PORTLAND, Ore., October 7, 2015 – Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, today unveiled the next-generation of its Planar® UltraRes™ Series 4K LCD display line, designed for ultra-high resolution commercial applications.
The latest Planar UltraRes Series design combines the best of the current models with new features inspired by customers and trends in the emerging 4K ecosystem. The next-generation models also retain many of the high-value features offered by the industry-acclaimed first-generation Planar UltraRes Series, including stunning Ultra HD image performance, the ultra-slim Planar® Profile™ Mounting System, efficient power management and optional multi-touch interactivity.
Available in 98-inch, 84-inch and a new 75-inch diagonal, the latest generation of Planar UltraRes Series includes built-in Planar® MediaPlex™ Plus Processing for enhanced versatility and control of multi-source viewing. It also offers cutting-edge video performance with support for native 4K resolution at up to 60Hz that can be driven via single-cable HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2.
“The breakthrough enhancements of the Planar UltraRes Series will revolutionize the way 4K displays are used for professional visualization, collaboration and presentation,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing and product strategy for Planar Systems. “Never before have customers had access to this level of 4K video performance and built-processing in a line-up of displays designed for the rigors of a commercial environment.”
The Planar UltraRes Series is designed for professionals in a wide variety of commercial uses who require a large viewing area, very high pixel density and enterprise-level features that allow teams to collaborate around highly immersive and detailed visual information. It is also ideal as high-impact, interactive digital signage in diverse settings such as retail stores, corporate lobbies, airports and museums.
The next-generation Planar UltraRes Series benefits include:
- Advanced multi-source viewing: The new Planar UltraRes Series displays come standard with integrated Planar MediaPlex Plus Processing, allowing multiple sources to be viewed simultaneously and managed more efficiently. Multiple sources can be viewed in dual, triple, quad or picture-in-picture (PiP) layouts. Images can be precisely controlled and adjusted, and content can be scaled up and down within any layout. In addition, users can save, recall and schedule preset configurations.
- Cutting-edge and future-proofed video performance: Leveraging advancements in UHD video capture and playback sources, the Planar UltraRes Series has been designed to support native UHD resolution at up to 60Hz with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2, enabling smooth motion video and mouse tracking. It is also compliant with the HDCP 2.2 hardware encryption specification for compatibility with future 4K sources.
- Embedded flexibility with OPS: The Planar UltraRes Series includes a built-in expansion slot that supports Intel’s Open Pluggable Specification (OPS). This makes the display compatible with any OPS module, including the new Planar® ContentSmart™ 4K Media Player which helps users design, manage and playback digital signage content.
- Easier installation and access: The optional Planar® Profile™ Mounting System has been enhanced to enable even easier installation and access to inputs. The mounting system provides a front service access mode and offers the slimmest mounted profile in the industry, meeting rigorous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines in buildings and facilities.
- Integrated multi-touch functionality: The new Planar UltraRes Touch models with in-bezel touch technology offer a sleeker installation, sunlight rejection, greater accuracy and are easy to set-up with plug-and-play HID-compliance. Planar UltraRes Touch displays support up to 32 simultaneous touch points and are ideal for multi-user applications.
- Advanced energy efficiency and ruggedness: The latest generation Planar UltraRes Series comes with redundant power supply for continuous operation, a fan-less, whisper-quiet design and advanced energy efficiency that utilizes edge-lit LED technology and passive cooling. It is available with optional Planar® Extended Ruggedness and Optics™ (ERO™) technology, which utilizes a protective glass bonded to the front surface of the display to protect the LCD from damage in high-traffic environments and improve the contrast when compared to other protective glass options.
- Multi-source viewing management from mobile devices: The updated Planar® UltraRes™ App for iOS and Android enables simplified on-the-fly switching of layouts and sources from a phone or tablet. It is available for free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
The next-generation Planar UltraRes Series 4K displays are now available through Planar’s global network of authorized resellers. For more information, please visit www.planar.com/UltraRes.
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.