<description /><image><url>https://www.leyard.com/images/logo-leyard.png</url><title /><link /></image><item><link>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2019/7/10/led-video-walls-to-facet-or-to-curve/</link><title>香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:LED Video Walls: To Facet or to Curve?<p>Picture yourself at the coast, staring out at the horizon. In front of you there’s endless blue skies, churning sea and white surf. Even while staring straight ahead, you see sand stretching for miles with your peripheral vision. It’s an enveloping, immersive experience. Curved LED video walls can create a similar immersive experience—minus the salty air and ocean scents—because flexible LED modules can form very smooth convex and concave curved walls. Curved LED is trending in corporate, broadcast and control room environments because the video walls can bend and curve around people, capturing their peripheral vision, figuratively taking viewers somewhere else. Flexible modules, while impressive, tend to have a premium price tag that doesn’t suit everyone.</p> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-4" style="margin-bottom: 10px; float: right;"><img src="/media/1187567/cli-leds-through-jewelers-loop_680x978.jpg" alt="LED diodes through Jewler's Loop" /> <div class="clear"></div> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">RGB diode configurations as seen through a jeweler’s loop</span></div> <p>There’s another solution that may not carry as high a cost, and can deliver a similar immersive experience: faceting flat cabinets. Faceting, which consists of placing rigid LED modules beside one another at slightly different angles, can form a very nice curve effect, depending on the radius of the curve. Too much, and faceting can negatively impact the view.</p> <p>Why does curve radius matter? Due to the configuration of red, green and blue (RGB) diodes, our eyes perceive LED displays differently, depending on our viewing angle (see image 1). We experience a “color shift” when viewing the video wall from different positions. The entire video wall may appear more red from one side, and more blue from the other. This is the primary reason we can’t use the same LED cabinets in both landscape and portrait orientation. Color shift becomes more obvious as the LED cabinet-to-cabinet angle increases, accentuating the seams between columns of LED cabinets for a less desirable viewer experience (see image 2).</p> <p>To minimize color shift, we recommend calculating the cabinet-to-cabinet angle from the curve radius. An <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.handymath.com/cgi-bin/arc18.cgi?submit=Entry" target="_blank" title="Circular Arc Calculator">online calculator</a> can do this easily. Simply enter the length of the radius plus the width of the LED cabinet (width of arc, or chord length) and the calculator will yield the cabinet-to-cabinet angle (angle subtended by arc). For faceted curves, Leyard and Planar recommend keeping this angle below three degrees for the best visuals. Angles between three and six degrees often look great depending on viewing position and content. If the angle is greater than six degrees, use a flexible LED module.</p> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6" style="margin-bottom: 10px; float: right;"><img src="/media/1187556/example-of-led-color-shift-at-off-angles_730x973.jpg" alt="An example of color shift caused by faceting" /> <div class="clear"></div> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">An example of color shift caused by off-angle viewing</span></div> <p>Leyard and Planar offer several approaches to creating curved effects with LED video walls. Most LED cabinets can be faceted using a custom mounting frame. It’s possible to use some LED modules independent of cabinets to form smaller facet angles, or to modify the cabinet width and/or height. <a data-id="10882" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli/" title="CLI">Leyard? CarbonLight? CLI</a> Flex? LED modules are designed to form smoothly-curved video walls with tight-radius curves. This includes LED column wraps with diameters as small as 1.5 meters. We offer Leyard CarbonLight CLI Flex as a <a data-id="1952" href="/en/products/custom-led-displays/" title="Custom LED Displays">custom solution</a> through the Leyard and Planar Design Team.</p> <p>To learn more about curved and faceted LED video walls, contact your Leyard and Planar account manager or email the Leyard and Planar Design Team at <a href="mailto:designteam@leyardgroup.com" title="DesignTeam@leyardgroup.com">DesignTeam@leyardgroup.com</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2019/6/5/transparent-oled-displays-offer-new-medium-for-digital-content-applications/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Transparent OLED Displays Offer New Medium for Digital Content Applications<p>As the sheer amount of digital surface continues to grow, advertisers, marketers and endusers are seeking new approaches in order to stand out in an increasingly busy electronic landscape. Likewise, designers are eager for new mediums of creativity that offer imaginative ways to present digital content and engage audiences.</p> <p>A new option that is available includes transparent OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays—an innovation in digital signage where dynamic content is transmitted onto a transparent surface, allowing people to view what is shown on the display while still being able to see through it. This allows designers to overlay digital images and video content onto physical objects or scenes placed behind the glass. A transparent OLED display eliminates the need for a backlight or enclosure, making it possible to create truly see-through installations in a virtually frameless glass design.</p> <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6" style="margin-bottom: 10px;"><img src="/media/1187478/lookthru-ghq-openhouse-wwt_365x547.jpg" alt="lookthru GHQ Open House WWT" /> <div class="clear"></div> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">Transparent OLED displays eliminate the need for a backlight or enclosure. Users can view content on the glass display and are also able to see through it.</span></div> <h3>How does transparent OLED technology work?</h3> <p>OLEDs are used in mobile devices, televisions and lighting fixtures, and offer high-quality imagery and vivid colors. The technology that generates transparent OLED displays features self-lighting pixels that are partially clear. Each pixel is made up of four sub-pixels. Three of them are red, green and blue, which, when combined, create color. The remaining sub-pixel is clear, which drives the transparency.</p> <p>Transparent OLED technology is based on a direct relationship between resolution and transparency. If a transparent OLED display contains a higher portion of active (color) pixels, less space will be available for clear pixels, resulting in a display that is less see-through. Full HD resolution represents an advantage with transparent OLED displays as both transmission and resolution are optimized. Black or dark content in a transparent OLED display is clear while white or bright content is opaque.</p> <p>Just like any glass surface, the amount of ambient light affects the perceived transparency of a transparent OLED display. In other words, the greater the illumination, the more transparent the screen becomes. As an example, a transparent display in a dark room will appear opaque, but in a bright room with objects or scenes behind the display heavily lit, the display will appear like transparent glass.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/1187477/lookthru-boat-car_730x267.png" alt="lookthru boat car" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">(Left) White or bright content will be opaque and shine from the screen and appear in the foreground. (Right) Black or dark (or off-state) content will be see-through.</span></div> <div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/1187479/lookthru-girl-grass_730x268.png" alt="lookthru girl grass" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">(Left) No uplight. Display looks more opaque. (Right) Plant is uplit. Display looks more transparent.</span></div> <h3>Broad color gamut of OLED makes content appear brighter</h3> <p>OLED technology is recognized for its robust color performance. Compared to best-in-class LCD displays which achieve around 72% NTSC dolor space (a measure of the number of colors the display is cable of showing), OLED can achieve greater than 100%. This translates to brilliant reds, vibrant greens and vivid blues. The color performance of OLED technology combined with the peak brightness characteristics of the emissive display generates imagery that appears to be much brighter than what it actually is. That’s because the human eye translates color as brightness. In a side-by-side comparison with a “brighter” display, the transparent OLED display will look more vivid.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/1187483/lookthru-red-head_730x548.jpg" alt="OLED display Greater than 100% NTSC" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">Greater than 100% NTSC</span></div> <h3>Lifetime considerations</h3> <p>The content selection for a transparent OLED display is an important consideration that directly affects image performance, power usage and product lifetime. With OLED technology, black pixels are at rest (low power, longer life) and blue color represents the highest energy use (and blue ages faster than other primaries). Therefore, it follows that the more pixels are at rest (by using black content), the less power will be used and the longer those pixels will last—ensuring the display remains transparent for a longer time.</p> <p>Lifetime is related to hours of life for each pixel, so it is recommended that agencies, content developers and endusers keep content mostly black, ensure that the content is active and moving, and avoid content that is static so as not to damage the display with image retention.</p> <h3>What is possible with transparent OLED displays?</h3> <p>Since transparent OLED is quite clear, the fine details—such as text on objects—are easily legible behind the display. The ample clarity allows retail merchandisers and museum exhibit designers to place transparent OLED displays in front of products or artifacts without obscuring the view. In fact, the visibility through a transparent OLED display is a clear enough to see objects in the background distance. A person with 20/20 vision could look through such a display and easily read a sign over 30 feet away.</p> <p>Viewers who look through the display from the back side will see content in reverse and observe that the brightness and contrast are lower. Objects or scenes located on the back side of the display become reflected on the screen when looking through the display from the reverse side. However, the reflected objects or scenes do not fully obscure content or the view through the display. As such, with a nearly 360-degree viewing angle possible, new opportunities in two-way display applications are possible.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/1187480/lookthru-lipstick_730x473.jpg" alt="The view through a transparent OLED display from the back side" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">The view through a transparent OLED display from the back side reveals that content is reversed, and brightness and contrast are lower. Objects or scenes placed on the back side of the display are reflected on the screen but do not fully obscure content or the view through the display.</span></div> <h3>A new world of design possibilities</h3> <p>With striking new creations possible that previously were only seen in science fiction movies, transparent OLED displays allow designers to expand their imaginations—and extend their ideas beyond the digital canvas. For example, when another electronic display is placed behind a transparent OLED display, a unique 3D layered effect is created, offering a wide range of exciting potential. Transparent OLED displays enable never-before-possible applications in digital signage that can be integrated into any environment where glass is used, such as room dividers, glass conference rooms, storefront windows, glass counters, museum exhibits, or ticket booths.</p> <p>When specifying a transparent OLED display, the limitations of the technology are just as important to consider as the benefits. The best performance will be achieved when content developers, artists and programmers work closely with integrators to ensure that content utilizes high amounts of black in every frame (for maximum transparency and lifetime), is highly dynamic (no static logos or words), and makes use of ambient or spot lighting that can be orchestrated with screen content to create the most interesting effects.</p> <p>With thoughtful design, transparent OLED displays offer limitless potential to modernize interiors with impactful color, striking graphics and text, and a wow-effect that can draw customers to engage. Whether used in stand-alone configurations or integrated into larger video wall arrays, the possibilities are boundless.</p> <h3>Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Displays</h3> <p>In 2015, Planar became the first to demonstrate and market a transparent OLED display line of products. The <a data-id="10818" href="/en/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays">Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED Display</a> allows both portrait and landscape modes and can be table-mounted, ceiling-mounted or built into custom fixtures using a straight flush-mount design. Available in a 55-inch display, the Planar LookThru offers vibrant colors at 120 percent NTSC performance and includes wide viewing angles with no off-axis contrast or brightness limitations. Full HD resolution delivers beautiful graphics and full-motion video.</p> <div style="margin-bottom: 30px;"><img src="/media/1187481/lookthru-man-standing_730x493.jpg" alt="The Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED Display" /> <span style="margin-top: 10px; font-size: 12px; font-style: italic;">The Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display features 6mm bezels on the top, right and left edges of the display, allowing for tiling.</span></div> <p>The design flexibility and thin edges of the Planar LookThru enable tiling to create video arrays that meet the requirements for larger applications. The displays feature small bezels of only 6mm on the top, right and left edges for a nearly seamless solution.</p> <p>To facilitate tiling, a range of accessories are available including four tiling components that protect display intersections as well as base plates for securing the displays to ceilings, tables and walls. To achieve the full experience, the video wall should be accompanied by a multi-channel video processor which can play back one video or content selection across multiple monitors assembled into a video wall.</p> <p>The Planar LookThru utilizes proprietary <a data-id="16668" href="/en/innovations/planar-ero-oled/" title="Planar ERO-OLED">Planar? ERO-OLED?</a> (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) technology featuring Corning Gorilla Glass. This high-durability surface can withstand the rigors of high-traffic environments. It also improves perceived contrast by more than 300 percent, making the display more readable and impactful even in bright public venues.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2019/3/20/video-art-installations-foster-immersive-experiences-and-stronger-connections/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Video Art Installations Foster Immersive Experiences and Stronger Connections<p>Today’s leading-edge display technologies offer much more than digital signage. As integrated technologies have progressed and the visual performance and adaptability of display systems have improved, video walls are now being employed as compelling mediums for displaying works of video art and creating artistic immersive environments.</p> <p>By integrating original content, interactive software and responsive interfaces, as well as film, animation and storytelling, video art installations act as platforms for creating dynamic and engaging presentations.</p> <p>“Designers are increasingly looking at video walls as flexible, digital canvases that offer boundless configurability,” said Jeremy Sternhagen, technical marketing manager with Planar and Leyard. “LED systems provide the biggest advantage in this regard with seamless image scalability and a nearly infinite number of canvas dimensions and orientations. And, as costs for video wall systems become more competitive, designers are opening their imaginations and not viewing technology as a barrier, but rather a tool.”</p> <h3>A platform for social impact</h3> <p>In the heart of New York City at a busy corner of Times Square, 12 ground-level windows of the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal have been transformed into a large interactive video wall installation that serves as a public platform to display cultural content, create social impact and deliver works of responsive art to mass audiences. The installation, called <a href="/en/case-studies/project/coolture-impact-at-times-square/" title="Coolture Impact">COOLTURE IMPACT</a>, is engineered with motion-responsive technology that allows people to make the video art installation come alive with their own movements. A wave of the hand is translated onto the display as a creative rendering that captures the person’s gestures.</p> <p>COOLTURE IMPACT is designed with an interactive framework software system developed by NoirFlux and a ZED 3D depth and motion sensing camera from Stereolabs. Specific responses to COOLTURE IMPACT’s featured artwork programming are presented in real-time through <a data-id="umb://document/f6557368d3e541f593cf88276828fbeb" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" title="TVH" data-udi="umb://document/f6557368d3e541f593cf88276828fbeb">Leyard? TVH Series fine pitch LED video walls</a> with a 2.5 millimeter pixel pitch (TVH2.5) from Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company.</p> <p><a href="/en/case-studies/project/coolture-impact-at-times-square/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/1187319/coolture-timessquare5.jpg" alt="COOLTURE IMPACT" data-udi="umb://media/3864a67a0975411f90cc6fbb7ef7ae0a" /></a></p> <p>“Unique video wall projects like COOLTURE IMPACT that infuse technological and cultural elements can create deeper connections with the audience—a bond that is rarely achieved with mainstream digital signage solutions,” said Ana Calvo de Luis, founder and managing director at Coolture, a firm specializing in cultural and branding events in emblematic spaces and the driving force behind the project. “The public has gotten used to the large digital signs that surround us in our daily interactions. Digital surfaces present a tremendous amount of information and tend to bombard us with all kinds of advertising. We are super connected, but that type of intense connectivity can certainly numb the audience into apathy and disinterest.”</p> <p>What sets a video art installation apart is the genuine experience that can be inspired with the audience. “In addition to triggering emotions, this digital art canvas with an interactive component presents the opportunity to develop a dialogue with the audience,” said Calvo de Luis. “It’s a new form of communication, one that creates engagement.”</p> <p>Digital art projects bring together a multidisciplinary group of artists and professionals for collaboration. To create COOLTURE IMPACT, produced by non-profit Cultural Semiotic Alliance, Calvo de Luis assembled a team of video artists, filmmakers, interactive designers, software developers and engineers.</p> <p>COOLTURE IMPACT functions as a platform for different presentations of dynamic, artistic content. The first featured presentation, called “The Now,” offers a journey into magical worlds, hidden spaces and participatory environments. Created by Laia Cabrera &amp; Co., an award-winning team of film, animators and visual artists, in collaboration with immersive interactive artists NoirFlux and Karan Parikh, “The Now” holds animated stories that are waiting to be told. With their motions, people can visually engage the various storylines, moving narratives forward through interaction.</p> <p>The space in front of the Port Authority Bus Terminal was an ideal setting for the project, Calvo de Luis noted, because of the sheer amount of activity—more than 250,000 commuters and up to 200,000 potential tourists pass by the area each day. “This is a very busy and raw urban location. The project represents a way to bring positive light to the area,” she said.</p> <p><a href="/en/case-studies/project/coolture-impact-at-times-square/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/1187317/coolture-timessquare.jpg" alt="COOLTURE IMPACT" data-udi="umb://media/c9228808a5674e86b8533a87276637b5" /></a></p> <p>The positive impact of the project has been substantial. “We can proudly say that the Port Authority, visitors to the site and especially neighbors in the area all speak highly of the installation,” Calvo de Luis said. “The project also received 13 minutes of coverage on national TV, with 20 million viewers. And, after being placed on Google Maps, we had over 43,500 searches in three months, and over 62,500 in the last trimester.”</p> <p>To create a compelling video art installation and provide around-the-clock operation in a public space, a high-quality video wall was essential. “The Leyard video wall has the brightness for visibility during the day and at night the installation looks simply incredible,” she said. “As we continue to explore the boundaries of technology, cultural display, social interaction and branding content, we see many more opportunities for creating these unique kinds of interactive platforms. Art is the language and technology is the medium for communicating it.”</p> <h3>Creative placemaking</h3> <p>Another example of how digital wall technology and video artwork can combine in a beneficial and impactful way is a 60-foot-long, seven-foot high video wall installation at the <a href="/en/case-studies/project/the-baker-center/">Baker Center</a> in downtown Minneapolis. Installed in the lobby of the commercial office and retail complex as part of a $25 million facility renovation, the installation features a <a data-id="2044" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD" data-udi="umb://document/9fecd6fc9de047b0baff79f47852a60b">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall System</a> in a 15x3 configuration that is dedicated to video artwork.</p> <p><a href="/en/case-studies/project/the-baker-center/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/1187315/baker-center-1.jpg" alt="Baker Center" data-udi="umb://media/cd2d19ca906d4a639256924bdd988d2b" /></a></p> <p>During the planning phase of the video wall, the design team toured high-end media wall installations in New York City to develop a strategy for how the installation could be best utilized. Hans Okerstrom, general manager of the Baker Center and director of property management for the Minneapolis office of Transwestern, the Baker Center’s property management group, said the tour enabled them to realize that a video wall at the Baker Center needed to be more than a media advertising billboard.</p> <p>“Instead, we wanted an installation that could be utilized as a digital art canvas for enriching the lobby environment and providing outreach to the public,” Okerstrom said.</p> <p>This approach is akin to ‘creative placemaking,’ which leverages arts, culture and creativity to serve a community’s interest while building character and quality of place, according to Paul Krumrich, president of audio-visual designer and integrator Spye, which managed all aspects of the media wall project.</p> <p><a href="/en/case-studies/project/the-baker-center/"><img style="width: 100%; height: auto;" src="/media/1187316/baker-center-5.jpg" alt="Baker Center" data-udi="umb://media/c5165d4d395b4bf4ae9264c65f7a5f42" /></a></p> <p>Spye, which maintains an internal creative division, produced a video art concept to show for the unveiling of the new video wall. The video portraiture, called “Faces,” highlights the cultural diversity of Minneapolis and features up-close footage of residents from a variety of ethnic backgrounds who react to different stimuli. Planar technology proved to be instrumental for supporting the intended effect of the digital artwork, with the clarity of the video wall allowing the intimate sense of each person’s personality to come through, Krumrich said.</p> <p>Since dedicating the new media wall to video art, further content opportunities have begun to emerge through promising collaborations with Minneapolis’s art community. “Treating the media wall as a public art canvas has been very beneficial in terms of forging connections with the city’s art institutes and galleries,” Okerstrom said. “We see tremendous potential for developing programs to feature digital artwork and really celebrate the creative talent we have here locally.”</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/11/20/design-your-next-video-wall-project-with-the-next-generation-calculator/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Design Your Next Video Wall Project with the Next-Generation Calculator<p>When trying to determine what video wall technology or models best fit, manufacturer’s video wall design tools have become a necessary. Since 2014, Leyard and Planar have been leading the way in developing and delivering industry-leading free, easy-to-use online Video Wall Calculators that simplify the video wall selection process by enabling users to easily configure video walls, preview it and download the results – complete with specification data, installation diagrams and custom renderings.</p> <p>Leyard and Planar recently launched the <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/video-walls/calculator/" target="_blank" title="Leyard and Planar Video Wall Calculator">Next-Generation Video Wall Calculator</a> that builds upon the success of Leyard and Planar’s Clarity Matrix and LED Video Wall Calculators, with new important new features and enhancements including:</p> <ul> <li>Ability to design and compare <a rel="noopener noreferrer" data-id="8634" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" target="_blank" title="LED Video Walls">LED</a> and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" data-id="1353" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/" target="_blank" title="LCD Video Walls">LCD</a> products in a single Calculator</li> <li>Incorporation of Augmented Reality (AR) to visualize designs in real spaces by simply uploading a photo</li> <li>Mobile-friendly for easier use on tables and smart phones</li> <li>Improved and more modern user interface</li> </ul> <p>Leyard and Planar understand the value of these design tools and are committed to leading the industry in developing video wall design tools that simply, The new Video Wall Calculator includes key Planar LCD and Leyard LED video wall product lines, with more LED product lines coming in early 2019.</p> <p>Check out a video demonstration of the Next-Gen Video Wall Calculator or <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/video-walls/calculator/" target="_blank" title="Leyard &amp; Planar Video Wall Calculator">try it out now</a>!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/279706793?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/8/14/incorporating-avixa-ansi-audio-visual-standards-into-your-projects/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Incorporating AVIXA & ANSI Audio Visual Standards Into Your Projects<p>Current building designs include more complex audio visual technology than ever before, and this increases the burden on designers to elevate their IQ in AV. There can be large repercussions to AV design problems or specifying the wrong technology. Fortunately, tremendous resources are available and a great deal of work has been done to develop standards to guide the AV design process.</p> <p>The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) facilitates voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessment systems to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that impact business in nearly every sector, including AV.</p> <p>AVIXA (formerly InfoComm) is the leading resource for AV performance standards. The AVIXA Standards Committee along with over 700 volunteers support development of these standards. According to AVIXA, <em>“These standards support technology design and procedures that focus on reliability, competency and success. This collection will help you access new markets, reduce cost, decrease project complexity, be more productive, and reduce risk.”</em></p> <p>There are several published AV standards that architects and consultants should be aware of and utilize in the design process. The list includes such topics as AV-specific architectural drawing symbols, guidelines for systems design and coordination processes, AV systems energy management, and standards for display size and projected image system contrast ratio. There are numerous active task groups developing new standards for topics such as AV rack design, AV network security, and videoconferencing lighting.</p> <p>AVIXA also offers resources such as AV best practices, BIM parameters, documentation samples, and various AV / IT handbooks. They even offer quizzes on standards to keep you sharp. The AVIXA ANSI Standards are available for purchase, and discounts are available to AVIXA members.</p> <p>As AVIXA members, Leyard and Planar encourage designers to familiarize themselves with the AVIXA ANSI Standards and put them into practice. They represent ANSI’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process, so you know you can rely on them. Using these standards is also good for your bottom line. Using these standards is also good for your bottom line and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://standardsboostbusiness.org/default.aspx" target="_blank" title="Standards Boost Business">boost business</a>.?</p> <p><em><strong>AVIXA ANSI Standards – Useful Links:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/standards" target="_blank" title="AVIXA AV Standards Page">AVIXA AV Standards page</a></li> <li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/insight/videoclips/Details/av-standards-a-meticulous-measurement" target="_blank" title="Benefits of AV Standards Video">Benefits of AV Standards Video</a></li> <li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://view.flipdocs.com/html5/?id=10001172_396277&amp;P=0" target="_blank" title="2018 Catalog of AV Standards">2018 Catalog of AV Standards</a></li> <li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/standards/current-standards" target="_blank" title="Complete List of AVIXA Standards">Complete List of AVIXA Standards</a></li> <li><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://www.avixa.org/standards/get-involved" target="_blank" title="Join a Standards Task Group">Join a Standards Task Group</a></li> </ul>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/6/27/top-4-digital-signage-display-trends/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Top 4 Digital Signage Display Trends<p>Digital signage displays are delivering the promise of higher engagement in various industries from advertising, transportation, entertainment, education, healthcare, and more. The industry's growth is rapidly evolving due to technological advanced in displays and declining hardware costs. According to ReportBuyer, Asia is expected to have the highest growth rate from 2017 to 2022, partly due to increasing incomes, internet penetration, and urbanization.</p> <p>With the digital signage global market set for continued growth, here are some insights and analysis of current top digital signage trends.</p> <h3>Interactive Multi-touch</h3> <p>Simply defined, interactive multi-touch displays allow multiple users to simultaneously interact with the video wall without affecting others. Interactive multi-touch displays can help deliver immersive physical environments with digital signage for several users at the same time -- either interacting with content individually or in collaboration.</p> <p>An examples of use cases include business presentations and educational environments such as classrooms and museums. Planar has recently installed an interactive multi-touch display at Seattle's Space Needle to augment user engagement.</p> <p>Considerations for interactive multi-touch:</p> <ul> <li>Look for a display with up to 32 simultaneous touch points. Currently, this is the trending industry maximum.</li> <li>Select a solution with innovative response time and optical recognition system, which can tell how many people (users) and guess how many are male or female.</li> <li>Consider a vendor who can scale to support the specific display wall size you need.</li> </ul> <h3>Durable Digital Displays</h3> <p>Another trend worth noting is the increase of durable digital displays, which are displays that were created to withstand environmental elements (i.e. outdoors) or have a tough impact screen.</p> <p>Durable digital displays have been recently deployed as outdoor displays in airport, bus and train terminals. Use cases include informational displays as well as advertising, but overall, these displays were designed to be more rugged. A recent design trend is that these durable digital displays may also feature technology to be bright enough to stand out among bright environments.</p> <p>When considering durable digital displays, ask the vendor about:</p> <ul> <li>IP rating</li> <li>Weather protection</li> <li>Temperature ranges</li> <li>Level of ruggedness for impact resistance</li> <li>Optical characteristics of the ruggedized material</li> </ul> <h3>Creative Installation</h3> <p>Display ubiquity is the industry trend of finding creative ways to install digital signage displays; for example, some displays have been installed on ceilings, floors, hanging and outside of windows.</p> <p>A possible driver of this trend -- besides creative thinking of where to install the display -- is that the technology is making displays more moveable and lightweight, which is ideal for hanging and placement in unique areas. Display manufacturers are also creating displays that curve, can wrap around columns or come in vertical or horizontal "ribbon" shapes.</p> <h3>Larger Wall Display Sizes</h3> <p>Today, we are seeing the trend of large seamless video walls. What's driving this trend? We see that LED is one of the main reasons for powering this technology and advancing this trend. Overall, large wall display sizes are augmenting the "Wow!" factor.</p> <p>Considerations when selecting a vendor:</p> <ul> <li>Look for a provider that has the experience and expertise with seamless, ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video walls</li> <li>Select a solution with the narrowest LCD bezels with the slimmest installation depths</li> <li>Ask the provider about image quality</li> <li>Ask the vendor if the display is energy/power efficient</li> </ul> <h3>Conclusion</h3> <p>These are just a few of the digital signage trends we see making an impact on the market. Our industry is at an exciting time and Planar is looking forward to innovating not only for our customers and partners, but to push the industry forward. Looking for more information and examples on the trends covered? Be sure to<span>?</span><a data-id="1985" href="/en/contact/" title="Contact" data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b">contact Planar today</a><span>?</span>for more insights!</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/5/29/interactive-whiteboards-for-the-classroom/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Interactive Whiteboards for the Classroom<p>An interactive whiteboard is a powerful instructional tool, allowing content to be displayed and manipulated on a touch screen. Virtually any form of media can be incorporated into presentations to create a collaborative space for presenters and the audience. As a teaching instrument, an interactive whiteboard allows for visual, auditory and tactile learning. Presentations featuring interactive whiteboards are thus compelling ways to facilitate knowledge absorption and skills application for all types of learners. Interactive whiteboards can be used in any instructional setting, such classrooms, boardrooms, work groups, training sessions or coaching presentations.</p> <h3>How An Interactive Whiteboard Facilitates Learning</h3> <p>An interactive whiteboard is an extremely flexible tool that allows multiple users to interact with different types of media at once. Practically limitless in instruction opportunities, some of the key innovative elements of an interactive whiteboard include:</p> <ul> <li>Drawing over particular elements in a presentation</li> <li>Adding notations or labels to visuals</li> <li>Taking notes during brainstorming sessions</li> <li>Swiping through, zooming in on or moving images</li> <li>Demonstrating software</li> <li>Using applications or browsing the web</li> <li>Playing or recording video and audio</li> <li>Saving work for dispersal</li> </ul> <p>In practice, a presenter illustrating software, for example, can run the program and interact with it by touching the board to highlight and annotate its features. Or during a medical lecture, the instructor can display anatomical photographs and add in labels and other notes to emphasize certain body parts. The images and notes from the presentations can then be saved and uploaded to a virtual classroom or printed out in hard copy.</p> <h3>Campus and Business Applications</h3> <p>Large format LCD touch screens are essentially large interactive whiteboards, and are part and parcel to a technology-centric, forward-looking campus. Featured in classrooms, auditoriums or collaborative learning spaces, LCD touch screens transform how information and ideas are presented to students and shared between faculty members. Interactive touch screens can also serve public interface purposes, highlighting important information about the university or college to visitors. As a tool that promotes dynamic research and learning on campus, a large format LCD touch screen helps attract talented students and faculty.</p> <p>Similarly, LCD touch screens in business applications enhance and ease the way groups communicate. This technology can be harnessed to clarify a company’s message, motivate the audience, and improve brand image. Whether the setting is an internal company meeting or a presentation to investors or other collaborators, a large format touch screen encourages participation, information-retention, and quite simply, has a certain wow factor.</p> <h3>Innovative Large Format LCD Touch Screens</h3> <p>Touch screens vary considerably in the marketplace, particularly in their resolution and touch capabilities. Planar, an industry leader in touch screen technology, offers cutting-edge large format LCD touch screens with exceptional image quality and multi-touch capabilities for multi-user applications.</p> <p>Planar’s commercial large format LCD displays include<span>?</span><a data-id="1759" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes" data-udi="umb://document/62227ff5f9eb4dc287ac81ba3cdafff7">UltraRes Touch 4K Series</a>,<span>?</span><a data-id="12722" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/qe/" title="QE" data-udi="umb://document/a45a72a9eeee4545b4e4cff49bbaa698">QE-Series</a>,<span>?</span><a data-id="7483" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP" data-udi="umb://document/0987db9ef9704b0f880f4fd494134979">EP-Series</a>, and<span>?</span><a data-id="1738" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ps/" title="PS" data-udi="umb://document/90491d505b9042379e86ed8ee8483458">PS-Series</a>. The models range in size, price, functionality, and features; yet, each are designed with thin mounting depths to complement spatial requirements, and built to meet demanding applications and performance needs. Additionally, the stunning visual quality of the displays make an incomparable visual experience.</p> <p>Some key features available on all or some of these models include:</p> <ul> <li>Ultra HD resolution</li> <li>Superior 4K video performance and compatibility</li> <li>Landscape and portrait flexibility 24/7 continuous operation design</li> <li>Fanless, whisper-quiet power source with back-up power redundancy</li> <li><a data-id="7299" href="/en/innovations/mediaplex/" title="MediaPlex" data-udi="umb://document/0ba4aa8bf26a463497d416533cc453ba">Planar MediaPlex? Plus</a>?processing for simultaneous multi-source viewing in various layouts, including saved configurations for quick recall</li> <li><a data-id="1357" href="/en/innovations/ero/" title="ERO" data-udi="umb://document/0162199f85d34d51abfcbaa45b494c35">Extended Ruggedness and Optics? (ERO)</a><span>?</span>featuring an optically-bonded glass front for added protection and enhanced image clarity</li> </ul> <h3>Case Studies of Planar Whiteboard Technology</h3> <p>To give you a sense of how Planar whiteboard technology can be applied to your university or business environment, below are recent case studies.</p> <p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/mentor-automotive-lab/" target="_blank">Mentor Automotive</a><span>?</span>– four 84” Planar UltraRes Touch 4K LCD displays are featured in a demonstration room where employees can give presentations and visitors can engage with educational and marketing content.</p> <p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/university-of-oregon-hatfield-dowlin-complex/" target="_blank">University of Oregon</a><span>?</span>-?more than 60 Planar displays and monitors are used in various athletic spaces, including athlete’s lounges, locker rooms,?and coaching classrooms. Planar EP-Series, Planar PS-Series and 70-inch and 80-inch Planar UltraLux LCD displays, many with touch and multi-touch capability, are implemented throughout the area.</p> <p><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/clemson-university/" target="_blank">Clemson University</a><span>?</span>– in the four-story Watt Family Innovation Center, Planar displays can be found on nearly every level of the building, including the main lobby, the building’s command and control center, the brand center, an emergency response room, classrooms, the main auditorium,?breakout rooms and collaboration spaces, and the facility’s board room. Nearly 200 Planar displays are featured, including the Clarity? Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall, the Clarity? Matrix 3D LCD Video Wall,?Planar UltraRes Series 4K LCD displays and Planar PS Series HD LCD displays.</p> <h3>Speak to an Interactive Whiteboard Specialist Today</h3> <p>Is your organization ready for state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard technology? If so,<span>?</span><a href="/en/contact/" title="Contact" data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b">contact us</a><span>?</span>to receive a quote or have your questions answered by our team of interactive video wall specialists.</p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/5/25/featured-case-study-amazon-understory-at-the-spheres/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Featured Case Study: Amazon Understory at The Spheres<p>Amazon is now the third most valuable company in the world, and as comes with the territory of being a disruptor with a lot of money, they’re doing some very interesting things with their newest corporate headquarters addition; The Spheres. Aptly named, the building is essentially three inter-connecting spheres, but the catch is they house over 40,000 plants from all over the world.</p> <p>Clearly needing a way to exhibit this radical new space, Amazon teamed up with local Seattle companies to design a corporate visitor center called Understory. Understory is a free, public space where people can come and learn about the science, engineering, and plants behind The Spheres.</p> <p>The central media installation in Understory is comprised of a large, 18 foot by 10 foot LED Video Wall, surrounded by 11 three foot by 10 foot LED Columns; all of which are made up of Leyard? CarbonLight? CLA Series LED. CarbonLight CLA Series is a line of fine pitch LED which supports curved installations in concave, convex, or wave formations. These LED Video Walls provide a markedly immersive 360-degree experience for guests who are eager to learn more about The Spheres.</p> <p>In addition to the Video Walls, five modular exhibits around Understory feature Planar? PT3290PW 32-inch touch screen monitors alongside a physical interactive to teach guests about additional topics related to Amazon, The Spheres, and Understory.</p> <p>See more pictures and read the full Amazon Understory at The Spheres <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/amazon-understory-at-the-spheres/" title="Understory Installation Profile">Installation Profile</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/5/10/featured-case-study-troy-university/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Featured Case Study: Troy University<p>Troy University is a state school in Troy, Alabama. As is common for Higher Education institutions these days, one of their biggest problems is how to appeal to incoming students. As incoming freshman get younger and younger (okay, who am I kidding, it’s really just the rest of us getting older and older), their familiarity with digital devices is skyrocketing; as of 2016, the average child gets their first smartphone when they’re just 10 years old!</p> <p>As part of a $2 million remodel of their Welcome Center, Troy University wanted to make sure they were offering an engaging, high-end technology experience. In order to deliver a wow factor that would appeal to the social-media, digital-entrenched younger generation, the highlight of the new design is a large, 6x2 Clarity? Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall System.</p> <p>The multi-touch capable LCD Video Wall is used to show event information and other promotional content about the University, but can also split into three interactive screens for visitors to explore a host of content and information about the university’s history and current programs.</p> <p>The Video Wall also has a focus on Social Media, allowing prospective students to take a ‘selfie’ and share it on their social media platform of choice.</p> <p>“We want every visitor to realize that Troy University can be a great fit for them and the video wall really allows potential new students to connect with the campus and the people,” said Dendy Moseley, associate director of enrollment management. “The quality experience provided by the video wall immediately sets the tone for the quality of our institution.”</p> <p>See more pictures and read the full <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/troy-university/" title="Troy University Case Study">Troy University Installation Profile</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/4/26/create-the-ideal-conference-room-setup/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Create The Ideal Conference Room Setup<p>A conference room is where innovations are developed, ideas are shared, and deals are brokered. With a well-designed layout, a meeting room optimizes learning among participants, makes them comfortable, and sparks collaboration. Most importantly, the right conference room setup supports the purpose of a meeting.</p> <p>When determining your conference room setup style, a first concern is the meeting’s objectives. For example, brainstorming sessions will benefit from a different layout than a presentation with limited attendee participation.</p> <p>Some basics common to all conference room layouts regardless of meeting purpose include:</p> <ul> <li>Seating arrangements</li> <li>Video displays</li> <li>Power supply</li> <li>Lighting</li> <li>Acoustics</li> <li>Furniture, such as storage space or lecterns</li> <li>Art and decor</li> <li>Branding objectives</li> </ul> <p>The first three in this list - seating arrangements, video screens and power supply - are the key facilitators of meeting room communications, and are arguably the most important. We’ll take a closer look at these below.</p> <h2>Seating Arrangements</h2> <p>Seating configurations help direct audience attention to certain focal points, and encourage or discourage audience interaction. Your conference room setup style will depend on audience size and their relationship to each other and the presentation. Five popular seating configurations are:</p> <ol> <li>Boardroom style – This formation puts a single table in the middle of the room with attendees seated at all sides. This setting is suited for interactive sessions that require workspace for participants and a clear visual line between participants to encourage communication. It is also frequently used as a video conference room layout.</li> <li>U-Shape – Placing tables in a U formation with chairs placed on the outside of the table is ideally suited for for smaller audiences of 25 or less. This setup style is ideal for discussion groups with a presenter and video presentation.</li> <li>Classroom style – When attendees will be working on laptops or taking notes, a classroom configuration is usually preferred. Rows of tables and chairs are lined up facing the front of the room. A classroom configuration also facilitates dialogue between the presenter and audience.</li> <li>Theatre style – Usually reserved for larger groups listening to a presenter, this configuration involves simply lining up chairs in rows facing the front of the room without tables. Attendees typically do not need to interact or take notes.</li> <li>Banquet style – Events with seated dining can benefit from a banquet setup that allows participants to divide their attention between each other and a presentation. This configuration has rows of tables running parallel with each other and perpendicular to the front of the room. In this way, attendees are mostly focused on each other, but can easily see and hear the information being presented.</li> </ol> <h2>Video Displays</h2> <p>Given its essential uses for information-sharing, collaboration, and integration with teleconferencing systems, a video display is a requirement in most meeting spaces. Screen size is one of the first decisions to make when determining your display needs and will largely be based on the dimensions of the room. A <a data-id="1733" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/" title="Large Format Displays" data-udi="umb://document/7a3b12988dab423ba9b4a0e06a00c340">large format LCD display</a> can effectively communicate information and enhance the ambience of a smaller conference room. Alternatively, <a data-id="8634" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls" data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e">LED</a> or <a data-id="1353" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/" title="LCD Video Walls" data-udi="umb://document/de95b2f510c94a5f9b9400f40d37d461">LCD</a> video walls can fill a large conference space, delivering seamless, high-quality images that look great from any seat.</p> <p>Video displays and walls are available in a range of functionality and features. Consider the following when selecting your video display or video wall:</p> <ul> <li>Enhanced image clarity that provides an exceptional visual experience for the audience</li> <li>Touch models that support audience interactions</li> <li>Thin installation and flexible mounting depths that make the most of spatial requirements</li> <li>Demanding application designs to support virtually any presentation need</li> <li>Lasting durability for years of reliable use</li> <li>Smart power management that ensures continuous operation</li> <li>Designs that make installation, servicing and monitoring simple</li> <li>Video walls with embedded video processing for scaling across part or all of the wall</li> </ul> <p>Leyard and Planar, industry innovators in video display and walls, offer a series of models that incorporate these and other characteristics to facilitate conference room communication in way that is streamlined, dependable, impressive, and stylish.</p> <h2>Power Supply</h2> <p>Power supply is a crucial but sometimes overlooked part of the conference room setup puzzle. Fewer things are more frustrating during a meeting than when it is held up due to an avoidable power supply oversight. To be prepared, ensure that the power supply to your video display is as close to fail proof as possible. Leyard and Planar video display and wall models are available with power redundancies to help ensure continual operation. Additionally, many models are designed with superior thermal control, allowing for ultra-quiet operation without fans and reduced points of failure. For mission-critical uses, other Leyard and Planar models, such as <a data-id="2044" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix G3</a>, rely on Remote Power Supply (RPS). RPS features n+1 hot-swappable redundant power supplies, redundant AC input circuitry, minimized thermal stress, and status monitoring capabilities.</p> <p>Besides the video display power supply, there should be enough electrical outlets available for the presenter and attendees. Multiple outlets may need to be added for appropriate power distribution in the form of desktop outlets or surge protectors that are placed strategically in the room. Securing and hiding cables from foot traffic is a good idea too. Cable protectors and wire looms are two ways to bundle and protect cables and wiring, while creating a safer and neater environment for attendees.</p> <h2>Speak to a Video Conference Room Layout Specialist Today</h2> <p>If you are looking for more information on how a Planar or Leyard video display or video wall can take your meeting room to the next level, <a data-id="1985" href="/en/contact/" title="Contact" data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b">contact us today</a>. A video conference room layout specialist can answer your questions or give you a quote on a model that works in your meeting space.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/4/12/featured-case-study-rtl-tele-letzebuerg/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Featured Case Study: RTL Tele Letzebuerg<p>To coincide with our participation in NAB 2018, this week’s featured case study is an excellent installation of fine pitch <a data-id="10308" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" title="TVH" data-udi="umb://document/f6557368d3e541f593cf88276828fbeb"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Leyard? TVH Series</span></a> LED Video Walls at RTL Télé Letzebuerg’s new broadcast facility in Luxembourg. The remarkable facility includes multiple soundproof radio and sound studios as well as new state-of-the-art television studios.</p> <p>Along with other cutting-edge technical equipment, two video walls of fine pitch Leyard TVH 1.6mm pixel pitch LED, one 12.8 x 1.8 meters and one 2.0 x 1.8 meters, were integrated to be used as backdrops for multiple daily programmes. You can see for yourself, they look great and the whole studio has a very futuristic, technical aesthetic.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="/media/1186756/_dsc8153-pano.jpg" target="_blank" title="RTL Tele Pano"><img style="align: middle;" src="/media/1186756/_dsc8153-pano.jpg?width=500&amp;height=184.63541666666669" alt="RTL Tele Letzeburg Video Wall" align="middle" data-udi="umb://media/7f7a4dadf3ad400fbf4d1dafe4bcd9cc" /></a></p> <p>Leyard TVH is a perfect fit for broadcast studios due to its unique matte black mask, which prevents any reflections off of the video walls from studio lighting. Additionally, the 1.6mm pixel pitch was chosen to prevent the moiré effect you’ve probably seen when filming digital displays. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, bust out your camera phone and point it at the monitor you’re reading this on (unless you’re reading this on your phone, in which case, bust out your second cell phone and point it at your first). See those odd, sort-of-geometric patterns? That’s the moiré effect, which is obviously not something any broadcast studio wants to see on their set.</p> <p>You might also have noticed the LED walls curve relatively sharply in a couple places. The small 19” diagonal of the fine pitch Leyard TVH cabinets allowed integrator SIGHT to install the LED video walls seamlessly along those curves so they can be filmed from multiple angles.</p> <p>See more pictures and read the full <a href="http://www.planar.com/case-studies/project/rtl-tele-letzebuerg/" title="RTL Télé Letzebuerg Profile">RTL Télé Letzebuerg profile</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/2/28/displayport-14-vs-hdmi-21/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1<h3>A closer look at both DisplayPort 1.4 spec, and the newly ratified HDMI 2.1 spec to see the difference between them</h3> <p><img style="float: right;" src="/media/1186601/displayport-vs-hdmi.png" alt="DisplayPort 1.4 vs HDMI 2.1" data-udi="umb://media/18fc3f6538234d11a029bae710e2e1d4" />Both HDMI and DisplayPort can send high-definition digital video and audio from a source device to a display. Each format has had various updates and versions over time, but with the introduction of HDMI 2.1, it’s a good time to provide an update on the current standards involved in both.? ?We will be taking a closer look at both DisplayPort 1.4 spec, and the newly ratified HDMI 2.1 spec to see the difference between them.</p> <p>The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) specification was conceived over 10 years ago by a consortium of Hitachi, Panasonic, Philips, Silicon Image, Sony, and Toshiba. Any device manufacturers who include HDMI ports on their products must pay a royalty for each to <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.hdmi.org/" target="_blank">HDMI Licensing, LLC</a>.</p> <p>The DisplayPort specification was developed in 2006 by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA), a large consortium of manufacturers to replace the much older VGA and DVI standards used primarily for computer displays. DisplayPort is a royalty-free product.</p> <p>HDMI connectors have 19 pins and are most commonly seen in three sizes: Type A (standard HDMI), Type C (mini HDMI), and Type D (micro HDMI). Of these, Type A is by far the most common. Most HDMI connectors use friction to keep the plug inserted into the socket, but some vendors have developed proprietary locking mechanisms designed to prevent the cable from pulling loose.</p> <p>DisplayPort connectors have 20 pins and are available in two sizes: DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort. Though most full-size DisplayPort connectors have a locking mechanism that prevents them from being disconnected accidentally, the official spec does not require that feature.</p> <p><img style="float: right; width: 300px;" src="/media/1186599/cables.jpg?width=300" alt="Cables" data-udi="umb://media/2e60ac66dd804a2aa34bb31c98783681" />Turning our attention to cables, we see a distinct difference between HDMI and DisplayPort. HDMI has had 5 different standards for cables over the years it has been available. Today, the typical HDMI cable is manufactured under the “High Speed” HDMI certification, and then labeled with the HDMI spec the cable is capable of. Sadly, there are many issues with mislabeling, adherence to standards, and poor manufacturing quality. This can lead to problems including visual and audio glitches, artifacts, and audio/video synchronization problems. HDMI doesn’t define a maximum cable length, rather a performance specification that de-facto defines a cable length to meet. HDMI signals can also be run over CAT 5 or CAT 6 cable (for distances of up to 164 feet), over coaxial cable (for up to 300 feet), or over fiber (for more than 328 feet), according to HDMI Licensing LLC. Using technologies like HDBase-T can enable extension of HDMI up to 100m using category cable.</p> <p>DisplayPort simplifies it by having just two cable types, standard and mini. Like HDMI, DisplayPort can also carry multichannel digital audio. Unlike HDMI, DisplayPort can’t carry Ethernet (for data networking), and the standard doesn’t have an audio return channel (often abbreviated as ARC). With DisplayPort, adapters are your friends! You can connect a DisplayPort source to a VGA display with a simple adapter. You can also connect a DisplayPort source to a single-link DVI or HDMI display with adapters.?A passive copper DisplayPort cable can support extremely high data rates (a video resolution of up to 3840x2160) over a length of 6.5 feet. If you need to run the cable up to 50 feet, the standard says you’ll be limited to 1080p resolution—but the spec is conservative, and in practice that?50-foot cable can carry enough data to support resolutions as high as 2560x1600. Using an active copper DisplayPort cable, drawing power from the DisplayPort connector to operate a signal amplifier embedded in the connector, it can carry video with a resolution of 2560x1600 over a 65-foot cable. Of course, fiber DisplayPort cables can be hundreds of feet long.</p> <p>Looking at video streams, HDMI can handle a single video and audio stream, so it can drive only one display at a time. For single display use that is fine, but many people use more than one display such as a <a href="/en/products/video-walls/" title="Video Walls" data-udi="umb://document/872268d86e2842c48f09bb0345ec4185">videowall</a>. On the other hand, a single DisplayPort interface can support up to four monitors at 1920x1200-pixel resolution each, or two monitors at 2560x1600-pixel resolution, with each display receiving independent audio and video streams. And since some GPUs can support multiple DisplayPort interfaces, you can daisy-chain compatible monitors to connect as many as six displays to one source.</p> <p>HDMI was designed primarily for consumer-electronics applications: Despite the confusing cable specifications, it does things that DisplayPort can’t. Meanwhile, VESA designed DisplayPort to be the ultimate display interface for computers, so it complements rather than replaces HDMI.</p> <h3>DisplayPort 1.4</h3> <p><img style="float: right; width: 300px;" src="/media/1186600/displayport-cable.png?width=300" alt="DisplayPort 1.4 Cable diagram" />The most recent version of the DisplayPort standard that has been published by VESA is 1.4. This is the first major update since version 1.3 was released back in 2014. This is the first version to take advantage of VESA’s Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology. DSC version 1.2 transport enables up to 3:1 compression ratio and has been found to be visually lossless.</p> <p>Being a packet-based extensible protocol for transporting video and audio data, DisplayPort’s flexibility has enabled its adaptation into embedded displays, and incorporation into other connectors like the new reversible USB Type-C interface and Thunderbolt. Its Multi-Stream Transport (MST) capability enables high-resolution support of multiple monitors on a single display interface.</p> <p>DP 1.3 increased the maximum link bandwidth to 32.4 Gbps, this was a 50-percent increase over the previous DP 1.2a specification. The new link rate increased the uncompressed display resolution support up to 5K x 3K (5120×2880), and upped the MST resolution, enabling simultaneous use of two 4K UHD monitors, each with a pixel resolution of 3840×2160, when using VESA Coordinated Video Timing.</p> <p>In DP 1.4 the use of video transport compression enhances the ability to take advantage of the USB Type-C connector, enabling both high-definition video and SuperSpeed USB, while also facilitating High Dynamic Range (HDR) and 8K video across the DisplayPort or USB-C connector. Examples of increased display resolution with the new standard include 8Kp60Hz HDR deep color and 4Kp120Hz HDR deep color.</p> <p>Other key new features include:</p> <ul> <li>Forward Error Correction – FEC addresses the transport error resiliency needed for compressed video transport to external displays.</li> <li>HDR metadata transport, inherent in the DisplayPort standard, provides support that is useful for DP to HDMI 2.0a protocol conversion. It also provides a flexible metadata packet transport for future dynamic HDR standards.</li> <li>Expanded audio transport – This spec extension covers capabilities such as 32 audio channels, 1536kHz sample rate, and inclusion of all known audio formats.</li> </ul> <p>According to VESA Board Chair Alan Kobayashi, “New applications are demanding displays with better resolution, wider color gamut, and increased dynamic range. Consumers and others are also recognizing the value and ease-of-use associated with running multiple displays on one interface, which is another area we addressed in this new release with MST improvements. We believe the tools provided in this new DP standard release will enable a quantum leap forward in display quality, which leverage DSC compression along with transport of high-quality audio and video content.”</p> <h3>HDMI 2.1</h3> <p><img style="float: right; width: 300px;" src="/media/1186602/hdmi-cables.png?width=300" alt="HDMI 2.1 Cable" data-udi="umb://media/7e812b9bdf4e48298f1a5f17d579e0df" />The most recent update of the HDMI specification is version 2.1, and it has forward thinking implications beyond our common requirements today.? It supports a range of higher video resolutions and refresh rates including 8K60 and 4K120, and resolutions all the way up to 10K. Significantly, dynamic HDR formats are also supported, and bandwidth capability is increased up to 48Gbps.</p> <p>To facilitate the 48Gbps bandwidth is the new Ultra-High-Speed HDMI Cable. This ensures high-bandwidth capability is delivered including uncompressed 8K video with HDR. The cable features low electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and reduces interference with nearby wireless devices. The cable is backwards compatible and can be used with the existing installed base of HDMI devices.</p> <p>HDMI Specification 2.1 highlights include:</p> <ul> <li>Support for higher video resolutions and faster refresh rates including 8K60Hz and 4K120Hz for “immersive viewing and smooth fast-action detail”. There is also support for resolutions up to 10K for future use in commercial AV and specialty applications. <ul> <li>Supported resolutions and frame rates: <ul> <li>4K50/60</li> <li>4K100/120</li> <li>5K50/60</li> <li>5K100/120</li> <li>8K50/60</li> <li>8K100/120</li> <li>10K50/60</li> <li>10K100/120</li> </ul> </li> <li>Dynamic HDR support ensures the transference of proper values on a scene-by-scene or even a frame-by-frame basis for depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider color gamuts including BT.2020 with 10, 12, and 16 bits per color component.</li> <li>The Ultra-High-Speed HDMI Cable supports 48G bandwidth for uncompressed video and features low EMI in the process. The cable is also backwards compatible and can be used with existing HDMI devices. Cable length depends on the cable manufacturer. It is likely the maximum lengths for passive cables will be approximately 2 to 3 meters.</li> <li>Compression: The specification supports both uncompressed and compressed modes. Manufacturers can implement either or both modes. The specification incorporates VESA DSC 1.2a link compression, which is a visually lossless compression scheme. VESA DSC 1.2a also can be used to obtain higher resolutions than 8K60/4:2:0/10-bit color, such as 8K60 RGB, 8K120 and even 10K120. VESA DSC 1.2a also supports 4Kp50/60 with the benefit of enabling operation at much lower link rates. <ul> <li>The designations are: <ul> <li>4K120A – supports uncompressed mode</li> <li>4K120B – supports compressed mode</li> <li>4K120AB – supports both</li> <li>8K60A – supports uncompressed mode</li> <li>8K60B – supports compressed mode</li> <li>8K60AB – supports both</li> </ul> </li> <li>Enhanced refresh rate support provides an added level of smooth/seamless motion and transitions for all types of video. They include: <ul> <li>Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) reduces or eliminates lag, stutter and frame tearing</li> <li>Quick Media Switching (QMS) eliminates the delay that can result in blank screens before content is displayed.</li> <li>Quick Frame Transport (QFT) reduces latency for smoother no-lag gaming, and real-time interactive virtual reality.</li> <li>Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) allows the ideal latency setting to automatically be set allowing for smooth, lag-free and uninterrupted viewing and interactivity.</li> </ul> </li> <li>In terms of audio, eARC ensures full compatibility between audio devices and upcoming HDMI 2.1 products. It simplifies connectivity, ease of use, and supports the most advanced audio formats to provide the highest audio quality.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Version 2.1 of the HDMI Specification is backward compatible with earlier versions of the specification and is available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters.</p> <p>One thing we must add, is that adherence to the HDMI specification does not necessarily imply that a given product supports all features of that spec. Manufacturers have the choice on whether to support each part of the standard. You could have an HDMI 2.1 compliant product, which would imply 4K support… but the actual device may not support 4K at all. This is true of many of the features within the HDMI spec. This means that you must be very cautious when selecting equipment using HDMI and verify that it has the support you need, from resolution, refresh, color, HDR, and audio.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>HDMI was primarily designed for consumer-electronics applications. For those applications it simply does some things that DisplayPort can’t, notwithstanding the confusing cable specifications and options.</p> <p>On the other hand, VESA designed DisplayPort to be the ultimate display interface for computers, so in some senses it complements rather than replaces HDMI. The fact that DisplayPort supports multiple displays and its ability to connect to nearly any other type of monitor with an inexpensive adapter give it greater flexibility than HDMI possesses especially for commercial applications. The locking feature on the full DP connector is also a big plus for some.</p> <p>Begin by understanding both DisplayPort and HDMI and their differences and then look for better displays, desktop PCs, and all-in-one PCs that will support DisplayPort in addition to HDMI. This give you latitude and the best of both worlds.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2018/2/23/what-is-pixel-pitch-and-why-does-it-matter/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What is Pixel Pitch and Why Does It Matter?<div class="col-2"> <h3>What is pixel pitch?</h3> <p>Pixel pitch describes the density of the pixels (LED clusters) on an <a data-id="8634" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls" data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e">LED display</a> and correlates with resolution. Sometimes referred to as pitch or dot pitch, the pixel pitch is the distance in millimeters from the center of a pixel to the center of the adjacent pixel. Since pixel pitch indicates the amount of space between two pixels, a smaller pixel pitch means there is less empty space between pixels. This equates to higher pixel density and improved screen resolution.</p> </div> <div class="col-2"> <h3>Key Takeaways:</h3> <ul> <li>Pixel pitch refers to the density of pixels</li> <li>A smaller pixel pitch indicates higher pixel density and higher resolution</li> <li>Pixel pitch is important because it influences viewing distance</li> <li>The smaller the pixel pitch, the closer the viewing distance</li> <li>The optimal viewing distance of your screen informs the pixel pitch value</li> </ul> </div> <div class="clear"></div> <h3>Why is pixel pitch important?</h3> <p>Pixel pitch is important because it influences the optimal viewing distance for your display. An image achieves smoother borders and finer detail with lower pixel pitch values. This allows the viewer to stand closer to the screen and enjoy a clear image without the distraction of discerning individual pixels. When determining viewing distance and pixel pitch, the rule of thumb is that a smaller pixel pitch allows for a closer viewing distance. Conversely, a higher pixel pitch elongates the minimum viewing distance. So, a 1.2mm screen will have significantly higher resolution and a closer optimal viewing distance than a 16mm .</p> <p>While higher pixel density delivers improved visual quality, it is not the ideal option for every situation. Additional pixel density is intended for a closer viewing distance. At a greater viewing distance, higher pixel density loses its visual advantages and simply increases the cost of the display.</p> <h3>What is the right pixel pitch for my needs?</h3> <p><img style="float: right; width: 300px; height: 300px;" src="/media/1186596/fine-pixel-pitch_500x500.jpg?width=300" alt="LED video wall pixel pitch example" />Smaller pixel pitch universally provides greater resolution, but is more expensive. Materials and production costs are higher for smaller pixel pitch since more LED clusters are required to create a higher pixel density.</p> <p>Consumers can get the best value for their LED screen by determining the optimal viewing distance of their screen. The optimal viewing distance is the point where image fidelity is retained, but if the observer moved much closer, the image quality would decrease or the screen would appear pixelated.</p> <p>For example, a display with interactive touch solutions will need a low pixel pitch to produce crisp images for the nearby audience. On the other hand, an <a data-id="8634" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls" data-udi="umb://document/4452b78141594c23b421f083d3c5974e">LED screen</a> displayed above viewers, like one hung in an arena, could get away with a higher pixel pitch. The short answer is that a smaller pixel pitch will always give you better quality image, but the investment will not be fully appreciated if the screen is not seen from a sufficiently close enough distance.</p> <h3>There are three methodologies used in the industry to determine acceptable viewing distance:</h3> <ul> <li><strong>10x Rule</strong> - this is a shorthand method for calculating an approximate estimate of the Visual Acuity Distance.<br /> <em>The calculation is:</em> Pixel Pitch x 10 = Approximate Viewing Distance in Feet</li> <li><strong>Visual Acuity Distance</strong> – also known as retina distance, this is a formulated calculation of the distance a person with 20/20 vision must move away from an LED screen to see a coherent image that is not pixelated.<br /> <em>The calculation is:</em> Pixel Pitch x 3438 = Visual Acuity in Feet</li> <li><strong>The Average Comfortable Viewing Distance</strong> – this is an estimate of what would be a comfortable viewing distance for most people. This is a subjective estimate and will take into account variables like a person’s eye sight, resolution of content and type of content.</li> </ul> <p>While these methodologies are useful guides, there is no correct answer in determining viewing distance. A screen’s viewing distance is ultimately whatever the owner of the screen finds comfortable.</p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Pixel Pitch<br /> <span style="font-size: .7em;">(millimeters)</span></th> <th>Visual Acuity Distance<br /> <span style="font-size: .7em;">(feet / inches | meters)</span></th> <th>Average Comfortable Viewing Distance<br /> <span style="font-size: .7em;">(feet / inches | meters)</span></th> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>0.75mm</p> </td> <td> <p>8ft 6in | 2.58m</p> </td> <td> <p>4ft 3in | 1.29m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>1.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>11ft 3in | 3.44m</p> </td> <td> <p>5ft 8in | 1.72m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>1.25mm</p> </td> <td> <p>14ft 1in | 4.30m</p> </td> <td> <p>7ft 1in | 2.15m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>1.50mm</p> </td> <td> <p>16ft 11in | 5.16m</p> </td> <td> <p>8ft 6in | 2.58m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>1.75mm</p> </td> <td> <p>19ft 9in | 6.02m</p> </td> <td> <p>9ft 11in | 3.01m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>2.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>22ft 7in | 6.88m</p> </td> <td> <p>11ft 3in | 3.44m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>2.25mm</p> </td> <td> <p>25ft 5in | 7.74m</p> </td> <td> <p>12ft 8in | 3.87m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>2.50mm</p> </td> <td> <p>28ft 2in | 8.60m</p> </td> <td> <p>14ft 1in | 4.30m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>2.75mm</p> </td> <td> <p>31ft 0in | 9.45m</p> </td> <td> <p>15ft 6in | 4.73m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>3.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>33ft 10in | 10.31m</p> </td> <td> <p>16ft 11in | 5.16m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>4.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>45ft 1in | 13.75m</p> </td> <td> <p>22ft 7in | 6.88m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>5.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>56ft 5in | 17.19m</p> </td> <td> <p>28ft 3in | 8.60m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>6.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>67ft 8in | 20.63m</p> </td> <td> <p>33ft 10in | 10.31m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>7.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>78ft 11in | 24.07m</p> </td> <td> <p>39ft 6in | 12.03m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>8.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>90ft 3in | 27.50m</p> </td> <td> <p>45ft 1in | 13.75m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>9.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>101ft 6in | 30.94m</p> </td> <td> <p>50ft 9in | 15.47m</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p>10.00mm</p> </td> <td> <p>112ft 10in | 34.38m</p> </td> <td> <p>56ft 5in | 17.19m</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>?</p> <h3>Contact Planar for More Information</h3> <p>Are you planning a digital signage project? <a href="/en/contact/" title="Contact" data-udi="umb://document/cd7207edd5b64fe0aeceb3bb19ff045b">Contact us</a> to get a quote or get any questions you may have answered by our team of signage specialists.?</p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/9/14/featured-case-study-chicago-cubs-team-store/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Featured Case Study: Chicago Cubs Team Store<p>Built in 1914, and inhabited by the Chicago Cubs since 1916, Wrigley Field is one of the most historic sports venues in the United States. It’s the second oldest ballpark in the MLB (after Fenway Park, 2012), and was the last to have stadium lighting installed.</p> <p>The Cubs also have a rich history. Founded in 1876 as the White Stockings, they became the Cubs in 1903 and became the first MLB team to win the World Series twice in 1907 and 1908. What followed, however, was the longest championship drought in all major North American sports. It’s fitting, then, that the Cubs would finally win another championship in 2016, their 100th year in Wrigley Field.</p> <p>To celebrate, fans started buying Cubs gear in droves, and in response, the club built a brand new flagship team store just outside the stadium. Wanting to provide a unique, immersive experience for fans, integrator Dimensional Innovations was brought in to design and integrate a number of Leyard and Planar products.</p> <p>The largest installation is a four panel by four panel Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System that displays sports TV and live feeds of both home and away Cubs games. “The video wall can definitely attract a big crowd when games are shown,” said store director Jackie Boehm. “The clarity of the video wall is impressive and it’s also very easy to use.”</p> <p>Also featured in the store is an augmented-reality green screen photo booth experience that uses a Planar UltraRes Series 86-inch 4K LCD display to show guests ‘where’ they are in the famous Cubs scenes they’re placing themselves into via AR. To the side of the photo booth is a kiosk that uses a 22-inch Planar LA Series touch screen display which allows fans to easily email themselves their photos. This photo booth set up processed over 2,400 images in the first week, which is a pretty crazy volume, if you think about it: that’s over 300 photos per day!</p> <p>See more pictures and read the <a href="/en/case-studies/project/chicago-cubs-retail-store-at-the-park-at-wrigley/">full Cubs Team Store profile</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/9/7/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-4k-content-playback/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What do integrators need to know about 4k content playback?<p>The amount of 4K video content available to be viewed remains relatively low. Netflix and Amazon Prime are currently the two best streaming sources, though the recent release of UHD Blu-ray opens the door for many more titles to become available in 4K. TV broadcasts in 4K are scheduled to start later this year. In the non-consumer world, PC applications dominate as content providers for 4K displays, as video graphics cards have supported 4k output for quite some time.</p> <p>4K content requires substantially higher data rates than 1080p content. As a result, the existing H.264 / AVC compression algorithm traditionally used on various 1080p content simply can’t meet the necessary compression ratios to show the content on various media players. Many players require the H.265 / HEVC algorithm to be used for 4K content instead, as it can achieve 25-35% lower bit rates and with better image quality. When creating your own 4K video content, be sure to use HEVC whenever it’s supported by your hardware platform.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli and Jeremy Sternhagen for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/8/24/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-wide-color-gamut-displays-and-content/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What do integrators need to know about wide color gamut displays and content?<h3>Distinguishing WCG from non-WCG</h3> <p>The color gamut of a display is usually quantified in terms of the NTSC standard created in 1953. Most LCD displays on the market today are designed to meet the HDTV color gamut standard, known as Rec. 709 (or alternatively BT.709). Compared to the NTSC standard, the Rec. 709 color gamut covers roughly 72% of the NTSC color gamut. In display circles, we refer to the color gamut of a display using this percentage NTSC measurement, such as “72% NTSC,” which is the most common specification for LCD displays on the market.</p> <p>While there’s no formal definition for wide color gamut (WCG), anything above 72% NTSC is generally considered to be WCG, and anything at 72% or below is non-WCG.</p> <h3>WCG display technology</h3> <p>We’ve seen many classes of WCG displays released in the last few years. Many displays are reaching 88% NTSC, 98% NTSC and even higher. Some of these wider gamuts are achieved with improved backlight technologies, though they have finite limits of the color gamuts that can be reached. Newer display technologies such as OLED, quantum dots, and direct view LED can easily exceed 100% NTSC.</p> <p>The ultimate goal is to achieve the Rec. 2020 (or alternatively BT.2020) color gamut, which is roughly 150% NTSC. This covers more than three-quarters of the visible color spectrum, allowing for amazing colors never before seen on a display. Expect displays to start approaching Rec. 2020 as the decade progresses.</p> <h3>So WCG is better, right?</h3> <p>Not necessarily. Most content is recorded assuming that it will be played back on a Rec. 709 display. A display with a wider gamut will display these colors incorrectly, which can make the content look unnatural. Some people may prefer to see the colors displayed in a more saturated manner, though in many cases this can lead to people looking sunburned or objects appearing cartoonish, for example. Having the ability to perform color correction is essential for ensuring that the display is setup appropriately for the content to be shown.</p> <p>LED displays utilize wide color gamuts for more vibrant color performance.</p> <h3>WCG content</h3> <p>Just as there’s very little 4K content, there’s also very little WCG content. The first widely distributed WCG content will be UHD Blu-ray, which will be encoded in Rec. 2020 format. Expect to see more WCG content as we see an expansion of 4K content distribution.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli and Jeremy Sternhagen for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/8/17/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-color-subsampling/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What do integrators need to know about color subsampling?<p>In order to reduce the bandwidth necessary to transmit 4K content, the new HDMI 2.0 specification includes support for 4:2:0 subsampling. This reduces the color information in the signal by 75%, leading to a 50% reduction in bandwidth. Much of the video content currently available is already 4:2:0 subsampled, so there won’t be any additional degradation of the image as a result of the subsampling. However, in other content, such as PC graphics inputs, 4:2:0 subsampling can introduce significant image artifacts. This is especially noticeable in text.</p> <p>When selecting a product with 4K @ 60Hz support, integrators should be checking what color subsampling factors are supported.?</p> <ul> <li>4:4:4 subsampling indicates that no reduction of the color information is occurring</li> <li>4:2:2 subsampling indicates a 50% reduction in color information</li> <li>4:2:0 subsampling indicates a 75% reduction in color information</li> </ul> <p>For the highest possible image quality and best compatibility with various devices, support for all three color subsampling factors is recommended.</p> <p>For information on how we have implemented HDMI 2.0, and all the other features like <a data-id="7299" href="/en/innovations/mediaplex/" title="MediaPlex">MediaPlex? Plus processing</a>, on the <a data-id="1759" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes?</a>, see the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/">UltraRes Series overview video</a>.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/8/10/8k-connectivity/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:8K Connectivity<p>Demand for high resolution across all displays is on the rise, explaining why industry attention today has moved beyond HD to <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/beyond-hd/">4K and Ultra HD displays</a> with sights set on the 8K ecosystem ahead.</p> <p>So why not just add 4 times the pixels of Ultra HD call it a day? Unfortunately, the high data rate required for connectivity makes 8K resolution more complicated than simply adding pixels.</p> <p>Consider an 8K image may:</p> <ul> <li>display up to 120 frames per second (fps)</li> <li>require a minimum of 10 bit color</li> <li>require the color sub-sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, or 4:2:0</li> </ul> <p>One common example of this is an RGB signal with 8K pixels, 10 bits of color, 4:2:0 color sub-sampling, and 60 fps equaling 29.86 gigabits per second (Gbps), which would require significant compression to distribute.</p> <p>So what kind of connectivity options are capable of supporting 8K resolution?</p> <ul> <li>HDMI version 2.1 will raise the data rate from 18 Gbps to 48 Gbps with four lanes of 12 Gbps, 16-18 bit encoding, reducing the usable bandwidth to 38.4Gbps. Display Stream Compression (DSC) will also be supported, allowing 8K, 16 bit, 4:4:4 at 60 fps or 8K, 16 bit, 4:2:0 at 120 fps. Plus, the connector will remain the same for backward compatibility.</li> <li>DisplayPort version 1.3 boasts a transmission bandwidth of 32.4 Gbps with the new HBR3 mode allowing 8.1 Gbps per lane. After considering the 8-10 bit encoding, the total data rate comes to 25.92 Gbps, making it capable of supporting an 8K at 30 fps with either 12 bit 4:2:2 or 16 bit 4:2:0.</li> <li>DisplayPort version 1.4 added support for DSC 1.H, Forward Error Correction, static metadata extension support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), and the Rec. 2020 color space. This means that with HBR3 transmission rates, it can support 8K, 16 bit, 4:2:2 at 60 fps or 8K, 12 bit, 4:2:0 at 120 fps with HDR and a wide color gamut (WCG). At this time, don’t count on support for dynamic metadata, but consider it an option in the near future.</li> <li>SuperMHL was designed for 8K video support over a single cable. There are 6 data lines each running at 6 Gbps, reaching a raw data rate of 36 Gbps. With the addition of DSC, the bandwidth increases 3x, however when you factor in data error correction, you can expect the useable bandwidth to be about 86.4 Gbps.</li> <li>Thunderbolt 3 allows 40 Gbps (doubling the combined data rate of the previous version), while cutting the power consumption in half, allowing up to 100W of power to be delivered via the new USB Type-C connector. (Keep in mind, this is typically used on Apple devices and Apple does not support 8K at this time.)</li> </ul> <p>USB 3.1 includes support for Type-C including Alt Mode, which enables support for the connectivity options we previously discussed (DP 1.3\1.4, SuperMHL and Thunderbolt 3). It also supports DSC. As the demand for 8K increases, we expect to see continuing efforts to improve support for the increased bandwidth requirements within the next few years. While the industry is currently focused more on 4K resolution, 8K is just around the corner and connectivity options are already out there to support the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/leyard-twa-series-8k-led-video-wall-2016-national-association/">8K Video Wall</a> of your dreams!</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/8/3/what-do-integrators-need-to-know-about-hdcp-22/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What do integrators need to know about HDCP 2.2?<p>Adding to the alphabet soup that is display specifications, HDCP stands for “High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.” It was first developed by the Intel Corporation and is now ubiquitous across consumer video sources and displays as a way to protect copyrighted materials from privacy. According to the license holders at Digital Connection, HDCP “eliminates the possibility of intercepting digital data midstream between the source and the display” (like directing it to a recording device). It was first introduced for DVI in 2000 and has since gone through several iterations over the years. Each to support a broader range of devices and to overcome limitations (or known weaknesses) of previous versions.</p> <p>Support for HDCP 2.2 was incorporated into the HDMI 2.0 specification. The primary change is a stronger encryption scheme that makes it well suited for 4K content. Unfortunately, HDCP 2.2 and 1.x are incompatible with each other, meaning that sources requiring HDCP 2.2 will not work with displays that only support HDCP 1.x. Users will experience hand-shake problems which can result in inoperable devices and blank screens. Switchers and displays that support HDCP 2.2 are backwards compatible with HDCP 1.x. Said another way, in order to accommodate HDCP 2.2 and/or HDMI 2.0, all devices in the signal path must also be compliant to the standards. This excludes HDMI cables, but includes extenders and switchers. Current consumer electronics devices without HDCP 2.2 functionality are generally not software upgradeable to add HDCP 2.2 support. They need to be replaced to adhere to the newest standards.</p> <p>Moving forward, most new 4K video sources require HDCP 2.2 support in order to display high value content, such as 4K movies. At present, few sources support HDCP 2.2, but the list is continuing to expand. The arrival of 4K media players and UHD Blu-ray players will further the need for switchers and displays that can support HDCP 2.2.</p> <p>In anticipation of this growing support for HDCP 2.2, the <a data-id="7585" href="/en/products/4k-lcd-displays/" title="4K LCD Displays">Planar? UltraRes?</a> and a host of our 4k display products are compatible with this new standard.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to my colleagues Marques Girardelli and Jeremy Sternhagen for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/7/27/finding-the-line-together/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Finding the Line Together<p>I watched a comedian recently who made a horribly inappropriate joke (I won’t even attempt to give this context as it was pretty bad) and when he got groans and reactions from the audience, he replied “That was a new joke. I see we are finding the line together. And there it is.” That got a good laugh and got him off the hook.</p> <p>I think in nimble marketing organizations, we do the same thing. Sometime we try new things. New campaigns. New platforms. New experiments and A/B tests. We try out new channels. We try out different messages. And we win some and garner industry accolades and business success. And we lose some, earning only groans or sarcastic jabs from sales or even from customers. We find the line together.</p> <p>But we can never stop trying new material for fear of failure. We have to find places where we can test with maximum insight and minimum risk. This is why you will hear of comedians going to open mic nights at small clubs to test out their materials. This used to be lower risk before cell phones and streaming services, but it is still less impact than say trying a new joke on an HBO special.</p> <p>We at Leyard and Planar are doing more beta and pilot versions of things as a way to get feedback on new sales tools, messaging, and campaigns before fully committing to implementation. This has already lead to great results, and allows us to move a bit faster with the implementation of new ideas. And we continually find the line together.<span>?</span></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/7/20/leyard-twa-09-short-listed-for-av-awards-display-product-of-the-year/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard TWA 0.9 Short Listed for AV Awards Display Product of the Year<p>For 19 years AV Magazine’s AV Awards have been highlighting the best of the best within the AV Industry. While this year’s award winners have not been announced, they’ve narrowed down the competitors on their Short List.</p> <p>And we’re excited to announce <strong><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/twa/">Leyard TWA 0.9 LED Video Wall</a> is in the running for Display Product of the Year</strong>!</p> <p>The AV Awards recognize best practice, reward innovation and celebrate excellence across the global audio visual industry, making the Short List quite an achievement to be proud of.</p> <p>Products will be judged by panels of senior representatives from user companies and key industry players. With knowledge and experience under their belts, judges will be looking for the following criteria in order to find the Product of the Year:</p> <ul> <li>Demonstrable commitment to, and pursuit of, the future development of AV communications</li> <li>Achievements that benefit AV sector clients and users as well as the entrant</li> <li>Proof of market development initiatives</li> <li>Proof of company performance in terms of market share, turnover or margin increases</li> <li>Proof of benefit to clients</li> <li>Evidence of technical innovation and creative solutions to communication problems.</li> </ul> <p>Stay tuned and root for Leyard TWA 0.9, as the 2017 AV Awards winners are announced on September 29th!</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/7/13/how-long-is-50-000-hours/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:How Long is 50,000 Hours?<p>The typical lifetime of Leyard and Planar’s LCD display solutions is 50,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a <a data-id="2044" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall</a> right now, the LCD displays will run for 50,000 hours before they achieve half-brightness (and will continue to run beyond that, of course). </p> <p>Let’s put it all into perspective:</p> <ul> <li>50,000 hours is over 5 years</li> <li>50,000 hours is over 297 weeks</li> <li>50,000 hours is over 2,083 days</li> </ul> <p>What could you do in 50,000 hours?</p> <ul> <li>You could travel to the moon and back 347 times.</li> <li>You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times.</li> <li>You could have Lord of the Rings Trilogy marathon over 73 times.</li> <li>You could watch every NFL game for 195 seasons.</li> <li>You could walk all the way across the United States 54 times.</li> </ul> <p>Here are some things our customers do with the 50,000 hour lifetime of an LCD video wall:</p> <ul> <li>Monitor real-time operations in a control room.</li> <li>Display advertising and brand content.</li> <li>Present company information to visitors in executive briefing centers or board rooms.</li> <li>Film and distribute news content in front of a broadcast set design.</li> </ul> <p>For more examples of how our customers are using LCD video walls, visit <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/">leyard.com/casestudies</a>. </p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/6/29/optimizing-your-presentation-design-for-your-display-type/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Optimizing Your Presentation Design for Your Display Type<p>Back in the old days, when presentations happened on projectors, the typical PowerPoint or Keynote background was white or a light color. This harkens back to when slides were actually slides or overhead transparencies on a dimly lit lightbox. In any of these cases, when the room was dark and the display was not, white backgrounds provided the best brightness and best chance at readability.</p> <p>Today, the range of display technologies available for conference rooms and auditoriums have never been larger and those displays are now available in higher resolutions than were available before. We have had to learn and are asked frequently how to optimize slide template designs for different display technologies, and below are some best practices:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Consider using a dark background:</strong><span>?</span>Not only does it look modern, but on bright displays like LCD flat panels or LED displays, it avoids you having your retinas burned in a meeting. On LED or other emissive displays, black pixels are off. This means that if you have a black background (not dark charcoal gray, but actually black), you will have the best contrast and your words and images will appear to float on the screen</li> <li><strong>Avoid gradients:</strong><span>?</span>Depending on the power of your laptop and the processing in or around the display, you may find that gradients will band and not look as clean as you’d like them to look. Color blocks and subtle textures (now visible in 4k) are great choices.</li> <li><strong>You can use all the colors now (but not all at once):?</strong>Back in the days of the poor quality IT projector, good luck getting yellow to show up on your slides. And subtleties between shades of blue and green might get lost as well. Today’s flat panel and LED products are much more adept at handling color, so you can more closely align your digital presentations to your online and print assets.</li> <li><strong>Use video:?</strong>Don’t use words when you have a picture. Don’t use pictures when you have a video. Although it adds complexity and size to your presentations, consider using video to convey your stories instead of relying upon words and pictures alone.</li> </ol> <p>And a parting word. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. In presentations, less is often more. Don’t use word art or animated text. Don’t animate your background so that it is a distraction if you have information-dense messages to deliver. Don’t overuse transitions. The rules of design still apply. For more information on presentation design read “<a href="https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321811984?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creativeASIN=0321811984&amp;linkCode=xm2&amp;tag=presentatio00-20" title="Presentation Zen on Amazon.com">Presentation Zen</a>” or “<a href="https://www.amazon.com/slide-ology-Nancy-Duarte-ebook/dp/B006QNDDHW/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&amp;me=" title="Slideology on Amazon.com">Slideology</a>.”?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/6/23/what-makes-a-quality-led-display/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What Makes a Quality LED Display?<p>An LED display’s quality is judged by a long list of marketable specifications, like perceived image performance or reliability. But it’s hard to know exactly how these specifications are being calculated when reading a specification sheet or brochure from a manufacturer.</p> <p>Consider this: fine pitch (or narrow pixel pitch) LED displays have been on the market for about seven years and the lifetime of an LED may be upwards of 100,000 hours, which is equal to more than 11 years. If LED displays have been sold for less than their average lifetime, how can we be assured that we are investing in quality display components?</p> <p>There are three key aspects to consider when seeking to select a high quality LED display:</p> <ol> <li><strong>LED Image Performance:</strong><span>?</span>The first key to overall performance is the individual LEDs. This is where the image is born, so the consistency, stability, and reliability of the individual LEDs is critical for image performance and long life. The size of the LED also governs the pitch of the pixels, which is the determining factor for resolution and thus image quality. The efficiency of the LED affects the total power consumption, which affects the cost of operating and the thermal considerations of the installation. LEDs also have variation in brightness and quality during the production process, and are routinely sorted (binned). Manufacturers have a choice of LEDs and high quality brands should be using the highest quality components.</li> <li><strong>Drive Electronics:</strong><span>?</span>Second to the LEDs themselves, how they are driven electronically is critical in overall reliability, power, and image fidelity. There are different drive methods, and some are much better than others overall. Again, manufacturers have a range of choices from external vendors and in-house development efforts which yield a wide variety of performance.</li> <li><strong>Mechanical Design:</strong><span>?</span>The mechanical design—especially as it relates to alignment and mounting depth —is critical for forming a seamless image with multiple blocks. The human eye is very discriminating when it comes to uneven gaps between blocks, so keeping the seams perfectly aligned and flush is critical. If the modules are too close, the eye will perceive light or white lines. If the modules are spaced too far, you will see dark or black lines. For service reasons, it is very desirable to have front serviceability of individual tiles. This places even more demands on the mechanical design to both maintain alignment and allow front servicing.</li> </ol> <p>As you can see, it all comes down to design choices and manufacturing.</p> <p>So who do you trust to build YOUR LED video wall?</p> <p>Leyard is the leader in fine-pitch LED technology, earning the number<span>?</span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/news/2017/3/15/leyard-group-now-ranked-1-in-led-video-display-market-share/">one market share position</a><span>?</span>not only in fine-pitch, but in the LED category overall. Many of our design and manufacturing processes that allow us to accurately and reliably assemble LEDs for our fine pitch displays are proprietary, developed over our history of innovation in this space.</p> <p>As a pioneer of the category and the market leader we have the most experience and control over the LED components themselves, which, as we highlighted above, is where it all starts. We use the finest grade LEDs with the best consistency and reliability. We have developed the precise manufacturing techniques to accurately and reliably assemble even the smallest LEDs to make the world’s finest pitch LED displays. Our electronic drive and calibration techniques are the most efficient and accurate in the industry. Our mechanical designs are second to none in terms of alignment, stability, serviceability, and thin form-factor.</p> <p>We are extremely proud of the industry that we helped build in fine pitch LED and what our customers are doing with the technology is remarkable. From the ceiling of a delegate hall at the United Nations to the floor of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, from the walls of marquee retail brands to corporate board rooms around the world – our products display our quality. To see examples of LED installations, visit<span>?</span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/category/led-video-wall/">case studies</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/6/15/infocomm-show-in-five-words/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:InfoComm Show in Five Words<p>Tradeshows are an exciting time to?show off jaw-dropping new innovations and flawless installations of the products that our customers already know and love. <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/news/2017/6/14/leyard-and-planar-to-showcase-patent-pending-innovation-and-industry-firsts-at-infocomm-2017/" title="InfoComm Press Release">This week at InfoComm 2017</a>, we're showcasing?the industry’s first seamless 196” LED touch-enabled video wall and groundbreaking 0.7mm pixel pitch LED display, along with trailblazing augmented reality and custom LED solutions. ?</p> <p><span>It's the perfect time to get everyone in the industry together under one big roof. Jennifer Davis, CMO of Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, has compared industry tradeshows to giant family reunions. If you can image what that's like in this digital era, you can image the buzz on social media.?</span></p> <p>Earlier this year industry professionals were hyping up the upcoming show using the hashtag?<span>#InfoCommShowInFiveWords. Here are a few of our team's #InfoCommShowInFiveWords:</span><br /><span></span></p> <ul> <li><span>Wow, that's a big display!</span></li> <li><span>Touch LED video wall? Cool!</span></li> <li><span>Hot outside. Cool tech inside!</span></li> <li><span>We are hiring (yes, you).<span>?</span></span></li> <li><span>Can I take it home?<span>?</span></span></li> <li><span>Is that a projector? No</span></li> </ul> <p>What is your?<a href="https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&amp;q=%23infocommshowinfivewords" title="Twitter #InfoCommShowInFiveWords">#InfoCommInFiveWords</a>??</p> <p>Follow <a href="https://twitter.com/leyardgroup" title="Leyard Twitter">@LeyardGroup</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/planarsystems" title="Planar Twitter">@PlanarSystems</a> for more updates on our booth (#3200) at <a href="http://www.infocommshow.org/">InfoComm 2017</a>.?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/6/8/what-do-you-mean-by-led/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What Do You Mean by LED?<p>Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are versatile, energy efficient, and durable. It’s no surprise they’re gaining popularity among a variety of products on the market today. You might be wondering how the LED lights that you see in your kitchen light fixture can possibly be the same lights as the ones that make up your digital signage application. While both applications are referred to with “LED” in the title, the lighting technology is quite different. There are three main types of LEDs that you see in commercial products that are often confused:</p> <p><strong>LED Backlight</strong></p> <p>In so-called LED TVs (really a misnomer—they are LCD displays with LED backlights), the LEDs are used to shine light thru an LCD display. That is, the LED is placed in back of the LCD—which is why it’s called a “backlight.” The pixels on the LCD display don’t create or emit light themselves—they simply modulate or regulate how much of the light from the LED backlight shines through. In these applications, the LEDs may appear white or maybe a combination of colors to achieve a broader color gamut display.</p> <p>LEDs are also used in projectors in place of older arc lamps. Similar to an LED backlight on an LCD display, these LEDs for projectors are used as a source of high intensity light (often red, green, and blue LEDs) that is then modulated by a tiny LCD or DMD (digital mirror device) and projected through a lens onto a screen. Sometimes LEDs will be used in conjunction with lasers to create even brighter illumination. In any case, they are a light engine and not the thing creating the image.</p> <p><strong>LED Lighting</strong></p> <p>LEDs are excellent for architectural lighting because of their high efficiency and long life, as well as their lack of environment-harming mercury. Since LEDs are small, they provide unique design opportunities, which is why you may see them in the form of familiar bulbs or fixtures for general lighting applications. This is the kind of lighting we might use in our homes and offices. These LEDs are optimized for natural white color and for diffuse lighting.</p> <p>While there is actually no such thing as a “white” LED, common LED colors like amber, red, green, and blue, can be covered with a phosphor material to convert the color of the light to white. Individually, the colors might be seen as signal lights and indicators, like the power button on your computer.</p> <p><strong>LED Displays</strong></p> <p>LED displays, also called “direct view LED”, start with the individual LEDs that form the pixels of the display. These can be individual red, green, or blue LEDs (most often in the largest outdoor displays), or they can be single devices that have red, green, and blue (RGB) LEDs integrated together in a single package. The individual LEDs are then attached to a circuit board that is typically referred to as “modules” or “tiles.” Multiple modules are assembled together to form a “cabinet” which is the basic building block of a large LED wall. All of the circuitry, to drive the LEDs and to communicate with the drivers, are part of these modules or connected to them in some fashion. Various architectures are used in such systems, but all result in a modular system that can be assembled together to form a fully scalable display with the gaps between the cabinets hidden within the gaps between the pixels themselves to create a seamless display.</p> <p>Ultimately, the process to create the LED is similar among all applications, but packaging is what makes the big difference. Some LEDs are packaged to emit more color, more white light, or brighter light than others.</p> <p>To further the confusion in the market, in North America and Asia the technology is pronounced as the three syllables of the letters LED, “el – ee – dee.” In Europe, they pronounce it “lead” (rhymes with zed, ted, and bed).</p> <p>To see a full line-up of Leyard’s LED display offerings, see <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">www.leyard.com/products/led-video-walls</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/6/1/how-long-is-100-000-hours/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:How Long is 100,000 Hours?<p>The typical lifetime of LEDs used in Leyard and Planar’s LED display solutions is 100,000 hours. That means that if you turn on a <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/leyard-directlight/" title="Leyard DirectLight">Leyard DirectLight LED video wall</a> right now, the LED display will run for 100,000 before it achieves half-brightness (and will continue to run beyond that, of course).</p> <p>Let’s put it all into perspective:</p> <ul> <li>100,000 hours is over 11 years</li> <li>100,000 hours is over 595 weeks</li> <li>100,000 hours is over 4,000 days</li> </ul> <p>What could you do in 100,000 hours?</p> <ul> <li>You could watch over 66,666 soccer matches.</li> <li>You could drive from Los Angeles, California to New York, New York 2,439 times.</li> <li>You could have 5,660 Star Wars movie marathons (watching all 8 movies that have been released to date).</li> <li>You could watch 100,000 American football games.</li> <li>You could walk all the way across Europe 138 times.</li> </ul> <p>Here are some things our customers do with the 100,000 hour lifetime of an LED display:</p> <ul> <li>Monitor real-time operations in a control room.</li> <li>Display advertising and brand content.</li> <li>Present company information to visitors in executive briefing centers or board rooms.</li> <li>Film and distribute news content in front of a broadcast set design.</li> </ul>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/5/25/calling-the-us-home/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Calling the US Home<p>For over 30 years, Planar, a Leyard company, and now Leyard International, has continually ran US manufacturing operations in service to North American and global customers. We and other companies who are headquartered or have major operations in the United States are innovating technologies, manufacturing products, and servicing local customers.</p> <p>I recently sat down with our vice president of operations, Rob Baumgartner, to talk about what makes the company USA Proud and the reasons why Planar and Leyard, and other brands, continue to invest here.</p> <p><strong>Describe your US operations.</strong></p> <p>We have offices and a factory in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. We have continually operated US manufacturing and factories for over 30 years and are expanding our capabilities and capacity in this location.</p> <p><strong>How do you decide what to build in the States?</strong></p> <p>We always decide where to manufacture product based on the product design, the readiness of our facilities to build the product, the proximity and needs of the customers for that product line, and overall capacity planning. For the AV products sold to US customers, a majority of them are assembled in our factory in the US, including the award-winning <a data-id="2044" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video walls</a>, <a data-id="10356" href="#" title="DirectLight">Planar? DirectLight LED video walls</a>, and <a data-id="1759" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes? 4k/UHD video displays</a>. Customers in Europe are supported by factory operations in the United States, and in France and Slovakia.</p> <p><strong>How many Americans do you employ?</strong></p> <p>The number of employees is more than 300 people in the US, across functions. The contract number is difficult to know, as we have lots of local/regional vendors, contractors, and service providers, but I would say that on any given day we have 150 or more full-time equivalent employees at our partners that work in the United States. That is probably a conservative estimate.</p> <p><strong>Why America?</strong></p> <p>We like to have local manufacturing in the USA, to support our US customers. It helps us provide shorter lead times and more customizations to our product offering. It provides an opportunity for customers to visit the factory directly, which can be critical when they are considering different technologies for their application. It provides a center for technical support and service that is close to the customer base. The same is true for our operations in the EU for those local customers.</p> <p><strong>What challenges do you face in utilizing American manufacturing?</strong></p> <p>You might think that the answer to this question would be the stereotypical myth about labor costs. There is a belief that it is always cheaper to manufacture overseas. We do not find that is a great consideration for us. There is an element of “you get what you pay for” that weighs heavily in our decision about where to manufacture products. We require and value highly trained operators and long term relationships. The many benefits of local manufacturing outweigh any extra costs that we might incur. This is especially true of our video wall and more complex offerings.</p> <p>We, however, need an experienced and highly capable workforce to do what we do. We must partner to make sure the labor pool is ready to support our growth into the future. We invest in our local communities, in technology and education organizations including Business Education Compact (BEC), <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://omsi.edu/" target="_blank" title="OMSI">Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)</a> and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://marathonscholars.org/" target="_blank" title="Marathon Scholars">Marathon Scholars</a>, and local schools as well. We also make ourselves accessible to tour groups and for mentoring opportunities, to help encourage students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as understanding the range of career options available in the market.</p> <p><strong>What is next for your US manufacturing and service operations?</strong></p> <p>We have growing demand for product and our factories are under-pressure to scale to demand while maintaining quality and service levels that we won’t compromise. This is especially true in LED, where we are the market leader and continuing to grow fine pixel pitch offerings. We are adding additional square footage, personnel, and shifts in the factories to respond. And we are hiring in our technical support organization to keep pace with our growing customer base. We see this continuing into the future, even as we leverage other company-owned manufacturing sites and coordinate our supply chain globally.</p> <p>For more information about Planar and Leyard’s presence in the US, visit <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/about/usa-proud/" title="USA Proud">www.leyard.com/en/about/usa-proud/</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/5/18/newscaststudio-judges-award-nbc-olympics-studio-in-rio-top-honors-for-special-event-set-design/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:NewscastStudio judges award NBC Olympics Studio in Rio Top Honors for Special Event Set Design<p>The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/nbc-olympics/" title="NBC Olympics Case Studies">NBC RIO Olympics set</a> took home top honors in the international category from Newscast Studio for its vibrant design that combined references to Brazilian architecture and geography and used a wide range of materials to create an eclectic but sleek look. Leyard provided three <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" title="Leyard TVH Series">Leyard? TVH Series</a> LED video walls for the NBC Olympics set within the International Broadcast Center and one Leyard TVH Series LED video wall for NBC’s outdoor set in Brazil.</p> <p>The Leyard video walls included a 13-foot wide by 13-foot tall video wall comprised of 169 displays, as well as an 8-foot wide by 7-foot tall video wall made up of 56 displays, both with a 1.9mm pixel pitch for ultra-high resolution graphics and video playback.?</p> <p>In addition, the award winning Olympic set included a large 9-foot wide by 12-foot tall 2.5mm pixel pitch in-floor display made up of 108 displays. Leyard was honored to be a part of providing a stunning and innovative digital backdrop to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/5/4/how-much-does-an-led-video-wall-cost/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:How much does an LED video wall cost?<p>This is a frequent question we are asked. Especially after people see the visual impact of a seamless video wall at one of our trade shows or at one of our installations. Like all the great questions of life, the answer requires some explanation.</p> <p>The cost of an LED wall is a function of its physical size, the number of pixels packed into the wall, the quality of the LED components, and other value-added features. So many decisions affect the final price and it is useful to explore them all before selecting a product for your application. We’ll begin with the physical size of the wall.</p> <p>The size of the wall is measured generally in square meters or in exterior dimensions width and height. We offer a calculator that allows customers to easily calculate the size they need to fill their space or to achieve an optimal video resolution. This can be a tricky series of calculations, which is why we have developed an <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Calculator">LED calculator</a> to allow for the comparison of products, resolutions, and specifications.</p> <p>The image image below shows the physical size of three different wall configurations of <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/leyard-directlight/" title="Leyard DirectLight">Leyard? DirectLight?</a> that measure 4.85 square meters. ?As you can see, the product is modular and the same 24 cabinets can be configured in a number of different arrays. ?This image is an example of one of the export and save options that exist in the LED Calculator.?</p> <p><img src="http://www.planar.com/media/436468/led-calculator.jpg?width=500&amp;height=281.6666666666667" alt="" data-id="15136" /></p> <p>One of the most confusing elements of the LED is that there is a wide degree of quality variability in the components used to create LED walls. Displays with the same resolution or physical size might vary in price dramatically depending on the source and quality of the LEDs (literally, the Light Emitting Diode semiconductor packets) that are surface mounted onto a printed circuit board (PCB) which is constructed into cabinets out of which walls are built. At Leyard, we put a great deal of effort into selection, qualification, and design of our LED products to ensure the highest quality.</p> <p>Speaking of resolution, this leads me to our next driver of LED wall cost and that is pixel density, as in pixel count per screen area. The pixel count or resolution of an LCD is standard. Most LCD displays are either full HD (1020 x 1080 pixels) or 4k or UHD resolution (3820 x 2160 pixels). The variation is then the diagonal size of the display that spreads those pixels out over a larger or smaller canvas.</p> <p>LED walls are built with modular components, so the resolution of any particular installation in pixels can vary. This is why the most common specification for pixel density is referenced in the industry as “pixel pitch.” Pixel pitch is the distance between the center of two adjacent pixels (as depicted in the illustration below).</p> <p><img src="http://www.planar.com/media/436472/pixel-pitch-measurement_400x400.jpg?width=360&amp;height=360" alt="" data-id="15143" /></p> <p>The smaller the pitch the more pixels that will fit into a fixed dimension, increasing the fidelity of the image. The smaller pixels the more you can fit into the same physical dimensions and thus increase the pixel count which delivers higher levels of details and smoother edges to your images. No pixelization or blurriness, if the content is designed correctly for that pitch (ie, big fonts, etc). Finer pixel pitch means more pixels, packed more closely together allowing for more in the same physical area and increasing pixel density and resolution <span>(as depicted in the illustration below)</span>.</p> <p><img src="http://www.planar.com/media/436471/fine-pixel-pitch_500x373.jpg?width=500&amp;height=373" alt="" data-id="15142" /><br />As pixel density increases, you can stand closer to the display without seeing pixels. This is especially important as displays get bigger or people move closer to displays with the addition of interactive technologies. If you are at arm’s length to a display, you want it to look great and not like a lot of light bulbs. Below is a table that is one reference you can use to determine the right pixel pitch for your application. You measure how far back people will be viewing the display and find the pixel pitch that corresponds with that measurement. Some in the industry might quote distances less than half of these (especially those who don’t have narrow pixel pitch products in their line-up) and purists might want to add a few additional feet to insure a high-quality image, but this is a well-tested rule of thumb that will serve you well. A few percentage points closer or further away won’t have a huge impact.</p> <table border="0" width="509" height="113"> <tbody> <tr class="even"> <td><strong>Ideal Viewing Distance in Feet</strong></td> <td><strong>Ideal Viewing Distance in Meters</strong></td> <td><strong>Pixel Pitch</strong></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>25 feet</td> <td>7.6 meters</td> <td>2.5</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>18 feet</td> <td>5.5?<span>meters</span></td> <td>1.8</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>15 feet</td> <td>4.5?<span>meters</span></td> <td>1.5</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>12 feet</td> <td>3.7?<span>meters</span></td> <td>1.2</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>9 feet</td> <td>2.7?<span>meters</span></td> <td>0.9</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><br />Again, I would refer you back to our <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Calculator">LED calculator</a>. In this free online tool, you can select different pixel pitches and see the impact of that on the overall resolution of the display. For instance, to create a video wall in full HD resolution (1920 x 1080) in 1.6mm the wall would measure 10.5 feet (3.2 meters) wide by 5.91 feet (1.8 meters) tall. If you wanted to create the resolution to 4k (or Ultra High Definition, UHD) in something similar to that physical size, you would change the pixel pitch to 0.9mm.</p> <p>And finally, selecting the right video wall for your application goes beyond pixel pitch and square meters. It includes installation features and benefits that improve the image performance, low energy use, the installation ease, or the ability to create the perfectly aligned wall that many customers want for their brand or their space. For instance, the Leyard? TWA? Series was designed for lower energy use and easy installation. The Leyard? DirectLight? can be mounted slimly against the wall (in less than 4”) and is front-serviceable.</p> <p>So, a 1.8 or 1.9 mm pitch has over 1,382,000 pixels for every 5 square meter wall and you could pay anywhere from $17,000 to $25,000 per square meter (depending on product selection, options, accessories, etc). Less resolution or pixel density and the price drops dramatically. Higher resolution (down to 0.9mm pitch) and the price increases. We invite you to use the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Calculator">calculator</a> to design the video wall ideal for your space and hit the “Request a Quote” button for a free and fast quote so that you can scope your project and be able to answer the question for yourself.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/4/27/what-questions-should-customers-be-asking-their-display-vendors/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What questions should customers be asking their display vendors?<p>We had a chance to connect recently with Marques Girardelli, our manager of electronics platforms at Planar and Leyard and I asked him “What should customers be asking their integrators and display vendors?” and here were some of the ideas that topped his list. These are all great questions that will help you specify the right display for your next project.</p> <ol> <li>Rather than just asking about HDMI 2.0 support, ask about what features are supported <ul> <li>What is the max resolution?</li> <li>What color sub-sampling rates are supported, and at what resolutions?</li> <li>What color depth is supported?</li> </ul> </li> <li>Is HDCP 2.2 supported? On which connectors?</li> <li>What are the max cable lengths that I can use with each input connector?</li> <li>Can multiple inputs be displayed at once?</li> <li>Which inputs can be looped out to another display, if any?</li> <li>What media player or expansion interfaces are available? If OPS, can it support 4K @ 60Hz?</li> <li>What scheduling features are available?</li> <li>Is there a serial control protocol available? Is it easily readable in order to facilitate control system development?</li> <li>What network features are available? If the display just says “network support”, find out exactly what it supports (control, e-mail, SNMP, web server, etc).</li> <li>Is the display fanless?</li> <li>How easily can the product be serviced in the field?</li> </ol> <p>What other questions would you add to this list??</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/4/13/why-cables-matter/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Why Cables Matter<p>As a display manufacturer, we typically don’t talk about cables in our marketing and probably leave undiscussed one of the biggest sources of incompatibility and image quality degregation in the market.</p> <p>HDMI cables come in five different performance categories:</p> <ul> <li>Standard HDMI cable</li> <li>Standard HDMI cable with Ethernet</li> <li>Standard Automotive HDMI cable</li> <li>High Speed HDMI cable</li> <li>High Speed HDMI cable with Ethernet</li> </ul> <p>The primary difference between Standard HDMI cables and High Speed HDMI cables relates to the video timing formats that can be supported. Standard HDMI cables can support up to 720p or 1080i, whereas High Speed HDMI cables support 1080p and beyond, including 4K. Integrators should ensure that they’re only using high speed HDMI cables when supporting 1080p and higher signals.</p> <p>The new HDMI 2.0 standard didn’t introduce any new cables, so the existing High Speed HDMI cables can be used with signals up to 4K @ 60Hz. However, at the highest signal rates, even High Speed HDMI cables can be marginal at times. To help installers ensure that they’re using the highest performance cables, the <a href="http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/premiumcable/Premium_HDMI_Cable_Certification_Program.aspx" target="_blank" title="Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program">Premium HDMI Cable Certification Program</a> was announced in 2015. Currently there are over 40 manufacturers participating in the program, so expect to see Premium High Speed HDMI Cables available later this year. And in the meantime, sourcing cables from manufacturers directly or from quality cable vendors is a critical part of your overall system performance. That is true whether you choose a <a data-id="8634" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Leyard LED video wall</a>, a <a data-id="2044" href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity Matrix LCD video wall</a>, a <a data-id="1759" href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar UltraRes</a> display or even a <a data-id="1564" href="/en/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/" title="Desktop Touch Screen Monitors">desktop monitor</a>. You will get better performance with a better cable.</p> <p><em>Special thanks to Planar engineer,?Marques Girardelli for providing this insight.</em></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/4/6/5-reasons-to-participate-in-our-content-developer-program/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:5 Reasons to Participate in Our Content Developer Program<p>Leyard and Planar’s <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/about/content-program/" title="Content Developer Program">Content Developer Program</a>?aims to be a high-quality resource for the vibrant digital signage industry of capable content developers, marketing agencies, experience design firms, motion graphics studios, interactive application developers, and other consultants prepared to help clients deploy engaging digital signage installations. It takes collaboration from hardware, software, and service vendors to create a high-quality solution for our customers.</p> <p>Below are the top 5 reasons the Content Developer Program could benefit your business:</p> <ol> <li><strong>Event Partnerships</strong><br />Leyard and Planar exhibit at major industry tradeshows all around the world and will often work with vendors from the directory to partner with at these shows. Highlighting your content is a great way for additional end users and potential AV partners to learn about your capabilities and see your work in action. Beyond the major tradeshows, the opportunities for demonstration extend to regional demos, roadshow locations, and showroom installations. Event collaborations are a wonderful way to test content, push your own capabilities, and benefit from technology experts’ input.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>PR and Case Study Development</strong> <br /><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/" title="Leyard Case Studies">Leyard.com</a> features installation profiles and success stories as case studies. For projects that we do together for clients or for tradeshows, we love to work together with partners on a write-up of the collaboration, with video and photo assets, to promote online and to pitch to AV and design industry press for features. Our case studies have been featured in a variety of publications include Huffington Post, System Contractor News, Commercial Integrator, Sound and Video Contractor, Digital Signage Today, DOOH, rAVe, GovernmentVideo, and more.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Blog and Social Media Outreach</strong> <br /><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/blog/" title="Blog">Leyard’s blog</a> regularly features guest blog posts (or excerpts and links to third-party blogs) that highlight projects and technology trends. We’ve featured blog posts highlighting the collaboration with content developers, and directory participants will be encouraged to submit their story ideas, blog posts, or social media posts to repost, retweet, or use to draw additional attention to your company and capabilities. We will follow your firm from our social media properties in exchange for a reciprocal follow from your properties.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Product Discounts</strong> <br />Whether you’re interested in testing content in a development lab or demonstrating content for your customers in experience centers or showrooms, it’s critical to have quality displays. Our wide range of display technology can enhance the space you’re creating and we can help by offering discounted equipment to our customers.<br /><br /></li> <li><strong>Support for Sales Opportunities</strong> <br />We partner with directory participants on sales opportunities providing consultation and support to help agencies bid and win more business with their clients. This can take on several forms, as this helps our sales team get to know your capabilities so that they might refer addition business your way.</li> </ol> <p>Applying is easy…and free! To learn more and apply to join the program, visit?the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/about/content-program/" title="Content Developer Program">Content Developer</a> page on <a data-id="1141" href="/en/" title="en">Leyard.com</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/3/30/how-is-brightness-calculated/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:How is brightness calculated?<p>One of the key specifications that customers use to determine what display might be right for their application is brightness. Brightness is measured in candelas per meter squared (cd/m2) or nits. Like “horse power” is to automobile engine power, so are nits to displays. They are simply a measure of how many candles of brightness a display is equivalent to. A 300 nit desktop monitor has the light power of 300 candles lighting a square meter of space. A 1,500 nit outdoor display has the power of 1,500 candles (which seems like a lot, until you do the unfair comparison of a display to the sun, sustains life on earth and is significantly brighter than that).</p> <p>As an aside, a nit is not be confused with an ANSI lumen (a common specification in front projection solutions). A lumen is a measure of light energy reflect off a square meter area at a constant distance of one candle. You use lumens to measure reflected light, when nit is used to measure direct light. Which is why projectors are specified in lumens and displays (even rear projection displays or cubes, RPC) are specified in nits. Sometimes projection installations are measured in foot-lamberts which is a measure of brightness equal to one lumen per square meter with the goal of having brighter rooms generating higher perceived brightness screen reflections. A nit is equal to approximately 0.292 foot-lamberts. And with that you are officially inducted into our club. Okay, back to display brightness.</p> <p>Now, in order to measure brightness of a display, you need something on the screen. In most cases, display brightness is measured when the screen is showing a full-white image, from edge to edge, top to bottom. For displays like LCD displays, that require a light source from behind the liquid crystal component, this kind of full-white measurement will tell you what maximum light output the display is capable of. Although it is unlikely that a customer would how a full-white image on the screen, which is the brightest the display will measure.</p> <p>For emissive displays (like plasma, OLED, or direct view LED), the calculation is a little more difficult. Because each pixel is addressed directly (and turned on or off depending on the content directed to that pixel), the brightness of each pixel will vary as the power to drive the pixels is shared among all of the pixels on the display. For instance, if you put up a total white field on a emissive display, that brightness measurement will be less than if you put up a small white square in the middle of a display. One is the standard brightness measurement (say “typical”) and one is a peak brightness measurement.</p> <p>This makes the question “how bright is this display” a bit of a trick question. It depends on the measurements, of course, but also what kind of display technology you are evaluating and what content is being shown on the screen when the measurement is taken.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/3/23/fundamentals-of-led-backlights/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Fundamentals of LED Backlights<p>There are?two types of LED backlights (in simple terms), edge-lit and direct.</p> <h3>EDGE LIT</h3> <p>In an edge-lit backlight, there is a row of LED light emitters (usually white) along one, two, or three edges of a backlight with reflective films and coatings to funnel that light across the entire back of an LCD panel in a uniform manner.</p> <h4>Advantages:</h4> <ul> <li>Results in a thin overall LCD display profile. If you see a panel that is very, very thin, most likely it is using an edge-lit backlight design.</li> <li>It is lower cost since it uses less LEDs to cover a larger area of display.</li> </ul> <h4>Disadvantages:</h4> <ul> <li>Can have some brightness uniformity issues, creating bright edges of the display and a dark center.</li> <li>There are some size limitations to edge lit displays that make them impractical for large format LCDs.</li> <li>Limited ability to modulate the backlight based on content to improve contrast and save power. The backlight is on all the time, no matter what content is showing.</li> </ul> <h3>DIRECT LIT</h3> <p>In a direct lit backlight configuration, the LEDs are behind the LCD display, not just on the edges. There are many different approaches to this, but the most common implementations is to have arrays of LEDs in “zones” that can be controlled independently based on content.</p> <h4>Advantages:</h4> <ul> <li>Best overall brightness uniformity.</li> <li>Local dimming can result in higher contrast and lower power consumption. In a zone where the content is dark, the backlight is turned down. In a zone where the content is bright, the backlight it turned up. Results in a thin overall LCD display profile. If you see a panel that is very, very thin, most likely it is using an edge-lit backlight design. This means that it can be lower power (or high) depending on the content shown.</li> <li>No size limitations. You see this approach commonly on very large displays.</li> </ul> <h4>Disadvantages:</h4> <ul> <li>The direct lit style backlights tend to be thicker than edge-lit, resulting in thicker overall display and television sets.</li> <li>Higher overall cost due to the use of more LED components.</li> <li>Can be higher (or lower) power depending on the content.</li> <li>The local dimming can lead to perceived brightness uniformity concerns and a “halo” effect around light content on a dark background.</li> </ul>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/3/16/8-things-to-know-about-naturalpoint/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:8 Things to Know about NaturalPoint<ol> <li>As of January 27th, the acquisition was finalized. They are now part of the family! <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/news/2017/1/27/planar-systems-completes-naturalpoint-acquisition/">See news here</a>.</li> <li>NaturalPoint, and their <a href="http://optitrack.com/" target="_blank" title="OptiTrack">OptiTrack</a> brand, is the undisputed market leader in the growing category of optical tracking and motion capture solutions.</li> <li>They use specialized cameras to track reflectors or LED’s placed on people and objects as they move through space. The kind of trackers that are used for CGI movie production, motion capture for video games, sports performance analysis, and increasingly for VR gameplay, like The Void or the <a href="http://optitrack.com/motion-capture-virtual-reality/" target="_blank" title="OptiTrack">GhostBuster’s Experience</a> at Madam Tussaud’s in New York City.</li> <li>The founder, Jim Richardson, started his career in engineering by building a 12-foot long hovercraft in his parent’s garage at the age of 13, winning his first State Science Competition at the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT)</li> <li>Richardson developed the eye-tracking technology used in NaturalPoint’s first product at 17 years of age, when a disabled cousin was no longer able to use a traditional computer mouse.</li> <li>Brian Nilles, who is the chief strategy officer, has held CEO posts at 3D-focused businesses like Vicon, Accel3d, and Evolver, acquired by AutoDesk.</li> <li>NaturalPoint’s headquarters are just a few hours south of Planar on a beautiful campus in Corvallis that houses engineering, marketing, corporate functions, and manufacturing.</li> <li>The NaturalPoint business will continue to operate as usual.</li> </ol>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/3/9/why-av-manufacturers-build-at-home/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Why AV Manufacturers Build at Home<p>For over 30 years we’ve continually operated US manufacturing operations in service to our North American and global customers. With over 300 employees, vendors, and partners in the US, we’re able to better manage quality control, time to market, a tight relationship with R&amp;D, distribution, and the ability to customize swiftly to customer needs. This combination of services have contributed to our great reputation for service, innovation, and market leadership. <br />To learn more about our ongoing commitment to providing the best for our US customers, check out the below excerpt from Sound and Video Contractor Magazine’s exclusive interview with CMO, Jennifer Davis, in their article Why AV Manufacturers Build at Home:</p> <p><strong>Describe your Made in America footprint.</strong><br />Oregon. We have continually operated US manufacturing operations for over 30 years.</p> <p><strong>What percentage of your product is made in America?</strong><br />“Made in America” is a very specific, technical term that is governed by a regulatory body. That is not the question I am answering here. For the AV products sold to US customers, a majority of them are assembled in our factory in the US, including the award-winning <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video walls</a>, <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/leyard-directlight/" title="Leyard DirectLight">Planar? DirectLight LED video walls</a>, and <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/4k-lcd-displays/" title="4K LCD Displays">Planar? UltraRes? 4k/UHD video displays</a>. Customers in Europe are supported by factory operations in the States, and in France and Slovakia.</p> <p><strong>How many Americans do you employ or contract to</strong><br />We employ 300 people in the US. The contract number is difficult to know, as we have lots of local/regional vendors and service providers, but I would say that conservatively on any given day we have 150 or more full-time equivalent employees at our partners that work in the States.</p> <p><strong>Why America?</strong><br />We like to have local manufacturing in the States, to support our customers who are located here. It provides more timely deliveries and shorter lead times. It provides more customization and modularity options to our product offering. It provides an opportunity for customers to visit the factory directly. It provides a center for technical support and service that is close to the customer base. The same is true for our operations in the EU for those local customers.</p> <p><strong>What advantages does your American manufacturing footprint give you?</strong><br />We have not only operations and sales, but marketing, engineering, and executive management in the USA, which provides us unique and direct insight into the needs of the US customer. It builds the confidence of our customers knowing we are in their time zone, speak their language, understand their needs, and have a long history of fulfilling the needs with quality and innovation.</p> <p><strong>What challenges do you face in utilizing American manufacturing?</strong><br />We strive to have an experienced and highly capable workforce and with manufacturing jobs becoming more scarce, we strive to make sure the labor pool is ready to support our growth into the future. We invest in our local communities, in technology and education charities including Business Education Compact (BEC), <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://www.omsi.edu/" target="_blank" title="OMSI">Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)</a> and <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="http://marathonscholars.org/" target="_blank" title="Marathon Scholars">Marathon Scholars</a>. We also make ourselves accessible to tour groups and mentoring opportunities, to help encourage students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as understanding the range of career options available in the market.</p> <p><strong>If you manufacture both in America and abroad, how/why did the split take shape? Are there things that work best on American soil and things that are best outsourced?</strong><br />We have company-owned facilities and key manufacturing partnerships all over the world. We always decide where to manufacture product based on the product design, the readiness of various facilities to take on the product, the proximity and needs of the customers for that product line, and over all capacity planning.</p> <p><strong>Are there types of products that best lend to American manufacturing? If so, why?</strong><br />Some highly complex products benefit from close proximity to our design engineering teams (which we have in our US factory with our headquarters for R&amp;D just down the road).</p> <p>For more information about Planar and Leyard’s presence in the US, visit <a href="http://www.planar.com/about/usa-proud/" title="USA Proud">www.planar.com/about/usa-proud/</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/3/2/what-is-an-led/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What is an LED?<p>LED stands for “light emitting diode” and it is a semiconductor device that converts an electrical current to visible light. It is a self-emitting light source. Because of its relative power efficiency, solid-state design, and long life-span it is a popular building material for a number of product categories:</p> <ul> <li>LED architectural lighting, replacing incandescent or fluorescent bulbs in light fixtures both indoor and outdoor. These LEDs are structured to emit white light.</li> <li>LED backlights used in LCD (liquid crystal displays) and video walls as a light source, replacing cold cathode fluorescent lights (CCFL) in flat panel displays and monitors. In consumer products, these LED-backlit LCD displays are called “LED TV”. These LED backlights can be structured to emit white light or can also be controlled to create wider color gamut displays.</li> <li>LED projection engines replacing other light-emitting bulb materials to produce the light that shines against mirrors or through lenses to create front and rear-projection (RPC) solutions.</li> </ul>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/2/16/mashable-video-features-planar-installation/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Mashable Video Features Planar Installation<p><span>We were honored to be a part of the project at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada and now we're honored to be featured in this Check In Tech Out video by </span><a href="http://mashable.com/" target="_blank" title="Mashable">Mashable</a><span>.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fmashable%2Fvideos%2F10154862393079705%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p><span>To learn more about the lobby project at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, check out the </span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/cosmopolitan-hotel-las-vegas/" title="Case Study - Cosmopolitan Hotel">case study</a><span>.?</span></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/2/9/leyard-continues-leadership-in-fine-pitch-led-market/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market<p>Leyard and Planar are exhibiting this week at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017, the largest AV tradeshow in EMEA. The?booth features a public Technology Demonstration of a 0.7mm LED display, as well as all our newest products and our award-winning existing product lines.</p> <p>To see more from Leyard and Planar at ISE 2017, check out InAVate's video, <a href="http://www.inavateonthenet.net/news/article/leyard-continue-leadership-in-fine-pitch-led-market" target="_blank" title="InAVate: Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market">Leyard continues leadership in Fine Pitch LED market</a>!</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/2/2/leyard-and-planar-at-ise-2017/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard and Planar at ISE 2017<p>This is the first year that Leyard and <a href="http://www.planar.com" title="Planar">Planar, a Leyard company</a> will be hosting a combined presence at <a href="https://www.iseurope.org/" target="_blank" title="ISE">Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)</a>. Tune into?<a href="http://www.ravepubs.com/rants-and-raves-episode-562/" target="_blank" title="rAVe Publications">Rants and rAVes — Episode 562: Planar and Leyard Have Big-Time, Combined Presence at ISE</a>?to get a hint at what you might see in Leyard and Planar's booth next week in Amsterdam.?</p> <p><span></span>Visit <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/news/events/" title="Leyard.com/Events">Leyard.com/events</a> to get your free registration code to ISE 2017 and then be sure to come visit us in booth 12-H85!?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/1/19/leyard-and-planar-installations-overview/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard and Planar Installations Overview<p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/198724488?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>From small format touchscreen displays for kiosks to massive video walls and everything in between, Leyard and Planar's broad product offering means the right solution for each application. Video processing, media player solutions, and mounting accessories make Leyard and Planar a one-source option for display solutions. See more videos from Leyard and <a href="http://www.planar.com/" title="Planar">Planar</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com/planarsystems" target="_blank" title="Vimeo">Vimeo</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/1/12/redefining-prime-time/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Redefining Prime Time<p>In the olden days before on-demand and streaming content, broadcasters designed certain hours as “prime time,” that day part when the largest audiences were congregated in front of their TVs. In the States, this was somewhere between 6:00 and 9:00 PM on weekdays. This is where shows like Friends, Seinfield, the Cosby Show, and the like would be found. Even today, popular shows, like The Big Bang Theory, are played at this time. <br />But times have changed. Now you can record and playback content at any time. You can stream from apps or a cable provider on-demand. Viewers are no longer tethered to their TVs or their homes, with the growth of mobile device playback.</p> <p>I heard the NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, comment recently that professional basketball games played in the States can be streamed nearly real-time to China and viewers can watch the games on their morning commute. This is a common scene on buses and trains among the growing number of basketball fans in Asia. So, prime time for basketball in China is in the morning.</p> <p>B2B marketing has gone through a similar transformation. It used to be that brands waited until Integrated Systems Europe or InfoComm launched new products. They knew their buyers and prospects would be congregated there. Yet, we are increasingly launching products between major events. For instance the launch of the latest generation of the incredibly popular <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="Planar UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes?</a> 4k flat panel displays (which go up to 98” to create a small-video-wall-in-a-box concept), we launched in October 2015.</p> <p>Tradeshows are still incredibly important in the market, don’t get me wrong. Especially for highly visual products like the ones that Planar and Leyard produce. You want to experience them to fully appreciate the quality. We are proud to be founding exhibitors at ISE, DSE, and InfoComm. Our presence at NAB and IBC are fabulous showcases of the offerings. In fact, you can check out a list of global events at <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/news/events/" title="Leyard Events"><span>www.leyard.com/events</span></a>?and get free exhibit passes to many of the industry events.</p> <ol> <li> <p>But they are no longer the only place you can get information. Here are four ways to stay in touch between the beats of the trade events that define the rhythm of the industry. To help us play the shows you want to watch during your prime time: Subscribe to the news feed and blog at <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/blog/" title="Leyard Blog">www.leyard.com</a>.</p> </li> <li> <p>Follow our feeds on popular networks like <a href="https://twitter.com/leyardgroup" title="Leyard Twitter">Twitter</a>, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/leyardgroup/?fref=ts" title="Leyard Facebook">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/10495821?trk=tyah&amp;trkInfo=clickedVertical%3Acompany%2CclickedEntityId%3A10495821%2Cidx%3A2-1-2%2CtarId%3A1484304265212%2Ctas%3ALeyard" title="Leyard LinkedIn">LinkedIn</a>, and <a href="https://vimeo.com/leyard" title="Leyard Vimeo">Vimeo</a>.</p> </li> <li> <p>Attend a regional open house event. They are listed at <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/news/events/" title="Leyard Events">www.leyard.com/events</a> and are free to attend.</p> </li> <li> <p>Contact your local account representative to schedule a training or meeting to review all the new products we have announced in the past 6 months, new installation profiles we have published, and how Planar and Leyard can help you achieve your goals for the year.</p> </li> </ol>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2017/1/5/planar-digital-display-screens-bring-reliability-and-performance-to-gaming-properties/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar Digital Display Screens Bring Reliability and Performance to Gaming Properties<p>“The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix?</a> and <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ps/">Planar? PS-Series</a> are the only technologies we’d want to specify for the casino environment,” says Ryan Sullivan, founder of Blue Speed Audio Video. “They both were designed to run 24/7, and they install without the need for extra structure. As a result, we can get the casino up and running more quickly and at lower cost than we could with other brands, and we know these displays will perform flawlessly over a long period of time.” To find out more about this installation, check out the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/indigo-sky-casino/">Indigo Sky Casino</a> case study and see other implementation of large format screens and video walls at <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/">http://casestudies.planar.com</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/12/15/alternatives-to-a-touch-overlay/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Alternatives to a Touch Overlay<p>Our customers love interactive displays. Over the years, touchscreens and multi-touch displays have become a huge part of our product offering and with no surprise. Interactivity encourages customer engagement, brand loyalty, and brings a livelihood to physical spaces, all with a natural user interface.</p> <p>Customers and integrators may think their only path to interactivity on a video wall or large format display is a third-party touch overlay. Something that could transform their LCD or LED display to an interactive touch screen. But there is an alternative.</p> <p>Leyard (use the company name based on the site) offers a wide variety of products with touch integrated. No third-party components to buy. No risk of misalignment or incompatibility. No bulky extra bezels. Just high fidelity, multi-touch for virtually any application.</p> <p>We offer a range for touch displays up to video walls greater than 300” diagonal. To see the full line-up, explore the touch offerings at <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/touch-displays/" title="Touch">http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/touch-displays/</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/12/8/planar-displays-help-fight-crime/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar Displays Help Fight Crime<p>“We’re better able to see a crime that’s either developing or in process, and better equipped to see how best to resolve it,” states Sergeant Joseph Patty of the Memphis Police Department of their recent video wall installation. See why the installation of <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix">Clarity? Matrix? LCD Video Wall System</a> displays has increased the confidence of this center’s video surveillance and is contributing positively to public safety initiatives. <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/government/memphis-police-real-time-crime-center" title="Case Studies">http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/government/memphis-police-real-time-crime-center</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/12/1/leyard-stars-education-fund-assists-a-school-in-tibet/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard Stars Education Fund Assists a School in Tibet<p>A delegation from Leyard?and the employee sponsored non-profit in China, called the Leyard Stars Education Fund, visited the snow-covered plateau of Quinghai Guoluo in Tibet to visit the Diajilizhong Tibetan Medical Vocational School. The school provides free tuition and accommodation to disabled and orphaned children, along with children of poor families in the region. The delegation visited the classrooms, dormitories, and a home of one of the students in a remote village.<br /> <br />Droma, the student whose home they visited, commented, “I want to be a Tibetan medicine doctor in the future, bringing benefits to the people and changing the fate of myself and my family.” The visit ended with a ceremony to commemorate the donation of 100,000 yuan (approximately $15,000) to help fund scholarships for students and salaries for teachers.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/11/17/what-makes-clarity-matrix-different/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What makes Clarity Matrix different?<p>LCD video walls are growing in popularity. You are seeing them pop up in retail environments, corporate lobbies, college campuses, and sporting facilities. With the growth of the category, customers often ask us what makes the award-winning Clarity? Matrix? LCD video wall system different from other displays that people might consider tiling together to make video walls.</p> <p>There are dozen of things that set the Matrix apart, but here are a few highlights:</p> <h3>1. ERO</h3> <p>For public venues and high-ambient light conditions, we offer our proprietary <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/ero/">Extended Ruggedness and Optics? (ERO)</a> for added protection.</p> <h3>2. EasyAxis? Mounting System</h3> <p>The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/mounting-system/">industry’s thinnest mounting design</a> is front-installed and services and allows the panel to be mounted a mere 4” (the same in centimeters) off the wall to stay in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).</p> <h3>3. Big Picture Plus Progressing</h3> <p>This <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/processing/">included processing</a> allows images and sources to be scaled across the face of the wall or in sections of the wall, without the cost and complexity of an external processor. This saves time and money on every installation.</p> <h3>4. Off-board Electronics</h3> <p>The heart of the Clarity Matrix is a distributed design that takes heat, complexity, and unreliability out from behind the LCD panels and replaces it with a centrally-located and highly reliable rack-mounted system.</p> <p>For more information and to build your own video wall, see the Matrix Calculator at <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/matrix">http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/matrix</a></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/11/10/what-is-digital-signage/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What is Digital Signage?<p>This week, I spoke at the Digital Signage Federation and Digital Signage Expo sponsored panel discussion called “Coffee and Controversy” and one of the questions posed to the panel was whether the name “digital signage” was a benefit or hindrance to the industry.</p> <p>The term has been used by market researchers to describe the kinds of screens that are used in public venues, versus residential, consumer or television products. The term “digital signage” being used as a synonym with “public information displays.”</p> <p>The term has been a catchall for a variety of technologies, ranging from displays to players to content creation for applications ranging from outdoor digital billboards to wayfinding touch kiosks to advertising displays in retail or transit locations to brand activations of various kinds.</p> <p>My take is that the category name “digital signage” is quite misleading. When you think of “signage,” it is often used to refer to signs that would direct visitors in a physical space to the location of exits or restrooms. The printed advertising in these spaces aren’t considered “signs,” so why would the digital versions be considered “digital signage”?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/11/3/love-the-matrix-calculator-try-the-new-led-video-wall-calculator/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Love the Matrix Calculator? Try the new LED Video Wall Calculator!<p>Build your own video wall using the free <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/led-calculator/#/welcome" title="LED Video Wall Calculator">LED Video Wall Calculator</a>. You can configure displays, preview content, and calculate the technical specifics for your wall. You can compare multiple products and pitches to arrive at the best option for your installation. You can export a rendering of the video wall in a simulated environment and the PDF or Excel summary of the specs. Using your selections, your account management team can provide a quote and detailed product information to assist with your project. This free tool works great on your desktop or on a tablet or mobile device. </p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/10/27/3-ways-corporate-offices-are-benefiting-from-digital-signage/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:3 Ways Corporate Offices are Benefiting from Digital Signage<p>Digital displays have made their way into corporate offices all over the world in order to help corporations, large and small, gain a competitive edge. Throughout its 70 year operation, Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has made innovation a top priority and has recognized how display systems can help accomplish those goals. Here are 3 ways Daimler has benefited from incorporating Planar displays.</p> <ol> <li> <h3>Celebrating company history</h3> With the use of 59 46-inch <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Planar Clarity? Matrix? Video Wall displays</a>, Daimler has been able to showcase its legacy of success and industry leadership in a unique way. The L-shaped video wall located in the lobby shows the progression of Daimler trucks in a timeline form. It guides visitors through Daimler’s impressive history, while also allowing them to gain a better understanding of the company, their innovations, and values.</li> <li> <h3>Creating interactive brand experiences</h3> The 46-inch Clarity? Matrix? LCD video wall also make up a six-by-three (6 x 3) video wall, in an eye-catching portrait orientation, located adjacent to the lobby elevators showcasing interactive social media messaging, product content, and wall-to-wall video content. The screens are fully equipped with <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/ero/">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness Optics?)</a> for extra protection against high traffic.</li> <li> <h3>Wayfinding for employees and visitors</h3> A <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/desktop-touch-screen-monitors/24-inch/helium/">Planar? Helium? multi-touch monitor</a> is used in the lobby as a building directory for employee and guest wayfinding. On the remaining eight floors, 55-inch interactive employee kiosks featuring a <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ps/">Planar? PS Series Touch LCD display</a> (PS5561T) are used for wayfinding along with displaying daily messages, cafeteria menus, and weather and traffic conditions. <br />Daimler is one of the many corporations choosing Planar displays in their corporate design. To see more on this case study and a variety of others, go to <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/"><strong>http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/</strong></a>.</li> </ol>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/10/20/physical-retail-demand-fuels-interest-in-digital-signage/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Physical Retail Demand Fuels Interest in Digital Signage<p>According to Design:Retail magazine's October 2016 issue, nearly 92% of consumer spending is done in brick and mortar retail stores. Although e-commerce is a growing platform, it only accounts for 8.1% of total sales and it is growing slower than the overall trends in consumer spending which now top over $5 trillion first time. Retail is growing 2.8% year over year and the pace of growth will likely add another $150 billion to retail coffers in 2016 versus 2015.</p> <p><br />The expansive number of retail doors and growth in the category is creating new opportunities for digital signage, video wall, and other visualization solutions at the point of decision: in the retail store. To see examples of what our customers have done in retail, check out our <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/">case studies</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/10/13/4-trends-for-digital-signage-displays-in-museums/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:4 Trends for Digital Signage Displays in Museums<p>When it comes to digital signage installations in museums around the world, there are a few overarching trends. Although the exhibits and missions of the organizations are different, most museums require similar tools to help run a successful operation. Here are a few things to consider when choosing your next display. </p> <ol> <li> <h3>High reliability is a must</h3> One of the biggest reasons museums choose Planar as their digital signage provider is because of the highly reliable displays. Many product offerings include 24x7 operation, to ensure the show keeps going on through all hours of the day, year after year. Whether the application is wayfinding or exhibit design, reliability is a requirement.</li> <li> <h3>Planar ERO protects displays in high traffic areas</h3> With crowds numbering anywhere from thousands to millions of people per year, high traffic is a guarantee and a concern for electronics in public venues. To make sure displays are ready for these demanding environments, many Planar can be equipped with <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/ero/">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness Optics?)</a> to provide extra protection, and better optical performance in bright environments is a bonus.</li> <li> <h3>Touch displays add a new dimension to the experience</h3> Touch screen displays are allowing visitors to interact with exhibits in ways that were not possible before. Users can now become a part of the exhibit and further immerse themselves in the history and culture of the museum exhibits.</li> <li> <h3>Video walls engage audiences at scale</h3> A key feature found in video walls is that they have the ability to capture the audience’s attention and keep them engaged, even from a distance and even in a crowd. Museums are incorporating video walls to create a “wow” factor that can be difficult to achieve without technology. Video walls are the perfect complement to any exhibit, and can enhance the information being relayed. <br />For more inspiration from our case studies, visit <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/">http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/</a>. </li> </ol>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/10/6/3-ways-technology-companies-benefit-from-digital-displays/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:3 Ways Technology Companies Benefit from Digital Displays<p>As a highly-rated global electronics manufacturer, Samtec understands the need to exhibit the best and newest technology in their corporate offices. A recent renovation of their headquarters proves how much they value providing high-quality digital solutions for their employees and customers. Here are 3 ways Samtec is benefitting from the integration of digital displays.</p> <ol> <li> <h3>Multi-touch capability allows for superior interactivity and brand activation</h3> Fifteen 55-inch <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/">Clarity? Matrix? LCD displays</a> make up the 19.9 feet (6.07 meter) wide by 6.7 feet (2.04 meter) high video wall found in Samtec’s renovated headquarters. Each display has 32 simultaneous touch points which allow users to zoom in and out at their leisure, giving them a better look at Samtec’s product offerings (which are normally small in size).</li> <li> <h3><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/ero/">Planar? ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics?)</a> provides protection</h3> Planar ERO provides protection against scratches, dust, and moisture. It also reduces the contrast loss you’d experience with conventional protective cover glass. These features make the displays ideal for high traffic areas and customer interactivity.</li> <li> <h3>Off-board electronics for greater reliability and serviceability</h3> Not only do the thin displays comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the off-board electronics design reduces heat-related failures by placing power supplies and controllers in remote locations. This design allows for better access to components during maintenance and eliminates the need to disassemble the entire video wall when serviced. This innovation was a Planar first!</li> </ol> <p>For more on the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/samtec/">Samtec installation</a> and other case studies, visit <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/">www.leyard.com/en/case-studies/</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/10/3/av-magazine-highlights-leyard-twa-video-wall/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:AV Magazine Highlights Leyard TWA Video Wall<h3>Market Leader Leyard Innovates LED Offering Starting at 0.9mm Pitch</h3> <p>?<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/0rAUaNPuHDw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://www.avinteractive.com/av-tv/market-leader-leyard-innovates-led-offering-starting-at-0-9mm-pitch-avtv-on-demand-27-09-2016/?utm_source=eshot&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=AVI-2305SponsoredBulletin280916" target="_blank">AV Magazine</a> interviews Leyard CMO, Jennifer Davis at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam.?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/29/planar-ep-series-lcd-video-display/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar EP Series LCD Video Display<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ep/" target="_blank">Planar? EP Series</a> LCD Video Display at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703522?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/29/3-ways-redundant-power-supplies-are-the-awd-for-video-walls/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:3 Ways Redundant Power Supplies are the AWD for Video Walls<p>All-wheel drive (AWD) is a useful feature in modern automobiles. For a number of the same reasons why customers choose AWD, our customers choose redundant power supply options on their display products. Why?</p> <ol> <li> <h3>Both endure unexpected conditions</h3> A redundant power supply for display systems is equivalent to the all-wheel drive and traction control features found in cars. It proves itself useful in times of risk when stability is of paramount importance. All-wheel drive allows a car to navigate through unexpected weather conditions, whether it be rain, snow, or ice. <br />Similarly, redundant power supply options, available on a variety of Planar and Leyard products, provide piece of mind when it comes to displaying content in environments where the conditions are unpredictable and the impact of a down video wall is high.</li> <li> <h3>Both inspire confidence</h3> All-wheel drive provides extra traction by keeping all four wheels spinning. When stuck in the mud, driving over a slippery surface, or going off-road for an adventure, AWD keeps the driver feeling confident and in control.<br />Instead of providing extra traction for mission critical environments, redundant power supplies provide a reliable 24/7 operation. In military operations, utility control rooms, and healthcare facilities continuous operation is not an option. It is a requirement. The redundant power supply feature acts as the AWD by instantaneously switching power supplies when faced with a failure. Its ability to keep the video wall up and running allows employees to direct their focus on other pressing issues and take their time to resolve issues or replace parts.</li> <li> <h3>Both occur seamlessly</h3> Both of these systems can operate successfully without the user being involved. Just like AWD drive detects where extra power is needed and sends it to the axle that needs it, redundant power supplies switch seamlessly to ensure use of the display is not interrupted. System failures cannot and should not keep the show from going on.</li> </ol> <p>Leyard has 24/7 redundant power supplies as both a standard and an option for a variety of products. The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a> has redundant power supply as a standard while the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank">Clarity? Matrix?</a> and <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/directlight/" target="_blank">Planar</a><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">?</a><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/directlight/" target="_blank"> DirectLight</a><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">?</a><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/directlight/" target="_blank"></a> video wall can be factory-configured with this option at the time of order to allow the systems to operate continuously in the event of a component failure. The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? CLI</a> and <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cla/" target="_blank">CLA Series</a> have dual power supply as an option, while on the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clo/" target="_blank">CLO</a>, <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clm/" target="_blank">CLM</a>, and <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clf/" target="_blank">CLF</a> models dual power supply is included as a standard.</p> <p>Mission critical operations call for 24/7 redundancy. For more information on how you can get your displays into all-wheel drive, contact your reseller or a sales person.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/22/planar-ultrares-series-4k-lcd-display/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar UltraRes Series 4K LCD Display<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a>?4K LCD Display at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705011?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/19/6-things-to-take-away-from-rio-2016/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:6 Things to Take Away from Rio 2016<p>Now that Rio 2016 has finished up and summer is winding down, it is time to look back at the games and recall some of the history that took place. Here are 6 historic moments from the Olympic Games.</p> <ol> <li> <h3>Two of the greatest athletes compete in their final Olympic games</h3> Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are two of the greatest athletes to ever compete in their respective sports, swimming and track and field. Both are set to retire before the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Phelps will retire with 23 Olympic gold medals, Bolt with 9.</li> <li> <h3>Diving for the finish line</h3> Bahamas runner, Shaunae Miller won a gold medal in the women’s 400m final. This was no ordinary finish- after stumbling during the last few meters, Miller dove over the finish line to beat Allyson Felix (USA world champion).</li> <li> <h3>Shattering world records</h3> Swimmer, Katie Ledecky, from team USA broke her own world record by two seconds in the women’s 800m freestyle final. If that’s not impressive enough, she finished almost 12 seconds earlier than the silver medalist.</li> <li> <h3>Gold medal breakthroughs</h3> After a shootout against Germany, Brazil clinched the gold medal after Neymar carried out the game-winning kick. This was the country’s first gold medal in soccer, arguably one of Brazil’s most popular sports.</li> <li> <h3>Continued excellence</h3> It is no secret that China has taken over Olympic diving. They have secured 31 gold medals in 40 different diving events since the games in 2000. After winning gold in both men’s and women’s individual 10M platform, synchronized 10M platform, and individual 3M springboard, as well as winning gold in women’s synchronized 3M springboard- China walked away with 7 out of 8 diving gold medals.</li> <li> <h3>Leyard displays were, once again, part of the story of the Games</h3> Whether athletes were competing in their final games, diving towards the finish line, or breaking world records, <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" target="_blank">Leyard? TVH Series LED video walls</a> were there for it all. The high quality, reliable displays deemed themselves Olympic-worthy during the 2016 games as NBC’s premier LED video wall provider.</li> </ol> <p>For more details, visit the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/case-studies/project/nbc-olympics/" target="_blank">NBC Olympics case study</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/15/clarity-vcs-video-wall-processor/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Clarity VCS Video Wall Processor<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/processing-players/vcs/" target="_blank">Clarity VCS Video Wall Processor</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705010?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/12/leaders-participate-in-tao-tech-exec-auction-for-stem-education/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leaders Participate in TAO Tech Exec Auction for STEM Education<p>The <a href="http://www.techoregon.org/" target="_blank" title="Technology Association of Oregon">Technology Association of Oregon</a> (TAO) is hosting an auction to benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education programs.?These educational programs play a key role in the sustained growth and stability of the economy and are a critical component to the future success of the Oregon and Southwest Washington technology industry. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.</p> <p>This year TAO announced their first annual <a href="https://www.32auctions.com/2016TechExecAuction" target="_blank" title="TAO Tech Exec Online Auction">Tech Exec Online Auction</a> to benefit the work of STEM education programs <a href="http://innovateoregon.org/" target="_blank">Innovate Oregon</a>, <a href="http://iurbanteen.org/" target="_blank">iUrbanTeen</a>, <a href="http://www.ortop.org/" target="_blank">Oregon Robotics</a>, and <a href="http://pybpdx.org/programs/Technology" target="_blank">Portland YouthBuilders</a>. Planar, a Leyard company is excited to announce that our?leaders have signed up to be a part of it.</p> <p>Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer and Sam Phenix, Vice President, Research and Development will be participating in the <a href="http://www.techoregon.org/blog/tech-exec-auction-benefit-stem-education-programs" target="_blank" title="TAO Tech Exec Auction">Tech Exec Auction</a>. Beginning today, September 19, through September 22, individuals and companies may place bids to spend time with a local Tech Exec. Jennifer and Sam will be offering "Pixels &amp; Pinots" – a tour of the <a href="http://www.planar.com" target="_blank">Planar</a>?Headquarters office in Beaverton, Oregon and a jaunt around wine country. Learn more at the <a href="https://www.32auctions.com/2016TechExecAuction" target="_blank" title="TAO Auction Portal">TAO Auction Portal</a>.?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/5/leyard-at-the-rio-olympics/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard at the Rio Olympics<p><span>NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video wall solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.?</span><span>Three <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" target="_blank">Leyard</a></span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" target="_blank"><span class="fontless">?</span></a><span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/tvh/" target="_blank"> TVH Series LED video walls</a> were featured on the NBC Olympics set within the International Broadcast Center in Rio and one Leyard TVH Series LED video wall for NBC’s outdoor Copacabana Studio in Brazil. The video walls include a 13-foot wide by 13-foot tall Leyard TVH1.9 video wall comprised of 169 displays, as well as an 8-foot wide by 7-foot tall Leyard TVH1.9 video wall made up of 56 displays, both with a 1.9mm pixel pitch for ultra-high resolution graphics and video playback. In addition, NBC’s sets feature a large 9-foot wide by 12-foot tall 2.5mm pixel pitch in-floor display made up of 108 Leyard TVH2.5 displays.</span></p> <p><span>See the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/led-video-wall/nbc-olympics" target="_blank">Case Study App</a> for more images.?</span></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/9/1/planar-lookthru-transparent-oled-display/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/transparent-displays/" target="_blank">Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170705008?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/29/strong-enough-to-lift-a-car/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Strong Enough to Lift a Car<p>Superheroes from comics, movies, or television shows are often lauded for their strength. The ability to lift a car being a quintessential demonstration. And it turns out that people want display products, especially in the rental and staging market, that are incredibly strong. Superhero strong. </p> <p>When we announced the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? LED displays</a> we knew that people would want to create amazing video floors using the CLF models. For a stage floor, we knew it would need to hold up to the weight of dancers and sets. And for auto shows, we knew people would want to park cars on it.</p> <p>Even though the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/clf/" target="_blank">Leyard?CarbonLight? CLF displays</a> are lightweight, they can hold over 1,100 pounds (500 kg) each.</p> <p>This officially qualifies Leyard CarbonLight for superhero status!</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/24/clarity-matrix-mx-lcd-video-wall/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Clarity Matrix MX LCD Video Wall<p><span>This video showcases the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/mx/" target="_blank">Clarity Matrix MX LCD Video Wall</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703967?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/22/top-4-reasons-you-should-prefer-carbon-fiber-for-rental-and-staging-displays/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Top 4 Reasons You Should Prefer Carbon Fiber for Rental and Staging Displays<p>All of the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight?</a> solutions incorporate the use of carbon fiber in their designs. This feature is well known in other industries for providing durable, light-weight solutions and these products are no exception. Before you check out Leyard’s complete line-up of LED displays, here are 4 reasons you should be in favor of carbon fiber:</p> <p><span id="Header3">1. Lightweight</span></p> <p>At nearly half the mass of other products in the market (ranging anywhere from 38%-65% lighter), the products made with carbon fiber are easy to lift and cheaper to ship. This translates into real profits for rental and staging companies wanting to lower their labor and freight expenses.</p> <p><span id="Header3">2. Durability</span></p> <p>Carbon fiber is made of long, thin strands of material with a diameter less than that of a human hair (0.0002 inches or 0.010 millimeters or 5-10 micrometers each). Specifically, it is made of carbon atoms which are bonded together in microscopic crystals. &lt;some durability aspects: high corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance.</p> <p><span id="Header3">3. Strength</span></p> <p>It has an extremely high strength-to-volume ratio, making it stronger for its size than any other product on the market. This delivers real benefits to rental and staging companies who can worry less about the effects of breakage or wear and tear on their products.</p> <p><span id="Header3">4. Versatility</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/solutions/rental-and-staging/" target="_blank">Rental and staging</a> events range from sold out concert shows and tours to small, indoor corporate presentations. No matter the occasion, consumer demand for digital solutions is steadily on the rise. Leyard’s LED product offerings cater to your needs from ceiling to floor and indoor to outdoor.</p> <p><em>All of this brought to you by the market leader in fine pitch LED displays</em></p> <p>Leyard is the world leader in fine pitch LED and has been since we pioneered the category. With our CarbonLight? series winning a Best of Show Award for Best New Rigid LED Wall Product at InfoComm 2016, you can rest easy knowing we provide innovative, award-winning solutions you can trust.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/18/leyard-carbonlight-cli-series-indoor-led-video-walls/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard CarbonLight CLI Series Indoor LED Video Walls<p><span>Leyard and?<a href="http://www.planar.com/" target="_blank">Planar, a Leyard company</a> showcased the new <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cli/" target="_blank">Leyard CarbonLight CLI Series</a> at InfoComm 2016.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703437?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/15/don-t-wait-for-the-storm-to-pass-display-in-the-rain/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Don’t Wait for the Storm to Pass, Display in the Rain<p>Displays are often used in applications that require outdoor installation, especially during the summer season. <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/rental-and-staging/" target="_blank">Outdoor events</a> such as live concerts and festivals, art shows, auto shows, and various exhibits can pose challenges to sensitive electronic equipment. To make sure the video wall you are selecting will survive the environment, a standards body has developed a rating system, while <a href="http://www.planar.com" target="_blank">Planar?</a> and Leyard? have developed the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? Series</a> to accommodate your potential protection needs.</p> <p>The International Protection (IP) rating (also known as Ingress Protection rating) explains which types of environments your device is able to withstand. This rating uses two numbers in the form “IPXX.” The first digit determines the level of protection against solid materials that might be thrown at the display, similar to the protection that lab goggles provide for your eyes. The second digit determines your device’s level of protection against liquids, most often referring to water. In many ways, this protection acts as an indistinguishable umbrella for your device.</p> <p>The first digit, the description of which solids can penetrate the display enclosure or design, is measured from zero (no solid protection) to six (full solid protection). Here is what every numbers in-between mean:</p> <p><strong>Solid Protection</strong></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><span>Level</span></td> <td><span>Protected against</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>0</td> <td><span>No protection</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1</td> <td><span>Large body surfaces greater than 50mm (2 inches), excluding intentional contact</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>2</td> <td><span>Fingers and objects greater than 12.5mm (0.5 inches)</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>3</td> <td><span>Tools and objects such as a screwdriver that are greater than 2.5mm (0.1 inches)</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>4</td> <td><span>Objects such as wires and screws greater than 1mm (0.04 inches)</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>5</td> <td><span>Full protection against contact and limited protection against dust. Dust ingression does not interfere with operation</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>6</td> <td><span>Full protection against dust and contact</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The second digit ranges from zero (no liquid protection) to eight (device can be immersed in liquids beyond 1 meter (3.3 feet) for long periods, usually specified by the manufacturer). Here is your guide to every number in-between:</p> <p><strong>Liquid Protection</strong></p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Level</td> <td><span>Protected against</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>0</td> <td><span>No protection </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>1</td> <td><span>Vertically falling drops of liquid, dripping water has no harmful effect</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>2</td> <td><span>Vertically falling drops with enclosure tilted 0-15 degrees from the vertical, limited ingression with no harmful effect</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>3</td> <td><span>Sprays of water 0-60 degrees from the vertical have limited ingression and no harmful effect</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>4</td> <td><span>Splashes of water from any direction, limited ingression with no harmful effect</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>5</td> <td><span>Water jets, limited ingression with no harmful effect</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>6</td> <td><span>Powerful water jets with limited ingression and no harmful effect</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>7</td> <td><span>Immersion in water between 150 mm (6 inches) and 1 m (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>8</td> <td><span>Device can be immersed in liquids beyond 1 meter (3.3 feet) for extended periods of time, usually specified by the manufacturer</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>So, what does an IP rating mean to you?</p> <p>When it comes to your outdoor needs, you need a digital display system you can feel comfortable installing in the environment of your choice. Paying attention to product specifications, such as IP ratings, is just one way to make sure you are getting a quality screen, fit for your needs. With protection ratings of IP45 and IP65, our high performing, industry award-winning Leyard? CarbonLight? LED displays stand up against dust and water, and defend the display performance against the elements. So you don’t have to wait for the storm to pass. You can display, with confidence, in virtually any weather condition.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/11/planar-touchmark-annotation-and-whiteboarding-software/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar Touchmark Annotation and Whiteboarding Software<p><span>This video showcases the Planar Touchmark Annotation and Whiteboarding Software for <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/" target="_blank">Planar's Large Format LCD Displays</a> at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170704232?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/8/leyard-provides-bim-models-to-make-design-simple/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard Provides BIM Models to Make Design Simple<p>Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining leverage in the construction industry due to an increasingly digitally driven world. This is impacting clients, designers, and consultants alike. Its ability to increase productivity and help produce high quality work has been the force driving the growing popularity.</p> <p>BIM is used as a replacement to standard 2D modeling systems, and goes further into the building life cycle. The system digitally represents both physical and operational attributes during build projects, making it useful for different functions such as cost, construction, and project management. Combining these into one system increases efficiency and quality, allowing all entities to communicate information faster and from anywhere in the world.</p> <p>Not only is BIM on the rise, but some agencies and firms are now mandating it. In order to make sure you’re keeping up with the latest standards, Leyard has incorporated BIM and SketchUp models for the most popular products, so digital displays can fit seamlessly into your designs.</p> <p>To check out BIM models for the <a data-id="10309" href="/en/products/led-video-walls/twa/" target="_blank" title="TWA"><span>Leyard? TWA Series</span></a>?of LED displays, visit our product page or download them on <a href="https://identity.trimble.com/i/authenticationendpoint/login.do?client_id=_dgEh9Y0YvnjfSjRuZjQSpx4VZwa&amp;commonAuthCallerPath=%2Foauth2%2Fauthorize&amp;forceAuth=false&amp;lang=en&amp;passiveAuth=false&amp;redirect_uri=https%3A%2F%2Flogin.sketchup.com%2Flogin%2Ftrimbleid%2Fcallback&amp;relyingParty=_dgEh9Y0YvnjfSjRuZjQSpx4VZwa&amp;response_type=code&amp;scope=openid&amp;tenantId=1&amp;type=oidc&amp;sessionDataKey=36b7ce4b-23e0-42d2-a05e-55f820adf368&amp;relyingParty=_dgEh9Y0YvnjfSjRuZjQSpx4VZwa&amp;type=oidc&amp;sp=login.sketchup.com&amp;isSaaSApp=true&amp;authenticators=GoogleOAUth2OpenIDAuthenticator:GoogleIDP;ExtendedBasicAuthenticator:LOCAL" target="_blank">SketchUp Warehouse</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/4/planar-mosaic-architectural-lcd-video-wall/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar Mosaic Architectural LCD Video Wall<p><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" target="_blank"><span>Planar</span><sup>?</sup><span>?Mosaic</span><sup>?</sup></a><span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" target="_blank"> Architectural Video Walls</a> redefine interior spaces by providing endless possibilities for creative expression. See an example of a Mosaic video wall showcased at InfoComm 2016.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170704233?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/8/1/the-4k-content-chicken-and-egg/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:The 4K Content Chicken and Egg<p>Which came first, the chicken or the egg?</p> <p>What started out as a meditative aid for Zen Buddhists has become so familiar a question that it’s cliché. If it were created in modern times the question might be: which comes first, content or hardware? Without the content there’s nothing to play on the hardware and without the hardware there’s no reason for the content.</p> <h3>More than 4K</h3> <p>The move from 1080p (HD) displays to 4K (UHD) displays is similar to the move from SD to HD in that content is lagging behind the hardware. Video creators are slowly adopting the 4K standard as cameras and displays improve. But the biggest difference in the move from HD to 4K is that a 4K display is exactly four-times 1080p. So displays that can handle multiple inputs have the space to show four separate 1080p streams of content at the same time.</p> <h3>Planar? MediaPlex? Plus</h3> <p><span>The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a></span>?of 4K displays come with the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/innovations/mediaplex/" target="_blank">Planar? MediaPlex? Plus</a> processing built in. MediaPlex Plus allows the display to show one full, 4K stream of content or up to four separate 1080p streams at the same time. So even if the content hasn’t caught up with the hardware the hardware handle it.</p> <p>While more and more video is being shot in 4K, that’s not the only reason to use an UltraRes display. A stock broker could keep track of four different tickers, each in full HD, on the same display. Four different news channels could be playing to keep the office up-to-date on the latest events. Or the rendering of a graphic could be displayed on one side of the screen while the coding is done on the other.</p> <h3>Eggs and Chickens</h3> <p>Showing SD content on an HD screen didn’t look very good. But showing HD content on a 4K screen can give you new ways to show content and new means to interact with data. With the UltraRes displays it’s not the same old chicken and egg dilemma.</p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/7/28/planar-directlight-series-led-video-wall-system/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar DirectLight Series LED Video Wall System<p><span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/directlight/" target="_blank">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a> is a family of seamless, ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video walls that were featured at InfoComm 2016.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703523?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/7/25/students-visit-leyard-headquarters/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Students Visit Leyard Headquarters<p>Currently in China, there are 61 million abandoned children, 35 million migrant children, and 40 million children who are living in destitute areas. In 2014,?Leyard Siyuan Stars Education Fund?was launched in an effort to assist students from low-income families or who are obliged to drop out of school.?It focuses on remedying the difficulties that students face in order to provide them with an opportunity to change their destiny through knowledge and education.?</p> <p><span>Thanks to Siyuan Stars Education Fund, Leyard Hope School (Nanmuping Middle School)?has been?the focus of Leyard’s charitable efforts for many years, providing funding for several projects to improve the school.?Such projects include construction of a complete set of study facilities; 300 sets of new desks, chairs, and cotton quilts; two new pianos provided to the school’s music room; bathroom facilities for teachers and students; and a new, colorful campus culture wall complete with concrete walkways along the hillside.?The school acts as a "home" for these children, providing them with safety, community, and comfort.</span></p> <p><span>In July,?part of the school's summer camp program, sponsored by the company, brought 50 students to visit the Leyard Headquarters in Beijing. During their visit, the students learned about the company, experienced some of the technology first-hand in the showroom, got to meet members of the executive team, and enjoyed a delicious lunch before heading off for games and a tour of Beijing.? Victor Li provided a welcome and told the students about the impact the education had on his life and career.? “The happy life, the good life,” he said, “is about learning to love.” ?</span></p> <p>Siyuan Stars Education Fund has also held several similar activities nationwide leaving their lasting impact in Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Hebei Provinces, Tibet, and Inner Mongolia.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/7/21/8k-leyard-twa12-video-wall-09mm-led-technology-demonstration/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:8K Leyard TWA1.2 Video Wall & 0.9mm LED Technology Demonstration<p>A technology demonstration of a <span><a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/tw/" target="_blank">Leyard? TWA Series</a>?8K video wall with 1.2mm pitch and a technology demonstration of an <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/" target="_blank">LED Video Wall</a>?with 0.9mm pitch were featured at InfoComm 2016.?</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170704235?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/7/14/clarity-matrix-multitouch-lcd-video-wall/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall<p>The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/multitouch/" target="_blank">Clarity? Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall</a> enables up to 32 touch points, allowing multiple users to simultaneously interact with the video wall without affecting other users. See how it works in this feature video from InfoComm 2016.</p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170703968?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/7/11/don-t-wait-for-the-storm-to-pass-display-in-the-rain/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Don’t Wait for the Storm to Pass, Display in the Rain<p>Displays are often used in applications that require outdoor installation, especially during the summer season. <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/rental-and-staging/" target="_blank">Outdoor events</a> such as live concerts and festivals, art shows, auto shows, and various exhibits can pose challenges to sensitive electronic equipment. To make sure the video wall you are selecting will survive the environment, a standards body has developed a rating system, while Planar? and Leyard? have developed the <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? Series</a> to accommodate your potential protection needs.</p> <p>The International Protection (IP) rating (also known as Ingress Protection rating) explains which types of environments your device is able to withstand. This rating uses two numbers in the form “IPXX.” The first digit determines the level of protection against solid materials that might be thrown at the display, similar to the protection that lab goggles provide for your eyes. The second digit determines your device’s level of protection against liquids, most often referring to water. In many ways, this protection acts as an indistinguishable umbrella for your device.</p> <p>The first digit, the description of which solids can penetrate the display enclosure or design, is measured from zero (no solid protection) to six (full solid protection). Here is what every numbers in-between mean:</p> <h3>Solid Protection</h3> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr class="even"> <td><strong>Level</strong></td> <td><strong>Protected against</strong></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>0</td> <td>No protection</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>1</td> <td>Large body surfaces greater than 50mm (2 inches), excluding intentional contact</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>2</td> <td>Fingers and objects greater than 12.5mm (0.5 inches)</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>3</td> <td>Tools and objects such as a screwdriver that are greater than 2.5mm (0.1 inches)</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>4?</td> <td>Objects such as wires and screws greater than 1mm (0.04 inches)</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>5</td> <td>Full protection against contact and limited protection against dust. Dust ingression does not interfere with operation</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>6</td> <td>Full protection against dust and contact</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>?</p> <p>The second digit ranges from zero (no liquid protection) to eight (device can be immersed in liquids beyond 1 meter (3.3 feet) for long periods, usually specified by the manufacturer). Here is your guide to every number in-between:</p> <h3>Liquid Protection</h3> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr class="even"> <td><strong>Level</strong></td> <td><strong>Protected against?</strong></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>0</td> <td>No protection</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>1</td> <td>Vertically falling drops of liquid, dripping water has no harmful effect</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>2</td> <td>Vertically falling drops with enclosure tilted 0-15 degrees from the vertical, limited ingression with no harmful effect</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>3</td> <td>Sprays of water 0-60 degrees from the vertical have limited ingression and no harmful effect</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>4</td> <td>Splashes of water from any direction, limited ingression with no harmful effect</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>5</td> <td>Water jets, limited ingression with no harmful effect</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>6</td> <td>Powerful water jets with limited ingression and no harmful effect</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>7?</td> <td>Immersion in water between 150 mm (6 inches) and 1 m (3.3 feet) for up to 30 minutes</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>8</td> <td>Device can be immersed in liquids beyond 1 meter (3.3 feet) for extended periods of time, usually specified by the manufacturer</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>So, what does an IP rating mean to you?</p> <p>When it comes to your outdoor needs, you need a digital display system you can feel comfortable installing in the environment of your choice. Paying attention to product specifications, such as IP ratings, is just one way to make sure you are getting a quality screen, fit for your needs. With protection ratings of IP45 and IP65, our high performing, industry award-winning Leyard? CarbonLight? LED displays stand up against dust and water, and defend the display performance against the elements. So you don’t have to wait for the storm to pass. You can display, with confidence, in virtually any weather condition.</p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/7/8/leyard-carbonlight-cla-series-led-video-wall/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Leyard CarbonLight CLA Series LED Video Wall<p><span>The <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/led-video-walls/carbonlight/cla/" target="_blank">Leyard? CarbonLight? CLA Series</a> is a line of fine pitch LED video wall displays that was featured at InfoComm 2016.</span></p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170702918?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/6/23/thank-you-for-visiting-infocomm-2016/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Thank you for visiting InfoComm 2016<p>Leyard and <a href="http://www.planar.com" target="_blank">Planar, a Leyard company</a> showcased a number of innovative displays at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas.?Check out this?InfoComm 2016 Overview video!</p> <p><iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/170702915?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/6/20/the-contradiction-of-creativity/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:The Contradiction of Creativity<p>There was a recent article in Advertising Age sponsored by USA Today that asked advertising executives what “Creativity” meant to them. Responses ran the gamut. Below are some examples:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;">“Creativity is surprise and delight”<br />“Creativity is taking existing things and recombining them in ways that are completely new and fresh.”<br />“True creative is original, which is a very high standard.”<br />“To me, creativity is something that sparks the imagination [about a brand] in an ingenious way.”<br />“Creativity is leaving an old belief behind.”</p> <p>My sister, who is an artist, is fond of saying “creativity is messy.” And I think that gets to the heart of the mythology of creativity. In hindsight, you can see the results of risk-taking and innovation and it seems ingenious and inspired. You know it when you see it. But creativity is actually a process of failing. Most of the failings are not in the public eye, but the result of experiments. Experiments conducted by folks who are not afraid to make mistakes and do things that others may not be willing to do. So unwilling, in fact, that the idea never occurs to them at all.</p> <p>Most of us are subconsciously constraining our creativity. It is constrained by our fears and self-doubt, but also by our own experiences, expertise, and good judgement. Not everything is a good idea and quickly identifying and filtering out the bad ideas to get to the good ones (and then filtering out the good ones to get to the great ones) creates less waste and allows you to focus on the opportunities with the biggest impact. It is those high impact ideas that earn people the moniker “creative”. And yet, creativity generates waste. That is the first contraction of creativity. The most successful creatives, fail the most.</p> <p>And that same experience, expertise and good judgement that we bring to our work and play can lead to new combinations, new solutions to old problems, and old solutions to new problems. So, our point of view is both a constraint to our thinking and a catalyst to it. That is the conundrum.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/6/14/live-from-infocomm-2016/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Live from InfoComm 2016<p>Live from InfoComm 2016<span>, Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer for Leyard and Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy for Planar Systems, discusses diversity and innovation in the AV Industry.?</span></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/6/1/build-a-transparent-video-wall-with-planar-lookthru/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Build a Transparent Video Wall with Planar LookThru<p>Since its introduction last Fall, the Planar? LookThru? Transparent OLED Display has been recognized as a very cool transparent product – both by end users and industry leaders, and has inspired a vision for digital storyboards for museums, retail stores, hotel lobbies, concert halls and the like. Today, we take it one step further by offering a range of components to simplify multi-display tiling in flat or corner configurations. In short, we are enabling the construction of transparent video walls which provide glasses-free augmented reality with this new, cutting-edge technology.</p> <p>In addition, we now offers Base Plates to secure the LookThru Transparent Display to ceilings, tables and walls, and a Platform Cover to stage items placed behind the display while protecting electrical components. These accessories make the product even easier to integrate into your environment.</p> <p>For more information visit <a href="http://www.winnermodel.com/en/products/accessories/lookthru/">www.leyard.com/en/products/accessories/lookthru/</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/5/25/headsetlessness/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Headsetlessness<p>People love the idea of virtual reality, but may object to strapping a phone to their nose.? So, how can you get that augmented reality look without awkward (and unsanitary) headsets obscuring customers’ view of your live product?</p> <p><a data-id="10818" href="/en/products/transparent-oled-displays/" title="Transparent Displays"><span>Planar? LookThru?</span></a>, of course!</p> <p>It’s headset free. It’s available today. Content is easy to create in a standard resolution.? It’s never been easier.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/4/7/the-truth-about-the-wow-factor/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:The Truth about the "Wow Factor"<p>“Wow” is something you get once. You don’t get it the second time. Repeat visitors can get bored and tune out the thing that originally stopped them in their tracks.</p> <p>Every brand and retailer wants a “Wow” effect in their space. And that is less about the installation (although a large scale or uniquely shaped installation with great visual performance is critical) and more about the long-term content strategy.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/3/23/slashers/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Slashers<p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-goodwin-aia-leed-ap-87aa6919" target="_blank">Andrew Goodwin</a> is the editor-in-chief of Public, a new magazine focused on public interest design, was interviewed by AIA Architect magazine (January 2015) and he talked about a growing trend of cross-discipline experts.</p> <p>“There are a lot of what I call ‘slashers’ coming out of school now – architects/designers. You can be writers, designers, advocates, fundraisers, project managers, teachers, and architects all at the same time.”</p> <p>I have heard other people call them “slashies.” Those people whose talent and experience cannot be contained to a single role, thus their titles become things like…</p> <ul> <li>screen writer/comedian</li> <li>film student/saxophonist</li> <li>software trainer/certified nursing assistant</li> <li>psychiatrist/professor/master gardener</li> <li>web developer/theologian</li> <li>golf pro/ski instructor</li> <li>hand-craft beer brewer/bike repair specialist</li> </ul> <p>You have undoubtedly seen these compound job descriptions yourself.</p> <p>Products in Planar’s line-up could also be accused of having slasher/slashie roles themselves. Here are some highlights:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" target="_blank">Clarity? Matrix?</a>: Award-Winning Video Wall/Installer’s Dream<br /><em>See the features of off-board electronics and power that reduce installation time and expense and reduce downtime.</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes??Series</a>: 4k Display/UHD/Control Freak<br /><em>See the amazing resolution performance and the free iOS app to control the MediaPlex features.</em></li> <li><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/lcd-video-walls/ra/" target="_blank">Planar? RA Series</a>: Very Narrow Bezel LCD video wall/Economist<br /><em>Great value and great performance in a video wall tiled display.</em></li> </ul>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/3/9/4-reasons-to-buy-a-4k-display/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:4 Reasons to Buy a 4K Display<p>The decision to upgrade to a 4K display might not be an easy one. It wasn’t all that long ago that things moved from standard definition to HD and now there’s another move to an even higher resolution display. Here are 4 reasons to upgrade to a 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) display.</p> <h3>1. Multiple Inputs</h3> <p>Since 4K displays are four-times the resolution of HD screens you can use the multiple inputs on a Planar<span>?</span> 4K monitor to show four different feeds at full resolution on one screen. So instead of trying to piece together the inputs on four different screens or figure out how to have your video sources switch between them all, you can do everything from one, dynamic display.</p> <p>Imagine running four full-HD video feeds all at once on one screen. Or you could have a full HD video running in one corner with the other three-fourths of the screen dedicated to your computer display. With the built-in <a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/mediaplex/" target="_blank">MediaPlex</a> software on?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes? Series</a> displays you can easily switch between multiple inputs which means that one 4K UHD display can replace as many as four 1080p monitors.</p> <h3>2. Full-Resolution Design</h3> <p>With the increasing pixel density in modern design it can be frustrating to have to constantly zoom in and out of a project to see both the details and the overall image. A 4K display has over eight million pixels so it’s possible to work with an eight megapixel photo at full resolution without having to zoom in or out.</p> <p>When time matters and projects are stacking up, the time saved by not having to constantly zoom in and out can add up significantly. Or a researcher can have multiple documents open, side-by-side, without having to switch between windows. Or a videographer can see a full-HD preview of the edits in just one corner of the screen. Every time you switch windows on a computer it takes a few seconds, adding those up over a day, or a week or an entire year could make the investment in a 4K display pay dividends in increased productivity.</p> <h3>3. Touch Interaction</h3> <p>As touch-screen interfaces become more the norm than the exception, people are much more comfortable being close to all sorts of displays. But on HD screens, the pixels start to become visible well before a person could touch the screen. For digital whiteboards, touch-kiosks, and interactive signage a 4K display makes the pixels far less noticeable so that the images on the screen become the focus rather than the display itself.</p> <p>A <a href="http://m.cmo.com/articles/2014/9/3/whiteboard_beats_pow.html" target="_blank">recent study</a> compared static PowerPoint presentations versus dynamic whiteboard presentations and found that in every way the whiteboard was the better communication tool. What a Planar 4K Touch-enabled display allows is the combination of both. The PowerPoint can be the basis for the presentation, but the screen can come alive with touch-based annotations that engage the content and the audience in meaningful ways.</p> <h3>4. Bigger Screens in Smaller Spaces</h3> <p>For the same reason, when a screen is too close to the viewers the image quality suffers because the individual pixels are visible rather than blending into the whole picture. Imagine getting too close to a Georges Seurat painting (one of the developers of pointillism) and the lovely scene of picnickers in a park is replaced by individual dots of color. The same thing happens when a screen is to close for its resolution.</p> <p>With a 4K display you can be, on average, about twice as close compared to an HD display before the pixels become visible. Imagine replacing your 55-inch HD display that’s about 7-feet away with a 98-inch display. Quadrupling the size of a screen without losing any crispness or detail makes for an amazing experience.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/2/25/dont-forget-the-audio/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Don't Forget the Audio<p>It’s a dirty little secret in the display industry; displays look better with great audio. This is illustrated powerfully in the home theater business where <a href="http://www.runco.com/" target="_blank">Runco</a> projectors are put into acoustically-friendly rooms with fantastic audio. Film makers know it is critical for storytelling.</p> <p>The new generation of <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">Planar? UltraRes</a><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank">?</a><a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" target="_blank"> Series</a>?displays have integrated speakers. For digital signage applications, audio is most commonly paired with touch screens to provide the ultimate interactive experience. In corporate settings, audio is often used for teleconferencing. With Planar’s 4K displays, there is advanced functionality that allows the user to show multiple sources on the screen simultaneously and select the source which plays the audio.?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/2/12/digital-displays-in-employee-communications/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Digital Displays in Employee Communications<p>Customer facing digital displays tend to be an easier sell than employee facing screens. For customers it’s about engagement; the more a customer engages in a positive way with a brand, the more likely they are to make a purchase – or repeated purchases. But for a business to invest in displays for employees two things need to be clear: the content and the benefit.</p> <h3>Best practices in digital communications</h3> <p>Displaying information to customers is a well-established field known as marketing. Using digital displays as a platform for marketing doesn’t require new thinking or new departments within a company. You might be surprised to know that neither do employee-facing displays. All of the content that would go on the screen is already being created in the form of reports, encouragement, activities, corporate information, and employee education.</p> <p>Share the wealth with your employees. If a laudatory email comes in, you can post it to your digital display for everyone to see. If your stock is up, highlight that on the display. Where it might slow down your employees if you were to forward an email to all of them, it takes just a moment for them to see that same email, praising the work that they’ve been doing, on a display in the break room or common area.</p> <p>Stay organized as a group. Project managers are already creating workflow charts for their projects, those charts can help employees to see what everyone else on the team is up to. So with a glance, your team members could see who is working on the portion of the project about which they have a question. That saves time and helps to motivate everyone to work together.</p> <p>Create buy-in from everyone. Displays can give real-time information about Twitter feeds, work volume, and the key performance indicators specific to your business. So instead of waiting for a report at the end of the day or week, employees can see the real-time impact of their work.</p> <h3>Digital communications productivity benefits</h3> <p>The key way to use digital communication for employees is to drive engagement. According to the <a href="http://www.digitalsignagetoday.com/blogs/maximize-productivity-and-motivation-in-the-workplace-with-digital-signage/" target="_blank">McKinsey Global Institute</a>, when employees are engaged their productivity improves by as much as 25 percent. Everyone wants to be a part of making something great, but employees can lose sight of their role in the overall process. Digital displays can highlight the value of each employee, no matter how large the company.</p> <p>Specific, public, timely praise for employee success is one of the best motivators. Instead of waiting for a month to recognize an employee for their hard work, using digital displays you can share a great review that an employee received immediately for the whole company to see. Public recognition encourages even harder work in the future by both the employee that was praised and the ones who weren’t, because they see that good work is recognized.</p> <p>Efficiency drives productivity. Reducing waste invariably increases productivity, so finding ways to use digital signage to make communication more efficient – like posting memos, company announcements, and project data – results in a more efficient workforce when they don’t have to spend time at their computers processing emails that could as easily be shown to everyone at the same time.</p> <p>Goal tracking helps create a team environment that pulls everyone forward. When the daily, weekly, monthly, and annual goals are all known – and shown – the team can see clearly how their work from day to day impacts the overall productivity of the team. When the goals are well set – that is they are realistic, specific, and timely – showing the work of the team on a digital display helps all the members to work harder. If they achieve their goal on a day, they can celebrate a job well done, or if they miss a goal, they can look for ways to improve for the future.</p> <p>Ultimately, employee communication is about connecting people to the work they do. Happy, well-informed people make every company better and more productive.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/2/4/ive-come-for-the-displays/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:I've Come for the Displays<p>Recently <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-lenger-46a81511" target="_blank">Phil Lenger</a> from Show+Tell presented at a conference and said that their goal is to get their customers’ advertising to be so compelling that people want to experience them.</p> <p>He provocatively proposed that no one ever said “I like coming here to watch the displays.”</p> <p>In my experience, that is not true. Plenty of people have come to the Cowboys Stadium or the Texas Motor Speedway to experience the huge displays. The big displays are one of the main appeals of Times Square in New York. And the appeal of the new <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/oled/" target="_blank">Planar? LookThru? OLED transparent display</a> is identifying opportunities for making the video a destination, not just something that fades into the background or is ancillary to the purpose of the space.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/1/27/wearables-and-digital-signage/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Wearables and Digital Signage<p>I have had an iWatch for several months now and have enjoyed using it for messaging notifications, calling an Uber car, making purchases, capturing ideas into Evernote, or accessing boarding passes. I have found the health monitoring and alerts uncompelling and the apps too limited, but all in all, it has been a great experiment and it gives me a lot of hope for the promise of wearable technologies.</p> <p>So, what are the implications of wearables to digital signage and place-based messaging, advertising, or visualization applications where larger displays and video walls are used today?</p> <p>I think the technologies are very complimentary. Watches and wearables are first and foremost instruments. Measurement devices that can be used to monitor and track individually. Secondarily, they take messages from the world and put them on a human scale at an ultimate level of personalization.</p> <p>Digital displays, especially those in public space, take messages to the world and although they increasingly can be instrumented for measurement of ROI and audience engagement, they are generally designed for more than one person at a time.</p> <p>The combination can be very powerful. Using geofencing or similar technologies, the combination of mobile, wearable, and digital signage technologies can be used to bring the mass message down to the individual and vice versa.</p> <p>And with the advent of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, which used to be discreet objects or devices, is now becoming a seamless layer on top of the space. What people call calm technology, ubiquitous computing, and the all-digital-all-the-time movement that is already having an impact on our world.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2016/1/14/location-location-location/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Location, Location, Location<p>With Apple Maps, Google Maps, Uber, and a range of location-based apps and wearables, we are getting a real understanding of consumer travel patterns in the physical world. What is the impact of this? What would you do with this information that was never before possible?</p> <p>In digital signage we are seeing a trend towards instrumentation and measurement analysis. It used to measure traffic, linger times, and to calculate ROIs of particular installations or campaigns. Combine this with mobile and location data, and point of sale retail data, and we start to have a complete impact on how signage affects purchase behavior.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/12/3/transparent-oled-displays-for-retail-help-people-see-what-to-buy/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Transparent OLED Displays for Retail: Help People See what to Buy<p>Retail is all about eye candy.?</p> <p>Now someone trained in the intricacies of design and psychology might want to give a more nuanced description of all the aspects that go into creating a successful retail space, but in the end, it mostly boils down to finding ways to focus the attention of customers on specific things.</p> <p><strong>The Brain Follows the Eye</strong></p> <p>Of all the senses that human beings possess, vision is by far the most dominant. There are more and larger regions of the brain devoted to processing vision than any other sense. And it’s not surprising since vision has been so vitally important to human survival throughout history.</p> <p>We are primed to look first and think later. We notice motion and differences as an automatic response. After that our brains begin to engage and decode more information like color, distance, shape, and size. Only after all of that has happened – in a fraction of a second – do our conscious thoughts catch up to what’s going on.?</p> <p>So, what does that have to do with retail and eye candy?</p> <p><strong>Displays that Entice</strong></p> <p>Most retail environments use static displays. Signs, posters, placards, and banners are all used to create the illusions of motion and difference in the environment, to draw people’s eyes, and to keep their attention long enough to engage their conscious thoughts. Retail designers have become adept at using all the tools they have to mimic motion. Some places even hire a person to stand outside with a sign and move it around, just to engage people’s automatic vision response.</p> <p>The Planar? LookThru? OLED display is the eye candy without the tricks.</p> <p><strong>Transparent Displays in Retail</strong></p> <p>Imagine that instead of printing signs for every sale, every season, and every product that a full-color, high-definition display could replace all of that. Now imagine that the display wouldn’t obscure the products that it’s meant to promote. A transparent display can be updated daily or hourly if desired. It can provide actual motion instead of the illusion of movement. It can engage the brains of shoppers more easily than static signs.</p> <p>With the Planar LookThru OLED display creating the eye candy of retail is easier than ever.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/11/25/experience-museum-exhibits-in-a-whole-new-light/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Experience Museum Exhibits in a Whole New Light<p>Museums have a reputation for being boring. They tend to be dimly lit, quiet, sleepy places. Like libraries without the books. Which is a shame since museums are also where some of the most wonderful objects in the world are stored. But as technology gets better the wonder and engagement that makes learning magical can be brought back into museums.</p> <p><strong>The Promise of Transparent Displays</strong></p> <p>Imagine stepping into an ancient history museum and seeing the fragments of a statue from thousands of years ago in a case. Then imagine the spaces between the fragments being filled in by a transparent display allowing you to see what the ancients did so long ago. Or imagine going to a natural history museum and browsing through the skeletons of long-dead creatures. With the touch of a button you could see muscles, organs, and skin layered over the bones. That’s the promise of transparent displays, but so far the reality hasn’t lived up to the promise.</p> <p>Since the late 1990s transparent displays have existed, but they haven’t been a good fit for museums and other exhibits for a few reasons. Older transparent displays use liquid crystals which have two main problems in a museum environment. First, LCDs require a backlight to be seen and many museum pieces are too fragile to be placed under such bright lights. Second, LCDs aren’t as clear as glass which makes the objects on display harder to see.</p> <p><strong>Transparent OLED to the Rescue</strong></p> <p>With the new <a href="#" title="OLED">Planar? LookThru OLED?</a> the limitations of transparent LCDs are gone. The full-color, full-motion, full-HD display emits its own light. Each of the organic light-emitting diodes in the display lights up on its own meaning that there’s no need for a backlight that might harm delicate artifacts. And when it is transparent, the screen is incredibly clear allowing people to see the details of the physical pieces behind the glass while still benefitting from the engagement of the virtual content displayed on its surface.?</p> <p>Museums are a cultural trust holding the treasures of history, art, and technology. That trust includes not only preserving artifacts, but connecting people to them. <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Transparent displays</a> open up a world of opportunity to <a href="/en/solutions/museums/" title="Museums">engage museum visitors</a> with beautiful, meaningful content that amplifies the wonders of being in the midst of humanity’s greatest treasures.?</p> <p>Get ready, because the reputation of museums is about to change.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/11/17/black-is-clear-and-other-design-considerations-for-transparent-oled-displays/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Black is Clear and other Design Considerations for Transparent OLED Displays<p>Getting the most out of technology often requires learning some new techniques and ideas. When photography was first invented, people would need to stand still for minutes to capture a portrait instead of the hours it took for a painter. When moving pictures were new, actors had to learn how to emote for the camera without using any words or sounds. When color movies first came along, directors had to begin thinking about palettes and hues and saturation. The <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/transparent-displays/oled/" title="Planar LookThru OLED transparent display">Planar? LookThru? OLED transparent display</a> brings the same type of challenges along with its exciting new possibilities.</p> <h2>Black is Clear</h2> <p>What makes a transparent display unique is, of course, its transparency. On the Planar LookThru OLED transparency is achieved by giving it black content while brightly colored, fully saturated content appears opaque. Unlike liquid crystal displays where black is achieved by turning on all the crystals so that they fully obscure the backlight, organic light emitting diode displays achieve black by turning all the OLED pixels off. On a traditional OLED screen that looks black, but on a transparent screen black is clear.?</p> <p><em>Tip: Make sure you’re using true black and not a dark gray if you want full transparency. </em></p> <h2>Brightness is a an Illusion</h2> <p>If you look at the technical specifications for the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display, you might think that it’s not a very bright display, and it’s true that it doesn’t emit as much light as a traditional LCD with a backlight. But the transparency of the black colors on the screen emphasize the luminosity of the other colors making them appear much brighter to the eye.?</p> <p>When you want to make something appear bright, use a broad color gamut. Like white text on a black background seems brighter than the same text in red or blue, using high-contrast colors against the transparent background will create the illusion of brightness.</p> <h2>Color is Power</h2> <p>Since each pixel on the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display emits its own light, the more pixels that are lit, the more power the display takes. If you think about each pixel as a light bulb that can be independently turned on or off, you’ll get an idea of how content is related to power consumption. If every pixel on the screen is lit up all the time the display will use much more power than if only a quarter of the pixels are lit up. By the same token, the longevity of the display is dependent on how long the pixels are active. So, based on the content used, the power use and life of the display can vary widely.?</p> <p><em>Tip: Try to average having the screen transparent 75% of the time. </em></p> <h2>Transparency is Variable</h2> <p>What’s behind the display is as important as what’s on the display – otherwise it wouldn’t need to be transparent. But you can use different lighting effects to change the relative transparency of the display independently of the content being shown.?</p> <p>Think about looking out the window on a dark night. If you have the lights on inside, you’ll just see your reflection in the glass, but if you turn off the lights inside you can see outside clearly. By adjusting the lighting both in front of the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display and behind it, you can emphasize different object or obscure them until you’re ready for them to be seen. All content is an exercise in moving people’s attention; a transparent display simply gives more places for that attention to be focused.?</p> <h2>Look Around – No Really</h2> <p>Unlike any other display, the Planar LookThru OLED transparent display has a nearly 360-degree viewing angle. People can see from the back just as well as from the front (though the content is reversed, like in a mirror). So if the display is installed in a place where people can look at it from both sides, the content should reflect that. Minimizing the use of text and focusing on compelling images will help people from every side to engage with the content.</p> <h2>Keep Experimenting</h2> <p>Just like when the camera was new, or film, or color movies, it was the ingenuity and creativity of the people who used the new technology that drove its adoption and innovation. You have the chance to not only embrace a completely new type of content, but to pioneer its use and help shape the future.</p> <p>?</p> <p><strong>Watch Planar LookThru OLED transparent display video to see more of this new, exciting product.</strong></p> <p><iframe title="Planar LookThru OLED transparent display on white background" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/145662608?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="650" height="366" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/11/9/introducing-transparent-oled-displays/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Introducing Transparent OLED Displays<p>On November 5, 2015, Planar Systems became the first company in the world to sell a transparent OLED display.?</p> <p>The <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">LookThru?</a>?line from Planar has already shown our industry-leading transparent displays with LCDs, but due to the limitations of that technology – namely requiring backlights – sizes and installation options were limited. With the new <a href="#" title="OLED">Planar LookThru OLED</a> (Organic Light Emitting Diode) transparent display technology, the screen emits its own light allowing for free-standing installations that don’t require any sort of backlight or enclosure to provide a full-HD, yet transparent display.</p> <h1>From Sci-Fi to Reality</h1> <p>Movies and TV shows have promised that the future will be one filled with transparent displays. From <em>Minority Report</em> to <em>The Avengers</em> the visions of future computing are all on displays that are clear. But beyond looking cool, which they undoubtedly do, transparent displays for normal computing don’t make a lot of sense. Seeing what’s behind your desktop monitor or tablet right now would probably be more of a distraction than a help. Instead, the real application of transparent displays will be in augmenting our reality.</p> <h1>Let Your Imagination Run Wild</h1> <p>Look around. Go ahead, this blog will still be here when you’re done. Look at all the glass around you: windows, screens, walls. Nearly everywhere you go, there’s glass surrounding you. Now, imagine what you would display on that glass if you could. Would you put a heads-up display on your window? Would your walls tell you how to get around? Would your display cases give you more information about what’s inside??</p> <p><a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Transparent displays</a> don’t just replace glass, they transform its purpose. Instead of being a passive material, glass becomes an integral part of everything. From a corporate office to a retail display to an aquarium to a hotel to a ticket booth, transparent displays can fundamentally change the way we see glass and the way we see the world.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/10/27/aventura-mall-chooses-planar-ultralux-touch-to-bring-unique-retail-experience/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Aventura Mall Chooses Planar UltraLux Touch to Bring Unique Retail Experience<p>Aventura Mall is Miami’s premier fashion destination. It includes more than 300 retailers in its 2,700,000 square feet of space. Today it is an architectural design gem which provides an unrivaled shopping experience for 30 million visitors each year.</p> <p>Aventura Mall has earned recognition as an exciting, always evolving environment that blends a distinctive aesthetic and design with the innovative use of advanced technology. Among the most recent examples of this are the dual-sided, interactive digital directories currently in place at each of the mall’s entrances. The directories – <a href="#" title="UltraLux">Planar? UltraLux? Touch 70” displays (LUX70-T) </a>– which display touch-based wayfinding maps on one side and advertising on the other, create an engaging experience for shoppers not found today in any other mall in the world.</p> <p><a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/touch-interactive-displays/aventura-mall">Read more about this unique installation.</a>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/9/25/nebraska-furniture-mart-of-texas-uses-planar-displays-for-a-personalized-shopping-experience/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas uses Planar Displays for a Personalized Shopping Experience<p>The Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas (NFM), located north of Dallas-Fort Worth, is the newest retail store in the Nebraska Furniture Mart chain. The 560,000 square-foot store is an anchor to Grandscape, a 400+ acre mixed-use development that when fully completed, will provide a unique destination for retail, dining and entertainment for up to 10 million visitors annually.</p> <p>The NFM design included leading-edge digital signage technology to attract customers into the store and help them easily find products and services. For these reasons the retailer chose two of Planar Systems’ most advanced display solutions, the large-scale Planar? UltraRes? Series 4K LCD display, and the one-of-a-kind Planar? Mosaic? Architectural Video Wall.</p> <p class="Pa5"><strong>Planar Mosaic’s design and display capabilities capture customers’ attention</strong><br />Planar Mosaic is a family of video tiles – including the industry’s first truly square version – created to provide a highly creative video wall on which to deliver brand, business and other messaging. It was seen as an ideal solution for the east entrance to Grandscape where a main “boulevard” will lead into all stores, including NFM. “Installed here, Planar Mosaic will help?create an experience which amazes customers as they enter the country’s largest furniture store,” says Arnie Rivera, Senior Vice President of Solution Delivery and Client Services for Reflect.?</p> <p class="Pa5"><span>The “draw” of Planar Mosaic is its use of the different sizes of video tiles, which can be installed in virtually any position relative to each other and at almost any angle. “We can separate, rotate, stack and place each tile to create an artistic visually pleasing pattern that attracts your attention and sets the stage for the rest of store experience,” says Rivera.?</span></p> <p class="Pa5"><span><strong>Planar UltraRes Series is proof of NFM’s commercial solution capability</strong>?</span><br />The Planar UltraRes Series (84-inch Ultra HD display) was chosen for NFM’s electronic design, installation and consulting department (EDIC), where it occupies a prominent position above the reception desk. “It is definitely a show-stopper,” says NFM’s Summers. “It is proof that we are able to serve the commercial market, which is what the EDIC department is all about.”</p> <p class="Pa5"><span><span>A big driver for the Planar UltraRes Series is its UltraRes? MediaPlex? multi-source viewing capability, which allows Summers to divide the screen into four quadrants and show four different sets of content simultaneously — MediaPlex allows up to eight sources to be viewed, four at a time in full HD, and any can be up-scaled to fill the entire display area.?</span></span></p> <p><span><strong>Planar display platforms are a powerful visual merchandising combination</strong>?<br /></span>Planar display platforms are a powerful visual merchandising combination “Taken together, the Planar Mosaic video wall and Planar UltraRes Series display are significant business assets,” Lee Summers says. “They contribute to a personalized shopping experience for a large-format store, they give us platforms on which to uniquely present our offerings, brand heritage and values, and they are visual merchandising elements that provide the flexibility to create an ever-changing and fresh experience for customers.?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/architectural-displays/nebraska-furniture-mart-of-texas" target="_parent" title="Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas">Read more</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/9/9/what-s-the-difference-between-4k-and-uhd/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What’s the Difference between 4K and UHD?<p>If you’re confused by the different labels for the newer displays out there, you’re not alone (and this isn’t a new thing). Usually technology develops faster than the labels that apply to it, but, multiple competing technologies might have different names until the standards are set. If you remember the confusion of figuring out what was HD, Full-HD, and 1080p, you get how the confusion of standards works.</p> <p><strong>4K vs. UHD</strong><br />In a technical sense, 4K is the standard developed by cinema to express a resolution of 4096 by 2160. Which works out to an aspect ratio (the comparison of the width to the height) of 1.9:1. Since most movies are shot in the 1.9:1 aspect ratio, the Cinema 4K resolution made perfect sense.</p> <p>On the television side, Ultra-High Definition (UHD) was developed using the same number of horizontal lines of resolution as 4K (2160), but using the standard HDTV aspect ratio of 16:9 (or about 1.78:1). So the full resolution of a UHD display is 3840 by 2160 (or 256 pixels narrower than Cinema 4K).</p> <p><strong>4K plus UHD</strong><br />Since the aspect ratios of cinema and television are staying unchanged, the difference between Cinema 4K and UHD is moot for most consumers. If you watch a 1.9:1 movie on a 16:9 screen you will either see black bars at the top and bottom of the screen or the playback hardware will chop off the extra pixels to fill the screen. In that sense there’s no difference between the experience of HD and 4K UHD media (though 4K is stunningly sharper and more clear than HD content).</p> <p>While it does help to know the difference between Cinema 4K and UHD, in most cases it doesn’t matter much. Both 4K and UHD can be used interchangeably and they’re often used together. When you’re looking at 4K displays, they will almost always be of the UHD variety since they are exactly four-times the size of the previous standard 1080p displays (1920 by 1080).</p> <p><strong>Coming Standards</strong><br />In addition to the simple resolution of the display and the content, there are a few other standards that are necessary to make 4K work. The digital media, the physical media, and the connection between devices and the display all need to be up to the task of showing 4K content.</p> <p>Digital video compression allows high resolution video files to be much smaller than the original making digital streaming and storage possible. The High Efficiency Video Coding standard (abbreviated by its numerical designation H.265) doubles the compression rate of the earlier standard (MPEG-4/H.264). The H.265 standard was approved in 2014 and published in early 2015.</p> <p>For physical media, Blu-ray developed and published the standard for 4K UHD discs known as <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2015/05/12/ultra-hd-blu-ray/" target="_blank" title="Ultra HD Blu-ray">Ultra HD Blu-ray</a> and announced it in May 2015 with the goal of having players and discs available by the end of the year.</p> <p>For connecting devices to a 4K UHD display you can use either HDMI 2.0+ or DisplayPort 1.2+ if you’re connecting a computer. The higher standards for both connectors allow for better compression and bandwidth so that the display gets all of the information the device is sending it.</p> <p>One of the key issues in the connection used is the number of frames per second displayed (measured in Hertz). The older HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.1 can send out video at 4K resolutions, but at only 30Hz while HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2 support the much smoother 60Hz framerate (and when DisplayPort 1.3 launches this year it will support up to 8K resolution and full 4K 3D).</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong><br />There’s always a learning curve when new technology comes out, but in this case things are fairly simple. Both 4K and UHD mean roughly the same thing (and are often used together). As long as you have the right connector and the right content your new Planar 4K display will look amazing.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/9/2/architects-using-digital-displays/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Architects Using Digital Displays<p>Architecture is both an art and a science. Without the art, buildings become bland, stolid fixtures, but without the science, structures might not even stand, let alone inspire. Where architecture is at its best both function and form come together to create something that is both beautiful and practical.</p> <p><strong>Purpose over Personality</strong></p> <p>Within the world of architecture there are stars, just like in every other realm, and those famous architects have created stunning structures to earn their clout. But looking at the purpose behind the design is becoming as important as the person creating the design. The managing partner at the innovative firm NBBJ, Steve McConnell says design is shifting toward “a greater emphasis on the opportunity represented when people gather.”</p> <p>Looking at how people use spaces rather than simply the beauty of the space is driving architects to reimagine structures. As an example, the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/gemological-institute-of-america-gia">Gemological Institute of America</a> needed a secure area for customers to wait in their New York headquarters. But instead of bars and concrete, they opted for a glass wall with digital displays mounted in the middle. So customers on both sides of the wall can see the display showing the breadth and depth of what the GIA does, while still providing all the security needed for such a high-profile facility.</p> <p><strong>Design that Disappears</strong></p> <p>Not everyone wants to look at a building on the skyline, no matter how beautiful it is. So South Korea has approved a design by the United States firm GDS Architects to create the <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/travel/seoul-invisible-skyscraper-tower-infinity/">Tower Infinity</a> which will be a nearly 1,500 foot skyscraper outside Seoul that can disappear. Using a series of cameras and digital displays, the building will process and project images onto its surface that cause it to appear invisible by showing viewers what the camera sees on the opposite side of the structure.</p> <p><strong>Spaces that Speak</strong></p> <p>For their own lobby in Los Angeles, the <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/gensler--2">architecture and design firm Gensler</a> chose to integrate digital displays into nearly every aspect of the space. Combining a fluid table, a hidden projector, and a brilliant video wall, the space creates a multi-surface, interactive experience for visitors – without any instructions.</p> <p>As people walk into the lobby the design of the space draws them to the table on which a book about Gensler is sitting. As they approach, the table is lit from above by projectors while the video wall responds to their movements. All of the interactions are discovered through experimentation and intuition as the visitors learn more about Gensler through the unspoken language of pioneering design and digital displays.</p> <p><strong>Theaters that Transcend</strong></p> <p>When movie-goers step into <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/architecture-design/cinemacity">Cinemacity in Beirut, Lebanon</a> they may not notice the 256 displays above their head at first, but when the virtual shutters pull back and the sky appears, patrons of the upscale theater might just forget about their popcorn.</p> <p>Integrated into the ceiling of the main lobby is the world’s highest resolution screen (6,480 by 3,840 pixels). The domed ceiling of the space only adds to the illusion of a skylight to another world. The screens can mimic the effect of looking up at a towering forest or being submerged beneath the ocean or flying to a distant star. The sense of wonder in movies that transports viewers to different worlds is captured in the lobby as the theater invites the visitors to sit back and gaze at the ceiling awaiting their next adventure.</p> <p><strong>Architecture for Anyone</strong></p> <p>As the art and science of building design embrace the latest technology, digital displays are helping to bring wonder and function, delight and purpose together into a unified whole.</p> <p>?</p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/8/13/your-vision-comes-first/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Your Vision Comes First<p>The most impressive video wall installations begin with a vision: a sense of purpose, an idea of a customer experience, a message to communicate, a space to fill, a visitor to impress.</p> <p>See how your vision can come to life using Planar’s video wall calculators.</p> <p>The <a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome"></a><a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/" target="_blank">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall</a><a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome"> Calculator </a>enables you to build a seamless LED video wall and download technical specifications, renderings and request a quote for your next project. It?is?a free, online tool that simplifies the video wall selection process by helping customers visualize and plan for their LED video wall installations even before they make their purchase.</p> <p>The unique Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall Calculator allows customers considering the seamless?<a href="http://www.planar.com/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a>?to realistically preview implementations of the solution in a variety of indoor environments including public venues, corporate lobbies, conference rooms, retail settings, and control rooms. By allowing customers to visualize their designs complete with custom content and technical specification data in advance of their purchase, the Planar DirectLight Calculator ensures the success of every project by taking the guess work out of video wall planning.</p> <p>Your Vision + Our Tools = Winning Installation</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/7/8/is-4k-content-available/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Is 4K Content Available?<p>It doesn’t help to have a 4K display unless there’s content available. And the concern is a legitimate one since the first HDTVs came out in 1998 but the switch to HD broadcasting didn’t take affect for over a decade after that (June, 2009). So are things going to be the same with 4K Ultra-High Definition (UHD) content?</p> <p>The good news is that the first 4K displays came out over a decade ago, so the content is catching up right now.</p> <h4><span>4K Streaming</span></h4> <p>As of the middle of 2015 the two biggest players in video streaming (Netflix and YouTube) have 4K content to stream (provided your internet connection is fast enough). Additionally Amazon’s instant video service and Sony’s proprietary set-top box allow the streaming (or download) of 4K video.</p> <p>Sony, Netflix and Amazon are using 4K streaming to highlight their own content. So Netflix has its own programing like <em>House of Cards</em>, and <em>Marco Polo</em> streaming in 4K. Sony’s service only offers movies and shows that are owned by the company – like <em>The Amazing Spider-Man</em>.</p> <p>Since the content either had to have been filmed in 4K or converted to the higher resolution all of the streaming services are limited to more recent content (motion pictures have been filming in 4K for applications like IMAX since the early 2000s).</p> <p>Keep in mind that an internet connection less than 10-15 Mb/second won’t handle the huge video files for 4K content, though compression and higher-bandwidth Internet connections are both working toward making streaming 4K content easier in the near future.</p> <h4><span>4K Television</span></h4> <p>Comcast, DirectTV, and Dish have 4K UHD packages available (with the same types of limits on content). Currently the video is on-demand rather than live, due to the large size of the files. For example, the Dish Joey 4K box allows TV and movies to be downloaded to the device ahead of time, so you’ll have to plan ahead for movie night. But as the cable and satellite companies upgrade their infrastructure, more and more 4K content will become available to watch on-demand and even live. ?</p> <h4><span>4K Media</span></h4> <p>Instead of relying on a the cable or satellite company to get you the 4K UHD content, soon you’ll be able to buy Blu-ray discs with 4K video. The Blu-ray standard was announced and given the official name: Ultra HD Blu-ray. The first prototype of an Ultra HD Blu-ray player came from <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/5/7494863/panasonic-4k-blu-ray-player-prototype-ces-2015">Panasonic at CES</a> in January 2015 so <a href="http://www.cnet.com/news/ultra-hd-blu-ray-specification-now-complete-logo-unveiled/">by the end of the year</a> retail models should be on sale.</p> <h4><span>4K Games</span></h4> <p>If you’re a fan of video games your 4K options are limited to either a high-end PC or the newly released <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2015/05/28/nvidia-shield-available/">NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV</a> set-top box. The sheer hardware requirements for a game to play at 4K are staggering, but as computers and consoles increase in power, 4K gaming will stop being a niche market and become the standard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.gamespot.com/videos/4k-gaming-how-cool-is-it/2300-6424968/">Reviewers were stunned</a> to see the difference between regular gaming and 4K. They felt as if the worlds they were seeing were filled with life-like detail – especially for open-world games (like GTA:V, Skyrim, and Witcher 3) that encourage exploration and discovering things off in the distance.</p> <h4><span>Conclusion</span></h4> <p>While there’s limited content available now for 4K viewing, we’re at the beginning of a onslaught of new, beautiful, ultra-high definition content. Motion pictures and movie theaters are filming and projecting in 4K already, so from here on out the new movies will be best experienced in bright, crisp 4K.</p> <p>If you have the Internet speed to stream 4K or a subscription to one of the content providers that’s offering on-demand video, it’s a great time to upgrade all the details you’ve been missing. ?</p> <p>?</p> <p>?</p> <p>?</p> <p>?</p> <p><span><br /> </span></p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/6/23/if-your-walls-could-talk-they-would-ask-for-planar/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:If Your Walls Could Talk, They Would Ask for Planar<p>Dear designer,</p> <p>First off, thank you for building me.? I like to think that I am an exceptionally beautiful and functional wall and I am delighted to be a part of your space.? I think we will have a long lifetime of collaboration.</p> <p>I have noticed, however, that I am a bit plain.? Sure, there is a framed print hanging near the window and I like the shade of gray that you picked for paint, and I don’t want to sound ungrateful for the little adornment. ?But we could do more.? I could <em>be</em> more.</p> <p>I have been comparing notes with other walls and it seems that there are lots of great options for facing me with a video walls.? Something that would bring me to life.? Something that would replace paint with pixels.? Something more befitting your dynamic brand and my vibrant personality.</p> <p>And what I found in my research is that the best <a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/" title="LCD Video Walls">video walls</a> in the business come from Planar Systems.? This company, headquartered outside Portland, Oregon, makes the most technologically advanced and easy-to-install products in the industry.?</p> <p>The video walls are the thinnest available, allowing me to still meet the ADA safety and accessibility requirements.? Plus, they are front-serviceable and built for 24x7 reliability, so that downtime is reduced.? Because I don’t want to be out of service.?</p> <p>And furthermore, they have an innovative design that moves power supplies (and their noisy fans) and sources of heat off the wall into rack components that can be installed down the hall.? This is important because then you don’t have to perforate the wall with lots of electrical outlets to add a video wall (the kind of interventions, I’d rather avoid).</p> <p>Always striving to be flexible, I would accept either the award-winning <a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD video wall </a>or the recently-announced <a href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">DirectLight<span>?</span> LED video wall system</a>.? If video walls aren’t in the cards, Planar also makes some stunning large format displays with incredible 4k resolution that are worth checking into.</p> <p>Thank you for considering my request and I look forward to my new build out with a Planar video wall.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p>Your Wall</p> <p>P.S.? I took the liberty of designing some video walls using the <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> Calculator</a> and the <a href="http://directlightcalculator.planar.com/#/welcome">DirectLight<span>?</span> Calculator </a>and submitting them for a quote to Planar.? You can play around with your own designs using these free tools.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/6/9/when-does-4k-resolution-matter/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:When does 4K Resolution Matter?<p>You’ve probably heard a lot about <a href="/en/innovations/beyond-hd/" title="Beyond HD">4K displays</a>, but you might not know exactly what they are or why it’s important. The short answer is that 4K displays have approximately four thousand lines of vertical resolution (compared to approximately two thousand for HD displays). But what does it actually accomplish when more pixels are packed into the same amount of space?</p> <p><strong>Resolution, PPI, and Vision</strong><br />The three things that make a difference in how you see an image or video on a screen are the resolution of the screen, the number of pixels in each inch on that screen, and your eyes. All of them affect your experience of the display in different ways.</p> <p>Resolution is, quite simply, the sheer number of pixels – single points of color and light – that are used to make up the total image. Digital camera makers have been using the resolution of their cameras to indicate how sharp and detailed a picture will be in the millions of pixels, or megapixels. Standard definition televisions and VGA computer monitors had 480 lines of horizontal resolution (note, that since the aspect ratio changes the width, often the horizontal resolution is the only number considered). That works out to 307,200 pixels (or 0.3 megapixels). The move to DVD (720 lines) and then HD video (1080 lines) drastically increased the number of pixels (DVDs have 0.9 megapixels and HDTVs 2 megapixels). The Ultra-High Definition 4K displays have over 8 megapixels since they have four-times the resolution of HD displays.</p> <p>While pixels are very important, anyone who has used a high-end digital camera can attest to the fact that a certain point you can’t see the difference. That’s due to the number of pixels that are fit into a certain space, or the pixels per inch (PPI). No matter what the display, if you get close enough to it, you’ll be able to see the individual pixels. The giant screen at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas has pixels that are 20mm in size (about ? inches), but because the crowd is so far away they can’t see the individual pixels. Your smartphone’s pixels are over 250 times smaller than the ones in Cowboys Stadium so you can view it from that much closer without perceiving the individual pixels.</p> <p><strong>Viewing Distance</strong><br />The iPhone 6 came out with what Apple calls the “<a href="https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202471">Retina Display</a>” which basically means that the pixels are small enough that the human eye can’t distinguish them at a normal viewing distance. Images on the display look more real because you can’t see the edges of the pixels.</p> <p>A <a href="/en/products/4k-lcd-displays/" title="4K LCD Displays">4K display</a> makes it possible for you to be closer to the screen and for the screen to be bigger without you noticing any of the pixels that make it up. If you have a 28-inch monitor on your desk that’s running at Full HD (1080p) most people will be able to see the individual pixels at a viewing distance closer than four feet. But if you had a 4K UHD?display, you could be as close as two feet without noticing the pixels (the average monitor is about 2.5 feet away).</p> <p>From the other end of the spectrum, if you wanted to install a huge, 98-inch display you would need people to be at least 13 feet away before the pixels would disappear on a 1080p monitor, but with a 4K display they could be as close as 7 feet.</p> <p>So it’s possible to have a much larger display in a smaller space without sacrificing the visual experience with 4K. When close viewing and large-screen displays are important, 4K is the ideal choice.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/5/27/wayfinding-and-playfinding-an-interview-with-leslie-wolke/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Wayfinding and Playfinding: an Interview with Leslie Wolke<p>We had an opportunity to spend some time with <strong>Leslie Wolke of Leslie Wolke Consulting</strong> in Austin, Texas and New York City.? She is the co-founder of the SEGD’s XLab annual conference and is an independent consultant specializing in wayfinding technologies.? Her clients include the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New York University Langone Medical Center, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. We asked her questions about her passionate work in wayfinding and a new trend that she has identified called “playfinding.”</p> <p><strong>Q.? Leslie, thanks for chatting about trends in wayfinding today. You have used the term “playfinding.” Can you explain what it is and what makes it different or similar to wayfinding?</strong></p> <p>A. I coined the term “playfinding” to describe the convergence of?wayfinding?(tools that help people navigate or find their way) and?play?— delightful ways to interact?with and explore your environment. There are certain places where we need hard-working no-nonsense wayfinding tools: hospitals and highways for example. But there are also places where we are encouraged to wander, pause, and enjoy the environment — that’s where playfinding can add to the overall experience.</p> <p>A good example of this is the newest terminal of Tokyo’s Narita Airport. The design firm covered the main concourses in a brightly-colored running track carpet. The lanes are printed with wayfinding symbols, so visitors can follow them to departing gates — a very traditional form of wayfinding cues. But it is also playfinding in the sense it celebrates Tokyo’s upcoming summer Olympics in 2020 and gives a nod to the frantic pace of travel.</p> <p><strong>Q. What technology trends are enabling playfinding?</strong></p> <p>?A. Even though we all are addicted to our smartphones, perhaps the best way to convey contextual information to the largest audience of people in a given environment is by embedding interactive screens in the place itself. There’s no need to download and use a new app and the information can be shared and experienced within a group setting. Picture large-scale digital displays where multiple people can engage with the content at once, like?<a href="http://lesliewolke.com/2013/07/25/art-tech-art-nouveau/">Gallery One</a>?at the Cleveland Museum of Art or the numerous examples in <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">Planar’s Case Studies</a> portfolio.? I would call these interactions “playfinding” because they connect visitors to the place they are visiting, while guiding them on their journey.</p> <p><strong>Q. What consumer trends or behaviors make playfinding attractive?</strong></p> <p>A. Consumers want to engage in fun, memorable experiences—and if they are "instagram-worthy" or "tweet-worthy," so much the better.</p> <p><strong>Q. What business models do you see supporting playfinding (ie, sponsorship, branded experiences, educational missions funded by causes or foundations, experiences for which visitors are charged?)</strong></p> <p>A. All media requires a business model to sustain itself and interactive displays are no different. In many cases, I would argue that they are part of the infrastructure and common amenities of an environment — like benches in a lobby or wayfinding signage, so they should not be required to pay for themselves with sponsored messages. One can think of them as a digital equivalent of the “privately funded public spaces” that make cities more livable.</p> <p><strong>Q. What are three lessons you have learned about playfinding that you would encourage brands and companies to consider?</strong></p> <p>A.? There are several factors to consider in these projects:</p> <p>1. Consider the “delight-factor” — how can you deliver necessary information in a more amusing way? The safety announcements on Southwest Airlines and Virgin America convey their brand messages along with all the instructions.</p> <p>2. Embed surprises along the way — in low-stress settings like parks and retail centers, getting from here to there can be more like a scavenger hunt than a linear march.</p> <p>3. Let your brand have some fun and your visitors will too.?</p> <p><strong>Q. Thanks for this great information, Leslie.? Where can our visitors go to get more information about playfinding?</strong></p> <p>A. Absolutely. You can visit my websites at <a href="http://lesliewolke.com/">lesliewolke.com</a> or <a href="http://playfinding.com/">playfinding.com</a>.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/5/21/every-business-is-a-digital-business/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Every Business is a Digital Business<p>The global consulting firm, Accenture, has just published the 2015 version of its annual Technology Vision?and it is interesting to see how the trends they forecast are affecting our Planar’s customers today.</p> <p><strong>SMAC: Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud</strong></p> <p>The move to unstructured data, direct-to-consumer connections, and extensive record-keeping throughout the transaction processes of our lives form a foundation of many of these trends. We are seeing this very strongly in the use of <a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/">large format video walls</a> and high resolution displays being deployed in monitoring centers and the use of advanced visualization tools, like 3D, to explore data sets in new ways.</p> <p><strong>The Internet of Me</strong></p> <p>There first trend is that as objects and experiences go online, creating personalized experiences. Finding ways to do this without breaching their trust is always a challenge. We have found ways to do this with the use of visualization tools that respond to customer preferences and allow them to envision their world with more video displays. For instance, using the new <a href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> iOS app</a>, users can control their Planar? UltraRes? display to their own preferences. Similarly, tools like the <a href="http://matrixcalculator.planar.com/" target="_blank">Clarity<span>?</span>?Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall Calculator</a> allow you to preview your own video content on a wall of your own design and then request a personalized quote. And specification data and mechanical drawings of the mounting structures are updated to your preferences so that you can create a personalized brochure and rendering of the wall.</p> <p><strong>Outcome Economy</strong></p> <p>As hardware is bridging data between the physical world and the digital enterprise, opening up new possibilities for collaboration and new venues for accountability. We have seen customers deploy our <a href="/en/products/touch-displays/" title="Touch Displays">touchscreen displays</a> into interactive experiences that can be measured using the same analytics set that powers websites. This allows marketers, for instance, to not only create content that appeals to them personally and reflects the brand, but to test it rigorously to ensure that it is attracting attention, engaging customers, and delivering the transactional results that justify the expense of the deployment. We have seen wonderful examples of this as brand agencies and their clients have sought to do more with experiential marketing, events, and retail experiences.</p> <p><strong>Intelligent Enterprise</strong></p> <p>The next wave of big data, will include software better capable of analyzing the streams and delivering better decision support. This data and the resulting intelligence is already requiring new visualization solutions. We have seen desktop dashboards give away to employee-facing signage that allow the whole enterprise to keep their eyes on the goals. We have seen <a href="/en/solutions/corporate/" title="Corporate">conference rooms</a> turning into decision rooms, where multiple data sources, multiple sites, and multiple perspectives come together on a single display or video wall for collaboration.</p> <p><strong>Workforce Reimagined</strong></p> <p>Collaboration between humans and machines have never been more sophisticated. Advances in natural interfaces is seen very clearly in our growing line of touch screen displays. We see a large attach rate of touch interactivity to our large format and video wall products and expect this trend to continue as people are not just satisfied with displays that display, but they want displays to be input devices as well, allowing new forms of data manipulation and navigation.</p> <p>These, and other, trends combine to highlight the evolution of key technologies in the enterprise. In fact, Accenture goes so far as to call “every business a digital business.” And from where we sit as a leading supplier of digital displays for the enterprise, we see the same.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/5/14/one-part-prophecy-two-parts-planning/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:One Part Prophecy, Two Parts Planning<p>Many in the design community talk about designing structures and building with resiliency in mind. In other words, thinking of the notion that future proofing and preservation go hand in hand. To design with the aim of protecting the asset over time, as it is used and reacts to the environment.</p> <p>In all cases, this involves an assessment of physical risk. We might not know the future, but we can plan for various contingencies. For instance, if you are designing buildings along the Miami shorefront, you will need it to survive tropic storms or perhaps a hurricane. The extent to which facilities are protected is a choice you make with each project and with a risk profile tuned to the needs of each client. And even then, there is risk. Who would have guessed that the New Jersey shore would need building rated for the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?</p> <p>Building interiors are not immune from these same issues. Public spaces where individuals are interacting in close proximity to the fixtures and finishes have their own challenges. Their own need for resiliency.</p> <p>It was with this in mind that Planar developed ERO?. ERO stands for <a href="/en/innovations/ero/" title="ERO">Extended Ruggedness and Optics</a> and it is a process by which optically clear glass is mounted to the face of the display to remove the air gap, reduce internal reflections, and make the front of the display less precious. It extends the life of the product in environments where resiliency is tested.</p> <p>ERO is available as an option on <a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity? Matrix? LCD video walls</a>, <a href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar? UltraRes? 4k</a> flat panel displays, <a href="#" title="UltraLux">Planar? UltraLux?</a> displays, <a href="#" title="Transparent Displays">Planar? LookThru? transparent LCD,</a> and more. ?The future is certainly unknown, but we can plan for better preservation with proper planning.?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/5/6/a-display-by-any-other-name/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:A Display By Any Other Name<p>“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”?</p> <p>– William Shakespeare, <em>Romeo and Juliet.?</em></p> <p>Everyone in the display industry and in the larger A/V space has been tracking the growth of 4K or Ultra High Definition (UHD) resolution displays.? Our own award-winning <a href="http://www.planar.com/ultrares">Planar? UltraRes?</a> has entered strongly into the growing category and has won its own following with the professional features, and now the <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/planar-ultrares-app-for-ios/">new iOS app</a>.? And the 4K additions to the <a href="http://www.planar.com/products/large-format-displays/ep/ep-4k/">Planar<span>?</span> EP Series</a> are gaining traction.</p> <p>But the debate rages on what to call these displays.? Most of the screens in the market today in this class of display measure 3840 by 2160 pixels, making them 4 times the resolution of full HD.? Technically, the resolution is called Ultra High Definition (or Ultra HD or UHD).? 4K is the technical term for a display that is twice as wide as a 2K display (a cinema standard that measures 2048 wide instead of the more standard 1920).? In other words, technically 4k would be 256 pixels wider than a UHD display.? Yet, the 4k monitor exists and they are used interchangeably in the market.? And to make matters more confusing, YouTube and the television industry has adopted Ultra HD as their 4K standard.?</p> <p>And the 4K label is likely to stick, at least for a while.? A recent search of trending internet search terms on Google revealed the following comparison.</p> <p>?</p> <p><img style="width: 334px; height: 217px;" src="/media/434513/a-display-by-any-other-name.jpg?width=334px&amp;height=217px" alt="undefined"></p> <p>The term “4K” is searched with more frequency and has been on a higher trajectory of growth since first picking up speed in 2013 and it doesn’t show signs of stopping in its undulating trend line. ?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/4/1/digital-signage-trends-for-in-store-retail/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Digital Signage Trends for In-Store Retail<p>The progression of use of digital display in retail often begins and ends with “digital signage.” Digital screens replacing other posters or graphics in the space to announce products or promotions.</p> <p>But this simple usage is just the beginning of what is possible.</p> <p>Planar attended the Digital Signage Expo and our top executives went on to South by Southwest Interactive to further explore how technology was being used in retail and here are a few trends that can through strongly in the session content.</p> <p><strong>1. Technology can empower the sales associate</strong><br />Mobile technologies are transforming traditional cash-wrap areas, allowing associates to transact with customers throughout the retail environment. On-demand interactive content about the products and brands allow for a constant education for associates and a prop they can use in their sales conversations. Combined with liberal empowerment policies (around things like returns, etc) and the customer experience can be changed. New models for retail are further changing the definition of the associate. For instance, for the online retailer StitchFix, their stylists work part-time from home offices assisting clients with personal shopping services. Whether businesses have brick and mortar outlets or are just ecommerce plays, the empowered associate can be part of the winning formula.</p> <p><strong>2. Consumer-Centric design is at the center of smart technology deployments</strong><br />Executives from eBay and Rebecca Minkoff (a women’s fashion brand) both emphasized that one should never deploy technology for technology’s sake. Rather, you start by envisioning and then designing and deploying the customer experience that best matches their needs. Whether the shopper be rushed and surgical in their approach, or more of a social browsing experience, there are ways for technology, both in-store, online, and now with mobile apps, to enhance or enable the experience. eBay showed some data that the highest levels of conversion and sales uplift come from shoppers who researched the brand or products ahead of time and then referenced a mobile product while shopping. The technologies don’t need to compete. They work complimentarily.</p> <p><strong>3. Now is a time of experimentation</strong><br />Like other digital forms of advertising, it is possible, and indeed necessary, to test campaigns and approaches. The ability to instrument the customer experience (both online with tools like Google Analytics or WebTrends) and off-line (by using traditional methods of observation or surveys, or other observational research techniques like cameras, sensors, interactive touchscreens, apps, beacons and a growing number of other tools) can allow retailers to constantly refine and improve their efforts in the in-store and out-of-store experience. Using A/B testing approaches and applying ecommerce metrics (like cart abandonment) to the in-store environment (ie, dressing room abandonment, anyone?), retails can get real insights.</p> <p>One thing is at the heart of all of these trends: <strong>boldness</strong>.?It requires trust to empower and equip sales associates in the way that some brands are now doing. It is provocative to think of a brand from the customer’s perspective and the store as a place build to serve those customers, not the other way around. It is risky to be running in a perpetual “beta” mode with in-store technology, but that is precisely what retailers are being asked to do, in order to take full advantage of the range of innovations available today.</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/3/24/what-are-university-centers-doing-with-digital-signage/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:What are university centers doing with digital signage?<p>Temple University recently opened The Science Education and Research Center (SERC) as part of a?key strategy to further establish the university as a center of excellence in scientific education and?research. The Science Education and Research Center, at 247,000 square feet, is one of the largest?buildings devoted exclusively to scientific research in the Philadelphia region. The seven-story?structure includes 52 research labs and 16 teaching labs, open spaces to foster collaboration, and?high-tech equipment such as clean rooms and a low-vibration scanning tunneling microscope facility.?</p> <p>Also among SERC’s high technology assets is a sophisticated?digital video wall in the building’s main lobby that is?comprised of 35 large (55-inch) displays—<a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar’s nextgeneration?Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> LCD Video Wall System with?G2 Architecture</a>. These displays present a variety of?informational, educational and entertainment content from?sources that are managed by <a href="/en/products/processing-players/vcs/" title="VCS">Planar’s Clarity<span>?</span> VCS<span>?</span> Video?Wall Controller</a>. They represent the vanguard of a system?to extend teaching and learning onto large scale display?platforms - in SERC as well as in other facilities on campus?- that transform how everything from science to art is presented to students, shared among faculty?and staff, and enjoyed by visitors.?With 525 square foot of available wall space on the mezzanine level of the lobby, it was determined that a seven-wide-by-five-high (7 x 5) array of the Clarity Matrix video wall displays (MX55HDS) would provide the platform best suited to the needs and interests of the information services organization and the other university constituents involved In the decision-making process. ?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#vertical-markets/education/temple-university">Read more</a></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/3/17/4k-displays-for-commercial-applications/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:4K Displays for Commercial Applications<p>There has been a growing interest in 4K entertainment in the home with the release of Dish Networks’ 4K player and a host of development in ultra high definition content streaming. But 4K isn’t just for television. In fact, commercial applications for the technology are outpacing adoption in residential applications and there are a number of reasons why.</p> <p><strong>24x7</strong>: Commercial applications require long duty cycles and reliability that one can not find in consumer-grade equipment designed for in-home use. A few hours a day is very different than all day, every day usage models and products like the <a href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ultrares/" title="UltraRes">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> Series</a>?and <a href="/en/products/large-format-displays/ep/" title="EP 4K">Planar<span>?</span>?EP Series 4K?</a>Series are built to the task.</p> <p><strong>Front-Servicability</strong>: In public venues and mission critical applications, the display can not be down. As the size of the displays get bigger (up to 98” diagonal or larger for video walls), they must be serviceable without having to take the display off the way, risking damage and incurring expense and more downtime. Planar’s products and our unique mounting solutions, like the <a href="/en/innovations/mounting-system/" title="Mounting System">EasyAccess Mount</a> and the Planar Profile mount, allow for front serviceability.</p> <p><strong>ADA-Compliance</strong>: Everyone likes a thin display, but some customers are legally required to install them. If you are a public building in the US or a government office, you are subject to the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that the mounting depth of “protruding objects” (like displays hung on walls) need to be less than 4” off the wall. Planar’s mounting solutions and unique architectures, like you find in the <a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix<span>?</span> with G2 Architecture</a>, make this slim mounting depth possible.</p> <p><strong>4K at 60 Hz</strong>: It is critical that in the pursuit of resolution, we don’t compromise refresh rate (a common trade-off when working within the constraints of bandwidth). The Planar UltraRes product can take in up to 8 sources, all capable of full 4k, and can take in sources that are running at a full frame rate of 60 Hz. This leads to smooth motion video and fast response to cursor moves.</p> <p><strong>Multi-Source Viewing, Switching, and Scaling</strong>: The ability to hook up multiple sources, switch between them easily (via a remote, or software, a control system like Crestron or AMX, or even an iOS phone or tablet app), and scale any of them to the full screen or portions of the screen is critical in large displays and video walls. 4k screens have the resolution to allow for the simultaneous display of four (4) full HD signals, but televisions don’t have that functionality. The?<a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/planar-ultrares-app-for-ios/">Planar<span>?</span> UltraRes<span>?</span> App</a> takes this further with a free iOS to allow for source switching and scaling into quadrants of the display and it comes standard with the purchase of the display.</p> <p><strong>High Pixel Density for Close-up Viewing</strong>: Viewers need only to stand 5 or 6 feet back from a Planar UltraRes 84” display until they can no longer distinguish the individual pixels. On smaller displays like the 58” or 65”EP-Series, the distance is even closer! As displays get bigger and conference rooms get smaller, having this pixel density is required.<br />Interactivity in 4K: Getting closer to the display is also a side-effect of one of the biggest trends in digital display today and that is interactivity. Touchscreen technologies are turning displays into input devices. Planar offers touchscreens interactivity across products ranging from 15” to 98” and then on video walls up to 300”.</p> <p>For all of the reasons above, the time for 4K in commercial applications is now!</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/3/9/seamless-fine-pitch-led-video-walls-for-indoor-applications/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Seamless, Fine-Pitch LED Video Walls for Indoor Applications<p><span><span>Narrow pixel pitch LED solutions (3mm pitch and below) are evolving rapidly to become a serious option for indoor video wall applications that require higher resolution and greater image quality. These seamless fine-pitch?</span>LED video wall solutions provide exceptional visual performance, thin mounting depth, precise alignment, mission-critical reliability and adaptability to different customer uses. </span>LED video walls can be optimized for a wide range of indoor environments including well-lit public spaces and corporate lobbies, as well as light-controlled conference rooms, auditoriums and control rooms. They are well suited for demanding 24x7 indoor applications—with an architecture designed to make installation and service faster, easier and more precise.?</p> <p><a href="/en/products/led-video-walls/" title="LED Video Walls">Planar? DirectLight? LED Video Wall System</a>, which combines a proprietary, advanced design across a choice of four resolutions ranging from 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitch. Planar will debut the Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System this week at the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2015. Planar DirectLight offers a modular, seamless LED video wall system in four narrow pixel pitches - 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 and 3.1 millimeters - providing an exceptional visual experience close up, from a distance and at wide viewing angles. With stunning, crystal-clear picture quality, flexibility to accommodate almost any indoor environment and the ability to withstand the most rigorous, 24x7 operations, this unique family of video walls represents the next wave in the fast-growing direct-view LED market. ?</p> <p>The revolutionary?<a href="http://www.planar.com/innovations/easyalign-mounting/" title="EasyAlign Mounting">Planar? EasyAlign? Mounting System</a>?enables less than a 4" depth when mounted, making it ideal for space-constrained installations and eliminating the need for rear access space. Its six-axis of adjustment combined with Planar? DirectLight? Control Software allows for ultra-fine tune image calibration, delivering stunning, uniform images. With Planar DirectLight LED video walls, scale your design to fit any size wall or column in portrait, landscape, square or concave configurations.?<span>Planar DirectLight LED video walls feature a unique off-board distributed architecture that delivers 24x7 reliability and improves serviceability by removing heat, complexity and potential points of failure from behind the video wall and conveniently co-locates them with other rack mounted equipment for improved accessibility.</span></p> <p><span><span>Visit Planar at the Digital Signage Expo 2015 (Booth #1018) for a demonstration of Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System.?</span></span></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/2/18/planar-video-walls-create-dramatic-display-platforms-at-baker-hughes/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Planar video walls create dramatic display platforms at Baker Hughes<p><span>The campus of Houston-based oil services company, Baker Hughes, includes the new Western Hemisphere Education Center, a cross-training facility for employees working in all aspects of Baker Hughes' business. Attracting and retaining the brightest engineers is key for Baker Hughes, and it relies on the education center to help in that effort. Employees receive extensive education in the center's classrooms and labs, all equipped with the latest technology. That technology extends to the main lobby of the center where a Planar Mosaic Architectural Video Wall array and Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall displays have been deployed to further educate and inform employees.</span></p> <p>They chose to install some of Planar’s newest and most sophisticated video displays to present information that complements what students are receiving in their classes and labs. The students interact with these displays – directly and indirectly – in the lobby, before, between and after classes – and in the process they learn more about the company, get more excited about it, and become even more invested in it. The display strategy for the lobby also called for a platform that would encourage and enable students to explore more of what is presented on the <a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/mosaic/" title="Mosaic">Planar<span>?</span> Mosaic<span>?</span> video wall</a>. For this, <a href="/en/products/lcd-video-walls/clarity-matrix-lcd/" title="Clarity Matrix LCD">Planar’s Clarity<span>?</span> Matrix? MultiTouch LCD Video Wall</a> solution was specified for a 16-foot long interactive touch table. The Clarity Matrix MultiTouch displays employ a protective glass surface, Planar’s ERO? (Extended Ruggedness and Optics) option that adds durability while providing a highly responsive surface on which users can input commands for content navigation and exploration. The 55-inch Clarity Matrix MultiTouch displays (LX55HD-L-ERO) seamlessly show the full Baker Hughes story and world events that have shaped the oil and gas industry. When the timeline is disengaged, the table becomes an engineering design table showing the interworking pieces of many of Baker Hughes’ technologies, thereby providing another learning instrument within the center.?<a href="http://casestudies.planar.com/#product-categories/lcd-video-walls/baker-hughes">Read more</a></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/2/5/transparent-oled-looks-like-smoked-glass-and-plays-video/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Transparent OLED: Looks like smoked glass and plays video.<p><span>Transparent displays allow users to view what is shown on a glass video screen while still being able to see through it, enabling them to overlay digital images onto real objects that sit behind the glass. The n<span>ext-generation transparent OLED technology revolutionizes how information is displayed in settings ranging from retail merchandizing to museum exhibits to corporate lobbies. T</span></span>he vision of transparent displays, popularized for decades in science fiction movies and television shows, is now nearing reality. This technology is poised to revolutionize space design, customer engagement, and the digital display of information and branding for decades to come.</p> <p><span>Transparent OLED offers brilliant picture quality, exceptional contrast and wide viewing angles. Because the OLEDs themselves emit light, viewing angles are very broad and color performance is exceptional, leading to vivid, eye-catching installations. Moreover, because only those pixels that display content are turned on, a transparent OLED showing video will exhibit better contrast and energy efficiency than traditional displays.?<span>Transparent OLED is ideal for a broad range of applications including those in retail, museum and corporate settings. Retailers can install these displays in front of actual products to provide digital information about their merchandise, creating augmented reality experiences. Museums can use them to encourage patrons to interact with exhibits by displaying artifacts overlaid with text, images or video content designed to educate and inspire. Companies can incorporate them into their lobby, cafeteria and conference rooms as a dynamic way to present information to employees and customers while maintaining an interior design aesthetic of modern transparency. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Planar’s transparent OLED will allow designers to activate glass surfaces that are incorporated into these spaces, like interior windows, room dividers and partitions.?</span></span>The 55” prototype by Planar utilizes breakthrough Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to improve the transparency of see-through displays, creating new opportunities for experience design while overcoming a major hurdle to transparent display adoption.?This first-of-its-kind technology demonstrates Planar’s continued leadership in transparent displays, which began 16 years ago and continues with the?Planar? LookThru? Series?transparent LCD display offerings. Download our <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/transparent-oled/?utm_campaign=TransparentOLED&amp;utm_medium=social media&amp;utm_source=blog">Transparent OLED eBook </a>today.?</p> <p>?</p> <p>?</p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/1/27/interactive-touch-displays-in-conference-rooms/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Interactive touch displays in conference rooms<p>The nature of decision making and the meeting rooms that support corporate productivity are changing rapidly, driven by a corporate push toward enhanced company communications and more effective team collaboration. At the forefront of this evolution, new display technologies—including video walls, 4k displays, and interactive touch displays—are overtaking conventional presentation technology, offering tremendous opportunities for richer, deeper, more immersive communication in group settings.? Today’s offices are more open, more collaborative, and more technology drenched than ever.?</p> <p>Three emerging trends in conference room displays are causing CIOs, CTOs, and IT groups to rethink the ways in which information is shared and the means by which teams work together are the growing popularity of flat panel displays, the availability of higher display resolutions and large-scale interactive touch displays.</p> <p>Near universal smartphone use and the popularity of tablets have made touch and gesture a natural and intuitive way to interact with a computing device. Consumers in their living rooms and business people in their offices have been taught to touch displays. The evolution of this trend has reached large-scale proportions with touch now being extended to desktop displays all the way up to tiled video walls. Close-up views look crisp thanks to new Ultra HD and 4K displays, giving presenters and work teams an effective way to use touch even on wall-sized displays.?</p> <p>Interactive touch screens on high-resolution displays offer these benefits:</p> <ul> <li>Presentations can become more interactive and collaborative with real-time markups and annotations from conference participant, often using the same applications and tools that they would use on their desk like the inking capability in Microsoft Office applications or multi-platform tools like Evernote.</li> <li>Increasing numbers of software applications are touch-enabled and can be used real-time in decision making environments.</li> <li>Touch is a natural and intuitive way to communicate with display content, leading to more expressive presentations.</li> </ul> <p>An office conference becomes more vibrant and dynamic when driven by interactive touch and close involvement of meeting participants. Even the finest details remain sharp and clear on high-resolution displays, improving group communication.?As the business value of interactive touch displays becomes more evident, these displays are making more frequent appearances in conference rooms, design studios, presentation halls, and engineering suites.?</p> <p>Globally, according to analysts at IHS, the worldwide shipment of touch-screen panels is set to double from 2012 to 2016, reaching 3 billion units as a wide range of products incorporate this technology. Growth in touch devices is spilling over into an increasing demand for touch capabilities on large-format displays. Projections from IHS, Display Search, and Planar show annual increases of 30 percent in large-format interactive touch displays in the near term.</p> <p>For more information about these trends and the relevant technologies used in conference room design, <a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/conference-room-trends/">download the Conference Room Trends eBook.</a></p>https://www.leyard.com/en/blog/2015/1/13/trends-in-the-use-of-digital-displays-in-museum-environments/香港马会2019开奖结果 记录:Trends in the use of digital displays in museum environments<p>Museums exist to expand our knowledge, stimulate our senses, expose us to new experiences, and engage our participation, as we explore our shared history and the natural world. In recent years, new technologies have expanded the dimensions and capabilities of museum exhibits, turning visitors from passive observers to actively engaged participants. AV technology is inspiring museums to supplement static display techniques with dynamic, responsive, participatory museum environments.</p> <p>Larger video displays and interactive flat screens have become fixtures and communication tools in many modern-day museums. Specifically there are three major trends in the use of digital displays in museum environments:</p> <p>1. Large video walls that introduce exhibits and set visitor expectations<br />2. Increasing use of interactive touch screens to encourage visitor engagement with exhibits <br />3. Greater use of video installations as architectural elements to create visually rich visitor experiences</p> <p>Today, it takes a lot of effort to draw prospective museum goers away from their on-demand content and the convenient screens of their computers, televisions, tablets, and smartphones and convince them to attend a live exhibit in person. Faced with this challenge, museum planners and designers have been tasked with not only providing exceptional experiences to visitors, but also finding ways to inspire and amaze them.</p> <p>To do this generally requires using every technique and technology available to excite, awaken, stimulate, surprise, and entertain visitors—beginning the moment they enter the lobby. Advanced display technologies, working alongside other media and methods, have proven worthy of the challenge, bringing dynamic color, light, full immersion, and magic to museum exhibits.?The same is becoming true in other environments and visitors continue to raise the bar of what they expect from the buildings and spaces they enter. They crave engagement, which means a richer visual imagery, more interactivity, and memorable experiences that they take with them.</p> <p>Ultimately, the goal is to attract the visitor, provide a memorable experience, and encourage return visits. The Museum Trends eBook explores the design trends that are influencing museum displays around the world and affecting the ways in which information is presented. From the lobby onward, the descriptive power of video imagery sets the tone for a museum tour and provides an effective way to control the atmosphere, the nature of the presentation, and the full sensory experiences of visitors.</p> <p>To read more about these trends and the technologies that are being deployed in museums, see the?<a href="http://www.planar.com/lp/museum-trends/">Museum Trends eBook</a>.</p>