Planar systems has announced the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System, which will debut at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015.
The DirectLight range can be used for a number of indoor applications including well-lit public spaces and corporate lobbies, as well as light-controlled conference rooms, auditoriums and control rooms. They also boast 24/7 operating ability with an architecture designed to make installation and service faster.
“We see tremendous growth potential with indoor LED videowalls, and we are leading the way with Planar DirectLight,” said Planar Systems CEO and president Gerry Perkel. “This is the perfect complement to our very successful Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System for customers who have been asking for a seamless, high-quality video wall that can meet mission-critical requirements for indoor environments. Planar DirectLight meets that need, further extending our longstanding commitment to video wall innovation and leadership.”
Planar DirectLight offers a modular, LED videowall system in four narrow pixel pitches - 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 and 3.1mm. “Narrow pixel pitch LED solutions (3mm pitch and below) are evolving rapidly to become a serious option for indoor videowall applications that require higher resolution and greater image quality,” said Chris Mcintyre-Brown, associate director of displays and broadcast equipment for Futuresource Consulting.
“While the market for high resolution LED is still in its infancy, the segment experienced more than 100% volume growth in 2014 over the prior year. And with growing adoption in vertical markets such as control room, conference room and retail, we expect that trend to continue. Experienced high resolution videowall vendors such as Planar are well placed to leverage their technological skills, deep market understanding and specialist channel partner networks to capitalise on this growing new market.”