Planar QE Series Ushers in a New Era of Affordable 4K Digital Signage and Collaboration Displays

New line of ultra-high resolution 4K LCD displays reduce the cost and complexity of high-impact digital signage and touch-enabled collaboration

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4, 2017 - Planar, a Leyard company and a global leader in display and digital signage technology, and Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today unveiled the Planar® QE Series of Ultra HD LCD displays, the industry's first all-in-one 4K solution for high-impact digital signage.


Available in 75-inch, 86-inch and 98-inch sizes, the Planar QE Series incorporates an embedded media player and software, providing a simple and cost-effective way to design, distribute and play back ultra-high resolution digital signage on a single display or multiple displays within a network. Multi-touch models are also available, offering an affordable solution for professionals who seek to collaborate or interact using large format, high resolution displays.

"Market momentum towards the use of large format 4K displays in commercial applications is undeniable," said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Planar and Leyard. "The Planar QE Series was designed to further break down barriers to 4K adoption in digital signage and collaboration by providing an affordable and simple professional solution."

Cutting-Edge 4K Performance
All Planar QE Series displays offer cutting-edge 4K video performance, with support for native 4K at up to 60Hz, with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 to enable smooth motion video. The displays allow for four sources to be simultaneously viewed in quadrants on the display, making them perfect for collaboration or huddle environments in conference rooms as well as digital signage applications. The displays can be oriented in either landscape or portrait and come with a logo-free, all-metal bezel design for enhanced durability.
Audio is built into each display with two internal 10-watt speakers. The displays are compatible with a multitude of Ultra HD inputs, including emerging 4K sources requiring compliance with the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) standard.
An End-To-End Digital Signage Solution

The Planar QE Series is the industry's first end-to-end 4K digital signage system with a built-in media player and software, which reduces complexity. The displays come with an embedded Planar® ContentSmart™ 4K Media Player, allowing users to easily deploy and manage digital signage displays that deliver the right message to the right audience at the right time.
Planar QE Series displays take digital signage to the next level with stunning, crystal-clear imagery. With four times the resolution of Full HD, the series delivers life-like picture quality and an immersive experience, even when viewed up close. In addition, the embedded media player includes two USB ports and an internal time clock for scheduling playlists.
The Planar QE Series will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2017 through Planar and Leyard's worldwide network of authorized resellers. For more information about the Planar QE Series, visit www.planar.com/QE or www.leyard.com/QE.

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 www.planar.com.

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 is the market leader 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 and is traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300296). Planar Systems was acquired by Leyard in 2015. For more information, visit www.leyard.com.

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