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Planar to Demonstrate Cutting-Edge Lineup of Digital Signage Solutions at DSE 2016

Planar’s and Leyard’s latest innovations further the rapidly growing digital signage market

LAS VEGAS, March 16, 2016Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced it will showcase a full lineup of leading-edge digital signage technologies at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2016. These industry-leading solutions include next-generation LED and LCD video walls, the newly-launched transparent OLED display and stunning 4K LCD displays.

“Our digital signage offerings at DSE 2016 build on our distinguished history of innovation and industry firsts,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing and product strategy at Planar Systems and chief marketing officer at Leyard International. “We continue our significant contributions to LCD video wall systems as well as our breakthrough transparent Planar LookThru OLED transparent display. Now with Leyard’s market leadership in fine pitch LED video wall technology, we are shaping the future of digital signage. We’re excited to showcase this wide array of digital signage solutions to customers.”

Industry-Leading LED Video Wall Solutions

Planar will feature stunning fine pitch LED video wall solutions at DSE 2016, including the Leyard® TW Series and Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System. These LED video wall solutions provide crystal-clear viewing experiences at even the closest distances. In addition, the company will demonstrate a 0.9mm LED video wall solution – showcasing the ultimate in ultra-fine pitch LED video wall technology.

Leyard TW Series fine pitch LED video walls are architected to support the highest pixel density and deliver benefits with its unique “flat panel” design. With a slim 54” cabinet and pixel pitches of 1.2, 1.8 and 2.5 millimeters, Leyard TW Series LED video walls deliver the pixel density and form factor to match LCD and rear projection video walls, but with a truly seamless video wall configured to any size.

The Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System is a family of fine pitch LED video walls that provide a superior visual experience with precision alignment, unique off-board architecture for 24×7 reliability and front serviceability – making it ideal for digital signage applications. Planar DirectLight LED video walls are available in four pixel pitches – 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 and 3.1 millimeters – delivering a uniform and seamless canvas of nearly any size or shape.

The Latest LCD Video Wall Advances

At DSE 2016, Planar will highlight multiple advances to the award-winning Clarity® Matrix™ LCD Video Wall System product line, including a technology demonstration of an upcoming extreme-narrow bezel Clarity Matrix LCD video wall model that features the industry’s smallest tiled bezel width of just 1.4 millimeters.

Planar will showcase the new Clarity® Matrix™ App, which allows users to control their Clarity Matrix LCD video walls using their smartphones and tablets. Available for Android and iOS, this free app enables users to perform basic functions such as turning their Clarity Matrix video walls on and off and switching sources from their own mobile devices.

In addition, the company will showcase the Clarity Matrix Video Wall Fiber Video Extension, allowing customers to extend video and USB signals for Clarity Matrix video walls up to 300 meters using standard fiber optic cables.

Best-In-Class 4K LCD Displays

The Planar lineup at DSE 2016 also includes the latest in 4K LCD display technology. Among the displays that will be featured are the next-generation Planar® UltraRes™ Series 75-inch, 84-inch, and 98-inch Ultra HD resolution LCD displays, providing unparalleled image quality and visual performance with support for native 4K at up to 60Hz. In addition, Planar will display its Planar® EP Series of high-performance 4K LCD displays, offered in sizes ranging from 50 to 65 inches and engineered from the ground up for demanding 24×7 commercial environments. 

Groundbreaking Transparent Digital Signage

The breakthrough Planar® LookThru™ OLED Transparent Display will be featured in a tiled configuration at DSE 2016 to make a see-through video wall. The display utilizes cutting-edge Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to eliminate the need for a backlight or enclosure.

The Planar LookThru OLED transparent display enables users to view content on a glass video screen while still being able to see through it, making it possible to overlay digital images onto real objects that sit behind the glass. The display, which can be tiled into custom fixtures with Planar processing solutions to create a larger display canvas, offers creative, new digital signage opportunities that take this medium to a new level.

During the Society of Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) keynote luncheon on March 17 titled, “The Future of Digital Signage is Clear,” Jennifer Davis will award Fivestone Studios the first ever Clear Concept Award for the most innovative use of the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display. Davis will also moderate a panel discussion co-sponsored by SEGD, DSE and Planar during which industry leaders will discuss upcoming trends in digital signage. To see the winning submission and for more information about the Clear Concept Awards, please visit

To see Planar’s and Leyard’s latest display signage solutions, visit booth #1010 at DSE 2016. Planar and Leyard displays are available through the company’s global network of authorized resellers. Additional information is available at

About Planar

Planar, a Leyard company, 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, direct view LED offerings, 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. Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd (China: Shenzhen 300296), a global leader in display and visualization technologies with over 300 patents and marquee installations globally. For more information, visit

About Leyard

Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the design, production, distribution, and service of digital displays, video walls, and visualization products worldwide.  Leyard has gained significant market share in fine pitch LED and offers indoor, outdoor, fixed, and creative displays, as well as other ancillary and lighting solutions for the urban environment.  Used in various applications, such as broadcast, sports arenas, stadiums, advertisement networks, retail digital signage, control rooms, exhibitions, large scale events, and digital cultural experiences, Leyard enjoys marquee installations globally. Leyard was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Beijing, China, and is traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300296).  Forbes magazine (2013) named Leyard among “China’s Top 100 Most Potential Listed Companies.”  For more information, visit

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