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Planar Unveils New iOS Application to Simplify Multi-Source Viewing on 4K Displays

First-of-its-kind mobile app allows users to operate Planar’s UltraRes MediaPlex features with an iPhone or iPad

PORTLAND, Ore., February 10, 2015Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced a new iOS app that can manage multiple sources on Planar® UltraRes™ Series 4K LCD displays using an iPhone® or iPad®.

The new Planar® UltraRes™ App for iOS gives users free streamlined access to robust UltraRes™ MediaPlex™ functionality on its Planar UltraRes Series line of commercial Ultra HD displays. With the tap of a finger, users can switch sources and screen layouts, managing video content and presentations seamlessly. It is the first iOS app from a display manufacturer that enables source management for commercial 4K displays.

“Offering mobile apps to manage source viewing on our displays is another way Planar delivers differentiating value to our customers,” says Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing at Planar Systems. “Planar UltraRes Series UHD displays have an advanced feature set, unmatched in the industry, and the Planar UltraRes App for iOS makes it quick and easy for customers to take full advantage of these features.”

The Planar UltraRes App for iOS is simple to install, intuitive, and is available free for download from the Apple® App Store℠ beginning February 10, 2015. An Android™ version of the Planar UltraRes App is under development and is expected to be released later in 2015.

Added Value in a Premium Product

The award-winning Planar UltraRes Series of 84” and 98” 4K professional LCD displays are built for resolution-rich commercial applications, with a sleek design that marries top-of-the-line performance with superior style.

With four times the resolution and pixel density of comparably-sized Full HD displays, Planar UltraRes Series displays deliver clarity even at close viewing distances.

All Planar UltraRes Series models come with built-in UltraRes MediaPlex functionality, an innovative feature that enables efficient management of multiple video or data sources. Up to eight sources can be directly connected to a Planar UltraRes Series display. With UltraRes MediaPlex, any of the eight sources can be instantly scaled up to fill the entire 4K display or scaled down into Full HD quadrants to view four sources simultaneously.

With the Planar UltraRes App, UltraRes MediaPlex has never been easier. With its intuitive interface, the app allows users to take full advantage of UltraRes MediaPlex functionality, using a device they commonly carry in their pocket and into their meetings.

• Make one-touch source selections. The desired selection immediately shows on the display.

• Select from up to eight directly connected content sources and alternate sources with the touch of a button

• Switch between single view, to view one source on the entire display, and quad view, to view four sources in Full HD quadrants

• Power on and off the display

Customer-Focused Innovation

Using a mobile device to manage specific display functionality provides a convenient option to a remote control or an AV control system which addresses the needs of AV integrators and their clients who use the displays in their workplaces every day.

The convenience of the Planar UltraRes App makes it ideal for a variety of applications:

• Corporate conference rooms: Display content from one PC or switch seamlessly to quad view and display content from four different sources to enhance collaboration and sharing.

• Emergency control centers: View feeds from four remote cameras simultaneously or zero in on one with a single click.

• Classrooms: Switch between up to eight different sources with a tap of your smartphone or tablet.

For more information about the Planar UltraRes App, visit or visit the Apple App Store. 

The Planar UltraRes App will be demonstrated February 10-12 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2015 in Amsterdam, Planar Stand #3-A80. It will also be on display March 10-11 at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015 in Las Vegas, Planar Booth #1018.

Planar®, UltraRes™, and MediaPlex™ are trademarks of Planar Systems. All other marks property of their respective owners.

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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