.</p><h3>Digital communications productivity benefits</h3><p>The key way to use digital communication for employees is to drive engagement. According to the <a href="http://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/maximize-productivity-and-motivation-in-the-workplace-with-digital-signage/" target="_blank">McKinsey Global Institute</a>, when employees are engaged their productivity improves by as much as 25 percent. Everyone wants to be a part of making something great, but employees can lose sight of their role in the overall process. Digital displays can highlight the value of each employee, no matter how large the company.</p><p>Specific, public, timely praise for employee success is one of the best motivators. Instead of waiting for a month to recognize an employee for their hard work, using digital displays you can share a great review that an employee received immediately for the whole company to see. Public recognition encourages even harder work in the future by both the employee that was praised and the ones who weren¡¯t, because they see that good work is recognized.</p><p>Efficiency drives productivity. Reducing waste invariably increases productivity, so finding ways to use digital signage to make communication more efficient like posting memos, company announcements, and project data results in a more efficient workforce when they don¡¯t have to spend time at their computers processing emails that could as easily be shown to everyone at the same time.</p><p>Goal tracking helps create a team environment that pulls everyone forward. When the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual goals are all known and shown the team can see clearly how their work from day to day impacts the overall productivity of the team. When the goals are well set that is they are realistic, specific, and timely showing the work of the team on a digital display helps all the members to work harder. If they achieve their goal on a day, they can celebrate a job well done, or if they miss a goal, they can look for ways to improve for the future.</p><p>Ultimately, employee communication is about connecting people to the work they do. Happy, well-informed people make every company better and more productive.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/2/11/mobile-rising-planar-leading/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We have been reviewing our planar.com analytics for the past calendar year and have noted the mobile device traffic was up on the site 28% year over year. Nearly a 1/3rd more people visited the website on their phone or tablet than last year. This is an exciting trend marketers have been seeing across industries and Planar has lead the way in the AV space embracing mobile users.</p><p>We love our customers¡¯ use of mobile devices and have striven to provide the best experience online for those visitors.</p><p>We use a responsive design approach on the website. Rather than just shrinking down the content to fit the smaller mobile screen or vertical orientation of a handheld, we change the content layouts to optimize the content. This leads to better access to information faster on the site and a better overall user experience, which shows in our traffic numbers.</p><p>And finally, we encourage people to use their mobile devices to control our displays once they are installed. Using the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/app/" target="_blank">Matrix</a> or <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/ultrares-app/" target="_blank">UltraRes</a> control apps, your phone becomes a remote to turn the display on and off, to change sources, and recall presets. These apps are also free for download (both for Apple and Android devices) and add additional functionality for our partners and their clients.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/2/4/ive-come-for-the-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Recently <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-lenger-46a81511" target="_blank">Phil Lenger</a> from Show+Tell presented at a conference and said that their goal is to get their customers¡¯ advertising to be so compelling that people want to experience them.</p><p>He provocatively proposed that no one ever said ¡°I like coming here to watch the displays.¡±</p><p>In my experience, that is not true. Plenty of people have come to the Cowboys Stadium or the Texas Motor Speedway to experience the huge displays. The big displays are one of the main appeals of Times Square in New York. And the appeal of the new <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/oled/" target="_blank">Planar? LookThru? OLED transparent display</a> is identifying opportunities for making the video a destination, not just something that fades into the background or is ancillary to the purpose of the space.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/1/27/wearables-and-digital-signage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>I have had an iWatch for several months now and have enjoyed using it for messaging notifications, calling an Uber car, making purchases, capturing ideas into Evernote, or accessing boarding passes. I have found the health monitoring and alerts uncompelling and the apps too limited, but all in all, it has been a great experiment and it gives me a lot of hope for the promise of wearable technologies.</p><p>So, what are the implications of wearables to digital signage and place-based messaging, advertising, or visualization applications where larger displays and video walls are used today?</p><p>I think the technologies are very complimentary. Watches and wearables are first and foremost instruments. Measurement devices that can be used to monitor and track individually. Secondarily, they take messages from the world and put them on a human scale at an ultimate level of personalization.</p><p>Digital displays, especially those in public space, take messages to the world and although they increasingly can be instrumented for measurement of ROI and audience engagement, they are generally designed for more than one person at a time.</p><p>The combination can be very powerful. Using geofencing or similar technologies, the combination of mobile, wearable, and digital signage technologies can be used to bring the mass message down to the individual and vice versa.</p><p>And with the advent of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, which used to be discreet objects or devices, is now becoming a seamless layer on top of the space. What people call calm technology, ubiquitous computing, and the all-digital-all-the-time movement that is already having an impact on our world.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2016/1/14/location-location-location/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>With Apple Maps, Google Maps, Uber, and a range of location-based apps and wearables, we are getting a real understanding of consumer travel patterns in the physical world. What is the impact of this? What would you do with this information that was never before possible?</p><p>In digital signage we are seeing a trend towards instrumentation and measurement analysis. It used to measure traffic, linger times, and to calculate ROIs of particular installations or campaigns. Combine this with mobile and location data, and point of sale retail data, and we start to have a complete impact on how signage affects purchase behavior.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/12/16/planar-offers-aia-ce-courses-with-hsw-designation/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Architects in most states must complete a minimum number of continuing education learning unit (LU) hours per year in order to renew their license. These educational sessions are provided by building product manufacturers like Planar. The architects in these states as well as members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are required to take a minimum of 12 LU hours in approved Health, Safety, Welfare (HSW) topics. The course content must directly support the HSW definition, it must include one or more specific HSW topics, and 75% of the content must be on HSW topics (see the <a href="http://www.aia.org/education/ces/AIAB089080">AIA HSW guidelines</a>).</p><p>Many continuing education courses do not comply with the HSW requirements. Therefore, only a small percentage of AIA CE courses carry the HSW designation. This results in very high demand for the HSW courses. Planar currently offers two AIA CE courses, both of which carry the HSW designation. Check out the <a href="http://www.planar.com/about/training/">Planar Continuing Education page</a> for course details.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/12/10/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planars-vp-of-international-sales-rob-stewart/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Rob Stewart, the VP of International Sales.</span></p><p>Q: What are the top things that you do for the company and what¡¯s your role? </p><p>A: The top things I do for the company is help sell our products outside the United States and Canada. My role is to oversee our international team and to guide and direct them to focus on markets and partners that we need to sell our products to our customers in these non-North American countries.</p><p>Q: How are you able to use your strengths and experiences at Planar? </p><p>A: Planar gives many of our employees the freedom to go about their jobs without large restrictions and boundaries around the work. I have experience in the high technology business in marketing and in selling. With the relative latitude the company gives us, I¡¯m able to use my knowledge to help Planar as best as we can.</p><p>Q: What¡¯s one of the most surprising things about working at Planar that others might not know?</p><p>A: The products are really rewarding and enjoyable. When we sell internationally we are focused around the video wall displays and these tend to be project-oriented and somewhat complicated with long sales cycles. But there¡¯s a reward at the end of the journey and that¡¯s a very beautiful video wall. That¡¯s the fun part.</p><p>Q: What do you think Planar customers have in common? </p><p>A: They want products that work well. They want products that last long. And they want products that look good. The human optical capacity is very considerable while also being quite acute. We sell a product that is very visual, a product that they are working with each day or that is showing their content or company to the public. They simply want the display to look good.</p><p>Q: When you think of Planar¡¯s future, what excites you the most? </p><p>A: The use of video walls seems to be ever expanding around the world. We have a good set of products today and I see a better set of products coming tomorrow. So what¡¯s exciting is that there¡¯s fundamental growth in this business.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/12/3/transparent-oled-displays-for-retail-help-people-see-what-to-buy/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Retail is all about eye candy.?</p><p>Now someone trained in the intricacies of design and psychology might want to give a more nuanced description of all the aspects that go into creating a successful retail space, but in the end, it mostly boils down to finding ways to focus the attention of customers on specific things.</p><p><strong>The Brain Follows the Eye</strong></p><p>Of all the senses that human beings possess, vision is by far the most dominant. There are more and larger regions of the brain devoted to processing vision than any other sense. And it¡¯s not surprising since vision has been so vitally important to human survival throughout history.</p><p>We are primed to look first and think later. We notice motion and differences as an automatic response. After that our brains begin to engage and decode more information like color, distance, shape, and size. Only after all of that has happened in a fraction of a second do our conscious thoughts catch up to what¡¯s going on.?</p><p>So, what does that have to do with retail and eye candy?</p><p><strong>Displays that Entice</strong></p><p>Most retail environments use static displays. Signs, posters, placards, and banners are all used to create the illusions of motion and difference in the environment, to draw people¡¯s eyes, and to keep their attention long enough to engage their conscious thoughts. Retail designers have become adept at using all the tools they have to mimic motion. Some places even hire a person to stand outside with a sign and move it around, just to engage people¡¯s automatic vision response.</p><p>The Planar? LookThru? OLED display is the eye candy without the tricks.</p><p><strong>Transparent Displays in Retail</strong></p><p>Imagine that instead of printing signs for every sale, every season, and every product that a full-color, high-definition display could replace all of that. Now imagine that the display wouldn¡¯t obscure the products that it¡¯s meant to promote. A transparent display can be updated daily or hourly if desired. It can provide actual motion instead of the illusion of movement. It can engage the brains of shoppers more easily than static signs.</p><p>With the Planar LookThru OLED display creating the eye candy of retail is easier than ever.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/11/25/experience-museum-exhibits-in-a-whole-new-light/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Museums have a reputation for being boring. They tend to be dimly lit, quiet, sleepy places. Like libraries without the books. Which is a shame since museums are also where some of the most wonderful objects in the world are stored. But as technology gets better the wonder and engagement that makes learning magical can be brought back into museums.</p><p><strong>The Promise of Transparent Displays</strong></p><p>Imagine stepping into an ancient history museum and seeing the fragments of a statue from thousands of years ago in a case. Then imagine the spaces between the fragments being filled in by a transparent display allowing you to see what the ancients did so long ago. Or imagine going to a natural history museum and browsing through the skeletons of long-dead creatures. With the touch of a button you could see muscles, organs, and skin layered over the bones. That¡¯s the promise of transparent displays, but so far the reality hasn¡¯t lived up to the promise.</p><p>Since the late 1990s transparent displays have existed, but they haven¡¯t been a good fit for museums and other exhibits for a few reasons. Older transparent displays use liquid crystals which have two main problems in a museum environment. First, LCDs require a backlight to be seen and many museum pieces are too fragile to be placed under such bright lights. Second, LCDs aren¡¯t as clear as glass which makes the objects on display harder to see.</p><p><strong>Transparent OLED to the Rescue</strong></p><p>With the new <a href="#" title="OLED">Planar? LookThru OLED?</a> the limitations of transparent LCDs are gone. The full-color, full-motion, full-HD display emits its own light. Each of the organic light-emitting diodes in the display lights up on its own meaning that there¡¯s no need for a backlight that might harm delicate artifacts. And when it is transparent, the screen is incredibly clear allowing people to see the details of the physical pieces behind the glass while still benefitting from the engagement of the virtual content displayed on its surface.?</p><p>Museums are a cultural trust holding the treasures of history, art, and technology. That trust includes not only preserving artifacts, but connecting people to them. <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Transparent displays</a> open up a world of opportunity to <a href="/markets/museums/" title="Museums">engage museum visitors</a> with beautiful, meaningful content that amplifies the wonders of being in the midst of humanity¡¯s greatest treasures.?</p><p>Get ready, because the reputation of museums is about to change.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/11/17/black-is-clear-and-other-design-considerations-for-transparent-oled-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Getting the most out of technology often requires learning some new techniques and ideas. When photography was first invented, people would need to stand still for minutes to capture a portrait instead of the hours it took for a painter. When moving pictures were new, actors had to learn how to emote for the camera without using any words or sounds. When color movies first came along, directors had to begin thinking about palettes and hues and saturation. The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/oled/" title="Planar LookThru OLED transparent display">Planar? LookThru? OLED transparent display</a> brings the same type of challenges along with its exciting new possibilities.</p><h2>Black is Clear</h2><p>What makes a transparent display unique is, of course, its transparency. On the Planar LookThru OLED transparency is achieved by giving it black content while brightly colored, fully saturated content appears opaque. Unlike liquid crystal displays where black is achieved by turning on all the crystals so that they fully obscure the backlight, organic light emitting diode displays achieve black by turning all the OLED pixels off. On a traditional OLED screen that looks black, but on a transparent screen black is clear.?</p><p><em>Tip: Make sure you¡¯re using true black and not a dark gray if you want full transparency. </em></p><h2>Brightness is a an Illusion</h2><p>If you look at the technical specifications for the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display, you might think that it¡¯s not a very bright display, and it¡¯s true that it doesn¡¯t emit as much light as a traditional LCD with a backlight. But the transparency of the black colors on the screen emphasize the luminosity of the other colors making them appear much brighter to the eye.?</p><p>When you want to make something appear bright, use a broad color gamut. Like white text on a black background seems brighter than the same text in red or blue, using high-contrast colors against the transparent background will create the illusion of brightness.</p><h2>Color is Power</h2><p>Since each pixel on the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display emits its own light, the more pixels that are lit, the more power the display takes. If you think about each pixel as a light bulb that can be independently turned on or off, you¡¯ll get an idea of how content is related to power consumption. If every pixel on the screen is lit up all the time the display will use much more power than if only a quarter of the pixels are lit up. By the same token, the longevity of the display is dependent on how long the pixels are active. So, based on the content used, the power use and life of the display can vary widely.?</p><p><em>Tip: Try to average having the screen transparent 75% of the time. </em></p><h2>Transparency is Variable</h2><p>What¡¯s behind the display is as important as what¡¯s on the display otherwise it wouldn¡¯t need to be transparent. But you can use different lighting effects to change the relative transparency of the display independently of the content being shown.?</p><p>Think about looking out the window on a dark night. If you have the lights on inside, you¡¯ll just see your reflection in the glass, but if you turn off the lights inside you can see outside clearly. By adjusting the lighting both in front of the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display and behind it, you can emphasize different object or obscure them until you¡¯re ready for them to be seen. All content is an exercise in moving people¡¯s attention; a transparent display simply gives more places for that attention to be focused.?</p><h2>Look Around No Really</h2><p>Unlike any other display, the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display has a nearly 360-degree viewing angle. People can see from the back just as well as from the front (though the content is reversed, like in a mirror). So if the display is installed in a place where people can look at it from both sides, the content should reflect that. Minimizing the use of text and focusing on compelling images will help people from every side to engage with the content.</p><h2>Keep Experimenting</h2><p>Just like when the camera was new, or film, or color movies, it was the ingenuity and creativity of the people who used the new technology that drove its adoption and innovation. You have the chance to not only embrace a completely new type of content, but to pioneer its use and help shape the future.</p><p>?</p><p><strong>Watch Planar LookThru OLED transparent display video to see more of this new, exciting product.</strong></p><p><iframe title="Planar LookThru OLED transparent display on white background" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/145662608?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="650" height="366" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/11/9/introducing-transparent-oled-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>On November 5, 2015, Planar Systems became the first company in the world to sell a transparent OLED display.?</p><p>The <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">LookThru?</a>?line from Planar has already shown our industry-leading transparent displays with LCDs, but due to the limitations of that technology namely requiring backlights sizes and installation options were limited. With the new <a href="#" title="OLED">Planar LookThru OLED</a> (Organic Light Emitting Diode) transparent display technology, the screen emits its own light allowing for free-standing installations that don¡¯t require any sort of backlight or enclosure to provide a full-HD, yet transparent display.</p><h1>From Sci-Fi to Reality</h1><p>Movies and TV shows have promised that the future will be one filled with transparent displays. From <em>Minority Report</em> to <em>The Avengers</em> the visions of future computing are all on displays that are clear. But beyond looking cool, which they undoubtedly do, transparent displays for normal computing don¡¯t make a lot of sense. Seeing what¡¯s behind your desktop monitor or tablet right now would probably be more of a distraction than a help. Instead, the real application of transparent displays will be in augmenting our reality.</p><h1>Let Your Imagination Run Wild</h1><p>Look around. Go ahead, this blog will still be here when you¡¯re done. Look at all the glass around you: windows, screens, walls. Nearly everywhere you go, there¡¯s glass surrounding you. Now, imagine what you would display on that glass if you could. Would you put a heads-up display on your window? Would your walls tell you how to get around? Would your display cases give you more information about what¡¯s inside??</p><p><a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Transparent displays</a> don¡¯t just replace glass, they transform its purpose. Instead of being a passive material, glass becomes an integral part of everything. From a corporate office to a retail display to an aquarium to a hotel to a ticket booth, transparent displays can fundamentally change the way we see glass and the way we see the world.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/11/3/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planars-vp-of-sales-adam-schmidt/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Adam Schmidt, the VP of Sales.</p><p>Planar: How long have you been at Planar? In the industry?</p><p>Adam Schmidt: I¡¯ve been at Planar since June 2001. Before I came to Planar I was at an Electronic Design Automation software company where I worked in competitive intelligence and market research. ?I¡¯ve always been a bit of an A/V geek, but my time at Planar is my only experience in the industry.</p><p>Q: Why did you come to Planar?</p><p>A: When Planar recruited me, I was working at Mentor Graphics after interning there during grad school. ?Mentor is, and was, a fantastic place to work, but I was in a role where I was in an office all day, every day. ?I was typecast as an analyst, and completely detached from all customer activity. ?I knew far more about our competitors than I knew about our own company or our own customers. That wasn¡¯t natural for me. At the time, I didn¡¯t know exactly what I wanted to do, but I knew I wanted to be in a role where I could explore the various functions of a business. ?I also knew I wanted to be out in front of customers and I wanted to work towards a position where I would be able to lead a team. This all seemed unlikely to happen anytime soon in the position I was in. Then Planar came along, a company that encouraged employees to move around and explore different parts of the company, and that had products and customers that really resonated with me. ?It was also clear that if I delivered results, and did it the right way, I had a good chance to take on more responsibility and eventually accomplish my career objectives.</p><p>Planar was creating cutting-edge display solutions for mission-critical applications, and this inspired me to dream about the ways that Planar could improve the visual experience in all kinds of applications, markets, and geographies. I could see in my own life where I was using newer display technologies, and I could see how beneficial they could be. Take digital photography, for example. This was right around the time when the whole world was converting from film to filmless photography.?The cost and hassle of film disappeared, practically overnight. It wasn¡¯t hard to imagine similar possibilities of that in a number of critical industries, and very soon after starting at Planar, I was working on digital imaging products in Healthcare.?Trust me, it¡¯s not hard to get passionate about creating and delivering new display technologies to help Radiologists and other clinicians improve the quality, and drive down the cost, of healthcare around the world.</p><p>So for a whole host of reasons, Planar was, and is, a very interesting destination. Over the last 15 years, it¡¯s been everything I¡¯d hoped it would be. I¡¯ve had a chance to move around?and learn different parts of the organization, and get increasingly close to and responsible for our customer¡¯s success. I¡¯m in a position to lead a diverse team to accomplish their own personal and professional goals, and ultimately, be who, where, and what they want to be.</p><p>Q: What makes Planar customers unique?</p><p>A: One of the reasons I still love being at Planar is that I get to work so closely with so many of our customers. What I think makes our customers unique is that they come from all walks of life, but they¡¯re all share an intense desire for world-class visualization tools. Our customers include the finest retail brands, the world¡¯s leading healthcare institutions, a who¡¯s who list of Fortune 500 companies, the most-respected higher education institutions, and critical Department of Defense installations. Generally, our customers care so much about what they see on their screens because they¡¯re either making critically-important decisions based on what they see, or they¡¯re using our display systems to build upon their own brand promise with their most important constituents. ?Regardless of which of our customers we¡¯re working with, our displays must look great, be supremely reliable, and be easy to live with and own.</p><p>Q: Planar values Innovation. How is that demonstrated throughout the company?</p><p>A:? I see innovation at Planar in three key areas: products, people, and processes.</p><ul><li>Practically every product that we release has a long list of features that you just can¡¯t find anywhere else. This ranges from the basic systems architecture (things like off board power supplies), to the features that we integrate into the displays, like enhanced processing capabilities or optically-bonded screens that ruggedize the screens. We have a long history of engineering unique capabilities into our systems, and I¡¯m continually-amazed by the cool things our team comes up with. ?</li><li>Our people are innovative by necessity.?I¡¯m closest to the selling activity, so I¡¯ll focus there.?Successful selling for Planar is all about getting to the decision-makers first, crisply communicating the unique value we offer, and doing what it takes to deliver successful deployments to our customers.?Planar doesn¡¯t have the most brand awareness, the biggest staff,?or the lowest prices, so we use more innovative means of outselling our competition. I don¡¯t want to give away our secrets, but we¡¯ve earned significant growth in market share and profitability over the last few years, and much of that growth stems from the innovative tactics we use to get to the decision-makers first, crisply communicate our value, and successfully deploy time after time. ?</li><li>Our innovative processes are also central to our success.?We compete primarily with a bunch of behemoth companies who don¡¯t do well with variety or complexity.?Basically, the people interfacing with customers often have very little leeway to take care of customers¡¯ problems. They are slaves to process, even when the process doesn¡¯t work.?Customers feel that, and customers <em>hate</em> that. Planar, on the other hand, is innovative in the sense that our customer-facing employees have quite a bit of latitude to do what matters most: fix customers¡¯ problems. This is true across all of our customer-facing functions, and our customers tell us all the time how much they appreciate the human touch and the individual treatment they get when they work with Planar.</li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/10/27/aventura-mall-chooses-planar-ultralux-touch-to-bring-unique-retail-experience/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Aventura Mall is Miami¡¯s premier fashion destination. It includes more than 300 retailers in its 2,700,000 square feet of space. Today it is an architectural design gem which provides an unrivaled shopping experience for 30 million visitors each year.</p><p>Aventura Mall has earned recognition as an exciting, always evolving environment that blends a distinctive aesthetic and design with the innovative use of advanced technology. Among the most recent examples of this are the dual-sided, interactive digital directories currently in place at each of the mall¡¯s entrances. The directories <a href="/products/large-format-displays/" title="Large Format Displays">Planar? UltraLux? Touch 70¡± displays (LUX70-T) </a> which display touch-based wayfinding maps on one side and advertising on the other, create an engaging experience for shoppers not found today in any other mall in the world.</p><p><a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/touch-interactive-displays/aventura-mall">Read more about this unique installation.</a>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/10/13/planar-sponsors-4k-4charity-fun-run-in-portland/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar Systems is a premier sponsor of the 4K 4Charity Fun Run in Portland on Wednesday, October 21<sup>st</sup>.? The 4K 4Charity Run celebrates the achievements of the growing technology community and promotes wellness and diversity. Planar joins other locals businesses like Elemental Technologies, Act-On Software, Portland Trail Blazers in giving back to our community!</p><p>Proceeds from the 4K 4Charity Fun Run PDX will benefit Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS), an Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. (OIC) community-based alternative high school. Learn more about RAHS directly from the school¡¯s students and faculty in <a rel="noopener" href="http://bit.ly/1L9O6L6." target="_blank">this inspiring video</a>.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/9/25/nebraska-furniture-mart-of-texas-uses-planar-displays-for-a-personalized-shopping-experience/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas (NFM), located north of Dallas-Fort Worth, is the newest retail store in the Nebraska Furniture Mart chain. The 560,000 square-foot store is an anchor to Grandscape, a 400+ acre mixed-use development that when fully completed, will provide a unique destination for retail, dining and entertainment for up to 10 million visitors annually.</p><p>The NFM design included leading-edge digital signage technology to attract customers into the store and help them easily find products and services. For these reasons the retailer chose two of Planar Systems¡¯ most advanced display solutions, the large-scale Planar? UltraRes? Series 4K LCD display, and the one-of-a-kind Planar? Mosaic? Architectural Video Wall.</p><p class="Pa5"><strong>Planar Mosaic¡¯s design and display capabilities capture customers¡¯ attention</strong><br />Planar Mosaic is a family of video tiles including the industry¡¯s first truly square version created to provide a highly creative video wall on which to deliver brand, business and other messaging. It was seen as an ideal solution for the east entrance to Grandscape where a main ¡°boulevard¡± will lead into all stores, including NFM. ¡°Installed here, Planar Mosaic will help?create an experience which amazes customers as they enter the country¡¯s largest furniture store,¡± says Arnie Rivera, Senior Vice President of Solution Delivery and Client Services for Reflect.?</p><p class="Pa5"><span>The ¡°draw¡± of Planar Mosaic is its use of the different sizes of video tiles, which can be installed in virtually any position relative to each other and at almost any angle. ¡°We can separate, rotate, stack and place each tile to create an artistic visually pleasing pattern that attracts your attention and sets the stage for the rest of store experience,¡± says Rivera.?</span></p><p class="Pa5"><span><strong>Planar UltraRes Series is proof of NFM¡¯s commercial solution capability</strong>?</span><br />The Planar UltraRes Series (84-inch Ultra HD display) was chosen for NFM¡¯s electronic design, installation and consulting department (EDIC), where it occupies a prominent position above the reception desk. ¡°It is definitely a show-stopper,¡± says NFM¡¯s Summers. ¡°It is proof that we are able to serve the commercial market, which is what the EDIC department is all about.¡±</p><p class="Pa5"><span><span>A big driver for the Planar UltraRes Series is its UltraRes? MediaPlex? multi-source viewing capability, which allows Summers to divide the screen into four quadrants and show four different sets of content simultaneously ¡ª MediaPlex allows up to eight sources to be viewed, four at a time in full HD, and any can be up-scaled to fill the entire display area.?</span></span></p><p><span><strong>Planar display platforms are a powerful visual merchandising combination</strong>?<br /></span>Planar display platforms are a powerful visual merchandising combination ¡°Taken together, the Planar Mosaic video wall and Planar UltraRes Series display are significant business assets,¡± Lee Summers says. ¡°They contribute to a personalized shopping experience for a large-format store, they give us platforms on which to uniquely present our offerings, brand heritage and values, and they are visual merchandising elements that provide the flexibility to create an ever-changing and fresh experience for customers.?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/architectural-displays/nebraska-furniture-mart-of-texas" target="_parent" title="Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas">Read more</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/9/23/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planars-ciovp-of-it-jeff-maurer/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Jeff Maurer, the CIO and VP of Information Technology.</p><p>Q: Jeff, how long have you been at Planar?? In the industry?</p><p><span>A: I¡¯ve been at Planar for eight years!? It¡¯s been a fantastic experience and the time has flown.? Interesting and challenging business problems to solve; fun and passionate people; great products.? I¡¯ve been in the display industry for 19 years, starting with InFocus back in the mid-90¡¯s.</span></p><p>Q: What are the top things you do for the company?? What is your role?</p><p><span>A: I support the Information Technology team as CIO/VP of IT.? It¡¯s an interesting role because, on the one hand, we sort of provide power and lights for the company in the form of business systems, networks, PC¡¯s and so forth.? Businesses cannot function without that support and there are very high expectations that these systems be always-on.? On the other hand, the IT team is in a unique position in the organization in terms of having broad visibility across functions.? That perspective helps our team identify areas for improvement, cross-functional weaknesses, and to some degree, makes us camp counselor.</span></p><p>Q: What do you enjoy most about your role at Planar?</p><p><span>A: I am fortunate in that I have a wonderful, smart team.? That makes my job easier for sure.? I also enjoy that I can contribute at many levels, as an individual contributor working on requirements or documentation, as a group lead helping to brainstorm solutions, and as a corporate leader.</span></p><p><span>I love supporting others in their personal and career growth.? It¡¯s extremely important to me to view my role as a servant-based leader, empowering my team to both solve business problems for Planar, and for them to grow as individuals.? A win/win.</span></p><p>Q: What is an average day like?</p><p><span>A: My days usually start fairly early; partly to ease the commute but more so to get a jump on my day before meetings start.? It¡¯s not unusual for me to be logging in at 6:30am with a strong cup of local coffee in hand.? My day often includes a broad mix: closing out action items, checking in to monitor projects, working with outside vendors/providers, as well as interacting with the exec team.? I try to maintain regular 1:1 time with my team, so that¡¯s definitely a notable component of my work week.? I love to work out at lunch time.? A spin class or weightlifting.? It¡¯s my guilty pleasure and helps me to sort out priorities and ease stress.</span></p><p>Q: What do you think Planar looks for in our employees?? What characteristics set Planar employees apart in your opinion and observation?</p><p><span>A: When I think of Planar employees, these attributes come to mind: smart, strong domain knowledge, flexibility, direct, and easy to work with.? That mix is rather rare in my experience.</span></p><p>Q: What do you think Planar customers have in common?</p><p><span>A: Planar customers value leading-edge display products, and they value our responsive, customer service-oriented approach.</span></p><p>Q: What is it about the Portland area that you think makes it a great place to live and work?</p><p><span>A: The Portland metro area is awesome.? Quirky.? Lots of opportunities for outdoor activities at the beach, in the gorge and in the mountains.? Great restaurants.? It¡¯s an environment I¡¯m passionate about retaining as we grow.</span></p><p>Q: Planar is headquartered in Oregon, so that begs the question, how ¡°green¡± are you and the company?</p><p><span>A: Certainly, as a hardware company, we are cognizant of green initiatives and mandates such as RoHS and Reach.? As well, we take advantage of recycling opportunities and we support Oregon commuting initiatives.? At a higher level, because our business is built around collaboration and communication, I like to think that we help enable that in ways that don¡¯t require people to travel to do so.</span></p><p>Q: What inspires you?</p><p><span>A: Grit, selflessness, humor in the face of adversity, and the capacity for beautiful design.? I strive for them in my own life, and they inspire me when I see these qualities in others.</span></p><p>Q: When you think of Planar¡¯s future, what excites you the most?</p><p><span>A: Our display technology leadership and seeing that applied to our new products, such as Planar DirectLight LED video wall systems and Planar LookThru transparent displays.</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/9/9/what-s-the-difference-between-4k-and-uhd/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>If you¡¯re confused by the different labels for the newer displays out there, you¡¯re not alone (and this isn¡¯t a new thing). Usually technology develops faster than the labels that apply to it, but, multiple competing technologies might have different names until the standards are set. If you remember the confusion of figuring out what was HD, Full-HD, and 1080p, you get how the confusion of standards works.</p><p><strong>4K vs. UHD</strong><br />In a technical sense, 4K is the standard developed by cinema to express a resolution of 4096 by 2160. Which works out to an aspect ratio (the comparison of the width to the height) of 1.9:1. Since most movies are shot in the 1.9:1 aspect ratio, the Cinema 4K resolution made perfect sense.</p><p>On the television side, Ultra-High Definition (UHD) was developed using the same number of horizontal lines of resolution as 4K (2160), but using the standard HDTV aspect ratio of 16:9 (or about 1.78:1). So the full resolution of a UHD display is 3840 by 2160 (or 256 pixels narrower than Cinema 4K).</p><p><strong>4K plus UHD</strong><br />Since the aspect ratios of cinema and television are staying unchanged, the difference between Cinema 4K and UHD is moot for most consumers. If you watch a 1.9:1 movie on a 16:9 screen you will either see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen or the playback hardware will chop off the extra pixels to fill the screen. In that sense there¡¯s no difference between the experience of HD and 4K UHD media (though 4K is stunningly sharper and more clear than HD content).</p><p>While it does help to know the difference between Cinema 4K and UHD, in most cases it doesn¡¯t matter much. Both 4K and UHD can be used interchangeably and they¡¯re often used together. When you¡¯re looking at 4K displays, they will almost always be of the UHD variety since they are exactly four-times the size of the previous standard 1080p displays (1920 by 1080).</p><p><strong>Coming Standards</strong><br />In addition to the simple resolution of the display and the content, there are a few other standards that are necessary to make 4K work. The digital media, the physical media, and the connection between devices and the display all need to be up to the task of showing 4K content.</p><p>Digital video compression allows high resolution video files to be much smaller than the original making digital streaming and storage possible. The High Efficiency Video Coding standard (abbreviated by its numerical designation H.265) doubles the compression rate of the earlier standard (MPEG-4/H.264). The H.265 standard was approved in 2014 and published in early 2015.</p><p>For physical media, Blu-ray developed and published the standard for 4K UHD discs known as <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/12/ultra-hd-blu-ray/" target="_blank" title="Ultra HD Blu-ray">Ultra HD Blu-ray</a> and announced it in May 2015 with the goal of having players and discs available by the end of the year.</p><p>For connecting devices to a 4K UHD display you can use either HDMI 2.0+ or DisplayPort 1.2+ if you¡¯re connecting a computer. The higher standards for both connectors allow for better compression and bandwidth so that the display gets all of the information the device is sending it.</p><p>One of the key issues in the connection used is the number of frames per second displayed (measured in Hertz). The older HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.1 can send out video at 4K resolutions, but at only 30Hz while HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 support the much smoother 60Hz framerate (and when DisplayPort 1.3 launches this year it will support up to 8K resolution and full 4K 3D).</p><p><strong>Conclusion</strong><br />There¡¯s always a learning curve when new technology comes out, but in this case things are fairly simple. Both 4K and UHD mean roughly the same thing (and are often used together). As long as you have the right connector and the right content your new Planar 4K display will look amazing.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/9/2/architects-using-digital-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Architecture is both an art and a science. Without the art, buildings become bland, stolid fixtures, but without the science, structures might not even stand, let alone inspire. Where architecture is at its best both function and form come together to create something that is both beautiful and practical.</p><p><strong>Purpose over Personality</strong></p><p>Within the world of architecture there are stars, just like in every other realm, and those famous architects have created stunning structures to earn their clout. But looking at the purpose behind the design is becoming as important as the person creating the design. The managing partner at the innovative firm NBBJ, Steve McConnell says design is shifting toward ¡°a greater emphasis on the opportunity represented when people gather.¡±</p><p>Looking at how people use spaces rather than simply the beauty of the space is driving architects to reimagine structures. As an example, the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/gemological-institute-of-america-gia">Gemological Institute of America</a> needed a secure area for customers to wait in their New York headquarters. But instead of bars and concrete, they opted for a glass wall with digital displays mounted in the middle. So customers on both sides of the wall can see the display showing the breadth and depth of what the GIA does, while still providing all the security needed for such a high-profile facility.</p><p><strong>Design that Disappears</strong></p><p>Not everyone wants to look at a building on the skyline, no matter how beautiful it is. So South Korea has approved a design by the United States firm GDS Architects to create the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/travel/seoul-invisible-skyscraper-tower-infinity/">Tower Infinity</a> which will be a nearly 1,500 foot skyscraper outside Seoul that can disappear. Using a series of cameras and digital displays, the building will process and project images onto its surface that cause it to appear invisible by showing viewers what the camera sees on the opposite side of the structure.</p><p><strong>Spaces that Speak</strong></p><p>For their own lobby in Los Angeles, the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/gensler--2">architecture and design firm Gensler</a> chose to integrate digital displays into nearly every aspect of the space. Combining a fluid table, a hidden projector, and a brilliant video wall, the space creates a multi-surface, interactive experience for visitors without any instructions.</p><p>As people walk into the lobby the design of the space draws them to the table on which a book about Gensler is sitting. As they approach, the table is lit from above by projectors while the video wall responds to their movements. All of the interactions are discovered through experimentation and intuition as the visitors learn more about Gensler through the unspoken language of pioneering design and digital displays.</p><p><strong>Theaters that Transcend</strong></p><p>When movie-goers step into <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/cinemacity">Cinemacity in Beirut, Lebanon</a> they may not notice the 256 displays above their head at first, but when the virtual shutters pull back and the sky appears, patrons of the upscale theater might just forget about their popcorn.</p><p>Integrated into the ceiling of the main lobby is the world¡¯s highest resolution screen (6,480 by 3,840 pixels). The domed ceiling of the space only adds to the illusion of a skylight to another world. The screens can mimic the effect of looking up at a towering forest or being submerged beneath the ocean or flying to a distant star. The sense of wonder in movies that transports viewers to different worlds is captured in the lobby as the theater invites the visitors to sit back and gaze at the ceiling awaiting their next adventure.</p><p><strong>Architecture for Anyone</strong></p><p>As the art and science of building design embrace the latest technology, digital displays are helping to bring wonder and function, delight and purpose together into a unified whole.</p><p>?</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/8/28/an-insider-s-look-at-planar-s-marketing-team/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>In partnership with Saturday Academy¡¯s ASE program, Planar offered an internship this summer to Emily K., an honors student attending a high school in the area.? As the summer wrapped up, she had a chance to share some insights about her experience.</span></p><p>Q. What was it like working at Planar?</p><p>A. Initially, I chose Planar in the hopes of improving my communication and video editing skills, as well as to gain insight and a hands-on experience in an office work environment. All of which can be checked off the list as throughout the summer, I gained significant knowledge about the office work life. I formed a web of connections as my work took me around the whole marketing team, adding to my knowledge of digital signage while exploring Planar¡¯s products to produce online video content.</p><p>Q. What impressed you most about working at Planar?</p><p>A. I was amazed with the amount of teamwork and collaboration that was put into each of the products that Planar sells. The different functions all over the building and the world, from engineering to operations to marketing, worked together to bring an idea or design to the final product, and that¡¯s not an easy task. The whole process involves so many individuals who bring their own special set of skills and knowledge to create unique products that our customers appreciated and that earned industry awards and recognition.</p><p>Q. What did you learn about this summer that you will apply to your future education and career choices?</p><p>A. Aside from furthering my interest in business communications and computer science, the hands-on experience I gained this summer has left me with a greater understanding of the office work environment and a higher awareness of how integrated digital signage products are in our lives. I have also learned that I enjoy being creative in my work and communicating with others to complete a project, which I hope I will be able to apply in my future education and career plans.</p><p>Q. Why is it important for Oregon companies to get involved with organizations like Saturday Academy?</p><p>A. Saturday Academy is a local non-profit aimed at enriching the educational experiences of students in the Portland area. By getting involved, is has a ripple effect in which Planar gets to see young minds develop into future scientists, writers, teachers, businessmen, engineers, and influential people who then move on in the world to positively affect many others. By participating as a Science and Engineering internship host, Planar has an opportunity to give back their expertise to the community in a way that has long-term impact.</p><p>Q. What advice do you have for students interested in working for technology companies like Planar?</p><p>A. I truly recommend for students at least a little bit interested in technology or the digital world to reach out to a company or organization that can help you find an internship in that field. It allows you to follow your curiosity and get a better understanding of potential career choices you might enjoy.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/8/20/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planars-vp-and-cfo-ryan-gray/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Ryan Gray, CFO.</p><p>Q: Ryan, how long have you been at Planar? In the industry?</p><p>A: I have been at Planar for almost a decade now.</p><p>Q: What are the top things you do for the company? What is your role?</p><p>A: As CFO, my organization and I are responsible for ensuring compliance with all external reporting requirements, instilling a strong control environment and protecting the assets of the company, ensuring adequate liquidity/financial resources are available to drive the company¡¯s strategy, providing useful and actionable data/analysis to enable rapid decision-making, helping execute the long-term strategy of the company as well as planning/forecasting, and communicating with the investment community.</p><p>Q: What did you do before coming to Planar?</p><p>A: Prior to Planar I worked at a variety of high-tech companies in the Portland metropolitan area ranging from hardware to software and from micro-cap to mid-cap.</p><p>Q: What attracted you to Planar?</p><p>A: The company is fast-paced and requires agile employees with progressive thinking. There is a large emphasis on teamwork, with all levels of employees striving to collaborate to maximize results. This even extends to supply chain and channel partners, all the way through to the end customer.</p><p>Q: What is one of the most surprising things about working at Planar that others might not know?</p><p>A: It is pronounced Play-nar, not Plan-ar. I have to remind the conference call operator every quarter.</p><p>Q: What do you think Planar customers have in common?</p><p>A: Planar¡¯s customers seek to inspire and/or enable productivity/collaboration through a unique visual experience. Seeing is believing and many customers are increasing the value of their enterprise via dynamic digital signage products.</p><p>Q: Planar is headquartered in Oregon, so that begs the question, how ¡°green¡± are you and the company?</p><p>A: Like most Oregonians, I am used to recycling everything. It is hard to see soda cans in garbage bags when I travel and resist the urge to dig them out and find a recycling center.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/8/13/your-vision-comes-first/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The most impressive video wall installations begin with a vision: a sense of purpose, an idea of a customer experience, a message to communicate, a space to fill, a visitor to impress.</p><p>See how your vision can come to life using Planar¡¯s video wall calculators.</p><p>The <a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome"></a><a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/" target="_blank">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall</a><a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome"> Calculator </a>enables you to build a seamless LED video wall and download technical specifications, renderings and request a quote for your next project. It?is?a free, online tool that simplifies the video wall selection process by helping customers visualize and plan for their LED video wall installations even before they make their purchase.</p><p>The unique Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall Calculator allows customers considering the seamless?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a>?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 Planar DirectLight Calculator ensures the success of every project by taking the guess work out of video wall planning.</p><p>Your Vision + Our Tools = Winning Installation</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/8/3/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planars-vp-of-research-and-development-sam-phenix/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Samantha Phenix, Planar¡¯s VP of R&amp;D.</p><p>Q: How long have you been at Planar? In the industry?</p><p>A: I joined Planar in April of 2014, but I have worked in the display industry for most of my career. For many years I worked in R&amp;D at Barco¡¯s Medical Imaging Division. After Barco, I worked at Dell and then at Intel, developing vertical marketing strategies for a variety of scientific applications where displaying and interpreting visual data play a huge role.</p><p>Q: What attracted you to Planar?</p><p>A: Living in Portland and working in the display industry, I kept an eye on what was happening at Planar over the years. I have always admired the company for its innovative solutions so when the opportunity arose for me to lead Planar¡¯s R&amp;D, I was eager to join the team. There are very few companies that can claim Planar¡¯s legacy of innovation leadership in the display business. We have been in flat panel displays since 1983, video processing and video walls for over twenty years, touch monitors and flat desktop products since they were first introduced. We have been innovating transparent displays for fifteen years, <a href="#" title="Professional 3D">3D stereoscopic</a> displays for ten, and optically bonding displays using our proprietary <a href="#" title="ERO">ERO<span>?</span></a> process for over nine years.</p><p>Q: What do you enjoy most about your role at Planar?</p><p>A: Planar is a fairly small company which means my role involves a good mix of strategic and tactical activities. I enjoy the balance between zooming in so I can stay connected to our day to day work of product design and development, and zooming out to explore what¡¯s new in the technology world and how those changes could impact our future products.</p><p>Q: Planar values innovation. How is that demonstrated throughout the company?</p><p>A: Steve Jobs once said, ¡°Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It¡¯s about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.¡± At Planar, one of our core strengths is the depth of our relationships with our customers and with our technology partners. Those relationships have allowed us to have the types of conversations that spark the creative spirit, inspiring us to develop products that not only hit all the right check marks, but also include those extra touches that surprise our customers and these elements have been some of the core differentiators that we have added to our products over the years.</p><p>Q: When you think of Planar¡¯s future, what excites you the most?</p><p>A: Last year in the R&amp;D department we rolled out a new innovation program: Technology Innovation Program (TIP). It¡¯s a structured process along with a set of tools designed to support our culture of innovative thinking. We believe this investment (10% total R&amp;D hours + approved expenses) in new ideas and concepts not only provides a foundation for future product features that will allow us to continue to differentiate Planar products, but is also key to employee engagement and satisfaction. In addition, research shows that engineers who take time away from planned design and development activities to engage in creative work are more quickly able to solve complex problems in their daily work. So moving forward, I¡¯m excited to see how our customers react to some of the new innovations that we¡¯re currently developing in our labs.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/7/30/planar-and-our-products-are-different-in-a-good-way/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It is a balance that we seek to strike each day at Planar: moving fast, experimenting and bringing our expertise and commitment to quality to bear on product innovations.</p><p>You see this kind of creativity illustrated in Planar¡¯s product lines. It was our experience in video wall solutions that lead to the award-winning design of the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">C<span>larity? Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall System</span></a>, with it¡¯s off-board architecture, thin mounting depth, and highly-differentiated features. Certain features might be poorly imitated, but not replicated by followers in the market, Clarity Matrix stands as an example of how experience and expertise in a field leads to new innovations never before delivered. Sure, the system approach isn¡¯t without its detractors, but the most experienced integrators can see the genius in it. It¡¯s an approach that is unique to us and has reinforced our reputation for innovation in the market.</p><p>The same creativity is seen in the <span><a href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a>?</span>that Planar announced at the DSE show earlier this year. The off-board design, a variety of fine pixel pitches in an interchangeable mechanical package, and thin mounting depth which can attach directly to sheet rock are unheard of in the world of LED displays. But we knew these features (and many more) were important for video wall implementers in control rooms, board rooms, and digital signage applications. It¡¯s the kind of unique features that make a huge difference to integrators, resellers, installers, and end users who are relying on these systems.</p><p>Planar¡¯s approach to 4K displays also is indicative of this kind of creativity. It might seem unnecessary to have so many HDMI and DisplayPort inputs into a single display, but with the built-in MediaPlex capabilities in the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes"><span>Planar? UltraRes?</span>,</a> we are able to give our customers the ability to take any source (of virtually any standard resolution) full-screen or into a quadrant for multi-channel viewing. And with the free iOS app, you can control that display and its sources from a hand-held visual interface without special programming or dedicated equipment. Just the kind of thing that sets the product apart and solves real problems that customers might not have known they had before.</p><p>And when we look to future, the opportunities for creativity are strong. This year, we are getting our customers involved in the innovation process with our transparent OLED technology demonstrations. Getting feedback, asking questions, and soliciting ideas long before the product is in production is leading to a better result and we are excited to bring those innovations to market in the future.</p><p>That is the kind of creativity that has made Planar a leader in our marketplace and will continue to set us apart. Planar and our products are different in a good way!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/7/23/digital-displays-and-signage-in-healthcare/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Imagine the last time you went to a hospital or clinic. You were either going for your own medical need or to support someone you care about. Either way, the process is fraught with stress and confusion. Adding to that difficulty checking in, finding where you need to be, and then waiting and you have a recipe for unhappy people.</p><p>Digital displays can help with the entire process of getting people where they need to be, checking in, and making the wait time easier.</p><h3>Healthcare Digital Trends</h3><p>One of the biggest trends showing up in hospitals is indoor, digital wayfinding. Think GPS navigation for inside the hospital. Connexient has created a system called MediNav that uses low-energy Bluetooth beacons to locate users inside the building. The software can then display information on a mobile app, through a kiosk, or on digital signage. Some of the best applications use all three to help people get where they need to be with a minimum of stress and confusion.</p><p>Following the trends in other sectors, healthcare providers are moving toward electronic check-in systems, which can provide the relevant information to the patient in their language without the need for then transcribing the information into the computer system at a later time. Electronic check-in, facilitated through digital kiosks, makes it easier for patients, eliminates waste for healthcare providers, and frees up medical professionals to serve patients instead of paperwork.</p><p>Many hospitals are now using digital signage and displays to communicate important information to patients. For example, when a patient is waiting for a doctor to arrive, a display in the room can be explaining basic safety and privacy topics. So a patient sitting in a hospital room can learn about how the bed works, how to call for assistance, and their privacy rights. Then the medical professionals can focus the needs of the patient instead of going over general information.</p><p>Digital signage also allows for the quick, mistake-free communication of vital information between the medical professionals. Hospital rooms with digital displays can show the patient¡¯s information, the most recent medication, the attending physician, and any other relevant data. And since the information is all digital, there is less chance of error which increases efficiency and safety.</p><p>Waiting is so much a part of the healthcare experience. Waiting to be called back, waiting for the physician¡¯s assistant, waiting for the physician, and then usually some more waiting after that. Instead of giving patients outdated magazines, digital displays can offer information, entertainment, and general amelioration of the stress that everyone experiences while waiting for healthcare. ?</p><h3>Most innovative healthcare organizations in America</h3><p>For many hospital goers, the chapel is a refuge of last resort. It¡¯s not a familiar religious or spiritual destination for anyone, but hospitals have chapels for those who have a desperate need for tranquility and peace in the midst of incredibly stressful times. The <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/healthcare/florida-hospital-wesley-chapel">Florida Hospital</a> has used digital displays in their Wesley Chapel to reach past the nearly overwhelming emotions that people experience and the offer some respite through peaceful, visual images presented in an artful manner.</p><p>At the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, they have deployed the MediNav turn-by-turn navigation system allowing visitors to use an iPhone or Android app to find exactly where they need to be in the hospital. The navigation system uses Bluetooth beacons to locate the users¡¯ device to within a couple of meters.</p><p>Helping hospitals and clinics to communicate effectively, <a href="http://www.pocketanatomy.com/">Pocket Anatomy</a> offers interactive 3D models of the human body. Doctors can use iOS or Macintosh apps to show patients exactly what they¡¯re talking about, which increases the patient understanding of procedures and the overall buy-in necessary for the healthcare plan to be effective.</p><p>?As with all industries, healthcare will benefit from thoughtful, innovative applications of technology that emphasize the connections between people.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/7/15/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planars-vp-of-marketing-and-product-strategy-jennifer-davis/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Jennifer Davis, the VP of marketing and product strategy.</p><p>Q: What are the top things you do for the company? What is your role?</p><p>A: My team is responsible for our product roadmap and strategies.? Product managers act as mini-CEO's of their product lines to ensure that they meet customer needs and have a winning value proposition that represents great return on the investments Planar makes in these products and platforms. My team is also responsible for all of our marketing communications: generating demand, building the Planar brand, and equipping our reseller partners to be successful with the line.? As examples, we just finished up another successful InfoComm trade show in June, launched a new LED video wall system, we call <span>e?</span><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a><span>?</span>(which has already won four prestigious industry awards), and have rolled out a number of?<a href="/innovations/tools/" title="Tools">online tools and calculators </a>(including the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall Calculator and the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall Calculator) to make it easier to specify Planar displays. My role is to drive the innovation across all of these parts of the company and allocate resources and energy to make sure that we achieve our overall results:? in short, to keep the foot on the gas pedal and navigate the curves in the road.?</p><p>Q: What is an average day like?</p><p>A: I am sure my colleagues have noted the same, but there is hardly an average day. ?Some days, I am able to walk my daughter to school, head into the office, and handle to-dos and internal meetings before heading off to a local Portland networking event in the evening (which I find a great way to stay abreast of new ideas and strategies for marketing success). Other days, I am buzzing off to the airport to meet with customers or attend AV industry events as a spokesperson, industry journalist, and product strategist. Other times, I sequester myself away at a coffee shop to produce blog content for Planar.com, Runco.com, InfoComm All Voices, the Society of Experiential Graphic Designers, and others where I am a guest blogger. And throughout, I work with an exceptionally talented team to make them and Planar successful. I have seen a lot of change in the industry since I first joined Planar in 1998, and the pace and scope of the change keeps things interesting for all of us.</p><p>Q: What is one of the most surprising things about working at Planar that others might not know?</p><p>A: I bet it would surprise a lot of people that one the leading manufacturers of commercial displays in the US is headquartered right outside Portland, Oregon and builds product here for the US market allowing us more modular product designs, more customization per order, and a more responsive organization. People might also not know that companies like InFocus, PixelWorks, Microsoft¡¯s Perceptive Pixel group, and many other brands share common DNA with Planar, who has a Tektronix spin-off in 1983.</p><p>Q:?What do you think Planar looks for in our employees? What characteristics set Planar employees apart in your opinion and observation?</p><p>A: A customer told me recently that his Planar account manager is ¡°smarter than others that call on him.¡±? I think that is something that sets not only our sales team, but our company a part.? We are a relatively small company, in the display industry, and it shows in our accessibility.? It is not uncommon for cross-functional teams or our executive team to be working the floor at an industry trade show or visiting customers.? Our employees value that access to the market and I believe it makes us more empathetic to the needs of our customers and more innovative in our solutions.</p><p>Q:?What is it about the Portland area that you think makes it a great place to live and work?</p><p>A: That is a bit of an unfair question this time of year, as the summers in Oregon are unmatched. The sun shines, the locally-grown food is delicious, there is a host of outdoor activities to enjoy, and the trees and flowers are in full bloom. If you visit in the winter, it is more gray and wet, which I don¡¯t mind this so much, actually. I grew up in central California where it is dry and hot and I see the rain as an investment in the greenery and clean drinking water that we enjoy all year round.?</p><p>Working in Portland is very rewarding. The local tech scene is diverse and supportive, ranging from large established technology brands to angel-backed start-ups.? We are all rooting for the success of other firms and organizations like the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) are partnering to nurture the start-up scene.? Technology innovation (whether it be in the form of electronics, software, computing, and scientific advancements) plays a big role in all of the companies in the region, including Planar, Tektronix, Intel, Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Microsoft, Elemental Technologies, Cambia Health Solutions, Moda Health, and so many more.</p><p>Q: What inspires you?</p><p>A: An elegant solution to a complex problem. A word of encouragement in a moment of stress to build teamwork. The above-and-beyond effort that employees at Planar exert every day to make our customers successful. The physical scale and stunning beauty of some of our display installations (for a dose of inspiration, I highly recommend visiting our <a href="/umbraco/casestudies.planar.com">Case Study app</a>).</p><p>Q:?When you think of Planar¡¯s future, what excites you the most</p><p>A: Planar is on the forefront of some of the most influential advancements in display technology right now. A few years ago, we were first to introduce an architectural video wall product, featuring a perfectly square video display, when we launched the Planar Mosaic.? We have taken a leading position in the emerging video wall category of fine pitch (or narrow pixel pitch) LED and the DirectLight product line and other follow-on products we expect to be a major contributor to Planar¡¯s growth in the future.? Other new technologies, like transparent OLED which we were first to demonstrate publicly as a technology demonstrator, are poised to make the science fiction vision of see-through, glass displays a reality.? Products like these are born not only out of the deep and rich expertise of our R&amp;D team (which is substantial), but in regular market interactions with customers, architects, designers, consultants, and content development agencies which are speaking into our roadmap and inspiring us to think differently about what display technology can do.</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/7/8/is-4k-content-available/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It doesn¡¯t help to have a 4K display unless there¡¯s content available. And the concern is a legitimate one since the first HDTVs came out in 1998 but the switch to HD broadcasting didn¡¯t take affect for over a decade after that (June, 2009). So are things going to be the same with 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) content?</p><p>The good news is that the first 4K displays came out over a decade ago, so the content is catching up right now.</p><h4><span>4K Streaming</span></h4><p>As of the middle of 2015 the two biggest players in video streaming (Netflix and YouTube) have 4K content to stream (provided your internet connection is fast enough). Additionally Amazon¡¯s instant video service and Sony¡¯s proprietary set-top box allow the streaming (or download) of 4K video.</p><p>Sony, Netflix and Amazon are using 4K streaming to highlight their own content. So Netflix has its own programming like <em>House of Cards</em>, and <em>Marco Polo</em> streaming in 4K. Sony¡¯s service only offers movies and shows that are owned by the company like <em>The Amazing Spider-Man</em>.</p><p>Since the content either had to have been filmed in 4K or converted to the higher resolution all of the streaming services are limited to more recent content (motion pictures have been filming in 4K for applications like IMAX since the early 2000s).</p><p>Keep in mind that an internet connection less than 10-15 Mb/second won¡¯t handle the huge video files for 4K content, though compression and higher-bandwidth Internet connections are both working toward making streaming 4K content easier in the near future.</p><h4><span>4K Television</span></h4><p>Comcast, DirecTV, and Dish have 4K UHD packages available (with the same types of limits on content). Currently the video is on-demand rather than live, due to the large size of the files. For example, the Dish Joey 4K box allows TV and movies to be downloaded to the device ahead of time, so you¡¯ll have to plan ahead for movie night. But as the cable and satellite companies upgrade their infrastructure, more and more 4K content will become available to watch on-demand and even live. ?</p><h4><span>4K Media</span></h4><p>Instead of relying on a the cable or satellite company to get you the 4K UHD content, soon you¡¯ll be able to buy Blu-ray discs with 4K video. The Blu-ray standard was announced and given the official name: Ultra HD Blu-ray. The first prototype of an Ultra HD Blu-ray player came from <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/5/7494863/panasonic-4k-blu-ray-player-prototype-ces-2015">Panasonic at CES</a> in January 2015 so <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/ultra-hd-blu-ray-specification-now-complete-logo-unveiled/">by the end of the year</a> retail models should be on sale.</p><h4><span>4K Games</span></h4><p>If you¡¯re a fan of video games your 4K options are limited to either a high-end PC or the newly released <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2015/05/28/nvidia-shield-available/">NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV</a> set-top box. The sheer hardware requirements for a game to play at 4K are staggering, but as computers and consoles increase in power, 4K gaming will stop being a niche market and become the standard.</p><p><a href="http://www.gamespot.com/videos/4k-gaming-how-cool-is-it/2300-6424968/">Reviewers were stunned</a> to see the difference between regular gaming and 4K. They felt as if the worlds they were seeing were filled with life-like detail especially for open-world games (like GTA:V, Skyrim, and Witcher 3) that encourage exploration and discovering things off in the distance.</p><h4><span>Conclusion</span></h4><p>While there¡¯s limited content available now for 4K viewing, we¡¯re at the beginning of a onslaught of new, beautiful, ultra-high definition content. Motion pictures and movie theaters are filming and projecting in 4K already, so from here on out the new movies will be best experienced in bright, crisp 4K.</p><p>If you have the Internet speed to stream 4K or a subscription to one of the content providers that¡¯s offering on-demand video, it¡¯s a great time to upgrade all the details you¡¯ve been missing. ?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p><span><br /> </span></p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/7/1/behind-the-scenes-a-conversation-with-planar-s-ceo-gerry-perkel/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are running a series of interviews with our executive team. Today we hear from Gerry Perkel, Planar¡¯s President and CEO since 2005.</p><p>Q: Gerry, what did you do before coming to Planar?</p><p>A: Well I started my career in the software industry but early on I joined Tektronix and spent about 20 years there in a variety of roles and business units.? My time at Tektronix was both rewarding and very educational.? With my various assignments I got to work with customers all around the world and in several different markets.? I got to see products that were a wild success and some that flopped.? Ultimately my final years at Tektronix was at the helm of the Color Printer Business that went through an explosive growth phase.? It was exciting and challenging to deliver that much growth.? Tektronix sold the color printer business to Xerox and I went with the sale and spent two years at Xerox getting a picture of a much larger company.? I left Xerox in late 2001 and took on the role of President and CEO of Merant, a software company.? This was a turnaround assignment and the leadership team that I put together did an exceptional job of driving change and great improvement at Merant.</p><p>Q: What do you enjoy most about your role at Planar?</p><p><span>A: The people and the products.? The people are great.? They display great energy and teamwork that is infectious and one very common trait I see at Planar is the desire and willingness to go above and beyond to make sure our customers are successful as they deploy our products.? And our products end up getting installed in so many interesting and impressive applications and settings.? It really helps bring what we do to life.</span></p><p>Q: What is an average day like?</p><p><span>A: First, I¡¯d have to say that there is no average day.? Each day brings new challenges and opportunities.? My energies are spent trying to make sure we are all focused on our key goals, that we are bringing in orders, that we are making progress on new product development and that we are evolving the organization to deliver on our goals.? One day may be more focused on one area but that just means the other areas will get focus in the following days.</span></p><p>Q: What inspires you?</p><p><span>A: I am inspired by being a part of a team that is setting off to accomplish challenging goals and achieving those goals.? I love looking such challenges in the face and finding a way to do something that others might have thought was not possible.? </span></p><p>Q: Planar values boldness and innovation.? How are those two dimensions demonstrated at Planar?</p><p><span>A: Both are visible every day.? We create amazing products here at Planar.? Our product marketing team in conjunction with our engineering teams pursue product opportunities that truly set us apart from the rest of the industry.? Each product is different and our team is constantly searching for opportunities to create incremental value for our customers and to create a truly differentiated solution.? And boldness, well our strategy in and of itself is a bold one.? We decided several years ago to focus our energies on a new market area of digital signage products and to find a way to compete with the likes of global behemoths such as Samsung and NEC.? The results have been very impressive.? And we continue to this day to find new innovative ways to implement this bold strategy and win in the marketplace and earn the right to do business with new customers every day. ?The company truly is Bold and Innovative.</span></p><p>Q: Why are investors interested in Planar?</p><p><span>A: I think investors are interested in Planar because we have shown great success in growing in our targeted market, we are improving profitability and most importantly there is more of both of those to come.? Growing revenues and improved profitability is a great formula to create additional value for shareholders.</span></p><p>Q: When you think of Planar¡¯s future, what excites you the most?</p><p><span>A: Two things excite me about our future.? First, display technology continues to evolve and improve and there appears to be no end in sight.? With this constant innovation comes the opportunity for much broader adoption and many new applications which creates an incredible growth opportunity for us here at Planar.? The second thing that excites me is our team.? We have shown we can grow impressively in these new growth markets and we have just gotten started.? There is a great opportunity ahead of us and we are well positioned to capitalize on that opportunity.</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/6/23/if-your-walls-could-talk-they-would-ask-for-planar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Dear designer,</p><p>First off, thank you for building me.? I like to think that I am an exceptionally beautiful and functional wall and I am delighted to be a part of your space.? I think we will have a long lifetime of collaboration.</p><p>I have noticed, however, that I am a bit plain.? Sure, there is a framed print hanging near the window and I like the shade of gray that you picked for paint, and I don¡¯t want to sound ungrateful for the little adornment. ?But we could do more.? I could <em>be</em> more.</p><p>I have been comparing notes with other walls and it seems that there are lots of great options for facing me with a video walls.? Something that would bring me to life.? Something that would replace paint with pixels.? Something more befitting your dynamic brand and my vibrant personality.</p><p>And what I found in my research is that the best <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/" title="LCD Video Walls">video walls</a> in the business come from Planar Systems.? This company, headquartered outside Portland, Oregon, makes the most technologically advanced and easy-to-install products in the industry.?</p><p>The video walls are the thinnest available, allowing me to still meet the ADA safety and accessibility requirements.? Plus, they are front-serviceable and built for 24x7 reliability, so that downtime is reduced.? Because I don¡¯t want to be out of service.?</p><p>And furthermore, they have an innovative design that moves power supplies (and their noisy fans) and sources of heat off the wall into rack components that can be installed down the hall.? This is important because then you don¡¯t have to perforate the wall with lots of electrical outlets to add a video wall (the kind of interventions, I¡¯d rather avoid).</p><p>Always striving to be flexible, I would accept either the award-winning <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD video wall </a>or the recently-announced <a href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">DirectLight<span>?</span> LED video wall system</a>.? If video walls aren¡¯t in the cards, Planar also makes some stunning large format displays with incredible 4k resolution that are worth checking into.</p><p>Thank you for considering my request and I look forward to my new build out with a Planar video wall.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>Your Wall</p><p>P.S.? I took the liberty of designing some video walls using the <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> Calculator</a> and the <a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome">DirectLight<span>?</span> Calculator </a>and submitting them for a quote to Planar.? You can play around with your own designs using these free tools.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/6/9/when-does-4k-resolution-matter/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>You¡¯ve probably heard a lot about <a href="#" title="Beyond HD">4K displays</a>, but you might not know exactly what they are or why it¡¯s important. The short answer is that 4K displays have approximately four thousand lines of vertical resolution (compared to approximately two thousand for HD displays). But what does it actually accomplish when more pixels are packed into the same amount of space?</p><p><strong>Resolution, PPI, and Vision</strong><br />The three things that make a difference in how you see an image or video on a screen are the resolution of the screen, the number of pixels in each inch on that screen, and your eyes. All of them affect your experience of the display in different ways.</p><p>Resolution is, quite simply, the sheer number of pixels single points of color and light that are used to make up the total image. Digital camera makers have been using the resolution of their cameras to indicate how sharp and detailed a picture will be in the millions of pixels, or megapixels. Standard definition televisions and VGA computer monitors had 480 lines of horizontal resolution (note, that since the aspect ratio changes the width, often the horizontal resolution is the only number considered). That works out to 307,200 pixels (or 0.3 megapixels). The move to DVD (720 lines) and then HD video (1080 lines) drastically increased the number of pixels (DVDs have 0.9 megapixels and HDTVs 2 megapixels). The Ultra-High Definition 4K displays have over 8 megapixels since they have four-times the resolution of HD displays.</p><p>While pixels are very important, anyone who has used a high-end digital camera can attest to the fact that a certain point you can¡¯t see the difference. That¡¯s due to the number of pixels that are fit into a certain space, or the pixels per inch (PPI). No matter what the display, if you get close enough to it, you¡¯ll be able to see the individual pixels. The giant screen at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas has pixels that are 20mm in size (about ? inches), but because the crowd is so far away they can¡¯t see the individual pixels. Your smartphone¡¯s pixels are over 250 times smaller than the ones in Cowboys Stadium so you can view it from that much closer without perceiving the individual pixels.</p><p><strong>Viewing Distance</strong><br />The iPhone 6 came out with what Apple calls the ¡°<a href="https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202471">Retina Display</a>¡± which basically means that the pixels are small enough that the human eye can¡¯t distinguish them at a normal viewing distance. Images on the display look more real because you can¡¯t see the edges of the pixels.</p><p>A <a href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">4K display</a> makes it possible for you to be closer to the screen and for the screen to be bigger without you noticing any of the pixels that make it up. If you have a 28-inch monitor on your desk that¡¯s running at Full HD (1080p) most people will be able to see the individual pixels at a viewing distance closer than four feet. But if you had a 4K UHD?display, you could be as close as two feet without noticing the pixels (the average monitor is about 2.5 feet away).</p><p>From the other end of the spectrum, if you wanted to install a huge, 98-inch display you would need people to be at least 13 feet away before the pixels would disappear on a 1080p monitor, but with a 4K display they could be as close as 7 feet.</p><p>So it¡¯s possible to have a much larger display in a smaller space without sacrificing the visual experience with 4K. When close viewing and large-screen displays are important, 4K is the ideal choice.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/6/2/planar-is-coming-to-infocomm15/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It¡¯s that time of year again! In just a few short weeks Orlando will be awash with the best and the brightest of the AV world including Planar¡¯s latest display offerings (but more about that in a moment).</p><p><strong>Location</strong><br />You can join Planar, and all the other attendees of InfoComm15, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Once you¡¯re inside the building you can find Planar¡¯s display at booth #1943.</p><p>If you are planning to join us at the convention, you can use our VIP Passcode (<strong>PLA770</strong>) to get a free Exhibit Hall pass.</p><p><strong>NEW!</strong> <a href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar<span>?</span> DirectLight<span>?</span> LED Video Wall System</a><br />Come and see one of the newest additions to Planar¡¯s award-winning line of displays, the DirectLight LED Video Wall System. Most video walls stich together smaller displays which limits configuration choices and, even with small bezels, shows the seams between where the displays meet. But the DirectLight LED Video Wall is a truly seamless display that you can configure in nearly any shape you can imagine.</p><p><a href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">4K Displays</a><br />The latest technology in displays and video is all about the pixels. The newest 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) displays give four-times the number of pixels as a 1080p HD setup. From a behemoth 98-inch, touch-enabled 4K display all the way down to an award-winning 28-inch desktop monitor, you¡¯ll see the future of display in the 4K UHD world.</p><p><a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a><br />It¡¯s not just the amazing displays that make Planar great, but the cutting-edge software that drives them. The Clarity Matrix video walls show off not only beautiful monitors, but intuitive, powerful software that allows you to turn a wall into a touchscreen or a calculator or whatever you can dream up.</p><p><a href="#" title="Transparent OLED">Transparent OLED?Demo</a><br />The award-winning technology demonstration of Planar¡¯s Transparent OLED system blew people away at the Digital Signage Expo and you can get your own chance to see what the future holds. Transparent displays allow for the real-world and the virtual world to come together in new and exciting ways. Imagine flowing text bringing a priceless sculpture to life at a museum or increasing layers of muscle and skin layered over an ancient skeleton. Whatever you imagine, you¡¯ll be impressed when you witness it in person.</p><p>To schedule a meeting or booth tour with Planar Staff at InfoComm 2015, please contact <a href="mailto:sales@planar.com">sales@planar.com</a> or (503) 748-8199.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/5/27/wayfinding-and-playfinding-an-interview-with-leslie-wolke/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We had an opportunity to spend some time with <strong>Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting</strong> in Austin, Texas and New York City.? She is the co-founder of the SEGD¡¯s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies.? Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. We asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that she has identified called ¡°playfinding.¡±</p><p><strong>Q.? Leslie, thanks for chatting about trends in wayfinding today. You have used the term ¡°playfinding.¡± Can you explain what it is and what makes it different or similar to wayfinding?</strong></p><p>A. I coined the term ¡°playfinding¡± to describe the convergence of?wayfinding?(tools that help people navigate or find their way) and?play?¡ª delightful ways to interact?with and explore your environment. There are certain places where we need hard-working no-nonsense wayfinding tools: hospitals and highways for example. But there are also places where we are encouraged to wander, pause, and enjoy the environment ¡ª that¡¯s where playfinding can add to the overall experience.</p><p>A good example of this is the newest terminal of Tokyo¡¯s Narita Airport. The design firm covered the main concourses in a brightly-colored running track carpet. The lanes are printed with wayfinding symbols, so visitors can follow them to departing gates ¡ª a very traditional form of wayfinding cues. But it is also playfinding in the sense it celebrates Tokyo¡¯s upcoming summer Olympics in 2020 and gives a nod to the frantic pace of travel.</p><p><strong>Q. What technology trends are enabling playfinding?</strong></p><p>?A. Even though we all are addicted to our smartphones, perhaps the best way to convey contextual information to the largest audience of people in a given environment is by embedding interactive screens in the place itself. There¡¯s no need to download and use a new app and the information can be shared and experienced within a group setting. Picture large-scale digital displays where multiple people can engage with the content at once, like?<a href="http://lesliewolke.com/2013/07/25/art-tech-art-nouveau/">Gallery One</a>?at the Cleveland Museum of Art or the numerous examples in <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">Planar¡¯s Case Studies</a> portfolio.? I would call these interactions ¡°playfinding¡± because they connect visitors to the place they are visiting, while guiding them on their journey.</p><p><strong>Q. What consumer trends or behaviors make playfinding attractive?</strong></p><p>A. Consumers want to engage in fun, memorable experiences¡ªand if they are "instagram-worthy" or "tweet-worthy," so much the better.</p><p><strong>Q. What business models do you see supporting playfinding (ie, sponsorship, branded experiences, educational missions funded by causes or foundations, experiences for which visitors are charged?)</strong></p><p>A. All media requires a business model to sustain itself and interactive displays are no different. In many cases, I would argue that they are part of the infrastructure and common amenities of an environment ¡ª like benches in a lobby or wayfinding signage, so they should not be required to pay for themselves with sponsored messages. One can think of them as a digital equivalent of the ¡°privately funded public spaces¡± that make cities more livable.</p><p><strong>Q. What are three lessons you have learned about playfinding that you would encourage brands and companies to consider?</strong></p><p>A.? There are several factors to consider in these projects:</p><p>1. Consider the ¡°delight-factor¡± ¡ª how can you deliver necessary information in a more amusing way? The safety announcements on Southwest Airlines and Virgin America convey their brand messages along with all the instructions.</p><p>2. Embed surprises along the way ¡ª in low-stress settings like parks and retail centers, getting from here to there can be more like a scavenger hunt than a linear march.</p><p>3. Let your brand have some fun and your visitors will too.?</p><p><strong>Q. Thanks for this great information, Leslie.? Where can our visitors go to get more information about playfinding?</strong></p><p>A. Absolutely. You can visit my websites at <a href="http://lesliewolke.com/">lesliewolke.com</a> or <a href="http://playfinding.com/">playfinding.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/5/21/every-business-is-a-digital-business/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The global consulting firm, Accenture, has just published the 2015 version of its annual Technology Vision?and it is interesting to see how the trends they forecast are affecting our Planar¡¯s customers today.</p><p><strong>SMAC: Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud</strong></p><p>The move to unstructured data, direct-to-consumer connections, and extensive record-keeping throughout the transaction processes of our lives form a foundation of many of these trends. We are seeing this very strongly in the use of <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">large format video walls</a> and high resolution displays being deployed in monitoring centers and the use of advanced visualization tools, like 3D, to explore data sets in new ways.</p><p><strong>The Internet of Me</strong></p><p>There first trend is that as objects and experiences go online, creating personalized experiences. Finding ways to do this without breaching their trust is always a challenge. We have found ways to do this with the use of visualization tools that respond to customer preferences and allow them to envision their world with more video displays. For instance, using the new <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> iOS app</a>, users can control their Planar? UltraRes? display to their own preferences. Similarly, tools like the <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/" target="_blank">Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall Calculator</a> allow you to preview your own video content on a wall of your own design and then request a personalized quote. And specification data and mechanical drawings of the mounting structures are updated to your preferences so that you can create a personalized brochure and rendering of the wall.</p><p><strong>Outcome Economy</strong></p><p>As hardware is bridging data between the physical world and the digital enterprise, opening up new possibilities for collaboration and new venues for accountability. We have seen customers deploy our <a href="/products/touch-displays/" title="Touch Displays">touchscreen displays</a> into interactive experiences that can be measured using the same analytics set that powers websites. This allows marketers, for instance, to not only create content that appeals to them personally and reflects the brand, but to test it rigorously to ensure that it is attracting attention, engaging customers, and delivering the transactional results that justify the expense of the deployment. We have seen wonderful examples of this as brand agencies and their clients have sought to do more with experiential marketing, events, and retail experiences.</p><p><strong>Intelligent Enterprise</strong></p><p>The next wave of big data, will include software better capable of analyzing the streams and delivering better decision support. This data and the resulting intelligence is already requiring new visualization solutions. We have seen desktop dashboards give away to employee-facing signage that allow the whole enterprise to keep their eyes on the goals. We have seen <a href="/markets/corporate/" title="Corporate">conference rooms</a> turning into decision rooms, where multiple data sources, multiple sites, and multiple perspectives come together on a single display or video wall for collaboration.</p><p><strong>Workforce Reimagined</strong></p><p>Collaboration between humans and machines have never been more sophisticated. Advances in natural interfaces is seen very clearly in our growing line of touch screen displays. We see a large attach rate of touch interactivity to our large format and video wall products and expect this trend to continue as people are not just satisfied with displays that display, but they want displays to be input devices as well, allowing new forms of data manipulation and navigation.</p><p>These, and other, trends combine to highlight the evolution of key technologies in the enterprise. In fact, Accenture goes so far as to call ¡°every business a digital business.¡± And from where we sit as a leading supplier of digital displays for the enterprise, we see the same.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/5/14/one-part-prophecy-two-parts-planning/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Many in the design community talk about designing structures and building with resiliency in mind. In other words, thinking of the notion that future proofing and preservation go hand in hand. To design with the aim of protecting the asset over time, as it is used and reacts to the environment.</p><p>In all cases, this involves an assessment of physical risk. We might not know the future, but we can plan for various contingencies. For instance, if you are designing buildings along the Miami shorefront, you will need it to survive tropic storms or perhaps a hurricane. The extent to which facilities are protected is a choice you make with each project and with a risk profile tuned to the needs of each client. And even then, there is risk. Who would have guessed that the New Jersey shore would need building rated for the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?</p><p>Building interiors are not immune from these same issues. Public spaces where individuals are interacting in close proximity to the fixtures and finishes have their own challenges. Their own need for resiliency.</p><p>It was with this in mind that Planar developed ERO?. ERO stands for <a href="#" title="ERO">Extended Ruggedness and Optics</a> and it is a process by which optically clear glass is mounted to the face of the display to remove the air gap, reduce internal reflections, and make the front of the display less precious. It extends the life of the product in environments where resiliency is tested.</p><p>ERO is available as an option on <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video walls</a>, <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes? 4k</a> flat panel displays, <a href="#" title="UltraLux">Planar? UltraLux?</a> displays, <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Planar? LookThru? transparent LCD,</a> and more. ?The future is certainly unknown, but we can plan for better preservation with proper planning.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/5/6/a-display-by-any-other-name/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>¡°A rose by any other name would smell as sweet¡±?</p><p> William Shakespeare, <em>Romeo and Juliet.?</em></p><p>Everyone in the display industry and in the larger A/V space has been tracking the growth of 4K or Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution displays.? Our own award-winning <a href="http://www.planar.com/ultrares">Planar? UltraRes?</a> has entered strongly into the growing category and has won its own following with the professional features, and now the <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/planar-ultrares-app-for-ios/">new iOS app</a>.? And the 4K additions to the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ep/ep-4k/">Planar<span>?</span> EP Series</a> are gaining traction.</p><p>But the debate rages on what to call these displays.? Most of the screens in the market today in this class of display measure 3840 by 2160 pixels, making them 4 times the resolution of full HD.? Technically, the resolution is called Ultra High Definition (or Ultra HD or UHD).? 4K is the technical term for a display that is twice as wide as a 2K display (a cinema standard that measures 2048 wide instead of the more standard 1920).? In other words, technically 4k would be 256 pixels wider than a UHD display.? Yet, the 4k monitor exists and they are used interchangeably in the market.? And to make matters more confusing, YouTube and the television industry has adopted Ultra HD as their 4K standard.?</p><p>And the 4K label is likely to stick, at least for a while.? A recent search of trending internet search terms on Google revealed the following comparison.</p><p>?</p><p><img style="width: 334px; height: 217px;" src="/media/434513/a-display-by-any-other-name.jpg?width=334px&amp;height=217px" alt="undefined"></p><p>The term ¡°4K¡± is searched with more frequency and has been on a higher trajectory of growth since first picking up speed in 2013 and it doesn¡¯t show signs of stopping in its undulating trend line. ?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/4/29/the-power-of-1-000-days/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are rapidly approaching the mid-point of the year and strategic planning is upon us. And, let¡¯s not forget that the season of New Year¡¯s Resolutions isn¡¯t a distant memory. So, this time of year, I find myself thinking (I mean, obsessing) about goal setting.</p><p>You might do your own annual plans, 3 or 5 year strategic plans, and depending on your industry, perhaps you have outlooks that extend into the decades. In recent years, I have found it useful to create a 1,000 day plan and here is why:</p><p>#1: It¡¯s Long Enough to Be Strategic, Short Enough to Be Real<br />1,000 days is just under 3 years. It provides a timeline in which most things can be started or finished. It isn¡¯t too long as to be purely academic or theoretical. It is longer than the ill-fated new year¡¯s resolution, which are typically best intentions wrapped in short-lived hope and deep-fried in futility. In contrast, 1,000 days can wrap your head around it, pick longer term change efforts, and imagine how things would line up to achieve the goals.</p><p>#2: Counting in Days Adds Urgency<br />Sure, you could pick a ¡°where do I want to be in 5 years?¡± goal, but there is something about calling it in days that adds a sense of immediacy. If you only had 1,000 days to accomplish the goal, each day counts.</p><p>#3: Emphasizing the Daily Highlights the Habits<br />Working down from a 1,000 day plan, puts emphasis on the daily activities that get you towards the goal. It isn¡¯t the one skipped milkshake or the single dollar saved, but the daily choices that add up like cumulative interest to achieve incredible results.</p><p>1,000 days from today is Jan 23, 2018 . What will you be doing then that you aren¡¯t doing today? What will your next 1,000 days look like?</p><p>P.S. To calculate your own 1,000 days, use the online calculator at http://www.convertunits.com/dates/daysfromdate/.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/4/21/the-importance-of-mobile-technology/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>You don¡¯t have to look further than your hand to see the importance of mobile technology in our world. It is everywhere and becoming ubiquitous. Apple announced record iPhone sales in the first quarter of this year of over 72 million units worldwide. In Q3 of 2014, Android users purchased 250,000 phones worldwide. Overall, the smartphone sales is <a href="http://www.zdnet.com/article/android-increased-its-lead-in-smartphones-in-third-quarter-sales-boom-says-gartner/">growing double-digits</a> each quarter and the proliferation of platforms, form factors, and features are giving consumers and professional users alike more to love about their phones and tablets.</p><p>We have seen this trend playout in our own analytics. A growing number each quarter are accessing our website and online tools with mobile devices. Back in early 2013 when we redesigned planar.com, we optimized it for a variety of platforms using the latest in <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/2013/2/21/planar-unveils-new-website-optimized-for-wide-screen-desktops-touch-and-mobile-devices/#.VNptsyvF_kw">responsive design</a>. Whether you are browsing from a hand-held device, a desktop monitor, a tablet, or a large format touchscreen attached to a wall, the experience is easy to navigate and you have full access to all of the information posted (not just a subset as is common on a ¡°mobile¡± site). This has proven to be a very wise investment and something about which our customers are appreciative.</p><p>In addition, we have been growing the number of sales tools and web-based resources available and have tested them extensively on mobile platforms. These include the following:</p><p>? <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">Planar Case Studies</a><br />? <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall Calculator</a><br />? <a href="http://www.planar.com/display-selector/">Planar Large Format LCD Selector Tool</a><br />? <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/designer-software/">Planar? Mosaic? Project Designer? Online</a><br />? <a href="http://mosaicdesignlibrary.planar.com/">Planar? Mosaic? Design Library</a></p><p>Recently we launched our <a href="http://www.planar.com/news/2015/2/10/planar-unveils-new-ios-app-to-simplify-multi-source-viewing-on-4k-displays/#.VNpuNyvF_kw">very first iOS native application</a>, a control App for the Planar? UltraRes? displays. This app gives users streamlined access to some of the most powerful features of the Planar UltraRes product, in a simple and intuitive package. An Android version is under development. You can download the iOS app now from the App Store.?</p><p>We expect mobile devices to continue to be an important trend in the technology landscape and one that we intend to leverage with the development of our web and mobile platforms over time.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/4/9/the-engagement-spectrum/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar attended the <a href="https://segd.org/workshop/2015-customer-experience">Customer Experiences workshop </a>hosted by SEGD at the Digital Signage Expo and several speakers talked about the importance of customer engagement.</p><p>Reflecting on presentations from Gensler¡¯s Matthew Calkins and Stimulant¡¯s Darren David, the following model is an interesting one to describe the spectrums that engagements can take.</p><p><strong>Passivity</strong>: This is the world of static graphics, posters, signs, and offers. The fire escape maps, the room rate notifications on the back of hotel doors, the ¡°this building established in 1901¡± carved into the fa?ade. They are passive. They are static and only present what they were originally designed to communicate.</p><p><strong>Activity:</strong> Environmental graphic designers are turning into experiential graphic designers and working to activate the spaces they work. This is the world of image-mapped projection. The world of digital signage, in its most common instance. This is the video replacing the static poster.</p><p><strong>Reactivity</strong>: Once movement replaces the static, the natural next step is to add in the ability to influence and adapt this activity. Reactivity is where most touchscreen implementations fall, as well as gesture or head-tracking cameras are utilized. Once the spaces are activated, they can react to movement, to touch, to inputs in various forms, to deliver a different experience. Whether it is useful (like a museum exhibit attracting you to approach it) or evocative (like self-generating art triggered by cameras), the addition of reactivity brings a new level of experience.</p><p><strong>Interactivity</strong>: And when these methods of reactivity are combined at a more intimate and personalized scale, true interactivity can take place. Systems and sensors working together with screens to engage people in new ways. The LAX international terminal totems, are an example. Using both flight information (to change the design of the content) and passenger movement (to trigger the reactions), true interactivity can occur. Crowd-sourced content, like that inherent in Twitter streams and ¡°post your picture on a Times Square billboard¡±, can push interactivity to new levels of personalization. Even the trusty ATM machine or airport check-in kiosk, can be useful forms of this interactivity.</p><p>There are examples of all of these points on the spectrum among <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">Planar¡¯s customer success stories.</a> To read more about what people are doing with displays, see the case study app at <a href="/umbraco/casestudies.planar.com">casestudies.planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/4/1/digital-signage-trends-for-in-store-retail/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The progression of use of digital display in retail often begins and ends with ¡°digital signage.¡± Digital screens replacing other posters or graphics in the space to announce products or promotions.</p><p>But this simple usage is just the beginning of what is possible.</p><p>Planar attended the Digital Signage Expo and our top executives went on to South by Southwest Interactive to further explore how technology was being used in retail and here are a few trends that can through strongly in the session content.</p><p><strong>1. Technology can empower the sales associate</strong><br />Mobile technologies are transforming traditional cash-wrap areas, allowing associates to transact with customers throughout the retail environment. On-demand interactive content about the products and brands allow for a constant education for associates and a prop they can use in their sales conversations. Combined with liberal empowerment policies (around things like returns, etc) and the customer experience can be changed. New models for retail are further changing the definition of the associate. For instance, for the online retailer StitchFix, their stylists work part-time from home offices assisting clients with personal shopping services. Whether businesses have brick and mortar outlets or are just ecommerce plays, the empowered associate can be part of the winning formula.</p><p><strong>2. Consumer-Centric design is at the center of smart technology deployments</strong><br />Executives from eBay and Rebecca Minkoff (a women¡¯s fashion brand) both emphasized that one should never deploy technology for technology¡¯s sake. Rather, you start by envisioning and then designing and deploying the customer experience that best matches their needs. Whether the shopper be rushed and surgical in their approach, or more of a social browsing experience, there are ways for technology, both in-store, online, and now with mobile apps, to enhance or enable the experience. eBay showed some data that the highest levels of conversion and sales uplift come from shoppers who researched the brand or products ahead of time and then referenced a mobile product while shopping. The technologies don¡¯t need to compete. They work complimentarily.</p><p><strong>3. Now is a time of experimentation</strong><br />Like other digital forms of advertising, it is possible, and indeed necessary, to test campaigns and approaches. The ability to instrument the customer experience (both online with tools like Google Analytics or WebTrends) and off-line (by using traditional methods of observation or surveys, or other observational research techniques like cameras, sensors, interactive touchscreens, apps, beacons and a growing number of other tools) can allow retailers to constantly refine and improve their efforts in the in-store and out-of-store experience. Using A/B testing approaches and applying ecommerce metrics (like cart abandonment) to the in-store environment (ie, dressing room abandonment, anyone?), retails can get real insights.</p><p>One thing is at the heart of all of these trends: <strong>boldness</strong>.?It requires trust to empower and equip sales associates in the way that some brands are now doing. It is provocative to think of a brand from the customer¡¯s perspective and the store as a place build to serve those customers, not the other way around. It is risky to be running in a perpetual ¡°beta¡± mode with in-store technology, but that is precisely what retailers are being asked to do, in order to take full advantage of the range of innovations available today.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/3/24/what-are-university-centers-doing-with-digital-signage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Temple University recently opened The Science Education and Research Center (SERC) as part of a?key strategy to further establish the university as a center of excellence in scientific education and?research. The Science Education and Research Center, at 247,000 square feet, is one of the largest?buildings devoted exclusively to scientific research in the Philadelphia region. The seven-story?structure includes 52 research labs and 16 teaching labs, open spaces to foster collaboration, and?high-tech equipment such as clean rooms and a low-vibration scanning tunneling microscope facility.?</p><p>Also among SERC¡¯s high technology assets is a sophisticated?digital video wall in the building¡¯s main lobby that is?comprised of 35 large (55-inch) displays¡ª<a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar¡¯s nextgeneration?Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall System with?G2 Architecture</a>. These displays present a variety of?informational, educational and entertainment content from?sources that are managed by <a href="#" title="VCS">Planar¡¯s Clarity<span>?</span> VCS<span>?</span> Video?Wall Controller</a>. They represent the vanguard of a system?to extend teaching and learning onto large scale display?platforms - in SERC as well as in other facilities on campus?- that transform how everything from science to art is presented to students, shared among faculty?and staff, and enjoyed by visitors.?With 525 square foot of available wall space on the mezzanine level of the lobby, it was determined that a seven-wide-by-five-high (7 x 5) array of the Clarity Matrix video wall displays (MX55HDS) would provide the platform best suited to the needs and interests of the information services organization and the other university constituents involved In the decision-making process. ?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/education/temple-university">Read more</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/3/17/4k-displays-for-commercial-applications/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There has been a growing interest in 4K entertainment in the home with the release of Dish Networks¡¯ 4K player and a host of development in ultra high definition content streaming. But 4K isn¡¯t just for television. In fact, commercial applications for the technology are outpacing adoption in residential applications and there are a number of reasons why.</p><p><strong>24x7</strong>: Commercial applications require long duty cycles and reliability that one can not find in consumer-grade equipment designed for in-home use. A few hours a day is very different than all day, every day usage models and products like the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> Series</a>?and <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP 4K">Planar<span>?</span>?EP Series 4K?</a>Series are built to the task.</p><p><strong>Front-Servicability</strong>: In public venues and mission critical applications, the display can not be down. As the size of the displays get bigger (up to 98¡± diagonal or larger for video walls), they must be serviceable without having to take the display off the way, risking damage and incurring expense and more downtime. Planar¡¯s products and our unique mounting solutions, like the <a href="#" title="Mounting System">EasyAccess Mount</a> and the Planar Profile mount, allow for front serviceability.</p><p><strong>ADA-Compliance</strong>: Everyone likes a thin display, but some customers are legally required to install them. If you are a public building in the US or a government office, you are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that the mounting depth of ¡°protruding objects¡± (like displays hung on walls) need to be less than 4¡± off the wall. Planar¡¯s mounting solutions and unique architectures, like you find in the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> with G2 Architecture</a>, make this slim mounting depth possible.</p><p><strong>4K at 60 Hz</strong>: It is critical that in the pursuit of resolution, we don¡¯t compromise refresh rate (a common trade-off when working within the constraints of bandwidth). The Planar UltraRes product can take in up to 8 sources, all capable of full 4k, and can take in sources that are running at a full frame rate of 60 Hz. This leads to smooth motion video and fast response to cursor moves.</p><p><strong>Multi-Source Viewing, Switching, and Scaling</strong>: The ability to hook up multiple sources, switch between them easily (via a remote, or software, a control system like Crestron or AMX, or even an iOS phone or tablet app), and scale any of them to the full screen or portions of the screen is critical in large displays and video walls. 4k screens have the resolution to allow for the simultaneous display of four (4) full HD signals, but televisions don¡¯t have that functionality. The?<a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/planar-ultrares-app-for-ios/">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> App</a> takes this further with a free iOS to allow for source switching and scaling into quadrants of the display and it comes standard with the purchase of the display.</p><p><strong>High Pixel Density for Close-up Viewing</strong>: Viewers need only to stand 5 or 6 feet back from a Planar UltraRes 84¡± display until they can no longer distinguish the individual pixels. On smaller displays like the 58¡± or 65¡±EP-Series, the distance is even closer! As displays get bigger and conference rooms get smaller, having this pixel density is required.<br />Interactivity in 4K: Getting closer to the display is also a side-effect of one of the biggest trends in digital display today and that is interactivity. Touchscreen technologies are turning displays into input devices. Planar offers touchscreens interactivity across products ranging from 15¡± to 98¡± and then on video walls up to 300¡±.</p><p>For all of the reasons above, the time for 4K in commercial applications is now!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/3/9/seamless-fine-pitch-led-video-walls-for-indoor-applications/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span><span>Narrow pixel pitch LED solutions (3mm pitch and below) are evolving rapidly to become a serious option for indoor video wall applications that require higher resolution and greater image quality. These seamless fine-pitch?</span>LED video wall solutions provide exceptional visual performance, thin mounting depth, precise alignment, mission-critical reliability and adaptability to different customer uses. </span>LED video walls can be optimized for a wide range of indoor environments including well-lit public spaces and corporate lobbies, as well as light-controlled conference rooms, auditoriums and control rooms. They are well suited for demanding 24x7 indoor applications¡ªwith an architecture designed to make installation and service faster, easier and more precise.?</p><p><a href="/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a>, which combines a proprietary, advanced design across a choice of four resolutions ranging from 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitch. Planar will debut the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System this week at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015. Planar DirectLight offers a modular, seamless LED video wall system in four narrow pixel pitches - 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 and 3.1 millimeters - providing an exceptional visual experience close up, from a distance and at wide viewing angles. With stunning, crystal-clear picture quality, flexibility to accommodate almost any indoor environment and the ability to withstand the most rigorous, 24x7 operations, this unique family of video walls represents the next wave in the fast-growing direct-view LED market. ?</p><p>The revolutionary?<a data-udi="umb://document/f8ee6894de78466bb569bf06c0f93641" href="/products/led-video-walls/planar-directlight/easyalign-mounting/" title="EasyAlign Mounting">Planar? EasyAlign? Mounting System</a>?enables less than a 4" depth when mounted, making it ideal for space-constrained installations and eliminating the need for rear access space. Its six-axis of adjustment combined with Planar? DirectLight? Control Software allows for ultra-fine tune image calibration, delivering stunning, uniform images. With Planar DirectLight LED video walls, scale your design to fit any size wall or column in portrait, landscape, square or concave configurations.?<span>Planar DirectLight LED video walls feature a unique off-board distributed architecture that delivers 24x7 reliability and improves serviceability by removing heat, complexity and potential points of failure from behind the video wall and conveniently co-locates them with other rack mounted equipment for improved accessibility.</span></p><p><span><span>Visit Planar at the Digital Signage Expo 2015 (Booth #1018) for a demonstration of Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System.?</span></span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/2/24/planar-transparent-oled-technology-at-dse-2015/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>You are invited to the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas on March 11<sup>th</sup> and 12<sup>th</sup>.? Free exhibit passes are available at <a href="http://www.planar.com/events">www.planar.com/events</a>.? In addition to the award-winning <a href="http://www.planar.com/matrix">Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix?</a> LCD video wall system and <a href="http://www.planar.com/ultrares">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes?</a> 4K displays, you will also see the <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/transparent-oled/">Planar Transparent OLED technology demonstration</a> and more!</p><p>How does the popular <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/">Planar? LookThru? Transparent LCD display</a> compare to the emissive?<a href="#" title="Transparent OLED">Planar<span>?</span> transparent OLED demonstrator</a> that Planar will show at Digital Signage Expo this Spring?</p><p>?</p><table border="0" width="606" height="296"><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>?</strong></p></td><td><p><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/"><strong>Planar LookThru Transparent LCD Display</strong></a></p></td><td><p><a href="#" title="Transparent OLED"><strong>Planar Transparent OLED<br />Technology Demonstration</strong></a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Shipping Status</strong></p></td><td><p>Currently available.? Follow the links</p></td><td><p>Exact production plans unknown.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Pricing and quoting</strong></p></td><td><p>The product is on the price list today and available for an immediate quote for new opportunities.</p></td><td><p>No pricing is available.? It is expected to more expensive than standard and transparent LCD options.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Diagonal Size Planar is Showing</strong></p></td><td><p>32¡±</p></td><td><p>55¡±</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Lighting Type</strong></p></td><td><p>LCD displays require some sort of backlighting.? For LookThru it requires lit box or cavity behind the display to achieve display clarity and color performance.</p></td><td><p>No light box required.? Can be free-standing in the space and is self-emitting (the glass itself lights up).?</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Content Design</strong></p></td><td><p>Anything white (or light/pastel) in the content is clear.? Anything black or highly saturated is opaque and obscures the screen surface.</p></td><td><p>Anything black (or highly saturated) is clear.? Anything light, bright, or white is opaque and glows from the screen surface.? The clear state has a smoky gray tint.</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Readability/Clarity Through the Display</strong></p></td><td><p>Fine text is difficult to read.? Objects are more clear, they closer they are to the front glass of the display box.? Objects further away appear fuzzy or ¡°dreamy.¡±</p></td><td><p>Objects close to the back of the display and far away are very readable.? Small fonts can be read clearly.? Objects dozens of feet or meters away can be seen clearly.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><p>For immediate transparent opportunities, see the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/">Planar LookThru</a> which is available as both a display box and an open-frame integration kit for custom enclosure design.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/2/18/planar-video-walls-create-dramatic-display-platforms-at-baker-hughes/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>The campus of Houston-based oil services company, Baker Hughes, includes the new Western Hemisphere Education Center, a cross-training facility for employees working in all aspects of Baker Hughes' business. Attracting and retaining the brightest engineers is key for Baker Hughes, and it relies on the education center to help in that effort. Employees receive extensive education in the center's classrooms and labs, all equipped with the latest technology. That technology extends to the main lobby of the center where a Planar Mosaic Architectural Video Wall array and Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall displays have been deployed to further educate and inform employees.</span></p><p>They chose to install some of Planar¡¯s newest and most sophisticated video displays to present information that complements what students are receiving in their classes and labs. The students interact with these displays directly and indirectly in the lobby, before, between and after classes and in the process they learn more about the company, get more excited about it, and become even more invested in it. The display strategy for the lobby also called for a platform that would encourage and enable students to explore more of what is presented on the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span> video wall</a>. For this, <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar¡¯s Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall</a> solution was specified for a 16-foot long interactive touch table. The Clarity Matrix MultiTouch displays employ a protective glass surface, Planar¡¯s ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) option that adds durability while providing a highly responsive surface on which users can input commands for content navigation and exploration. The 55-inch Clarity Matrix MultiTouch displays (LX55HD-L-ERO) seamlessly show the full Baker Hughes story and world events that have shaped the oil and gas industry. When the timeline is disengaged, the table becomes an engineering design table showing the interworking pieces of many of Baker Hughes¡¯ technologies, thereby providing another learning instrument within the center.?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/lcd-video-walls/baker-hughes">Read more</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/2/11/planar-transparent-oled-technology-demonstrator-makes-a-splash-at-ise/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Amsterdam let up with Planar¡¯s 55¡± transparent OLED display. ?The crowd was wowed with content by Second Story, a Sapient Nitro company, that triggered off visitor movement to show off the color, viewing angles, and transparency of this new technology.?Planar has been innovating in transparent displays for decades.? Our current solution is the <a href="http://www.planar.com/lookthru">Planar? LookThru? Transparent LCD</a> display and we just announced our intention to show a new transparent technology, <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/transparent-oled/">OLED</a>, at the ISE trade event. ?</p><p>As we look towards the future and the availability of a transparent OLED offering from Planar, we see a variety of use cases being made possible using this technology.? Like the following:</p><ul><li><strong>Museum exhibits</strong>:? Display background information, video, or explanatory text about artifacts behind the glass (without risking light exposure to delicate or priceless artifacts as might occur in a bright display box).</li><li><strong>Retail merchandising</strong>:? Put transparent displays alongside products for sale in a retail environment for a richer customer experience.?? The merchandise itself is not unduly obscured by the display and remains readable and accessible.</li><li><strong>Assisted shopping applications</strong>:? Use the two-way nature of Planar¡¯s transparent OLED technology to present information to a potential buyer, triggered by a sales associate behind the display.? Merchandise itself could trigger content using camera sensors or tokens.</li><li><strong>Wayfinding</strong>: Use the display in a public space to locate shops, train schedules, or restaurant menus, while maintaining visibility throughout the space, which is an important safety consideration.</li><li><strong>Meeting space</strong>:? Use the glass panels or windows that might surround a conference room or informal meeting space in a corporate environment as a display surface.? For presentation within the space or to display meeting information outside the space.</li><li><strong>Video art applications</strong>:? Create interactive or dynamic art pieces using video, motion graphics, and other materials.</li></ul><p>For more information about Planar¡¯s transparent OLED technology demonstrator, download the?<a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/transparent-oled/?utm_campaign=TransparentOLED&amp;utm_medium=social media&amp;utm_source=blog_2_11">eBook</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/2/5/transparent-oled-looks-like-smoked-glass-and-plays-video/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span>Transparent displays allow users to view what is shown on a glass video screen while still being able to see through it, enabling them to overlay digital images onto real objects that sit behind the glass. The n<span>ext-generation transparent OLED technology revolutionizes how information is displayed in settings ranging from retail merchandizing to museum exhibits to corporate lobbies. T</span></span>he vision of transparent displays, popularized for decades in science fiction movies and television shows, is now nearing reality. This technology is poised to revolutionize space design, customer engagement, and the digital display of information and branding for decades to come.</p><p><span>Transparent OLED offers brilliant picture quality, exceptional contrast and wide viewing angles. Because the OLEDs themselves emit light, viewing angles are very broad and color performance is exceptional, leading to vivid, eye-catching installations. Moreover, because only those pixels that display content are turned on, a transparent OLED showing video will exhibit better contrast and energy efficiency than traditional displays.?<span>Transparent OLED is ideal for a broad range of applications including those in retail, museum and corporate settings. Retailers can install these displays in front of actual products to provide digital information about their merchandise, creating augmented reality experiences. Museums can use them to encourage patrons to interact with exhibits by displaying artifacts overlaid with text, images or video content designed to educate and inspire. Companies can incorporate them into their lobby, cafeteria and conference rooms as a dynamic way to present information to employees and customers while maintaining an interior design aesthetic of modern transparency. </span></span></p><p><span><span>Planar¡¯s transparent OLED will allow designers to activate glass surfaces that are incorporated into these spaces, like interior windows, room dividers and partitions.?</span></span>The 55¡± prototype by Planar utilizes breakthrough Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to improve the transparency of see-through displays, creating new opportunities for experience design while overcoming a major hurdle to transparent display adoption.?This first-of-its-kind technology demonstrates Planar¡¯s continued leadership in transparent displays, which began 16 years ago and continues with the?Planar? LookThru? Series?transparent LCD display offerings. Download our <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/transparent-oled/?utm_campaign=TransparentOLED&amp;utm_medium=social media&amp;utm_source=blog">Transparent OLED eBook </a>today.?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/1/27/interactive-touch-displays-in-conference-rooms/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The nature of decision making and the meeting rooms that support corporate productivity are changing rapidly, driven by a corporate push toward enhanced company communications and more effective team collaboration. At the forefront of this evolution, new display technologies¡ªincluding video walls, 4k displays, and interactive touch displays¡ªare overtaking conventional presentation technology, offering tremendous opportunities for richer, deeper, more immersive communication in group settings.? Today¡¯s offices are more open, more collaborative, and more technology drenched than ever.?</p><p>Three emerging trends in conference room displays are causing CIOs, CTOs, and IT groups to rethink the ways in which information is shared and the means by which teams work together are the growing popularity of flat panel displays, the availability of higher display resolutions and large-scale interactive touch displays.</p><p>Near universal smartphone use and the popularity of tablets have made touch and gesture a natural and intuitive way to interact with a computing device. Consumers in their living rooms and business people in their offices have been taught to touch displays. The evolution of this trend has reached large-scale proportions with touch now being extended to desktop displays all the way up to tiled video walls. Close-up views look crisp thanks to new Ultra HD and 4K displays, giving presenters and work teams an effective way to use touch even on wall-sized displays.?</p><p>Interactive touch screens on high-resolution displays offer these benefits:</p><ul><li>Presentations can become more interactive and collaborative with real-time markups and annotations from conference participant, often using the same applications and tools that they would use on their desk like the inking capability in Microsoft Office applications or multi-platform tools like Evernote.</li><li>Increasing numbers of software applications are touch-enabled and can be used real-time in decision making environments.</li><li>Touch is a natural and intuitive way to communicate with display content, leading to more expressive presentations.</li></ul><p>An office conference becomes more vibrant and dynamic when driven by interactive touch and close involvement of meeting participants. Even the finest details remain sharp and clear on high-resolution displays, improving group communication.?As the business value of interactive touch displays becomes more evident, these displays are making more frequent appearances in conference rooms, design studios, presentation halls, and engineering suites.?</p><p>Globally, according to analysts at IHS, the worldwide shipment of touch-screen panels is set to double from 2012 to 2016, reaching 3 billion units as a wide range of products incorporate this technology. Growth in touch devices is spilling over into an increasing demand for touch capabilities on large-format displays. Projections from IHS, Display Search, and Planar show annual increases of 30 percent in large-format interactive touch displays in the near term.</p><p>For more information about these trends and the relevant technologies used in conference room design, <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/conference-room-trends/">download the Conference Room Trends eBook.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2015/1/13/trends-in-the-use-of-digital-displays-in-museum-environments/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Museums exist to expand our knowledge, stimulate our senses, expose us to new experiences, and engage our participation, as we explore our shared history and the natural world. In recent years, new technologies have expanded the dimensions and capabilities of museum exhibits, turning visitors from passive observers to actively engaged participants. AV technology is inspiring museums to supplement static display techniques with dynamic, responsive, participatory <a data-udi="umb://document/d4fda7b24dad4831be2c9d5392c3e8af" href="/markets/museums/" title="Museums">museum environments</a>.</p><p>Larger video displays and interactive flat screens have become fixtures and communication tools in many modern-day museums. Specifically there are three major trends in the use of digital displays in museum environments:</p><ol><li><a data-udi="umb://document/872268d86e2842c48f09bb0345ec4185" href="/products/video-walls/" title="Video Walls">Large video walls</a> that introduce exhibits and set visitor expectations</li><li>Increasing use of <a data-udi="umb://document/d7e9e3f962ed48e3907a8ba4866c63cc" href="/products/touch-displays/" title="Touch Displays">interactive touch screens</a> to encourage visitor engagement with exhibits</li><li>Greater use of video installations as architectural elements to create visually rich visitor experiences</li></ol><p>Today, it takes a lot of effort to draw prospective museum goers away from their on-demand content and the convenient screens of their computers, televisions, tablets, and smartphones and convince them to attend a live exhibit in person. Faced with this challenge, museum planners and designers have been tasked with not only providing exceptional experiences to visitors, but also finding ways to inspire and amaze them.</p><p>To do this generally requires using every technique and technology available to excite, awaken, stimulate, surprise, and entertain visitors¡ªbeginning the moment they enter the lobby. Advanced display technologies, working alongside other media and methods, have proven worthy of the challenge, bringing dynamic color, light, full immersion, and magic to museum exhibits.?The same is becoming true in other environments and visitors continue to raise the bar of what they expect from the buildings and spaces they enter. They crave engagement, which means a richer visual imagery, more interactivity, and memorable experiences that they take with them.</p><p>Ultimately, the goal is to attract the visitor, provide a memorable experience, and encourage return visits. <a href="/lp/en/museum-trends-ebook/">The Museum Trends eBook</a> explores the design trends that are influencing museum displays around the world and affecting the ways in which information is presented. From the lobby onward, the descriptive power of video imagery sets the tone for a museum tour and provides an effective way to control the atmosphere, the nature of the presentation, and the full sensory experiences of visitors.</p><p>To read more about these trends and the technologies that are being deployed in museums, see the?<a href="/lp/en/museum-trends-ebook/">Museum Trends eBook</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/12/15/displayport-13-vs-hdmi-20/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<h3><strong>UPDATED 2/28/2018:</strong> <a data-udi="umb://document/c77e20fd7fd04b00b9526b920952d364" href="/blog/2018/2/28/displayport-14-vs-hdmi-21/" title="DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1"><u>Read the latest comparison of DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1</u></a></h3><p>?</p><p>We recently caught up with Marques Girardelli, Planar¡¯s electrical systems manager in the R&amp;D organization and Becky Connors, product manager for large format displays, to ask about the emerging connectivity standards around DisplayPort and HDMI.? This is the third post in a series covering these connectivity topics.</p><p><strong>How does DisplayPort 1.3 compare with HDMI 2.0 in terms of performance?</strong></p><p>When comparing DisplayPort 1.3 with HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.3 has several key advantages. First, the video bandwidth of DisplayPort 1.3 is much higher than HDMI 2.0.? This means that DisplayPort 1.3 can support higher resolution timing such as 8K at 60Hz, where as HDMI 2.0 can support 4K at 60Hz max. Second, DisplayPort 1.3 has the ability to transmit multiple video streams on one cable through the MST feature allowing multiple monitors to be daisy-chained together (although there are limitations as to the number of displays and resolution supported, which makes it more appropriate for desktop uses than video walls).? Finally DisplayPort includes installer-friendly locking connectors. HDMI doesn¡¯t natively support locking connectors though many Planar products do provide support for threaded hex nuts for special-locking HDMI connector which installers can find in specialty stores or through distribution.</p><p>HDMI 2.0 does have two main advantages over DisplayPort 1.3. First, the max cable lengths achievable on HDMI are much higher than DisplayPort. Distances of 30 meters with 1080p are not uncommon with Planar displays. We¡¯ve seen it work with 40 meters at lower resolution. For 4K on our Planar UltraRes products, we¡¯ve regularly been able to get about 10 meters. On DisplayPort, the standard lists 3 meters maximum. Now, longer distances are possible depending on resolution and bit depth, but only up to about maybe 15 meters or so max at a lower resolution and only with a very high quality source and display. And then finally, HDMI has a much higher install base. Nearly every consumer source out there and displays both contain HDMI. Your set top boxes, your Blu-Ray players, your TVs, smart phones and tablets - everything has HDMI. Whereas DisplayPort is mainly confined to PCs and some desktop monitors and a few larger format displays today, but is growing in importance as a standard in the industry for connectivity.</p><p>You can see the two standards compared in the table below:</p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Spec</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>HDMI</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DisplayPort</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Resolution</strong></p></td><td><p>4K @ 30Hz (HDMI 1.4a)</p><p>4K @ 60Hz (HDMI 2.0)</p></td><td><p>4K @ 60Hz (DP 1.2)<br />8K @ 30Hz (DP 1.3 4:4:4)<br />8K @ 60Hz (DP 1.3 4:2:0)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Audio</strong></p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>HDCP</strong></p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Multiple Video Streams</strong></p></td><td><p>Not Supported</p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Locking Connectors</strong></p></td><td><p>Special cables only <br />(few exist)</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Cable Length</strong></p></td><td><p>&gt;30 meters @ 1080p<br />&gt;10 meters @ 4K</p></td><td><p>3 meters max<br />Longer distances possible depending on resolution and bit depth</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Products Containing This Interface</strong></p></td><td><p>Typically consumer sources and most displays</p></td><td><p>Typically PCs, some desktop monitors and few larger format displays</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><p><strong>Which products in Planar¡¯s line-up support DisplayPort and HDMI?</strong></p><p>DisplayPort 1.3 and HDMI 2.0 will be fully backwards compatible with earlier versions which means you can use a source with a HDMI 2.0 output on displays with HDMI 1.x inputs or DisplayPort 1.3 output on a display using DisplayPort 1.2 standards.? Like all connectivity standards, ?version numbers don¡¯t necessarily reflect the feature set of the products.? See specifications and product manuals for each individual model for details on which features the display will support.?</p><p>Planar¡¯s large flats with either HDMI and/or DisplayPort connections include:</p><ul><li><a data-udi="umb://document/62227ff5f9eb4dc287ac81ba3cdafff7" href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes?</a></li><li><a data-udi="umb://document/0987db9ef9704b0f880f4fd494134979" href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP">Planar? EP Series?</a></li><li><a data-udi="umb://document/a8d59b22d6b546a69def05fe5de41eac" href="/products/large-format-displays/ps4k/" title="PS4K">Planar? PS Series?</a></li><li><a data-udi="umb://document/37f20a11a2db4e8b874ad8d11c01beeb" href="/products/large-format-displays/simplicity/" title="Simplicity">Planar? Simplicity?</a></li><li><a data-udi="umb://document/52fefbb2fb024673b7f66de8f7533268" href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent OLED Displays">Planar??LookThru??Series</a></li></ul><p>DisplayPort is also the interface on the <a data-udi="umb://document/5db1575c06c0417193d6ab40b9cdee2e" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar? Mosaic?</a> architectural video wall product line and is available on Planar¡¯s <a data-udi="umb://document/9fecd6fc9de047b0baff79f47852a60b" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a> LCD video wall system, along with HDMI.? You can also find DisplayPort and/or HDMI on a wide number of <a data-udi="umb://document/5495c86f525b4e90bacd203070bbf403" href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">desktop and touch monitor products</a> from Planar, including the new IX-Series monitor, Planar IX2850, with 4K resolution.</p><h3><strong>UPDATED 2/28/2018:</strong><span>?</span><a data-udi="umb://document/c77e20fd7fd04b00b9526b920952d364" href="/blog/2018/2/28/displayport-14-vs-hdmi-21/" title="DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1"><u>Read the latest comparison of DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1</u></a></h3><p><strong>?</strong></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/12/8/whats-new-about-the-hdmi-20-standard/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In HDMI 2.0, the biggest improvement was nearly doubling the bandwidth, allowing for up to 4K at 60hz video timing. Additionally, one of the new features was support for 4:2:0 sub-sampling. ?This reduces the color information by 75% which reduces the overall data rate by 50%. In other words, support for 4:2:0 allows 4k 60Hz 4:2:0 to be transmitted within the same bandwidth as 4k at 30hz 4:4:4 or non-sub-sampled. On UltraRes, because we do have a very flexible and capable architecture, we were able to add support for 4K at 60Hz 4:2:0 with ?a firmware upgrade that was made available to customers earlier this year.</p><p>Other new features include Rec. 2020 color imagery and this is a new wide gamut color space that encompasses most of the visible spectrum. It was released at a similar time as the rest of the UHD standards and it¡¯s intended that sometime in the future that 4K panels will all have the Rec. 2020 color space, although that is likely to be many years out, probably near the end of the decade (thus the name of the standard 2020, perhaps).</p><p>Other features include native 21:9 aspect ratio support. So if, for those of you that have a Blu-Ray? player, you¡¯ll notice that there are black bars on the top and bottom of the signal and that¡¯s actually encoded into the video that¡¯s being transmitted rather than just sending the active area that¡¯s in the middle. So this enhancement allows for the content to be sent at a native wide screen aspect ratio to get higher resolution. You¡¯ll also get 32-channel audio with HDMI 2.0 and it can support up to 4 audio streams, as well.</p><p>And finally, one of the new features added has been HDCP 2.2 and this is a new encryption scheme that¡¯s intended to be used for 4K content and so it¡¯s expected that native 4K content that requires encryption will be required to use HDCP 2.2. It¡¯s a more robust scheme than HDCP 1.x.? As you may recall, there was a master key hack on HDCP 1.x which compromised the scheme and they came up with a new more robust revision with enhancements to the overall encryption scheme that allow it to be used in areas other than just HDMI and DisplayPort.</p><p>It¡¯s also worth noting that HDMI version numbers don¡¯t accurately reflect the feature set of the products. So merely saying the product is HDMI 2.0 compliant in itself doesn¡¯t say a whole lot because almost every feature within that standard is optional. So for example you could have an ¡°HDMI 2.0 compliant product¡± that doesn¡¯t support 4K or 3D or deep color or audio or many of the other features for that matter. And so in order to properly reflect the feature set in the product, what really should be said is HDMI with 4K support or HDMI with 3D support or HDMI with 4K 60 4:2:0 support. In most cases when people are asking about HDMI 2.0 support, what they¡¯re really asking is if the product supports 4K at 60Hz.</p><p>?</p><p><strong>How does HDMI 2.0 compare with HDMI 1.4a?</strong></p><table border="0"><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Spec</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>HDMI 1.4a</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>HDMI 2.0</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Resolution</strong></p></td><td><p>4K @ 30Hz</p></td><td><p>4K @ 60Hz</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Color Subsampling </strong></p></td><td><p>4:4:4 and 4:2:2</p></td><td><p>4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>BT.2020 Colorimetry </strong></p></td><td><p>Not Supported</p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>21:9 Aspect Ratio </strong></p></td><td><p>Not Supported</p></td><td><p>Supported</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Audio Channels</strong></p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Video Streams </strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2 (intended for L/R 3D)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Audio Streams </strong></p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>HDCP Version </strong></p></td><td><p>1.x</p></td><td><p>1.x / 2.2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><p><strong>Which products in Planar¡¯s line-up support HDMI?</strong></p><p>HDMI 2.0 will be fully backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDMI which means you can use a source with a HDMI 2.0 output on displays with HDMI 1.x inputs.? The exception here might be if HDCP 2.2 is required and the source doesn¡¯t revert to HDCP 1.x.? Like all connectivity standards, version numbers don¡¯t necessarily reflect the feature set of the products.? See specifications and product manuals for each individual model for details on which features the display will support.?</p><p>Planar¡¯s large flats with HDMI connections include:</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.planar.com/ultrares">Planar? UltraRes?</a></li><li><a href="http://www.planar.com/ep">Planar? EP Series<span>?</span></a><a href="http://www.planar.com/ep"><br /></a></li><li>Planar? PS Series<span>?</span></li><li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/simplicity/">Planar? Simplicity<span>?</span></a></li></ul><p>HDMI is also the interface on the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/">Planar? LookThru?</a> transparent LCD and is available on Planar¡¯s <a href="http://www.planar.com/matrix">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a> LCD video wall system.? You can also find HDMI on a wide number of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/">desktop and touch monitor products</a> from Planar, including the new IX-Series monitor, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/ix/">Planar IX2850</a>, with 4k resolution.</p><p><strong>Which products in Planar¡¯s line-up support 4k at 60Hz via HDMI or other digital input?</strong></p><p>Today, the <a href="http://www.planar.com/ultrares">Planar UltraRes</a> product supports full 4k resolution at 60Hz in both 84¡± and 98¡± sizes.? Both sizes are available with MultiTouch capability for interactive experiences.? The new Planar IX-Series desktop monitor, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/ix/">Planar IX2850</a>, delivers 4k at 60 hz in a 28¡± desktop format.<strong><em><br /></em></strong></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/11/19/what-s-new-in-displayport-13/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Jennifer Davis, V.P of marketing for Planar, recently caught up with Marques Girardelli, Planar¡¯s electrical systems manager in the R&amp;D organization and Becky Connors, product manager for large format displays, to ask about the emerging connectivity standards around DisplayPort and HDMI. ?</p><p><strong>What is new in the DisplayPort 1.3 standard?</strong></p><p>DisplayPort is the digital display interface developed by the <a href="http://www.vesa.org/uncategorized/vesa-releases-displayport-1-3-standard/">Video Electronics Standards Association</a> (VESA).? It is an interface primarily used to connect a video source to a display device, like a computer monitor or a video wall.? The main feature addition in DisplayPort 1.3 was a 50% increase in bandwidth allowing support for up to 8K at 30Hz. Additionally, DisplayPort 1.3 added support for 4:2:0 sub-sampling like HDMI 2.0 and this provides the ability to support up to 8K at 60Hz 4:2:0. Other features carried over from DisplayPort 1.2 include Multi-Stream Transport or MST and this is the ability to daisy-chain several monitors together in order to be able to drive multiple monitors from a single output, which is a featured aimed at desktop applications, but has too many limitations to be considered a viable video wall feature.</p><p>Other features include 3D and audio including HD audio and finally DisplayPort dual mode also called DP++, which allows HDMI to be output from DisplayPort sources via passive HDMI to DisplayPort cable or adaptor. This will continue to be supported but at a reduced bandwidth, only 1080p max. HDCP 2.2 support was also added to stay on par with HDMI 2.0.</p><p><strong>We have heard about the USB type C connector that is coming to DisplayPort.? What is it and what are the benefits?</strong></p><p>Yes, another related announcement in the standard is the USB type C connector, which is a reversible connector.? This means that the plug doesn¡¯t have to be oriented in one direction.? This may be familiar to those of you who are using the ¡°Lightning¡± connector on the Apple? iPhone or iPad where you can plug it in to either direction, upside down or right side up.? The USB type C connector is similar. The main benefit of this new connector is not only does it support super speed USB, but through a feature called DisplayPort Alt Mode, it can also transmit DisplayPort video. And it can do this through a passive adaptor. We would expect laptops and other devices to start supporting the USB type C connector probably sometime in 2015.? There will be a variety of cables available, of course, that interface between the connector types.</p><p><strong>Comparing the different versions of DisplayPort, how are the capabilities changing as the versions evolve?</strong></p><table border="0" width="486" height="311"><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Spec</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DisplayPort 1.1 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DisplayPort 1.2 </strong></p></td><td><p><strong>DisplayPort 1.3 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Max Resolution</strong></p></td><td><p>4K @ 30Hz</p></td><td><p>4K @ 60Hz</p></td><td><p>8K @ 60Hz</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Multi Steam Transport (MST) </strong></p></td><td><p>No</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>3D </strong></p></td><td><p>Limited Support</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Video Compression </strong></p></td><td><p>No</p></td><td><p>No</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Audio </strong></p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>HD Audio </strong></p></td><td><p>No</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td><td><p>Yes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>HDCP Version </strong></p></td><td><p>1.x</p></td><td><p>1.x</p></td><td><p>1.x / 2.2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><p><strong>Has DisplayPort been widely adopted?</strong></p><p>Since it¡¯s introduction in 2006, we have seen DisplayPort gain popularity in the computer industry.? Predictions from IDC show that DisplayPort will be available on 95 percent of computer notebooks by 2014.? It is still most common as an interface on computers and related equipment and has had limited adoption in consumer devices and sources. OEMs and device makers ranging from Apple?, Microsoft?, Google?, Dell?, Lenovo ? are among VESA members that offer DisplayPort-only products.</p><p><strong>Which products in Planar¡¯s line-up support DisplayPort?</strong></p><p>DisplayPort 1.3 will be fully backwards compatible with earlier versions of DisplayPort which means you can use a source with a DisplayPort 1.3 output on displays with DisplayPort 1.1 or 1.2 inputs.? DP version numbers don¡¯t necessarily reflect the feature set of the products.? See specifications and product manuals for each individual model for details on which features the display will support.?</p><p>Planar¡¯s large flats with DisplayPort connections include:</p><ul><li><a href="/ultrares">Planar? UltraRes?</a></li><li><a data-id="7483" href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP">Planar? EP Series</a></li><li>Planar? PS Series</li></ul><p>DisplayPort is also the interface on the <a href="/mosaic">Planar? Mosaic?</a> architectural video wall product line and is available on Planar¡¯s <a href="/matrix">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a> LCD video wall system.? You can also find DisplayPort on a wide number of <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/">desktop and touch monitor products</a> from Planar, including the new IX-Series monitor, <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/ix/">Planar IX2850</a>, with 4K resolution.<strong><em><br /></em></strong></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/11/11/what-football-teaches-us-about-av/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It is college football season in the States. In our house, we kicked off our season by watching a non-conference game of one of the ¡°hometown¡± teams, the University of Oregon Ducks. Watching the game - and thinking about the team¡¯s recent installation of a new athletic complex, <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/education/university-of-oregon-hatfield-dowlin-complex">the Hatfield-Dowlin Complex </a> it struck me that college football can teach us a thing or two about the AV industry and how the integrators and brands can remain relevant in times of change.</p><p>1. You Have to Play Each Game<br />You can have the best win record in the conference, the best facilities, and a history of winning innovation, both in football and in AV the team and the coaching staff are always judged by the last game or the last installation. There is a constant pressure to grow, to adapt, and to succeed. You have to put points on the score board. You can¡¯t rest on your laurels or your high-profile marquee customers. You must go out each day and build fans.</p><p>2. Fan Loyalty is Critical<br />Unless the stadium is full, the players are not at their full potential. When you see a vibrant fan base on game day, the stadium is electric and filled with team colors and spirit. It is a spectacle you can feel when you are at the game. The same goes for AV. Building prospects into customers and customers into fans is what builds businesses with lasting legacy. The loyalty of those fans over time not only creates more opportunities with them, but with everyone they tell. That word of mouth is cheaper than any other kind of advertising and is the backbone of the leading suppliers in the industry. The fans are why they win.</p><p>3. Investments Ensure the Future<br />If you are the coaching staff at a university, you can never stop recruiting, never stop building the strength, judgment, and knowledge of the team, never stop looking for the right talent to partner with to grow the organization, and never stop creating the environments for training and learning that ensure success into the future. In short, you can never stop investing. The same is true for the AV industry. The installers must be constantly learning and InfoComm¡¯s CTS training program is one of the many tools at their disposal. Sales teams must be constantly monitoring technology trend and customer needs to determine how to utilize the latest technology to accomplish more.</p><p>In this season when games are won, reputations are secured, and legacies are ensured, one thing you can count on is change. But with your head in the game, fans singing your praises, and with strategic investments in what matters most, you can create your own success now and into the future.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/11/4/planar-display-screens-connect-like-legos-to-form-a-big-seamless-image/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Very few companies in the world can claim Planar¡¯s pioneering legacy in display technologies. From secretive advanced-projects lab that developed the first flat panel displays for laptop computers in the early 1980¡¯s to large displays that plug together like Legos to create big video canvases, Planar has been innovating for decades.?</p><p>Here are a few of the technologies that demonstrate innovation:</p><p><a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar<span>?</span> Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>: The potential for a giant display is here today with Clarity Matrix. This tiled LCD video wall system utilizes the latest LED backlight technology, ultra narrow bezel (UNB) panels, and a highly unique architecture of off-board electronics to bring visions to life. Whether customers are using the large screens to watch television or movies, browse the Internet and read email, access network video sources, interface with PCs, and mirror tablets and smart phones, possibly simultaneously the possibilities are endless. While the largest single display screens in the world today might be 110¡± or 150¡±, our customers have implemented Clarity Matrix video walls that measure in the hundreds of square meters. Designed for easy installation and perfect alignment, the Clarity Matrix delivers a virtually seamless image for a variety of applications. The video wall is also available in a MultiTouch configuration, complete with Planar¡¯s proprietary ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics<span>?</span>) feature for enhanced performance.?</p><p><a href="/products/rear-projection/" title="Rear Projection">Planar<span>?</span> Clarity<span>?</span> LED3 Rear Projection Displays:</a> These displays run some of the most influential control rooms and situation rooms in the world. The imagery displayed on these video walls help nations make policies, companies make investments, and researchers visualize life-saving and life-changing innovations. Available with integrated processing, Indisys Extensity, the system can make the displays work seamlessly as one giant screen and then allow multiple sources or windows to be displayed simultaneously.</p><p><a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span></a>: This architectural video wall system allows the combination of several shapes of sizes of displays to create artistic and even sculptural video wall arrays. With the modular pieces, the screen area can be made into different sizes and shapes. From company logos to nature imagery, the uses for Planar Mosaic are numerous. The included video processing allows a non-linear array to work like a single canvas, with the negative space, arbitrary rotation, and even overlapping displays to create a one-of-a-kind statement installations.?</p><p>We have a strong background in display technology and it shows in our innovations everyday.?Hundreds of customers have deployed the systems and you can learn more about our unique and innovative solutions at <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">casestudies.planar.com</a>.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/10/13/clarity-matrix-vs-multi-stream-transporting/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>DisplayPort 1.2 supports MST (Multi-Stream Transport) daisy chaining of monitors and it has created confusion in the industry. People may mistake MST support for video wall tiling.?</p><p>MST was designed for desktop monitors as a way of reducing cable count and desk clutter.? On their <a href="http://www.displayport.org/cables/driving-multiple-displays-from-a-single-displayport-output/">website</a>, DisplayPort talks about the advantages of multiple monitors on your desk for productivity, multi-tasking, and immersive gaming.? It was not, however, designed for video walls.? This is very clear when you see the bandwidth limits that they publish:</p><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td width="330" valign="top"><p align="center">Display Resolution<br />?(standard 60 frames per second refresh rate)</p></td><td width="222" valign="top"><p align="center">Maximum Number of Monitors <br />(based on DisplayPort 1.2 bandwidth)</p></td></tr><tr><td width="330" valign="top"><p>1920 x 1080 (1080p) or 1920 x 1200</p></td><td width="222" valign="top"><p align="center">4</p></td></tr><tr><td width="330" valign="top"><p>2560x1600 (WQXGA)</p></td><td width="222" valign="top"><p align="center">2</p></td></tr><tr><td width="330" valign="top"><p>3840 x 2160 (UltraHD or 4k) or 4096 x 2160 (4k x 2k)</p></td><td width="222" valign="top"><p align="center">1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>The most that can be tiled in full HD is 4 displays and with higher resolution inputs (like UltraHD or 4k), daisy chaining over MST is no longer possible.? These limitations are acceptable for desktop applications where more than a two monitors is rare, but for video walls it is not a solution.? MST is vastly inferior to the built-in processing, called Big Picture Plus, in Clarity Matrix which was designed from the ground up for video walls.</p><p>Big Picture Plus? processing is robust and can often take the role of an external processor or matrix switcher in many installations.? This is especially true in installations larger than 2x2, where the QuadController architecture can provide a lot of flexibility in source routings. ?Click here to learn more about <a href="http://www.planar.com/matrix">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>. ?For a summary of all the different processing that Planar offers, see the Processing Innovations page.</p><p>As a side note, Planar has long promoted multiple monitor set-ups of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/ix/?utm_campaign=Planar%20IX-Series&amp;utm_medium=Presentation&amp;utm_source=industry_trends&amp;utm_content=SKO2014">desktop displays</a> for <a href="http://www.planar.com/blog/2009/4/14/multiple-monitors-they-are-not-just-a-wish-list-item/#.VDcCt_ldXkx">increased productivity</a>. ?We even sell a great line-up of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/accessories/desktop/">dual and</a> <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/accessories/desktop/">multi-monitor stands</a> to further reduce desk clutter and maximize the benefit of multiple displays for use with virtually any video card.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/10/9/fostering-creative-partnerships-at-the-intersection-of-art-and-technology/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Portland Design Week is in full-swing with open house events at designers all over the city, many of whom are showing Planar products in their labs and showrooms. We partnered with the Society for Environmental Graphics (SEGD) on their public art exhibit entitled ¡°Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experiecne Halprin¡¯s Fountains" on Tuesday night.</p><p>At Keller Fountain, the Mayer/Reed team supplied the crowd with glow sticks to start their journey. Guest reported that it was magical to watch the glowing crowd move through theses great public spaces while experiencing a variety of installations from kinetic sculpture, to chalk art and projected animations, from music to light and everything in between. At the end of the night all of the designers gathered at Lovejoy along with the remaining guests. Design teams were recognized, the city and Portland Parks were thanked, and <a href="http://www.planar.com" target="_blank">Planar</a> was acknowledged as a sponsor. Although we did not have any displays out that event, Planar¡¯s support of the art and design community in Portland was clear.</p><p>We¡¯d like to offer our congratulations to the designers at Mayer/Reed, PNCA Animated Arts, PSU GD: Words that Flow, Second Story, Stefan Lesueur, and Sticky for overcoming technical challenges and delivering a great evening of inspiration.</p><p>There are still many events going on around the city, through October 11th. For a full listing visit <a href="http://www.designweekportland.com/" target="_blank">www.DesignWeekPortland.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/10/7/the-digital-oilfield/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><strong>Trends in Oil and Gas and the Planar Visualization Tools that Make it Possible</strong></p><p>The majority of the earth's fossil energy resources have already been discovered. The world¡¯s experts know where the deposits are located, but most of the easy-to-access resources have already been tapped (think oil rush days in Texas with oil gushing out of the ground!). So nowadays, the trick is to extract it in a cost effective way that complies with the ever increasing safety and environmental regulations.</p><p>Getting the most from their assets often referred to as ¡°the digital oilfield¡±, is one of the key trends in the oil and gas industry today. Allowing companies to harness computing power and visualization systems shortens their time to production. For instance, there are processes for crunching the increasingly large sets of seismic data, enabling geoscientists to identify the best places to drill as well as reservoir modeling in order to achieve the maximum output with the minimal effort. The business drivers behind these activities referred to as Digital Energy, Field of the Future, Smart Field, or i-Field, include optimizing hydrocarbon production, improving operational safety, protecting the environment, improving oilfield ROI, enhancing decision making, and maintaining a competitive edge.</p><p>Interpreting seismic data is as much an art form as a science and requires experience. With fewer and fewer qualified geophysicists and geologists coming on to the workforce there is increasing incentive to provide tools that allow the current workforce to be as efficient as possible. This has resulted in a greater need for collaboration tools, so that remote teams and experts can work together without having to meet on-site.</p><p><strong>Using Planar Displays and Video Walls in Oil and Gas Exploration</strong></p><p>Upstream exploration is where most of the high end, large format displays come into play - primarily by geoscientists for viewing, interpreting and modeling seismic data. Some example applications include Schlumberger's Petrel, HalliburtonLandmark's GeoProbe, ffA's GeoTeric, and Dynamic Graphics CoViz 4D.</p><p>The industry is watching with interest as displays become higher resolution (including 4k and Ultra HD displays, as well as tiled video walls), 3D enabled for immersive visualization, and are beginning to use touch interactivity as more of the seismic viewing applications add that functionality. Of course, the displays also need to be bright and have vivid colors.</p><p>For these upstream applications, the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span>?UltraRes<span>??</span>4K?</a>display family is a great fit. Available in single sizes ranging from 84¡± to 98¡± or in simple tiling configurations, these displays pack 3820 x 2160 pixels onto the display and offer great pixel-per-inch clarity.</p><p>For production, customers are also installing video walls at an increasing rate for control room solutions to monitor wells, rigs, and pipelines in real-time. These nerve centers of upstream operations utilize <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a> for thin-mounting depth or the <a href="#" title="Clarity LED Series">Clarity<span>?</span> LED 3 Series</a> of rear-projection displays for seamlessness. For use in the field. displays tend to be more rugged and smaller - in this case they are used to view data onsite when working on the wells, pipes, rigs and other equipment. Planar¡¯s custom display capabilities are utilized here as more visualization technologies are ruggedized and put on oil rigs in the field.</p><p><br /><strong>Why should an oil and gas company consider doing business with or standardizing on Planar displays?</strong></p><p>Our long history, of over 30 years, building reliable and mission-critical displays applies well to this market. With products rated for 24 x 7 operation to long product lifecycles to the high quality demonstrated in our award-winning products, the Planar line-up is perfect for these demanding applications. As a US company, with local support and expertise, Planar understands the needs of its customers in this market and stands at the ready to provide exceptional products and support.</p><p>For more information about what Planar is doing in the oil and gas industry, see the?<a href="/markets/oil-gas/" title="Oil Gas">Oil and Gas Solutions page</a>.</p><p><em>All copyrights and trademarks referenced this article are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/9/25/planar-and-design-week-portland/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar is supporting the local chapter of theSociety of Environment Graphic Design (SEGD) and Design Week Portland by sponsoring an exhibit in downtown Portland on October 7th. The event is entitled ¡°Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin¡¯s Fountains.¡±</p><p>The tour of Lawrence Halprin¡¯s Open Space Sequence begins at the Keller Fountain (SW 3rd and Clay) at 6:30 PM and extends through Pettygrove Park, Lovejoy Fountain, and the Source Fountain and is a free event for the design community in the region. We encourage people to engage with the community and look forward to more collaboration in the future.</p><p>Together with SEGD, Planar seeks to inspire designers who plan, design, and build experiences the connect people to place. To see examples of this in action, visit <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/" target="_blank">http://casestudies.planar.com</a>/.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/9/17/planar-mosaic-is-centerpiece-of-new-zealands-first-living-building/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>T¡¡hoe is a proud community of indigenous New Zealanders intent on cementing its identity as a people focused on a positive, distinctive future. T¡¡hoe has begun to establish a bold new identity, starting with the construction of a new headquarters building for the community: <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/lcd-video-walls/te-uru-taumatua-living-building">Te Uru Taumatua, New Zealand¡¯s first Living Building</a>. The facility houses all the staff of the T¡¡hoe community leadership. In addition, it includes a library and a cafe and provides space for community meetings and cultural events. Architecturally, Te Uru Taumatua is designed to make an unmistakable first impression, an objective that is met on many levels, including the display technology provided by Planar Systems, an advanced video wall that greets all who enter through the main lobby.</p><p>The building was designed by architectural and design firm Jasmax, whose New Zealand offices are in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Tauranga.?To maximize the impact of the building, the design firm Law Creative Group was engaged to manage creative inputs and the firm suggested a high impact, high-tech first impression. International award-winning, interactive media company Click Suite, based in Wellington, helped bring the T¡¡hoe tribe¡¯s dream of a central cultural community center to fruition. Click Suite commissioned and installed the Planar Mosaic video wall in the building¡¯s main lobby as a focal centerpiece. ¡°<a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span></a> is a tool with which we can inspire community but also convey our commitment to innovation,¡± says Kirsti Luke, chief executive, T¡¡hoe. ¡°Putting this advanced video wall in the main lobby of what we believe is an iconic building sets a powerful first impression and indeed says that we are true to both goals.¡± <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/lcd-video-walls/te-uru-taumatua-living-building" target="_blank">Read more</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/9/11/the-mission-is-always-critical/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>For over 30 years, Planar has sold flat panel displays and systems to customers in mission critical applications. From military operations to utility control rooms, from broadcast centers to healthcare, we understand the importance of high-performance displays that work reliably under pressure. Our customers expect it from us.</p><p>As we have expanded our product offering and reach to digital signage, we have expanded our understanding of what it takes to be mission critical.</p><p>As an example, take the Institute for Emerging Issues which build a commons on the campus of the North Carolina State University to create a platform for engagement on a wide range of public policy issues and opportunities. The institute was founded by the then Governor of the state and the chancellor of the school to focus attention on the critical questions facing North Carolina¡¯s leaders. The organization hosts a forum each year and seeks to connect expertise and dialogue with the big public policy questions.</p><p>They build the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/education/the-emerging-issues-commons" target="_blank">Connections Wall</a>?in the James B Hunt Jr. Library as a nod to the institution¡¯s co-visionary and as a demonstration of the kind of engagement the organization seeks to create. The focal point of the installation is a 130 square foot <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD video wall</a>?with an interactive application written and implemented by Second Story, a part of SapientNitro. This Connections Wall serves as a metaphor, it seems, for all the institution is about: engagement, involvement, information, and connection. So much so, that a picture of the wall being touched by a guest serves as the background image on the organization¡¯s website at <a href="http://iei.ncsu.edu/" target="_blank">http://iei.ncsu.edu</a>. The mission of the organization is furthered by their use of video wall technology. It is mission critical.</p><p>We see this same trend in various segments in which our customers deploy our technology. In retail, the mission is customer engagement, brand building, and demand generation and the displays deployed in those environments further that aim. In corporate environments, the video wall in the lobby might serve to welcome guests, share information about the company, and speak loudly about the market-leading position of the company. Again, the displays serve the mission.</p><p>The investments that our customers make in technology like <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>, <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span>,</a> <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span>,</a> and more speak to the scope and importance of what they have to communicate and we are proud to help them accomplish their respective missions.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/9/4/digital-signage-walking-tour-of-portland/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The weather in the late summer in Portland is very good. When other parts of the country are cooling off, Portland weather often stays sunny and in the 70¡¯s through September and October. It is a perfect time to take a walking tour in this fair city to explore a number of Planar digital signage installations.</p><p>The following route will take approximately 1 hour. Follow the links below for more case study information, photos, and videos of selected installations.</p><p>1. Start off at <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Nike Portland</strong> </a>(638 SW 5th Avenue, marked A on the map). The store is across from the Pioneer Place shopping center and parking is readily available in garages in the area. Here on the second floor, you will find the impressive ¡°Bowerman¡± wall which is a 3x3 array of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/multitouch/" title="MultiTouch">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> MultiTouch</a> allowing multiple users to access Nike video and pictures on the integrated touch system.</p><p>2. From there take off on SW Morrison Avenue heading uptown. Follow Morrison for 10 blocks as it passes over the I-405 freeway. Take a left on SW 15th Avenue. You will be arriving at Hotel de Luxe</p><p>3. The <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/hotel-deluxe" target="_blank"><strong>Hotel de Luxe</strong> </a>(729 SW 15th Avenue, marked B on the map) is a boutique hotel with the style of old Hollywood. In the lobby you will find a video wall, made of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span>,</a> that shows black and white photographs for Hollywood¡¯s golden era. The pictures change infrequently enough that the aesthetic of the space is preserved, while the space remains fresh and ever-changing.</p><p>4. Exit the hotel on SW 15th heading south towards SW Salmon.?Take a left on SW Salmon heading back over I-405 freeway.?Follow Salmon four more blocks, taking a right on SW Park Avenue.?Two blocks down, you will see the Portland Art Museum.</p><p>5. The <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/portland-art-museum" target="_blank"><strong>Portland Art Museum</strong> </a>(1219 SW Park Avenue, marked c on the map) houses a world-class collection and traveling exhibits. In their lobby is a grid of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">9 Clarity Matrix displays</a> that are used to promote upcoming exhibitions and honor donors.</p><p>6. Your next stop is very close, just across the street.?On the other side of the park is the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Oregon History Museum</strong> </a>at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park, marked D on the map). Here you will find a number of Planar¡¯s flat panel displays in use to show exhibit information.</p><p>7. To end your tour here, you can go down Park Avenue north, 5 blocks, take a right on Morrison and return to where you began.</p><p>Total tour: 1.8 miles Estimated Time: 60 minutes (32 minutes of walking)</p><p>8. Once in your vehicle (or if you want to add another 45 minutes to your walking tour), you can continue onto the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.</p><p>9.?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/museums/oregon-museum-of-science-and-industry" target="_blank"><strong>Oregon Museum of Science and Industry?</strong></a>(1945 SW Water, marked E on the map) is a leading science museum with a global following. In various exhibit areas of OMSI, one will encounter <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">Planar's Touch Monitors</a>, a <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix </a>LCD video wall, <a href="#" title="EP">Planar's EP Series </a>touch displays and <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar's 84-inch UltraRes<span>?</span></a>?displays.?</p><p><a href="http://www.planar.com">Planar¡¯s headquarters</a> are located just west of Portland in a high-tech corridor called Beaverton. Beaverton is home to Nike, Tektronix, and Intel¡¯s largest campus. We welcome you to visit our offices at 1195 NW Compton Drive or arrange with your sales person for a factory tour in nearby Hillsboro. If you fly into the <strong><a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/airports/portland-airport" target="_blank">Portland International Airport</a></strong>, you will see more Planar displays there as well. We are proud to call the Pacific Northwest home.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/8/18/interactivity-in-reality-creating-interactive-content/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In this <a href="/blog/2014/8/4/content-is-king-creating-interactive-content/" title="Content is King. Creating Interactive Content for Touch Screen Monitors">first post</a>?of this series, we talked about the tools, both software and hardware, used to create and deploy interactive content. In the <a href="/blog/2014/8/12/the-user-is-always-right-creating-interactive-content/" title="The User is Always Right. Creating Interactive Content for Touch Screen Monitors">second post</a>, we discussed basics of user interface design. And in this third and final post, we¡¯ll have some case studies of effective content development that we have seen for Planar touch displays in various sizes.</p><p>Planar¡¯s library of <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/touch-interactive-displays" target="_blank">case studies and installation profiles</a>?includes many touch interactive displays. I wanted to highlight a few of those here.</p><p><strong>Engaging Museum Visitors</strong><br />The<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/touch-interactive-displays/oregon-museum-of-science-industry" target="_blank"> Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)</a> is an award-winning museum in Portland, Oregon. They partnered with Fashionbuddha Studio, a local design firm, to create an interactive exhibit to showcase the work of 12 innovative Oregonians and used Planar¡¯s interactive <a href="#" title="EP">EP series</a> deplays in the Brainstorm design. The large format technology allows for multiple touch points and allows visitors to browse through photos, text, and video content to create a personalized learning experience.</p><p><strong>Keeping a Factory Running Smoothly</strong><br />Minneapolis-based <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/touch-interactive-displays/cardinal-glass" target="_blank">Sensory Environment Design (SED)</a> used Planar¡¯s <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span> Multitouch</a> in a control room for Cardinal Glass Industries, located in Portage, Wisconsin. From monitoring plant operations and process monitoring to annotation applications for their employees, the interactive video wall, featuring <a href="#" title="ERO">Extended Ruggedness and Optics<span>?</span> (ERO?</a>), provides a reliable video wall and engaging interactive experience.</p><p><strong>Honoring a Proud Tradition in College Athletics</strong><br />The <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/touch-interactive-displays/university-of-michigan" target="_blank">University of Michigan</a> has long been known and admired for how it supports its teams and engages with fans. That commitment is ongoing and is particularly evident at the Crisler Center, the iconic home to University of Michigan Wolverine basketball as well as many other indoor sports. This connection is reflected in a wide array of interactive displays from Planar that create excitement, increasing game attendance and directly support the university¡¯s recruiting and revenue generation efforts. With extensive support of Dimensional Innovations of Overland Park, Kansas, Crisler Arena has been equipped with Planar<span>?</span> PS Series LCD displays and Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall displays installed throughout the arena¡¯s concourses and in the William Davidson Player Development Center for basketball. Curtis Walker, technology project manager at Dimensional Innovations summed it up well when he said ¡°The interactive capabilities of the Planar PS Series and Clarity Matrix displays deliver the exceptional engagement experience that Michigan wanted for the Crisler Center.¡±</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/8/12/the-user-is-always-right-creating-interactive-content/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In the <a href="/blog/2014/8/4/content-is-king-creating-interactive-content/" title="Content is King. Creating Interactive Content">first post</a> of this series, we talked about the tools, both software and hardware, used to create and deploy interactive content. In this second post, we will discuss some basics of user interface design.</p><p>There are agencies and experts that literally spend a life-time designing, testing, and refining user interfaces. There are awards given, books written, and we won¡¯t dare to cover the full range of this discipline of User Interface Design or User Experience Design. There is simply too much to cover.</p><p>But there are a few things that we¡¯d recommend you keeping in mind when designing touch content for <a href="/products/touch-displays/" title="Touch Displays">Planar displays</a>.</p><p>1. <strong>Consider the physical display placement when placing touchpoints</strong><br />We often see displays, especially large format displays, mounted high enough on the wall that users can not reach the top buttons. Unlike designing for the web or tablets, digital signage has a physical aspect and it is important to know how and where the displays will be installed before finalizing the content. The content is not just virtually on the screen, it is physically in the space. Content on the screen is just another aspect of accessibility (a topic near and dear to our hearts, as our products are designed for ADA compliance).</p><p>2. <strong>Consider the audience</strong><br />Touch screen interfaces can be great ways to break down traditional language, cultural, or age barriers. Unlike a printed form or a person at a counter, the content on a touchscreen can be easily translated, it could include pictures or video instead of text (for pre-literate preschoolers or for the ease of anyone), and even text can be resized for easier readability. In western cultures, the language reads from left to right, which means buttons to the right signal ¡°next¡± and buttons to the left signal ¡°back¡±. This isn¡¯t true in other cultures. Consider the audience of your application and size the buttons, text and the like appropriately and consider options, like font size, video help, etc, to increase the likelihood that your message will get across.</p><p>3.<strong> Tell the user what to do</strong><br />There is nothing more frustrating than an interface that isn¡¯t intuitive. Where buttons are hidden or obscured. Where directions are ambiguous. Where users get stuck along the way to achieving their goal. It is critical that the interface tell the user what to do and then allow them to do it successfully. Use motion, color, graphics, and text (when necessary) to walk users through the process and communicate their progress. Be consistent in your direction and the placement of buttons and graphics on the screen. They will thank you for it.</p><p></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/8/4/content-is-king-creating-interactive-content/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There is a growing emphasis on touch interactivity in the digital signage market as more and more brands and companies are seeing the benefit of customer engagement, now that our smart phones and tablets have taught us to think of displays as input devices. But a frequently asked question that we receive is from brands or their agencies wondering how best to create quality interactive content.</p><p>There are multiple ways to approach this challenge. In this post, we will talk about the tools, both software and hardware, used to create and deploy interactive content. Most interactive content over the years has been built using similar tools and platforms to other application software or websites. Adobe Flash, DreamWeaver, and other similar tools can create interactive content that can be deployed offline on a kiosk or on other platforms. There are limitations to Flash on mobile devices, so most developers have moved away from that, choosing instead to develop content in the latest web mark-up language, HTML5, which supports a wide range of interactive development. The content developed on these web platforms can be deployed locally on a player or PC or published online for worldwide access. This deployment flexibility helps ensure development costs for kiosks and touchscreens are leveraged to online and mobile campaigns. There are more sophisticated content management systems (CMS) style software on which larger sites and more sophisticated platforms are developed. These can include programs like WordPress, Drupal and Umbraco. These are the professional tools that marketing agencies use, but this is not the only option for users interested in getting started.</p><p>There are interactivity features built into Microsoft that would allow users to trigger content, navigate through different screens and find the information they are looking for. If all you want to do is swipe through photographs or slides, even some JPG photo players will allow that. Of course, a touch is simply a mouse click and any software is automatically set up to work with mouse clicks. For the simplest applications, use the built-in functionality of these applications and it may suit your purposes.</p><p>Another tool growing in popularity for interactive content development is the authoring platform that comes with some digital signage software or players. Today, I¡¯ll talk in more detail about the <a href="http://www.brightsign.biz/digital-signage-products/brightauthor/" target="_blank">BrightAuthor software </a>that comes free with a BrightSign media player. These affordable players and support a wide range of displays, including the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a> or <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP 4K">Planar<span>?</span> EP Series in 4k</a>?resolution. The graphic user interface (GUI) makes it easy to trigger activities based on touches or swipes, which might guide users through layers of information or to rich media elements like video sources, live feeds, or offers, coupons, or pricing. The software can be used on a PC, updated from a tablet or smart phone, it can play HTML5 content, and the application you design can be published locally or across a network of Planar displays. Click here to see a presentation of how to?<a href="http://www.brightsign.biz/training/tutorials/#interactive" target="_blank">create an interactive presentation </a>in BrightAuthor.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/7/29/planar-mosaic-video-wall-creates-a-dynamic-platform-for-high-end-apartments/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In the luxury apartment rental arena in the Chicago area, competition is fierce. One forward-thinking player in the market, M&amp;R Development, is setting itself apart and increasing leasing interest by making pioneering use of video wall technology from Planar in its new 73 East Lake building located in the city's trendy Millennium Park area. Setting a uniquely vibrant tone and identity for the building is a Chicago first: a lobby installation of a Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span> Architectural Video Wall. Planar Mosaic is a new and dynamic platform with which a real estate entity such as M&amp;R - or any entity for that matter - can differentiate itself, appeal more effectively to its target market, and portray itself as a technological leader. <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/architectural-displays/73-east-lake-street" target="_blank">Read more</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/7/22/tapping-into-power-of-planar-a-story-of-partnership/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>At this year¡¯s InfoComm International show in Vegas, we wanted to highlight the <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Planar? LookThru?</a>?transparent LCD displays. This product allows consumers to view physical products behind an LCD surface glass and is ideal for retail merchandising, corporate displays, exhibits, award or trophy cases in education or corporate settings, tradeshows, and a wide range of other architectural applications.</p><p>To show off it¡¯s capability to the fullest extent, we partnered up with Power Creative out of Louisville, Kentucky, to develop an experience that combined transparent LCD with touch interactivity. Being true Kentuckians, they came back to us with an idea to use the display for you might¡¯ve guessed bourbon whiskey. But not just any bourbon a new brand they made up just for this project. We were thrilled, and the end result is not just an engaging, creative story. It¡¯s an experience that any consumer brand will appreciate.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/7/16/ultra-narrow-bezel-lcd-video-wall-with-redundant-off-board-power/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Since it¡¯s initial launch in 2010, the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>?has been designed for <a href="#" title="Reliability">24/7 reliability</a>.? Clarity Matrix's unique off-board electronics design means that any system failure can be easily accessible, reducing downtime and keeping your vital video wall up and running. Off-board power means no outlets behind the wall, a cool fan-less design which is whisper quiet, and the popular option for redundant power supplies which keep the wall in continuous operation. ?With a 25 percent reduction in heat produced, the new <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> with G2 Architecture</a> exceeds performance expectations even in the most demanding environments and improves reliability over other video wall designs. ?</p><p>It is no wonder that the Clarity Matrix continues to rack up industry awards and recognitions. Recently?Clarity? Matrix LCD Video Wall System?with G2 Architecture was named a?Digital Signage?¡°InfoComm 2014 Best of Show¡± award winner.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/7/8/why-touch-interactivity-oh-let-me-count-the-ways/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar has a growing number of products with touch sensors integrated in adding interactive capability to monitors ranging from 15¡± to 300¡± video walls, like the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/multitouch/" title="MultiTouch">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> MultiTouch</a>.? The brand new<a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/touch/" title="Touch"> Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> Touch</a>, <a href="#" title="EP">Planar<span>??</span>EP Series </a>and others have models with touch integrated, now in 4K resolution for even better readability and image quality.</p><p>If you have never used <a href="/products/touch-displays/" title="Touch Displays">touch interactivity</a> on a big screen, you might be wondering how to best put it into practice.? To spark some ideas, below is a list of ideas how our customers can use touch interactivity to grow their businesses and engage their customers.?</p><ul><li>Wayfinding in shopping centers, airports, hospitals, college campuses, and more</li><li>Deliver a compelling live presentation, swiping through slides and playing videos</li><li>Virtual concierge services in hotel lobbies or condominium complexes</li><li>Reduce perceived wait time in retail or banking with games</li><li>Virtual bank teller applications</li><li>Create self-registration applications</li><li>Gift recommendation kiosk in retail</li><li>Educate museum visitors about exhibits, including rich media content</li><li>Retail visitors can shop virtual aisles and see products that aren¡¯t on the sales floor</li><li>Control the show with an interface connected to multiple pieces of equipment, including displays, lighting, audio, and content sources</li><li>Productively use new desktop applications and operating systems designed for touch</li><li>Retail visitors can opt in for email follow-up with their favorite brands or stores</li><li>Provide health and wellness data on interactive kiosks in medical provider offices</li><li>Provide nutrition information and recipes in a grocery store</li><li>Enable self-check out applications in retail</li><li>Self-service ticket machines for train stations</li><li>Enable self-check in for patients or family in a hospital or medical office environment</li><li>Choose-your-own-adventure storybooks</li><li>Bar code scanners and price checking applications in retail</li><li>Gift registry kiosks in retail for wedding, baby, new home, and other occasions</li><li>Virtual dressing room applications in fashion and accessory retailing</li><li>Enter contests or drawings at regional fairs or amusement parks</li><li>Pop-up retail store</li><li>Virtual catalog for showroom applications</li><li>Download or print coupons or special offers from in-aisle kiosk</li><li>Deliver personalized messaging based on user selections or database integration, including ibeacon or RFID integration</li></ul><p>Visit <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/" target="_blank">casestudies.planar.com</a> to read about case study applications by vertical market, watch videos, and learn more about Planar's unique and innovative display solution.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/6/30/when-is-4k-content-coming/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The difference between full HD (1080p) and Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) is dramatic. When viewed from a distance or up close, you can see the difference.</p><p>Like a tsunami, we expect Ultra HD content to swell dramatically in the later half of this year. 35 mm celluloid are being converted into 4k masters. 4k (or 6k or 8k) cameras are proliferating and video artists are experimenting to create amazing commercial content. Plus, the PC graphics cards are getting more affordable, meaning running a desktop across a 4k display, showing digital photography, or running applications in Ultra HD is here today. Add to this the announcements around true 4k at 60 Hz media players for prices less than $500 and the world of possibilities is opening up fast!</p><p>Experiencing the immersion of pixel-free viewing is now possible on your desktop with Planar¡¯s IX Series<a href="#" title="IX"> </a>or on the wall with <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>, <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP 4K">Planar<span>?</span> EP Series in 4k</a>, and the full range of video wall technologies available from Planar.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/6/24/is-4k-affordable/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Years ago, customers would expect to pay over $60,000 for a 56¡± 4K display.? Today, the world¡¯s premier 4K displays in 84¡± diagonal, begin at $20,000. The <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>?is making the world of immersive, Ultra HD affordable and the new <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP 4K">Planar<span>?</span> EP Series 4k </a>offerings, in 58¡± and 65¡±, make this resolution even more accessible.?</p><p>4K is here to stay!? Starting with cinema standards in the early 2000¡¯s and moving down into residential and commercial applications over the past few years, 4k has enjoyed the fastest growth rate of any new display technology.? People may be asking if 4k is necessary, but once you see it, you don¡¯t want to go back.</p><p>Now is the time to invest in the future and go <a href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">4K</a>!</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/6/20/4k-photography-goes-mobile/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The trend towards higher resolution smartphone displays is well underway. HTC, LG, Samsung, and Sony are all looking to up the pixel count with their next generation handsets, and according to statements made a few months ago at a South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy analyst event, Samsung is planning to release an Ultra-HDTV smartphone sometime in 2015, that¡¯s 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall, also known as 4K or Ultra HD resolution. Although the pixel density may not be viewable on a hand-held device, the ability of these cameras to take pictures at well beyond 4k will ensure a steady stream of high-resoultion content for displays like the <a href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>, <a href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">Planar<span>?</span>?EP Series 4k</a>, and <a href="#" title="4K LCD Displays">Planar<span>?</span> IX Series 28¡±</a> desktop monitor. A 4k display with 3840 x 2160 resolution at a 16:9 aspect ratio is equivalent to 8.3 megapixels.</p><p>Sony¡¯s Xperia Z1 camera phone boasts a whopping 20.7 megapixel camera, or 60% more resolution than what it needed for a 4k display. The Nokia Lumia has a 20 megapixel camera and there are dozens on the market that feature 13 megapixel cameras and dozens more with 8 megapixels. You now carry in your pocket a camera capable of producing stunning 4k content!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/6/18/ultra-narrow-bezel-lcd-video-wall-with-embedded-processing/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The award-winning <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD video wall</a>, now with G2 architecture, has integrated processing, called Big Picture Plus, allowing sources to be placed on the wall in a variety of configurations, from a single image across the whole tiled canvas, to portions of the wall or a single screen displaying a source.</p><p>? Big Picture Plus is included as a standard feature with Clarity Matrix<br />? Can be an alternative to a other video wall processors<br />? Basic scaling capabilities to full display arrays<br />? Expanded source routing capabilities<br />? Quick configuration of scaling across the entire video wall or within a 2x2</p><p>The Clarity Matrix is also compatible with a wide variety of optional or third-party processing solutions, including Planar<span>?</span> Indisys<span>?</span> Extensity<span>?</span> and <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/processing-players/vcs/">Planar<span>?</span> Visual Control Station<span>?</span> (VCS<span>?</span>)</a>. Planar video wall controllers and image processing solutions allow for the capture, display and management of visual sources. Scale one image across an entire video wall or display hundreds of sources simultaneously - Planar has the right processing solution to meet the demands of any individual application, including the embedded processing included with every Clarity Matrix.</p><p>To see an example of Big Picture Plus<span>?</span>?in action, use the <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome" target="_blank">Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span> Calculator</a>.</p><p>See the Clarity Matrix with G2 Architecture at Planar's booth C-6836 at InfoComm 2014?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/6/16/find-the-right-commercial-display-for-your-application/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar unveils the new <a href="http://www.planar.com/display-selector/">Large Format Display Selector </a>today.?Selecting the right large flat panel display from Planar has never been easier. It¡¯s easy to use and after only 4 simple questions, the Large Format Display Selector will output the ideal display solutions based on your requirements.</p><p>Find your Planar display today!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/6/10/come-see-planar-at-infocomm-2014/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>You can count on seeing the award-winning <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>, <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>, and <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span> </a>and a host of products that illustrate Planar¡¯s commitment to innovation. You will also experience a variety of new product offerings, never before seen illustrating the latest in <a href="#" title="Beyond HD">4k Ultra HD </a>resolution displays, <a href="#" title="Touch Technology">touch interactivity</a>, and more.</p><p>Mark your calendars for June 18-20, start your engines, and join us in Vegas at Booth # C6836 for an InfoComm you won¡¯t forget. Get a free InfoComm pass from Planar!</p><p><iframe width="300" height="200" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kgh4miTsOBg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/5/29/4k-advertising-face-off-4/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The AV industry has been reacting to the new Ultra HD or 4k resolution displays and many have brought up concerns about the ¡°availability of content.¡± In this series, we will face off the resolution of a 4k Planar UltraRes with a variety of common advertising platforms to illustrate that experienced graphic designers, advertisers, and brands have no problem creating ¡°<a href="#" title="Beyond HD">beyond HD</a>¡± content and in fact, have been doing it for decades.</p><p>In this fourth and final battle round, we compare the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span>?UltraRes<span>?</span></a>?84¡± LCD display with a standard size outdoor billboard. For this analysis we used a CBS Outdoor example in Las Vegas, NV.</p><p>The Planar UltraRes measures 84¡± diagonal, or more than 6 feet across (in landscape, although the product can also be mounted in portrait for life-size impact). The pixel resolution of the display is 4x full HD or 3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels tall.</p><p>Outdoor advertising can trace its linage back to the earliest civilizations and the American roadside advertisements date back to the mid 1800¡¯s with painted sizes selling horse blankets, rheumatism pills, and upcoming attractions, like the circus. In 1900, a standard billboards structure was established that allowed national advertisers to run one ad from coast-to-coast. This is when the big advertisers like Palmolive, Kellogg, and Coca-Cola made outdoor part of their national marketing efforts.</p><p>We used the standard billboard size measuring 24¡¯ wide and 14¡¯ tall. The artwork is specified for a visual area of just 6¡± by 3.5¡± (and they will scale up 40 times to fill the actual billboard at a very coarse resolution). At the recommended 500 dots per inch for digital files, the files would measure 3000 pixels wide and 1750 pixels tall. To compare different aspect ratios, we can multiply the width and height to achieve a total pixel count.</p><p>In the final tally, the resolution of a full-page spread in the New York Times requires a file that about 63% of the size that is required for native resolution on an UltraRes display, but is still 153% the resolution of a full HD display.</p><p>If the aspect ratios were compatible, upscaling a outdoor billboard advertisement to a Planar UltraRes display would look nearly twice as good as a full HD (1920 x 1080) image on the screen which customers do all the time and the Planar UltraRes supports with it¡¯s 8 distinct inputs all capable of 4k and 1080p input and the unique?<a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/">MediaPlex</a> features.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/5/21/4k-advertising-face-off-3/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The AV industry has been reacting to the new Ultra HD or 4k resolution displays and many have brought up concerns about the ¡°availability of content.¡± ?In this series, we will face off the resolution of a <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">4k Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>?with a variety of common advertising platforms to illustrate that experienced graphic designers, advertisers, and brands have no problem creating ¡°<a href="#" title="Beyond HD">beyond HD</a>¡± content and in fact, have been doing it for decades.</p><p>In this third battle round, we compare the Planar UltraRes 84¡± LCD display with a full-color vinyl banner the likes of which might be used to announce a store grand opening or special promotion.</p><p>The Planar UltraRes measures 84¡± diagonal, or more than 6 feet across (in landscape, although the product can also be mounted in portrait for life-size impact). The pixel resolution of the display is 4x full HD or 3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels tall.</p><p>Vinyl banners have been used for decades and can be inexpensively produced by literally thousands of shops across the United States and the world. Banners are available in custom and standard sizes. To make the comparison simpler, we have chosen a vinyl banner that is roughly a 16:9 aspect ratio to match the Planar UltraRes.?</p><p>The banner we selected measures 84¡± wide and 48¡± tall, just slightly bigger than the UltraRes since banners are specified in feet and we wanted something with a similar visual impact. At the recommended 150 (or greater) dots per inch for digital files, the files would measure a whopping 12,600 pixels wide and 7,200 pixels tall. To compare different aspect ratios, we can multiply the width and height to achieve a total pixel count.</p><p>In the final tally, the resolution of a full-page spread in the New York Times requires a file that about 80% of the size that is required for native resolution on an UltraRes display, but is still 212% the resolution of a full HD display.</p><p>Downscaling a vinyl banner design to a Planar UltraRes display would look incredible and the image could be displayed full screen on in a quadrant of the display (downscaled appropriate) with the unique <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/">MediaPlex</a>?feature in UltraRes.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/5/15/4k-advertising-face-off-2/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The AV industry has been reacting to the new Ultra HD or 4k resolution displays and many have brought up concerns about the ¡°availability of content¡±.</p><p>In this series, we will face off the resolution of a <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">4k Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>?with a variety of common advertising platforms to illustrate that experienced graphic designers, advertisers, and brands have no problem creating ¡°<a href="#" title="Beyond HD">beyond HD</a>"?content and in fact, have been doing it for decades.</p><p>In this second battle round, we compare the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar UltraRes 84¡±</a>? LCD display with a full-page advertisement in the influential Conde Nast publication, Vogue. <br />The Planar UltraRes measures 84¡± diagonal, or more than 6 feet in height in portrait mode. In that vertical orientation, the pixel resolution of the display is 4x full HD or 2,160 pixels wide by 3,840 pixels tall.</p><p>In circulation since that first issue on December 17, 1892, Vogue magazine has been named the world¡¯s most influential fashion magazine and boasts a circulation of 11.3 million in the US and 12.5 internationally. It is the go-to publication for high fashion brands and in September 2013 a 12 page spread in the magazine was used to help launch Google Glass.</p><p>A full-page ad in Vogue measures 8¡± wide by 10.875¡± tall. Newsprint is notoriously difficult to print upon because the ink absorbs into the paper and spreads. As a result, the off-set printing process for newsprint is a coarser than the equivalent glossy magazine ad. At the recommended 150 lines per inch used for off-set printing or 300 dots per inch for digital files, the files would measure 3,502 pixels wide and 1,849 pixels wide. To compare different aspect ratios, we can multiply the width and height to achieve a total pixel count.</p><p>In the final tally, the resolution of a full-page in Vogue requires a file that about 95% of the size that is required for native resolution on an UltraRes display, but is still 278% the resolution of a full HD display. This variance is within the mechanical specifications for the ad submission. In other words, the magazine would take a submission that was 100% UHD resolution.</p><p>Not surprisingly an increasing number of fashion advertisers are shooting with 4k cameras, like those made by RED Digital for both their print and video needs. The likes of Vogue, Bazaar, Elle, GQ, Esquire, W, Time, Vanity Fair, and more have all shot cover artwork using a <a href="http://www.red.com/shot-on-red/photography">4k video camera</a>.</p><p>If the aspect ratios were compatible, upscaling a Vogue advertisement to a Planar UltraRes display would look nearly three times as good as a full HD (1920 x 1080) image on the screen which customers do all the time and the Planar UltraRes supports with it¡¯s 8 distinct inputs all capable of 4k and 1080p input and the unique <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/">MediaPlex</a>?features.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/5/8/4k-advertising-face-off-1/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The AV industry has been reacting to the new Ultra HD or 4k resolution displays and many have brought up concerns about the ¡°availability of content.¡± In this series, we will face off the resolution of a <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">4k Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a> with a variety of common advertising platforms to illustrate that experienced graphic designers, advertisers, and brands have no problem creating <a href="#" title="Beyond HD">¡°beyond HD¡±</a> content and in fact, have been doing it for decades.</p><p>In this first battle round, we compare the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar UltraRes 84¡± LCD</a>?display with a full-page advertisement in the iconic New York Times newspaper. The Planar UltraRes measures 84¡± diagonal, or more than 6 feet across (in landscape, although the product can also be mounted in portrait for life-size impact). The pixel resolution of the display is 4x full HD or 3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels tall.</p><p>In circulation since that first issue on September 18, 1851, the New York Times has won 112 Pulitzer Prices and is the largest local metropolitan newspaper in the US. It is America¡¯s newspaper, operating under the motto ¡°All the News That¡¯s Fit to Print.¡± The paper has tracked changes to the city, the country and world for nearly two centuries and has contributed to the launch of many brands and campaigns.</p><p>A full-page center spread in the New York Times measures 20.6¡± wide by 10.875¡± tall. Newsprint is notoriously difficult to print upon because the ink absorbs into the paper and spreads. As a result, the off-set printing process for newsprint is a coarser than the equivalent glossy magazine ad. At the recommended 85 lines per inch used for off-set printing or 170+ dots per inch for digital files, the files would measure 3,502 pixels wide and 1,849 pixels wide. To compare different aspect ratios, we can multiply the width and height to achieve a total pixel count.</p><p>In the final tally, the resolution of a full-page spread in the New York Times requires a file about 80% of the size that is required for native resolution on an UltraRes display, but is still 212% the resolution of a full HD display. This variance is within the mechanical specifications for the ad submission. In other words, the magazine would take a submission that was 100% UHD resolution. <br /><br />If the aspect ratios were compatible, upscaling a New York Times advertisement to a Planar UltraRes display would look twice as good as a full HD (1920 x 1080) image on the screen which customers do all the time and the Planar UltraRes supports with it¡¯s 8 distinct inputs all capable of 4k and 1080p input and the unique <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/">MediaPlex</a> features.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/4/29/skins-not-signs/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We participated in an in spiring education session before the Digital Signage Expo this past Spring that put together technologists, like Planar, together with architects, designers, and consultants to explore the power of displays in environments.</p><p>In this session, Sebastian Guivernau who is an architect with ZGF and on the adjunct faculty at the University of Oregon school of architecture, said that he is teaching his students to think of pixels as a building material or finish, in the same way that they have considered stone, wood, or tile in the past. This resonated with me as this is what we have been talking about for years. With the launch of the?<a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>?and subsequent design of the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span></a> architectural video wall system, we have been talking about displays as a building material and it was great to see other visionaries using the same language.</p><p>Furthermore, the panel discussions, which also included Henry Spetnagel from Gensler and Marcela Sardi from Sardi Design who was a partner with Planar on the new international terminal at the Los Angeles Airport, went on to describe how displays were no longer just ¡°signs,¡± but rather ¡°skins.¡± Whole surfaces defined by pixels. Not simply displays tacked on as protruding objects, potentially fighting with the design of a space. But rather displays integrated into the design from the start.</p><p>Planar is proud to be a part of installations which are not just technology, but thoughtful and purposeful environmental design enabled by technology.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/4/15/the-right-displays-to-ignite-your-next-project/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>¡°The best way to make a fire with two sticks is to make sure one of them is a match.¡° - Will Rogers</p><p>Similarly, the best way to have a successful digital signage installation is to choose the right materials. You can plan the most amazing digital signage installation, but if you don¡¯t pick the right display product, you will not get the results you want.</p><p>If you are looking for 24x7 reliability, a logo-free bezel, and highly-accurate interactive touch systems, these are just some of the benefits you can find in products like the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>, <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span></a>, and other <a href="/products/large-format-displays/" title="Large Format Displays">Large Format Displays</a> in the Planar portfolio. These displays are the right stuff to ignite your next project!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/4/2/clarity-matrix-video-wall-at-property-markets-group-sales-center/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>South Florida, including metropolitan Miami, is enjoying renewed economic growth and Property Markets Group (PMG) one the nation¡¯s leading real estate acquisition and development firms - is helping fuel that growth with continued investment in and development of luxury properties. Among these is Echo Brickell, a 57-story condominium tower being built south of downtown Miami, with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.</p><p>In Echo Brickell, PMG has taken a bold step by selecting advanced video wall technology for its sales center. This technology in the form of an expansive video wall from Planar Systems is giving PMG the means to market the Echo Brickell condominiums in a highly effective manner, providing buyers the dramatic view of the bay, the beach and the ocean that they will have from the condominium. The video wall, comprised of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar¡¯s Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a>?55-inch LCD panels (LX55HD) a seven-wide by three-high (7 x 3) array occupies one entire wall of the sales center and shows an ultra high definition 4k video of the view from a condo at various times of the day. Together with PMG, AVA Miami a full-service audio visual systems integration firm selected the Clarity Matrix video wall and then worked with Dania, Florida-based C&amp;E Marketing to finalize the sales center design for the video wall and complete the system installation. <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/corporate/property-markets-group">Read More</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/3/20/the-lowest-priced-24x7-digital-signage-displays-on-the-market/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>When it comes to digital signage, you want to make sure you get the most for your budget dollars. The best way to ensure lasting reliability and performance is to select a robust display recommended for up to 24x7 usage. The price premium for this level of quality can be up to 2 times more expensive than a commercial display with lower recommended hours of operation. But it doesn¡¯t have to be. Typically, 24x7 digital signage displays come standard with other features you don¡¯t need such as higher brightness or OPS slots. Why pay for those features when you don¡¯t need them??<a href="#" title="PS">Planar¡¯s PS Series </a>is the lowest cost 24x7 rated line of products available¡­period. For a quick comparison let¡¯s look at the NEC X462S. This model sells for $2000 while the equivalent 46¡± PS Series model (PS4652) is listed at only $1625. And the PS Series displays come fully loaded with the features that matter most, including a full array of inputs and control, USB playback, energy efficient and ultra-slim LED backlight, internal speakers, logo-free metal bezel, video wall scaling, and 3 year warranty. If you are looking for the best value in digital signage, the PS Series is the end of your search. The full line of PS Series models includes:</p><p>?<a href="#" title="PS4652"> PS4652</a>? ?46¡± Commercial-Grade 24x7 Display<br />? PS5552? ?55¡± Commercial-Grade 24x7 Display<br />? PS6552? ?65¡± Commercial-Grade 24x7 Display<br />? PS4660T?46¡± Commercial-Grade 24x7 Touchscreen<br />? PS5560T 55¡± Commercial-Grade 24x7 Touchscreen<br />? PS5580?? 55¡± Commercial-Grade 24x7 Narrow Bezel Display for Video Walls</p><p>And look out for additional models to join the line later in 2014!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/3/6/enabling-a-mobile-worker-in-a-cube/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>A <a href="http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/08/how-mobile-technology-created-a-workforce-that-never-stops-working/">recent article</a> by Jon Brodin entitled ¡°How mobile technology created a workforce that never stops working¡± piqued our interest. Yes, we¡¯re ¡°lucky¡± enough to have a smart phone to check email every 2 minutes (though we¡¯ve disabled the ¡°ding¡± as to avoid the constant barrage), a personal tablet to keep up with friends¡¯ posts, and a Dell Ultrabook? to work tirelessly at the local coffee shop or on the plane. But when it comes to actually producing spreadsheets or presentations, or writing a product plan, nothing beats working from a dual monitor-equipped cubicle. Maybe it¡¯s because we¡¯re addicted to opening 20 different programs and multi-tasking between numerous projects (next to impossible on a laptop). Or maybe it¡¯s the freedom to open several datasheets and move data between them or steal shamelessly from previous presentations for one due tomorrow. In any case, we would be lost if forced to produce on only one display.</p><p>Planar employees are constantly evolving. One product manager recently upgraded to a Dell XPS Ultrabook (ultra-light compared to her 4-year old Lenovo? ultra heavy notebook) in January. Here¡¯s her take on productivity after the switch:<br />After deleting files going back to 1998 (electronic files are so much more difficult to purge than paper files), I moved on to system set up. I gave up the docking station and instead got a USB 3.0 Hub. Attached to the hub are the following:<br />1. Ultrabook<br />2. Network cable<br />3. Wired keyboard and mouse (yes, wireless accessories are on my IT wish list)<br />4. DVI cable for the 22-inch widescreen monitor mounted on a height-adjust stand <br />5. DisplayPort? cable and USB cable to enable the touch feature for the 24-inch multi-touch monitor also mounted on a height-adjust stand.</p><p>I particularly like the height-adjust stand. First, as I¡¯m 6¡¯1¡±, it allows me to work with monitors at eye level, and second, its swivel base allows me to easily turn the monitor to attach earphones or other peripherals to the monitor¡¯s built-in USB hub or adjust monitor settings using the side OSD buttons.</p><p>As for the multi-touch monitor in a work environment, I really haven¡¯t used the on-screen keyboard as I find that awkward, but I really like the flexibility of scrolling through an email or an article with my finger instead of a mouse click. <br />If you¡¯re interested in making a mobile worker even more comfortable and productive with a cubicle set-up similar to the product manager, look no further than Planar and the complete line of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/">15 to 27-inch desktop and touch monitors</a>, <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/accessories/desktop/">stands</a> and USB Hub.</p><p>Stay tuned for more productivity and touch on the desktop from Planar.?</p><p><em>By?Cindy McCullough, Product Marketing Manger.</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/2/27/observations-from-the-sochi-winter-olympics-av-on-a-world-stage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Watching this year¡¯s opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Games, one couldn¡¯t miss the drama around the malfunctioning Olympic ring. For those of you who missed it and the resulting media firestorm, in the otherwise flawless presentation on Russian history and passions, five snowflakes made of LED lights on motion control bars were to be transformed into the five overlapping rings of the Olympic logo.</p><p>And one of them malfunctioned revealing four rings and one snowflake. Those of us who have been involved in events and technology gasped with horror as we all have been there. The rehearsals go perfectly, the equipment is world-class, everything is triple-checked, and then at showtime something goes wrong unexpectedly. I guarantee everyone in AV watched this breathlessly, as the scene was all too familiar. The sense of magic frays when people see the trick.<br />Like Olympic ceremonies for years, this year¡¯s pageantry relied heavily on AV equipment to set the stage, to tell the story, and to deliver an impact. The glitch simply reminded all of us and how much AV technology has become common place, how high are expectations have become, and how the drama of the Olympic games isn¡¯t always in the rink or on the mountain.</p><p>Naturally, the day after the ceremony, t-shirts with that misshaped logo were already available for sale. And in the closing ceremony this week, they poked fun at the original mistake by doing the same trick, this time with human actors. And magic is restored as people shift their focus to other important matters on this world stage.</p><p>Although the Olympics takes things to a huge scale, spectacular AV is becoming commonplace in venues ranging from retail showrooms to corporate lobbies to broadcast studios. The stakes are high, the expectations are elevated, and the possibilities are endless.?</p><p><em>By Planar Systems</em></p><p>*<em>?The photo above is attributed to Iurii Osadchi / Shutterstock.com</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/2/18/the-redesign-of-design/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Wall Street Journal has an interesting article about John Maeda (@johnmaeda), the internationally-known designer who was with the Rhode Island School of design and is now with a venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. His job is to evaluate the role of design in potential investments that the firm might make. In the interview, he mentioned that the word ¡°design¡± is poorly designed. Is it craftsmanship without the constraints of business or customer need? Is it all about using a particular font or graphic layout templates that look ¡°modern¡±? Is design decoration or something more?</p><p>It is interesting to think about the word ¡°design.¡± De-sign. Typically the precursor, ¡°de¡± means ¡°to remove.¡± To depopulate a printed circuit board is to remove components from the board. Deforestation refers to the cutting down of trees. So, what is removed when things are ¡°de-signed¡±? In this context, it would be useful to ask: what is a ¡°sign¡±?</p><p>A sign presents information. Commonly, signage points the way to an exit or entrance. If everyone knows where they are going, you don¡¯t need the signs. The signs are there primarily for the folks who don¡¯t know.</p><p>So to ¡°de-sign¡± something could be to remove the instructions and information and allow the thing to speak for itself. It is the process of making a space, product, or interface so clear that further instruction is superfluous. It is a simplification. It is making something clear and easy. It is making objects smarter at their function, allowing the users to not have to be as smart.</p><p>In our industry in digital signage, we have an opportunity to design the sign. To de-sign the sign. To make it not something just to inform or instruct, but also to inspire and engage. A great design allows the message to be stated simply. It¡¯s purpose speaks for itself and it works with the design of the overall space more seamlessly. This requires displays that don¡¯t distract and add unnecessary complexity (see our logo-free bezels and ultra narrow bezel walls, for example). It also requires great content and experience design, where designers and brands come together to build something at the intersection of technology and art.</p><p>So although the word ¡°design¡± might be poorly designed, I think it speaks to the essence of what we all know great design to be. Something you can¡¯t see, but can experience. And when image experience matters, that is where Planar shines.</p><p><em>By Jennifer Davis, VP of Marketing</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/2/4/the-perfection-of-square-video-tiles/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There is more to the<a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">?Planar<span>?</span>?Mosaic<span>?</span> AD22-Salvador</a> tile than meets the eye. While it is an LCD display, its 1:1 aspect ratio sets it apart from its big brothers. It integrates with other wall claddings beautifully, allows for tight-radius concave video walls, and fits places other displays won¡¯t fit. People love it; it¡¯s that simple. After all, it¡¯s hip to be square.</p><p>Square tiles can be installed above doors, up columns, in long rows or around corners. They can be embedded with other types of tiles, or even in the floor or ceiling with proper reinforcement. They add character to an architectural display, and virtually every Mosaic installation to date includes squares.</p><p>All that goodness aside, the AD22 contains some unique pixel magic. Its 960 pixels across a 387.4 mm active screen width delivers an ultra-small pixel pitch of just 0.40 mm. This makes it especially attractive for use cases with dense video data like scientific research. It also looks good from close viewing with more scaling than other displays.</p><p><br /><a href="http://mosaicdesignlibrary.planar.com/#projects/other-categories/square-tile-designs/mosaic-ad22-3x3-grid" title="Designer Software"><img src="/media/336466/salvador-screen-shot_167x157.jpg" alt="Salvador Screen Shot" width="167" height="157" align="left" /></a>There is even some interesting math in the Salvador tile. When you double the 960x960 resolution, you get a width of 1920 pixels which works nicely when displaying 1920x1080 content. Create a 3x3 grid of AD22 tiles and you have a total pixel count of 8,294,400. This happens to be the exact pixel count of 3840x2160 (4K). In Mosaic land, this means you can program your 3x3 AD22 grid with a custom EDID of 2880x2880 and capitalize on the maximum bandwidth of Mosaic while displaying at native resolution. An example is posted on the <a href="http://mosaicdesignlibrary.planar.com/#projects/other-categories/square-tile-designs/mosaic-ad22-3x3-grid" title="Designer Software">Mosaic Design Library.</a></p><p>With four identical angles and four matching sides, you have to love a square. Though many have suggested it, we¡¯re simply not emotionally prepared for a circular LCD.</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/1/16/history-of-planar-s-award-winning-clarity-matrix-lcd-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In its 4 year history, <a data-udi="umb://document/9fecd6fc9de047b0baff79f47852a60b" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall System</a> has established itself as a linchpin of <a href="http://www.commercialintegrator.com/topic/tag/Planar">Planar¡¯s product line</a> and one of the fastest growing products we¡¯ve ever had. With models available in touch, 3D and the narrowest tiled bezel width in the industry (3.7mm), the award-winning Clarity Matrix features the most comprehensive video wall line-up in the industry. <br /> <br />The goal in launching a next-generation <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> with G2 Architecture</a> is to take the key elements that everyone loved about the original and make them even better, combining them into a next-generation product that meets the needs of today and tomorrow.?<a href="http://www.planar.com/media/332573/clarity-matrix-timeline-2014.pdf">View the history </a>of the popular Clarity Matrix and why it has earned the reputation as the best-in-class video wall.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2014/1/9/planar-ps-series-and-ep-series-help-bring-new-development-project-to-life/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Digital marketing is an apt description for how the developers of Station Square - a bold, new residential and commercial community in the Metrotown area of Burnaby, Canada are presenting and promoting the project to prospective customers and members of the public who will visit and patronize the many retail, commercial, entertainment and cultural locations and events Station Square will offer.?</p><p>In its vibrant and engaging sales center in Station Square, Anthem, with its partner The Beedie Group, has installed two large video walls from Planar. On these video walls, visitors can see a dramatic rendering of the entire Station Square project, and also use a touch feature on the displays to navigate through the project, explore the many residential and retail opportunities available, see all nearby locations of interest, even learn the distances and travel times from Station Square/Metrotown to downtown Burnaby, the Vancouver airport and elsewhere.?</p><p>In the Anthem sales center one Planar video wall is a 4 x 4 array of<a href="#" title="PS"> Planar<span>?</span> PS Series</a> 46¡± displays. Anthem chose this product for its big video wall in order to make a big impact with the architectural rendering of the entire Station Square project. The sales center¡¯s second touch video wall is a 2 x 4 configuration of <a href="#" title="EP">Planar<span>?</span> EP Series</a> large-format professional LCD displays. ?<a id="ct19_1" href="http://marketing.planar.com/acton/ct/6601/s-0057-1312/Bct/l-0432/l-0432:5b/ct19_1/1">Read more</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/12/19/planar-holiday-gift-guide/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This holiday season, Planar has put together a list of a few products that make will great gifts.</p><p>Shopping for the artist or analyst? The <a href="#" title="PXL2790MW">Planar? PXL2790MW Quad HD monitor</a>?offers a bezel-free display that fuses design and technology, extra desktop space with quad HD resolution (2560x1440) and provides vivid, life-like image quality at every angle. Recently reviewed by <a href="http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/planar-pxl2790mw-review,3647.html">Tom¡¯s Hardware</a>, the Planar PXL2790MW QHD monitor ¡°introduces a sense of luxury to the business class.¡±</p><p><a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/helium/" title="Helium">Planar? Helium? Series </a>monitors are ideal for pairing with a new Windows? 8 computer or laptop this holiday season. The multi-touch Planar Helium Series monitors come in 24- and 27-inch options and both are perfect for the edgy, tech-enthusiast in your life. Planar Helium Series monitors are optimized for the all-new touch interface of Windows? 7 &amp; 8 and are ideal for use by software developers and designers, corporate power users, enthusiasts and retailers.</p><p>You and your kids will love the<a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/20-inch/pxl2230mw/" title="PXL2230MW"> Planar? PXL2230MW</a> and <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/pxl2430mw/" title="PXL2430MW">PXL2430MW dual-touch</a> screen monitors. The monitors are optimized for consumer multimedia applications such as reading documents, turning the page of an eBook, flicking through and re-sizing digital photos or playing games. These stylish, economical monitors transition from homework to games and social media seamlessly.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/12/10/woody-guthrie-center-brings-an-american-icon-to-life/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Folk music, a remarkably complete personal and professional archive and modern touch-screen technology combine to tell the story of an American cultural icon at the newly opened Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The center offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the influential musician¡¯s life and work through a variety of informative exhibits, including approximately 25 interactive experiences.</p><p>Museum-goers of all ages are enticed into the center to learn about Woody Guthrie as a result of its extensive use of technology, including several arrays of advanced displays from Planar Systems. One¡¯s first encounter with Woody is at Woody¡¯s America, an interactive map in the entrance area based on a nine-panel (3 x 3) array of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar¡¯s Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> </a>LCD Video Wall displays (LX46HD-L) measuring nearly 75 square feet. Since the video wall is equipped with Planar¡¯s unique Extended Ruggedness and Optics<span>?</span> (<a href="#" title="ERO">ERO?) </a>feature an optically-bonded glass protective surface hundreds if not thousands of people can touch the Clarity Matrix video wall every day, much like they touch their smart phones and tablets, to enter the world of Woody Guthrie and explore his writing, art and music in exquisite detail. The Clarity Matrix video wall stands up to the task, performing reliably up to 10 hours a day, six days a week, nearly all year-round.</p><p>The Planar video wall is a really important asset to the center. It draws people in, introduces them to the world of Woody Guthrie in a unique way, and helps create an environment that they¡¯ll want to experience again and again. Planar Clarity Matrix meets the needs of a demanding, high-traffic environment, with features such as a touch-based system, a design that ensures reliability by remotely locating heat-inducing elements, redundancy in key components that all but guarantees uninterrupted operation, and an industry-leading warranty which ensures two-day replacement should a display ever fail. Clarity Matrix delivers on image quality; notably in its 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, 700-nit brightness, and 3500:1 contrast ratio. These are important, because so much of the map content is based on enlarged and digitally enhanced versions of Guthrie¡¯s sketches which depict what he saw and experienced as he traveled across the U.S. Clarity Matrix allowed us to scale up this content and have it retain its original look on the video wall; that¡¯s really important because people are looking for authenticity.?</p><p>Read more about our how these interactive experience will draw more visitors? at the Woody Guthrie Center.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/11/27/touch-on-desktop/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We¡¯re all looking for ways to increase our daily productivity. Specifically designed to take advantage of Microsoft Windows? 8¡¯s touch-enabled features, Planar¡¯s<a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/desktop-touch/"> Touch on the Desktop </a>monitors includes 22-, 24- and 27-inch full HD monitors optimized with multi-touch interactivity for the utmost productivity.</p><p>Here are three scenarios for introducing a touch screen monitor into your desktop life:</p><p>? Pair either your Planar<span>?</span> Helium<span>?</span> Series 24¡± or 27¡± touch screen monitor with a powerful tower PC for engineering, designing and graphic-heavy applications. The touch screen monitor allows you to flick, scroll and zoom quickly and accurately to accomplish your work. The Planar Helium Series monitors work well with a dual monitor stand for an extended desktop work environment.</p><p><br />? For the style-conscious corporate user, the Planar Helium PCT2265 offers simplified peripheral docking for on-the-go users. The monitor¡¯s dual-hinge desk stand allows you to quickly move from passive viewing to full touch screen interaction with no hassle. With a side USB 3.0 Hub, the Planar Helium PCT2265 allows for quick docking of a smart phone or tablet - we like running ours with an UltraBook.</p><p><br />? Run your Planar<span>?</span> PXL2240MW with your tablet. Enlarge your workspace by plugging in your tablet and stay up to date with email, social media, videos and games. Perfect for on-the-go users checking in with work or school between traveling, work and events.</p><p><a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">Planar touch screen monitors</a> increase productivity and bring the touch experience alive when paired with an Ultrabook?, tablet or desktop PC.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/11/14/playing-video-in-4k/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This past September, Intel hosted its annual Intel Develop Forum event in San Francisco. The Intel NUC team and Planar created a joint Ultra HD video demo for IDF. The Ultra HD displays with a resolution of 3,840 ¡Á 2,160 pixels represent four times the resolution of Full HD (as seen on most modern TVs)and are being called <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">4K displays</a>. If you think Full HD is life-like, then 4K will blow your mind. But all these extra pixels come at a cost as processing that many pixels is extremely taxing. Intel wanted to show that it's new NUC packed the punch to run 4K videos. Intel NUC are essentially a 4¡±x4¡±x2¡± computer. It¡¯s small in size, economical in price but capable of packing a processing punch. The NUC selected for this demo utilized Intel¡¯s latest technology, Intel Haswell 4th Generation Core i5-4250U processor with integrated Intel HD Graphic 5000. The NUC also has 16GB of RAM and a 180GB mSata drive. For the display hardware we had <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes? 84¡± 4K display</a> and a Planar 39¡± Concept 4K desktop display both supporting a touch interface. For software, the Intel NUC was running Windows 8?. We originally tried running the video on the default Windows Media Player, but the results were not good. The solution was to install Media Player Classic which could take full advantage of the new Intel Haswell Processor.</p><p>To get Media Player Classic, we installed the K-Lite Codec Pack FULL?version from this <a href="http://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_full.htm">website</a>. There?is ¡°bonus¡± software you probably won¡¯t want, so be sure to go through the advance settings and uncheck all the special offers. During setup once you reach the ¡°Hardware Acceleration¡± dialog box, select ¡°LAV Video Intel QuickSync¡±. Then complete the setup.<br /> <br /> Now that K-Lite is installed you will want to launch a video with the Media Player Classic (MPC) player. We launched a MP4 video shot at 24fps. Running under the default install of MPC, the video was extremely choppy and looked terrible. Pressing CTRL-J from within MPC will launch helpful display data on the top left of the screen, such as frame rate and buffer data. A throughput graph appears on the bottom right. We immediately saw that the system was not able to keep up with the amount of video data being thrown at it. The culprit can be seen in the DVXA line. MPC was not taking advantage of the integrated HD Graphic 5000 from Intel.</p><p>The solution is to go into the program tray and select the ¡°LAV Video Coder¡± control panel. With the control panel up, we could see two problems: 1) the Hardware Decoder field was set to ¡°None¡± and 2) UDH (4K) was not selected.</p><p>The fix was fairly straight forward and we selected ¡°Intel? QuickSync¡± as the Hadware Decoder and under Codecs for HW selected UHD (4k). We restarted the 4K movie and the difference was remarkable. A beautiful 4K movie started to play as expected. The throughput graphic on the bottom right of the screen now appeared normal.</p><p>The final optimization was matching the video captured frame rate with the integrated graphics. Going into Intel HD Graphics control panel, we dropped the fame rate to 24fps to better match the video. This concluded the adjustment we needed to get outstanding play back. The net benefit of this work was going from an expensive workstation utilizing a graphic card for playback to an approximately $600 NUC solution for playback. We also tested the NUC on a touch enabled 4K interactive virtual car showroom. Again the original software required an expensive workstation with dedicated graphics, but with a few software optimizations we were able to get the software to run on the NUC solution at virtually full speed.</p><p>For additional information on Planar's 4K displays, visit our website at <a href="http://www.planar.com/ultrares">www.planar.com/ultrares</a>.?</p><p><em>* All trademarks are the property of their respective owners</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/11/7/netflix-4k-content-for-planar-ultrares/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This week it was <a href="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2426728,00.asp">announced</a> that NetFlix is testing 4k video streaming and has posted a short video entitled ¡°El Fuente 50 MP¡± which is described as ¡°an example of 4k.¡± We brought a PC with an internet connection into the lab to test the content on the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span>?UltraRes<span>?</span> 4k Ultra HD </a>84¡± LCD display.</p><p>In general, the content was not as good as the video loops we have demonstrated at DSE, InfoComm, and CEDIA Expo , which we know have been shot or rendered in 4k and are mastered for quality. That said, it was a significant improvement over what they showed in January 2013 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this latest effort shows real promise. We are watching with interest to see how the development progresses for streaming and 4k video distribution and this is an important step in that effort.</p><p>The ecosystem for <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/">4k or Ultra HD</a> content is continuing to develop with great resources available from stock video firms, on YouTube, and through marketing agencies, motion graphics studio, and video artists working in 4k. See <a href="http://www.planar.com/blog/2013/10/7/finding-4k-reference-content-for-the-planar-ultrares-and-clarity-matrix-lcd-video-walls/">previous blog posts </a>for additional sources of high quality 4k content and stay tuned for additional posts in this series.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/10/31/clarity-matrix-video-wall-at-national-geographic-museum/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>An exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. pays unique tribute to the 125 years of work of the society¡¯s explorers, photographers and scientists while also looking forward to the future of the society. The exhibit presents a larger-than-life picture of the many facets of our world on a<a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD"> Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall </a>System, from Planar, whose physical layout provides a novel and engaging platform that maximizes the impact of the National Geographic Society¡¯s renowned visual content. The video wall consists of a 12-panel (4x3) array of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/mx/" title="MX">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> MX46HD</a> LCD video wall displays. It was installed by Sterling, Virginia-based Avitecture, which designs, installs and supports integrated audio-visual systems with an emphasis on dynamic architectural displays.</p><p>The video wall is unusual in that its three horizontal rows are offset from each other¡ªa unique layout that creates an engaging experience. The creative team at National Geographic museum ?envisioned the offset layout as a way to present nature in a more organic format. Rather than depicting the natural world in a rectilinear box, our layout allows for compelling compositions that highlight and accentuate the lyrical beauty of each scene. To read more visit <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/museums/national-geographic">casestudies.planar.com</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/10/7/finding-4k-reference-content-for-the-planar-ultrares-and-clarity-matrix-lcd-video-walls/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>As people are using the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes?</a> or building video walls using <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span></a> for demonstration, art, or ambiance, we get questions from our reseller partners and their clients as to where they can find content to show off the incredible resolution and visual performance of these displays.</p><p>For instance, a 3x3 Clarity Matrix of our MX-46 is over 5,760 pixels wide and the ultra HD resolution of the Planar UltraRes measured 3840 x 2160 pixels on a single 84¡± display canvas. Although these displays can certainly show video content from traditional sources like BluRay or PC sources, and can upscale 1080p content beautifully, nothing beats native resolution art and video on these displays.</p><p>There are a variety of stock photography and video houses that provide high-resolution imagery and video that could be used to transform your UltraRes or Matrix wall from entertainment to art. Most have online collections numbering in the millions that you can browse, preview in ¡°light box¡± mode, and license in multiple resolutions. Remember that most of this photography or illustrations were created for print, which requires very high resolution artwork (much greater than what is typical for even UHD video). On the video side, the growth of 4k (or higher) resolution video has been stunning, as more and more people utilize.</p><p>Here are a few of our favorites: <br />? <a href="http://www.pond5.com/">Pond5</a>: Their collection features photography, video, and illustrations. They offer week¡¯s free downloads so that you can test content. Click on ¡°Video¡± and type in ¡°4k¡± to the search field to reveal thousands of video clips that might be perfect for your application. Prices can vary (most well under $100) and all are covered by a royalty-free license.<br />? <a href="http://www.artbeats.com/">ArtBeats</a>: They specialize in video footage, up to 4K resolution, and offer a free research service to find the perfect piece for you. They have assembled a 4k demo reel that includes a variety of nature imagery in stunning resolution. <br />? <a href="http://www.corbisimages.com/">CorbisIMAGES</a> and <a href="http://www.corbismotion.com/">CorbisMotion</a>: Their collection includes world events and fine art, including celebrities and archival imagery of note. Their video footage is HD.<br />? <a href="http://www.fotosearch.com/">Fotosearch</a>: they are an aggregator of professional images and footage and are a favorite of corporate brands.<br />?<a href="http://www.istockphoto.com/"> iStockPhoto.com</a> (owned by Getty Images): Their collection also features photography, video, illustrations, and Flash animations. They represent several video artists and agencies and can even broker custom commissions. Their video content goes up to 1080p resolution, but the still imagery library is extensive.<br />? <a href="http://www.gettyimages.com/">gettyimages</a>: One of the leading sources for journalists, their collection includes a variety of entertainment and sports imagery featuring celebrities and professional athletes. Their video collection is HD, but the stills are high quality and give your displays timely relevance.</p><p>Of course, there is a vibrant and growing community of video artists that are using a digital canvas to create incredible artwork by custom commission or for license. You can find their work featured in museums, galleries, and online. You¡¯ll see their work in commercial projects in hotels, airports, and the like. They exhibit at art shows for private and institutional collectors like <a href="https://www.artbasel.com/">Art Basel</a>,<a href="http://artexponewyork.com/"> Art Expo</a>,?and in galleries for Art Week in New York, Los Angeles, and Milan. Others have roots in commercial motion graphics and do custom work for advertising or promotional purposes. We have developed some relationships of our own with these artists and agencies, and would be happy to make a recommendation if you are looking to commission a custom piece. Some of our favorite artists have experience not only with 4k content development, but also have created content for sculptural architectural video walls, like the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span></a>.</p><p>If you are looking for produced 4k content, we would highly recommend the <a href="http://www.timescapes.org/">TimeScapes</a> movie, which was the first to be available in 4k download. This amazing content was captured over a two year period, in 4k, by award-winning cinematographer and director, Tom Lowe and featured stunning slow-motion and timelapse cinematography of landscapes, people and wildlife of the American South West. A QHD version is also available that looks incredible on <a href="#" title="PXL2790MW">Planar¡¯s PXL2790</a>?27¡± monitor.</p><p>And let¡¯s not forget that you don¡¯t have to look past your own camera as a source of art. 9 megapixel or higher digital cameras are very common and produce native photography that is larger than native pixel of most video wall or UltraRes installations. In fact, even today¡¯s cell phone cameras can produce 4k imagery suitable for display. Your own family photos, vacation pictures, and the like can become beautiful digital wallpaper on your video wall or display. For higher-than-HD resolution video, you might just want to splurge on a <a href="http://www.red.com/shot-on-red">RED</a> digital camera and turn yourself into a filmmaker in your own right. This is exactly what Planar customer, Elemental did to create some <a href="http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/resources/4k-test-sequences">sample content</a> for their own testing and for their customers.</p><p>As the adoption of these technologies grow, I expect more artists and agencies to develop content. As an example of this growing trend, cinematographer<a href="http://www.jacobschwarz.net/"> Jacob Schwartz </a>has posted a lovely collection of 4k travel and motion graphic content on <a href="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD33E5618740295DF">YouTube</a> (where you select ¡°original¡± in the resolution menu to view). This summer he traveled to Myanmar to capture the architecture and people in stunning 4k detail. And we expect more to come from artists like Jacob.</p><p>In the next blog post in this series, we will help you identify what to look for in content that is optimized for best performance on 4k (or higher) resolution displays from Planar.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/10/2/ultra-hd-on-the-desktop/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Full HD has been around a while and is the current display resolution of choice for most desktop environments. But as we¡¯ve become more dependent on digital information and feeds, the 1920x1080 resolution of Full HD has become limiting. Many people have discovered that by combining multiple Full HD displays, you can increase productivity by as much as 200 percent. Users that have multiple screens won¡¯t go back to a single screen and report increased user satisfaction.</p><p>However, professionals with deep pockets have long known that there are better options than Full HD. So The next level up is QHD or 2560x1440 - these displays give 77% more desktop space than Full HD. In addition to better resolution, they do a better job of representing color. Recently, Planar launched the Planar<span>?</span> <a href="#" title="PXL2790MW">PXL2790MW QHD monitor</a>?which gives you 77% more desktop space, better color, and has the added advantage of being easier on the eyes text will look sharper and crisper. A person that uses a QHD display will be hard pressed to go back to Full HD.</p><p>As TVs and large format displays (such as <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes? Series</a>)?are moving to Ultra HD or 3840 x 2160 resolution, so too will desktop monitors. These monitors give you four times more desktop space than a full HD display. Effectively one Ultra HD desktop display can replace four full HD displays. The change in productivity is dramatic as is the context of visual information. Imagine seeing four time more search results, opening multiple spreadsheets, multi-tasking across multiple applications and social feeds, or seeing higher resolution photos in their full context and beauty. In addition, these displays are capable of displaying a billion colors for the truest color representation and the images are remarkable when compared to a full HD display. The combination of resolution and colors means that we can deliver a retina-like experience on the desktop, similar to what you get on today¡¯s smartphones. There is no pixel image on the screen and the text and images are perfectly clear and brilliant. Recently, Planar showed a concept of Ultra HD touch desktop display at the Intel Developer Forum.</p><p>Desktop display are more important than ever in a mobile world we are constantly on the go checking our phones, browsing on out tablets, and in coffee shops and airports with our Ultrabooks? tablets, so when we do sit down at our desk, we want to be extremely productive and uninhibited by the technology Ultra HD displays represent the pinnacle display technology in reaching that goal.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/9/26/social-media-trend-in-retail-industry/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>As the lines between physical and online shopping blur, another line is blurring:? between the brand and the consumer.? Equipped with camera phones, shoppers can become spokespeople and advertisers for the brand as they share their favorites with friends on social networks.? At home or on the go, they can pin, share, tweet, and like their preferred brands into prominence.? And using today¡¯s modern analytics tools, brands and retailers can track that influence all the way to the bank.? The savvy retailers are finding they can help this along with active social and mobile campaigns that tie in-store signage and promotions with mass advertising and mobile campaigns.?</p><p>Drawing upon robust data correlations many retailers are finding that they can trigger repeat purchases and viral word-of-mouth if they can get shoppers to touch and feel the products.? Whether they buy today in the store, tomorrow on-line, or if the item is forever relegated to aspirational pinboards for ¡°some day.¡±?</p><p>Traditional advertising agencies and a new generation of experience design firms are rising to the challenge, creating content that brings the excitement of the store to a mobile device or the personalization of a mobile experience to the store.</p><p><b><i>Why it matters to the AV industry: </i></b>?<i>Digital signage in with merchandise, live social media feeds in the stores, crowd sourced photography and video, and social contest and promotions are blurring the lines between digital signage and mobile campaigns.? It is an opportunity to sell larger and more pixel dense displays for richer content on display in the stores.? It will push higher value touch-enabled displays into more locations.? It is also a call to partner with marketing and interactive agencies to create compelling experiences that prompt more adoption of AV technology in these environments.</i></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/9/20/data-and-video-sources-are-proliferating/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Larger wall surfaces allow for richer data to be presented and evaluated real-time.? This is why the leading energy companies, telecommunications firms, and a growing number of corporations build control rooms like this one.? This installation illustrates the trend of data and source proliferation.? This larger video wall is hooked to a number of local and remote PC applications, web sources, and more.? Traffic and broadcast control rooms have dozens (if not hundreds) of video feeds that must be processed and accessible at any time.? More and more of those sources are digital (versus analog) and more are IP-based, even the video streams.? What does this mean to you?? There are a range of affordable technologies that allow your applications to be running, in native resolution, on VERY large canvases.? While consumer brands and user interfaces have been dominated by designing for the mobile experience, you can design for walls as well. <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/control-room/iusacell">View the Iusacell Telecommunications Case Study.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/9/11/video-walls-are-wall-coverings/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Video walls refer to the idea that you can tile discreet displays together to get a single display surface.? A single canvas if you will to present your data upon.? This wall for instance is made of 12 super narrow bezel LCD panels (with an image to image gap less in the 5 mm range) creating a bright and compelling impact that is more than what can be done with a single display.? And the market is changing quickly. In the past three years alone there has easy been a 50% decrease in the cost of creating a nearly seamless video wall and as the depth, weight, and complexity of deployments fall rapidly with innovations in LCD video wall technology, they are easier to deploy in more and more places. Why do you care about this trend?? Larger wall surfaces allow for richer data to be presented and evaluated real-time.? This is why the leading energy companies, telecommunications firms, and a growing number of corporations build control rooms like this one.? We have seen fast food restaurants deploy control rooms to monitor restaurant service and quality.? We have seen marketing groups put in large video walls to monitor social media campaigns and big data coming out of their ecommerce engines.? The applications abound.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/8/29/top-6-benefits-of-a-tiled-video-wall-of-planar-ultrares-4k-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar built a 3-wide tiled array of our new <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> 4k</a> display at InfoComm 2013, which stopped traffic and turned heads.</p><p>Here are the six things that made it unforgettable:</p><p>1. Combining the pixels of 3 separate 4k displays delivered a whopping 12-times full HD resolution canvas. That is over 25 million pixels on a single wall.</p><p>2. The Planar UltraRes features an optional and proprietary mounting system called <a href="#" title="Mounting System">Planar<span>?</span> Profile<span>?</span></a> which results in a very narrow mounting depth and our unique tiling kit creates the smallest image-to-image gap between displays of this resolution.</p><p>3. The wall is extremely large. Each panel in the array measures 84¡± diagonal. Not to mention the fact that this wall had a faceted arrangement to create a more immersive experience.?</p><p>4. The UltraRes wall also showed the power of the inputs and built-in processing of these displays. Each product in this family features four HDMI and four DisplayPort, each capable of taking in 4k or 1080p signals. For the trade show, this single wall was powered by 9 discrete sources and using nothing more than a PC, we could switch between a single 12k image, a 4k video, and 4 1080p images all sharing a single screen with ease, without an external processor.</p><p>5. The ability to switch between 2D and 3D content was made possible because the wall at InfoComm was made up of 3D enabled UltraRes displays (the Planar?<a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">UltraRes?UR8450-3D)</a></p><p>6. Even up close, you can¡¯t see pixels on these displays when they are showing native resolution content. At a normal viewing distance they meet the criteria for what others call a ¡°Retina¡± display [link to other blog post about this, if it is published]. This Ultra HD resolution is important not only as the size of the displays increase, but as touch interactivity brings viewers closer to the display. The Planar UltraRes is also available in a touch version.</p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw4nKU7z0ZE&amp;feature=c4-overview-vl&amp;list=PLiXk3VOpZvtAW5ueh_mF-6K_m2KBUYlxp">To see the Planar UltraRes in action, watch this video.</a> This three-wide video wall is perfect for board rooms, video and photo display, small control rooms, and a host of visualization uses across industries as varied as energy and military, to corporate and retail.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/8/23/etail-showrooms/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There is an interesting trend occurring that contradicts the pundits who predict the demise of brick-and-mortar: pure-play etailers dabbling in physical stores.</p><p>Last September, Gap-owned Piperlime opened a shop in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo, showcasing highlights from their line. Online eyeglass retailer, Warby Parker, opened physical stores in New York and on Newbury Street in Boston this Spring, expanding their ¡°try at home¡± program to try in the store. Just in time for their well-publicized ¡°Man of Steel¡± product tie-ins.</p><p>Neil Blumenthal, founder of Warby Parker summarized it well in an interview last month with Lauren Sherman from <a href="http://adage.com/article/digital/online-retailers-dabble-physical-stores/241688/">Advertising Age</a> when he said ¡°As awesome as the internet is, somebody can experience a brand in a physical setting in a way that no digital experience can replicate. In five years, when people use the term ¡®retail,¡¯ it¡¯ll mean both physical and e-commerce. The phrase ¡®e-commerce¡¯ won¡¯t even be used anymore.¡±</p><p>The online antiques brokerage, 1stDibs, made news in 2011 by opening up their first physical showroom at the New York Design Center taking over the entire 10th floor at 200 Lexington. When asked about their move to brick-and-mortar, 1stdibs founder Michael Bruno told <a href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/1stdibs-opens-in-the-new-york-139651">Apartment Therapy</a> that they wanted to expand their ¡°services beyond the virtual world while still utilizing technology to enhance the shopping experience.¡±</p><p>It used to be that ¡°shopping¡± and ¡°buying¡± were co-located activities. Now, they are separate in the customers mind and smart retailers are taking advantage of this shift to change their retail concepts.</p><p><strong>Why it matters to the AV industry</strong>:<em> eTailers moving to physical stores require more video, computing, and audio equipment than other brands, since they want close tie-ins with their online properties. This could include internet kiosks for in-store-ship-to-home purchases or digital signage showing virtual inventory. The possibilities are endless and likely coming to a mall or high street near you. As many electronics retailers expand their online presence, they can rethink their physical showrooms in this new context and redesign to enhance the customer experience, while reducing unnecessary overhead.</em></p><p>Planar's innovative?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/touch/">Touch</a> and <a href="/products/video-walls/">Video Wall solutions</a>?include LCD video walls, architectural video walls, rear projection video walls and image processing - each specifically designed to deliver precise and brilliant visual messages needed in these eTail showrooms. To see Planar products in action, watch this?<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPT7-bazvMI&amp;list=PLiXk3VOpZvtAW5ueh_mF-6K_m2KBUYlxp&amp;index=1">video</a>.</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/8/20/interactive-lobby-video-wall-creates-a-unique-immersive-experience/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Having selected Planar for its best-in-class video wall technology, global design firm, Gensler, entered into close collaboration with a billion-pixel interactive agency, The Hive, to create the immersive exploratory platform it calls the Gensler/Hive Multi-Surface Experience. This platform features a touch-enabled table on which a visitor selects content about Gensler and its work in numerous locations worldwide. The user browses through the content and then views selected information in larger-than-life form on the array of Planar displays, in 4k playback enabled by YCD Wall.?</p><p>The displays are especially important, because in combination with the interactive interface they help represent a new and highly flexible communication platform for architects and designers. Installed in May of 2013, the experience features <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/mx/" title="MX">Planar¡¯s Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span> MX55 </a>video wall displays in a two-by-two array. With the Clarity Matrix MX55 video wall, Planar has delivered a solution that focuses one¡¯s attention on the quality of the content.</p><p>View the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/corporate/gensler--2">Gensler Case Study</a> or <a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11041673.htm">read the press release</a>. Also check out the featured article on Engadget as to how augmented reality table lets you explore a book without opening it at?<a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/20/gensler-the-hive-multi-surface-experience/">http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/20/gensler-the-hive-multi-surface-experience/</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/8/14/three-reasons-not-to-choose-between-2d-and-3d-on-the-planar-ultrares-ur8450-3d/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Although 3D has gone mainstream in the television and home cinema markets, so much so that it is taken for granted and hardly used in so many homes, the world of 3D visualization is growing strongly in commercial segments.</p><p>The use cases for 3D vary from computational chemistry to geospatial engineering, from collaborative product visualization to design reviews of architectural projects.</p><p>The best 3D experiences work with your body¡¯s own visual system to create the 3D effect. It is, after all, an optical illusion. A trick to get each eye to think they are seeing stereo. Some systems use LCD shutter glasses and others, like Planar¡¯s new UR8450-3D model uses passive glasses. These are lightweight, relatively inexpensive and include no electronic or moving parts. They are very durable and always at the ready.</p><p>The benefits of the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span>?UR82450-3D</a> extend beyond 3D playback, as the display can beautiful display 2D content as well. The ability to switch between the two means several things to our customers:</p><p>1<strong>. Better utilization of the rooms and displays</strong>: When you install a Planar UltraRes UR8450-3D, you are not limited to just 3D viewing, which makes it highly flexible to a range of applications. This means more people can use the room and you achieve better utilization and return for your investment.</p><p>2<strong>. Meeting productivity improvements</strong>: Even meetings that rely heavily on 3D content are often not exclusively so. An architect might walk a client through a 3D fly through of a proposed building and then switch to 2D presentation content to review the project schedule. The ability to switch between the two means a more productive meetings enabled by technology.</p><p>3. <strong>Resolution and brightness to spare</strong>: Because of the structure of the display components and related electronics, this particular model in the Planar UltraRes family delivers 420 nits of brightness (higher than the standard model UR8450LX, see comparison chart) and a whopping 8.2 million pixels across the 3840 x 2160 resolution display. This resolution makes 3D look incredible, even though each eye is only receiving half that resolution. In 3D mode, the right and left eye are both seeing twice the resolution of full HD. But in 2D, all of those pixels are utilized delivering stunning realism that gives a 3D effect, even when not displaying 3D content.</p><p>For more information about the UR8450-3D or the use of 3D displays in professional environments, contact Planar or visit the <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar?UltraRes</a> product page.</p><p>And, don¡¯t forget that Planar has other 3D capable displays including the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/3d/" title="3D">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> 3D </a>and a full line of <a href="http://www.runco.com/products/">3D home theater projectors</a> from Runco.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/8/9/designing-media-walls/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Leading architects and designers can now learn how to incorporate digital media walls into their plans as part of the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Program. Planar is committed to providing comprehensive training and support to our valued reseller partners and offers multiple training courses tailored to different product knowledge needs and skill levels.</p><p>Being an?approved provider of American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System credit classes, our new class entitled Designing Media Walls: Imagery, Videos and Information on Digital Canvases is now being offered as a free one-hour lunch-&amp;-learn or after-hours session for architects and interior designers. Most sessions are conducted privately at design firm offices, but two upcoming sessions are open to the public:</p><p><strong>August 29, 2013: After-hours session at the new OFS Brands showroom in Manhattan. <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&amp;evtid=6142">Register now.</a></strong></p><p><strong>October 4, 2013: Lunch-&amp;-Learn session at the AIA San Francisco chapter office. <a href="http://aiasf.org/event/2013/10/04/designing-media-walls-1-lu/">Register now.</a></strong></p><p>For more information about the Planar AIA CES program, please visit our <a href="http://www.planar.com/about/training/">Continuing Education page </a>or email <a href="mailto:AIA@planar.com">AIA@planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/8/5/4k-connectivity/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>With today¡¯s graphics cards, content servers and video processors supporting a combination of HDMI, DVI, SDI and DisplayPort outputs, it is not uncommon to have to convert one signal type to another. ?Luckily, there are converters available today and those choices continue to grow in the market. Some conversion is passive, meaning that there is compact device requiring no external power. While others are active or powered, in which case the conversion device will be larger, will require a power source, and typically will be more expensive.? The general rule of thumb is that the newer, higher bandwidth connectors like HDMI and DisplayPort can passively convert to older standards like DVI or SDI, but in order to go the other way around, requires active conversion. ?Cable length is another factor. The HDMI and DisplayPort standards do not specify a maximum cable length, so testing and experimentation is required. In our experience, using good quality cables, we have been able to successfully support. ?The table below outlines these converters and cable types.</p><table border="0" align="left" style="width: 436px; height: 139px;"><tbody><tr><td><strong>From</strong></td><td><strong>To</strong></td><td><strong>Active or Passive?</strong></td></tr><tr><td>DVI</td><td>HDMI</td><td>Passive</td></tr><tr><td>HDMI</td><td>DVI</td><td>Passive</td></tr><tr><td>DVI or HDMI</td><td>Display Port</td><td>Active</td></tr><tr><td>Display Port</td><td>DVI or HDMI</td><td>Passive</td></tr><tr><td>SDI</td><td>HDMI</td><td>Active</td></tr><tr><td>HDMI</td><td>SDI</td><td>Active<br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><table border="0" style="width: 438px; height: 91px;"><tbody><tr><td><strong>Cable Type?</strong></td><td><strong>Signal?</strong></td><td><strong>Cable Length Achieved *</strong></td></tr><tr><td>HDMI</td><td>1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz?</td><td>100 feet</td></tr><tr><td>HDMI</td><td>3840 x 2160 @30Hz or 60Hz?</td><td>40 feet</td></tr><tr><td>Display Port</td><td>1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz?</td><td>50 feet</td></tr><tr><td>Display Port</td><td>3840 x 2160 @30Hz or 60Hz</td><td>10 feet</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Extenders are available in the market for both HDMI and DisplayPort, but today there are certainly more choices available for HDMI because of its widespread use. Extenders utilizing coax, HDBaseT and fiber cabling support different run distances and are priced accordingly.</p><p>In 4K connectivity, the other area of rapid development is around network connectivity.? For network streaming of 4K, the H.265 HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) draft standard approved in July 2012 has set about a flurry of industry development, particularly related to the broadcast industry. Designed with 4K and 8K resolutions in mind, the H.265 HEVC standard, promises to double the compression efficiency of H.264 encoding broadly used today.? At broadcast industry show, NAB this past April, a number of companies discussed or demonstrated prototype implementations.? While today, IP network transport of 4K video is still a future, it is one that has a lot of momentum behind it.</p><p>Check out how a?slim tiled array of three<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw4nKU7z0ZE&amp;list=PLiXk3VOpZvtAW5ueh_mF-6K_m2KBUYlxp&amp;index=4" title="UltraRes"> 84" Planar<span>?</span>?UltraRes<span>?</span> displays </a>delivers a stunning 12-times-HD resolution making it perfect for corporate board rooms, executive briefing centers, and conference rooms.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/7/30/4k-content-to-4k-screens/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The 4K ecosystem can be summarized as Capture Play Connect Display, and all four pieces have to be there to create a useful solution.?Working back from the display itself, driving a 4k screen with 4k content is a matter of connectivity and source.</p><p>Connecting a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution source to a 4K display typically involves some combination of HDMI and DisplayPort connections. In both cases, the version of the standard implemented is a critical factor in the display¡¯s ability to receive a 4K signal over a single connection. The table below summarizes the capacity, in terms of resolution, refresh rate and color depth, that the various HDMI and DisplayPort standards can support. As an alternative to single link 4k connections, some displays are able to receive a synchronized group of 2 or 4 connections in order to process and display a 4K source.</p><table border="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td><strong>Standard</strong></td><td><strong>Number of Cables</strong></td><td><strong>Resolution</strong></td><td><strong>Refresh Rate</strong></td><td><strong>Bits per Color</strong></td><td><strong>Comments</strong></td></tr><tr><td>HDMI 1.1, 1.3 ?</td><td>1</td><td>1920x1080</td><td>60Hz</td><td>8 Bit</td><td>?</td></tr><tr><td>HDMi 1.4a, b</td><td>1</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>30Hz</td><td>8 Bit</td><td>Not all 4K displays have this</td></tr><tr><td>HDMi 2.0</td><td>1</td><td><div>3840x2160*</div></td><td>60Hz*</td><td>10 Bit*</td><td>* TBD (Standards not released yet)</td></tr><tr><td>DisplayPort 1.1a</td><td>1</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>30Hz</td><td>10 Bit</td><td>Receiver chips (display side) not generally available.</td></tr><tr><td>DisplayPort 1.2</td><td>1</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>60Hz</td><td>10 Bit</td><td><p>Synchronized 4x 1920x1080 Few displays support this.</p></td></tr><tr><td>HDMI 1.1-1.4a,b</td><td>4</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>60Hz</td><td>10 Bit</td><td><p>Synchronized 2x1920x2160 Few displays support this</p></td></tr><tr><td>HDMI 1.1 1.4a,b</td><td>2</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>60Hz</td><td>8 Bit</td><td><p>Synchronized 2x 1920x2160 Few displays support this</p></td></tr><tr><td>DisplayPort 1.1a</td><td>4</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>60Hz</td><td>10 Bit</td><td><p>Synchronized 4x1920x2160 Few displays support this</p></td></tr><tr><td>DisplayPort 1.1a</td><td>2</td><td>3840x2160</td><td>60Hz</td><td>8 Bit</td><td><p>Synchronized 2x1920x2160 Few displays support this</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>While it would be ideal to be able to take a full 60Hz 4K signal with 10 bit color over a single connection, the implementations are really not there yet today, and practically speaking, slower refresh rates and multi-connection configurations that are available, generate excellent 4k results with most content.?</p><p>The most common size you see today in this growing 4k category is 84¡± diagonal. To see Planar¡¯s offering in the 4K world, check out out ?<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> Series</a>.<br /><a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes"></a></span></p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/7/26/touch-is-the-new-interface/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It used to be that you had to put signs or attract loops telling customers to interact, but now mobile phones and natural human interface developments have us touching everything. We have been in the kiosk and point of sales touch screen business for a long time and we can tell you that interactivity is becoming increasingly important. The category is one of the fastest growing in the display space with year over year growth upwards of 30% with no end in sight. <a title="Touch" href="/products/touch-displays/">Planar¡¯s?touch screen display</a>?line-up has grown to include not only the small format displays like 15¡± to 27¡±, but larger single and tiled displays up to 300¡± diagonal for multi-user experiences. To see Planar Touch in action at Infocomm 2103, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHYGjSJ5pMw&amp;list=PLiXk3VOpZvtAW5ueh_mF-6K_m2KBUYlxp">watch this?video</a>.?</p><p></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/7/23/finer-solutions-rules-the-day/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>One of the key display trends affecting Data Visualization is the growth of high resolution displays. The 4k televisions that made a splash at CES have parallels in the commercial display space. This wall, for instance, is 12x HD with a whopping nearly 25 million pixels made up of three <a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span>?4k </a>displays. It delivers stunning imagery and video and the pixels are imperceptible. This is important because there is a touch version of this product available and touch is bringing you arm¡¯s length to displays and making resolution more important. Much has been said about Apple¡¯s ¡°retina¡± displays, which is a function of not only pixels-per-inch, but also average viewing distance and dot pitch. Using online calculators, a 4k display driven in full resolution in an 84¡± size, viewed from 5 feet away is ¡°retina.¡± As is a <a href="#" title="PXL2790MW">QHD 27¡± </a>desktop product viewed at average desk distances.?</p><p>Readability is absolutely critical when the data is getting more complex and the visualization techniques more granular and interactive. Not to mention that these products are also available in 3D for stereoscopic visualizations with passive glasses. In this video you can see how all the trends we have discussed: video walls, multiple data sources, interactivity, collaboration, and resolution come together. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw4nKU7z0ZE&amp;feature=c4-overview-vl&amp;list=PLiXk3VOpZvtAW5ueh_mF-6K_m2KBUYlxp">Click to see UlraRes 3-wide videw at Infocomm 2013</a>.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/7/17/planar-ultralux-display-adds-to-the-showroom-experience-at-ofs-brands/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Top interior designers worldwide know that OFS Brands is the preeminent source for top-quality office furniture. OFS Brands¡¯ total focus on quality extends to the manner in which it presents its products and capabilities; notably, in the company¡¯s newest showroom near New York City¡¯s famed Herald Square. A key feature of this stunning 10,000 square-foot space could easily be mistaken for a priceless piece of artwork as opposed to what it really is: a state-of-the-art digital video display - an 80-inch <a href="/products/large-format-displays/" title="Large Format Displays">Planar<span>?</span> UltraLux<span>?</span>?Series</a> LCD Display. OFS chose Planar UltraLux display for two reasons: its ability to beauitfully depict large images of furniture and have these depictions feel integral to any total furnishing solution being demonstrated to a designer or an end user.?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/retail/ofs-brands">Read the full case study</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/7/9/planar-at-infocomm-2013/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Infocomm 2013 was a recording-breaking show and Planar thanks you for sharing the excitement of InfoComm 2013 with us. In Planar's booth, crowds gathered to see the 3-wide curved array of<a href="/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/">?Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> Series</a>?4K displays, as well as a unique array of?<a href="/mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span></a>?featuring interactive content. We had a record number of over 5 billion pixels and a record showing of touch-enabled displays as well. We hope you enjoyed discovering all of the unique experiences Planar's award-winning display solutions can bring.?<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.623363057674334.1073741828.414180448592597&amp;type=1" target="_blank">View photos of Planar's booth</a>?or?<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPT7-bazvMI&amp;list=PLiXk3VOpZvtAW5ueh_mF-6K_m2KBUYlxp&amp;index=1" target="_blank">watch videos</a>?from InfoComm 2013.</p><p>Planar's?<a href="/products/video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> MultiTouch</a>?interactive LCD video wall won a?Commercial Integrator BEST Award?for the Video Wall Solutions category at InfoComm 2013. Clarity Matrix MultiTouch was selected by a panel of integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator magazine as BEST Video Wall Solution based on innovation, functionality, competitive advantages and benefits to the installers.?<br /><br />Planar hosted a Reseller Reception during the show, awarding the top performing proAV Planar Reseller Partners of 2012. Congratulations to the winners! Planar would like to thank you for your commitment and achievements during the past year.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/6/17/digital-signage-ecosystem/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Deploying a digital sign or a digital signage advertising network requires multiple components. The selection of hardware, software, and services combine to create a solution.<br /> <br />Planar provides high-performance, reliable and high-value displays and related accessories that ensure that the digital signage installation will look great. Combined with player technology, either the <a href="/products/accessories/media-player/" title="Media Player">Planar<span>?</span> ContentSmart<span>?</span> media playe</a>r or other such device, a stand-alone sign has never been easier. Just add ¡°content¡± or create it in the included software, and you can have a working digital sign right away.</p><p>For more sophisticated installations, clients layer on a content management system for remote asset management, playback control, and monitoring. Often contracting with marketing agencies or other content creation firms, the content can be matched to dayparts, triggered by interactivity, and managed for ¡°proof of performance¡± required for billing advertisers based on ad play. These are all part of the larger ecosystem for digital signage. For more information about trends in the market and our offerings for digital signage, see our <a href="/markets/" title="Solutions">market solutions</a>?overview online. We partner regularly with software companies, content creation firms, technical consultants, and player and PC manufacturers to help advise clients on the best solutions for their needs. Working with leading resellers and integrators, with experience with these complex systems, ensures that end clients maximize their investments in digital signage.</p><p>How has Planar partnered with you in the digital signage ecosystem? Tell us at Twitter using the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" target="_blank">#PlanarExperience.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/6/10/collaboration-it-s-a-small-world-after-all/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>With the growth of Skype and Apple¡¯s FaceTime, shared desktop, and annotation, supplementing professional video conferencing tools, the market for digital displays for collaboration continues to grow. Sharing a presentation. Writing, highlighting, and sketching on a common work surface. Seeing the person speak ?to build trust and aid in communication. Creating new opportunities for shared ideas and experiences. These are the things that collaboration is all about.</p><p>As more and more employees are working from remote locations, whether they be far-flung field or home offices, the need to use technology to make the world smaller has never been greater.?<a href="http://www.planar.com">Planar</a> products are often used in these collaborative environments. From Planar<span>?</span> UltraLux<span>?</span> displays installed in conference rooms to <a href="http://www.planar.com/matrix">Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span> 3D </a>video walls installed in academic simulation environments, the opportunities for collaboration enabled with display technologies, abound. Combined with network video sources, collaboration software, and room controls, today¡¯s conference rooms are high-tech and highly engaging.</p><p>Where have you used Planar product in a collaboration application? Tell us about it on Twitter using the hashtag<a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" target="_blank"> #PlanarExperience</a>. We¡¯d love to hear from you!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/6/4/what-if-plato-had-three-planar-monitors/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There has been plenty of research showing that <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/vibe.aspx">multiple</a> monitors and or <a href="http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/64317/interact2003-productivitylargedisplays.pdf">larger</a> monitors on the desktop improve productivity and satisfaction. Example of such research comes from companies like Microsoft, HP, and Apple. But can three or more monitors change your life and extend your mind?? That is exactly what Alex Wilhelm postured in this interesting <a href="http://thenextweb.com/lifehacks/2013/04/23/how-to-arrange-your-desk-for-maximum-productivity/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheNextWeb+%28The+Next+Web+All+Stories%29">article</a> on workspace productivity. If you are ready for a mind extending experience consider adding a Planar<span>?</span> <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/helium/" title="Helium">Helium<span>?</span></a> Windows 8 touch display or our beautifully designed 27¡± QHD display to your desktop. With native 2560x1440 resolution, the <a href="#" title="PXL2790MW">Planar<span>?</span> PX2790MW </a>delivers 77% more resolution than a Full HD monitor.?If you are still working in Full HD, our QHD display will blow your mind. And if you are seeking an even more epistemological experience consider mounting theses displays on one of Planar¡¯s? double or triple display <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/accessories/desktop/">desk stands</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/5/29/something-a-little-different/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The test of a trusting relationship is whether or not you can call in the middle of the night or ask for a favor to make something ¡°just right.¡± We love the trusting, long-term relationship with our customers. They aren¡¯t afraid to call our<a href="#" title="Reliability"> 24x7 </a>hotline in the middle of the night if a problem arises. They come back to us project after project. And they are not afraid to ask for favors.</p><p>The ability to be flexible and offer customized solutions is one of the things that sets Planar apart. Our products are modular and customizable. We offer on-site services and programs for the ultimate in support. And day in and day out, we work creatively with our customers to find the best solution to their display needs.</p><p>What has Planar done for you that is a little different? Something above and beyond that made a difference to you and your business. Let us know on Twitter using the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" target="_blank">#PlanarExperience</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/5/23/best-in-business/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar desktop and touch monitors have been known for over a decade for their industry-leading warranty. 3 years of coverage with 2nd day delivery of an advanced replacement to minimize downtime is what makes the <a href="#" title="CustomerFirst Warranty">C</a><a href="#" title="CustomerFirst Warranty">ustomer First 3-year warranty<span>?</span></a> so unique. The warranty is supported by 24x7 hot line support with trained and caring technicians who are not incented to get off the phone quickly (as is so common in large call centers), but rather for customer satisfaction. This warranty also applies to the PS Series large format display screens as well, making them a great choice for customers looking to deploy digital signage.</p><p>The warranty for other products in the line, from video walls to home theater products, are extremely competitive and allow our customers to buy from Planar with confidence. Additional service offerings allow the standard warranties to be enhanced or extended to meet the customer¡¯s needs.</p><p>What makes Planar¡¯s warranty and service programs special? We¡¯d love to hear from you on Twitter using the hashtag <a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" target="_blank">#PlanarExperience.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/5/16/from-0-to-60-the-importance-of-responsiveness/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>My husband is a car guy. You know the type. The person who can effortless memorize performance statistics about cars and talk about them without tiring. And one statistic that he cares a lot about is acceleration performance (the length of time it takes to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour or equivalent) as an indication of raw power (relative to weight and other factors). A great 0-to-60 measurement generally results in great off-the-line responsiveness. When you hit the gas, you expect things to happen. In fact, you rely upon it. It is the foundation of your relationship with the automobile. You interact and it responds. And car guys like my husband believe, that the car should respond by pushing you back against your seat and raising your heart rate.</p><p><br />The same is true in other relationships. When there is an action, there should be a prompt reaction. At <a href="http://www.planar.com">Planar</a>,?we work hard to be responsive.</p><ul><li>To customer support issues that arise from time to time.</li><li>To market dynamics that cause customers to have new needs and requirements.</li><li>To the channel partners and customers who might need flexibility and creativity from us.?</li></ul><p>This responsiveness is demonstrated regularly in our high net-promoter customer satisfaction scores, our industry reputation, and the growing roster of case studies and success stories that are shared by our customers.</p><p><br />What is your favorite story of Planar responsiveness? Share it on Twitter using the hashtag <a href="http://twitter.com/planarsystems" target="_blank">#PlanarExperience</a>. Or, if your 0-to-60 story requires more than 140 characters, you can share it via our online feedback form, on our Facebook page, or with your account manager. We¡¯d love to hear from you.</p><p><em>By Jennifer Davis, VP of Marketing, Planar Systems</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/5/8/when-image-experience-matters/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Several years ago, Planar adopted the tagline ¡°<a href="http://www.planar.com">When Image Experience Matters</a>¡±, each word selected because it is packed with meaning for our customers.</p><p><strong>When</strong>: Not all display needs are equal. The numerical read-out on your desk phone or the display in your wristwatch have certain requirements, and digital signage installations or a video wall in a control room have others.?</p><p><strong>Image</strong>: Planar is a display company at its core, so it is all about the image. The video performance. The vivid colors. The resolution. The brightness. The contrast between the deepest blacks and the most luminous whites.?</p><p><strong>Experience:</strong> This is a word that is growing in importance to the company. It goes beyond putting an image on the wall. It is about the experience of the viewer, or in growing fashion, the interactor. The things they see, not just what is shown. The response they have, not just what is presented.</p><p><strong>Matters</strong>: Our customers highly value the partnership and products that they get from Planar. Those things lead to better business outcomes.</p><p><br />Which of these words relates best to your experience with Planar and our products? We¡¯d love to hear from you on Twitter using the hashtag <a href="http://www.twitter.com">#PlanarExperience</a> and follow us at @planarsystems.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/5/2/the-birth-of-the-interactor-planar-drives-interactive-experiences/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The world is buzzing about interactivity with nearly 11 million Google searches every month on the topic. Among our customers and clients, the conversations around digital signage are trending more towards creating interactive experiences. At it¡¯s heart, interactivity is the intersection of information science, communication, and industrial design. ?The interactivity can be as simple as sliders or buttons on a kiosk screen or something that enables content on the display to react to input from a mobile device or third-party data source, like social media streams. It is the push-and-pull of information or content based on physical action by the interactor.?Without an interactor, there is no interaction. No experience. No reason for the investment, the installation, or the effort.</p><p>Planar is enabling the interactor in two distinct ways:</p><p>1. Product innovation: Planar is a world leader in interactive touchscreen technology, recently pioneering desktop and video wall multi-touch in the market, with our Planar Helium and Clarity Matrix MultiTouch products, to name a few. Products as varied as 15¡± open-frame monitors to 80¡± Planar UltraLux digital signs are available in touchscreen variations and the product breadth continues to expand.</p><p><br />2. Partnerships: Some of the leading content development firms, marketing and branding agencies, designers, and software development companies rely on Planar technology to create experiences for their customers in retail, hospitality, corporate, and control room environments. We actively collaborate to deliver innovation, consult on new projects, and creatively explore the edges of what is technologically possible.</p><p><br />What are your favorite Planar interactive experiences? Let us know on Twitter using the hashtag<a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" target="_blank"> #PlanarExperience.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/4/23/trends-in-commercial-real-estate/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>From corporate cafeteria menu boards to hallway employee signage.? From lobby displays that tend architectural to meeting room displays for the ultimate in resolution and interactivity.?Corporations around the world utilize Planar technology for the ultimate in productivity. ? ?<br /> <br /> But the environments of this productivity are changing.? Over the past few years, we have seen dramatic changes in the commercial real estate market that are combining to change the look of offices and the opportunities for technology.</p><p><a href="http://www.planar.com/media/72030/planar_corporate_infographic.jpg"><img src="/media/236949/capture_297x136.jpg" alt="Capture" width="297" height="136" align="center" /></a></p><p>Small businesses, which make up the bulk of corporate enterprises, have real estate leases less than 10 years.? As a result, landlords are less likely to finance expensive and permanent tenant improvements.? This combined with the credit crunch has affected property financing overall.? This has resulted in more open concept workspaces and has increased workplace density.</p><p>Technology has enabled new ways of work, like telecommuting, that are enabled in open workspace environments.? Combine this with ADA-accessibility regulations and a desire for more environmentally sustainable business practices and the result is mobile computing, use of video conferencing systems, and the transformation of the meeting room from a place of passive engagement to one of interactivity, collaboration, and rapid decision making.</p><p>For more information on these trends, download the <a href="http://www.planar.com/media/72030/planar_corporate_infographic.jpg">Corporate At-A-Glance infographic</a>?or visit?<a href="http://www.planar.com/solutions/corporate/">http://www.planar.com/solutions/corporate/</a> ?for more details about Planar¡¯s solution for corporate environments.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/4/17/5-reasons-to-deploy-control-rooms/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Market leading corporations are deploying control rooms for monitoring and simulation at a rapid rate, especially in growing industries like the energy sector.</p><p>Some of the leading reasons to deploy control room solutions are as follows:<br />1) Big data visualization: corporations have more data than ever before and making sense of it requires a visualization solution as expansive and scalable as the data set.<br />2) Real-time monitoring: make the most of investments and protect critical infrastructure, with real-time monitoring solutions<br />3) Distributed data and video sources: IP network video sources and data locations are spread worldwide and to access them in a single location for quick decision making requires a great video wall and processing solution working in tandem<br />4) Simulation and data modeling: much less expensive than alternatives, the simulation market in government, military, oil &amp; gas, and corporate product development is growing. Adding 3D or interactivity is a great way to increase the effectiveness of the modeling exercises.<br />5) Keep pace with market expansion: Key sectors ranging from energy to security are experience rapid growth worldwide and control rooms are being deployed and reimagined to reflect the customer needs for reliability, convergence, and interactivity.</p><p style="padding-left: 60px;"><a href="http://www.planar.com/media/72039/planar_control_room_infographic.jpg" target="_blank" align="center"><img width="300" height="162" alt="Control Room Infographic" align="center" src="/media/222829/control-room-infographic_300x162.jpg"/></a></p><p>For more information, download the complete infographic at?<a href="/media/72039/planar_control_room_infographic.jpg">Control Room-at-a-Glance infographic</a>.</p><p>Planar is a pioneer in the control room, leading the industry to HD resolutions, 16:9 aspect ratios, to LED illuminated rear-projection displays, image processing, and flat panel LCD video walls. See <a href="http://www.planar.com/solutions/control-room/">http://www.planar.com/solutions/control-room/</a> for more details.</p><p></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/4/8/intel-nuc-and-planar-helium-create-a-winning-solution/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In September of 2012, I was at the Intel Developer Forum a preeminent technology conference for the Intel ecosystem. At this show, I saw an interesting device attached to a Planar<span>?</span> 27¡± Helium<span>?</span> touch display. The device was called a NUC which stands for the next unit of computing. The device is essentially a small computer about 4¡±x4¡±x2¡± that runs Windows (or Linux). What I found really cool about the NUC is how easily it attaches to the back of the Helium display, essentially turning Helium into an all-in-one like device, but with the added benefit of a flexible modular design.</p><p><img src="/media/216433/heliumnuc-blog.jpg" alt="Helium/NUC Blog" width="276" height="141" /></p><p><strong>NUC attached to Helium's VESA mount</strong></p><p>The setup is remarkably simple. In the NUC box there is a VESA mount plate and four screws to attach the plate to the VESA mount on the back of the Helium. Once the mount plate is attached to the Helium, the NUC is able to essentially snap to the back of Helium. Plug the HDMI and USB cable included with the Helium display into the NUC, and you just turned Helium into a full functioning touch screen computer.</p><p>Flexibility is the primary benefits of this type of solution over an integrated all-in-one. We¡¯ve talked about the features and flexibility of Helium: VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort input, and an ergonomic stand that adjust between 15 and 70 degrees. The helium also comes with an integrated webcam, USB hub and optimized multi-touch screen.</p><p>Like Helium, Intel¡¯s NUC is super flexible and is feature rich too. The NUC comes in several CPU flavors to optimize the solution to your particular performance and graphics needs. It has 2 PCIe connectors for flexible support of wireless and SSD configurations. Since the display and the NUC are separate, upgrades are easier and don¡¯t require chucking an entire solution. Moreover, the NUC is designed to integrate with Helium, so you still get all the benefits of Helium including the floating ergonomic stand, multi-touch points, webcam, and USB hub.</p><p>Recently, we worked with Intel and TechData to create four unique Helium/NUC packages. These packages are designed to meet your needs and range from bare-bone do-it-yourself solutions to ready-to-go solutions. We also developed special pricing around these SKUs enabling you to get a really great price on them. The offering is currently available through TechData and their resellers.</p><p><em>By Cris Derr, Product Director</em></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/3/28/in-depth-look-at-clarity-matrix-3d-cave2/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><p>The CineGrid International Workshop brings together experts from digital cinema, scientific visualization, networking, post production and education to share information about new workflows in creating, editing, distributing, restoring and archiving high resolution digital images and audio.?The CineGrid Workshop aims to produce new collaborations that foster growth across international boundaries.?</p><p>This video, taken during one of the workshops, tours the immersive CAVE2 at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL). ?The hybrid reality environment is comprised of Planar's Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> 3D Video Wall. ?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/lcd-video-walls/university-of-illinois">Read more about the CAVE2 installation</a>.? Learn more about Planar's <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/3d/" title="3D">Clarity?Matrix?3D Video Wall.</a></p><p>?</p><p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MIrnRZo9Ucs" frameborder="0" width="400" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/3/12/now-you-can-pin-planar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>A friend got me interested in Pinterest when she sent me a picture of a pair of a particularly-awesome pair of platform shoes.? Moments after setting up an account, I was hooked.? I have found it a great way to monitor trends, see new technology and products, get project ideas, and stalk, I mean follow, others with like interests. All from the convenience of my iPad or my Planar touchscreen monitor, of course.</p><p>We are happy to announce that Planar products, inspiring installations, tools, and new are now available on Pinterest.? There has never been a better way to explore Planar¡¯s digital display technology than with the videos and pictures posted on the fastest growing bookmarking site.? It provides the perfect supplement to the newly redesigned <a href="http://www.planar.com/" target="_blank">Planar</a> website and <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/" target="_blank">Case Studies App</a>.</p><p>Pinterest grew a mind-blowing 1,047% in 2012 and lead the pack in Nielsen¡¯s 2012 Social Media Report.? We are taking a market-leading position ourselves, being one of the first display companies to engage and leverage the Pinterest platform to share our technologies and the customer projects that our products enable.<br />Browse the Inspiration Gallery, Cool Tools, Planar Products, and Planar News boards at <a href="http://pinterest.com/planarsystems/" target="_blank">www.Pinterest.com/PlanarSystems</a>, follow Planar, and repin your favorites.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/3/6/a-thirty-something-gala-planar-applauds-storefront-for-art-and-architecture-s-30-years/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Storefront for Art and Architecture is turning 30 and to celebrate they hosted a gala and silent auction at 5 Beekman Street in New York City.? This former mansion of palatial scale sat idle for decades and is slated to be re-envisioned at a luxury hotel property.? But before construction began, the hundreds of guests at the gala were treated to its raw intimacy.? And the facility didn¡¯t disappoint.<br /><br /> The towering 9 story atrium with views of the cold night sky and the art installations throughout the building combined to create a unique immersive experience.? On the ground floor, facing up towards the towering ceiling were four Clarity? Matrix LCD Video Wall displays, spaced out amidst a paper art installation and running a loop of imagery.? It was visible from a walking path on the ground floor and also from balcony views from the 9th floor, where the party was held.<br /> <br />We thank Storefront, Eva Gilbert-Franch and her team, the board of directors, and the volunteers, artists, and advisors that made the event possible.?Learn more about the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall System.</a></p><div><img src="/media/196062/gala-ny_375x283.jpg" alt="Gala -ny" width="375" height="283" /></div><div>A close-up of the Clarity Matrix display as installated at 5 Beekman for the Storefront for Art + Architecture 30th Anniversary Gala.</div><p>?</p><div><img src="/media/196067/gala-ny2_333x248.jpg" alt="Gala -ny2" width="333" height="248" /></div><div>View looking down from the balcony of the 9th floor, with the bright Clarity Matrix displays glowing from the ground floor.</div><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/2/21/im-loving-it/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Ever since Daniel Pink published a travel tip about the <a href="http://www.danpink.com/2011/03/travel-tip-11-the-hidden-benefits-of-mickey-ds">hidden benefits of eating at McDonald¡¯s</a> when you travel internationally (you can get a clear picture of cultural and gastronomical differences in short order, pardon the pun), I have been fascinated by the differences in McDonald¡¯s menus around the world.? Chicken Mexican Wraps, a McRice burger, or lobster rolls are all on the menus at McDonald¡¯s somewhere (Mexico, Taiwan and Montreal, respectively).</p><div class="col-2" style="width: 550px;"><img src="/media/191609/mc-timesquare-ny_347x242.jpg" alt="Mc -timesquare -ny" width="347" height="242" /><br />Photo courtesy of McDonalds Times Square</div><div class="clear"><p>Fast forward to this past month when Portland-based brand fan, Jeb Boniakowski, posted an open letter to McDonald¡¯s executives on TheAwl.com suggesting that McDonald¡¯s create a McWorld in Times Square showcasing their food from all over the world.? ¡°The central attraction of a ground-floor level is a huge mega-menu that lists every item from every McDonald¡¯s in the world, because this McDonald¡¯s serves ALL of them.? There would probably have to be touch-screen gadgets to help you navigate the menu.? There would have to be whole screens just dedicated to the soda possibilities.? A concierge would offer suggestions¡­Maybe a bowl of Malaysian McDonald¡¯s Chicken Porridge or the McArabia Grilled Kofta, available in Pakistan and parts of the middle east,¡± he suggests.? In a city that epitomizes the melting pot of America, why not unite the ?world¡¯s fast food kitchens under the ubiquitous golden arches?</p><p>I could see the face of this McDonald¡¯s borrowing a page from Hollister¡¯s 5<sup>th</sup> avenue store playbook, building a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZx-yToULgg&amp;list=PL81D08C9EF2E4F578&amp;index=16">multi-story video wall fa?ade</a> that takes people into the places where this global collection of food.? Perhaps live camera feeds from various cities to give you a virtual street view.? A wall of <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22ZT-vD7APg&amp;list=PL2099CC65DBCEDE75&amp;index=7">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span></a> leading up the stairs that would tell the story of the people and places in a montage effect that is more architectural. ?They could do something similar to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVKQEfkmbQk&amp;list=PL81D08C9EF2E4F578&amp;index=9">Starbucks at Times Square</a> and create a social wall where citizens from all over the world can comment on their McDonald¡¯s experiences in real time and see them on signage in the store.? Complete with touch-screens where menu items could be browsed, food ordered, or favorites voted upon and shared socially.? As Jeb alluded, the tie-in with soft drink giant, Coca-Cola are obvious.? A vending machine, outfitted with a Planar<span>?</span> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5EFA90920C4FC832">LookThru<span>?</span> transparent display</a> could allow visitors to conduct their own blind taste tests of recipes across the world.? The possibilities for display, interaction, and collaboration are endless.? All the international appeal of the athletes village at the Olympic games, without the drug tests and judging scandals.? What a wonderful platform it would be for storytelling and brand-building on a large scale.</p><p>I regularly visit New York and can¡¯t wait to bring my souvenirs from McWorld!? Come on, let¡¯s make it happen!</p><p>-Jennifer Davis</p></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/2/4/clarity-matrix-3d-backbone-of-the-most-exquisite-virtual-reality-environment-ever-made/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<h4><img style="float: left;" src="/media/180210/matrix3d-evl-cave2-2-13_348x193.jpg" alt="Matrix 3D-evl -cave 2-2-13" width="348" height="193" />When UIC researchers couldn¡¯t buy the 3D technology they needed, Planar Systems made it for them</h4><p>The University of Illinois virtual reality environment, dubbed CAVE2, is approximately 24 feet in diameter and 8 feet tall, and consists of 72 near-seamless Clarity Matrix 3D LCD panels, a 36-node high-performance computer cluster, a 20-speaker surround audio system, a 10-camera optical tracking system and a 100-Gigabit/second connection to the outside world. CAVE2 provides users with a 320-degree panoramic environment for displaying information at 37 Megapixels in 3D or 74 Megapixels in 2D with a horizontal visual acuity of 20/20.</p><p>To build CAVE2, in 2010 EVL received funding from a U.S. National Science Foundation?economic stimulus grant and immediately began working with Planar Systems. At the time, thin-bezel, flat-panel, passive-stereo displays were not commercially available, so EVL consulted Planar and Planar was able to design the Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> 3D LCD Video Wall, which launched in January 2012. These systems were fine for the middle rows of CAVE2, but to a person standing inside CAVE2, the information displayed along the top and bottom rows would appear ghosted. ?With the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/3d/" title="3D">Clarity Matrix 3D LCD Video Wall</a>, the team was able to accommodate the off-axis vertical viewing angles.?</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2013/01/university-illinois-chicago-virtual-realitys-cave-pioneer">Read the full article featured in EDTECH Magazine</a></strong></p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/1/23/sound-design-features-planar-and-runco-displays-in-new-showroom/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div style="text-align: left;">Texas Runco dealer <a href="http://www.sounddesign-tx.com/">Sound Design</a>, recently updated their Horseshoe Bay main lobby showroom which now features three Runco and Planar displays.<br /> <br /> (Left to Right) <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar? Mosaic?</a> architectural display, Runco? Vistage? V-63HD, and <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar? Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span></a> 3x2 display.<br /> <br /> <iframe height="239" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qjWxd9m59uw" frameborder="0" width="425"></iframe></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/1/22/clarity-matrix-behind-the-scenes-security-for-the-presidential-inauguration/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div style="text-align: left;">During yesterday's Presidential Inauguration, the FBI Command Center in Washington DC relied on the <a href="http://www.planar.com/matrix">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall</a> to ensure all video and audio was delivered at the highest level of quality so operators could detect and act on security breaches before they became threats.<br /> <br /> Read more:<br /> <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57564822/behind-the-scenes-security-for-the-presidential-inauguration/">http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57564822/behind-the-scenes-security-for-the-presidential-inauguration/</a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/1/14/windows-8-touch-in-retail-an-interview-with-david-kelley/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>NRF32013By Cris Derr, Product Director, Planar Systems</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hLblAXV0lC0/UO949VRXfII/AAAAAAAAAC0/JorefzWq-_s/s1600/wirestone.png" border="0" alt="" /></div></div><p>This week Planar will be at National Retail Federation Annual Convention and Expo in NY. Planar will be showing several exciting touch products throughout the show, so I thought I would ask David Kelley, Wirestone¡¯s UX Architect and Microsoft MVP, about the impact Windows 8 in retail.</p><blockquote class="tr_bq">We know Windows 8 as a consumer product, but is there any reason to think Windows 8 will impact digital signage for retailers?<br /> <br /> DK: Windows 8 by itself won¡¯t increase the impact of digital signage but it is an enabling factor in allowing the trend towards more interactive retail space and digital signage to continue. One of the big trends right now is the move towards ubiquitous computing meaning that computers will be more and more part of everything we do and part of our environment. This more immersive interactive computing experience will hold true in emerging digital retail experiences as well. Windows 8 is an incremental improvement for emerging experiences over what could be done using prior technology such as Windows7/WPF. A key element of Windows 8 being the complete integration of Touch and Touch API¡¯s which makes it easier to build these kinds of digital experiences. At Wirestone, for example, Windows 8 is seeping into our work which is including more touch retail experiences.<br /> <br /> Does Windows 8 make it easier to create interactive digital signage applications?<br /> <br /> DK: Yes, to a point, Windows 8 makes it easier to build touch enabled applications with a more uniform API/framework then we had with say flash, Silverlight or WPF. It is not a revolution but an incremental improvement.<br /> <br /> Consumers are used to using touch screen in retail, for example to enter debit pin numbers; with Windows 8 focus on multi-touch can we expect more interactive and dynamic applications in retail?<br /> <br /> DK: We have done a number of studies of touch and multi-touch in retail and for the most part multi-touch is a very small percentage of what is important in UX design for public, architectural, or retail touch experiences. Where ¡®multi-touch¡¯ is really important is for touch experiences large enough for more than one person to interact with the screen, and when viewing image galleries such as a product catalog where users really expect to pinch and zoom. If an experience has anything that vaguely looks like an image gallery you must implement multi-touch or consumers will get frustrated. For the time being these are going to be the two driving forces behind the need for multi-touch in interactive retail experiences. Developers will need to accommodate for the experiences. The good news is that Windows 8 provides all the infrastructure for making this fairly easy where previously this was difficult and could cause lot of UX problems for users or lots of engineering problems for developers.<br /> <br /> Are there other unique retail experiences you see coming that will be enabled by Windows 8?<br /> <br /> DK: This really gets to the trend towards ubiquitous computing. With technologies like touch being fully baked we have additional emerging technologies such as NFC (Near Field), QR code type technologies, vision based systems like Kinect, voice and other sensor technologies that will all coalescence around further ubiquitous computing. In the short term we will see the ability to go into a store buy something tap a device, pay for it and tap your device to a POS device and get a token allowing some x y or z feature, service or product. We will see systems like xbox glass where I can swipe things off a touch wall onto your local device or slate. This will emerge as more the norm in conferences or public spaces with touch walls, and in specialty shops like the Apple Store or the Microsoft Store where the digital experience is part of the reason for going inside.<br /> <br /> Will retailers require any different hardware to take advantage of Windows 8?<br /> <br /> DK: Windows 8 more or less runs twice as fast in half the hardware so there is less of a need to upgrade computers but more of a need to upgrade the displays to include touch. Windows 8 w/o touch is like calculator w/o buttons. To take advantage of windows 8 you really need not just touch but multi-touch especially for large retail displays.<br /> <br /> Thank you for your time today, David.</blockquote><p><br /> If you are interested in implementing multi-touch solution in your retail environment, Planar makes a variety of multi-touch displays from 15" to video walls. Visit our website to learn more about <a href="/products/" title="Products">Planar products</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2013/1/7/trends-in-shopping-an-av-installers-guide-to-digital-signage-innovation/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It used to be the shopping and buying were co-located. That is no longer the case. You shop online for the features, reviews, best price then buy in a store. Or shop in a store, for fit or function and then purchase online. Retailers have bemoaned Amazon¡¯s Price Check app that allows mobile phone users to scan barcodes right in the store and browse for a better price. This sophisticated, connected shopper is turning retail on its ear - and creating new opportunities for innovative product merchandising.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ddionline.com/">DDi</a> recently published their ¡°State of the Design Industry 2012¡± report which relayed trends from retailers as they innovate and engage with customers. The industry is rapidly adopting new digital technologies, reacting to consumer trends. Yet one survey respondent commented ¡°It¡¯s still about product presentation, whether it¡¯s on the web or on the corner.¡± So, whether it¡¯s a mobile app, e-commerce online store or a showroom on a busy high street, the shopping experience should create brand loyalty, be informative and engaging. The goal is to turn shoppers into buyers, no matter where they choose to transact.<br /> <br /> So, how can AV installers help their retail clients keep pace?<br /> <br /> 1) Help them leverage their content and build their brand<br /> <br /> Retailers have access to great digital content, by and large. Either they are a multi-brand ¡°department¡± store with access to branded content from their suppliers or they are a brand unto themselves. Content created for the web or for traditional broadcast or print advertising is a goldmine for digital signage implementations in their stores. Bring that brand experience to the shopping or buying locations by utilizing the same graphics and video in other aspects of their integrated marketing.<br /> <br /> 2) Help them find new ways to fund digital signage deployments<br /> <br /> A lot of retailers have contracts with the brands they represent that enables them market development funds, co-op dollars or other incentives that they can deploy to grow their business. For instance, Coca-Cola provides its retailers funds, based on annual sales and other metrics, that can be deployed in local advertising or in-store displays. If retailers are not fully taking advantage of these programs or negotiating programs with vendors that might not have offered them in the past, they are missing out on an opportunity to subsidize digital signage and merchandising technologies.<br /> <br /> 3) Help them think outside the box... or the store<br /> <br /> Paco Underhill, a leading consultant to retailers and noted author, has speculated that in the future you would go into a retail store, scan a bar code and see the item (a garment at a women¡¯s clothing store, let¡¯s say) as it appeared in a commercial, on the red carpet on a famous celebrity or on your friend connected through a social network. These connections of content within and outside the store can help speed up the sales process and provide further engagement to the customer. Your partnership with their ad agency, the mobile development studio and their merchandising groups can help you, as their preferred AV provider, provide consultative, game-changing advice that helps them differentiate their business.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/12/10/dear-santa/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Dear Santa,<br /><br />I have been very good this year. I am hoping that you can make all my dreams come true and bring me the best gift of all: Pixel Paint.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z-hQ6k_cpws/UL-tcBuUxWI/AAAAAAAAACg/xyjcTPQQC2g/s1600/small-present-from-santa.jpg"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Z-hQ6k_cpws/UL-tcBuUxWI/AAAAAAAAACg/xyjcTPQQC2g/s200/small-present-from-santa.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="200" /></a></div><p>This amazing emissive material could be slathered onto the wall like latex paint (VOC-free, of course) and be patterned to any shape, size, or scale. I could fill the wall or paint stripes. It would not require a projector or other sort of display device. It would be a display. <br /><br />Using wireless technology for power and input source, I¡¯d be able to take my new media player, which is also on my Christmas list, or my handy-dandy laptop and fill the entire painted surface with the design or video of my choosing. It would make my little heart burst with excitement to see that paint come to life in a wall of pixel perfection!<br /><br />I would like you to leave a few gallons of Pixel Paint under the tree. I¡¯ll be sitting back, updating the playlists and schedules, nestled next to the roaring fire eggnog in hand.<br /><br />So, my jolly good elf, thank you in advance for making my holiday wish come true!<br /><br />Yours Truly,<br /><span style="font-family: script; font-size: 1.5em;">Jennifer</span><br /><br />P.S. Say ¡°hi¡± to Rudolph for me and remind him not to eat the shrubbery this year.<br /><br /></p><hr /><p><br />Dear Jennifer,<br /><br />Thank you for your letter. We checked our list and although you have been extremely good (great job taking care of all those new digital signage customers, by the way), we don¡¯t have any pixels that paint on. We have paint-by-number books. We have painted lady butterfly coaster sets. We have a software program called Paint, but we hear you already have that installed on your handy-dandy laptop. So, we sent our elves back to the drawing board to find something that will tide you over until technology catches up with your vision.<br /><br />Normally, we don¡¯t tell you what we will be bringing you, as that ruins the surprise. However in this case we need to make arrangements ahead of time, because your gift doesn¡¯t easily down the chimney. Instead of decking the halls, you¡¯ll want to open the delivery dock for a delivery of a tiled LCD video wall system that you use as a wall covering. Something flexible enough to orient however you want, wherever you want. Something that matches the spirit of painted pixels without the muss and fuss.<br /><br />We hope you enjoy your present!<br /><br />Love,<br /><span style="font-family: script; font-size: 1.5em;">Santa</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/11/15/planar-helium-gets-an-invite-to-exclusive-windows-8-insiders-party/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div style="text-align: left;"><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="tr-caption-container" align="center" style="text-align: right; margin-left: 1em; float: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w5EhxCEwpJ4/UKVV1J8WOkI/AAAAAAAAACM/-k0ysaZIMt8/s1600/helium-win-8-launch-party.jpg"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w5EhxCEwpJ4/UKVV1J8WOkI/AAAAAAAAACM/-k0ysaZIMt8/s320/helium-win-8-launch-party.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Developers exploring Windows 8 on the Planar Helium Multi-touch Display</td></tr></tbody></table>Planar 27" Helium? Multi-touch Displays have attracted much attention since the launch of Windows 8. David Kelley, Principal Architect at Wirestone wrote the ¡°giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8.¡± Windows Phone Developer and Microsoft MVP, Kelly White, said in his blog: ¡°After using the Helium I absolutely regret the HP TouchSmart monitors.¡± And Cindy Davis, Editor-in-Chief at TechDecisions, gave <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://techdecisions.co/higher-ed/planar-systems-launches-27-inch-multi-touch-monitor-in-time-for-windows-8/" target="_blank" title="Tech Decisions Planar Helium Review">Helium</a> the ¡°best review I could give.¡±<br /><br />On October 30th Helium got another kudos when I along with several Planar Helium displays were invited to Microsoft W8 Insiders Launch Party in Seattle Washington. The party was held on a cruise ship and this invitation only event included more than a hundred leading developers from around the world. Six Helium units were paired with W8 tablets to create ¡°experiential zones¡± to show the latest Windows 8 apps. The attendees were encouraged to explore the apps through Helium and tweet about their impressions.<br /><br />One of my favorite tweets came from Jake Poznanski who said ¡°The #1 thing I've learned at the #BLDWIN #GenApp #DPE Boat Party is how cool the Planar displays are #Windows8.¡±<br /><br />We couldn¡¯t agree more, and we think once you experience Helium you will too. Helium is the perfect displays for pairing with a Windows 8 tablet, Ultrabook? or PC. Its unique and beautiful design also makes it perfect in retails and kiosk locations.<br /><br />- Cris Derr</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/10/22/clarity-matrix-installation-featured-in-signage-solutions-magazine/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The September/October issue of Signage Solutions Magazine features an article on the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall</a> installation at the New York Historical Society Museum &amp; Library the installation, by Planar Reseller partner Electrosonic, features a 5x2 Clarity Matrix <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/mx/" title="MX">MX55</a> video wall in portrait orientation. Upon entrance to the facility, visitors see the Clarity Matrix video wall with historical art displayed on the wall and the video wall comes to life when a visitor stands in front of the wall sounds can be heard and the image begins to move, making the painting come to life.<br /><br />Check out Planar¡¯s full profile on our Case Study app: <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/museums/new-york-historical-society-museum-and-library">http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/museums/new-york-historical-society-museum-and-library</a></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nMgbLoT-BZ4/UIWye59wXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/fh4_wJT0l3U/s1600/SS7_4352.jpg"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-nMgbLoT-BZ4/UIWye59wXbI/AAAAAAAAAAM/fh4_wJT0l3U/s320/SS7_4352.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="212" /></a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/9/20/the-newly-released-planar-helium-multi-touch-monitor-lights-up-the-windows-8-experience/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The launch of Planar's brand new multi-touch desktop monitor line is already off to a great start with the introduction of the <span style="font-family: inherit;">Planar? Helium?</span> family and the debut of a 27-inch model. "The giant 27-inch Planar Helium display really brings out the best in Windows 8," says David Kelly, Principal UX Architect &amp; Microsoft MVP of [wire]stone. "As a firm focused on touch experiences with numerous touch-enabled applications for Windows 8, we're using the monitor to develop and test out all of our applications. The high quality touch experience and combined feature set of the Planar Helium monitor has really improved our development time to market, as well as our overall workflow with Windows 8."</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y_hViHWsnwY/UFtUwQ48xII/AAAAAAAAAFM/Y71tDdOXCe8/s1600/helium-win8-(2).gif"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Y_hViHWsnwY/UFtUwQ48xII/AAAAAAAAAFM/Y71tDdOXCe8/s320/helium-win8-(2).gif" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="180" /></a></div><p>Designed to improve user productivity, the Planar Helium multi-touch monitor is ideal for software developers, enterprise users and individual technology enthusiasts. Businesses will benefit from high-quality presentations, easier data analysis, and collaboration features for improved decision making. Consumers, gamers and technology enthusiasts will enjoy the robust touch experience on a large display. <br /><br /><a href="https://techdecisions.co/higher-ed/planar-systems-launches-27-inch-multi-touch-monitor-in-time-for-windows-8/" target="_blank" title="Tech Decisions Planar Helium Review">TechDecision's, Editor-in-Chief, Cindy Davis was able to get her hands on one to test it out</a>. "I took to the Planar Helium, 27-inch multi-touch desktop monitor and Windows 8 like a two-year-old to an iPad." says Cindy Davis. "Other than the outstanding quality of the display and the fast response time, the greatest benefits of this display are simple: It integrates multi-touch, a computer tablet or ultra-book, a webcam, microphone and you can plug a keyboard directly into the monitors." In her own words Cindy thinks that Apple finally has a competitor. <br /><br />The Planar 27-inch Helium really is the ultimate touch-screen experience. By using the same projected capacitive touch technology found in smart phones, the Planar Helium monitor delivers 20 simultaneous touch points that recognize touch input from finger, thin gloved hand or conductive stylus.<br /><br />The Planar Helium 27-inch monitor will be available in early October 2012 through Planar's network of authorized resellers. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/helium">http://www.planar.com/helium</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/9/19/innovative-technology-can-bring-modernization-to-retail-environments/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Retailers are always looking for new ways to attract customers into their store through window displays. Not only is this the most expensive real estate in retail, well-fashioned window displays can turn ordinary merchandise into brand experiences that keep people coming to and talking about the store.<br /><br />As part of a workshop at <a href="http://www.pratt.edu/" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>, entitled Form and Technology, Ben Nimes envisioned a new style of storefront window utilizing <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar? LookThru?</a> transparent LCD technology. In this futuristic design, the manikins are nude and the transparent displays animate with a live fashion show of clothing and accessories. Perhaps in a carousel of options or something that viewers on the street can select using an integrated touch or gesture system. The enclosed space behind the glass could be well-lit not only to show off the merchandise, but to maximize the contrast of the imagery on the display face.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g_1W9uq4ejY/UFdR1vxC7bI/AAAAAAAAAE8/p6J1ZX-YEso/s1600/retail.jpg"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-g_1W9uq4ejY/UFdR1vxC7bI/AAAAAAAAAE8/p6J1ZX-YEso/s320/retail.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="192" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Photo courtesy of Pratt</div><p><br />Planar has pioneered transparent flat panel displays, offering the first commercially-available product, based on electroluminescent technology, in the late 1990s. Since then the innovations have continued with a line-up of standard, full-color products, beginning with the revolutionary 32¡± diagonal Planar LookThru Display Box. With the Planar LookThru technology this is a vision that could very possibly turn into reality!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/9/4/architectural-video-walls-redefining-interior-space/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><p>New leading-edge technology and architectural video walls are certainly redefining interior spaces. The design imagined by Ben Nimes at Pratt Institute during the Form and Technology workshop illustrates a new innovative way to truly captivate an audience using technology like the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" target="_blank" title="Mosaic">Planar? Mosaic?</a> architectural video wall system. In their design concept, not only is the display face engaging, but the entire unit itself moves to interact with the viewer as they approach and traverse the wall bringing the space to life.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-af0JryIHeTQ/UEY2zBwl3RI/AAAAAAAAAEY/qSYcn_oeu-A/s1600/MovingPanel.jpg"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-af0JryIHeTQ/UEY2zBwl3RI/AAAAAAAAAEY/qSYcn_oeu-A/s320/MovingPanel.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="213" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;">Photo courtesy of Pratt</div><p><br />The Planar Mosaic family includes three different tiles shapes and sizes, including a truly square LCD tile which presents entirely new opportunities for architectural expression. Whether it is the lobby of a corporate office, healthcare or education facility, or in a retail showroom or window display, Planar Mosaic creates a space that is memorable, impactful and timeless. <br /><br />This goes to show how the possibilities are endless when you mix a little creativity with leading-edge technology.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/8/31/no-matter-your-politics/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w7lOVWWkNxU/UD5KI--RaoI/AAAAAAAAADw/UjeVXh3tTn4/s1600/RNC_stage.jpg"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-w7lOVWWkNxU/UD5KI--RaoI/AAAAAAAAADw/UjeVXh3tTn4/s1600/RNC_stage.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></div><p><br />If you want to replicate the layered look that took center stage at the Republican National Convention, look no further than <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" target="_blank" title="Mosaic">Planar? Mosaic?</a>. Fill your wall with different video tile shapes and sizes, including the perfectly square tile. Create one big image or drive each separately. Use the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/designer-software/" target="_blank" title="Designer Software">Mosaic Project Designer? Online</a> to design your own!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/8/22/planar-providing-ultra-high-definition-viewing-experience-for-londons-oakley-safehouse/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The London Oakley Safehouse is a place that Oakley created and designed specifically for their athletes competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. Oakley took extraordinary measures to create a safe haven for the athletes to relax and escape the craziness of the Olympic Games.<br /><br />In the video, the Safehouse DJ, Thux, takes you on a tour of the technology used to run their audio and video.<br /><br />One of their media areas features two Planar video walls that consist of nine 46" <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity LED Series</a> displays. The video wall allowed athletes to enjoy high definition viewing of the Games with live sports feeds of events displayed from two channels at once. DJ Thux goes on to describe Planar as having, "exceptional video walls¡­ the quality is pristine." <br /><br />The Oakley Safehouse effectively developed a space that focused on design while emphasizing community. Planar was proud to contribute to this atmosphere by providing the ultimate viewing experience for athletes during the Games.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/8/17/planar-products-like-art-work-themselves/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/" target="_blank">Hiroshi Sugimoto</a>, an internationally-acclaimed Japanese photographer, is best known for his hand-printed black and white photos, which are grounded in his Newtonian study of light and color. He had an ingenious idea of photographing an entire movie in a historic movie theater. Opening the shutter in the opening act and closing it after the credits roll. This long exposure creates a predictable, yet still magical, glowing white image as all the colors in the film combine to create white light. This white light illuminates the majestic architecture and detail of the theater. In the picture below, the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan is uniquely illuminated with this reflected light from the movie screen. <br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6NfQT_a4pg0/UCFcP5lOZEI/AAAAAAAAADM/7AKp1FjiG_8/s1600/01Michigan-1980.jpg"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6NfQT_a4pg0/UCFcP5lOZEI/AAAAAAAAADM/7AKp1FjiG_8/s320/01Michigan-1980.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="248" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Wallpaper*</em></div><p><br />When I think about Planar and our own leading-edge design products, one can¡¯t help but think of the parallels to Sugimoto¡¯s work. When installed in retail stores, airports, or control room environments, Planar¡¯s products not only display useful data, rich imagery, or the essence of brand they are also sources of light, illuminating the space. If Sugimoto was to photograph Planar displays in action, we would find the white glow, representing an accumulation of color, design, and motion, highlighting the architecture of the space in which it is installed. <br /><br />The <a href="/products/large-format-displays/" target="_parent" title="Large Format Displays">Planar? UltraLux?</a> product line would be a great product to capture in this way. Designed from the ground up to be an object of beauty, as well as utility, the line of large format displays, ranging from 60¡± to 80¡±, could really light up a room and clients are finding that the addition of these digital signage monitors really transforms the space, providing a canvas for expression and information.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/8/16/runco-broadens-award-winning-lightstyle-series-with-high-bright-ls-10hbd-projector/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SyiFiPJk9Zo/UC07sjcHLoI/AAAAAAAAADc/tkbelywN9XQ/s1600/102142-001_LS-10_frontnew.jpg"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SyiFiPJk9Zo/UC07sjcHLoI/AAAAAAAAADc/tkbelywN9XQ/s200/102142-001_LS-10_frontnew.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="155" /></a></div><p>Introducing the new Runco? LightStyle LS-10HBd projector. Part of Runco¡¯s award winning LightStyle Series, the LS-10HBd creates stunning video at a scale unattainable by other display types. It will provide homeowners exceptional entertainment value without compromising video quality or scale. <br /><br />With its 3-chip, 1080p design and stunning brightness, the LS-10HBd opens up new projections possibilities in the home. The incredible brightness, along with the ISF? Day and Night modes of the LS-10HBd, make it possible for families to truly get the most from their DVDs and Blu-ray? discs, television programming, internet video, and computer-based media and spectacular sizes, without compromising the room¡¯s design or d¡¡cor.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/8/9/planar-lookthru-display-box-adapted-into-multiple-industries/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Earlier this summer <a href="http://www.pratt.edu/" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a> hosted the Form and Technology workshop under leadership of Scott VanderVoort. The goal of this workshop was to intersect the latest Planar products with the fresh creativity of Pratt¡¯s design students and thought leaders.<br /><br />The students spent a lot of time working with a sample of the <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" target="_blank" title="Transparent Displays">32¡± Planar? LookThru?</a> transparent display. <br /><br />During this workshop the students at Pratt Institute generated ideas of how Planar¡¯s pioneering transparent technology could be incorporated into different industry settings. Here are two inspiring creations the Pratt team envisioned using the transparent LCD surface glass. <br /><br />1)Jacob Turetsky suggested the use of the Planar LookThru in a medical laboratory environment. Allowing researchers the ability to have everything they need, from charts, graphs or other information, accessible right on the screen in front of them as they worked in a sterile environment.</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G1Rd2M3oRzA/UCFVFdiqLBI/AAAAAAAAAC0/Y6NE-4UdfAE/s1600/medical_interface.jpg"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G1Rd2M3oRzA/UCFVFdiqLBI/AAAAAAAAAC0/Y6NE-4UdfAE/s200/medical_interface.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="172" height="200" /></a><em>Photo courtesy of Pratt</em></div><p><br />2)Louis Chang took a different approach combining the ubiquitous household microwave with the Planar LookThru. This concept allows all of the information to be digitally displayed on the door, then disappearing to be able to view the contents inside.</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vS-F8M6tYdA/UCFVQlFcijI/AAAAAAAAAC8/YI3rKQmC4xI/s1600/Microwave.jpg"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vS-F8M6tYdA/UCFVQlFcijI/AAAAAAAAAC8/YI3rKQmC4xI/s200/Microwave.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="125" /></a><em>Photo courtesy of Pratt</em></div><p><br />These are perfect examples of how Planar LookThru can be used and adapted into different industry environments. From a scientist trying to uncover medical mysteries to a mother preparing family dinner, Planar LookThru ignites the next decade of transparent display innovation.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/8/7/planar-clarity-matrix-shown-in-kgw-news-segment-on-elemental-technologies/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>KGW News Channel 8 did a segment on how NBC and BBC have sought out a local Portland, Oregon company for live Olympic Games coverage. <a href="http://www.elementaltechnologies.com/" target="_blank">Elemental Technologies</a> is a small start up that specializes in finding ways to better stream live video. Their software will bring the Olympic Games to local audiences no matter where they are and no matter which device they are using. <br /><br />Elemental Technologies located in downtown Portland, is home to a <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar? Clarity? Matrix</a> LCD video wall system. This helps them view and show off more clearly what they are working on with outstanding visual performance and uninterrupted 24/7 operation.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/7/26/planar-lookthru-featured-in-second-storys-experiment-with-face-tracking-and-reactive-content/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.secondstory.com/" target="_blank">Second Story</a> in Portland, Oregon is currently featuring Planar¡¯s <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" target="_blank" title="Transparent Displays">LookThru? Display Box</a> as part of an experiment into uncharted territory with face-tracking and reactive content. Their technique of combining the LookThru and a Kinnect for Windows Sensor with Second Story software has created something truly unique, allowing them to augment a physical object with digital labels, and adapt the display to the viewer¡¯s perspective. This creates a very personal experience for each individual viewer and endless possibilities for showcasing products across multiple industries. <br /><br />The Planar LookThru incorporates a transparent 32-inch display in an enclosed showcase that is fronted with a clear glass surface featuring Planar¡¯s ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics?) technology that can display multimedia content in front of products placed inside the unit with amazing color illumination and contrast.<br /><br /><br />To view Second Story¡¯s experiment see the video below.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="300" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/46121440?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="400"></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/7/24/commercial-grade-digital-signage-displays-capture-the-attention-of-customers-in-retail-environments-better-than-your-typical-big-box-televisions/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div><a style="clear: right; cssfloat: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_z4ilaQ7VY/UA7hHG9nkPI/AAAAAAAAACg/Cvx19y7dDU4/s1600/ps-retail-displays.png"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-r_z4ilaQ7VY/UA7hHG9nkPI/AAAAAAAAACg/Cvx19y7dDU4/s200/ps-retail-displays.png" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="115" /></a>Digital displays are a modern way to capture the attention of customers and bring added visual entertainment to the environment, which has led to an increasing adoption rate of digital signage in retail stores. Taking a closer look at commercial-grade displays versus TVs from your local warehouse, there are numerous benefits to the use of commercial-grade displays in a retail setting.</div><div style="border-bottom: medium none; border-left: medium none; border-right: medium none;"><br /><ul><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Commercial-grade LCD displays support extended usage up to 24 hours per day.</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">They emit higher levels of brightness so messaging and images can be displayed boldly even in well-lit? environment.</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Their durable bezel and enclosure design protects the display from environmental conditions even in high traffic spaces.</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">They are compatible with media players and other sources, making installation quick and easy.</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">They offer the ability to control the display remotely or through a network connection.</li></ul><div><a href="#" target="_blank" title="PS">Planar¡¯s PS-Series</a> line of displays provides a full array of commercial-grade features, is offered in a multiple sizes with a wide range of display choices and includes ultra-thin, energy-efficient LED backlighting, touch, and high brightness options.</div><div></div><div></div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/7/11/the-society-for-information-display-awards-planar-chief-scientist-adi-abileah-with-the-otto-schade-prize/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vMRsoc8Jh5o/T_39rkQBV2I/AAAAAAAAAB4/b2CU13i660A/s1600/DSC_7122a.jpg"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vMRsoc8Jh5o/T_39rkQBV2I/AAAAAAAAAB4/b2CU13i660A/s320/DSC_7122a.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="266" /></a></div><p><br />Adi Abileah, Planar's Chief Scientist in the Technology Group, was recognized in early June by <a href="http://www.sid.org/">The Society for Information Display (SID)</a>, with the Otto Schade Prize. The prize is awarded for an outstanding scientific or technical achievement in, or in contribution to, the advancement of functional performance and / or image quality of information displays.<br /><br />Adi was specifically recognized by SID ¡°for his many outstanding contributions to the enhancement of the functional performance of displays, including contrast, brightness, viewing angle, gray-scale resolution, and stereoscopic imagining.¡±<br /><br />In addition to his 34 U.S. patents, mostly related to displays and backlights, Adi is the director of the Pacific Northwest SID chapter, has presented many technical papers and seminars at SID, SPIE, and OSA conferences, and has made significant contributions to the development of Planar¡¯s displays, backlights and enhancement techniques since joining the company in 1998.<br /><br />"Having the caliber of display prowess Adi brings to Planar is a great asset, and this recognition from SID in the Otto Schade Award is well deserved," says Ben Clifton, VP of Technology at Planar. "Adi is not only a great scientist, but also a warm, humble, and gracious human being. It is a real privilege to work with Adi--all of us congratulate him in this honor."</p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/6/18/second-story-innovates-with-planar-transparent-el-display-the-ultimate-technology-mash-up/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div style="padding: 56.25% 0 0 0; position: relative;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/42567736?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div><p><br /><br />The famed interactive agency, Second Story, has recently completed a technology demonstration using Planar's proprietary and completely-transparent electroluminscent display technology. In this mash up captured on video, you will see a Planar transparent display used with head tracking technology to create interactivity.<br /><br />Planar¡¯s <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">transparent EL displays</a> are a fresh approach to transparent with wide viewing angles and crisp graphics. ?These features are on display in the Second Story Labs as they created a virtual object in space with compelling results.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.secondstory.com/">Second Story Interactive Studio</a> was established in 1994 and since then has garnered over 400 industry awards, been featured at SXSW and Sundance Festivals, and they have had two projects inducted into the Smithsonian¡¯s Permanent Research Collection. ?Recognized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the White House, Second Story is a pioneer in the combination of art and technology.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/6/15/commercial-integrator-best-award-goes-to-planar-mosaic/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5l7bKDNaBpI/T9tH8YfPXBI/AAAAAAAAAHA/UA5HBcr_WHw/s320/2012+CI+BEST-winner.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="156" /></div><p><br />For Video Wall solutions, <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic</a> architectural video wall was chosen by a panel of industry experts, integrators and the editors of Commercial Integrator, to join an exclusive group of products deemed the most noteworthy. The award was announced at InfoComm 2012.<br /><br />For more information on Planar Mosaic, visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/mosaic">www.planar.com/mosaic</a>.</p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/6/14/greetings-from-day-2-at-infocomm-2012/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OnmH1hznTUc/T9oZvddWGdI/AAAAAAAAAG0/wHYxm542I0A/s1600/Clarity+Matrix+3D+Install+1.jpg"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-OnmH1hznTUc/T9oZvddWGdI/AAAAAAAAAG0/wHYxm542I0A/s320/Clarity+Matrix+3D+Install+1.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="241" /></a></div><div>Be sure to visit the Planar booth (#C7536) and see the latest in display innovations being unveiled. Including: Planar Mosaic architectural video wall, Planar UltraLux series, Clarity Matrix 3D video wall and more.</div><div>Check out the Show Daily, where Clarity Matrix 3D is featured on page 38:</div><div><a href="http://digitaleditiononline.com/iphone/zoom.php?i=115264&amp;p=38&amp;s=0#_m0">http://digitaleditiononline.com/iphone/zoom.php?i=115264&amp;p=38&amp;s=0#_m0</a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/6/13/planar-mosaic-receives-the-2012-av-technology-award-for-best-new-videowall-product/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iOt-95VXoI8/T9jb3sdLOVI/AAAAAAAAAGo/n5lQKmcHf9g/s1600/AVTAwards2012_winner.jpg"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iOt-95VXoI8/T9jb3sdLOVI/AAAAAAAAAGo/n5lQKmcHf9g/s1600/AVTAwards2012_winner.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></div><p>Planar kicked off InfoComm today with a great win for Planar Mosaic architectural video walls, introduced in the beginning of 2012. <br /><br />¡°Planar¡¯s Mosaic product: Innovative and beautiful. Not the typical videowall¡ªbut one that can be incorporated into the end-use environment as a piece of art. Suitable for many locations, but one that comes to mind first is Museums. Thinking outside the ¡®box,¡¯ Planar Mosaic re-invents the wall- from displaying art, to being art.¡± The Judges<br /><br />For more information about Planar Mosaic visit: <a href="http://www.planar.com/mosaic">www.planar.com/mosaic</a>. <br /><br /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/6/8/planars-shannon-vander-giessen-featured-in-dailydooh/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The <a href="http://www.dailydooh.com/">DailyDOOH</a> "Will Work For Love" monthly feature, showcased Shannon Vander Giessen, business development/digital signage for Planar. <a href="http://www.dailydooh.com/archives/69355">See the full interview here.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/30/pratt-institute-form-and-technology-week-2/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar has partnered with New York's Pratt Institute for a summer workshop, Form and Technology. The class explores <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar LookThru</a> during week 2 of the workshop. Click here for photos and details: <a href="http://formandtechnology.posterous.com/">http://formandtechnology.posterous.com</a><br /><br /></p><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="tr-caption-container" align="center" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pJRMDZ2UUx4/T8arejFIu6I/AAAAAAAAAGc/aMhVQGRsSIQ/s320/5_BOX_1.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="275" height="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">LookThru prototype in a fabricated enclosure</td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/29/interior-design-hospitality-giants/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Interior Design's Hospitality Giants Party where Planar showed a demonstration of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic</a>.</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CeDatD0NCvg/T8UZh8MouyI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/wXjsu0dhLfY/s320/Capture.JPG" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="271" /></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/21/forbes-blog-covers-display-industry-history-and-future/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In <a href="http://blogs.forbes.com/venkateshrao/">Venkatesh Rao's blog</a> at Forbes.com, Mr. Rao has published an interview with Sriram Peruvemba of <a href="http://www.eink.com/">E Ink</a> in a wide-ranging review of the history of digital display technology. Planar is mentioned early on in the entry titled "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Displays, But Didn't Know Whom to Ask":</p><blockquote class="tr_bq">[Thin Film ElectroLuminescent] came bit later. Sharp demonstrated TFEL in 1975 and made the first commercial display in 1983, and eventually Planar Systems (after acquiring Finlux in 1991) became the world leader in TFEL, sharing the market with Sharp. In the Eighties, IBM, DEC and HP all made monitors and desktop computers using TFEL displays. (Source: Dr. Chris King)</blockquote>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/18/planar-mosaic-hits-vegas/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p style="clear: both;" class="separator"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tmtXKfoc6Ek/T7bKaPEDtqI/AAAAAAAAAGE/TJTa9UStpnM/s1600/Foursquare.jpg"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tmtXKfoc6Ek/T7bKaPEDtqI/AAAAAAAAAGE/TJTa9UStpnM/s320/Foursquare.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="239" height="320" /></a>On Tuesday night, we enjoyed an evening of cocktails and conversations in the sunshine at the terrace pool at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Our co-hosts were none other than Cindy Allen, editor of chief of Interior Design magazine and <a href="http://vegasmagazine.com/channels/personalities/insights/interior-sketches">Roger Thomas</a>, the iconic designer from Wynn Design and Development who is largely credited for making Vegas into the visual spectacle of architecture and design that we enjoy today. Cindy welcomed the crowd to ¡°Roger¡¯s house¡± as we enjoyed drinks on the patio. It was a wonderful opportunity to connect with the design community assembled in Las Vegas for the Hospitality Design Expo and to honor contributions made by the Giants of Hospitality Design, as the event name alluded.</p><p>Planar showed a demonstration of the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic</a>, highlighting the use of a mix of tiles, positioned overlapped at angles, running a single slide show. It was an attention grabber that started a lot of conversations. Designers were rattling off ideas for using it behind hotel reception desks, in corporate lobbies, in bars and restaurants, and in projects in healthcare. We also had a chance to play with the new <a href="http://mosaic.planar.com/">Planar Mosaic Project Designer Online</a> where walls can be designed, saved, and shared. It is a playground for creativity and it¡¯s <a href="http://mosaic.planar.com/">free</a>.</p><p>Planar wants to congratulate Cindy Allen, who this week was honored with a honorary doctorate by the <a href="http://www.academyart.edu/">Academy of Art University</a> (AAU) in San Francisco. Cindy continues to show her leadership in the design and non-profit community as a co-chair of DIFFA (with David Rockwell from the Rockwell Group whose work in hospitality circles is legendary).</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/18/form-and-technology-intro-class/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Tuesday evening I participated in the kickoff of the <a href="http://formandtechnology.posterous.com/">Form and Technology</a> workshop at the Industrial Design department at the <a href="http://www.pratt.edu/">Pratt Institute</a> under <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/faculty_and_staff/bio/?id=svanderv" target="_blank">Scott VanderVoort</a> and department chair Steve Diskin. The goal of Form and Technology is to intersect the latest Planar products which ¡°unleash architectural expression¡± with the fresh creativity of Pratt¡¯s design students and thought leaders. My goal for the class introduction was to impart a solid technical understanding of Planar products, and impart our vision of using video as a building material. We can¡¯t wait to see the ideas that this class will inspire!</p><p>After I gave a quick overview of Planar, we listened to Jennifer Davis, VP of Marketing (virtually by video), as she gave teasers to the workshop, including: <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic</a>, <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix</a>, and <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar LookThru</a> product lines. In her contagiously enthusiastic way, Jennifer touched briefly on the products themselves, and emphasized the key markets to focus on: corporate, health care, hospitality, and retail. Then I took the students through a more detailed technical overview of Planar products covering the issues associated with design, install, operation, and, importantly, content. For the latter point, Scott exhorted (and I couldn¡¯t agree more) the students to gain some basic skills in content development, and to constantly have content ideas in the background as they consider physical designs with our products.</p><p>For hands on work, Scott had previously assembled a mockup display case using an early sample of our 32" <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar LookThru </a>open frame design. I had also brought a Salvador tile from the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic</a> family, and <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix</a> MX46 2x2 wall which the students were familiar with. I was able to take the Salvador tile apart and explain the basics of LCD technology, and the principles behind both the Planar Mosaic, and Clarity Matrix displays, and also the transparent operation of the Planar LookThru. This ¡°show and tell¡± hardware brought a lot of the concepts from my PowerPoint to concrete reality as we played with them.</p><p>Clearly these are top-notch students, and they connected instantly with the products and core technology¡ªevidenced by the peppering of spot-on questions they hit me with. They asked about different sizes, shapes, cost, power, content management, other technologies, reliability, interactivity, social media, and more. I could almost see the gears turning in their minds as they were envisioning applications for the technology.</p><p>It was exciting and fun to engage with the Pratt team, and clearly we are planting seeds in this coming generation of designers. I look forward to what sprouts¡­and thanks much to Scott and Steve at Pratt for giving us this opportunity!</p><p>Benjamin Clifton<br />VP of Technology</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/17/pratt-institute-plus-planar-systems/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar has partnered with New York¡¯s Pratt Institute for their summer workshop, Form and Technology, which allows students to explore Planar products such as the <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix</a>, <a href="/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar LookThru</a> and <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic</a>. Planar¡¯s VP of Technology, Ben Clifton welcomed students the first day and gave insight to Planar technologies and innovations. The workshop will encourage young designers to play a more dynamic role as a designer and embrace content creation &amp; curation as a deeper way to connect with products and audiences.<br />The Pratt Institute workshop runs May 15 June 14.<br />To view photos and information about the first part of the workshop and read weekly updates visit: <a href="http://formandtechnology.posterous.com/">http://formandtechnology.posterous.com/</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/5/11/runco-ls-1-projector-featured-on-the-street/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>TheStreet.com recently revealed their list of the top ten business sales tech tools to have in your sales arsenal to close that deal and the Runco Lightstyle? LS-1 projector was #1 on that list. Click here to view the "10 Coolest Tech Gadgets to Seal the Deal".</p><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDj--8-jfNM/T61-3qeYQmI/AAAAAAAAAFo/-K_vcLdvs8U/s1600/ls-1.jpg"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gDj--8-jfNM/T61-3qeYQmI/AAAAAAAAAFo/-K_vcLdvs8U/s320/ls-1.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="235" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Runco LS-1</td></tr></tbody></table><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/4/30/planar-mosaic-wins-rave-publications-most-innovative-new-digital-signage-hardware-product-award/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar? Mosaic? won the 'Most Innovative New Digital Signage Hardware Product' award for DSE 2012 from <a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=7625:the-2012-digital-signage-champs&amp;catid=137:rave-ds&amp;Itemid=187">rAVe Publications</a><a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=7625:the-2012-digital-signage-champs&amp;catid=137:rave-ds&amp;Itemid=187">. </a>The first of many accolades for this now award-winning product line! See the full list of <a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=7625:the-2012-digital-signage-champs&amp;catid=137:rave-ds&amp;Itemid=187">2012 Digital Signage CHAMPS.</a><br /><a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=7625:the-2012-digital-signage-champs&amp;catid=137:rave-ds&amp;Itemid=187"></a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/4/20/definitive-concepts-inc-unveils-motorized-video-wall/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.definitiveconcepts.com/">Definitive Concepts, Inc.</a> recently designed and installed a motorized video wall with four (4) 46" <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix Video Wall</a> displays which slide open at the push of a button to reveal an 80" LCD television. Check out the video below of this sleek, one of kind entertainment center:</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/W4VA5DR6ZXE"></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/3/18/cool-things-happening-at-planar-cleartouch-and-lookthru-transparent-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By Cris Derr<br /><br />It¡¯s been awhile since my last post, so I would like to give you a quick update on a couple of cool products we showed at the recent Digital Signage Expo. First if you haven¡¯t heard, we launched the 32" ClearTouch? interactive display. The ClearTouch series of displays are beautifully designed and feature a seamless glass front with the best touch experience on the market. You can see a video <a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_ravevideo&amp;amp;ravevideo_id=7226&amp;amp;view=ravevideo&amp;amp;Itemid=581">here</a> of one of our software partners showcasing this big beautiful touch screen. Then there is Planar¡¯s giant interactive Clarity Matrix? wall that Intel <a href="http://digitalsignageuniverse.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55025f7728833016760ccda73970b-800wi">showed</a> at both NRF and DSE. This wall is a fabulous example of how a touch enabled video wall can create a crowd gathering and informative experience.<br /><br />Okay, so not exactly a touch topic but very cool nonetheless is Planar¡¯s new LookThru? transparent LCDs solutions. Our new LookThru transparent displays were big attractions at shows like NRF, Global Shop, and Digital Signage Expo. More than just a LCD panel, these ready-to-go transparent LCD solutions will blow you away with their bright colors, contrast, clarity and the coolest part: they are transparent. Where there was once just glass can now be interactive transparent LCDs. These transparent solutions can be used in retail display boxes, retail refrigerators, museum displays, corporate lobby displays, vending machines and much more. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jHZzDRC9zE&amp;feature=related">Seeing</a> is believing with these displays so check out the videos below and yes that is a fully functioning refrigerator in the first video. Since the LookThru glass is also a fully functional LCD display your product can be seen in a truly eye-catching and informative way. It is no wonder that Planar was called out as the ¡°most eye catching booth¡± at DSE.<br /><br />So let your product be seen and check out?Planar¡¯s LookThru transparent LCD solutions today.</p><p><br />-Cris</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/2/23/architectural-displays-elevator-music-for-the-eyes/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Jennifer Davis, Vice President of Marketing at Planar Systems, was recently chosen to guest write for InfoComm's blog, <em>All Voices</em>. To read the blog posts click below:</p><p>Architectural Displays: Elevator Music for the Eyes</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>Flex Theater: Coming to an Office Near You<br /><br /><br /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2012/2/7/introducing-planar-mosaic/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar is excited to announce the introduction of <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar Mosaic?</a>, the only video wall system providing three flat panel tile sizes including a new truly square LCD.</p><p>Utilizing proprietary Mosaic Ensemble? hardware and software, the tiles can be rotated at virtually any angle and mounted in virtually any position, encouraging designers to experiment with negative space while extending project budgets.</p><p>This unique combination of software and image processing allows the display of a single image or video over the entire tile layout with unmatched simplicity.</p><p><iframe height="315" frameborder="0" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/22ZT-vD7APg"></iframe></p><p>A large-scale prototype exhibit of the Planar Mosaic architectural display system will debut February 16 - March 30 at the <a href="http://www.cristintierney.com/">Cristin Tierney Gallery</a> in New York, New York, in conjunction with video artist, Yorgo Alexopoulos.</p><p>Read the press release <a href="/news/" title="News">here</a> or visit <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">www.planar.com/mosaic</a> for more information.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/12/11/planar-s-art-attack/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In early December, Miami Beach played host to thousands of artists, collectors, dealers and lovers of art who descended upon the city to attend Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas, as well as over 15 other shows happening in and around the area. For the first time, Planar joined in on the week¡¯s festivities, showcasing Planar products at three different venues. Planar¡¯s team, led by VP of Marketing Jennifer Davis, hit the ground running with a jam-packed schedule of meetings and events.</p><p>Planar¡¯s art show debut launched at <a href="http://www.avantgallery.com/" target="_blank" title="Avant Gallery">Avant Gallery</a>, in partnership with Avant Gallery and Surface Magazine, at the 3rd Annual Pictures + Furniture event on November 30th. The event marked the official launch of the new Planar Silhouette displays, featuring work from top industrial design and furniture artists <a href="http://vimeo.com/14940474" target="_blank" title="Chad Jensen">Chad Jensen</a>, <a href="http://www.wolfsondesign.com/" target="_blank" title="Philip Michael Wolfson">Philip Michael Wolfson</a> and <a href="http://www.pryorcallaway.com/" target="_blank" title="Pryor Callaway">Pryor Callaway</a> on two Silhouettes placed in the gallery among the art work. Planar¡¯s displays created a buzz with attendees, many who commented they were surprised at how displays could be transformed into works of art.</p><p>?</p><p>At the <a href="http://www.pulse-art.com" target="_blank" title="PULSE Contemporary Art Fair">PULSE Contemporary Art Fair</a>, multimedia artist <a href="http://www.yorgo.org/" target="_blank" title="Yorgo Alexopoulos">Yorgo Alexopoulos</a>¡¯ work ¡°No Feeling is Final¡± furthered Planar¡¯s message that technology and art can work in harmony. Yorgo used an 8x14 Planar Clarity? Matrix LX-46 media wall to display his video art at the <a href="http://www.cristintierney.com/" target="_blank" title="Cristin Tierney Gallery">Cristin Tierney Gallery</a> exhibit.</p><p>?</p><p>Finally at the <a href="http://miamisolo.com" target="_blank" title="Miami SOLO show">Miami SOLO show</a>, Planar demonstrated thought leadership by showing two prototypes of the digital canvas with technology partner Samsung Semiconductor. The displays have been designed to go beyond traditional commercial and television products, and are customized for the display of fine art with optical enhancements, electronics, and architectural frames worthy of an institutional or individual art collector.</p><p>?</p><p>The week also provided Planar with a wonderful opportunity to engage in conversations with everyone from artists to collectors regarding the endless possibilities displays can offer in the art and design realm. On Saturday, the Planar team boarded their plane back to Portland exhausted, but exhilarated with the week¡¯s success.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/12/8/planar-silhouette-on-everyone-s-wish-list/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><iframe height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ntft4hML5ZY" frameborder="0" width="420"></iframe></p><p>?</p><p>This holiday season, the Planar Silhouette? is on everyone¡¯s wish list! We got into the spirit and put a bow on the Silhouette in our lobby. You can see how impressively the Silhouette displays show a variety of still image content, in this case being driven from a small media player tucked into the base of the Silhouette. The product towers over 10 feet and is designed to elicit an emotional response, while making video and images more attention-grabbing and artistic.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/11/21/great-technology-enables-great-ideas/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By Cris Derr<br /><br />Technology is cool sometimes even jaw dropping like the transparent LCD display presented by Planar at CETW this past week in New York. While people crowded around our transparent display in awe, it was the buzz around the solutions that could be built with such technology that was really inspiring. Great technology enables great ideas. At Planar another technology that enables great ideas is ERO? for our Clarity? Matrix LCD Video Wall.<br /><br />ERO does much more than deliver amazing display quality by improving image contrast; it also enables interactive touch solutions on a grand scale. ERO does this in two ways: first it protects the LCD screen allowing for touch input without damaging the LCD, and second it enables a large planar surface that is needed to implement touch solutions across a video wall. The results are amazing creations of interactive touch signage that are larger than life. With Planar¡¯s ERO technology, video wall signage can be created that impacts and engages the viewer in a way traditional signage can¡¯t match. Examples of such cool creations include the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ANWFosAkQE">Interactive Tiger Wall</a> at the University of Missouri and the new Nike Town <a href="http://www.insideinsightblog.com/2011/11/07/look-inside-nikes-new-portland-store-photos/">Bowerman Wall</a> in Portland Oregon.<br /><br />With over 25 years of experience building state of the art displays, Planar continues to innovate and introduce touch technology that creates real value for our customers. If you would like to know more about Planar¡¯s touch displays drop me a line, and feel free to join me on LinkedIn.<br /><br />- Cris</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/11/21/the-art-and-soul-of-digital-signage/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>At Planar, we are interested in different ways of utilizing Digital Signage to engage, inform and even dazzle the public. Recently we've come across an example <a href="http://www.lcdtvenclosure.com/blog/digital-signage-used-to-remember-fallen-soldiers-in-uk" target="_blank">from the UK on Remembrance Sunday</a> for broadcasting the day's service to large audience and <a href="http://www.digitalsignageconnection.com/premier-retail-networks-and-nfl-network-deliver-professional-football-highlights-us-retail-outlets" target="_blank">PRN in the US</a> using their channel throughout national retail store locations to keep the fans of football up-to-date with NFL Networks football highlights when shopping.</p><p>And pictured here, the beautiful lobby of <a href="http://www.hoteldeluxeportland.com/" target="_blank">Hotel de Luxe in Portland, Oregon</a>, where signage meets art and films! An installation where <a href="http://www.planar.com/" target="_blank">Planar</a> proudly provides the hardware to create this unique environment.</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-63DyvYhcLKc/TsoN2P1do8I/AAAAAAAAAEI/KPqmXImSwJg/s1600/HotelDeLuxe.jpg"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-63DyvYhcLKc/TsoN2P1do8I/AAAAAAAAAEI/KPqmXImSwJg/s320/HotelDeLuxe.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="212" /></a></div><p>Digital signage truly is more than just advertising! It's about informing, engaging, dazzling, entertaining, creating art &amp; design... What's the most out of the box DS installation you've ever seen? We would be glad to see what you've come across on your travels. The more unique and customized solution you can come up with, the better: please include a link to pictures online in your comment.</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/11/18/picture-this/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>635 million in three days. No, that is not the number of votes from the last American Idol finale or even the amount of money raised by the winning candidate in the last election. 635 million is actually the amount of money raised in three evenings of art sales by Philips de Pury, Christie¡¯s and Sotheby¡¯s last week in New York. With well over a half a billion dollars pumping through the art world in only three days it is clear the art world has not heard that the economy hasn¡¯t fully recovered.</p><p>This latest news might surprise many, but not Planar. Planar¡¯s vision for the convergence of art and technology will make its debut at the end of this month with a showcase at several venues during the highly acclaimed Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach event. Planar will kick off the week at Design Miami with a by-invitation press and industry event titled, ¡®Pictures + Furniture,¡¯ which will take place on November 30th at <a href="http://www.avantgallery.com/" target="_blank" title="Avant Gallery">Avant Gallery</a> in creative partnership with Surface Magazine. The exhibit is in its third year at Avant Gallery, but will mark the first time Planar will be participating; providing several large digital displays for top industrial designers and furniture artists to display their video art presentations.</p><p>In addition to the Pictures + Furniture event, Planar is equally excited to be showcasing exhibits at the PULSE contemporary art show at the Cristin Tierney Gallery, featuring the digital artist Yorgo Alexpoulous¡¯ work on Planar¡¯s Clarity? Matrix LX-46 media wall. Finally, Miami SOLO, presented by Artexpo, will include a showcase of two prototypes of Digital Canvas? in partnership with Samsung Semiconductor.</p><p>Planar is eagerly anticipating all the events and is looking forward mingling with the art world to learn from and gather feedback regarding ongoing product development designed for this community. If you have plans to be in Miami Beach during the time of Design Miami and Art Basel please <a href="mailto:rsvpmiami@planar.com">let us know</a> as we would love to extend an personal invitation for you to join us at the Pictures + Furniture event.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/11/15/boffo-building-fashion-and-planar-together-again/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar is once again excited to be included in another installation of BOFFO Building Fashion in New York City. After Planar¡¯s successful display installation at the first venue, Nicola¡¯s Formichett¡¯s pop-up retail store, which featured PS-Series displays and open-frame monitors embedded in mirrored pillars, Planar continues involvement with the fourth installation in the series featuring the design work of The Lake &amp; Stars + SOFTlab.<br />The space, which opened November 10th, will contain patterns that are meant to blur orientation and depth perception in a way that will encourage visitors to explore, discover and engage with the space in addition to viewing it. Director Jenna Elizabeth collaborated with The Lake &amp; Stars on a special short film to debut on the opening night of the BOFFO store. Several of Planar¡¯s new PS4200 displays will be featured throughout the store to giving customers the opportunity to view the film in multiple locations, including the dressing room. The designers decision to incorporate display technology into the retail decision further strengthens Planar¡¯s message that digital signage can be an important element to a retail environment, moving beyond simple ¡°buy now¡± messaging to enhance the shopping experience.<br /><br />The Lake &amp; Stars is a lingerie collection designed by Maayan Zilberman and Nikki Dekker. Maayan and Nikki launched The Lake &amp; Stars after meeting in New York City in 2007. Having designed previously at mass and boutique brands respectively, together they sought to create a collection that would bridge the gap between special occasion and everyday lingerie. Their designs have been worn by Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker and were recently honored with a spot in the <a href="http://www.style.com/stylefile/2011/08/meet-the-cfda-incubator-class-of-2014/" target="_blank" title="CFDA Incubator¡¯s Class of 2014">CFDA Incubator¡¯s Class of 2014</a>.<br /><br />SOFTlab is a design studio based in New York City. The studio was created by Michael Szivos shortly after receiving a graduate degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. The studio has since been involved in the design and production of projects across almost every medium, from digitally fabricated large-scale sculpture, to interactive design, to large-scale digital video installations.<br /><br />The store is located at 57 Walker Street in New York, NY and is open November 10th 22nd, Monday Saturday from 12 PM 7 PM and Sundays 12 PM 6 PM.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/11/14/the-latest-in-3d-the-clarity-matrix-3d-goes-live/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="clear: left; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em;" href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hU8F261v8ts/TsDpjY92FdI/AAAAAAAAAD4/35eDvPVyosw/s1600/Clarity%2B3D%2BMatrix_REDcar.jpg"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hU8F261v8ts/TsDpjY92FdI/AAAAAAAAAD4/35eDvPVyosw/s320/Clarity%2B3D%2BMatrix_REDcar.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="189" /></a></div><p>It's what the <a href="http://3droundabout.com/2011/08/4043/planar-systems-shows-prototype-3d-clarity-matrix-lcd-video-wall-at-siggraph-2011.html">3D Roundabout</a> caught already at the prototype stage earlier this year, but now it is launched and being installed as well! First installation can be seen the University of Illinois Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) in a class room setting. The Cyber-Commons 3D is a class room facility featuring six wide by three high Clarity Matrix 3D video wall, made from our 46" Clarity Matrix displays, which allows 2D and 3D visualization and collaboration. <a href="http://www.evl.uic.edu/core.php?mod=4&amp;type=4&amp;indi=782">You can read more about the installation from EVL's own website.</a></p><p>The new Clarity Matrix 3D will be at show this week at <a href="http://sc11.supercomputing.org/?pg=about.html">the SuperComputing 2011</a> at Louisiana State University, where Planar can be found exhibiting at booth number 2836.</p><p>What is the Clarity Matrix 3D then, why is it so special? What would you say about an ultra-thin, flicker-free 3D stereoscopic display meant for large format professional installations? Omega Sales Inc. comments: "How cool is that?"</p><p>The Clarity Matrix 3D product expands <a href="http://www.planar.com/">Planar</a>'s expertise in 3D to professional, passive-glass approach for stereo viewing with 46" size displays for building a video wall the size you need. Installation depth is only 3.6"/93mm with integrated mounting system and off-board electronics and power supplies to create an alternative for projection based 3D visualization.</p><p>Keep your eyes open for new installations! Or why not <a href="http://www.planarcontrolroom.com/contact/">contact our sales teams</a> to stay ahead of your competition and be one of the first to get your 3D video wall installed!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/31/hotel-awards-honor-planar-partners/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Congratulations to our customer, <a href="http://www.hoteldeluxeportland.com/" target="_blank" title="Hotel deLuxe">Hotel deLuxe</a> who was recognized by Sunset Magazine with a <a href="http://www.sunset.com/travel/best-hotels-in-the-west-00418000073593/page22.html" target="_blank" title="Sunset Magazine - 2011 Hotel Award">2011 Hotel Award</a>. The Clarity Matrix in their lobby illustrates the hotel's vision in creating a compelling experience for their guests.<br /><br />Also, congratulations to our friend <a href="http://www.yorgo.org/" target="_blank" title="Yorgo Alexopoulos">Yorgo Alexopoulos</a> for his "digital art columns" installed at Las Vegas' Cosmopolitan Hotel. His work was called out as a key part of creating a sophisticated and totally unique property in a town that's hard to impress.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/21/congratulations-hariri-hariri/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The internationally acclaimed sister team, Hariri &amp; Hariri Architecture has a new accolade to add to their impressive credentials. Their monograph ¡°Hariri &amp; Hariri Architecture: Buildings &amp; Projects¡± is featured in the new Brad Pitt movie, ¡°<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210166/" target="_blank" title="Moneyball">Moneyball</a>.¡± It is sitting on the coffee table in the beach home of his ex-wife (played by Robin Wright). Of course, this accolade competes with many <a href="http://www.haririandhariri.com/" target="_blank" title="haririandhariri.com">others</a>, including an Interior Design Magazine ¡°Best of the Year Award¡± and recognition in industry publications and on HGTV. We have enjoyed partnering with this dynamic duo in a variety of projects and activities and are excited about their ongoing success. Congratulations, Gisue and Mojgan!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/21/dont-forget-your-employees/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fq1vUGdmt-Y/TqH3LZny7lI/AAAAAAAAAAY/73N85JbB4MU/s1600/casestudy.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5666081581437218386" style="float: right; margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; cursor: pointer; width: 249px; height: 147px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Fq1vUGdmt-Y/TqH3LZny7lI/AAAAAAAAAAY/73N85JbB4MU/s320/casestudy.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><p>By Cris Derr</p><p>Here's my "Deliver WOW!" moment of the day from <a href="http://summit.iqmetrix.com/">IQmetrix Wireless Summit</a> in Miami: Knowledgeable, motivated employees are as important to increasing sales as engaged customers. OK, you're probably thinking "The Miami heat has finally gotten to Cris' Pacific Northwest brain." Possibly. But it's easy to focus on the <a href="http://www.iqmetrix.com/article/2011/10/say-goodbye-no-touch-retail-displays">customer-centric benefits</a> of interactive retail experiences created by <a href="http://www.iqmetrix.com/products/xq/xq-case-studies">iQmetrix XQ</a> software and Planar System stylish touch displays.</p><p>What has become far clearer to me during my time here at the summit is the importance of employee training as you build more engaging retail spaces. CEOs and other retail leaders at the summit have shared stories about how the iQmetrix/Planar solution can be used to dramatically improve training of new and existing employees. After exploring the very intuitive touch interface, it became obvious to them that:</p><ul><li>Employees become smarter about the features and benefits of the product they are selling.</li><li>Since the tool is integral to the selling process, employees are also learning about the selling process itself.</li></ul><p>What a homerun: a solution that delivers WOW!, increases sales and productivity and trains employees. I'd love to hear your thoughts about the importance of using technology like the iQmetrix/Planar solution to train and engage employees in the products that are selling.</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/17/say-goodbye-to-no-touch-retail-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>You gotta love the way reporter Dan Yates of the Canadian newspaper Leader-Post recently described the new, interactive digital displays that my company, Planar Systems, and iQmetrix are collaboratively developing: "Think of it like a brochure come to life."</p><p>The digital signage solution that we are creating with the new iQmetrix platform, XQ Interactive Retail, really is the ultimate brochure for a retail environment. Customers can thumb through page after virtual page of product pictures, descriptions and other information. They can even register their preferences or complete an order¡ªall before a customer service person has even greeted them.</p><p>But these digital signs are more than virtual brochures. They are customer magnets in almost any type of retail environment. Every time my family walks into a store with interactive displays, my young daughter starts running for them. It doesn't matter what the store sells clothes, auto parts, electronics. She's interested. It's not because she instantly cares about auto parts, but because she's in control of her experience. These digital signs provide an experience anyone familiar with a touch-screen handheld device can immediately master and manipulate.</p><p>When a customer walks into a store and is confronted by a long line at the service counter, interactive signage provides a reason not to turn around and walk out. They have an alternative way to get the information they need or, at the very least, a diversion while they are waiting.</p><p>Unlike mannequins and other displays designed not to be touched, Planar digital signage includes a damage-resistant glass front that screams "Bring it on!" Customers can touch the screen simultaneously with two fingers to control the experience, whether it's a virtual tutorial for a product or a build-your-own-device activity.</p><p>The digital signage partnership we recently announced with iQmetrix is designed for mobile device retailers, but almost any retailer today could benefit from the interactive customer service, education and other experiences that these displays deliver.?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/14/bringing-interactive-digital-signage-into-reach/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eF92O8ev-tI/TpiXmlYUmOI/AAAAAAAAAB4/FmQTX4fZjtI/s1600/iQmetrix-blog-image2.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5663443220543346914" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px; cursor: hand; width: 230px; height: 300px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eF92O8ev-tI/TpiXmlYUmOI/AAAAAAAAAB4/FmQTX4fZjtI/s320/iQmetrix-blog-image2.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><p>We live in a time of low-hanging fruit. Not actual fruit on the bottom branches of trees, rather the metaphorically named projects that don't require much investment or risk, nor generate much in the way of sales or revenues.</p><p>In the current economy, many retailers are understandably reluctant to take on the risks associated with new ways of doing business? so-called "high-hanging" fruit? even if they promise big potential benefits.</p><p>But what if someone pulled those upper branches of the retail sales and marketing tree closer to terra firma? That's what the new partnership between iQmetrix and my company, Planar Systems, is doing for mobile retailers.</p><p>We've worked closely with iQmetrix to eliminate many of the complications and risks associated with adding digital, interactive signage in mobile retail stores.<br />Mobile retailers no longer need a large IT department to integrate software and signage or work through the inevitable bugs that occur when pairing unmatched or incompatible technology. iQmetrix's new XQ Interactive Retail software has been designed and tested to work on Planar Touchscreen LCD monitors to create a convenient, informative and engaging in-store experience.</p><p>Better yet, retailers aren¡¯t limited to a single-size, handheld device. Planar Touchscreen monitors range in size from 15" to 22" widescreen, and our Touch-enabled digital signage displays range from 42" to super-large, customizable video walls. Both types of displays are designed to offer shoppers the most sensitive and interactive touch experience available. Planar builds quality into all of our displays, and we back it with our industry leading three-year warranty with two-day advance replacement. All this translates to the best customer experience and the best product quality.</p><p>Freed from the complications of deploying interactive signage, retailers can focus their time and talent on how use this technology to showcase their products and attract and retain customers.</p><p>The eye-catching video and images produced by these high-definition digital signs draw customers from other parts of the store potentially even from across the mall. Customers can then use the interactive screens to take self-guided tours through virtual catalogs of all of a retailer's offerings, not just the limited selection at the store. In addition, the virtual catalogs reduce the time that sales associates must spend helping customers find what they're after.</p><p>We look forward to hearing more from wireless retailers at the 7th annual iQmetrix Wireless Summit held Oct. 16-18, 2011 at the Doral Golf Resort &amp; Spa in Miami. At Planar we want to learn about how we can continue to improve these new interactive displays to help meet more of their business challenges.<br />?Best Regards, Cris.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/7/a-few-words-from-planars-new-touch-technology-marketing-director/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZAoWYrPO7bs/TpcbrXu7bVI/AAAAAAAAABg/E5vBYpq9Xmc/s1600/Cris-Derr.200h.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5663025488360861010" style="float: right; margin: 0 0 10px 10px; border: 1px #333333 solid; cursor: hand; width: 177px; height: 200px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZAoWYrPO7bs/TpcbrXu7bVI/AAAAAAAAABg/E5vBYpq9Xmc/s320/Cris-Derr.200h.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Do you remember the first time you interacted with a touch-enabled display? What about that feeling of total control of your viewing experience and liberation from the tethers of remote controls and keyboards?</p><div><br />I ask because it¡¯s my job to help Planar make touch an even more effective and liberating way to interact with machines. My name is Cris Derr. I¡¯m the new product marketing director of Planar¡¯s Touch and Interactive Products team, where I will drive the direction for our touch and interactive displays.<br /><br />I bring a rich history in technology to my new job, from my early days as an engineer at Intel, where I helped build the world¡¯s first teraflop super computer, to my most recent role as a product planner for Windows 8, Microsoft¡¯s next operation system. The opportunity to work for a touch technology leader like Planar, with 10+ years of experience building touch and interactive displays, was too good to pass up.<br /><br />During my time at Microsoft, I had the good fortune to run an <a href="http://imaginecup.com/">Imagine Cup </a>team focused on touch solutions. The Imagine Cup is a competition that challenges university students to solve difficult problems in areas such as in healthcare and education. The touch solutions these teams of students developed were nothing short of amazing. They not only bolstered my confidence in the next generation of engineers, they solidified my belief in the power of touch technology. Everything from how we check out at the grocery store to how blind students learn at school will be transformed by interactive technologies over the next decade.<br /><br />¡°Touch is our first language,¡± anthropologist Ashley Montagu said. ¡°Long before we can see an image, smell an odor, taste a flavor or hear a sound, we experience others and ourselves through touch."<br /><br />I look forward to helping Planar and the rest of this industry take our oldest form of communication into dramatically new places. I want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts about this blog post. Have you interacted with a touch enabled solution that really wowed you? What are your thoughts on where this exciting technology will take us??</div><div></div><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/10/5/introducing-the-new-planar-ps-series-low-cost-commercial-lcd-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar is proud to introduce the new PS-Series large format LCD displays, which include six models that range from 42 to 65 inches and feature:</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><p>?</p><ul><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">LED backlighting</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Dual touch technology</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Full-metal casing</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Multiple connectivity options</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Video wall support</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">RS-232 control</li><li style="color: #444444 !important; font-size: 12px !important; list-style-type: disc !important; margin-left: 20px !important;">Ambient backlight control</li></ul><p>The new PS-Series ultra-slim, interactive displays are ideal in digital signage environments, including retail, quick service restaurants, hospitality, healthcare, corporate meeting rooms and lobbies.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/9/22/repost-technology-and-artistry-mashup-for-planar-and-adi/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><p><br /><br />Planar, maker of many kinds of cool display technologies, approached ADi with a unique proposition. Conceive and design an animation for a video display. The display is pretty much one of a kind ten feet tall, made of 4 display panels with almost no bezel. They are mounted on a tree-like frame that sprouts up out of a base that cleverly disguises the media player and inner workings of the ¡°Art Wall¡±. We are going to follow the progress of this project and show you step by step how it comes together.<br /><br />Today, we speak with Seth Cameron Short, ADi Creative Lead about his approach to designing for this unique platform as well as Jennifer Davis, VP of Marketing at Planar:<br /><br /><br />What intrigued you about this project?<br />Seth: This project was both exciting and unnerving at the same time. Typically, when clients approach ADi that want us to do something with their brands and their products fundamentally, it¡¯s about selling something. This project was different because it was about inspiring the imagination (of architects and interior designers). Our limits were not creative ones. We were limited by the shape of the art wall, that¡¯s about it.<br /><br />Why was it important to Planar to bring in an outside creative partner for this project?<br />Jennifer:Planar is a company full of creative and innovative people, but we are not a creative agency. We knew that by collaborating with a firm of artists who understood the tools of video design and communication would lead to a great collaboration. We have seen this play out many times in our projects and installations, as creative forces join together to create something unique and relevant.<br /><br />How did you come up with ideas and concepts?<br />Seth: Our first thought was to create something we¡¯d want to see. Something fresh and new. We did a lot of group brainstorming. Our team is very used to this process and we have a certain level of trust that makes it work well. It¡¯s great to get many different perspectives. It¡¯s ok to be crazy or ¡°out there¡± in the brainstorm. No one is going to say no. It¡¯s the off-the-wall stuff that eventually gets us to a solution.<br /><br />What was your process for pulling all the ideas together?<br />Seth: First I gathered my notes and everyone¡¯s note and reviewed them. We had also pulled some reference images and a few folks had done doodles and sketches. I kept going back to my first inclination which was asking myself ¡°Would I like to see that?¡± I also had to look at what was possible in terms of time and content. We had a few ideas that had a sort of narrative to them and they were great, but it wasn¡¯t realistic to think that someone walking through a hotel lobby is going to stop and watch a 12 minute story unfold.<br /><br />How important were the visuals in terms of showing the ideas?<br />My first step in organizing the concepts was to write up written descriptions, and then start to think about how to show them visually. In the final presentation, most of the words were all stripped away and we let the visuals do the talking. We shared written descriptions with the Planar team, but mostly for their reference it was very conversational.<br /><br /><br /><br />How did the Planar team react to the concepts?<br />Seth: Well, we brought 6 concepts total. We presented them in a sequence and I confess at first I was nervous because they weren¡¯t reacting much. Suddenly, once we were through about the third one and they were able to compare ideas side by side, they really started to spark. They then started adding ideas of their own or combining ideas. Seeing the client dive in and get involved is my main goal.<br />Jennifer: We loved the range of concepts and the clear thought and preparation that had gone into each. Although the graphics associated with each were rough and meant to be illustrative of the concept, we could see clearly how sophisticated and clever the resulting designs could be. In our design review, we were able to narrow down to a concept (or combine a few into a single concept) to take to the next phase.<br /><br />What concept were you most excited about?<br />Seth: I¡¯m really partial to simulating physical things particles, liquids. We had one concept that used a liquid simulations and took advantage of the physical ¡°frame¡± of the art wall to make things happen dynamically. Kind of a really fancy lava lamp.<br />Jennifer: My personal favorite was the ¡°behind the scenes¡± mechanism concept. I liked it because it was unexpected and brought the shape of the displays into a depth dimension by creating a world behind the displays. It also allowed us to combine some of the things that we liked about the others (ie, fluid dynamics, etc) into one unifying concept.<br /><br />How did you react when Planar picked their favorite concept?<br />Seth: Well, none of the ideas we presented were ideas I didn¡¯t like. I was really happy to see them react to the ¡°Mechanism¡± concept. They even found the little robot character sort of hidden in the scene. It¡¯s great when you realize the client has really started to take it into their minds. That¡¯s when I know it¡¯s really clicking. It was fun to see them connect with it.<br /><br /><br />What are the next steps in the process?<br />Seth: The next thing we¡¯ll be doing are storyboards. Those will include more written descriptions of the action and flow of the animation, as well as more visuals. I¡¯ll be working very closely with our Art Director Vince Nimmoor on those.<br /><br />Do you see ways to carry this concept forward into the future for different configurations?<br />Jennifer: Absolutely. The wonderful thing about video displays is that they can show anything. The wonderful thing about art is that the ideas never cease. I imagine that this first implementation will just inspire new rounds of creativity. We also know that our customers, which range from architects to AV installers in industries as diverse as utility control rooms to retail merchandising, will find inspiration as well.<br /><br />For the final audience for this project, architects and interior designers, what do you want them to think or feel when they see the final art wall?<br />Seth: It¡¯s more than a customizable painting. I want to ¡°break the 4th wall¡±, so to speak. I want them to see how this could work, even if they don¡¯t use that particular style or feel for their own project. This whole project is a sort of deconstruction a whimsical deconstruction.<br /><br />(From AnimationDynamics.com, By Nancy Hoffman, September 22, 2011).</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/9/15/planar-goes-glam/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>It's officially Fashion Week in New York. Runways are busy with designers sharing their latest design creations; some interesting, some wearable and others, well, everyone has their own special fashion taste.<br /><br />While Planar has not taken to the runway, just yet, it has made it onto the New York Fashion scene. On Sept 8th, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.boffo-ny.org/" target="_blank" title="BOFFO">BOFFO</a> opened the doors to Nicola Formichetti¡¯s pop-up retail store, located at 50 Walker Street in Tribeca. The Formichetti store is the first in a series of five concept stores to take place over the next few months as part of the organizations second annual Building Fashion program, which pairs designers with architects to create a unique temporary space. Planar was selected by BOFFO to be the featured display partner for Formichetti¡¯s store, created by Formichetti and New York based architectural firm Gage/Clemenceau.<br /><br />If you are familiar at all with Nicola Formichetti¡¯s work (Gaga stylist and Thierry Mugler designer) you know a typical retail shop is not what you will see. What can best be described as an exploded disco ball is an attraction in itself. The store offers a variety of items for sale, including a collection of limited-edition Thierry Mugler clothing, as well as more affordable iPhone cases and T-shirts by Nicola featuring his new Panda character. The store also displayed a few costumes created by Nicola for Lady Gaga, the one of most note is the gun-bra she wore on the cover of Rolling Stone.<br /><br />Planar displays welcome visitors at the store entry using nine 42¡± digital signage displays, stacked in columns of 3 and encased in mirrored material showcasing imagery created by Nicola and his team. Located around the store you will find 10 <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="#" target="_blank" title="Open Frame">Planar 19¡± and 17¡± open frame monitors</a> built into 4-foot high mirror columns, again running Nicola created content. The installation is sure to rank high on the creative installation list for Planar products!<br /><br />The <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://nymag.com/guides/fallpreview/2011/shopping/nicola-formichetti-pop-up/" target="_blank" title="New York Times Magazine">New York Magazine</a> and Elle Magazine are two of the many publications with comprehensive coverage of Nicola¡¯s shop (For those of you who can¡¯t make it to New York in the next week to see the store in person).<br /><br />The Formichetti pop-up retail store is only open through Sept 21st. Planar displays will be included in additional pop-up retail stores in the series, running through December 14th. Stay tuned more for details!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/9/7/world-s-first/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>From Planar Systems comes another entry for the ¡°Famous Firsts¡± list at TheLongestListOfTheLongestStuffAtTheLongestDomainNameAtLongLast.com: the first integrated multi-panel touch screen display. While that may not roll right off the tongue, it¡¯s a tremendous breakthrough. Prior to the launch of the Clarity Matrix Touch on June 15th at InfoComm 2011 in Orlando, Florida, multi-panel touch screens had to be cobbled together from different vendors with various components. It was a situation that would challenge the inestimable Dr. Frankenstein¡¯s skills of stitching parts together.<br /><br />You can now order a 2-by-2, 2-by-3 or 3-by-3 video wall made up of Clarity Matrix displays. That means that you can have anywhere from a 92 inch diagonal display to a 138 inch screen. On this gigantic display you can touch, tap, drag, pinch and swipe. The multi-touch capabilities can be used to manipulate all sorts of interactive applications from digital whiteboards to maps to playing a giant game of Spider Solitaire. The Clarity Matrix Touch comes with full support for the <a rel="noopener" href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/touch" target="_blank" title="Windows 7 Touch Pack">Windows 7 Touch Pack</a>, so you can just hook up a computer and start working.<br /><br />For the worrisome-mom types out there (you know who you are) who are already thinking of how many ways this can be damaged by all of the wanton poking and touching it will receive, you can rest easy. The Extended Ruggedness Optics (ERO) glass that covers the screens protects them from finger pointing and even more. The ERO glass provides another first: the Clarity Matrix is one continuous touch surface that is made up of separate pieces of glass. In the past touch screens couldn¡¯t go past the edges of a pane of glass, either requiring a huge pane of glass or a smaller touch screen. Planar has solved that problem with an optical bonding process so the Digital Vision Touch technology provided by SMART Technologies sees nothing but the open expanse of one touch screen for your fingers to roam.<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="320" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/I6_FTbXZgH0?rel=0" width="430"></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/31/finding-digital-wallpaper/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By Jennifer Davis<br /><br />As people are using the Clarity? Matrix LCD Video Wall for art or ambiance, we get questions from our resellers and clients as to where they can find artwork to put on their Matrix that shows off the massive resolution that is possible when you tile the displays together into a wall-size array. For instance, a 3x3 Clarity Matrix MX-46 is over 4,000 pixels wide. A 3x3 wall of our new MX-55 version is 5,760 pixels wide and 3,240 pixels tall. And using full-resolution artwork is stunning on the display, as those who saw our booth at InfoComm can attest.<br /><br />There are a variety of stock photography and video houses that provide high-resolution imagery and video that could be used to transform your WindowWall from entertainment to art. Most have online collections numbering in the millions that you can browse, preview in ¡°light box¡± mode, and license in multiple resolutions. Remember that most of this photography or illustrations were created for print, which requires very high resolution artwork (much greater than what is typical for even HD video). Here are a few of our favorites:<br /><br />-<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.pond5.com/" target="_blank" title="Pond5"> Pond5</a>: their collection features photography, video, and illustrations. They offer a week of free downloads so that you can test content. <br />-<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.istockphoto.com/" target="_blank" title="iStockPhoto"> iStockPhoto</a>: their collection also features photography, video, illustrations, and Flash animations. They represent several video artists and agencies and can even broker custom commissions. <br />-<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.artbeats.com/" target="_blank" title="ArtBeats"> ArtBeats</a>: they specialize in video footage, up to 4K resolution, and offer a free research service to find the perfect piece for you. <br />-<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.gettyimages.com/" target="_blank" title="GettyImages"> GettyImages</a>: One of the leading sources for journalists, their collection includes a variety of entertainment and sports imagery featuring celebrities and professional athletes. <br />-<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.corbisimages.com/" target="_blank" title="CorbisIMAGES"> CorbisIMAGES</a>: Their collection includes world events and fine art. <br />-<a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.fotosearch.com/" target="_blank" title="Fotosearch"> Fotosearch</a>: they are an aggregator of professional images and footage and are a favorite of corporate brands.<br /><br />Of course, there is a vibrant and growing community of video artists that are using a digital canvas to create incredible artwork by custom commission or for license. You can find their work featured in museums, galleries, and online. You¡¯ll see their work in commercial projects in hotels, airports, and the like. They exhibit at art shows for private and institutional collectors like <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.artbasel.com/" target="_blank" title="Art Basel">Art Basel</a>, <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://artexponewyork.com/" target="_blank" title="Art Expo">Art Expo</a>, and in galleries for Art Week in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities around the globe. We have begun to develop some relationships of our own with this community and would be happy to make a recommendation.<br /><br />And let¡¯s not forget that you don¡¯t have to look past your own camera (or that of your agency) as a source of art. 9 megapixel or higher digital cameras are very common and produce native photography that is larger than native pixel of many Clarity Matrix installations. If your agency is used to creating photography or illustrations for print, they will be well-accustomed to high-resolution requirements. Your own corporate photography and the like can become beautiful digital wallpaper on your Clarity Matrix video wall. For higher-than-HD resolution video, you might just want to splurge on a <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.red.com/" target="_blank">RED</a> digital camera and turn yourself into a filmmaker in your own right.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/25/design-thinking-and-the-clarity-matrix/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By Jennifer B. Davis<br /><br />I have been reading a great book by <a href="http://www.ideo.com/people/tim-brown" target="_blank" title="Tim Brown">Tim Brown</a>, a founder and thought leader at the famed industrial design firm, IDEO, called ¡°<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Change-Design-Transforms-Organizations-Innovation/dp/0061766089" target="_blank" title="Change by Design - Tim Brown">Change by Design</a>: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.¡± In the book he emphasizes that traditional fields of design (i.e., art, architecture, etc¡­) approach problems differently than other disciplines and having a more design-centric view can lead to more revolutionary outcomes. Hospital emergency room redesign, an example he uses in the book, is not just about the efficiency of filling out forms or the staff-to-patient ratio, but about the materials in the waiting room and how the process makes the patient feel. Design thinking is about approaching a problem holistically and understanding (or seeking to understand) the larger context of the problem at hand.<br /><br />This is the kind of thinking that influenced our design of the Clarity Matrix LCD video wall system. The face that it is a system, rather than monitors that you can buy and hang adjacent to each other, is in itself telling. We didn¡¯t limit our design to just the display. We developed an innovative mounting system and revolutionized the industry by allowing tiled LCD video walls to meet the stringent ADA requirements. We innovated the electronics design, placing fans, power supplies, and sources away from the wall. This alone creates huge benefits with regards to product life (less heat), installation costs (no power outlets behind the wall), and human factors (less noise), but also has significant serviceability benefits that we knew well from our long and pioneering history in video walls for demanding applications. The innovation continued with power supply redundancy, front-serviceability of the display tiles themselves, and image processing that is included, allowing you to stretch one video or image over an entire wall or portions of the wall as your needs dictate. Options like our ERO? technology and Clarity Matrix with Touch are changing the usage model for video walls again.<br /><br />Our approach is so unique that has created a whole new category of video walls: tiled LCD video wall systems. We are the world¡¯s leader in this new category. The Clarity Matrix is a great example of design thinking and just one of the many product lines at Planar that reflect this kind of innovative approach.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/19/digital-signage-trends-3d/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Despite the fact that 3D displays and projectors are growing in popularity, it was noticeably absent from <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.infocommshow.org/" target="_blank" title="InfoComm 2011">InfoComm 2011</a> (though it was featured as a special interest). One of the biggest arguments within the 3D world right now is between <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://news.cnet.com/3d-tv-faq/?tag=mncol;txt#5" target="_blank" title="active and passive glasses">active and passive glasses</a>. For the human brain to perceive a three-dimensional image, each eye needs to see a different signal. Active 3D uses glasses with shutters in them. About sixty times a second the shutters close and then open and each eye alternates. Everything is linked to the TV so that the right eye image is displayed while the right eye piece is open on the glasses. Then it switches for the left eye image.<br /><br />Passive 3D is what the movie theaters use. The same image is projected on the screen using two projectors set slightly apart. The glasses have polarized lenses so that each eye can only receive the image designed for it. This is also the same technology employed by the Runco with the Constant Stereoscopic Video (Runco is a subsidiary of Planar Systems).<br /><br />Even though home theater 3D technology is progressing well, the reliance on glasses to perceive the depth means that signage applications won¡¯t work. Outfitting every passerby with a set of glasses isn¡¯t practical or possible. On the horizon is a <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/01/hands-on-3d-without-the-glasses-comes-into-focus-at-ces.ars" target="_blank" title="glasses-free 3D technology">glasses-free 3D technology</a>. The effect is achieved by the use of a lenticular lens, which spreads the image out horizontally. Think about that little hologram embedded in most credit cards and you know, basically, what a lenticular lens does. The problem with glasses-free 3D is that it sacrifices resolution for viewing angle. Displays can only show so many pixels if you show two 3D images on a screen with 1920 pixels of horizontal resolution, you¡¯ve divided it so that each image gets 960 pixels. The more you divide, the lower the resolution.<br /><br />As displays get higher in resolution, glasses-free 3D will become an option for digital signage applications, but for now it¡¯s not quite ready for prime time.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/16/oh-to-be-a-kid-again/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By Jennifer Davis<br /><br />Years ago, I remember sitting with my best friend Stacy and drafting a letter to Mattel?. In the letter we made a list, an impressive list if memory serves, of the kind of Barbies they should add to their line-up. Themed Barbies based on styles of clothing, hometowns, favorite sports teams and pets, and careers. I recall we received an encouraging, but non-committal form letter in response. Disappointed that we weren¡¯t whisked off to Mattel¡¯s headquarters to engineer their new holiday line-up, we went back our toys.<br /><br />Now, I hear that there is a brand-new "I Can Be...? Architect Barbie?" available from Mattel in partnership with the <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB087666" target="_blank" title="Meet Architect Barbie - AIA">American Institute of Architects</a>. Apparently ¡°architect¡± is the 2011 Career of the Year, following the popular Computer Engineer Doll that Mattel introduced in this same line. Last month wrapped up a contest for AIA members to design Barbie¡¯s <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/AIAB089214?dvid=&amp;recspec=AIAB089214" target="_blank" title="Mattel Barbie Green Dream Home Competition">Green Dream Home</a>. The AIA reports that 17% of their ranks are female and they, together with Mattel, are hoping that this doll helps encourage more girls to become designers. I know my elementary-school self would have loved this doll and I am sure new generations of girls will as well. Even if Barbie is seen wearing heels to a construction site and has a scale model¡­in pink!<br /><br />In the spirit of inspiring creative design ideas in retail and corporate spaces for girls and guys alike, Planar's "Designer Source eBook" includes innovative solutions for designers and architects using Planar's unique video wall, flat panel, touchscreen and kiosk product offerings within retail, hospitality, Institutional, corporate, sports venues, and many other project categories.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/15/cyviz-technology-center-features-planar-flat-panel-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Cyviz, a global leader in collaborative telepresence and command and control solutions, will have the Grand Re-opening of its 7,000 square foot showroom known as the CTC? (Cyviz Technology Center) in Washington, DC. The Grand Re-opening will feature five complete Cyviz solutions for command and control, high resolution, executive conference rooms and 3-D environments. Each solution incorporates Collaborative Telepresence and is named after a famous President.<br /><br />The CTC Washington, DC will feature two new solutions from Planar Systems for customers who require modular Flat Panel Displays.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/11/continuing-education-course-certified-by-the-idcec/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC)* has certified the Planar course ¡°Designing Media Walls: Imagery, Video and Information on Digital Canvases.¡± Now, members of the IDCEC will receive continuing education credit for completing the free, one-hour course. Interior design is increasingly colliding with technological innovation. So, Planar has developed free continuing education courses geared specifically for designers on how to integrate highly functional media-display walls into well designed spaces.<br /><br />Long gone are the days when integrating technology into your home or office meant giving up on aesthetics. The beige boxes and giant tubes that plagued earlier generations have been supplanted. Now sleek, stylish flat-panel displays are tied to powerful hardware that¡¯s tucked away out of sight. But since this is a relatively new development, designers need to learn how to apply the tools of this brave new world.<br /><br />In this course, Jennifer Davis of Planar explains the basics of video wall technology and provides a guide to the myriad specifications and components that designers need to know. Then the fun begins; the wide range of design considerations and options are discussed against the backdrop of real-world case studies. Cap it all off with an overview of the current trends in video walls, and any interior designer will find themselves well prepared to meld stunning technology with attractive design.<br />Planar understands that design isn¡¯t about hammering together disparate elements; that approach is closer to Dr. Frankenstein¡¯s work. Rather, true design, is a blending of form and function into a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Join us in learning about how to blend those parts with our continuing education classes.<br /><br />*IDCEC continuing education units are accepted by the American Society of Interior Designers, the Interior Designers of Canada and the International Interior Design Association.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/9/digital-signage-trends-led-backlights/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />The description of digital signage might compete with the military for the EUA award (Excessive Use of Acronyms). You can look at getting an LCD with HDMI and DVI input so the PC content is in HD. Add to the list CCFL and LED when referring to the way the screen is lit. Since liquid crystal displays (LCDs) don¡¯t produce any light, they need to be lit from behind. The old standard has been to use cold compact florescent lights (CCFL) because it produces a uniform light across the whole screen for an affordable price.<br /><br />But light emitting diodes (LEDs) have improved to the point where they are taking over for the CCFLs. The Planar ep46L and ep55L are leading the way with bright, efficient LED lighted LCD displays. They are 46 and 55 inches in diagonal respectively. Chris Connery, of DisplaySearch, reflected on his time at InfoComm 2011. He points out that LED backlights are a growing trend in digital signage because they are bright, efficient and long-lasting.<br /><br />The Planar EP-Series displays are perfect examples of where the industry is going. They shine with 450 candela per square meter, which is about twice the brightness of a typical LCD monitor and on par with home theater displays. But to keep the brightness under control there¡¯s a built in sensor that can adjust the brightness of the backlight to match the ambient light, automatically. Electricity usage drops by 30 to 50 percent when using an LED backlight versus the CCFLs. In addition, there¡¯s no mercury used in producing the LEDs while the CCFLs won¡¯t function without it. And LEDs last for years the EP-Series can run, 24/7 for nearly six years before the LEDs wear out (and that¡¯s only dropping to half-brightness, not burning out altogether).<br /><br />Once again, Planar is ahead of the trends in digital signage.<br /><br /><iframe frameborder="0" height="380" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iLNyD1AOuHM?rel=0" width="450"></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/4/be-in-the-center-of-the-action/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />Our <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_of_view" target="_blank" title="field of view">field of view</a> is everything that we can see at one time. Human sight can take in 180 degrees of horizontal visual information including the main vision and peripheral vision. From top to bottom, we can take in about 100 degrees of vision. So if you¡¯re standing just ten feet from something it would need to be about 35 feet wide to fill you whole visual field (and about 20 feet tall). Since we can only really see with any clarity within about a 120 degree arc, the realistic size of an immersive screen would have to be 20 feet tall by 25 feet wide. A wall display that provided complete immersion for someone standing just 10 feet away would take 70 display panels in a Clarity Matrix Display Wall.<br /><br />But our vision isn¡¯t flat and a Clarity Matrix array doesn¡¯t have to be either. The EasyAxis mounting system allows for the Clarity Matrix panels to follow the curvature of a wall which gives a more natural field of view using far fewer panels than a flat display could accomplish. Similar to how an <a href="http://www.imax.com/" target="_blank" title="IMAX">IMAX</a> screen makes the audience feel like they are in the middle of the action. A curved Clarity Matrix design will engulf people in the experience.<br /><br />If you laid out your Clarity Matrix wall on a curve rather than in a flat line it would take only 30 feet of visual width to encompass 180 degrees and 20 feet to fill 120 degrees. That translates into 20 fewer displays on the wall to give you the same effect of being engulfed in the image on the screen. So with 30% less screen space you can provide the same feeling of being in the middle of what¡¯s happening on the screen. <br />You may not be installing a two story high video wall that completely fills the visual world of the people seeing it, but the ability to have a curved Clarity Matrix Display Wall match the natural arc of human vision scales to any sized application, uses one third fewer panels and feels more natural and immersive.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/3/planar-3d-exhibits-at-siggraph-2011/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planarsystems.com/">Planar Systems, Inc.</a> will exhibit its <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror/3D displays</a> and a prototype of its 3D Matrix LCD Video Wall at <a href="http://www.siggraph.org/s2011/">SIGGRAPH 2011</a> in Vancouver, BC, August 9-11, 2011 in <a href="http://www.siggraph.org/s2011/sites/org.s2011/files/SIGGRAPH2011Floorplan.pdf">booth #683</a> at the <a href="http://www.vancouverconventioncentre.com/">Vancouver Convention Centre</a>.</p><p>Here's a preview of some of the displays which will be on exhibit at SIGGRAPH:</p><ul><li>The Planar SA2311W 3D Vision Ready monitor is designed for 3D viewing but ideal for 2D viewing, as well. Suitable for playing the latest 3D games or modeling complex biomolecules, Planar's SA2311W has a fast 120Hz frame rate and 2 ms response time.</li><li>Planar's <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/px2491w/">PX2491W</a> color accurate professional monitor is ideal for creative professionals that depend on predictable color and gray shades. Accurate. Stable. Wide gamut.</li><li>When you need a seamless 3D video wall and uninterrupted 24x7 operation, Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall is the ultra-thin bezel system that provides outstanding tiled visual performance. And now, the prototype on exhibit in Planar's booth features 3D technology, providing an eye-catching solution for your digital signage applications.</li></ul><p>Will you be at SIGGRAPH? Stop by Planar's booth #683 to meet with our 3D display professionals and learn more about Planar's complete 3D display offering.</p><p>Are you a gamer or a professional 3D display user? Planar can help with your 3D display needs!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/8/2/handmade-and-beautiful/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In the August issue of <a href="http://www.wallpaper.com/design/wallpaper-handmade...-in-italy/4441" target="_blank" title="Wallpaper* Handmade... in Italy">Wallpaper* magazine</a>, they profile the exhibition they organized in the Brioni palazzo during Salon del Mobile in Milan this Spring. Congratulations to our friends at <a href="http://www.wallpaper.com/gallery/lifestyle/wallpaper-handmade-2011-the-products/17052552/47947" target="_blank" title="StudioDror">StudioDror</a> for the dividing screen they exhibited with Alpi. Their design continues to inspire new uses and implementations.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/28/knowledge-is-power/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Digital media is evolving. Designers and architects are looking beyond traditional uses like way finding and advertising. Using digital media in place of traditional print artwork to create a living space or configuring displays in a free-standing sculpture are just a few of the innovative and remarkable ways to move beyond the big black box. Even with mainstream media wall installations, you can transform a space or achieve business objectives in new and dynamic ways.<br /><br />Planar can help get you started in digital media design by offering an opportunity to learn the basics of designing media walls through our free online training course: Designing Media Walls: Imagery, video, and information on digital canvases. The one-hour course provides a primer on media wall technology, reviewing key specification items, components, a list of design considerations, case studies and a review of media wall trends. Upon course completion you are eligible to earn AIA (American Institute of Architects) and state credit and qualify for HSW. <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.aecdaily.com/en/1664702?tabidx=2" target="_blank" title="Register for AIA CE Course: Designing Media Walls">Register today</a>!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/25/planar-d82l-with-accesschoice-receives-the-2011-best-of-infocomm-award-for-best-killer-new-app/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>On July 22, 2011 the Planar d82L with AccessChoice (introduced at InfoComm) was awarded the 2011 rAVe Best of InfoComm Award for Best Killer New App: <br /><br />"This is an 82" LCD (very well designed aesthetically, by the way) with off-board electronics - native 1080p. Because all the video signal processing and power supply is in an external processor, the 82" is sealed and is only 3.7" deep (amazing for the size of the display). But why the "Killer App" Award? Well, again, displays have become a commodity and any time a monitor manufacturer differentiates, we like that. But, in this case, this is something all display companies need to be looking at -- outboard electronics. It'll make everyone's life easier (installers, clients, the Green police) as you can consolidate power-supplies and cable management. Way to set an example Planar!"<br /> <a href="http://ravepubs.com/rave2011/index.php?option=com_ravevideo&amp;ravevideo_id=4852&amp;view=ravevideo&amp;Itemid=325&amp;utm_source=iContact&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=rAVe%20ProAV%20Edition&amp;utm_content=" target="_blank" title="InfoComm 2011: Planar Launches d82L Access Choice Commercial LCD with Off-Board Electronics">Check out this rAVe NOW video from InfoComm</a> <br />Read more on <a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/rave2011/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=5467:2011-rave-best-of-infocomm-awards&amp;catid=87:proav-edition&amp;Itemid=180" target="_blank" title="Best of InfoComm Awards">rAVepubs.com</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/21/mood-lighting/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There¡¯s growing scientific research that shows mood lighting isn¡¯t just a saying, it¡¯s a physiological effect. In <a href="http://www.drbriffa.com/2011/01/14/why-its-important-to-turn-the-lights-down-low-in-the-evening/" target="_blank" title="Why it¡¯s important to turn the lights down low in the evening">one study</a> it¡¯s shown that exposure to high levels of light in the time before sleeping reduces the depth and restfulness of sleep. Turning the lights down low signals our bodies to start unwinding and producing the melatonin necessary for restful slumber. But lots of times we¡¯re in places where the lights are bright and shining in our faces.<br /><br />There¡¯s also research that shows the major component of energy consumption on LCD screens is the brightness. According to <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/green-tech/monitor-power-efficiency/" target="_blank" title="CNET">CNET</a>, ¡°brightness trumps every other setting for saving power,¡± meaning that no other change to the settings of an LCD display has as much impact as changing the brightness. This is especially important at night and in low-light situations where the screens just don¡¯t need to be as bright. The power is being used for no reason at all and the money is being wasted to run LCD screens at full brightness in dim light environments.<br /><br />So, not only is it good for you to reduce the light coming into your eyes so you can get better sleep, but it¡¯s also good for the wallet to drop the brightness. The Planar EP-Series displays have built in ambient light sensors that detect what¡¯s going on outside so that the backlight can respond accordingly. So when it¡¯s time to say, ¡°<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodnight_Moon" target="_blank" title="Goodnight Moon">Goodnight Moon</a>¡± and the world is dark, the EP-Series will respond by dropping the brightness. This saves your eyes and melatonin so you can enjoy a restful night of sleep.<br /><br />Since the EP-Series is designed to run 24 hours a day, it needs to be flexible with the day-night cycle. Bright sunlight means that the screen needs to be brighter to be seen. Dark night means the monitors need to do less work (and use less power) to be seen clearly. In addition to automatically adjusting the backlight¡¯s brightness to respond to the ambient light, the EP-Series uses the ultra-efficient and reliable light emitting diodes to produce the backlight. Unlike the fluorescent tubes used in older displays, LEDs use a fraction of the power to produce the same amount of light and since there¡¯s no mercury used to make Planar¡¯s LEDs, the screens are even more environmentally conscious. That¡¯s enough to put anyone in a good mood.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/18/line-up/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />In kindergarten I learned the subtle art of getting in line. At the beginning of class, at the end of class, before lunch and recess getting in line was the rule. We were taught early and often about how important it is to stand in line. Don¡¯t cut. Keep the lines straight. The same practice is applied throughout my life at the coffee shop or the movie theater. Lining up is still important.<br /><br />Lining up is a metaphor for things working perfectly. If everything lines up then all the pieces necessary are exactly where they need to be. When it comes to a multi-panel display the phrase ¡°lining up¡± is no metaphor for perfection, it¡¯s the prerequisite. If every display isn¡¯t perfectly aligned with all the other displays around it then whenever motion crosses the boundary between the two it will be glaringly obvious. Think of looking at the action on a football field through a glass of water. When you look through the water things will be lined up at one level, but at the boundary between the water and the air it will look like things are broken and offset. A poorly aligned display wall makes it seem like you¡¯re looking through glasses of water and everything is broken up.<br /><br />The lack of alignment destroys the illusion of one, large display and makes all the viewers acutely aware of the individual screens rather than the whole array. But with the Clarity Matrix Display Wall you can rely on the EasyAxis Mounting System to line up everything precisely. Each screen in the display wall can adjust in six directions with fine accuracy so that depth, height and width adjustments are all tuned perfectly.<br /><br />The EasyAxis wall mounts are included with the Clarity Matrix Display at no extra charge so that your screens are exactly where they need to be. But lining up once isn¡¯t the only thing that the Planar crew taught the EasyAxis mounting system. You can also tilt the individual screens from the front to be able to access the rear panel for connection and maintenance throughout the life of the Clarity Matrix Display Wall. My kindergarten teacher would be proud.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/14/reclaim-the-conference-room/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />Conference rooms need video. With the ubiquity of PowerPoint, Keynote and Skype it¡¯s unthinkable that any modern business conference room would be without the ability to use these tools. And the typical response is to install a projector and screen, however, a whole host of considerations need to be addressed when installing a projector: the ambient light, the screen placement, the projector location and the ability for everyone in the room to see what¡¯s going on. In large settings with controlled lighting and a dedicated audience, a projector is an ideal solution. Most business meetings, however, don¡¯t take place in such an environment.<br /><br />Conference rooms are more suited to a dozen or so people connecting over ideas in a conversational manner. That conversation is limited when the lights dim for the projector to fire up. Then the screen can be difficult to see when the blinds are open. The orientation of the screen at one end means that people need to adjust where they¡¯re facing and it immediately generates a divide between the perceived audience and speaker roles. Coworkers sit around the conference table and when the lights flip off they are tempted to zone out like they did when they were students in Biology 101.<br /><br />Instead of installing a projector, install the Planar EP-Series displays in your conference rooms. Choose either a 46-inch or 55-inch screen, which is as large as a projector could produce in most moderately sized conference rooms anyway. The back-lit liquid crystal displays produce their own illumination so turning down the lights won¡¯t be necessary to see your presentation clearly. There¡¯s no chance that you¡¯ll get in the way of the projector beam and block out half of the screen when the image is all up on the wall. The EP-Series displays are light and thin so there¡¯s very little of the room¡¯s valuable space sacrificed to display.<br /><br />Rather than dividing the presenter from the audience in a conference room, you can use the efficient, cost effective EP-Series displays on two or more walls of the room so everyone in the conference room can see the important information without having to adjust where they¡¯re sitting or looking. This means the group dynamic remains intact, which leads to better brainstorming and problem-solving.<br />So, instead of turning your conference rooms into nap-inducers, create spaces where your team can collaborate and connect. Reclaim your conference room.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/11/brain-rules/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Scientists have been busy unlocking the secrets of the human brain: how it works, how it fails and what all that means. The field of neuroscience is making new discoveries daily, but who¡¯s to explain the science to the rest of us? John Medina (Dr. Medina, that is) is a neuroscientist at the University of Washington. He¡¯s not only a researcher but also an educator training up young scientists-to-be. But what you really need to know about him is that he¡¯s been able to translate the obtuse language of the academy into a few simple statements. The research on the human brain can be summed up and applied to daily life and Medina writes about it in his book, <a href="http://www.brainrules.net/" target="_blank" title="Brain Rules">Brain Rules</a>.<br /><br />It¡¯s not an option to ignore what¡¯s being gleaned from this research. Cognitive function affects literally everything that happens so it¡¯s recklessly irresponsible to remain uninformed. <a href="http://www.brainrules.net/vision" target="_blank" title="Rule number ten">Rule number ten</a> (of 12) says that ¡°Vision trumps all other senses.¡± This means that the brain weights what is seen more than what¡¯s heard, tasted, touched or smelled. Every other sense acts as a supporting character to sight, like Diana Ross and the Supremes (or not).<br /><br />Visual dominance isn¡¯t just what comes in through our eyes, but what our eyes expect to see. Written language is still words and requires the brain to access the secondary language center rather than the primary visual center. Each letter is dissected by the brain into its constituent shapes then matched against patterns for recognition before being recombined into words that have meaning.<br /><br />¡°Little Billy was sad because his ice cream cone fell on the ground.¡± We think about the situation. We process the language and we have a logical understanding of the situation. But all that is communicated with a wordless picture showing an ice cream cone slowly melting on the pavement or the tears welling up in the eyes of a child. Signage isn¡¯t just about conveying information to people but connecting with human beings. Connections are made through vision and image.<br /><br />Instead of showing streams of text on?a billboard, install a Planar EP-Series display that can show full, high-definition video in a light, durable, energy-efficient package. The EP-Series uses edge-lit LED backlight technology to reduce energy cost and high quality LCD components to increase reliability so you can run them all day and night for years.<br /><br />Or choose the Clarity Matrix? display wall that marries a grid of displays into one giant screen or into a screen with multiple, independent sections. The slim mounting EasyAxis system means the LCD screens will stick out just four inches into the room. The remote power and video processing mean that the wall will be quiet, cool and won¡¯t require any electrical outlets for the screens.<br /><br />Take advantage of the primacy of vision. Connect with people in the most powerful way possible.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/8/hang-out-a-shingle/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />It used to be that you could just paint your name and business information on a shingle and hang it out in front of your shop or office. The simple market method was enough to drive business so that the phrase became an idiom for starting a new venture. Especially in the American West, doctors and lawyers could show up in a new town and immediately have business.<br /><br />As technology advanced the signs got a bit more complex with colors and designs. Logos and brand recognition became important marketing features. But most marketing was done through tools like the phone book, that¡¯s why there are so many ¡°AAA Locksmiths¡± around the country. The idea was that being first in the alphabetical phone book listings would drive more business (and it often did). The medium is slightly different, but the effect is nearly the same as hanging out a shingle.<br /><br />Technology hasn¡¯t paused so now we have amazing tools like the Clarity? Matrix Display Wall that can show anything you can dream up. You can leverage the high definition, multi-panel display to offer advertising to your clients as well as showing off the features of your new building. But the move from hanging out a shingle to the type of technology available in a Clarity Matrix display is leaving the old paradigms behind. You can show stunning HD pictures of the billboards that your clients have designed. You can even play the commercial¡¯s they¡¯ve recorded for television. The number of advertisements that reach the eyes of people will drastically increase with the ability to change the display constantly and the efficiency built in to be able to run the Clarity Matrix 24/7 with minimal down-time.<br /><br />Now let your imagination run wild. Consider an interactive display with a touch screen interface so that the people passing the wall-sized display can call up the information they want based on what they¡¯re looking for. When the ads are served up, not by some random rotation, but by the specific request of the people they will be more effective since they meet the specific need of the customer at the time they have the need.<br /><br />With the Extended Ruggedness and Optics technology, Planar¡¯s Clarity Matrix can stand up to the rigors of being touched and handled thousands of times. The ERO glass is tough, resistant to scratching, bonded directly to the screens of the display wall and supports touch screen input. Planar has skilled partners like <a href="http://www.mtekkiosk.com/about-us" title="Mtek Kiosk">Mtek Kiosk</a> who can integrate the Clarity Matrix displays into touch-based kiosks that connect people with content. We¡¯ve moved a long way from hanging out a shingle, but the purpose is still the same as it¡¯s always been. Let us handle the technology so you can handle your business.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/6/i-can-see-clearly-now/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />In his masterful book on visual design, <a href="http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/books_be" title="Beautiful Evidence">Beautiful Evidence, Edward Tufte</a> has an extended discussion of ¡°<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparkline" title="sparklines">sparklines</a>.¡± If you don¡¯t already know, a sparkline is a small graphical representation of data, usually in the form of a line graph. Tufte says sparklines are: ¡°data-intense, design-simple, word-sized graphics.¡± Rather than showing all of the information necessary in one, confused graph, the data is broken out into discreet chunks to be analyzed separately. Whether looking at stock performance, medical data or the average rainfall in the Amazon rainforest, sparklines can be used to make the raw numerical data comprehensible at a glance.<br /><br />According to Tufte, information isn¡¯t enough nor is beautiful design, but both together work in concert to convey more than either could alone. Being able to see at a glance that the DOW was up for the day, but only after steep mid-day losses versus the steady gains experienced by the S&amp;P 500 gives more information than just the end-of-day numbers.<br /><br />In order for sparklines to work, however, the resolution needs to be very high. Traditional displays are too blocky to show the minute detail necessary for sparklines so Tufte¡¯s brilliant design concept has been unused due to the limitations of technology. With high definition displays the sparklines are finely differentiated and subtly show the vital information.<br /><br />Clarity Matrix display walls offer a stunning 1920 by 1080 pixels of resolution per display. Each individual component of a Clarity Matrix wall is full HD resolution by itself with over 2 million pixels on a screen. When you start adding up the pixels for a nine panel wall you start seeing the power of an image with 18 million pixels. The finest detail is crisp and sharp.<br /><br />So, when you need to know an enormous amount of information about dozens or even hundreds of individual items, take advantage of the design genius of Tufte and the technological brilliance of Planar. The Clarity Matrix display will allow you to clearly see the performance of each individual company in the NASDAQ at a glance or the vital statistics for all of the patients in a medical trial laid out together.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/7/1/nba-franchise-portland-trail-blazers-cio-talks-about-planar-s-clarity-matrix/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><br />"The size, resolution and format of the Clarity Matrix media walls generate a level of energy and excitement that simply isn't possible with any other type of display," said Portland Trail Blazers CIO Chris Dill. "They let Rip City United visitors follow larger-than-life game action away from the arena and allow us to service these important customers in a manner that is both personal and impactful." The 132 square-foot Clarity Matrix video wall has been installed in the Rose Garden Arena, in the new Rip City United Headquarters. Read more.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/28/targeted-marketing-in-real-life/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br /><a href="https://www.google.com/" target="_blank" title="Google">Google</a> has made its fortune by selling <a href="http://adwords.google.com/" target="_blank" title="Targeted Ads">targeted ads</a>. Most people know Google as the search engine company, but they make no money by offering searches. Rather it¡¯s the ads that appear alongside search results that generate income for Google. It¡¯s a brilliant system that takes advantage of the new world of Internet technology.<br /><br />Prior to the Internet, advertising was focused on getting eyes. The more people who watched a TV show or subscribed to a magazine, the more eyes would see the advertisements and the more valuable the ads are. It¡¯s a game of percentages. Assume that most of the people seeing the ads aren¡¯t interested. Adjust for the target demographic of the show or magazine. Create the highest chance that the ad will match up with people who are interested in the product. Once the percentages are set then it¡¯s a game of getting eyeballs on the ads to drive more customer action.<br /><br />Google realized that people searching are giving clues to what they want, which helps to reduce guesswork involved in targeting an advertisement. But then they did something revolutionary, they stopped charging for the number of eyes to see the ad and started charging for the number of times an ad got clicked by an interested customer. The terminology is now about the cost-per-click for different ads that Google hosts. The advertisers are happier because they¡¯re paying only for the most interested potential customers. Google is happy because its ad revenue continues to grow.<br /><br />The transformation that¡¯s happened in the space of private media and advertising is now moving to the public space. Magazines and TV shows are similar to billboards in public areas. The theory is the same. Get eyes on the ad and hope that enough people in that space will be interested. But technology has moved as far beyond a simple billboard as a Google search is beyond a magazine.<br /><br />Planar¡¯s Clarity? Matrix Display Wall is made up of high definition, high quality, durable, efficient and reliable displays. The matrix design allows as many screens as you can imagine in any configuration that you can conceive. And, partnering with industry leaders like <a href="http://www.mtekkiosk.com/about-us" target="_blank" title="Mtek Kiosk">Mtek Kiosk</a>, Planar can create the real-world equivalent of Google-style ads. Let people select what they want from a touch screen menu on a six foot tall Clarity Matrix display. Then when the suggestions come up for advertisers, the eyes on the ad are interested and motivated. An initial investment in better technology can yield enormous results when every ad displayed is more valuable to customers and to advertising clients.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/27/no-unitaskers/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton_Brown" target="_blank" title="Alton Brown">Alton Brown</a>, the host of Good Eats, Iron Chef America and Feasting on Asphalt on the Food Network often shares his prejudice against unitaskers. The only unitasker he allows in his kitchen is the fire extinguisher. If you¡¯re not familiar, a unitasker is a tool that can only perform one function and kitchens are filled with them. Egg slicers, bread makers, pickle spears and lemon zesters are just a few of the offenders that make Alton cringe. There¡¯s no space in the kitchen for these items that get so little use but take up so much space.<br /><br />In a world that is becoming much more conscious about efficiency, the ethic of no unitaskers can apply far outside the kitchen. You could install billboards to display advertisements then install televisions to shows relevant to your clients and finally you can put in a signage system to show important information. Each unitasker has to be purchased, installed and maintained separately and they can¡¯t do anything different in the future.<br /><br />Multitaskers offer greater value since they can do more than just one job and that frees up time, space and resources for other things that are important. You could install a <a href="/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix Display Wall</a> that can replace billboards, televisions and information signage all in one package. Using the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhH-n5sDsyQ&amp;feature=player_embedded" target="_blank" title="Big Picture Plus">Big Picture Plus</a> video processing package (included with each Clarity Matrix installation) you can set some of the panels to show the financial news channel, other panels display the information necessary for your clients and still other panels cycle through ads. Each panel of a Clarity Matrix display configuration can show separate information or it could be incorporated with other panels to stretch data across them. The individual displays have built in sensors that determine where each display is within the wall so that you can easily assign the sections you want to the data you want. With the minuscule 5.7 millimeter gap (with the Clarity Matrix MX 55) between each panel, the Clarity Matrix wall blends into one large screen for when you want to show everything together, but each screen is full 1080p HD quality on its own.<br /><br />Alton Brown would be proud of the amazing multitasking capabilities of the Clarity Matrix. No unitaskers here.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/24/efficient-is-the-new-sexy/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br /><br />She rolls up in her new car and steps out. Both are drop-dead gorgeous and everyone around stops to stare. What did you imagine? No, not the woman, the car. If it were 20 years ago you might imagine her emerging from a rumbling <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Viper" target="_blank" title="Dodge Viper">Dodge Viper</a> or descending from a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humvee" target="_blank" title="Humvee">Humvee</a>. But today its more likely that a sexy car is something like the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster" target="_blank" title="Tesla Roadster">Tesla Roadster</a> all electric sports car or even the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius" target="_blank" title="Toyota Prius">Toyota Prius</a> getting 50 miles per gallon. The world has changed in not that much time so the cars that used to be drool-inducing would now cause us to wince while imagining the cost of filling the tank.<br /><br />The rising cost of energy and rising concerns about the environment have changed how we look at the world. Buildings are being designed with high efficiency lighting and climate control so that energy costs can be kept down and the impact on the environment can be minimized. But at the same time as we¡¯re cutting back, technology is jumping forward. Imagine someone offered you a car that could go twice as far on each tank of gas and took up half the space while still holding just as much cargo.<br /><br />The Planar EP-Series Displays are that kind of technological marvel in liquid crystal form. Since they use light emitting diodes to generate the backlighting, the EP-Series displays sip rather than guzzle power. And the package is stunningly slim as well at only two inches deep. But the EP-Series screens still produce amazing, high definition video with deep blacks and bright whites (i.e. a 4,000-to-one contrast ratio). The video flows smoothly since the LCD screen refreshes 120 times every second (i.e. 120Hz).<br /><br />Efficiency doesn¡¯t stop with size and energy consumption though. The EP-Series screens are built to last. You can run these screens all day every day for years. The solid-state LED technology won¡¯t burn out and the commercial quality LCD screen is guaranteed to last for years (3 year Advance Exchange warranty). And the built in Ambient Light Sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen to the ideal level so it¡¯s brighter during the day and dims during low light times to use the least amount of power while still providing a fantastic picture. <br />The Planar EP-Series Displays are sexy.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/21/digital-signage-trends-shapes/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />The rectangle dominates signage. Billboards, menus, movie posters and nearly every sign is locked into the rectangle. Digital signage has been following the same path, largely due to the form factor of display panels (surprise, surprise, also rectangles). But the growing trend seen in digital signage is different shapes. It might be an arch, a wave, a tower or a spiral, but the shapes are coming out to play.<br /><br />It¡¯s not the individual panels that are changing in size, but the configuration of the panels that provides different shapes. Two things are necessary to allow the variety of configurations to work at all: a versatile mounting system and a powerful video processor.<br /><br />Lo and behold, the Clarity Matrix Video Wall has both. Not only does the EasyAxis mounting system allow the individual screens in the video wall to be individually adjusted on six different axes, but it also lets you configure the matrix with differently oriented panels and curved arrays. So the banner display can wrap around a building or follow the curve of interesting architectural pieces.<br /><br />Planar¡¯s own Indisys image processing system can break up an image across any configuration of panels imaginable. So the text can spiral along the path of the curving panels or the image can appear to be seen through the shape of the video wall. And each of the panels, like the Clarity Matrix MX55, a 55 inch high-def display, communicates to the video processor where it is in the array, automatically.<br /><br />The rectangle is no longer the only shape possible for signage. But some things have to be seen to be believed.<br /><br /><br /><br /><object id="flashfirebug_1338492195291" width="640" height="390" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/U8N0-TeKeXQ?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/U8N0-TeKeXQ?version=3" /><param name="allownetworking" value="all" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/17/top-4-things-we-learned-at-neocon/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>4. Media walls, like those from Planar, are transforming spaces and creating new opportunities for design. To learn more, check out our CE accredited online course.<br /><br />3. Architects and designers love their 1.5 seconds of fame. The <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://twitter.com/#search?q=neocon11" target="_blank" title="NeoCon11 Twitter Stream">Twitter stream</a> on the displays showed social posts about the show. It was fun to monitor the buzz and see those profile pictures float by.<br /><br />2. Pick great partners. The team at <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.designerpages.com/" target="_blank" title="DesignerPages.com">DesignerPages.com</a> rocks!<br /><br />...and the number one thing we learned at NeoCon is...<br /><br />1. Take the stairs!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/17/digital-signage-trends-video-walls/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In balmy Orlando, the InfoComm audio-visual conference has now wrapped up. All of the top names in digital signage were on hand to show off exciting new technology. One of the big trends this year was the multi-panel video wall system. According to Christine Persaud, writing for the <a href="http://www.marketnews.ca/LatestNewsHeadlines/InfoComm2011:DigitalSignage,VideoWallsMore.html" target="_blank" title="InfoComm 2011: Digital Signage, Video Walls &amp; More">Market News</a>:<br /><br />¡°At InfoComm 2011 the second clear trend on the commercial end is video walls; whereby a series of flat panel TVs are daisy-chained to display a single image, or series of images that work together through a centrally controlled network. These can range from single 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 designs, to an infinite number of panels to take up a wall in a stadium, for example. We already see the trend toward video walls at shows like CES and CEDIA. But it¡¯s the commercial sector that will really realize its growth potential.¡±<br /><br />Planar is well ahead of the game when it comes to video wall technology. The Clarity Matrix video walls are powered by remote, rack-mounted video processing units and power supplies. Simply, the noise and heat of the video wall aren¡¯t on the wall.<br /><br />With the new Clarity Matrix 55 inch panels, the video walls are enormous and lovely. Each panel is full 1920-by-1080 high definition, so a relatively small 2-by-2 video wall has a stunning 7680-by-4320 pixels of resolution. The minuscule gap of 5.7 millimeters between panels means that there are only 9 pixels worth of space separating the images on each panel.<br /><br />A great example of the Clarity Matrix at work in a design environment could be seen at the Berlin Happens Exhibition earlier in May at the Relative Space showroom in New York City. The Clarity Matrix LCD video wall displayed the creative work of award-winning German architect, Juergen Mayer H, recipient of the Audi Urban Future Award 2010, and Relative Space principal Tyler Greenberg.<br />? <br />The Clarity Matrix display isn¡¯t only large and beautiful, but it¡¯s also tough and functional. The Extended Ruggedness Optics (ERO) surface protects the screens from damage so they can be installed in high-traffic areas.<br /><br />Touch screen interfacing (provided by SMART Technologies) transforms a passive video wall into an interactive presentation center, direction kiosk or command center, with multi-touch capabilities.<br /><br /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/16/unexpected-interactivity/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This past weekend in Chicago, I visited <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Park" target="_blank" title="Millennium Park">Millennium Park</a> and the famed "Cloud Gate" sculpture by Anish Kapoor.<br /><br />This strikingly beautiful (and surprisingly whimsical) public art piece had an unexpected call to interactivity. It made you want to play with your reflection by moving from side to side, by walking through the center of the display, and by getting your friends to take your picture. It caused a reaction, for sure.<br /><br />This week we announced the new Clarity Matrix Touch solution, which has added interactivity in new ways to video walls that both attract and engage. This is the promise of media walls and what the Clarity Matrix Touch delivers.<br /><br /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/14/neocon-2011-first-two-days/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />The Windy City is currently playing host to the <a href="http://www.neocon.com/" title="NeoCon">NeoCon</a> Interior Design conference. As a part of the festivities, Planar is hosting the digital communication center. All the tweets, pictures and comments from around the floor are being routed to a 3x2 Clarity Matrix display (filtered for content, of course) and then streamed out to the passing throngs. This made the conversation online a tangible, interactive part of the event.<br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p><br />Some of the highlights from the first two days at NeoCon were the cupcakes, provided by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sparkeology-Inc/114173988620114" title="Sparkology">Sparkology</a>, teasing everyone¡¯s sweet tooth. Several exhibitors are enticing passersby with offers of iPads to be won. The first evening ended with a showroom party. There were even rumors of a wild Bono on the loose roaming the halls of The Merchandise Mart. If you don¡¯t spot him in real life, you can always see the evidence at the Twitter Wall. <br /><br />With a few hours left in the show, all attendees and exhibitors alike are still alive with energy and excitement. Everyone is celebrating the success of the show and planning for NeoCon 2012!?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/13/the-power-of-wonder/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This Socrates quote graces the wall of the Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago:<br /><br /><br /><br />This is very true this week as we participate in three trade shows in a single week. Wonder is the curiosity to learn new insights from our customers and to help them discover new technologies from Planar. Wisdom comes as we explore opportunities for partnership and innovation. What do you wonder this week?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/10/size-matters/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />The pyramids of Egypt rise up out of the sand on the Giza plateau defying imagination. In sheer size and the amount of labor required to build them they are truly wonders, which earned them the moniker even in ancient times. Of the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Wonders_of_the_Ancient_World" target="_blank" title="Seven Wonders of the Ancient World">Seven Wonders of the Ancient World</a>, the Great Pyramid at Giza is the only one to survive. Not a one of the other six wonders was diminutive.<br /><br />From huge statues like the Colossus of Rhodes and the statue of Zeus to giant buildings like the Temple of Artemis and the Lighthouse at Alexandria to immense undertakings like the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.<br /><br />Humanity has always celebrated big things. There¡¯s something about human beings that makes us want things to be big. Our brains attach a larger significance to larger things. It may not be fair, but there¡¯s a reason that taller people tend to make more money and get promoted more often. We subconsciously attach more importance to bigger things and people.<br /><br />This means that when you want to share a message with people, the bigger it is the more it will stick. When selling advertisements in newspapers and magazines there¡¯s a premium put on the full-page ad. Your message is important and you need to share it with people. The best way to emphasize the importance and connect it to your audience is to go big. <br /><br />The Clarity Matrix display system can get as big as your imagination. If you wanted a display wall the size of the Statue of Zeus standing at Olympia in Greece you could build it. Forty feet high and forty feet wide using 231 displays perfectly aligned with remote, redundant power supplies and powerful, versatile video processing. Of course you can scale the Clarity Matrix display to any size you want and test drive the configuration using the Clarity Matrix Calculator.<br /><br />Find out how many displays you need on your ten by 12 foot wall or determine the size that would be covered by a matrix of five displays high by three wide (100 square feet). Let your imagination run wild and we¡¯ll create a wonderful reality from it.<br /><br />Your message is valuable. Let your audience know the value by making it big. Because the truth is, size really does matter.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/8/get-the-picture/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />As we piled into the car, I couldn¡¯t help but feel another twinge of jealously. He was my friend and I was happy for him, I really was. But I was also incredibly jealous that as a senior in high school he got to drive a red 1966 Mustang. If it were a convertible I may not have been able to contain my envy. This day was like any other day, we were headed out after school for track practice. He turned the key and the beautiful engine roared to life bringing an involuntary smile to my face. A moment later it sputtered to silence. He twisted the key in the ignition again, but the engine refused to speak.<br /><br />The object of my envy was transformed, in an instant, into frustration for all of us. We climbed out and he popped the hood. As we were looking around the cavernous confines of the Mustang¡¯s engine compartment we felt lost. A few times we poked at something or other but we were mostly inept when it came to car repair. A classmate walked by and noticed the hood up. He offered to take a look and we gladly accepted. Within minutes he found that the little metal hook that connected the gas pedal to the engine throttle had broken. With pair of pliers he made a quick bend in the remaining metal to make a new hook and slid it into place. The car lived again, and we were off to practice.<br /><br />The moral of the story is that linkage is essential. Without the throttle linkage (I learned what it¡¯s called) my friend¡¯s Pony Car was nothing but a parking-lot decoration. There has to be a linkage between what¡¯s on the outside and what¡¯s really driving things.<br /><br />You might be impressed with the Planar Clarity Matrix video walls popping up (like in the Huntsville Airport) because they¡¯re gorgeous to look at. But we didn¡¯t just make a pretty face for show, there¡¯s power behind the beauty. An array of high efficiency LCD screens, perfectly aligned and each showing full 1080p high definition is nothing short of amazing. Yet without the throttle linkage, this car isn¡¯t going anywhere.<br /><br /><br />The engine under the hood of the Clarity Matrix displays is the <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhH-n5sDsyQ&amp;feature=player_embedded#at=17" title="Matrix Big Picture">Big Picture Plus video processing system</a>. In Huntsville they have a 21 screen video wall that follows the curve of the building. Stunning to behold, but the Big Picture Plus system allows more than just one big video on such a large screen. You can designate portions of the screen for different purposes. In the airport, they show crystal clear HD news programming, but also set aside some of the screens for arrival and departure display. The possibilities are endless. You can display different camera feeds in your control room. You can keep the numbers for all the markets around the world in front of your eyes.<br /><br />Planar has linkage figured out. The powerful engine is linked to a striking display wall so everything works in harmony.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/6/less-is-more/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />The words of Tim Allen, playing Tim the-tool-man Taylor on TV, ¡°More POWER!¡± are followed by a series of grunts. It feels manly to just think about it. More power must mean more options, better performance and improved productivity. Almost everything you see as you walk through your day is trying to convince you to get more: more meat on your burger, more money in your bank and more horse-power in your car. More, more more.<br /><br />What if ¡°more¡± isn¡¯t always the answer? What if <a href="http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/226400.html" title="Less is more definition">less is more</a>? The phrase comes from a poem by Robert Browning:</p><blockquote style="color: #444 !important;">Who strive you don¡¯t know how the others strive <br />To paint a little thing like that you smeared <br />Carelessly passing with your robes afloat,- <br />Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says, <br />(I know his name, no matter) so much less! <br />Well, less is more, Lucrezia.</blockquote><p>Seeking less is sometimes better than striving after more. Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (1886-1969) is a renowned architect who took up Browning¡¯s refrain and brought the design element of less into buildings. There¡¯s a school of artistic and design thought that tends toward less, known as Minimalism, which looks for less rather than more.<br /><br />But what if the concept isn¡¯t limited to art and design, poetry and architecture? What if less can be more in technology? Typical liquid crystal displays use a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_cathode_fluorescent_lamp" title="Cold Cathode">cold cathode fluorescent light</a> tube that sits behind the colored crystal pixels and shines through them to produce the image on the display. Think of a CCFL as a miniaturized version of the fluorescent tube in the light fixture over your head. It uses dangerous chemicals like mercury to produce light.<br /><br />Newer technology for LCD displays is based on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode" title="light emitting diodes">light emitting diodes</a>, most well know for the blinking red light on your coffee maker and myriad other electronics in your house. The LED has grown up in recent years and can now produce bright, white light to rival fluorescent bulbs. What makes LEDs so great is that they don¡¯t use chemicals like mercury housed in a tube, but are solid state technology. Electricity passes through the diode¡¯s material and it glows with light. There¡¯s very little energy lost to heat waste and the life of LEDs is many times that of CCFLs.<br /><br />Less is more. Less energy used, fewer chemicals involved and less need for repair and replacement make LED backlighting much more attractive for LCD displays like the Planar EP-Series. At Planar we believe that less can be more. The EP-Series is minimalistic in size and design so that your message comes through. The screen is less than two inches deep and the bezel is logo-free. The displays take less energy and have less opportunity for failure so that you can use them more, more often and in more places. <br />We might disappoint Tim Allen with our EP-Series, but we¡¯re okay with that.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/2/displays-as-tough-as-glass/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />Glass has a reputation for being weak. When a boxer wants to talk about a foe who¡¯s weak he might say: ¡°He has a glass jaw.¡± Or there¡¯s the old saying: ¡°Those is glass houses shouldn¡¯t throw stones.¡± We think of glass as being the weak link in our houses or cars. Wood and steel will protect us where polished glass will fail. Granted, the reputation of glass has been earned over a long time, but what glass is doing now is anything but weak.<br /><br />Glass is used to stop bullets in armored cars, to protect astronauts in space and to cover the screen of your smartphone. The brittle analogy for weakness has come a long way through the coaxing of engineers to become a top-tier solution for protecting assets. Glass is essentially melted sand, but with the careful addition of other elements and control of the manufacturing process the result can be incredibly tough, yet still smooth and clear.<br /><br />At Planar we tackled the challenge of putting vibrant digital signage at eye level through LCD displays and mounts that are 60% thinner than anyone else. So sports arenas, airports and shopping malls can mount gorgeous screens right were people are looking. But that leaves a new problem, what happens when the screens get touched. General access to the public also means general access to sticky toddler fingers, rough suitcase bumps and countless other touches.<br /><br />We put on another pot of coffee for the Planar engineering team and they rewarded us with Extended Ruggedness and Optics glass, or ERO for short. This marvel of melted sand is incredibly strong and resistant to damage, so it protects the LCD screens behind it, which is fantastic. But our engineers weren¡¯t satisfied with just that much. They added enhancements to boost the contrast of the image on the screen by 300 percent, so not only is it tough, but it¡¯s also easier to see. Finally they threw in a bonding technique so that the glass fits over the Clarity Matrix LCD screens without any gap for moisture or dust to get in and degrade the image. That little gem earned the engineers a dozen donuts.<br /><br />The reputation of glass may have been earned over centuries, but with innovations like ERO protecting your Clarity Matrix display wall you¡¯ll begin to think of glass differently.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/6/1/dooh-is-where-the-growth-is/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>DOOH? sounded first like the grunt frequently uttered by <a href="http://www.thesimpsons.com/bios/bios_family_homer.htm">Homer Simpson</a>. In case you haven't come across it in other contexts than that of a cartoon so far, it actually spells out Digital Out Of Home, a well loved (?) abbreviation for the Digital Signage professionals. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13581453">BBC's Shafir Sakr (30.5.2011) reports</a> on outdoor advertising noting that industry experts are forecasting faster growth for digital signage than for any other media. JCDecaux is the current leader in the market place. In the video report <a href="http://www.jcdecaux.com/">JCDecaux</a>'s Jeremy Male notes that with digital signage "you can't turn the page or switch off, it is just there".<br /><br /><br />Digital signage allows moving from brochures to digital signs and the report introduces a case of Duty Free shops doing just that at Oslo airport - where changing campaigns monthly at the fast paced airport environment offers challenges and Christine Toemte of TRN Duty Free explains how digital signage makes their life easier.<br /><br />But what is so different about real time outdoor advertising and what possibilities does it offer the advertiser other than just a substitute to print? Adverts can be customized and updated remotely according to current events, weather changes and even according to the viewers gender or tastes, while sharing it all on Social Media sites. At ScreenMedia Expo in London I tested out <a href="http://www.cadbury.co.uk/home/Pages/home.aspx">Cadbury</a>'s interactive advert, which was connected with <a href="http://www.facebook.com/">Facebook</a> and left me with a <a href="http://www.fairtrade.net/">Fair Trade</a> Chocolate Bar in my hand! Now that's an advert that leaves a sweet taste in the consumer's mouth! <br /><br /><a href="http://www.planar.com/">Planar</a> is being active in DOOH market, especially through the focus on QSR market (QSR = Quick Serve Restaurants), including drive-in restaurants. Our strength in this market is the customization capability, which has allowed us to create products like the Outdoor Digital Signage Display LC46 and <span style="font-size: 14px;">Indoor Digital Signage Display LB3251WHW</span>, which are available to all our customers. In May we explored the market at Screen Media Expo in London and DSE in Essen, demonstrating a wide range of our digital signage products from Transparent EL to ep55L Large Scale Signage Display with LED backlight.<br />?</p><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: left; margin-right: 1em; text-align: left;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/---huv7k_d7E/TeY0u6IYHFI/AAAAAAAAABU/LB4rlxh4U7A/s1600/155.jpg"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/---huv7k_d7E/TeY0u6IYHFI/AAAAAAAAABU/LB4rlxh4U7A/s320/155.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="179" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Transparent EL, ep55L and LB32 at DSE in Essen</td></tr></tbody></table><table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; text-align: right;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a style="clear: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s3XoURu_Xmg/TeY0MnBjKsI/AAAAAAAAABQ/DftZH6mYFaE/s1600/119.jpg"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s3XoURu_Xmg/TeY0MnBjKsI/AAAAAAAAABQ/DftZH6mYFaE/s320/119.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="320" height="240" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Planar stand at Screen Media Expo in London</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><p>?What do you think the future of DOOH will be like?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/31/floor-to-ceiling-video-walls/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By James Wood<br /><br />The thing that most people don¡¯t understand is that when you¡¯re designing a building you can¡¯t just do whatever you want. There are whole libraries filled with codes that need to be met in every building. Rules are good, they protect people and property. But all those standards can take some of the artistry out of designing and make it feel more like paint-by-number. Designers are just tasked with plugging in solutions that will comply with all the regulations; one is blue, three is green. But most designers want the chance to express themselves and stun their audiences.<br /><br />One standard that has limited creativity comes from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stating that objects can¡¯t protrude more than four inches from a wall. This is good since it provides for easy movement and access to areas for all people, but it¡¯s had unintended consequences. Installing an impressive video wall has been limited by the mounting systems and size of the screens, which exceed the ADA four inch maximum. So video walls can¡¯t start at the floor or be within 80 inches of the ground if they stick out too far from the wall.<br /><br />Planar engineers have solved the problem. The Clarity Matrix line of LCD displays mount to the wall and protrude only 3.6 inches. So instead of a video wall hanging high overhead, the screens can be up close and personal. There are no walls that are off limits for video design. Curved walls, walls without power supplies and the entire height from floor to ceiling, it¡¯s all available like a blank canvas ready to be painted. The only rules are your imagination. The mounting is so thin, in part, because the only thing on the wall is the display. The power supplies and digital signal processing are all in a separate location. So the heat, weight and fan noise of power supplies are moved away from the video wall to a discrete location. All the controlling can be done from the comfort of another room. So all the space that is saved by moving those functions to an external location make the Clarity Matrix display seem to be a part of the wall itself.<br /><br />Rules and regulations are meant to keep people safe, not to limit the imagination. Let your creativity run wild.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/31/how-photogrammetry-professionals-utilise-planars-3d-stereoscopic-monitors/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar's Business Development Manager Scott Robinson was interviewed at ASPRS by <a href="http://www.giscafe.com/">GISCafe</a>. <br /><br />What does Planar do? How photogrammetry professionals utilise Planar's 3D stereoscopic monitors? Which other industries you find Planar's 3D monitors at? <br /><br />You'll find answers to these and other questions from this interview!<br /><br /></p><div id="VIDEO3629530873074"><a href="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">Get Flash</a> to see this player.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/26/seen-at-icff-lived-at-planar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><br />I saw this quote in a booth at <a href="http://www.icff.com/" target="_blank" title="ICFF">ICFF</a>. I thought it perfectly captured what Planar's approach is to the markets we serve:<br /><br />"It is our mission to promote public discussion and provide leadership on the role that innovative display technology can play."<br />? <br />In the architecture and design community, we believe that video displays and media products can be more than "big black rectangles." They can be an integral part of the design of a space and used by creatives as they would other cladding, wall covering, or building materials. Products like the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall illustrate this well, as interior designers and architects use it to demand more of technology. As Jake Slevin wrote in his recent piece for the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-slevin/trend-forecasting-digital_b_859200.html" title="Huffington Post">Huffington Post</a>, the trend is digital surfaces. Planar is helping to prompt and participate in the conversation that might just transform spatial design.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/24/inspiration-abounds-at-icff/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>May 14-17, New York City hosted the <a href="http://www.icff.com/" title="International Contemporary Furniture Fair">International Contemporary Furniture Fair</a>, a spectacle of inspiring events at the Javits Center and about town. The show is one of North America's premier showcases for contemporary design from around the world. Over 25,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, and developers were joined by over 500 exhibitors from countries ranging from Spain to Japan and hundreds of New York City showrooms hosting events and rolling out new product concepts. A cacophony of inspiration.<br /><br />One of the most innovative things I saw at the show was from a surprising source: one of the nation's oldest and most respected kitchen and bath fixtures companies, AF New York. This family-owned business has been the premier source of architectural hardware for over 30 years, beginning with Alex Friedman's supply company and lead today by his grandson, principal and design director, Bennett Friedman. Bennett has pioneered a concept called the <a href="http://www.afnewyork.com" title="AF Design Lab">AF Design Lab</a>, in which he has partnered with leading designers to create breathtakingly beautiful and cleverly innovative concepts.<br /><br />From Kevin Walz' masculine tub and slumped sink to <a href="http://www.desaichia.com/" title="Dasai/Chai's">Dasai/Chai's</a> integrated bathroom to <a href="http://www.messanaororke.com/" title="Messana O'Rorke's">Messana O'Rorke's</a> "Building Block" faucets to the display was packed with elegant solutions to the age old questions of bath design in new ways.<br /><br />I really was amazed by the ingenuity of <a href="http://www.konodesigns.com/" title="Yoshimi Kono">Yoshimi Kono</a>. His concept maximized every inch (or centimeter, as the case may be) of space for function while not compromising beauty. The shower door that moves in to cover up the faucets. The hidden drawer and recessed paper holders. False mirrored walls creating unbelievable amounts of storage. Yoshimi is a multi-faceted designer and innovator whose credits include architecture, interior design, product industrial design, and graphic design and fine art and his broad range of influences shows in his creative solutions.<br /><br />Another display I enjoyed was from the powerhouse team of <a href="http://www.haririandhariri.com/" title="Hariri + Hariri Architecture">Hariri + Hariri Architecture</a>. This sister team are also Interior Design Magazine Hall of Famers who have been working with Swarovski Crystallized on a new line of jewelry. This study of facets and glamorous finishes lead to a collection that is unlike any bath collection I have ever seen. The mirror alone was something to behold. You may recall our recent collaboration with Gisue and Mojgan at the recent Digital Canvases event where their content was displayed on a Clarity Matrix sculptural piece dubbed the "art wall."<br /><br />It is no wonder to me why Bennett and the team at AF New York won ICFF's top honor in the kitchen and bath category this year, the coveted 2011 Editor Award! Congratulations to the AF Design Lab team!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/20/planar-installations-highlighted-in-trend-forecasting-digital-surfaces-to-transform-spatial-design-article-by-jacob-slevin/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;">On May 12, Jacob Slevin, Co-Founder of DesignerPages.com and Guest Curator of Huff Post Art's Design Thursdays posted an article on HuffingtonPost.com on "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-slevin/trend-forecasting-digital_b_859200.html" title="Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design">Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design</a>" that highlighted Planar displays that exemplify creative and dynamic digital design in a variety installation environments.</div><p><br />In his article, Slevin showed a number of examples that have led him to predict that "digital surfaces will emerge as a leading material and surface in the coming years, one which will be specified and installed by both design professionals and homeowners alike."<br /><br />Two prominent Planar Clarity Matrix Video Wall installations made the list: Planar's 2X4 video wall display in the lobby of the <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/hotel-deluxe/" title="Hotel Deluxe - Planar Case Studies">Hotel Deluxe</a> in Portland, Oregon, and the large Matrix display wall at the <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/kentucky-derby-museum/" title="Kentucky Derby Museum - Planar Case Studies">Kentucky Derby Museum</a> in Louisville, Kentucky. Slevin described the Kentucky Derby Museum installation as capturing "the same kind of heart-pounding excitement that captures the spirit of their organization, located in a traditional museum with otherwise static exhibits."<br /><br />To view Jacob Slevin's full list of digital design examples, read his article on <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-slevin/trend-forecasting-digital_b_859200.html" title="Trend Forecasting: Digital Surfaces to Transform Spatial Design">HuffingtonPost.com</a>. Additional examples of Planar digital walls on video canvases can be seen on the Planar "Design Inspiration" gallery.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/20/planars-digital-canvases-event-smashes-convention/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>At the Digital Canvases Event, hosted by Planar Systems on April 14th at the Savant Experience Center in New York City, leading architects and designers loaned their considerable talent to put video displays through their paces and to show how the Clarity Matrix and other products from Planar are becoming important architectural tools.<br /><br />The thin-profile mounting system (less than 3.6") of the Clarity Matrix delivers the world's only ADA-compliant LCD video wall and the image-to-image gap (which is as small as 5.7mm) delivers stunning imagery creating a digital canvas for the design community to discover and use.<br />"We responded with enthusiasm to the conceptual challenge of working within this digital video medium of the Planar Clarity Matrix," said Gisue Hariri, a partner at Hariri &amp; Hariri-Architecture, a leading firm in New York. "We have found it an ideal tool for illuminating ideas as they map to global design concepts."<br /><br />Hariri was one of the many designers who showcased their work during the Digital Canvases Event.?<span class="ccbnTxt">Hariri &amp; Hariri-Architecture</span> featured <span class="ccbnTxt">designs that weave together nature and technology as they manifest in the firm's newest mixed-use project in Salzburg, Austria</span>. Other architects and designers present at the event included:<br /><br /></p><ul><li>The Bjarke Ingels Group, an innovative architectural firm headquartered in Denmark, who featured a flyover video of his project with Durst Fetner Residential on West 57th Street in New York.</li><li>Joel Sanders Architect who featured his custom executive hotel concept with a video recently hailed as visionary by the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum at The Smithsonian.</li><li>Studio Dror who exhibited custom video of how its new global building truss 'QuaDror' was conceived and is being implemented in projects on several continents.</li><li>VanDam Information Architects who debuted for the very first time its 'MApp' for New York City, a 4D experiential new iApp.</li></ul>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/19/clarity-matrix-video-wall-at-berlin-happens-event-in-new-york-ny/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The exhibit ¡®Berlin Happens' on May 14 at the Relative Space showroom in New York City featured 10 designers¡¯ individual custom creations and showcased the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall, displaying the creative work of award-winning German architect, <a href="http://www.jmayerh.de/home.htm" title="Juergen Mayer H">Juergen Mayer H</a>,?recipient of the Audi Urban Future Award 2010, and Relative Space principal Tyler Greenberg.</p><p>?</p><p>On June 17, the exhibit will move to the Toronto showroom of Relative Space &amp; Floorworks</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/5/2/perfect-harmony/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>I am a fan of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_cappella">acapella</a> and was a regular watcher of NBC¡¯s The Sing Off the past two seasons. My favorite group this past year (well, once Oregon¡¯s own <a href="http://www.uoontherocks.com/">On The Rocks</a> was eliminated) was Committed. See what they did with Al Green¡¯s ¡°Let Stay Together¡± or <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtDmZzNCvqk">Maroon 5¡¯s ¡°This Love¡±</a> and tell me that they didn¡¯t deserve to win.<br /><br />Anyhow, I love the sound and precision of harmony. Everyone singing, but not everyone singing the same note. Everyone¡¯s unique talents (and range) featured and celebrated. Everyone doing their part.? The ultimate in cooperation.<br /><br />Being part of a great team is like that. At Planar, we have assembled a wonderful team of professionals that have the expertise and energy to solve customer challenges and deliver excellent products. And our team is expanding. We are hiring for some new product managers, marketing and sales staff, and more. Check out <a href="http://www.planar.com/careers">www.planar.com/careers</a> to see the available positions. Apply or spread the word! Join your voices with ours and see what we can accomplish together!<br /><br />Jennifer B. Davis is all about technology innovation and is a customer advocate, business executive, mom, and loves her job as Planar's VP of marketing. She often writes about the intersection of art, design, and display technology.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/4/29/from-chandeliers-to-emergency-shelters/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By: Jennifer Davis - Jennifer B. Davis is all about technology innovation and is a customer advocate, business executive, mom, and loves her job as Planar's VP of marketing.? She often writes about the intersection of art, design, and display technology.<br /><br />Innovation is unpredictable.? <a href="http://www.studiodror.com">Dror Benshetrit</a>¡¯s <a href="http://www.quadror.com/">QuaDror</a> architecture which was first designed to make a table-top <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK4zmaNoUgU">chandelier for Swarovski</a> has been extended to create a strong and sustainable way to fashion emergency shelters for disaster relief.<br /><br />As we have seen some of the incredible things that people are doing with Clarity Matrix, I am excited to see how far the technology can go. ?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/4/29/planar-on-adobe-tv/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar's SA2311W is featured together with NVIDIA's 3D kit on Adobe TV where hosts Karl Soule' and Jason Levine give important insider tips and tricks related to stereoscopic 3D editing.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/3/31/planar-touch-products-rspa-certified/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-05vPwzzVK4I/TZTpJg2i9yI/AAAAAAAAACQ/myHdYWoR0N4/s1600/touchscreens-for-landing-page-600.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5590349387120441122" style="margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 200px; float: left; height: 84px; cursor: hand;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-05vPwzzVK4I/TZTpJg2i9yI/AAAAAAAAACQ/myHdYWoR0N4/s200/touchscreens-for-landing-page-600.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>Planar has been named a Certified Retail Technology Provider by RSPA - Retail Solutions Providers Association, the only association dedicated to the retail technology industry. Planar received this certification due to its commitment to excellence and an exceptional level of professionalism. Planar's complete line of touchscreen monitors and computers may be found <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">here</a>.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/3/21/life-lessons-on-innovation/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>By Jennifer Davis</p><p><br />I had the privilege of participating in StudioDror¡¯s launch of their new design geometry, <a href="http://www.quadror.com/" title="QuaDror">QuaDror</a>. It was held at the New Museum in Manhattan and an overview video was featured on the Planar ep55 flat panel, which was part of the display.<br /><br />At a press conference hosted by Linda Tischler from Fast Company and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kimberly-brooks" title="Kimberly Brooks">Kimberly Brooks</a> from Huffington Post, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dror_Benshetrit" title="Dror Benshetrit">Dror Benshetrit</a> spoke about his inspiration.<br /><br />He said that at the launch in South Africa the week before, he met a teacher who encouraged students to first love, then do, then create, and then share.<br /><br />It seems to me that this is the formula for innovation. You have to first start with empathy and love for the people who you are working with or for. Often it starts as a problem that needs to be solved. But in order to understand the problem, you have to understand WHY it is a problem and really care enough about the problem to want to solve it.<br /><br />Only then can work be done. The work of doing, experimenting, discussing, debating, creating, and designing can be highly individual or collaborative, but once it is done the innovation must be shared. It is the final step in the formula. Only then can it solve problems and inspire others.<br />The Clarity? Matrix is an example of this type of innovation. After pioneering rear-projection video walls, we understood the challenges of designing for the depth of creating a large and impressive digital display. Sometimes that depth can be easily accommodated, in a <a href="http://www.planarcontrolroom.com/" title="Planar Control Room">control room setting</a> for instance, but in digital signage and architectural implementations, designers and AV installers needed something that was closer to the light box that they were familiar with.<br /><br />It is this empathy for the customer that led us to build the world¡¯s thinnest LCD video wall system, with a total depth, including the mount, measuring less than 3.6¡±. It is the only video wall that meets the stringent <a href="http://www.ada.gov/" title="Americans with Disabilities">Americans with Disabilities</a> Act (ADA) requirements. <br />Our optional <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlT5HDen9ro" title="Extended Ruggedness and Optics? (ERO?)">Extended Ruggedness and Optics? (ERO?)</a> option derives from our understanding of the toll that displays take when installed in public environments, especially touch-enabled interactive displays that are growing in popularity.<br /><br />Of course the product also has the modular flexibility to make it a perfect fit for a variety of design applications from corporate lobbies to hospitality, from higher education student centers to retail merchandising applications that are changing the experience for consumers and the brands they love.<br />And we continue this process of innovation with hopes of delivering useful tools that will be a part of your designs and solutions.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/3/14/planar-on-av-technologys-top-10-end-user-products-at-dse/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--v_CyMYFA4Q/Ton8EUrnlxI/AAAAAAAAABM/v_obpvipiLs/s1600/PT2285PW_ang_wireless-200x154.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5659331557969073938" style="float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0; cursor: hand; width: 200px; height: 154px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--v_CyMYFA4Q/Ton8EUrnlxI/AAAAAAAAABM/v_obpvipiLs/s320/PT2285PW_ang_wireless-200x154.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a><br />Hot off the presses! Planar made the list twice on AV Technology's Top 10 End-User Products at DSE! The sleek PT2285PW 22-inch multi-touch all glass front surface LCD monitor got a shout out in the number 5 spot! Announced in January 2011 at the NRF tradeshow, the PT2285PW supports gesturing - flicking, pinching and expanding - using Microsoft Windows 7. And it comes standard with 3-year, 2-day advance replacement warranty! Great multi-touch monitor for retail, healthcare or hospitality applications!</p><div></div><div>Planar's new d82L 82" LCD display came in at number 6. At 3.9 inches deep, it is the thinnest 82-inch LCD on the market today, exceeding the ADA (Americans with Disabilities) compliance standards. It's perfect for large scale digital signage applications. Check out the d82L press release and then visit Planar's website, d82L product page, to see all the benefits of the product.</div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/3/10/digital-signage-expo-2011-declared-a-success-by-every-measure/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oZ8o3CEShx0/TXkggYCp8_I/AAAAAAAAACY/AZ7eh9CPLdI/s1600/DSC01885.JPG" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5582528953683932146" style="float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 150px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-oZ8o3CEShx0/TXkggYCp8_I/AAAAAAAAACY/AZ7eh9CPLdI/s200/DSC01885.JPG" border="0" alt="" /></a><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;">Digital Signage Expo? (DSE), the world¡¯s largest international tradeshow and conference dedicated to digital signage, interactive technology and digital out-of-home networks (DOOH), is a success by every measure. The conference and trade show, which took place February 21-25, drew more than 3,600 attendees, a 6 percent increase over 2010. Both the increased attendance and the fact that there were a record 195 exhibitors, a 14 percent increase over 2010, 57 of them first-time exhibitors, validates the preeminent position of DSE as the industry¡¯s main show. Click below to read more.</span><br /><br /><span style="font-family: verdana;">Digital Signage Expo 2011 Declared a Success by Every Measure</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/3/1/colour-accurate-monitor-from-planars-3d-range-at-ete-this-week/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The 2011 Entertainment Technology Exposition is taking place in Los Angeles this week on Thursday.<br /><br />At Planar's booth #310 you'll have a chance to see Planar¡¯s award-winning Runco 3Dimension? D-73d 3D projector. The Runco D-73d 3D projector offers film studios with flawless passive-glasses stereoscopic video. The custom home theater industry has applauded this as the most innovative 3D product of the year, including taking top honors as the CEDIA new Product of the Year, as well as the CE PRO best Product of the Year. The latest European demos of this product were at the <a href="http://www.iseurope.org/">ISE 2011</a> in Amsterdam in January.<br /><br />From <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">the Planar 3D Stereoscopic product range</a>, the new colour-accurate professional grade PX2491W monitor (only available in the US), the color-accurate professional grade SD2421W stereoscopic display, and the new SA2311W 3D Ready monitor.<br /><br />The ETE show hours are March 3, 11:00am-6:00pm Pacific time and it takes place at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Universal City, CA.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/2/10/the-3d-society-s-annual-creative-arts-award-show-chooses-runco-3d-home-theater-projector-by-planar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar is a sponsor of the International 3D Society's Awards in 2011. The Society has been founded to advance the art and technologies of stereoscopic 3D content and its professional innovators. They do this by hosting educational opportunities for showcasing work, recognizing achievement and advancing member growth.<br /><br />This year's Awards took place this week (8.-9. Feb) at the Manns Chinese Theatre, including live 3D demonstrations. Planar's own Runco projector, the Runco D-73d, was chosen as the Official Projector for the Annual Creative Arts Award Show.<br /><br />The Awards ceremony was televised in 3D and broadcasted on 3net, 3D TV Channel to be launched during early 2011. Read more from Planar's press release from 9. February 2011.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/1/17/planar-22-inch-multi-touch-featured-by-kioskmarketplace/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TTUT5_DftEI/AAAAAAAAAB0/2OKj4-kVy0w/s1600/PT2285PW_angle.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5563374801585681474" style="margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 200px; float: left; height: 155px; cursor: hand;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TTUT5_DftEI/AAAAAAAAAB0/2OKj4-kVy0w/s200/PT2285PW_angle.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>It didn't take long to generate buzz about Planar's new PT2285PW 22-inch projected capacitive product released on January 10th! While at NRF, Matt Walsh, Touchscreen Sales Manager, was featured in a KioskMarketplace YouTube clip talking about the benefits of the new multi-touch 22-inch LCD product - like gesturing, flicking or scrolling through files or pictures and resizing images. Matt also talked about how the PT2285PW has a zero bezel, all-glass front surface making it easy to clean. Check out the touchscreen in the KioskMarketplace NRF wrap-up. Then visit PlanarTouch.com to read about the PT2285PW multi-touch and find out how to buy!</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2011/1/14/multi-touch-all-glass-monitor-from-planar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TTCqvWOH8_I/AAAAAAAAABs/V-5pZUo9p5M/s1600/PT2285PW_angle.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5562133270197957618" style="margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 200px; float: left; height: 155px; cursor: hand;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TTCqvWOH8_I/AAAAAAAAABs/V-5pZUo9p5M/s200/PT2285PW_angle.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a> Interested in an all-glass front surface wide multi-touch monitor that supports gesturing? Think of all the things you can do on your digital phone - only now on a bigger surface! The new 22-inch wide projected capacitive PT2285PW monitor from Planar is perfect for flicking through files, resizing images, or browsing for a jacket in a size that is available at another store or warehouse. With its sleek, beautiful design, it'll fit into the most upscale store, hotel or clinic. 15, 17 and 19-inch sizes available soon! Another great thing about the PT2285PW is that the user doesn't need to load drivers. Plug into your computer and start using right away! Refer to the press release for more information.<br /><br />As with all Planar's touch products, the PT2285PW is available with the industry-leading 3-year, 2-day advance replacement warranty.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/12/30/3d-glasses/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://3dvision-blog.com/">3D Vision Blog</a> has an interesting <a href="http://3dvision-blog.com/anaglyph-shutter-polarized-glasses-or-autostereoscopic-3d-solution/">article</a> published today comparing the different options of glasses for viewing 3D. The 3D glasses review includes anaglyph red-cyan glasses, passive polarized solutions, solutions with active shutter glasses, autostereoscopic 3D displays. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar's professional 3D stereoscopic displays</a> are based on the passive polarization together with our patented <a href="/support/products/3d-stereoscopic/" title="3D Stereoscopic">StereoMirror technology</a> and we've had great feedback on the user comfort. That's valuable to us, as the SD range of 3D stereoscopic monitors is designed for professionals who might be using the monitor for even eight hours per day. However, for added intensity and a more vibrant and exciting experience, we've designed the latest 3D monitor, <a href="/support/products/3d-stereoscopic/" title="3D Stereoscopic">SA2311W</a>, to work with <a href="http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/3d-vision-main-uk.html">NVIDIA's 3D Vision</a> glasses. <a href="http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/3d-vision-main-uk.html">The 3D Vision-Ready</a> <a href="/support/products/3d-stereoscopic/" title="3D Stereoscopic">SA2311W</a> is targeted to professionals and 3D gamers alike, and it is suitable for use as a high quality 2D desktop monitor as well.<br /><br />Want to know more about SA2311W? It's all here, in just one minute and sixteen seconds!<br /><br /><object width="416" height="250"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/M5WBHL3pnhU?fs=1&amp;hl=fi_FI" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="416" height="250" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/M5WBHL3pnhU?fs=1&amp;hl=fi_FI" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" title="Adobe Flash Player" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/11/30/planar-at-nrf-2011/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TPU-YJZQA3I/AAAAAAAAABg/fV6VeuWSYuE/s1600/AN11_logo_exhibitors.gif"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5545407100736242546" style="float: left; margin: 0 10px 10px 0; cursor: hand; width: 155px; height: 200px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TPU-YJZQA3I/AAAAAAAAABg/fV6VeuWSYuE/s200/AN11_logo_exhibitors.gif" border="0" alt="" /></a><br />Jan 10-11th, 2011 Planar will be attending Retail's BIG show. NRF's 100th Annual Convention attracts more than 17,500 retail professionals from 62 countries! Planar will be exhibiting a variety of products, including the PA1575R 15-inch resistive touch all-in-one computer designed for point-of-sale (POS) applications, the 15-inch <a href="/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/15-inch/pt1545r/" title="PT1545R">PT1545R</a> resistive touchscreen LCD with an economical price point, the 19-inch PT1975S monitor integrated with a rugged SAW touchscreen; and a 12-inch POS touchscreen monitor perfect for retail applications. <br /><br />Come check out our new product offerings at NRF Jan 10-11th, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth 2750.<br /><br />To set up an appointment please e-mail <a href="mailto:touchscreens@planar.com">touchscreens@planar.com</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/11/18/installing-a-card-swipemsr-on-planar-touchscreen/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar has posted a short, 1 minute video on how to install a MSR - magnetic card swipe - onto select models of the PT product family. Touchscreen monitor with integrated MSR comes in handy for POS (point-of-sale) applications in retail stores, cafeterias, or hotel gift shops.<br /><br /><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dCFZXZBb-x0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/11/11/3d-vision-ready-monitor-from-planar-the-sa2311w/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Why did a visitor go "WoHOuhouWow!!!" at A3.276 at Electronica on Tuesday? <br /><br />We are exhibiting at Electronica 2010 and today launched the SA2311W, 3D Vision ready monitor. The monitor is designed for 3D viewing based on high quality 2D image. The monitor itself does not do the conversion, which has been the question of many of the trade show visitors who have had the chance the experience the SA2311W already, but we use NVIDIA's 3D Vision kit and 3D player for the 3D effect AND you must have 3D content to start with. There are companies who do 2D to 3D conversion, like for example Finnish <a href="http://www.stereoscape.com/">Stereoscape</a>, if you want to get your 2D content compatible with 3D.<br /><br />Oh, and the visitor! Well, we gave him the NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses, so that he could experience the wonderful 3D image possible with SA2311W.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/10/7/new-lower-power-consumption-lcd-video-wall-system-now-shipping/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ST26ezTtU7I/TK4l6vydbPI/AAAAAAAAAA0/MvZbEMYN8lU/s1600/Clarity-Matrix-3x2_Airport.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5525395484020927730" style="float: right; margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; cursor: pointer; width: 165px; height: 121px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ST26ezTtU7I/TK4l6vydbPI/AAAAAAAAAA0/MvZbEMYN8lU/s320/Clarity-Matrix-3x2_Airport.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a><br />Planar began shipping the Clarity Matrix LX model in August. The Clarity Matrix LX is an extension of the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System family, featuring a new ultra-narrow bezel LCD panel that has an image-to-image gap of only 7.3 mm (slightly more than the thickness of a pencil) with a lower power consumption backlight (max 290 watts). Like the standard Clarity Matrix model (MX), Clarity Matrix LX uses a unique architecture that includes an integrated mounting system, off-board components, and built-in processing capabilities to provide optimized tiling, ease of service and installation, and extended reliability (backlight life: 50,000 hours) and operation. The Clarity Matrix Video Wall system family is designed to be simple to set up and maintain, while providing high-quality images.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/10/6/the-future-of-touchscreens/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>There's no limit to what touchscreens can do! Everything from self-service check-in kiosks at Walgreens, to do it yourself stations at the post office, there are many applications that take advantage of the easy to use touchscreen. All you have to do is touch the display to quickly finish the transation. But I watched a video today that shows where else touchscreens can be used. The most unique was face recognition on the sink faucet, enabling the stream to be automatically adjusted based on user preference! I also liked the retail check-out stations which gives a suggested upsell item (or two!). And for those of you who grew up in the 80's the touchscreen Rubics cube is interesting, although I think I would get just as frustrated with this one as the mechanical game.<br /><br />Check out the video below!?<br /><br /><object width="350" height="221"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4v5bwov62vc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="350" height="221" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/4v5bwov62vc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/9/30/multi-touch-on-your-desktop/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ST26ezTtU7I/TKSu3k5aSyI/AAAAAAAAAAs/7nrySK_5U_Q/s1600/PX2230MW_Angle.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5522731312883583778" style="float: right; margin: 0pt 0pt 10px 10px; cursor: pointer; width: 220px; height: 147px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ST26ezTtU7I/TKSu3k5aSyI/AAAAAAAAAAs/7nrySK_5U_Q/s320/PX2230MW_Angle.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Planar now offers the PX2230MW 22" Widescreen Multi-Touch Monitor. Designed only for Microsoft Windows? 7, this display gives you brand new ways to interact with your PC. You can use both single-touch (Flick, Scroll, Tap, Drag) and multi-touch (Grab, Rotate, Double-Tap, Zoom In and Zoom out) gestures to work with your documents and applications. Use your fingers in a natural fashion or for more precise control use a stylus. The wall-mountable Planar PX2230MW can be used in a children¡¯s play room for games or in the kitchen to bring recipes right to the chef's fingertips. More information on <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/features/windows-touch.aspx">Microsoft Windows? Touch is available here</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/8/10/planar-embedded-the-engineer-view-vandal-proof-touchscreens/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Does your display application require a touchscreen that can withstand the challenges of vandal abuse? When your touchscreen is subjected to unattended public access interactivity, vandal proofing can be a constant battle. Planar has published a great post on Vandal-proof Touchscreens, items to consider when installing in vandal-prone environments and Planar's capabilities in Optical Bonding.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/8/9/planar-monitor-liquid-ingress-test/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Water ingress testing on your rugged display can be performed in several ways. In this image, you see a Planar LA1750RTZ prototype undergoing a water ingress test with 65 gallons of water a minute, <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TGCfS3BpXRI/AAAAAAAAABw/_e4tNfrggkM/s1600/LA1750RTZ+NEMA4x+001.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5503573891004062994" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 150px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TGCfS3BpXRI/AAAAAAAAABw/_e4tNfrggkM/s200/LA1750RTZ+NEMA4x+001.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>from a 1" diameter fire hose, for almost 5 minutes. Imagine the pressure on the display panel and enclosure from this amount of water over the 5 minute duration! This is one surefire way to test any water seepage into your display and provides valuable test information to prevent the occurrence.<br /><br />Displays are used in all sort of outdoor, rugged environments where they are subjected to liquid elements. From marine to emergency and heavy equipment applications, displays used in these functions are often submitted to considerable amounts of water and other liquids. And, the last thing you want to have happen is a display malfunction due to an ingress.<br /><br />How would you like to see other tests conducted on displays for your rugged applications?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/7/26/vandal-proof-touchscreens/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Does your display application require a touchscreen that can withstand the challenges of vandal abuse? When your touchscreen is subjected to unattended public access interactivity, vandal proofing can be a constant battle. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer when seeking a vandal proof solution.<br /><br />However, there are means of increasing resistance to vandal abuse which can generally be addressed in three broad areas: impact protection, scratch/abrasion protection and liquid ingress protection.<br /><br />Impact and scratch/abrasion damage are minimized by use of added glass top surfaces. Polymers, such as polycarbonate which are highly impact resistant, provide additional protection against impact, scratch and abrasion destruction. Optical bonding, provided by Planar Systems, fills the gap between the protective glass and LCD, keeping out dust and moisture and providing liquid ingress protection.<br /><br />In addition, glass lamination and glass heat tempering will improve resistance to breakage. This approach can be applied to SAW, surface capacitive, projected capacitive, camera IR and matrix IR touch screens. Newer touch technologies such as force activated technologies can use a variety of transparent media.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/7/21/planar-touchscreens-for-windows-7/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Microsoft Windows 7 is the rage these days. It was specifically designed to support touchscreen features such as flicking to advance the page and go back, resizing windows, tap and drag, right click, back, forward, zoom and rotate. There's also a native on-screen keyboard embedded into the operating system. Windows 7 also supports multi-touch, but you must have hardware, such as <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/flatpanel_monitors/px2230mw/">Planar's PX2230MW</a>, to support it. Cnet has done a great video - only 3 minutes - that go into these features in more detail.<br /><br /><br /><object width="400" height="250"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/JiWRqweG05M&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="250" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/JiWRqweG05M&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/7/9/flexible-displays-the-next-big-thing/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Ok, so say we got rid off the newspapers with <a href="http://www.apple.com/ipad/">Apple iPad</a>. Then there¡¯s a research <a href="http://www.ee.unsw.edu.au/%7Epocg/nano-technology.html">project being run in University of New South Wales</a> in Australia for creating flexible display to give you back the ¡±paper¡± feeling, when reading your newspaper on a display rather than on paper. They envision using flexible polymer-based backplanes printed on plastic substrates for low manufacturing costs, durable and flexible displays. But putting newspaper on a display and then creating a display, which is like a traditional newspaper: does it not sound a bit like one worker digging a hole and the other one following and filling it again? I know, we're saving tons of paper, but STILL! Whether you agree or not, this set me thinking: what are the real uses of a flexible display technology?<br />At Planar, we experimented with curved and twisted glass surfaces which we made a display with our electroluminescent technology. This technology has the advantage of being able to create transparent displays. Having curved transparent (TASEL) displays is something in the development stages. People who see our samples at the shows say: ¡±Great that it¡¯s curved! But is it just solid glass, not flexible?¡± Hmmm no, not flexible. But where would you need it to be flexible?<br />Having a wristwatch which is a display on a flexible display surface, why not. Being able to actually turn the pages of a newspaper physically rather than just wiping my hand over the screen or waving in front of it, nice. Or for extraordinary design effects, well yes!<br />In EE Times in June Christoph Hammerschmidt writes about <a href="http://eetimes.eu/en/demand-for-flexible-displays-to-go-through-the-roof-market-researcher-says.html?cmp_id=7&amp;news_id=222902217">the flexible display technologies being the future of displays</a>. His main argument for the success is that ¡°flexible displays don¡¯t break¡±. He continues promising 58% expected annual sales growth by 2018 for the flexibles amounting to over 8 billion US dollars, while others don¡¯t grow at all.<br />YouTube seemed to have an answer waiting for me, in the form of a video by Plastic Logic, who incidentally work in cooperation with the UNSW in Australia on their flexible displays project, perhaps the same group who made the video..? The video is titled: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYc4dnVs4RM">¡±Plastic Logic - Why Flexible Displays?¡±</a>.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="344" style="background-image: url('http://i3.ytimg.com/vi/rYc4dnVs4RM/hqdefault.jpg');"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rYc4dnVs4RM&amp;hl=fi_FI&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rYc4dnVs4RM&amp;hl=fi_FI&amp;fs=1" allowscriptaccess="never" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="transparent" /></object><br /><br />But to me this only shows ¡°what are flexible displays like¡± and I still didn¡¯t explain why and where just these qualities would be vital and needed where other displays couldn¡¯t do the job. Perhaps the durability and light-weight could be appreciated in consumer applications such as mobile phones and reading devices, like <a href="http://www.e-ink-info.com/">E-Ink</a>, or for professional users in the military.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/30/touch-technology-and-visual-performance/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>When utilizing touch technology in your display project, do you struggle with achieving optimum visual performance? Regardless of which touch sensor you use with your transparent window of either glass or plastic mounted above the display face, unwanted light reflections are introduced and can impact the visual performance of your content.<br /><br />For indoor use, Infrared (IR) matrix and IR camera based systems do not require a transparent window and don't degrade the display luminance and contrast. This solution is acceptable for indoor environments for single users, but not public venues where high use and potential vandalism can occur or for outdoor environments.<br /><br />Methods of optically coupling the touch window to the display or special films and coatings can be effective solutions when sunlight readable viewing is required. Typically optical bonding is reserved for those applications where high value hardware can absorbe any additional cost.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/24/planar-provides-display-component-for-ultrasonic-rail-flaw-detectors/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TCPHDpWtamI/AAAAAAAAABk/Di3upJu1xXc/s1600/SCAN1968_000_03.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5486447636522035810" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 136px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TCPHDpWtamI/AAAAAAAAABk/Di3upJu1xXc/s200/SCAN1968_000_03.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>Components utilized in ultrasonic rail-flaw detectors for <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_inspection">rail inspections</a> must be rugged and work in extreme environments. Planar's thin film electroluminescent display (TFEL) component is being used by the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Railways_(China)">China Ministry of Railroad</a> in an ultrasonic rail-flaw detector, developed by Xingtai Xianfeng, to inspect their entire railway network.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>When your project requirements demand a display that operates in wide temperature ranges, provides unlimited viewing angle, is very rugged and provides an extremely long life with no maintenance costs, the electroluminescent display (EL) technology should be taken into consideration. The EL display works well in a variety of applications, including transportation, military and electronic devices.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>?</div><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/14/what-is-the-best-touch-technology-for-rugged-or-outdoor-environments/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TBaN6bCYhuI/AAAAAAAAABc/oyqS0R2dUWg/s1600/Touch+Technology.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5482725631199839970" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 120px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TBaN6bCYhuI/AAAAAAAAABc/oyqS0R2dUWg/s200/Touch+Technology.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a>Are you engaged in a touch display to be used in a rugged or outdoor environment? Have you been wondering which touch technology is the best for your display?<br /><br /><br />Planar's Director of Engineering believes any of the all glass sensors, such as Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW), projected and surface capacitive can work in rugged, outdoor applications, but no single touch can do it all. High ambient sunlight conditions pose interference problems with IR matrix and IR camera scan systems.<br /><br /><br />SAW and surface capacitive have varying resistance to rain, dust, snow and flying insects. Glass-on-glass resistive has good immunity to the outdoor environment, but requires additional optical enhancements to compensate for unwanted ambient, outdoor, light reflections, which detract from the display's contrast.<br /><br /><br />Regardless of your project, the option to choose from multiple touch technologies will make the touch decision much easier. Visit Planar's how-to-buy website for information about purchasing a customized touch display and look for how touch technology impacts the visual performance of a display in an upcoming post.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/10/electroluminescent-displays-used-at-nasa/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TBFkABmRuWI/AAAAAAAAABU/tT42V7nDQ2w/s1600/NASA+mission+control+room+w-EL+displays.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5481272173078362466" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 320px; cursor: hand; height: 213px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TBFkABmRuWI/AAAAAAAAABU/tT42V7nDQ2w/s320/NASA+mission+control+room+w-EL+displays.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div><div>If your display project requires high brightness and contrast, a wide temperature range, along with reliability and long operating life, you might want to take a look at Planar's electroluminescent (EL) displays. Over the years significant improvements have been made to brightness and contrast, reduction of power consumption, development of proprietary gray-scale algorithms and packaging improvements to reduce size and enhance shock and vibration resistance for these extremely rugged and durable displays.</div><br /><div></div><div>Among applications used by EL displays, <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/">NASA</a> depends on electroluminescent displays in their mission control center. When viewing critical data during space missions, NASA managers depend on the unparalleled image quality offered in the EL display. Information gathered by technicians during missions provide opportunities for the scientific community to conduct experiments during space exploration and upon return to earth.</div><br /><br /><br /><br /><div></div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/9/get-the-right-display-touch/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TA-8EqLZjgI/AAAAAAAAAAs/axKezdNPzxo/s1600/greenshot_2020-02-18_09-05-24.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5480806059760782850" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 150px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TA-8EqLZjgI/AAAAAAAAAAs/axKezdNPzxo/s200/greenshot_2020-02-18_09-05-24.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>With all of the different options of touch technology available on the market today, it's sometimes challenging to determine what type of touch sensor will work best for your display application. Fortunately, Planar has just released an easy-to-read eBook, Touch Display Sensors, that outlines five different touch sensors and explains how their specifications work for different applications.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>Choosing the appropriate touch sensor can make the user experience for kiosks, outdoor digital signage and point of sale applications a breeze. The eBook will guide you through information about resistive, surface capacitive, projective capacitive, infrared and surface acoustic wave touch sensors. You'll discover that many enhancements, including optical bonding, can be added to the display surface to improve the view. Check out Planar's other eBooks to help with additional display questions</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/7/touchscreen-lcds-support-after-the-sale/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TA07mwlVOkI/AAAAAAAAABA/Eu02OnbQVeg/s1600/touchscreen.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5480101858642311746" style="float: left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 69px; cursor: hand; height: 69px;" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/TA07mwlVOkI/AAAAAAAAABA/Eu02OnbQVeg/s200/touchscreen.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>There are many different touchscreen LCD monitors out there - resistive, capacitive, SAW. How do you choose the right one for your application? Check out Planar's website which talks about the differences between the technologies.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>So you've chosen the technology that fits your environment. What happens if that monitor fails after installation? The majority of the touchscreen suppliers only offers a three-year warranty. And if it fails you have to ship it back to their repair facility on your dime, wait at least a week or two for them to diagnose the issue, fix your monitor and ship it back. All that time you're without your touchscreen, and the system it's tied to - whether it be your POS system, point-of-information kiosk, or the interface to your machine or dispensing kiosk.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>Before you buy, check out Planar's complete line of touchscreen monitors available in 15 to 22 inch sizes and resistive, capacitive and SAW touch technologies. And unlike our competition, we offer a Customer First, 3-year, 48-hour advance replacement warranty. What does this mean? If your touchscreen goes down and Planar can't diagnose the issue through the 24x7 Call Center or online chat, Planar ships you a replacement in 2 days with a return shipping label. You take out the replacement and get your system up and running. Then you put the defective unit in the box, stick on the return shipping label, and send the unit back to Planar - all on Planar's dime. It's that easy! We also offer 4 and 5-year extended warranties for additional cost. Same 48-hour advance replacement. Have more questions? Just email <a href="mailto:touchscreens@planar.com">touchscreens@planar.com</a>.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/6/3/flexible-glass-alternative-to-plastic/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TAgrDVt3QsI/AAAAAAAAAAk/fvxlhxOXNwA/s1600/Transparent-EL.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5478676283065320130" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 124px;" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/TAgrDVt3QsI/AAAAAAAAAAk/fvxlhxOXNwA/s200/Transparent-EL.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>Most display screens used in televisions, computers and portable electronics are liquid crystal displays (LCDs), controlled by thin-film silicon transistor arrays built on rigid glass backplanes. With today's emerging technology, the dominance of LCDs may be challenged for custom display projects.</div><p>?</p><div>Today, glass manufacturer Corning, is testing a <a href="http://www.corning.com/displaytechnologies/en/products/flexible.aspx">flexible glass substrate</a> for printed electronics that will offer the performance of glass with the flexibility of plastic. The emergence of new display technology is pushing the need to meet consumer requirements of lighter, more durable and energy efficient devices.</div><p>?</p><div>Corning's flexibile display glass is just 75 micrometers thick and samples have been distributed to manufacturing partners to test on roll-to-roll manufacturing lines. While glass is the optimum component used in building your electronic device, there are some skeptics who are concerned with the susceptibility of scratches, which can lead to cracks and catastrophic failures with the roll-to-roll manufacturing. Corning is addressing these concerns with packaging developed to protect the glass during transport and manufacturing.</div><p>?</p><div>If your display requirements still need the LCD glass component, Planar has created an interactive tour to guide you through key considerations in creating your display. Today, Planar's see-through display technology available in a standard EL160.80.50 (electroluminescent) is easy to customize into curved or unusual shapes to help bring innovative, easily manufacturable products to life.</div><p>?</p><div>What display projects do you have that would benefit from flexible glass?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/5/23/literally-hands-on-virtual-3d-reality/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://people.csail.mit.edu/rywang/hand/">Robert Wang, a student of MIT, </a>has developed a wonderful new way of utilising virtual reality! The unconventional looking gloves allow new possibilities for 3D modeling: you can pick-up and rotate objects with your hands just like in real life. See also FastCompany's article on the innovation.<br /><br />I started pondering over possible real life applications for this - other than the OBVIOUS: kids with building blocks, which will not be left lying on the floor with the sharp corner pointing towards the unsuspecting sole of your foot.. How about the surgeons practicing for an operation in virtual reality? Or hairdressers learning to make festive hairdos without the partygoers having to sit through the practise sessions?<br /><br />See the video on this innovation with a simple example of how these "magical" gloves work.<br /><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;"><object id="flashObj" width="425" height="350" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,47,0" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"><param name="movie" value="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/36804639001?isVid=1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=86656499001&amp;playerID=36804639001&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="http://admin.brightcove.com" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350" src="http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9/36804639001?isVid=1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="videoId=86656499001&amp;playerID=36804639001&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" base="http://admin.brightcove.com" name="flashObj" seamlesstabbing="false" allowfullscreen="true" swliveconnect="true" allowscriptaccess="always" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash" /></object></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /><br />And what if you combine this technology with <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar's 3D Stereoscopic monitors</a>..? Wouldn't that even further advance the user's experience of a virtual reality?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/5/5/a-touch-technology-for-every-application/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/S-H4GiME2fI/AAAAAAAAAAc/nL487G3tAOo/s1600/touch+image.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5467924213744851442" style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 192px;" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/S-H4GiME2fI/AAAAAAAAAAc/nL487G3tAOo/s200/touch+image.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div><div><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_WwKNibaOwX8/S-H0jFKBMWI/AAAAAAAAAAM/sYqSDg8YMDk/s1600/touch+display+technology.jpg"></a><div>The popularity of touchscreen technology is growing immensely. You can find touchscreens available in grocery store <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self_checkout">self checkouts</a>, movie rental kiosks and at airport check-in kiosks around the world. So, how do you decide which touch technology will work best for your specific application?</div><div></div><br /><div>Just like displays, there are a variety of technologies that are best suited for the specific application, use and environment. Life cycle costs play a major role in choosing a touchscreen.</div><div></div><br /><div>Resistive touch still dominates the marketplace, capturing approximately one-half of the touch market. Its low cost, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stylus">stylus</a> independence and technology maturity make for a difficult combination for other touch technologies to compete against.</div><div></div><br /><div>In the small screen size (less than 4"), the projective capacitive touch sensor has made a strong entry into the market, resulting from <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/">Apple's iPhone</a> introduction. It has spurred additional development with glass on glass resistive touch screens.</div><div></div><br /><div>Large screen sizes (larger than 32") are being supplied with IR camera systems, which are relatively inexpensive and easily scalable.</div><div></div><br /><div>Traditional surface capacitive, matrix IR and surface acoustic wave touch technologies dominate the mid-size (6" to 26"). Again, use, environment and cost play important roles in choosing the optimum technology.</div><div></div><br /><div>With the myriad of choices in touch technology available for today's applications, which one suits your display function needs best? Look for the best touch technology for a rugged or outdoor environment in an upcoming post.</div></div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/4/29/smart-technologies-acquires-nextwindow/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>On April 25th, SMART Technologies, leading provider of interactive white boards, <a href="http://www.nextwindow.com/assets/docs/news/2020-02-18-NextWindow-Smart_News.pdf">announced the acquisition of NextWindow</a>, a leading designer and manufacturer of optical touch technology. SMART Technologies currently focuses on the education, business and government sectors. With this acquisition, SMART Technologies gets access to the consumer market as NextWindow manufactures sensors and overlays from 15 to 120 inches. Both companies have extensive patent portfolios for optical touch technology.<br /><br />I personally wonder if this combination of forces is a way to counteract the Asian optical touchscreen manufacturers popping up in Taiwan and China. Multiple companies have introduced multi-touch LCDs for the consumer market in the past year, capitalizing on the success of Apple's iPhone and iPad: Planar's <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/flatpanel_monitors/px2230mw/">PX2230MW</a>, HP's <a href="http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06a/382087-382087-64283-3181050-3181048-4031739.html">L2105tm</a>, Dell's SX2210, and Acer's T230H. None of them mention who the optical touchscreen manufacturer is. It'll be interesting to watch SMART Technologies' next steps.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/4/21/planar-exhibits-variety-of-displays-at-esc/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar will exhibit a variety of displays at the <a href="http://esc-sv09.techinsightsevents.com/">Embedded Systems Conference</a>, booth #2324, in San Jose, April 27-29.<br /><br />LED backlighting arrays may be the solution to product specifications that require more brightness with less wattage. You'll want to be sure to check out the ultra thin 32" HD resolution display, offering a slim profile that is capable of flush wall mounting and may be the perfect solution for your energy efficient needs.<br /><br />Do you need a rugged, open standard touchscreen LCD monitor? Planar's latest LX1250 thin 12" high-bright LCD monitor may be just the ticket. Key features like a transflective AMLCD for daylight/night viewing, clear glass touchscreen, and rugged design improve user ergonomics and reduce ownership cost.<br /><br />ESC offers you the opportunity to see many solutions for your display needs. Will you be attending?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/4/20/have-you-got-your-apple-ipad-yet/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/S84QB6LFaII/AAAAAAAAAA4/WTF7PVpbsNY/s1600/PX2230MW_Angle.jpg"><img id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5462321023028652162" style="float: left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 200px; cursor: hand; height: 134px;" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_5Go9BJCdM38/S84QB6LFaII/AAAAAAAAAA4/WTF7PVpbsNY/s200/PX2230MW_Angle.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div><br /><div>Good news. The new iPad is selling far better than Apple expected. Bad news. Their component suppliers appear to be having troubles keeping up with the demand. According to <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/money/2010/04/20/2020-02-18_ipad_touchscreen_production_could_be_causing_problem_as_overseas_debut_is_delaye.html">NYDailyNews.com</a>, suppliers are having difficulties producing enough of the 9.7-inch panels and touchscreen sensors to keep up with demand. In response Apple is delaying the global launch by a month.</div><br /><div></div><div>Planar's new <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/flatpanel_monitors/px2230mw/">PX2230MW 22-inch multi-touch LCD </a>designed for consumer applications supports many of the same features as the iPhone and iPad. Whether you¡¯re managing music or video files, resizing or editing photos, flicking through pictures or dragging and dropping files into different folders, the PX2230MW has you covered. And the 3-year, 48-hour replacement warranty can't be beat!</div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/4/16/transparent-now-heres-an-idea/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Here's a different kind of transparent display! The display technology used here varies a lot from our TASEL technology and with the current size of production equipment, we would not be able to create that size of a display anyhow. However, it is interesting to see the different possibilities provided by transparency of a display. Perhaps it evokes new ideas... What would you create with a transparent display?<br /><br /><object width="385" height="231"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/k1s6SZ73i8A&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="385" height="231" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/k1s6SZ73i8A&amp;rel=0&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en_GB&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/4/15/touchscreen-kiosk-for-university-of-minnesota/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>When was the last time you went into a building looking for a doctor's office, or a strip mall looking for a store and couldn't find what you were looking for? A group of students designed a building directory informational kiosk for the University of Minnesota, enabling users to find restrooms, vending machines or meeting rooms on the various floors using the directory. It appears the touchscreen LCD in the video is similar to Planar's 22" wide PT2275SW SAW Touchscreen LCD. If you're in the market for a touchscreen, check out Planar's interactive guide on choosing the right touchscreen for your application.<br /><br /><object width="420"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_C8kP7PEAmI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="420" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/_C8kP7PEAmI&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/4/6/sharp-develops-3d-touchscreen-lcd/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Imagine a 3D touchscreen display on your cell phone! Sharp recently announced a high bright LCD display targeted at the mobile phone, smart phone, digital gaming and digital camera markets. It's 3.4 inches in size with a resolution of 480 x754 and contrast ratio of 1000:1. The display may be used in both horizontal and vertical positions and can show both 2D and 3D digital content. Avatar right on your phone!<br /><br />Planar's 22" multi-touch <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/flatpanel_monitors/px2230mw/">PX2230MW </a>is a tad bit bigger and shows only 2D content, but people may still use gesturing and flicks to flip through pictures or other files.<br /><br /><object width="320" height="265"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8byrOlU58x8&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="265" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/8byrOlU58x8&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/3/31/driverless-touchscreen-lcds/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>Planar just published an ebook - Going Driverless: How HID Compliant Touchscreen LCDs can help when depoying large scale POS and POI installations. Some people don't realize how long it can take to load a driver onto their computer to run a touchscreen LCD; imagine doing it for 50 or more units! So what if you didn't have to load a driver just for basic touchscreen operation? Think how fast the installation would go! Check out the entire ebook at <a href="http://www.planartouch.com/">PlanarTouch.com</a> and also the HID Compliant resistive and capacitive products in the Planar portfolio.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/3/15/turn-your-skin-into-a-touchscreen/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This goes beyond Minority Report! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Microsoft's Redmond research lab are <a href="http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/skinput/">investigating how to turn your body into both a touchscreen </a>"display" and input device using an arm band with a pico projector embedded inside. <a href="http://mashable.com/2010/03/03/skinput-turns-your-body-into-a-touchscreen-video/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+Mashable+(Mashable)">Blogger Barb Dybwad </a>asks if people are interested in turning their bodies into touchscreens. I think it'd be interesting for demonstration purposes, but I wouldn't be interested in everyday living. What do you think?<br /><br /><object width="320" height="265"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/g3XPUdW9Ryg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="265" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/g3XPUdW9Ryg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/3/9/optical-bonding-facility-meets-growing-demand/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Have you searched for a vendor to help with your optical bonding display requirements? Planar's optical bonding lab is fully functional and able to assist with all of your optical bonding projects. And, we've created an optical bonding vendor checklist to make your selection easier.<br /><br />It's important to choose an optical bonding vendor that can provide comprehensive quality and engineering systems and has processes in place to certify their work. Planar's state-of-the-art optical bonding facility is a Class 10,000 certified <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleanroom">cleanroom</a> and has <a href="http://www.planarsystems.com/about/iso/pdfs/Planar-ISO-9001-2008.pdf">ISO 9001</a>, MIL-Spec and FDA level quality systems in place.<br /><br />Why do you care about optical bonding? Well, because it provides protection, clarity and viewability, improves resistance to shake and shock and fills the gap between the protective glass and LCD to keep out dust and moisture.?<br /><br />Are you wondering what display applications would benefit from optical bonding? Displays used in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avionics">avionics</a>, digital signage, vehicle navigation, outdoor television, and hand carried electronic devices can generally benefit from better readability than is representative of the standard TFT offerings. In ambient light conditions, improved display contrast enables displays to be more readily seen without increasing backlight brightness and the associated unwanted higher power and higher operating temperatures.<br /><br />Let Planar guide you through your optical bonding requirements and let us know what other performance films and coatings would be useful to your display project.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/3/2/planar-announces-led-illuminated-video-wall-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><br />Planar has announced its Clarity? LED Series rear-projection video wall displays, ideal for control room video walls that require 24/7 reliability &amp; brilliant life-like images. The Clarity LED Series features superior video wall performance with a maintenance-free illumination system, up to eight times the life of traditional lamps.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/3/2/active-vs-passive-3d-glasses/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planar3d.com">Planar 3D Monitors</a> utilize passive 3D glasses whereas the Avatar 3D movie experience depends on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCD_shutter_glasses">active shutter glasses</a>. What does that mean? Went to see the Avatar 3D finally and got this question from my friend. So, here's the explanation:<br /><br />The structure of the glasses is different. The passive glasses are polarized. Planar¡¯s glasses have linear polarization, which is different in each lens by 90 degrees, for example, so that one lens has horizontal and the other vertical polarization. In the case of Planar¡¯s 3D monitors, the StereoMirror technology is utilized to show two different pictures from two different displays so, that each eye gets a different image simultaneously. Difference here compared to the <a href="http://www.avatarmovie.com/">Avatar 3D</a> experience with the active glasses is, that there is no flicker: in Avatar your eyes are basically getting an image alternating in left- and right-eye. This can give a slight feeling of dizziness and the view seems darker as one eye only sees at any one time. When going to see Avatar 3D, I noticed slight feeling of disorientation during the commercials but it vanished after the eyes adjusted to the shutter glasses.<br /><br />One main difference is, that active shutter glasses require power of some sort, whereas passive glasses don¡¯t. This adds to the design: active shutter glasses look bulky whereas passive glasses can be light almost like the smallest of sunglasses. This is why they also easily ¡±vanish¡± at exhibitions where we¡¯ve demoed the Planar 3D monitors: people mistake them for sunglasses. Well, now you know: they are not (so please return them, when you next see us at the show!).<br /><br />The most memorable difference for me as the user - at least in the case of Planar¡¯s passive 3D glasses versus active or so-called shutter glasses used to view the 3D version of the film Avatar - was the pain on the nose! Yes, for me at least, the active 3D glasses proved heavy and hard on the nose. Had to sit with my index finger stuck between the glasses and my nose for some part of the film... The passive glasses are nice and light in comparison!<br /><br />Oh, and have a look at the latest in 3D displays: Flyfire - no need for the glasses NOR the display itself! Wonder when they start making movies with THIS solution...?<br /><br /></p><div><p><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://youtube.com/v/XPRmZObAJdo" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350" src="http://youtube.com/v/XPRmZObAJdo" title="Adobe Flash Player" /></object></p></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/2/24/large-format-signage-on-display-at-digital-signage-expo/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The <a href="http://www.digitalsignageexpo.net/">Digital Signage Expo</a> just ended at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Planar exhibited some amazing large format digital signage displays in our booth #1254.</p><p>?</p><div></div><div>If your display requirements call for deployment in retail environments, Planar's 42" digital signage?might be the ticket. And, we offer displays ranging from 37" to 65" to meet other size requirements. Touchscreen integration makes it easy for your customers to interact with your digital content. The 46" outdoor digital signage includes an optically bonded IR/AR filter for superior sunlight-readability, along with a wide viewing angle and custom cooling design which requires no A/C. This display is perfect for extreme environments where outdoor conditions can impact viewing.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>Also on display in Planar's booth was the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall. If you're in need of a seamless video wall and uninterrupted operation for your control room operations, the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall, with its ultra-thin bezel, provides outstanding tiled visual performance.</div><p>?</p><div>Planar's customization display experience has been applied to numerous projects that need a tailored solution. Let us know what your large format digital display needs are.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/2/10/hp-wall-of-touch/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Imagine a LARGE interactive display that doesn't even have to be touched for it to respond! That's what HP is testing - a touchless "Wall of Touch". It's made up of nine 43" "zero bezel" displays, each 1.5" thick with a resolution of 1080p, being driven by HP Z-800 workstation. Can you imagine walking by being able to find a store, or see different video feeds with a flick of movement? Check out the <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/01/19/h-p-testing-a-touchless-wall-of-touch/tab/article/">WSJ blog posting and video demonstration</a>, and see it for yourself.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/2/9/optical-touchscreen-investment-news/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Yet another sign that the touchscreen market is rapidly growing. <a href="http://www.flatfrog.com/">FlatFrog Laboratories</a> based in Sweden and UK <a href="http://www.flatfrog.com/news">announced they raised the equivalent of $18M US </a>in new equity to develop and productize their cost-effective large multi-touch in-glass displays, mainly targeted at the education, gaming, hospitality and digital signage markets.<br /><br />This on the heals of the Tyco Electronics acquisition of French touch input technology company Sensitive Object for $62M <a href="http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/01/27/the-62-million-sale-of-a-touch-tech-startup-adds-to-the-tablet-revolution/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed:+Techcrunch+(TechCrunch)">announced late January, 2010</a>. It'll be interesting to see what Tyco does with the technology - if Tyco plans to go after the small touchscreen markets like Apple iPad or GPS markets.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/2/5/select-your-touchscreen-guide/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>Planar has created an interactive tool to choose the right touchscreen display for a specific application or market. There's a short version - about 14 questions and a longer version (still pretty short - 18 questions). What's even better is you can have someone contact you and guide you on how to get a demo or purchase. Check out the touchscreen guide or click on the link at <a href="http://www.planartouch.com/">planartouch.com</a>.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/2/1/optical-bonding-and-display-enhancements/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Sometimes displays are used in environments that require greater legibility in direct sunlight or bright ambient lighting conditions. Displays used in avionics, digital signage, vehicle navigation, outdoor television and hand-carried electronic devices generally benefit from better readibility offered when optical bonding with anti-reflective surface treatments is applied. Of course, improved display readability in some of these applications, like aviation and driving a speeding police car, are activities where slow time to perception could be life threatening.</p><div><div></div><br /><div>Planar's optical bonding facility, located in Beaverton, OR, can help you with all of your optical bonding requirements. With <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_9000">ISO-9001</a> quality systems, MIL-spec and FDA-level standards, extensive in-house optical test verification capabilities and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleanroom">class 10,000 certified clean room</a> and other environmental controls in place, you can be assured that your display project will meet your legibility requirements with Planar's optical bonding and surface treatments.</div><div></div><br /><div>As you might guess, there are many criteria to consider when selecting an optical bonding vendor. However, Planar has made it easy by providing an optical bonding vendor checklist. This checklist provides a list of capabilities and standards you'll want to take into consideration when making a decision about selecting your optical bonding vendor.</div><div>Is optical bonding a requirement for your display project?</div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/1/29/el-electroluminescent-glass-versatile-for-many-applications/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div>Seems like lots of folks are catching on to the versatility of Electroluminescent glass for various types of applications. When your display project calls for a solution to a challenging and demanding application, the unique performance and visual characteristics of high-performance electroluminescent (EL) displays make it an ideal choice.</div><p>?</p><div>Recently, Inventables posted about Electroluminescent glass. For use in military, medical or industrial applications, EL glass features a wide temperature range and reliability which are critical in these applications and others.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/1/28/catalog-of-specialty-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div>Have you been looking for a display solution for your project? Planar has just posted its Embedded Displays Catalog on its <a href="http://www.planar.com/">website</a>. Almost every application you would need a display for can be found in this new and updated catalog.<br /><br />Planar's display innovation began over 26 years ago with the Electroluminescent (EL) displays and has grown to include transportation, kiosk and digital signage, custom displays and <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">3D/Stereoscopic</a> displays, to name a few. If your custom design project requires a rugged and <a href="#" title="Open Frame">custom display</a>, Planar can assist with product definition and guide you through the challenges of developing a custom display.<br /><br />An interactive guide to selecting a custom LCD can help with your display requirement selections, as well. Planar has developed a Guide just for that purpose. So, between the Guide and the Catalog, Planar can help guide you through the key considerations in creating your display.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/1/13/75-growth/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span style="font-size: 85%;">The heading's amazing growth figure is what InAvate reports based on <a href="http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/index.asp">DisplaySearch</a>'s findings for 3D stereoscopic displays to experience by 2018. Of course, as the research also explains, this means mostly consumer sales and 3D at home.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar's 3D Stereoscopic Monitors</a> with patented StereoMirror technology are not meant for home, though. With double the resolution compared to the standard home solutions - HD or not - these monitors are meant for professionals. Some Planar staff have experimented playing console games utilising the added fun of the StereoMirror technology and apparently the effect has been huge: the legend tells that beers almost went untouched on a "boys' night in" doing the testing. But just for gaming these monitors prove a bit pricey still.<br /><br />Who then can truly benefit from Planar's 3D Stereoscopic Monitors? Geospatial and medical professionals appreciate the high quality picture in tasks where absolute accuracy is needed. Have a read of Planar's latest ebook on the requirements of geospatial professionals for 3D stereoscopic monitors, released just now!</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/1/12/back-to-the-3d-movies-avatar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div><p><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://youtube.com/v/cRdxXPV9GNQ" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350" src="http://youtube.com/v/cRdxXPV9GNQ" /></object></p><p>Just a short note on the wonderful world of the 3D cinema. <a href="http://www.avatarmovie.com/">Avatar</a> hit the screens in December 2009. Even if the story didn't dazzle everyone, they were amazed by the visual effects.<br /><br />But like after any given party, there comes <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Movies/01/11/avatar.movie.blues/index.html">the hangover...</a></p></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/1/11/new-touchscreens-for-point-of-sale-pos-and-retail/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Today Planar launched two new touchscreens: the PA1575R 15" touchscreen computer for POS applications, and the PT2275SW 22" wide SAW touchscreen LCD for smaller format digital signage applications or desktop applications requiring larger screen sizes. ?These products are also on display at NRF, Planar booth 247.</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p><p>?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2010/1/7/the-future-of-transparent-displays/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Transparent displays are making their way to all sorts of consumer applications. At the <a href="http://www.cesweb.org/">Consumer Electronic Show</a> in Las Vegas, an array of the latest technology is on display. One of the new, cool laptops being featured is Samsung's prototype of its 14-inch transparent OLED display.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/jECN2NnyM0E&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/jECN2NnyM0E&amp;color1=0xb1b1b1&amp;color2=0xcfcfcf&amp;hl=en_US&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;fs=1" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" /></object><br /><br />There is definitely a wow factor to this laptop and one that consumers may be clamoring for in the near future.<br /><br />Other applications where transparent displays are being used have been on the radar for some time. Take a look at Planar's use of transparent display technology and learn about the benefits of its easy customization or watch the video.</p><p>Do you have an application you would like to see on a transparent display?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/12/29/the-wonderful-world-of-leds/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span style="font-family: lucida grande; font-size: 100%;">Planar has published a new eBook on </span><span style="font-family: 'lucida grande';">LED Technology for AMLCD Backlights</span><span style="font-family: lucida grande; font-size: 100%;">. </span><span style="font-family: lucida grande; font-size: 100%;">The latest eBook is now available to download.<br /><br />LCD, LED, backlights... All the same terms which are familiar to industrial display projects and display professionals are becoming familiar to the home TV users as well. Have a look at Sony's "TV lecture", I'd say the content is more interesting to display professionals rather than someone looking to get the best possible viewing experience at home... Well, judge for yourself from this <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDAirRyMj34">10-minute clip posted by sonylearntv</a>.<br /><br />To be fair to the different brands, here's also <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zotsSJ6fQow">Samsung's input to the LED TV discussion</a>. It's a TV ad for the Samsung's new LED TV, so more marketing orientated than the Sony clip. You've been warned!<br /><br />When talking about LEDs, I cannot resist adding <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FX9rviEhw">the clip by BaaaStuds as the grande finale</a> to this short end-of-the-year blog post. Especially, if you are spending this week on holiday and STILL reading this blog, you've deserved a bit of entertainment.<br /><br />On behalf of our entire team: thank you for reading Planar blogs in 2009 and all the best wishes for the New Year 2010!!!</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/12/21/electroluminescent-displays-at-the-smithsonian-air-and-space-museum/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://blog.planar.com/embedded/uploaded_images/STS51G-22-029-735886.jpg"><img style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 120px; cursor: hand; height: 90px;" src="http://blog.planar.com/embedded/uploaded_images/STS51G-22-029-735885.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>The electroluminescent (EL) display that was used in the <a href="http://oldcomputers.net/grid1101.html">GRID Compass 1101 laptop</a> on the space shuttle in 1985 has made history again. The GRID laptop, one of the first laptops on the market, is on display in the <a href="http://www.nasm.si.edu/">Smithsonian Air &amp; Space Museum</a>.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>In a previous blog post, you can see an image of the laptop with the EL display on board the space shuttle. EL technology has made continual and dramatic improvements, but you'd have to say that a display that can withstand g-force environments is an ideal solution for the most challenging and demanding applications.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>Planar's EL displays have significantly improved over the past 25 years. Besides improved display brightness and contrast, improvements have been made to reduce power consumption and improve enhanced shock and vibration resistance.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>What project do you have that would benefit from an EL display?</div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/12/16/lcd-displays-and-the-future-of-touch/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The researchers at <a href="http://www.media.mit.edu/">MIT's Media Lab</a> have been working on a thin LCD display design that is touch and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gesture#Electronic_interface">gesture</a> friendly, much like your iPhone. Despite the fact they've already developed a large -scale gestural interface like the system that Tom Cruise's character uses in the movie <em>Minority Report</em>, the goal is to be able to incorporate the gestural display into a thin LCD device without wearing gloves or any type of tracking tags.<br /><br /><br />LCDs with built-in optical sensors are new to the market and Media Lab hasn't been able to procure any yet, so they are experimenting with a mocked up display in their lab to test their approach. The LCD display includes an array of optical sensors right behind it and serves as lens to display a black-and-white pattern that lets light through to the sensors. On Dec 19 at <a href="http://www.siggraph.org/asia2009/">Siggraph Asia</a>, the MIT team is presenting the first application of its work, a display that lets users manipulate on-screen images using hand gestures.<br /><br /><br />Customized LCD displays can be used in a multitude of other applications, too. Planar's use of an ultra-thin digital signage display provides premium performance by using LED backlighting. If your display specifications require more brightness and less wattage, Planar's in-house design and manufacturing capability enables performance advances in TFT display technology. Or, if you have some questions about selecting a custom LCD display, Planar offers some answers in its ebook and provides a guide to help navigate your display project requirements.<br /><br /><br />How would you use gesturing or touch for your display project?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/12/9/oudoor-kiosksa-sign-of-the-times/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div>Outdoor kiosks are seen everywhere from Times Square to sporting event venues to airport terminals across the country, not to mention the increase in products offered for purchase from these point of purchase kiosks. Displays that are rugged enough to be used in high traffic environments like this offer a perfect solution to present an assortment of information and services including purchasing products, providing directions, displaying advertisements and offering news.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>Just take a run through any airport in the U.S. and you'll see kiosks that allow you to buy and print your ticket and/or boarding pass, plus buy an assortment of products ranging from electronic devices to video and music rentals. The point of purchase option provided by kiosks is well on its way to becoming a mainstay for buyers.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>Recently, an article written from a New Yorkers' viewpoint addressed this phenomenon of purchasing trends. Can we be nearing the day when all or the majority of our purchases can be made at a kiosk?</div><p><br />What did you recently purchase from a kiosk?</p><div></div><p><br /><br /></p><div></div><p><br /><br /></p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/12/3/stereomirror-aids-in-reading-mammograms/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>With the recent debate over new <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33973665/ns/health-cancer/">medical guidelines</a> for routine mammographies for women under the age of 50 who are not in a high risk group, women may become even more concerned about the accuracy involved with reading their imaging test results. <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar's StereoMirror</a> 3D displays plays a pivotal role in reading <a href="http://medgadget.com/archives/2007/11/3d_mammography_improves_cancer_detection.html">stereoscopic digital mammography</a> results in many clinics, hospitals and healthcare facilities across the country by aiding radiologist who are responsible for providing a quick, accurate diagnosis and assessment.<br /><br />With the ability to see breast tissue in 3D, diagnosis tends to be more accurate and breast abnormalities are detected earlier than in standard tests. Viewing the image on a <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-applications/medical/">stereo display</a> workstation allows a radiologist to see the internal structure of the breasts in 3D and provides an in-depth view of the breast, substantially reducing the limitations of standard mammography.<br /><br />Available in several viewable sizes, Planar's StereoMirror displays <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd1710/">SD1710</a>, <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2220w/">SD2220W</a> and <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2620w/">SD2620W</a> can be used to significantly improve the image radiologists are viewing when reading mammograms.<br /><br />Let us know what you think about 3D mammography vs standard mammography screening.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/12/2/ultra-thin-bezel-lcd-video-wall-system/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Have you seen the latest series of giant <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_wall">video walls</a> popping up in retail environments across the country? Some are better than others, for sure. One recently launched product standing out though is the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall.</p><div></div><p>?</p><div>The cool feature with this video wall has to be the ultra-thin bezel that provides awesome tiled visual performance. Just think what it's like to view a bunch of video wall panels with thick bezels breaking the visual flow. Now, think of viewing a wall of panels that look seamless. You get the picture!</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>Clarity Matrix utilizes commercial-grade 46" LCD panels with breakthrough narrow-bezel characteristics resulting in just a 7.3mm pixel-to-pixel gap between images. Now that's thin! And, it's easy to mount, too.</div><div></div><p>?</p><div>Let us know where you've seen a video wall recently.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/11/25/runco-launches-quantumcolor-projectors/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><br />Runco has added two revolutionary new projectors: the QuantumColor? Q-750d and Q-750i, to its comprehensive line of the world¡¯s finest home theater products.<br /><br /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/11/24/save-the-date/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Jan 10-12th, 2010 Planar will be attending Retail's BIG show. NRF'<a href="http://events.nrf.com/annual2010/public/enter.aspx">s</a> 99th Annual Convention attracts more than 17,500 retail professionals from 62 countries! Planar has also expanded their successful PT family of <a href="http://www.planartouch.com/">touchscreens</a> by adding the all new 15" PA1575R all-in-one touchcomputer, which is ideal for retail applications.<br /><br />Come check out our new product offerings at NRF Jan 10-12th, 2010 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth 247.<br /><br />To set up an appointment please e-mail touchscreens@planar.com</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/11/17/planar-3d-in-the-hunt-for-alzheimers/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planar3d.com">Planar's 3D Stereoscopic monitors</a> are used as a part of a vital race with time to help predict Alzheimer's disease early. See CBS's Health Specialist Kathy Walsh reporting from University of Colorado Denver with the images of <a href="http://www.planar3d.com">Planar's 3D</a> being used for vision testing to develop a test which will help in early detection of the disease thus helping the patient to live healthier and longer.<br /><br /></p><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.cbs4denver.com/video/?id=62609@kcnc.dayport.com">CBS on 30th September 2009: "Vision test could predict risk for Alzheimer's"</a><br /><br /></div><p><a href="http://blog.planar.com/3d/uploaded_images/CBS-SD-clip-703095.jpg" onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}"></a><br />Yes, I could go on boasting about the wonderful multiuser capability, which can be seen on the clip and did you notice how the monitor could be used in the standard office lighting while not strictly staying on the "sweet spot" and still get the benefits of a 3D image...? But no, I think I will use this space and chance to spread the awareness of the disease.<br /><br />Early detection is the key, so be sure to know the sympthoms of Alzheimer's and to spot them on your loved ones - if not yourself - to get early treatment. According to University of Colorado Denver, they hope to have the test ready in about 4 years... That's a long time with Alzheimer's!<br /><br />Look for more information on Alzheimer's and local contacts from the following organisations:<br /><br /></p><ul><li><a href="http://alzheimers.org.uk/">Alzheimer's Society in the UK.</a></li><li><a href="http://www.muistiliitto.fi/">Muistiliitto Ry in Finland in Finnish, Swedish and English.</a></li><li><a href="http://www.alz.org/">Alzheimer's Association in the US with information in Spanish and Chinese included.</a></li><li><a href="http://www.alzheimer.ca/">Soci¡¡t¡¡ Alzheimer Society in Canada with information in English and French.</a></li></ul><p><br /><br />See also <a href="http://adweek.blogs.com/adfreak/2009/06/french-alzheimers-ad-not-quickly-forgotten.html">Alzheimer's awareness advertisements on AdFreak's blog entry</a>. There are a French and a British version - which one is your "favourite" and sticks in your mind better?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/11/11/touchscreens-and-windows-7-what-you-need-to-know/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>When I read about some of the cool features developed for touchscreens in Windows 7 I got really excited! Being able to just flick my finger across the screen to scroll through pictures instead of using the arrow button seemed pretty neat (even though I've gotten lost using my husband's i-phone like when I've expanded the screen to read the text and couldn't figure out how to get it back to the small text for easier scrolling!)<br /><br />I found Jay's post on Planar Embedded talking about the advantages and current limitations to using existing touchscreens with Windows 7.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/11/3/clarity-matrix-now-shipping/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Introduced at Infocomm 2009, Planar has announced shipping of the Clarity? Matrix - an LCD Video Wall System that makes the most of LCD technology¡¯s slim profile and vibrant visual performance. The Clarity Matrix features 46" commercial-grade LCD panels with breakthrough ¡°narrow bezel¡± technology and incorporates an industry-leading design that takes heat, complexity &amp; unreliability from behind the LCD panel to a centrally located, accessible rack-mount system.</p><p>Matrix features:</p><ul><ul><li>7.3mm image-to-image gap</li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><ul><li>Shallowest wall-to-panel depth (4.5") in the industry</li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><ul><li>Precision panel alignment via Planar's EasyAxis mounting system</li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><ul><li>Reliable operation &amp; simplified maintenance as a result of a distributed architecture</li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><li>Redundant power supply</li></ul><p>Clarity Matrix is designed for control room, public venue &amp; digital signage applications that require a thin profile video wall, with uninterrupted operation.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/11/2/3d-cinema/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Do I even have to mention it: 3D cinema is here to stay. As one of the topics on the previous blog post about 3D content, here is a wider exploration on 3D cinema.<br /><br />Here in Finland the new era of 3D cinema started a bit over a year ago with footage from U2's previous world tour with a film called <a href="http://www.u23dmovie.com/">U23D</a>and the visually magnificent Journey to the Center of the Earth <a href="http://www.strimoo.com/video/14522913/Journey-to-the-Center-of-the-Earth-movie-trailer-Dailymotion.html">(click here to see the trailer)</a>. Currently <a href="http://adisney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/up/">Up 3D</a>entertains the younger audiences in about 20 cinemas where 3D viewing is available in Finland - that might not sound like much to you but it's more than in any other Nordic country, so it makes us Finns very proud!<br /> <br />3D cinema is a topical issue, see e.g. how <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnH3xuIajow">Kevin Smith discusses 3D cinema</a>on YouTube. Topical, yes, even if the whole thing was already invented in the 50's: the firstever 3D film was <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bwana_Devil">Bwana Devil</a> in 1952. Back then the idea also was that 3D would come and save the cinema. Sounds familiar, eh? With DVD's and Blu-Ray's and home cinema equipment turning out ever more popular and the technologies used becoming more advanced, the cinema needs something "new" to attract the crowds to enjoy the BIG screen. Is 3D the answer?<br /><br />Planar's 3D products are originally designed for use by professionals in photogrammetry and for geospatial applications. <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-applications/3d-cinema-post-production">Read more about the 3D monitors, which Planar offers and which could be useful in post production stages of creating 3D cinema.</a></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/10/29/social-networking-for-display-engineering-professionals/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>With all sorts of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network">social networking</a> opportunities out there, it's great to see a site that is dedicated to display <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_Engineer">engineering professionals</a>. Planar has created a <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&amp;gid=2298686&amp;trk=anet_ug_grppro">LinkedIn</a> page where display engineering types can connect and share ideas, throw out questions and post jobs or look for one in a variety of industries, applications and display technologies.<br /><br />In today's world of ever-changing technology, connections and communications are tools that help keep the display industry moving forward. What social networking sites keep you connected?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/10/20/windows-7-gestures-embedded-touch-screens-and-you/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Windows 7 hits the streets for real on Thursday. This will be a huge release for consumers and business IT users. I¡¯ve been using the RC version for a few months now and really like it for my home PC. I¡¯m sure I will like even more for my work PC¡¯s when that time comes. But what about those embedded applications, kiosks, and displays that currently use Windows XP-Pro? We¡¯ve heard or seen <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9U2_OANkvM&amp;feature=related">demo¡¯s of Windows 7¡¯s new features</a> for multi-touch and gestures? Can we start using those features right away? Can we experiment with them?<br /><br />I¡¯ve had a chance to do some experimenting with Windows 7 and touchscreens. To utilize Windows 7 <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Using-touch-gestures">gestures and multi-touch</a> features, you will need a HID compliant touch screen, that also reports itself as a HID-Digitizer and not a HID-Mouse or other proprietary device. Unfortunately this means that most if not all existing touch screens will NOT be able to take advantages of these<br />built in Windows 7 features. These existing Touch screens (HID, Serial or USB-Driver) WILL work with Windows as single touch devices (with existing WinXP drivers), but Windows 7 will not<br />recognize these devices as digitizers and make use of all those cool gestures and multi-touch<br />features available to that display. Most likely existing touch screen hardware will not be field<br />upgradable either. New hardware and firmware will be required to ensure that touch data is<br />properly and accurately reported back to Windows 7 as a HID-Digitizer device.<br /><br />To be clear, if you have an existing touch screen with drivers. The drivers and the touch screens<br />will work with Windows 7, just as it did with Windows XP. Furthermore if you have a HID compliant touch screen or embedded display it too will work with Windows 7, just as it did with Windows XP. Only touch screens that are multi-touch capable AND report to Windows as a HID Digitizer will be able to take advantage of the native multi-touch and gesturing of Windows 7.<br /><br />Windows 7 will be a great tool for use in industrial display applications, we just have to get<br />new touch screens to market to make that happen.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/9/29/where-does-3d-content-come-from/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We all know and have perhaps already experienced how large film studios are experimenting with 3D. However experts doubt 3D films will make a real breakthrough anytime soon, as lack of possibilities for viewing 3D films at home will keep the profits still rather thin for films produced in 3D. In the following are some examples of other sources of 3D content.</p><p>?</p><ul><ul><li><p>You can find advertising agencies and production companies creating 3D content, for example Trick or Treat Studio in Italy.</p></li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><ul><li><p>You can buy various 3D content, for example for games design like <a href="http://www.contentparadise.com/">Content Paradise</a> offers on their website.</p></li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><ul><li><p>Google Earth boasts of all the 3D content they keep adding, like in <a href="http://www.gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2009/06/lots_of_new_3d_content_added_in_goo.html">this blog entry from June 2009</a>.</p></li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><ul><li><p>There are various companies with various options for 3D software, like Cortona 3D.</p></li></ul></ul><p>?</p><ul><li><p>One of our 3D stereoscopic demos is just returning from a trip to Hannover and Rhodes, where it was used for aesthetic surgeons 3D software. See the earlier blog entry "Planar &amp; Beauty".</p></li></ul><p>?</p><p>The applications for 3D stereoscopic monitors are vast! Where would you utilize a professional quality, high resolution 3D monitor...?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/9/21/3d-advertising-in-london/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>At London's St Pancras station - the hub also for the Eurostar trains - is currently on display a 3D advertising campaign. The campaign is by <a href="http://www.balfourgroup.com/#/home">Balfour International Group</a> and it features <a href="http://www.scottishwidows.co.uk/">Scottish Widows</a>' 30 second advertisement on 42" screens. Read more and see a photo at InAVate's latest online issue which you can find by <a href="http://www.inavateonthenet.net/article.aspx?ArticleID=27909">clicking here</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/9/18/electroluminescent-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>Some of you may be wondering exactly how Electroluminescent Display Technology can be used for your application. It seems the folks at <a href="http://www.efjohnsontechnologies.com/">EF Johnson Technologies</a> have come up with a pretty cool way to enhance their new mobile radio, <a href="http://www.efjohnsontechnologies.com/products/mobiles/lightning_controlhead">Lightning? Control Head</a>, with a Planar EL display. By embedding the EL display in their radio, they have the brightest and clearest display on the market today.</div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div>EL displays are perfect for a number of applications, including military, vehicle dashboard and communication equipment. Over the past 25 years, Planar has made significant improvement to brightness and contrast, reduced power consumption and vibration resistance, making the electroluminescent displays ideal for challenging and demanding applications. And, EL technology is available in multi-color, glass and transparent display formats.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/9/15/process-controls-for-display-manufacturing/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>Economic times are tough and good vendor process controls are more important now than ever when working on your display project. Additionally, when making changes to your display design, you want to be sure your vendor is able to adapt to those changes to meet your goals and deadlines, while maintaining control over costs. But, when searching for a vendor it can be tricky to know what processes a vendor should have in place.<br /><br />Now, you can quickly learn about process controls that will make your vendor relationship experience a success. Simply take a look at Planar's latest Ebook, Process Controls for Display Manufacturing, which provides important steps on how Planar has structured its process controls to meet display manufacturing challenges.<br /><br />The importance of working with key suppliers who implement Process Potential Failure Mode Effect Analysis (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PFMEA">PFMEA</a>) and Control plans is especially crucial for custom products. So, the next time you're looking for a vendor who can help with your custom display, remember the process control steps to consider when making your decision.<br /><br /></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/9/14/prosolutions-for-chiropractic-chooses-pt1710mx/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>ProSolutions for Chiropractic, Inc, a company that provides technologically advanced solutions to the Chiropractic industry, has chosen Planar's PT1710MX 17" resistive touchscreen LCD monitor for its ProAdjuster system. The ProAdjuster is used for spinal analysis and adjustment. The PT1710MX shows the readings from the ProAdjuster instrument. See a full video demonstration on their website.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/8/31/planar-at-global-gaming-expo-2009/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar will be exhibiting at <a href="http://www.globalgamingexpo.com/">Global Gaming Expo</a> - November 17-19, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth 837. We will be showing new touchscreen products which will begin shipping in January 2010. To set up an appointment please email <a href="mailto:touchscreens@planar.com">touchscreens@planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/8/24/planar-touchscreens-in-healthcare-bundle/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) Online wrote an article about ScriptRx¡¯s use of Planar¡¯s PT resistive touchscreen monitors in its electronic patient discharge system for use in ERs, retail health clinics and other ambulatory care environments. Read the <a href="http://www.verticalsystemsreseller.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&amp;nm=&amp;type=MultiPublishing&amp;mod=PublishingTitles&amp;mid=5D966D0B3B444899A2CAA94013C1FB5D&amp;tier=4&amp;id=ACE38B2C5E2C4D2EB5AAF0BCC739FB66">full article </a>here.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/8/21/its-not-just-a-simple-etch-a-sketch-anymore/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Remember when your Etch-A-Sketch toy was the first tool for the creative possibilities of drawings? Well, we've come a long way. The <a href="http://www.diskursdisko.de/2009/08/sketch3d/">Sketch-3D</a> system has been developed that is interactive, integrated software/hardware system that enables users to create their own anaglypic 3D drawings. How fun is that?</p><div><div><div><div>Now you can have a personal 3D experience where Sketch-3D can be scaled to work with any output device from <a href="http://www.planarhometheater.com/projectors/">large scale projection</a> to plasma displays to an integrated LCD. Planar's <a href="http://www.diskursdisko.de/2009/08/sketch3d/">StereoMirror</a> displays also offer another option for 3D viewing. Check out the <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-technology/3d-technologies/comparison/">overview</a> of stereoscopic technologies.</div><div></div><div>Since it can be tailored to fit a wide array of installation environments, how would you use this 3D Etch-A-Sketch?</div><div></div><div></div></div></div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/8/3/entry-level-priced-stereoscopic3d-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/images/SD2220W-th.jpg"><img style="float: right; margin: 0px 0px 10px 10px; width: 93px; cursor: hand; height: 84px;" src="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/images/SD2220W-th.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>Are you looking for an entry-level priced stereoscopic display that provides high-quality WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) 3D stereoscopic images? Well, look no further than Planar's new <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2220w/">SD2220W</a> 22" stereoscopic/3D display. Just launched, the SD2220W complements Planar's <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> product line and produces comfortable extended viewing ergonomics for multiple users.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>When considering options for seeing in stereo, check out this <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-technology/3d-technologies/comparison/">overview</a> of stereoscopic technologies, including a handy 3D display comparison grid. Whether you're needing a 3D display for your geospatial, oil &amp; gas, simulation, medical or other application, the SD2220W offers flicker-free operation allowing extended stereo use with no discomfort.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>What's important to you when considering a stereoscopic/3D display?</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/27/planar-beauty/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><p>New 3D stereo imaging application for <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar 3D stereo monitors</a> with great potential!</p><p><a href="http://www.bonaforma.com/">Bona Forma</a> had a Planar 3D stereoscopic monitor <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2020/">SD2020W</a> in their booth at the <a href="http://www.ak.se/bts">¡°Beauty through Science 2009¡±</a> conference in Stockholm on 11-13 June 2009 with their aesthetic surgery outcome simulation, prediction and optimization software.</p><p><a href="http://www.bonaforma.com/">Bona Forma</a> is a high-tech enterprise with expertise in breast augmentation, cranio-maxillofacial surgery and design of bespoke implants. They offer a unique ability to predict and optimize the patient¡¯s post-surgery appearance at the initial pre-surgery stage. They say they achieve accurate simulations by combining 3D scanning of the patient¡¯s body with physical modeling of biological tissues. The simulations are further enhanced when being viewed using professional 3D stereo imaging equipment, such as <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2020/">SD2020W</a> by Planar. Upcoming conferences, where Bona Forma's simulations can be viewed with Planar's 3D display are:</p><p>- 40th Annual Conference of the German Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery: DGPRAEC 10-12 Sept 2009, Hannover, Germany</p><p>- 11th Congress of European Societies of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (European Section of IPRAS): ESPRAS 20-26 Sept 2009, Rhodes, Greece</p><p>In the picture you see <a href="http://www.bonaforma.com/">Bona Forma</a>¡¯s stand at the conference in Stockholm.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/21/planar-17-resistive-touchscreen-lcd-chosen-for-pos-system/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>eMazzanti Technologies, computer network solutions provider based in Hoboken, NJ chose Planar's PT1710MX 17" economical resistive touchscreen LCD for the Bergen County Camera POS system installation based on the Windows? 7 operating system platform. Case study link is below. Watch for the PT1710MX starting at 1.24.</p><p><object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/_Mua7w3tZjc&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="295" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/_Mua7w3tZjc&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/15/interactive-guide-define-a-custom-lcd/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">We just released an interactive tour to complement the ebook, Guide to Selecting a Custom LCD. We guide you through all the major considerations and trade-offs in defining a custom LCD. This application provides two options:</div><ol><li>Short Version - 10 questions built for a quick experience</li><li>Full Version - 46 questions built for being comprehensive</li></ol><p>You can request an email summary of your specs at the end of the guide. Try the Guide. <br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/15/display-technology-101-guides/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Looking for a source that will provide guides to your display technology questions? Look no further than Planar's?<a href="/media/111012/touch_technologies_white_paper.pdf">Touch Technologies White Paper </a>and Touch Technology page. Questions from How to design an EL display to an Interactive Guide to Selecting an LCD display are all covered here, along with lots more information. We've even posted some Ebooks for a quick read to answer your questions about display technology. Check out the informational videos on our YouTube page, as well. We've got you covered with a host of informative resources!<br /><br />Whether you're starting, in the middle or just plain stuck in your display process, what other guides would be helpful to answer your questions for a successful product?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/14/ingram-chooses-planar-touchscreen-for-pos-bundle/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Ingram's DC/POS just announced that Planar's PT15 resistive touchscreen<a href="http://www.planartouch.com/products/pt1500mx/"> </a>is the featured LCD in their new security-focused POS solution bundle for small retailers. Other hardware and software partners include HP, MagTek, Uniforce Technology, Cherry Electronics, Citizen and Payment Processing.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/8/3dstereoscopic-video-samples/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Are you looking for some examples of stereoscopic video to show on a <a href="http://www.stereomirror.com/">StereoMirror</a>? We have uploaded some sample videos of MOV and MPEG4 formats.</p><p><br /><br />To play stereoscopic video, download the 3D Player at 3DTV.at. The site that allows left and right video to be played in stereo via Stereoscopic Player. Video files can be played using either the Quad-buffered OpenGL setting or the side-by-side stereo option with the monitors in Horizontal span mode. This site also has some other sample stereo video available for download.<br /><br />Tweak RV is another application that can be used for stereo video playback. It does not support AVI files like the 3DTV Stereoscopic Player, but it allows .mov files to be played in stereo.<span style="font-weight: bold;"><br /><br /></span>Download the sample 3D videos - left video, right video. You will need both downloads.<br /><br />If you have some interesting 3D video samples, we'd love to see them.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/7/touch-screen-lcds-for-interactive-health-care-systems/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>ScriptRx has just selected our Planar PT resistive touch screens for their interactive health care systems. ScriptRx has developed an electronic workflow that helps hospitals and clinic administrators handle the patient discharge process more quickly and easily, benefiting both the patients and the hospitals. More than 5,000 practitioners in more than 200 facilities across 32 states use a ScriptRx system with Planar PT touch screens. ScriptRx headquarters is in West Palm Beach, FL and an article about this solution for health care providers appeared in CRN. A case study about the ScriptRX electronic patient discharge system and information about Planar's resistive touch screen products are is available at <a href="http://www.planartouch.com/" target="_blank" title="Planar Touch Screens Website">www.planartouch.com</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/2/planar-displays-new-products-at-society-for-information-display-show/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>Planar featured several new prototype products recently at the SID 2009 Exhibition in San Antonio, TX, along with a wide range of the Electroluminescent products seen here that meet your needs for an ultra-wide temperature range, rugged at-a-glance viewing and proven technology display.<br /><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><br /><div>For the first time, Planar exhibited a green EL display featuring a wide viewing angle, alongside the existing transparent EL display that features unique, adaptive, rugged see-through technology. Also on exhibit were the marine and mining displays and a StereoMirror 3D display.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><br /><div>What type of display are you looking for? Request Planar's Design Guide to learn more.</div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/7/2/planar-stereomirror-on-display-at-siggraph-and-geoint/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2620w/images/SD2620W-351.jpg"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; width: 351px; height: 324px; text-align: center;" src="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2620w/images/SD2620W-351.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></p><div>Have you seen <a href="http://www.planar.com/">Planar</a>'s line of <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> displays? Now you'll have a chance to see what all the talk is about during a demonstration that will answer your stereoscopic display questions about the viewing angle, resolution and image quality of these monitors. Planar will exhibit the <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2620w/">SD2620W</a> and the newest version, SD2220W, in booth #3627 at <a href="http://www.siggraph.org/s2009/">SIGGRAPH 2009</a> in New Orleans, LA, August 4-6 and again in booth #544 at <a href="http://www.geoint2009.com/">GEOINT 2009 Symposium</a> in San Antonio, TX, October 18-21.</div><p>?</p><div><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-technology/stereoscopic-101/">StereoMirror technology</a> enables an unprecedented level of stereo viewing comfort and there is no restrictive "sweet spot" for viewing stereo images or any need to work in a dimly-lit environment. The Stereoscopic displays make it easier for many professionals to do their job. <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-applications/">Applications</a> include geospatial and 3D for simulation and training, among others.</div><p>?</p><div>Do you use a stereoscopic display for your work? What features do you find most important?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/6/19/display-projects-last-minute-issues/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Have you ever thought you were finished with your display project plan only to discover you had a last minute change to your product definition? These kinds of changes are not only time-consuming, but can adversely affect the project budget. Yeah, you can find lots of information out there that can guide you through the steps to create your display project plan, but Planar has created an easy-to-read Ebook that addresses answers to questions that will avoid killing your schedule.</p><div><br /><br />Everything from regulatory requirements and changing product definitions to environmental considerations is covered in this quick read. Avoid overlooking these critical components of your plan. There's a lot to cover when developing your project plans for displays like custom displays and electroluminescent displays!<br /><br /><br />Share any last minute changes you've had to make to your display project plan with us! Do you use Ebooks to find answers to issues quickly?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/6/15/war-games-on-a-multi-touch-screen-table/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>For those of you wanting to know where multi-touch screens are heading, check out the use of a multi-touch table for the new Ubisoft RUSE war game introduced at E3 2009. I'm looking forward to hearing about innovative uses for multi-touch screens in a business environment.<br /><br /><object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2-oArux66gA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="295" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2-oArux66gA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/6/5/playing-blackjack-with-a-planar-touchscreen/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Found this post on YouTube. Newmarket Highschool created Jak, a Blackjack dealer robot. Jak uses special software that analyzes a webcam image and outputs its value. A Planar touchscreen is used for input.<br /><br />Newmarket Highschool won 1st place in the Ontario competition and is now going to the international competition. Good luck, Newmarket Highschool!<br /><br /><br /><object width="320" height="265"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/2-ELGFunfbs&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="265" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/2-ELGFunfbs&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1&amp;" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/5/28/stereomirror-provides-best-real-time-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div><br /><div><br /><div>Have you ever tried to figure out how to get the best image quality for <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerial_photography">aerial photography</a> product processing and triangulation of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthophoto">ortho photos</a>? According to <a href="http://www.atmlv.com/html/welcome_flash.htm">AeroTech Mapping Inc.</a>, Planar's <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">3D StereoMirror </a>monitor provides an image that is almost as clear as the negative itself. They have three displays for triangulation and compilation, which is the process of collecting digital data from stereo photography for use in creating topographical maps. They use Datem Systems' Summit Evolution software and three P-3 analytical plotters.</div><br /><div></div><div>With several StereoMirror monitors in their office, including an <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd1710/">SD1710</a> and <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2020/">SD2020</a>, AeroTech has doubled their production stations while using a fraction of the space compared to analytical plotters. Besides excellent image quality, AeroTech's technicians are able to use the stereo monitors for up to ten hours at a time with only a few breaks in between. The comfort level of Planar's StereoMirror monitors is very high.</div><div></div><br /><div>Have you used a StereoMirror monitor for your mapping projects? How does it compare to the quality of analytical plotters?</div><div></div><div></div><div></div></div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/5/27/sailing-news-from-finland/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>The other day, I received some photographs on my e-mail, which made me conclude that Planar¡¯s 12¡± marine monitors have found a permanent home in Finland. In the picture above you see LX1201PTI integrated on to the sailboat steering pedestal.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>Our Finnish marine monitor distributor <a href="http://www.navigreen.fi/epages/GPL.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectID=1346615">Navigreen</a> is working in close co-operation with yacht builder Finngulf Yachts. They have just completed a project to create a 43 feet Performance Cruiser yacht, this being hull #3 of the project Finngulf 43. The good news for us is, that the yacht¡¯s hi-tec equipment include two LX1200s.</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>The original order for the yacht was made by Pekka Salminen and everything in the yacht, inside and out, is tailor-made design for it. The designer of the yacht¡¯s interior is also Pekka Salminen of <a href="http://www.pesark.com/">PES-Architects</a>. Their references include winning an international invitation competition for new opera house in China in summer 2008 and they specialise in airport design (projects e.g. in Helsinki and Moscow).<br /><br />There is a Planar LX monitor integrated on both starboard and port pedestals, which can be seen in the picture with Jarkko and Jaripekka. These are additional to the standard display inside the cabin. The designers and builders of the yacht have already complemented the monitors: Navigreen took a risk and convinced the designers about Planar as a new supplier of marine monitors and lucky for Navigreen: their client¡¯s expectations for the performance of these monitors have been exceeded! Sami Toivonen of Navigreen says: ¡±They keep telling me: ¡¯The monitors really are as great as you told us!¡¯ and I am not just saying that, they are really pleased with the LXs!¡± Navigreen also supplied the Nobeltech navigation system for Isadora 2.0. Isadora 2.0 is also mentioned as one of the 2008 highlights in <a href="http://www.offshorespars.com/OffshoreNews2008_web.pdf">Offshore Spars 2008-2009 Newsletter</a>.<br /><br />Similar yacht with more standard interior and equipment will be delivered to Chicago in June this year, though that one doesn¡¯t have the LXs integrated... at least not yet...</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/5/12/if-it-is-durable-enough-for-olpc-is-it-rugged-enough-for-planar/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><span style="font-size: 100%;"><a href="http://www.pixelqi.com/">Pixel Qi</a>, is on a quest to lower the cost of an LCD. The originating work was done while Mary Lou Jepsen was at the One Laptop Per Child project. <a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2009/05/pixel-qi/">Wired </a>gives a report on the current state of Pixel Qi.<br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 100%;">I think everyone would like a lower cost LCD, but as with lower cost PC's there will probably be compromises. What do you suppose those will be in the LCD world? Viewing angle? Temperature range? Response time? Size?</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 100%;">Could this technology be interesting to Planar's quest for ruggedized displays?<br /></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 100%;">We'll stay tuned...</span></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/5/11/stereomirror-used-for-aerial-surveys/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div>Providing accurate 3D photogrammetric mapping is complicated and photogrammetrists are always looking for monitors that will improve their viewing experiences and aid in verifying data. <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar's StereoMirror</a> <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2420w/">SD2420W</a> with Planar's PX 2411W has been used by Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. to suit their needs moving into a complete digital workflow and provide better image quality.<br /><br />In verifying the accuracy of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_elevation_model">Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)</a> used in their orthophoto production process, Keystone's team was able to confirm that the data was "correct" and then, if needed, correct any problem areas quickly and effectively using a StereoMirror. They use <a href="http://www.inpho.de/index.php?seite=index_dtmaster">Inpho DTMaster</a> and <a href="http://www.stealth3dmouse.com/">3D Stealth mouse</a>. The SD2420W widescreen allows each user to view a much larger area without sacrificing the desired image magnification extent which is helpful when working with multiple users.<br /><br />Are you a <a href="http://mw1.m-w.com/dictionary/photogrammetrist">photogrammetrist</a>? What stereoscopic viewing features would be beneficial for your work?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/4/23/stereomirror-at-nab/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar showed footage from the 3D movie, Coraline (<a href="http://coraline.com/">http://coraline.com/</a>), produced by LAIKA (<a href="http://www.laika.com/">http://www.laika.com/</a>) at the recent NAB convention held in Las Vegas.</p><div></div><div></div><div>Folks watched the opening scene of Coraline¡¯s family moving into their Pink Palace Apartment and the amazing mouse circus scene that took place in ¡°the other world.¡± The content was shown using ¡°RV¡± image and sequence viewer from Tweak Software (<a href="http://www.tweakfilms.com/">http://www.tweakfilms.com/</a>). The <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> technology is an excellent tool for 3D modeling, stereoscopic photography and 3D post production work, among other applications.</div><p>?</p><div></div><p>?</p><div>What movies do you think would be "other worldly" in 3D? Do you have an application need for a stereo 3D display?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/4/14/multiple-monitors-they-are-not-just-a-wish-list-item/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Christopher Null of the blog "The Working Guy" had a great entry:<br /><br /><a href="http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/115846">Two monitors = 44 percent increase in productivity</a><br /><br />He writes about "...the New York Times which cites research that -- on certain text-editing tasks -- users were 44 percent faster using two 20-inch monitors instead of a single 18-inch screen."<br /><br />See the original NYT story titled Boss, I Need a Bigger Screen. For Work Efficiency, of Course.<br /><br />We've seen this for years. Multiple monitors are like adding a room on your house: the add more floor to stretch out in and more space to work in. The efficiencies can be seen in adding a second monitor to a laptop or 2 or more monitors to a desktop computer. The extra virtual room will increase your productivity simply in the fact that you don't have to keep using the mouse or keyboard to get back to the other three projects you are working on at the same time. <br /><br />And don't forget the interruptions for Instant Message chats, incoming mail notices, and the screen space used by toolboxes, tool palettes, task bars and docks.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/4/2/mobile-communication-system-aids-fire-department/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>The <a href="http://www.sbcfire.com/">Santa Barbara County Fire Department</a> recently installed a full-blown communication equipment package inside the department's public information vehicle. Tricked out with a keyboard, touch-screen monitor and flat-panel television which folds neatly in the rear of the sport utility vehicle, the County Emergency Operations Center can receive vital information in a matter of minutes.</p><div><br />With peak fire season on the horizon, the communication equipment will help provide faster updates to the public on any urgent evacuation messages and save valuable time. Planar's LX1200TI display was part of the communication package and is perfect for public safety vehicle applications. Key features like transflective AMLCD for daylight/night viewing, clear glass touchscreen and rugged design provide benefits critical in emergency situations.</div><div></div><div>What other emergency service vehicles would benefit from a communication display like this one?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/4/1/stereomirror-v-perceiva/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Obviously the team has been busy with another <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/pdf/Planar-StereoMirror-vs-Perceiva_Stereoscopic_FAQ.pdf">comparison</a> document to highlight the differences between Planar's <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> and dual stacked LCD stereoscopic monitors.<br /><br />Download the <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/pdf/Planar-StereoMirror-vs-Perceiva_Stereoscopic_FAQ.pdf">comparison</a><br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://blog.planar.com/3d/uploaded_images/Perceiva-comparison-chart-787340.jpg"><img src="http://blog.planar.com/3d/uploaded_images/Perceiva-comparison-chart-787337.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/4/1/stereomirror-v-red-rover/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Our product management team recently assembled a comparison of Planar's <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror </a>and True 3Di's Red Rover product. Download the <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/pdf/StereoMirror_v_RedRover.pdf">comparison document</a>.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/3/20/new-removable-touchscreen-netbook-available-mayjune-2009/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>I thought this was an interesting concept, a new ARM-powered netbook running Linux O/S with an optional keyboard! A user could use the keyboard to respond to emails, or remove the touchscreen to watch movies, read an ebook, take notes with a stylus, or play games. The touchscreen can even be mounted to a refrigerator as the back is a magnet. Economically priced as well - $399 for the complete netbook or $299 for the touchscreen portion.<br /><br /><object width="320" height="265"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/mgSQRuU8qI4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="265" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/mgSQRuU8qI4&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/3/18/entry-level-version-of-stereomirror-3dstereoscopic-display/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/images/sd1710-125.jpg"><img style="float: left; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; width: 125px; cursor: hand; height: 124px;" src="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/images/sd1710-125.jpg" border="0" alt="" /></a><br /><br /></p><div>3D/stereoscopic displays are quickly becoming the "need to have" technology. Now, it's easier with the lower-cost, entry-level <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd1710/">SD1710</a> recently <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=111133&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;t=Regular&amp;id=1259921&amp;">announced</a> by Planar. The redesigned version is almost 40% less than the original version. That'll keep some money in your pocket!<br /><br />Perfect for <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-applications/geospatial/">photogrammetry</a> production houses and <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-applications/molecular-modeling/">molecular modeling</a> teams who want to put a <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> on every desktop, we found the SD1710 maintains the strong stereoscopic viewing performance required in critical daily applications. If you are looking for appropriate StereoMirror solutions should consider frequency of use, the stereo image quality requirements, the criticality of the application and price.<br /><br />Check out a <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/comparison/">comparison</a> of Planar's other StereoMirror displays for your 3D/stereoscopic needs. What application could you use a 3D/stereoscopic display for?</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/3/18/presidential-3d-vision/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>At the recent <a href="http://www.asprs.org/">ASPRS</a> show, Miguel Pelaz Puebla of <a href="http://www.gtbi.net/">GeoToolBox</a> Ib¡¡rica S.L. shared a picture with us. The image shows the President of Colombia, ?lvaro Uribe V¡¡lez, trying a Planar <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> stereoscopic display.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://blog.planar.com/3d/uploaded_images/Colombina-President-Uribe-con-Inpho---small-744188.jpg"><img style="cursor: move;" src="http://blog.planar.com/3d/uploaded_images/Colombina-President-Uribe-con-Inpho---small-744179.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="420" height="319" /></a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/3/18/thin-flim-electroluminescent-tfel-display-technology/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Have you been wondering how to reduce the cost of your display product and retain the outstanding design requirements provided by electronluminescent (EL) technology? Planar recently <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=111133&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;t=Regular&amp;id=1266817&amp;">announced</a> that our thin-film electroluminescent (TFEL) module will be used by <a href="http://www.jetronic.com/">Jetronic Technology</a> for the domestic China market, as well as in a product manufactured by a U.S. company specializing in public safety products. <br /><br />TFEL is perfect for integrating into products where extreme temperature environments and demanding ergonomic conditions are required. The TFEL display modules have been used in a variety of products and industrial display applications, including communication, petro-chemical and test and measurement equipment.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/3/6/planar-touchscreen-running-a-tormach-milling-machine/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Planar touchscreen monitors are indeed everywhere - even with a <strong>Tormach milling machine</strong>! The user had this to say about the set-up: "I am using the Tormach version of Mach 3 but did make a new screen with the screen editor. Got rid of the stuff I don't use and added the stuff I do. This is really a great setup!"<br /><br /><object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jo1dGCgcRbw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="480" height="295" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Jo1dGCgcRbw&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/3/6/emerging-display-technology-article-from-pcmagcom/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>In Michael Miller's PCMag.com article - Emerging Display Technology: OLEDs, Touch Screens, Flexible Displays and Pico Projectors - Geoff Walker from Elo makes the point that there's no one silver bullet when it comes to choosing the right touchscreen technology for your unique application. Each one has advantages and disadvantages. See the complete article at <a href="http://blogs.pcmag.com/miller/2009/03/emerging_display_technology_ol.php"></a><a href="http://blogs.pcmag.com/miller/2009/03/emerging_display_technology_ol.php">http://blogs.pcmag.com/miller/2009/03/emerging_display_technology_ol.php</a>.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/2/23/sd1710-stereo3d-monitor-now-more-affordable/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Our entry-level model of the StereoMirror product line is now more affordable. The <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd1710/">SD1710</a> has not undergone any radical changes except an almost 40% reduction in price. It has the same compatibility with graphics cards and stereo supportive software as the other SD products. This model offers 1280x1024 resolution in stereo, while the other StereoMirror products can support resolutions as high as 1920x1200. The only trade offs of the low cost model are slightly more stereo cross-talk and lower brightness than our <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/comparison/">high-performance line</a>. The viewing performance and comfort of the <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> can now be experienced by even more users. The new SD1710 is perfect for photogrammetry production houses and molecular modeling teams who want to put a StereoMirror on every desktop.<br /><br />Product highlights include:</p><ul><li>Full SXGA (1280x1024) resolution in stereo</li><li>Flicker-free, high contrast imaging</li><li>Useable in standard office lighting</li><li>Fast (12ms) LCD response time</li><li>Multi user, wide angle viewing</li><li>Compatible with a number of commercially available graphics cards</li><li>Plug and play with OpenGL and DirectX applications that support stereo</li><li>Simple polarizing glasses are used</li><li>Readily converts from stereo/3D or standard 2D?</li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd1710/images/sd1710_351_lp.jpg"><img style="cursor: move;" src="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd1710/images/sd1710_351_lp.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="365" height="420" /></a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/2/12/electroluminescent-display-design-guide/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We recently put the final touches on a Thin Film Electroluminescent Design Guide. The summary of this guide is available upon request. The 200-page guide is available to customers who start a new custom EL project, including <a>electroluminescent glass</a>.<br /><br />Request a 14-page summary version of the EL Design Guide.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/2/12/ultra-thin-digital-signage-12-thick/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Our R&amp;D and engineering teams have been applying their expertise with <a href="http://www.planarembedded.com/custom-lcd/LED-backlighting/">LED backlighting</a> to create a 32" digital sign that is only .5" thick. We're applying this technology to build ultra-thin and low power displays. Here's a quick <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOhbt39TOOA">video</a> showing the digital sign in action.<br /><br /><object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XOhbt39TOOA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="344" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XOhbt39TOOA&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object><br /><br />What else could you do with an ultra-thin display?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/2/5/multi-touch-tables-for-museums/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>This interactive multi-touch table for museum exhibits is pretty cool! According to a news release, it has a bright 50-inch diagonal surface with a high-resolution (1280 x 720) display, which is higher than Microsoft¡¯s Surface multi-touch table. Just where will touch technology take us next???<br /><br /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="450" height="350" src="http://video.networldalliance.com/player/ss.swf" flashvars="config=http://video.networldalliance.com/flvplayer.php?viewkey=bdeedb3a9ad2dd3a28ef&amp;vimg=http://video.networldalliance.com/thumb/1814.jpg" quality="high" bgcolor="#cccccc" wmode="transparent" loop="loop" align="middle" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" scale="exactfit" /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/1/30/3d-goes-hollywood/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Get out those awesome 3D viewing glasses! The 3D movie craze is alive and well at a theater near you. There are <a href="http://www.hollywood.com/feature/30_in_3_D/5385833">30 movies</a> that will soon be leaping off a screen near you, including the soon-to-be released <a href="http://www.hollywood.com/movie/Coraline/2443546">Coraline</a>.<br /><br />Planar is expanding its <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">StereoMirror</a> display opportunities into the entertainment arena and looking at options in the post-production sector of the movie industry. The <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2020/">StereoMirror display</a> can be used in real time on the movie set to allow the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_director">film director</a> to review scenes in a 3D format as they are shot - just like the audience will view it at the theater!<br /><br />Have you caught any of the newly released <a href="http://www.3dmovielist.com/list.html">3D movies</a>? 3D movies are showing in an <a href="http://www.imax.com/">IMAX 3D cinema</a> or REAL D cinema near you.<br /><br />Tell us about your 3D movie, game and concert viewing experiences!</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/1/30/large-format-digital-signage-makes-a-hit-in-retail/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Who knew the number of people who walk through the doors of big-box retailers was greater than viewers watching <a href="http://www.americanidol.com/">Idol</a>? And, since advertisers are frothing at the mouth to get their share of consumer dollars it all made sense why consolidated marketing practices referenced in an article in AdWeek are so popular. We not only see the usual end-aisle displays, but also in-store video networks displaying content on digital signage which we believe is the best way to get your message out to consumers. Talk about a way to integrate the shopper with your products! Here's an example of a large format digital display that can be used in many retail environments:<br /><br /><br /><br />In this display format lots of information can be displayed and, in a touch display format, consumers can interact to find information about products in retail stores quickly. What features do you wish were included in retail digital signage?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2009/1/7/see-through-touchscreen/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are obviously fans of <a href="http://www.planarembedded.com/transparent">transparent displays</a>. Transparency opens up new possibilities for how people can interact with information. Here's a video, featured in <a href="http://www.newscientist.com/articlevideo/dn16295/5172840001-fat-fingers-no-problem-with-seethrough-touchscreen-.html">New Scientist</a>, that demonstrates how transparency and a touchscreen can be combined in unique ways. The demo of the NanoTouch was created by Microsoft.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://brightcove.newscientist.com/services/link/bcpid2227271001/bctid5172840001"><img src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/12/081218-transparentled-03.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="145" /></a></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/12/15/3d-printers/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Obviously we're fans of everything 3D, which is why 3D printing technology is very intriguing. Once you have the ability to fab your own prototypes the barriers to experimentation come down even more. Companies, such as <a href="http://www.desktopfactory.com/">Desktop Factory</a>, are already working hard to make this a reality. With a <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">desktop 3D monitor</a> and a <a href="http://www.desktopfactory.com/our_product/">desktop 3D printer</a>, you can make your ideas into physical form at a rapid rate. <br /><br />What would you create with a 3D monitor and printer bundle?<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/12/15/multi-touch-goes-prime-time/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>With all the election coverage, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/11/04/magic.wall/index.html">CNN</a> was trying out numerous new technologies. Here's a video that highlights the "magic wall" using a multi-touch interface. What other applications require this type of visualization? How big can a multi-touch interface be an still be useful?<br /><br /><br /><br /></p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/11/26/3d-football/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Looks like <a href="http://www.3alitydigital.com/">3ality Digital</a> is working hard again to make 3D media production a little more mainstream. First it was the U2 concert, now the NFL. The Wall Street Journal <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB122749333275552323-lMyQjAxMDI4MjI3NDQyOTQzWj.html">covers</a> the proof of concept production. Here's an excerpt.</p><blockquote>"The several hundred guests at the three participating theaters Dec. 4 will include representatives from the NFL's broadcasting partners and from consumer-electronics companies. The event will be closed to the general public. Burbank, Calif.-based 3ality Digital LLC will shoot the game with special cameras and transmit it to a satellite. Thomson SA's Technicolor Digital Cinema is providing the satellite services and digital downlink to each theater, and Real D 3D Inc. will power the display in the theaters."</blockquote><p>?</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-CS378_nfl3d__D_20081124103459.jpg"><img src="http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-CS378_nfl3d__D_20081124103459.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="132" /></a></div><p>Image source: <a href="http://www.3alitydigital.com/">3ality Digital</a>.<br /><br />What other types of media would work well in 3D?</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/11/17/transparency-as-a-design-trend/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.frogdesign.com/">Frog Design</a> created an interesting presentation on design trends. It's short but covers several emerging trends including origami, gestural UI (think Nintendo's <a href="http://www.wii.com/">Wii</a>), and transparency. We obviously like the last one given our transparent display technology and the interest it has generated as a new material for products. See the entire presentation below. Transparency is covered on slide 8.<br /><br /></p><div id="__ss_710762" style="width: 425px; text-align: left;"><a style="display: block; margin: 12px 0px 3px; font: 14px Helvetica,Arial,Sans-serif; text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.slideshare.net/frogdesign/design-trends-2008-presentation?type=powerpoint" title="Design Trends 2008">Design Trends 2008</a><object width="425" height="355" style="margin: 0px;"><param name="movie" value="http://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=trendscan-1225489959145140-8&amp;stripped_title=design-trends-2008-presentation" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="355" src="http://static.slideshare.net/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=trendscan-1225489959145140-8&amp;stripped_title=design-trends-2008-presentation" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" /></object><br /><div style="font-size: 11px; padding-top: 2px; font-family: tahoma,arial; height: 26px;">View SlideShare <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.slideshare.net/frogdesign/design-trends-2008-presentation?type=powerpoint" title="View Design Trends 2008 on SlideShare">presentation</a> or <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://www.slideshare.net/upload?type=powerpoint">Upload</a> your own. (tags: <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://slideshare.net/tag/social">social</a> <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="http://slideshare.net/tag/product">product</a>)</div></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/11/14/stereomirror-and-planetary-research/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>?</p><div><a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">Planar's StereoMirror </a>is being used at the Carl Sagan Center at SETI Institute to perform planetary surface characteristics research. <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/assets/SD-case-study-SETI.pdf">StereoMirror Case Study: Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute </a>provides details about how the <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/3d-products/sd2420w/">SD2420W</a> stereoscopic monitor is helping researchers like <a href="http://rossbeyer.net/science/">Dr. Ross Beyer</a> with remote sensing and geographical modeling of Mars and other terrestrial planets.</div><p>?</p><div></div><div>After discussions with his colleagues about the best approach to view stereoscopic images, Dr. Beyer was told that the Planar StereoMirror was working out well for many in his field. So, what was his impression with the SD2420W StereoMirror technology? "It is excellent. The images are presented clearly and crisply, and alignment is trivial. The monitors can be used for reasonable periods without eye fatigue, which I am told is problematical with the older stereo display technologies." says Dr. Beyer.</div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/10/27/getting-ready-for-electronica-2008/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We are currently getting ready to send the demos to Electronica 2008. Here is a brief of what we'll demonstrate out of Planar's industrial product range. You will find our team and the demos in hall A3 stand number 259.<br /><br />SD2620W, our largest 3D stereoscopic monitor, has taken up the largest box to be sent. You can find information on the full range of 3D products at <a href="http://www.planar3d.com/">http://www.planar3d.com/</a> We have also gathered a selection of our electroluminescent (EL) displays to demonstrate the variety of our wide temperature range products available. It is a good product range to show at any time and now with the extended operating temperature range from -60 celsius to +95 celsius, we are even more happy to exhibit these products.?<br /><br />The green version of our transparent (TASEL) displays made it on time for the show with several other TASEL demos on display. Another product extension has been in the LX-range, where more marine monitors have been added to the range, so you'll find different sizes of the LX monitors on display at our stand.?<br /><br />You're most welcome to come and visit Planar at Electronica 2008 in Munich in November.<br />Hall A3 stand 259.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/10/15/3d-is-expected-to-take-92-of-the-total-display-market-by-2015/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.displaylink.com/">Display Bank</a> recent release an interesting forecast of the 3D display market. It looks pretty comprehensive. Here's an excerpt.</p><blockquote>The biggest issue in 3D display is to develop super high resolution display to offer real sensation and resolve visual fatigue which occurs when observing the display for a long period of time. Specially, 3D display TV market is expected to radically expand when digital broadcasting is imported to generalize HD and Full HD grade TV's and when the resolution and visual fatigue issues are resolved. The 3D display market is likely to further develop through various 3D contents development and 3D standardization.</blockquote><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><p>?You can also order the <a href="http://www.displaybank.com/eng/report/report.php?mode=show&amp;id=611">full report</a> which includes coverage of various 3D/stereoscopic technologies.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/10/15/lifewalls-for-rugged-applications/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Interesting <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/10/03/ceatec-2008-panasonics-lifewall-the-coolest-product-of-the-exhibition-3-videos/">coverage</a> on Panasonic's LifeWall product at CEATEC 2008. The examples focus more on consumer and in-home applications, but how would you want this technology applied in a rugged environment? Rather than a home theater environment, think field application with sunlight readability issues and possibly wide temperature ranges.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/9/17/nvidia-3d-internet/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p><a href="http://www.gigaom.com/">GigaOm</a> has an interesting <a href="http://gigaom.com/2008/08/25/nvidia-pushes-the-3-d-internet/">post</a> related to Nvidia's Nvision Conference. While the information isn't specifically about 3D/stereoscopic displays, it does show some other innovations for presenting information in a new way. Here's an excerpt. </p><blockquote>Startups like <a href="http://bumptop.com/">Bumptop</a>, which is creating a 3-D desktop interface that screams out for touch screens; <a href="http://www.cooliris.com/">Cooliris</a>, developers of PicLens visual web site displays; and <a href="http://www.spacetime.com/">SpaceTime</a>, which allows for viewing the web in 3-D (it¡¯s like tabbed browsing taken to the next level) all are pushing what people call the 3-D Internet. Other firms such as <a href="http://www.seefront.com/">SeeFront</a> and <a href="http://www.spatialview.com/?q=en">Spatial View</a> (a SeeFront licensee) enable 3-D displays.</blockquote><div><blockquote><a href="http://gigaom.com/2008/08/25/nvidia-pushes-the-3-d-internet/">http://gigaom.com/2008/08/25/nvidia-pushes-the-3-d-internet/</a></blockquote></div>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/9/16/lx-mariner-gets-reviewed-by-panbo/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>Our product management team has been a fan of <a href="http://www.panbo.com/">Panbo</a>, the marine electronics weblog, for a while. Tons of informative content and in-depth evaluations. The LX1201PTI recently was <a href="http://www.panbo.com/archives/2008/09/planar_lx_first_impressions.html">reviewed</a><a href="http://draft.blogger.com/"></a>?there.?Check out the photo comparison between the LX Mariner and the?Garmin 5212.<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" href="http://www.panbo.com/Planar_LX_vs_Garmin_5212_cPanbo_small.jpg"><img src="http://www.panbo.com/Planar_LX_vs_Garmin_5212_cPanbo_small.jpg" border="0" alt="" width="200" height="100" /></a></div><p><br />If you are looking at marine electronics, <a href="http://www.panbo.com/">Panbo</a> is a great place to start.</p>https://www.planar.com/blog/2008/9/2/multi-touch-experimentation/大众彩票2019安卓版手机<p>We love <a href="http://www.ideo.com/">IDEO</a>'s approach to solving design challenges. They've been applying some of their <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/resources/design/dziersk/design-thinking-083107.html">design thinking</a> skills to prototyping a multi-touch system. They have even open sourced the <a href="http://code.google.com/p/ideo-multitouch/">project</a>. You can get a backstage view of their <a href="http://labs.ideo.com/2008/08/15/our-home-brew-multi-touch-system/#content">home-brew multi-touch</a> project on the <a href="http://labs.ideo.com/">IDEO Labs</a> blog. <br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><img src="http://sites.google.com/site/ideolabsdocumentation/images/multitouchdiagram.png" border="0" alt="" widt