Runco Broadens Award-Winning LightStyle Series with High Bright Projector

The new 3-chip DLP LS-10HBd provides homeowners exceptional entertainment value without compromising video quality or scale

Beaverton, OR - August, 15, 2012 - Runco International, the leading brand in luxury display solutions and part of the global leader in specialty display solutions Planar Systems, Inc., (NASDAQ: PLNR) is taking its award-winning LightStyle™ Series to new heights of brightness and scale with the new LS-10HBd. Measuring more than 3,780 lumens before calibration, this high-bright 3-chip DLP® projector creates stunning video at a scale unattainable by other display types, in environments that may not be conducive to other projection technology, and offers customers an affordable big screen video experience in virtually any room of the house.


With its 3-chip, 1080p design and stunning brightness, the LS-10HBd opens up new projection possibilities in the home, especially in "Flex Theaters"-living rooms, media rooms, and entertainment spaces in the home where big screen entertainment is only a portion of the room's purpose, and where even the highest performance front projection systems can struggle with environmental factors like ambient light and shadows. The incredible brightness, along with the ISF™ Day and Night modes of the LS-10HBd, make it possible for families to truly get the most from their DVDs and Blu-ray® discs, television programming, internet video, and computer-based media and spectacular sizes, without compromising the room's design or d©cor.

"When clients rave about the quality and the range of options available, it is clear why the LightStyle series is one of our best selling projection lines," said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing for Runco. "The new LS-10HBd projector truly enhances the line by bringing it into bigger and brighter spaces than ever before, without compromising quality, value, or the sleek, stylish industrial design for which LightStyle is known."

Runco's LightStyle Series projectors are well-regarded for their craftsmanship and video quality, and in taking the line to new heights of brightness, the LS-10HBd still maintains the performance and integrity of its predecessors. It boasts flawless 1080p full high-definition presentation, full integration with the leading home automation systems, and a sophisticated industrial design that complements any space.

Runco's LightStyle Series combines state-of-the-art DLP-based SuperOnyx™ technology with the ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) calibration suite for optimal performance, further enhancing the flexibility of installation and use. The LS-10HBd also ships with Runco's award-winning Digital High-Definition 4 (DHD 4) external video processor for the utmost in processing, scaling, and control. Designed to be rack mounted, the external DHD 4 offers advanced connectivity options, as well as installation flexibility, because it can be located next to, and connect directly to, all other source components with a single-wire connection from the controller to the projector, making it an ideal solution for retrofit installations.

As with all other LightStyle projectors, the LS-10HBd is available with Runco's optional CineGlide™ lens solution, which enables viewers to switch from 16:9 content to 2.35:1 ultra-widescreen films without black bars on the top or sides of the image at the touch of a button.

Its sleek design can be customized with Runco's FinishPalette™ design options, which offer full-color design options, ranging from matte white to camouflage ceiling installations to a gallery of artist impressions, a line of Signature colors, or even custom client-supplied artwork.

The LightStyle LS-10HBd will be demonstrated during CEDIA Expo 2012 and available from authorized Runco dealers beginning September 2012 with an MSRP of $29,995, which includes the DHD 4 video processor. Like all Runco projectors, the LS-10HBd features a two-year RuncoCare™ standard warranty. Runco RedCarpet™ and PremierCare™ extended service options are also available. Runco's LightStyle Series projectors are available exclusively through Runco's authorized dealer network.

For more information about Runco or to find a local dealer in your area, please visit www.Runco.com.

About Runco

Founded in 1987 and acquired by Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) in 2007, Runco is a market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel displays, video processors, display walls and other components for the custom consumer market. Runco's display innovations have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco continues to be a pioneer in the custom video display market.

About Planar

Planar Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:PLNR) is a global leader of specialty display technology providing solutions for the world's most demanding environments. Hospitals, space and military programs, utility and transportation hubs, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, businesses, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners, and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.planar.com.

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