Planar Large Format 4K LCD Displays Earn Prestigious Crestron 4K Certification


PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planar, a Leyard company and global leader in display and digital signage technology and Leyard, a global leader in visualization products, today announced that its portfolio of large format 4K LCD displays, including the Planar® UltraRes Series and Planar® EP Series, has obtained the highly sought after 4K certification from Crestron Electronics.

The Crestron® 4K Certification Program confirms the Planar UltraRes Series and Planar EP Series displays meet the stringent demands of a 4K distributed system. A leading global manufacturer of integrated technology for automation, control and management, Crestron rigorously tests 4K products to ensure they are compatible with the company’s end-to-end DigitalMedia platform for managing and distributing digital audio visual and control signals.

“We are honored to receive this respected certification,” said Steve Seminario, vice president, product marketing at Planar and Leyard. “The Planar UltraRes Series and Planar EP Series are revolutionizing the 4K market, and now with the ‘Crestron 4K Certified’ logo, our customers can be assured these products work seamlessly within their larger 4K ecosystem.”

The Planar UltraRes Series and the Planar EP Series are both award-winning Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160) professional LCD displays that are compatible with existing Full HD and 4K sources and new 4K sources coming to market. Available in 75-inch, 84-inch and 98-inch models, the Planar UltraRes Series offers exceptional 4K clarity, high performance and advanced processing utilizing proprietary Planar® MediaPlex Plus processing – making it ideal for applications ranging from collaborative meeting spaces to high-impact digital signage. The Planar UltraRes Series is available in touch versions, bringing interactivity to the 4K immersive experience.

The Planar EP Series provides top-level reliability and high image quality along with commercial-grade features required for digital signage, corporate and control room environments. Offered in 50-inch, 58-inch and 65-inch models, the Planar EP Series is also available in touch versions.

“As AV system designers and integrators invest in the 4K video market, it’s critical that every component contributes to a high-quality end user experience,” said Dominick Accurso, Integrated Program Product Manager at Crestron. “We are proud to welcome the award-winning and highly respected Planar UltraRes Series and Planar EP Series to our distinguished roster of 4K certified products.”

“As a design engineer, I want to be confident that my solutions are sound – and when integrated, will work seamlessly from origination source through to the display device,” said Mike Wilson, audiovisual engineering manager at Corbett Technology Solutions, Inc., a systems integrator based in Chantilly, VA. “Knowing the Planar line-up of displays ranging from 50” to 98” not only supports 4K native resolution, but is also Crestron-certified gives me the assurance of exceptional picture clarity without compatibility issues as the displays are incorporated into a broader 4K system architecture.”

Planar UltraRes Series and Planar EP Series 4K displays are available through Planar and Leyard’s global network of authorized resellers. For more information about Planar’s 4K LCD displays, visit

Planar®, UltraRes and MediaPlex are trademarks of Planar Systems, Inc. and Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their holders.

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

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.” For more information, visit


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