September 27, 2016 12:36 PM ET

Electronic Equipment, Instruments and Components

Company Overview of Planar Systems Inc.

Company Overview

Planar Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets electronic display products and systems. The company offers products for display signage market, such as tiled LCD systems that allow customers to create flat, large video walls for various applications, including ambience, advertising, architectural, and brand promotion; and signage monitors comprising other stand-alone signage monitors, outdoor signage displays, transparent displays, and customized LCD signage solutions. It also provides products for commercial and industrial display markets comprising desktop monitor displays, rear-projection cube displays, touch monitor displays, high-end home displ...

1195 NW Compton Drive

Beaverton, OR 97006

United States

Founded in 1983

308 Employees

Phone:

503-748-1100

Fax:

503-748-1244

Key Executives for Planar Systems Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance
Age: 42
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Age: 52
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Planar Systems Inc. Key Developments

Planar Systems Inc. Introduces Leyard TWA series LED video walls

Planar Systems Inc. has introduced Leyard TWA series LED video walls. Available now in 1.2 and later this year in 1.8 millimeter pixel pitches, the Leyard TWA Series builds on Leyard's leadership as the manufacturer of fine pitch LED video walls - delivering the pixel density and form-factor siilar to LCD and rear projection video walls, but with a truly seamless image that can be configured to nearly any size. The unique 54-inch flat panel design offers superior image quality and 24x7 mission-critical reliability, along with one of the industry's most energy-efficient LED video wall designs. The Leyard TWA Series is a unique flat panel LED video wall display offering a slim 54-inch cabinet and the finest pixel pitches available on the market. The result is a pixel density and form-factor to rival LCD and rear projection video walls, but with a truly seamless solution that can be configured to nearly any size. The Leyard TWA Series is designed with a 16:9 aspect ratio compatible with most displays, making content development and video wall processing easier right out-of-the-box. Leyard TWA Series LED video walls use an average 35% less power than conventional LED video wall displays, making it among the industry's most energy-efficient LED video wall solution. The Leyard TWA Series delivers a crisp, high contrast image that uses the higher quality black LEDs, black solder mask and MicroGrid Shader to achieve the deepest level of blacks. It also provides image improvements over prior products, including wider viewing angles that deliver excellent off-axis uniformity and advanced calibration that bestows maximum full color and brightness uniformity across even the video walls with no visible seams. The Leyard TWA Series is designed for high reliability, long life and ease of service. It is built to operate around the clock and is available with redundant power supply and video source options to ensure uninterrupted operation in the event of a failure. Individual displays can be quickly serviced on-site.

Planar and Leyard Announce Availability of its Next-Generation Clarity®Visual Control Station™ (VCS™) Video Wall Processor

Planar and Leyard announced the availability of its next-generation Clarity®Visual Control Station™ (VCS™) video wall processor, which includes significant improvements that simplify the capture, management and display of video wall content. The updated Clarity VCS builds on Planar’s cutting-edge video wall processor platform by incorporating powerful, new features that make video wall processing technology more flexible and easy to use. The video wall processor comes with a robust and intuitive new user interface. It offers new network collaboration tools that improve teamwork in control room and corporate settings, while enabling administrators to better manage user identity and access. It also includes more options for delivering high quality video wall content as well as customization tools that automate repetitive tasks.

Planar Systems Inc.'s Video Wall Helps Students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Get into Shape

Planar Systems Inc. announced that the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) has installed a Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System for a large video wall installation that assists to motivate students at the university’s fitness center to get into shape as they watch programs on a giant video wall. The installation is composed of 12 Clarity Matrix LCD video wall displays that form a six-wide by two-high (6x2) video wall above the first-floor cardio area of the UNLV Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Multiple displays serve up an almost endless stream of sports, news and other television programming, engaging students and keeping them motivated as they work out using elliptical machines, treadmills and other sports equipment. UNLV chose a Clarity Matrix LCD video wall from Planar for several reasons including its smart design, ease of maintenance and outstanding visual performance: Ultra-narrow bezel width: A major reason UNLV selected Clarity Matrix was its ultra-narrow tiled bezel width of 3.7 millimeters, which makes the gaps between the displays almost invisible and the entire video wall virtually seamless which is important when the focus should be on the game or programming and not on the video wall itself. Distributed design: Clarity Matrix has a distributed design, which allows components such as power supplies and controllers to be located in a remote rack room, which appeals to UNLV. By not having to install power outlets behind each LCD display, the university saved in labor and materials costs while achieving a faster installation than was possible with competitive products. Quick and precise installation: To install Clarity Matrix video wall, UNLV used the unique Planar EasyAxis Mounting System, which facilitated the quick and precise alignment of the 12 LCD displays that make up the video wall. The mounting system makes it easy to position each LCD display in a uniform way with virtually no need for time-consuming re-positioning or fine-tuning while delivering a video wall for maximum visual impact. Flexibility and ease of maintenance: Scalability and serviceability were also factors in UNLV’s decision. If the university wants to increase the size of its video wall, it can do so by inserting new rows or columns without the need for additional electrical infrastructure. When maintenance is needed, UNLV can easily access individual displays, from the front without dismantling the wall, making it simple to service a cable or component. Exceptional visual performance: Finally, UNLV appreciated Clarity Matrix for its outstanding visual performance. Clarity Matrix delivers 800-nit brightness, a 3,500:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a 178-degree viewing angle exceeding UNLV’s expectations for brightness, clarity and ease of viewing. In addition, the video wall can be set up so that each display shows a different television feed, or several displays show the same feed, providing a stunning picture with vibrant color, crispness and uniformity. Clarity Matrix also features LED backlight technology delivering deep blacks and outstanding contrast.

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