Planar Accelerates Adoption of Ultra HD with New 4K Displays

  Planar Accelerates Adoption of Ultra HD with New 4K Displays

The leader in 4K displays for commercial applications to showcase new ultra HD
          displays ranging in size from 28” to 98” at InfoComm 2014

InfoComm 2014

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- June 18, 2014

Today at InfoComm 2014, Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader
in display and digital signage technology, announced it is expanding its 4K
product offerings with new displays ranging in size from 28” to 98”.

Planar EP Series 4K Display with Touch (Photo: Business Wire)

Planar EP Series 4K Display with Touch (Photo: Business Wire)

The new displays, which will be showcased at the InfoComm 2014 tradeshow,
include additions to two popular Planar product families—the Planar® UltraRes™
Series and Planar® EP-Series™. Planar also unveiled its new Planar® IX-Series™
4K desktop monitor.

“Planar’s early and ongoing commitment to commercial 4K is reflected in this
wide range of new models,” said Steve Seminario, senior director of product
marketing at Planar Systems. “From desktop monitors to ultra-large format
displays, our goal is to accelerate the adoption of ultra HD technology by
making it accessible, affordable and well-tailored to commercial

With four times the resolution of full HD, Planar ultra HD displays deliver
life-like picture quality and an immersive experience. Compatible with
existing full HD and 4K sources, as well as the growing number of 4K devices
coming to market, Planar 4K displays offer broad connectivity for both current
and future use. All models also come with an energy-efficient architecture
featuring a whisper-quiet, fan-less design made possible through LED
backlighting and advanced power management.

Planar UltraRes 98”

With the Planar UltraRes 98” the company is expanding its award-winning Planar
UltraRes Series line to include a large format 4K display in a size that
supports large rooms by providing a seamless, single-display solution to
applications previously requiring a tiled video wall. Designed for
resolution-rich commercial applications, the Planar UltraRes 98” combines 4K
clarity with state-of-the-art design and performance. From conference rooms to
training centers to public display applications, the immersive 98” display
captures the attention of audiences from a wide range of viewing distances.

Like the best-in-class Planar UltraRes 84”, which Planar introduced in 2013,
the Planar UltraRes 98” offers extensive connectivity options, including
support for up to eight connected sources. The Planar UltraRes 98” includes
built-in UltraRes MediaPlex™ software, which allows multiple sources to be
viewed simultaneously with the ability to upscale and downscale content to
full screen or quadrants of the screen. With an installation depth less than
four inches, the Planar Profile™ Mounting System makes the Planar UltraRes 98”
compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and ensures
easy installation in any environment.

The Planar UltraRes Series now supports true 4K at up to 60Hz via HDMI 2.0,
enabling smoother fast-motion video and mouse tracking, as well as
compatibility with new and emerging 4K playback devices. “We choose Planar for
many of our display needs,” said Jeff Hastings CEO of at BrightSign, the
market leader in digital signage media players. “Planar has built a reputation
as a premier commercial 4K display manufacturer in the industry, and is also
proving to be a leader in the effort to support true 4K resolution at 60
frames per second, an important requirement for smooth video playback.”

Planar EP-Series 58” and 65”

Planar is also bringing 4K resolution to its popular Planar EP-Series line
with the introduction of 58” and 65” models. The displays, built for
mission-critical and extended use applications, are ideal for demanding 24x7
commercial operations such as airports and control rooms and as digital
signage in a variety of settings including retail stores, hospitality settings
and corporate lobbies.

The new 4K displays join the Planar EP-Series full HD 46” and 55” models,
known for high durability, stunning image performance and advanced commercial
functionality. The ultra HD Planar EP-Series 58” and 65” displays come
standard with an expansion slot that supports Intel’s Open Pluggable
Specification (OPS) for digital signage, making them compatible with OPS
devices such as media players and PCs. The new 4K displays support both
landscape and portrait modes and include an ultra-slim, logo-free bezel to
direct viewers’ attention to the display’s content. Planar EP-Series 4K
displays are also available with integrated multi-touch technology for
interactive 4K experiences.

Planar IX-Series 28”

Introducing 4K for desktop users, the Planar IX-Series features a 28” LCD
monitor that offers an immersive 4K desktop experience for control room
operators, architects, video editors, graphic designers, photographers and
corporate desktop users. The new ultra HD desktop monitor line is available
with dual and quad stand options and features Planar’s FlexFour™ software,
allowing up to four distinct video sources to be viewed concurrently on the
same monitor.

The Planar UltraRes 98”, Planar EP-Series 58” and 65” and Planar IX-Series 28”
will be available through Planar’s global network of authorized resellers and
will begin shipping in the third calendar quarter of 2014. Please visit Booth
#C6836 at InfoComm 2014 to learn more about Planar’s new 4K products and to
see a demonstration. Additional information is available at

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

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