Planar Offers Second Componentless LCD

At InfoComm 2011, Planar Systems introduced a new version of its slim-profile Planar d82L LCD display designed for corporate environments, small-scale control rooms, and public venues for digital signage.
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Planar Offers Second Componentless LCD

At InfoComm 2011, Planar Systems introduced a new version of its slim-profile Planar d82L LCD display designed for corporate environments, small-scale control rooms, and public venues for digital signage.

Planar d82L with AccessChoice

At InfoComm 2011, Planar Systems introduced a new version of its slim-profile Planar d82L LCD display designed for corporate environments, small-scale control rooms, and public venues for digital signage. The Planar d82L with AccessChoice design is an 82-inch display that offers rack-mountable electronics, along with a broad selection of inputs, landscape or portrait orientation, and high visual performance, according to the company.

"The Planar d82L with AccessChoice…delivers all the benefits of a slim, large-format LCD, along with the flexibility to store the electronics away from the LCD for easy access, installation, and serviceability," said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing for Planar Systems, in a statement. "This design proves invaluable in demanding applications where space constraints require a thin profile, including digital signage in airport concourses and video conferences in corporate boardrooms."

The first product in the Planar d82L line debuted at Digital Signage Expo 2011 in February. That model, the Planar d82L with AccessConsole, houses the electronics above the screen, making it suitable for digital signage in high-traffic, public spaces where convenient and adjacent storage is a requirement. Planar developed the new AccessChoice option to meet different demands from system integrators and their end-user clients, who were looking for a large-screen, slim-profile panel that offers the freedom to select the location of the rack-mounted components and the expanded capability to connect to a wide variety of inputs, company officials said.

"Experience matters in the specialty display industry," said Will Levine, principal and owner of 5280 Digital, a Colorado-based AV integrator, in a statement. "The new design of the Planar d82L highlights Planar's capabilities in capturing the requirements from their customers and uniquely architecting their displays accordingly."

With the Planar d82L with AccessChoice, the electronics rack can be located as much as 80 feet from the LCD, expanding placement options. The sleek, logo-free panel can be mounted in landscape or portrait orientation, and adapted to different environments with an optional FramePlate dual-color frame with rounded edges.

Planar says it is the thinnest 82-inch LCD on the market. At 3.9 inches deep, it minimizes obstruction without adding the expense of recessing the display within a wall or housing. The Planar d82L with AccessChoice meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines for building and facilities.

The Planar d82L with AccessChoice offers HDMI, VGA, DVI in/out, component video, and HD-SDI connectivity. Built-in network and RS-232 controls provide remote access and reporting on display operations.

In addition, redundant power ensures uninterrupted operation if the primary power goes down. The rugged, industrial bezel and anti-reflective protective glass help prevent physical damage to the panel, while the distributed, off-board electronics reduce the buildup of potentially destructive heat close to the panel. The display's 600 nits of brightness helps deliver full-HD picture quality, even in rooms with high levels of ambient light, company officials said.

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