Planar UltraRes Displays Bring 4K Clarity to Professional Applications

  Planar UltraRes Displays Bring 4K Clarity to Professional Applications

   Planar’s new Ultra HD resolution displays are uniquely designed to help
 professionals across industries reap value from high-resolution information

Digital Signage Expo 2013 Booth #407

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- February 27, 2013

Today, at the Digital Signage Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Planar Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in digital display technology, unveiled the
breakthrough 84-inch Planar® UltraRes™ display product line, designed for
ultra-high resolution commercial applications.

Planar UltraRes 4K displays provide native ultra-high definition resolution -
Signage Application. ( ...

Planar UltraRes 4K displays provide native ultra-high definition resolution -
Signage Application. (Photo: Business Wire)

The new Planar UltraRes 4K displays provide native ultra–high definition
resolution (3840 x 2160), outstanding image quality and a range of
configurations. Planar UltraRes displays are ideal for professionals in a wide
variety of commercial industries who require a large viewing area, very high
pixel density and enterprise-level features that allow teams to collaborate
around more immersive and detailed visual information.

“In commercial, academic and government settings there is a large and growing
volume of ultra-high definition computer and video visual information—along
with people making critical decisions based on that information,” said Steve
Seminario, senior director of product marketing for Planar Systems. “With
Planar UltraRes, we’re pleased to be leading the way for what we expect to be
wide adoption of 4K resolution displays in these professional settings.”

Making the Most of High-Resolution Information

Planar UltraRes 84-inch displays are designed for applications including
energy, geospatial, engineering and design, architecture, aerospace, control
room, collaborative conference room, medical imaging, science, and digital
signage, among others. Whether it’s making a multi-million dollar energy
exploration decision, quickly rerouting electricity to prevent an outage or
producing stunning close-up video for a retail store, Planar UltraRes 4K
displays help businesses get the most impact from their high resolution
information.

“Our pioneering efforts in video wall technology have resulted in Planar being
seen as one of the world’s foremost authorities on 4K,” said Jennifer Davis,
vice president of marketing for Planar Systems. “For decades Planar has used
ultra high definition content and has been a driving force in display
resolutions, going back to our introduction of the industry’s first 16:9 HD
resolution rear-projection video wall displays. The exciting Planar UltraRes
product line is a natural extension of our leadership in commercial markets
and our expertise in resolutions beyond HD.”

Planar UltraRes ultra HD displays offer the following benefits:

  *Four times the pixel density: Planar UltraRes 4K displays offer four times
    the resolution of a full HD display. With a native resolution of 3840 x
    2160, Planar UltraRes displays make it possible to view the most granular
    information with stunningly sharp focus.
  *Advanced image quality: Planar UltraRes displays feature latest-generation
    LED-lit LCD technology, selectable dynamic contrast and local dimming for
    enhanced contrast. Planar UltraRes displays also support a full 60Hz
    refresh rate and 10-bit color for an exceedingly life-like video
    experience.
  *Advanced industrial design: Planar UltraRes displays provide  a sleek
    design for both function and style. The displays have a slim metal bezel,
    wide range of digital connectivity options and incorporate failover power
    supply for 24x7 environments.
  *Innovative mounting system: The Planar Profile™ Mounting System allows for
    an extremely slim profile when wall-mounted (about three inches) and
    provides a front service access mode. The Planar Profile™ Tiling Kit
    allows for optimized horizontal tiling of multiple Planar UltraRes
    displays and the industry’s narrowest image-to-image gap for large format
    4K displays.
  *Breakthrough energy efficiency: Planar UltraRes displays come with an
    advanced energy-efficient design that utilizes edge-lit LED technology and
    passive cooling. The displays can automatically switch to standby mode
    when no source is detected and consume less than 0.5 watt of standby
    power. Planar UltraRes displays include no lead or mercury and are fanless
    and absolutely quiet.
  *Modular for easy repair: Planar UltraRes displays have lockable, front
    service access, providing ease of service without removing the display
    from the wall.

Satisfying a Wide Range of Commercial Needs

Planar UltraRes displays come in three base models to suit a variety of
commercial requirements:

  *UR8450-LX: 2D landscape display ideal for conference and control rooms.
  *UR8450-MX: 2D landscape and portrait, higher brightness model designed for
    digital signage and other higher ambient light environments.
  *UR8450-3D: 2D and 3D landscape support, ideal for decision rooms where
    both 2D and 3D images and video are viewed.

Planar UltraRes 4K displays will be available through Planar’s global network
of authorized resellers and will begin shipping in the second calendar quarter
of 2013. Visit Booth #407 at the Digital Signage Expo 2013 to learn more about
Planar UltraRes and to see a demonstration. Additional information is
available at www.planar.com.

About Planar

Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) is a global leader in display and digital
signage technology, providing premier solutions for the world's most demanding
environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies,
businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all
depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of
the highest importance. Planar video walls, large format LCD displays,
interactive touch screen monitors and many other solutions are used by the
world’s leading organizations in applications ranging from digital signage to
simulation and from interactive kiosks to large-scale data visualization.
Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices,
manufacturing partners and customers worldwide. For more information, visit
http://www.planar.com.

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