Today, Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a global leader in digital display technology, in cooperation with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), announced it has launched a new continuing education credit class entitled Designing Media Walls: Imagery, Video and Information on Digital Canvases. Planar recently became an AIA Cornerstone Partner, and will offer the Continuing Education System (CES) class to AIA’s nearly 80,000 members. The free class, which was created for architects and interior designers, offers a primer on video wall technology. Specifically, participants will learn:
- Function and components of a video wall system
- Detailed technical specifications of a video wall
- Key design considerations for assembling a complete video wall solution
- New trends and innovative uses of video walls
“Designing Media Walls was an excellent introduction to the architectural potential of video displays,” said Ernie Staley, architect with CH2M Hill & IDC Architects. “The course gave me a solid foundation to begin incorporating media walls into our designs. Of the many AIA Continuing Education courses I’ve attended, this was definitely one of the most useful and informative.”Planar provides one-of-a-kind video wall expertise based on over 30 years of digital display innovation. The company also offers a variety of desktop and touch screen monitors favored by architects and designers for their Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) work and large format displays for conference room presentations. In March, Planar announced that 3D BIM models of select Planar large format LCD displays and video walls are available free through the Autodesk® Seek web service, allowing architects, engineers and designers to easily download 3D models of Planar displays. The recently introduced Planar® Mosaic™ architectural video wall solution will be on display at the AIA Expo in Denver, CO, June 20 – 22, Booth # 3907. Designers or firms interested in scheduling an AIA class can visit the Planar website’s Continuing Education page. 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 http://www.planar.com.