Tag Archives: Planar

Transparent OLED Technology 101

OLED is a flat-panel display technology that’s been in development for decades. Organic Light Emitting Diode technology was first reduced to practice at Eastman Kodak in the early 1980s. The first commercial, limited production OLED displays were sold in 1997. Since then, these displays have found use in car stereos, MP3 players and cameras. But by […]

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Three Steps to Engagement

Groups and businesses in retail, museum and other public venues often talk of customer engagement in terms of “attract, engage and connect” (or some variation).  Any physical — or virtual — concept of engagement that seeks to interact with customers and/or visitors goes through this predictable process. It’s useful to look at this as a model of interactive engagement […]

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The Great (Urban) Outdoors

Nancy Novograd, editor of Travel + Leisure magazine, wrote in their February issue about Swedish economist Kjell NordtrÖm who presented at a travel conference. Among his statements, she recounted that “by 2040, some 70 percent of the earth’s population will be living in cities.” I found this remarkable. Among the needs for infrastructure planning, transportation […]

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Top Four Reasons Why the Time is Right for 4K Digital Signage

When Planar launched the Planar UltraRes Series line of 4K displays at the Digital Signage Expo 2013, we knew we were ahead of the curve. Most of our customers utilizing “beyond HD” content were using it for professional applications in control rooms or corporate settings, not public venue digital signage. Still, we believed the time […]

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Built to Last

When designers and architects approach a new environment to design, they think long-term.  Buildings are expected to stand the test of time, and interiors are expected to last for decades.  Iconic properties, like public and institutional buildings, do not change frequently so they must be designed for the long-term and built to last. This is […]

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