Leyard and Planar Win Seven Prestigious Industry Awards at InfoComm 2016


PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leyard, a global leader in visualization products and Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology, are the recipients of seven prestigious industry technology honors at InfoComm 2016, the largest event in North America focused on the professional AV industry.

Leyard and Planar were honored for their leadership and innovation from six leading industry publications: AV Technology, Commercial Integrator, Digital Signage, Government Video, Sound & Video Contractor and Systems Contractor News. The companies received the awards for two breakthrough products featured at the show – the Leyard® TWA Series fine pitch LED video wall and the Planar® LookThru transparent OLED display.

“InfoComm 2016 was an impressive presentation of the professional AV industry’s latest innovations and it’s an honor to be recognized by industry veterans,” said Jennifer Davis, chief marketing officer at Leyard. “This year’s event marks the first InfoComm that Leyard and Planar were able to showcase our groundbreaking technologies together. We are thrilled to receive recognition for both the Planar LookThru transparent display and the massive, eye-catching Leyard TWA Series 8K LED video wall that was the talk of this year’s show and the highest resolution LED video wall ever shown at InfoComm.”

The Leyard TWA Series is a family of fine pitch LED video wall displays featuring a unique design, low power consumption and outstanding image quality. Offered in a unique 54-inch flat panel format, it delivers the pixel density and form-factor similar to LCD and rear projection video walls, but with a truly seamless image that can be configured to nearly any size. Leyard and Planar showcased the Leyard TWA Series at InfoComm 2016 in an enormous 8K installation of 64 individual Leyard TWA Series 1.2 millimeter pixel pitch displays, measuring more than 31 feet wide by 18 feet tall (9.5 meters by 5.5 meters).

The first-of-its-kind Planar LookThru transparent OLED display revolutionizes display technology offering glasses-free augmented reality. The product utilizes cutting-edge Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to overlay video over live scenes or product, eliminating the need for a backlight or enclosure, overcoming one of the major hurdles to transparent LCD display adoption by making it possible to create truly see-through installations.

The awards Leyard and Planar received at InfoComm 2016 recognized the companies for their leadership in developing outstanding new products that solve meaningful problems for AV integrators and technology managers. In some cases, the awards were judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts. In others, the award finalists were selected by a panel of judges, with the winners voted on by publication readers.

The seven awards that Leyard and Planar won are:

For more information about Leyard and Planar displays, visit www.leyard.com or www.planar.com.

About Leyard

Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the design, production, distribution, and service of digital displays, video walls, and visualization products worldwide. Leyard has gained significant market share in fine pitch LED and offers indoor, outdoor, fixed, and creative displays, as well as other ancillary and lighting solutions for the urban environment. Used in various applications, such as broadcast, sports arenas, stadiums, advertisement networks, retail digital signage, control rooms, exhibitions, large scale events, and digital cultural experiences, Leyard enjoys marquee installations globally. Leyard was founded in 1995, is headquartered in Beijing, China, and is traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300296). Forbes magazine (2013) named Leyard among “China’s Top 100 Most Potential Listed Companies.” Planar Systems was acquired by Leyard in 2015. For more information, visit www.leyard.com.

About Planar

Planar, a Leyard company, is a global leader in display and digital signage technology, providing premier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance. Planar video walls, direct view LED offerings, large format LCD displays, interactive touch screen monitors and many other solutions are used by the world’s leading organizations in applications ranging from digital signage to simulation and from interactive kiosks to large-scale data visualization. Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. (China: Shenzhen 300296), a global leader in display and visualization technologies with over 300 patents and marquee installations globally. For more information, visit www.planar.com.

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