Planar Unveils Narrow Bezel LCD Display for Fast-Growing Video Wall Market

  Planar Unveils Narrow Bezel LCD Display for Fast-Growing Video Wall Market

The Planar PS5580 targets demand for reliable, high-performance and affordable
                                 video walls

InfoComm 2013

Business Wire

ORLANDO -- June 12, 2013

Today at InfoComm 2013, Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader
in digital display technology, unveiled the Planar® PS5580, a narrow bezel LCD
video wall display aimed at the growing number of budget-conscious customers
who want to create high-impact video walls.

The Planar PS5580 is a 55” ultra-slim, narrow bezel LCD display designed with
advanced video wall capabilities, commercial-grade features and LED backlight
technology, delivering a simplified video wall solution with a sleek profile
and low power consumption. The LCD video wall displays can be tiled together
to create a large, visually stunning video wall intended for a wide variety of
digital signage applications including retail stores, hospitality,
universities, sports bars, corporate lobbies, conference rooms and exhibits.

“The Planar PS5580 breaks down barriers to video wall adoption by providing a
reliable, high-performance solution at an affordable price,” said Steve
Seminario, senior director of product marketing for Planar Systems. “We have
seen growing demand for a straightforward and affordable video wall solution.
The Planar PS5580 delivers that while providing extremely low power
consumption and an ultra-thin profile. Whether customers are using a single
display or tiling 100 together to create a large video wall, the Planar PS5580
packs a lot of value into a simple package.”

Over the past few years, the market for video walls has exploded as technology
has advanced and more customers have discovered their immersive impact on
viewers. “The market for LCD super narrow bezel displays has seen
extraordinary growth since entering the market in 2009, experiencing great
success within video wall applications,” said Parmjit Bhangal, market analyst
at Futuresource Consulting. “The 5 to 10mm bezel category had a particularly
strong 2012, and this success continued into 2013 as the category grew 21.8
percent quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter.”

Planar PS5580 features include:

  *55” very narrow bezel LCD display
  *Full high-definition 1920 x 1080 resolution
  *400 nit brightness
  *Edge-lit LED backlight for low power consumption (130 watts) and
    ultra-slim depth
  *Built-in video wall scaling up to a 10x10 array
  *Flexible connectivity (including DVI, HDMI, Display Port 1.1, VGA)
  *All metal enclosure for durability
  *VESA mount compatible
  *Optional mounting system optimized for tiling and slim mounting depth
    compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  *Planar’s Customer First™ three-year warranty and support that includes
    24x7 technical support, advanced replacement, second-day shipment to
    customers, and free replacement shipping

The Planar PS5580 complements Planar’s award-winning LCD video wall solutions,
which together provide the most comprehensive line-up of LCD video wall
displays in the industry. The Planar PS5580 monitor is the latest addition to
the Planar PS-Series, a line of large format LCD display monitors designed to
deliver superior commercial performance and affordability for digital signage
applications.

The Planar PS5580 display will be available through Planar’s global network of
authorized resellers and will begin shipping in the third calendar quarter of
2013. Please visit Booth #3143 at InfoComm 2013 to learn more about the Planar
PS5580 and see a demonstration. Additional information is available at
www.planar.com/ps5580.

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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MEDIA CONTACT:
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or
INVESTOR CONTACT:
Planar Systems, Inc.
Ryan Gray, 503-748-8911
Ryan.Gray@Planar.com
 
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