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Planar goes big on digital signage

Planar has added an 82" screen to its digital signage lineup. The company says that it is slimmer and lighter than its competitors.

Planar Systems has added an 82-inch LCD display to its growing lineup of displays for advertising and digital signage applications in airports, shopping malls and other public spaces.

Planar says that the d82L combines the slimmest profile in its category, easy-access electronics and advanced networking and controls.

“The Planar d82L is uniquely tailored to reduce installation and maintenance costs for digital signage applications,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing for Planar Systems. “This new model demonstrates the company’s strategy to deliver innovative, specialty display solutions that provide superior image quality and a slim, accessible design that avoids the extra service costs and hassles typically associated with large displays.” 

According to the company, the Planar d82L offers features and capabilities not found in comparable large-screen displays, including its depth of only 3.9 inches; its ease of access – the Planar d82L’s AccessConsole provides lockable, flip-panel access to electronics directly above the screen, with most components able to be replaced without the inconvenience and cost of replacing the entire LCD; and an integrated MediaMount which is said to offer convenient, secure storage for media players and other hardware inside the AccessConsole.

Built-in network and RS-232 controls make it possible to remotely monitor and manage settings, while a redundant power supply ensures uninterrupted operation if one supply fails. Planar says that the heaviest module weighs 70 pounds less than the next lightest comparable display on the market.