Planar Rolls Out Clarity Matrix Video Wall Calculator

  Planar Rolls Out Clarity Matrix Video Wall Calculator

  First-of-its-kind online tool makes it easier, faster and more accurate to
                        design and install video walls

Business Wire

PORTLAND, Ore. -- May 13, 2014

Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital
signage technology, has unveiled the Clarity™ Matrix Video Wall Calculator, a
free, online tool that simplifies the video wall selection process by
simulating for users what their Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall will look like
even before they make the purchase.

The first-of-its-kind tool, the Clarity Matrix Video Wall Calculator enables
users to quickly and easily configure a LCD video wall for their project,
preview it with their own content and download the results—complete with
specification data, installation diagrams and custom renderings. The free
calculator is designed to make the selection process more successful for
anyone considering a video wall, including system integrators, designers,
consultants and end users.

“The Clarity Matrix Video Wall Calculator simplifies the selection and
configuration of a video wall system by reducing the process from hours to
minutes and making it available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from any PC,
tablet or smart phone,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing at
Planar Systems. “It offers a very unique online visualization experience that
clients love, and distills a vast quantity of data down to exactly what they
need to proceed with their video wall project.”

Simplifying the Video Wall Selection Process

The easy-to-navigate Clarity Matrix Calculator was built for Planar’s recent
launch of the Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System with G2 Architecture to
help customers design and specify video walls with greater ease, speed and
accuracy. It includes an attractive user interface, advanced room
customization features and detailed installation mechanics. Users can compare
different display models side-by-side on the same wall. They can also upload
and preview their own content, while exporting detailed images, schematics and
data straight into their sales proposal or project specification.

“The new Clarity Matrix Calculator really helps to shorten the video wall
sales cycle,” said Matt Pullen, sales manager with CCS Presentation Systems.
“Our clients love seeing their own content on the proposed video wall even
before they’ve made their choice. The Clarity Matrix Video Wall Calculator is
a time-saving resource that is intuitive and extremely informative.”

A Complete Set of Information

The only tool on the market that can generate such a complete set of
information, the Clarity Matrix Video Wall Calculator is the place to start
when selecting a tiled video array of ultra-narrow bezel LCD displays. With
this calculator, users can:

  *Create a graphical rendering of the video wall by choosing the model and
    orientation of the displays and entering the desired display
    configuration. The rendering can be previewed online or exported as an
    image to include in product proposals or to share with clients.
  *Configure a room by defining the size of the room, choosing one of several
    custom room environments and selecting a wall color to customize the
    conceptual design.
  *Visualize custom content by uploading their own image or video or
    selecting from a preset list of content options to make the video wall
    come to life.
  *Compare models and configurations by selecting two models or display
    configurations and viewing a side-by-side comparison of specification
    data.
  *Understand the environmental and design impact of their video wall by
    determining the dimensions, weight, power consumption and heat load for
    their selected video wall configuration, which can be exported into Excel
    for additional analysis.
  *Generate schematics by previewing a mechanical drawing of the mounting
    array for the video wall that shows dimensions, drill hole patterns, and
    cable details that can be exported, saving hours of custom CAD design
    work.
  *Export their results by downloading a PDF file summary, which serves as a
    personal datasheet of their video wall configurations complete with
    images, schematics and specification data.
  *Quickly obtain a quote by clicking on a link directly from within the
    calculator.

The Clarity Matrix Calculator can be used from a range of devices including
PCs, smartphones and tablets, and requires no software installation or
registration. To use the calculator, please visit
www.planar.com/matrixcalculator or watch a video demonstration of the
calculator on Planar’s You Tube channel.

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:
Blu Print Public Relations
Kristin Whitney, 503-953-8080
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or
INVESTOR CONTACT:
Planar Systems, Inc.
Ryan Gray, 503-748-8911
ryan.gray@planar.com
 
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