Today, at InfoComm 2011, Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, 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 the first 82-inch display to offer rack-mountable electronics, along with a broad selection of inputs, landscape or portrait orientation and superior visual performance.
d82L with AccessChoice (Photo: Business Wire)“The Planar d82L with AccessChoice is packed with industry firsts. It 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. “This innovative, market-leading 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.” Rapid Response to Customer Needs The first product in the Planar d82L line debuted at Digital Signage Expo 2011 in February where it met with industry acclaim. The Planar d82L with AccessConsole™ houses the electronics above the screen, making it ideal 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, 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. “Experience matters in the specialty display industry,” said Will Levine, Principal and Owner of 5280 Digital. “Planar has a distinct advantage over other manufacturers and has shown the ability to adapt existing products or develop new ones to solve problems faced by system integrators. The new design of the Planar d82L highlights Planar’s leading capabilities in capturing the requirements from their customers and uniquely architecting their displays accordingly. Planar’s knowledge of customer needs and ability to rapidly incorporate feedback is unmatched in this industry.”