Planar Showcases the Industry’s Largest Interactive Display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass

  Planar Showcases the Industry’s Largest Interactive Display with Corning®
  Gorilla® Glass

 84-inch Planar UltraRes Touch Combines Planar’s ERO Technology with durable
       Corning Gorilla Glass to offer a 4K Display with 32 Touch Points

Digital Signage Expo 2014

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- February 12, 2014

Today, at the Digital Signage Expo 2014 in Las Vegas, Planar Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology,
unveiled the breakthrough 84-inch 4K Planar® UltraRes™ Touch with ERO™
featuring Corning® Gorilla® Glass.

Planar UltraRes Touch with Gorilla Glass. (Photo: Business Wire)

Planar UltraRes Touch with Gorilla Glass. (Photo: Business Wire)

By combining Planar’s exclusive Extended Ruggedness and Optics (ERO) optical
glass bonding technology with Gorilla Glass, an industry-leading cover
solution, the 84-inch 4K Planar UltraRes Touch is durable and scratch
resistant, making it ideal for digital signage and public venue applications.
Planar UltraRes Touch now also supports up to 32 simultaneous touch points,
offering the ultimate solution for multi-user applications, including
collaboration walls and touch tables.

“The addition of Corning Gorilla Glass to our proprietary ERO optical bonding
technology further enhances the durability and visual performance of the
Planar UltraRes Touch display,” said Becky Connors, product marketing manager
at Planar Systems. “By dramatically increasing the number of touch points,
we’ve made it possible for organizations to create highly immersive and
engaging experiences.”

For retail stores, museums, hospitality and corporate lobbies, Planar UltraRes
Touch offers the durability and flexibility needed for a robust interactive
experience. Planar UltraRes Touch also provides the key features necessary for
corporate meeting rooms where touch capability enhances group collaboration.

Built for Unsurpassed Durability and Performance

With Planar's ERO technology, Corning Gorilla Glass is optically bonded to the
LCD cell using a proprietary process unique to Planar, providing exceptional
durability and performance. The ERO process keeps out dust and moisture and
improves image contrast by eliminating the air gap between the display and the
glass. Gorilla Glass is more than four times stronger than tempered soda-lime
glass, which enables a substantially-thinner design, and it better resists
scratches that can cause the glass to break. Due to the Gorilla Glass’
thinness, parallax and the resulting touch errors are reduced, weight is
decreased, while touch sensitivity and display responsiveness are improved.

“We are thrilled for the launch of Planar’s 84-inch UltraRes Touch featuring
the world’s largest piece of Gorilla Glass,” said David Loeber, business
director for Large Cover Glass at Corning Incorporated. “Planar’s expertise in
commercial signage hardware and optical bonding paired with Corning’s
expertise in advanced glass solutions yields an innovative product and a great
opportunity for collaboration.”

Designed for Style and Function

Planar UltraRes Touch offers a sleek design with an attractive, narrow bezel
of just 1.3 inches, providing an elegant backdrop for stunning ultra-high
resolution content. It has a mounted depth of only 3.6 inches, making it
compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for protruding
objects in public environments. The display supports both landscape and
portrait orientation, and a logo-free bezel makes it equally practical to use
the display in either mode.

With a native 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160, Planar UltraRes Touch provides
four times the resolution of a full HD display for advanced clarity—even at
short viewing distances for touch users. And with optically-clear Gorilla
Glass, every detail is displayed with outstanding color rendition, contrast,
and resolution.

Planar UltraRes Touch displays come standard with Planar MediaPlex™ software,
which allows up to eight directly attached sources to be viewed, four at a
time, in 42-inch diagonal full HD quadrants. Upon command, any of the
quadrants can be upscaled to fill the entire 4K display area. Available only
from Planar, this feature provides a unique way to display both touch and
non-touch content on the same display.

Planar UltraRes Touch displays featuring Corning Gorilla Glass and 32 touch
points will be available through Planar’s global network of authorized
resellers in the second calendar quarter of 2014. Visit Booth #405 at the
Digital Signage Expo 2014 to learn more about the Planar UltraRes Touch and to
see a demonstration. Additional information is available at
http://www.planar.com/ultrares.

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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