PORTLAND, Ore., February 2, 2021 - Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, today announced the company is enhancing the Planar® TVF Series family of fine pitch LED video wall displays by offering integration with the Planar® WallDirector™ Video Controller (VC). The Planar WallDirector VC and Planar® WallDirector™ Software add powerful and secure video processing capabilities to the product while simplifying video wall control and management. In addition, Planar WallDirector VC is being added to Planar® TVF Complete™ 109-inch to 219-inch LED video wall displays, allowing customers to more easily acquire, deploy and operate seamless LED video walls in popular resolutions and configurations.
Planar WallDirector VC is a family of compact and scalable video processors designed to drive Planar LED and LCD video walls. With Planar WallDirector VC, users can capture multiple sources while extending signals over CAT or fiber connections and scale modularly to support larger video walls. The Video Controller is powered by Planar WallDirector Software, a powerful browser-based video wall management application with an intuitive interface that simplifies video wall set-up, configuration, operation and monitoring. With Planar WallDirector VC scaling and windowing, customers can arrange, save, recall and view their video sources in layouts that are most meaningful to them.
The company is also enhancing and expanding Planar TVF Complete, a family of LED video wall displays designed to make seamless large size video walls easier and more cost-effective to deploy. The new Planar TVF Complete line now incorporates Planar WallDirector VC and includes a new Double Full HD 198-inch model aimed at the popular wide-view configuration for conference rooms and board rooms. The Planar WallDirector VC and Planar WallDirector Software combine a powerful and compact video processor, signal extension over CAT or fiber, multiple 4K@60Hz capture, flexible window layout creation and recall and complete control via web application, network commands or remote plus on-screen display. Available in a range of Full HD, Ultra HD and Double Full HD resolutions, Planar TVF Complete now offers customers a total of seven models to choose from.
"Planar TVF Series and Planar TVF Complete are among our most sought-after fine pitch LED video wall solutions," said Steve Seminario, vice president of product development at Planar. "The new capabilities announced today were designed to respond to the needs of our growing customer base while maintaining Planar TVF Series' elegant simplicity and reliability."
In addition, Planar TVF Series is now available with Planar® ERO-LED Matte™. As the newest advancement with the company's proprietary Planar® ERO-LED™ (Extended Ruggedness and Optics™) technology, Planar ERO-LED Matte is a new protective solution that is almost unnoticeable, allowing content to be displayed without interruptions or reflections and an improved touch experience for continued interaction, while also maintaining superb image performance.
Planar ERO-LED material is applied at the LED module level and as a result, individual modules can be removed or replaced, providing simpler service.
The company's latest Planar TVF Series developments follow the launch of the Planar® EverCare™ Lifetime Limited Warranty in October. The program is designed to provide customers with complete confidence in their LED video wall purchase while reducing their lifetime cost-of-ownership.
Planar EverCare is unique in terms of its comprehensiveness and duration of coverage, offering customers with Planar TVF Series and Planar TVF Complete LED video walls deployed in North America lifetime protection, total product coverage, local support and maintenance, uninterrupted assistance and expedited parts replacement. When paired with the Planar® EverNew™ Managed Service Program, a competitive, multi-year leasing program that simplifies the buying process by enabling customers to lease Planar displays at a fixed monthly cost, Planar EverCare makes deploying a Planar TVF Series LED video wall uniquely predictable and worry-free from a financial and service perspective.
In June, Planar also expanded the Planar TVF Series to include a new 0.9 millimeter pixel pitch model in response to customer feedback. Planar TVF 0.9 supports higher resolution video walls, increasing the pixel count by nearly 78 percent compared to the 1.2 millimeter model, while also preserving exceptional visual performance and simplified installation and maintenance.