In control rooms around the world, critical decisions are made based on information presented on video walls. Even a temporary interruption or drop in performance can be detrimental. Planar understands the unique requirements of mission-critical video walls and provides a choice of image processing solutions that set the industry standard for performance, power and versatility so you can manage your control room operations the way you want.
Complete Control of Critical Visual Information
Large and small venues alike use Planar’s video wall processors to broadcast a single image across multiple screens or display several different video feeds within a single wall. Planar provides a choice of world-class image processing solutions to best fit your video wall application needs and requirements. For more robust applications, Planar’s Indisys Image Processing allows any source to be displayed, at any size, anywhere on any size video wall making it among the industry’s most flexible solutions. For a powerful, yet easy-to-use processor at a low price point, the Clarity VCS video wall controller is ideal for the capture, display and management of video and data sources on small or mid-sized video walls.
Clarity Visual Control Station
The Clarity Visual Control Station (VCS) is an easy-to-use video wall controller, ideal for Clarity Matrix LCD Video Walls that is designed to capture, display and manage visual sources. Its compact, yet powerful, form factor supports a wide variety of inputs and is designed for ease of set-up, use and maintenance.
Indisys Image Processing
Planar’s Indisys™ Image Processing system is a complete all-digital solution for the capturing, routing, displaying and managing of visual information on a video wall. It incorporates a unique distributed architecture and dedicated, high bandwidth hardware components that deliver the performance, flexibility, redundancy and source-to-pixel control not possible with traditional image processing architectures.
Features and Benefits
Choice of image processing solutions to best fit your video wall application needs and requirements.
Clarity VCS is an easy-to-use video wall controller ideal for small to medium-sized systems.
Indisys Image Processing has a unique modular architecture and high bandwidth components making it perfect for larger, more demanding applications.
Planar WallNet™ is an easy-to-use software and hardware solution designed to monitor the performance of Planar digital displays and video walls over a network.
The Clarity™ Matrix LCD Video Wall System, available in 46″, 55″ and 60″ sizes, is an immersive, flexible LCD video wall system that provides outstanding tiled visual performance, supports 24×7 operations and requires minimal installation space. Clarity Matrix utilizes cutting-edge ultra-narrow bezel LCDs resulting in a tiled bezel width as small as 5.5mm, allowing customers to create a near-seamless digital canvas. Featuring a unique mounting system and mission-critical off-board electronics design, Clarity Matrix is the slimmest and most reliable LCD video wall available.
Unique Benefits of an LCD Video Wall System
Clarity Matrix was architected and developed by video wall industry experts in a way that specifically addresses the challenges faced by all video wall installations: mounting and alignment, reliability and extended operation, service and maintenance access and simple, effective image processing and management.
At the heart of the Clarity Matrix architecture is a distributed design that takes heat, complexity and unreliability out from behind the LCD panel and replaces it with a centrally located, easily accessible and highly reliable rack-mounted system. This mission-critical off-board electronics design succeeds in reducing depth, weight, heat and points of failure. For even further reliability, the Clarity Matrix power supply unit includes an n+1 redundant design so if any one power supply in the unit fails, the remaining 4 will continue to power 4 LCDs with uninterrupted operation.
Features and Benefits
Available in 46″, 55″ and 60″ sizes
Integrated EasyAxis Mounting System creates the thinnest profile LCD video wall available
Off-board electronics design reduces depth, weight, heat and points of potential failure
Includes Big Picture Plus Processing for spanning images across multiple displays
Builds scale-out Ethernet fabrics for virtualized data centers
Designed for 24/7 reliability and simplified service
Superior Visual Experience and Mission-Critical Reliability Tailored To Your Unique Indoor Environment
The Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System is a family of seamless, ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video walls that provide a superior visual experience, and 24×7 reliability tailored to your unique indoor environment. Planar DirectLight LED video walls incorporate design principles gained from Planar’s decades of successful video wall installations and is ideal for the most demanding control room applications, providing a uniform and seamless canvas of nearly any size or shape.
The revolutionary Planar® EasyAlign™ Mounting System enables precision six-axis alignment and together with Planar® DirectLight™ Control Software delivers unmatched image quality even in low-light control rooms. At less than 4″ mounted depth, Planar DirectLight is the thinnest direct view LED video wall available and mounts directly to the wall. Front serviceability eliminates the need for rear access, freeing valuable space and simplifying maintenance. Planar DirectLight’s off-board distributed architecture delivers greater reliability, reduces installation time and complexity and enables ultra-quiet, fan-less operation at the video wall vital for control rooms environments.
Truly Seamless, Ultra-Fine Pitch with Unmatched Image Quality
Superior Low Brightness Visual Performance
Available in 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitches, Planar DirectLight LED video walls deliver a crisp, high contrast image with its black resin LEDs and Planar® MicroGrid Shader™ , enabling the deepest levels of black. Planar DirectLight is designed to maintain color adjustments and gray levels even at low levels of brightness.
Consistent design available in four resolutions: 1.6, 1.9, 2.5 and 3.1mm pitch
Black resign LEDs and Planar MicroGrid Shader for deeper blacks, higher contrast
Planar DirectLight Control Software allows for flexible image adjustment and maintains color settings even at low brightness
Excellent off-axis viewing with no color shift
Saturated colors and deep blacks make improve SCADA visibility
Supports concave walls with addition of mounting structure
Revolutionary Planar EasyAlign Mounting System
Front Installation and Serviceability Lowers Operating Costs
Ultra-fine 6-axis adjustment for perfectly aligned video walls
Mounts to wall, eliminating need for additional mounting frame
Single person installation and removal of LED Display Modules
Eliminates need for rear access, freeing valuable space
Front service access to all components allows for effective in-place service
Lockable LED Display Modules provide added safety and security
Planar Systems Inc. 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, 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. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners and customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.planar.com.
Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall Systemis a family of seamless, ultra-fine pitch direct view LED video walls that provide a superior visual experience, and 24×7 reliability tailored to your unique indoor environment. Planar DirectLight LED video walls incorporate design principles gained from Planar’s decades of successful video wall installations and is ideal for the most demanding control room applications, providing a uniform and seamless canvas of nearly any size or shape.
Planar Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System
is an immersive, flexible LCD video wall system that provides outstanding tiled visual performance, supports 24×7 operations and requires minimal installation space. Clarity Matrix utilizes cutting-edge ultra-narrow bezel LCDs resulting in a tiled bezel width as small as 5.5mm, allowing customers to create a near-seamless digital canvas. Featuring a unique mounting system and mission-critical off-board electronics design, Clarity Matrix is the slimmest and most reliable LCD video wall available.
Planar Indisys Image Processing
provides a choice of world-class image processing solutions to best fit your video wall application needs and requirements. For more robust applications, Planar’s Indisys Image Processing allows any source to be displayed, at any size, anywhere on any size video wall making it among the industry’s most flexible solutions. For a powerful, yet easy-to-use processor at a low price point, the Clarity VCS video wall controller is ideal for the capture, display and management of video and data sources on small or mid-sized video walls.
Hiperwall makes it simple to build high performance, scalable video wall from ordinary computers, ordinary monitors and an ordinary LAN. Hiperwall lets you view any combination of content types:
Ordinary graphic images
Extremely large graphic images, up to 1 gigabyte or larger
Digital movies, including standard and HDTV format
Streaming content from cameras and other live sources
Live “sender” feeds that let a room full of people view the constantly changing screen displays of one or more computers
Hiperwall lets you resize and relocate each content object anywhere on the video wall, within a single monitor or across multiple monitors. It’s as easy as moving and resizing windows on the desktop of your personal computer. Hiperwall also provides advanced capabilities like zoom, rotation, shading and transparency, enabling users to examine content with increased flexibility and effectiveness.
The key breakthrough of the Hiperwall system is a distributed software architecture that applies classical parallel processing techniques to overcome the performance limitations typically associated with the display of large or numerous items on multiple display devices. The result is a high performance, high resolution visualization system that provides high scalability without requiring the need for any specialized hardware infrastructure. This results in multiple technical and business advantages.
Features & Benefits
High Performance Distributed Architecture
The key component of a Hiperwall installation is a set of computer monitors that are physically adjacent to each other in a “tiled” arrangement. Each monitor is driven by a PC that can be external, or embedded in the monitor as found in the Samsung UXn family. Each PC/monitor pair is called a display node. Each of these nodes is responsible for displaying a portion of the overall image that is being shown on the Hiperwall system. Each PC is responsible for rendering the portion of the overall image that is being displayed on its associated monitor. Thus, all of the PCs work in parallel to render the total image, avoiding the performance limitations that would come from attempting to render the entire image on a single PC.
Since each display node includes a monitor and PC, as you add more display nodes to a Hiperwall installation you increase the total display area and the total processing power. As a result, it is possible to expand the Hiperwall system without any practical limits. Systems can start with as few as 2 display nodes and can grow as large as space and network bandwidth permit.
The Hiperwall software runs as a standard application operating on a standard PC connected via a standard ethernet network. The only specialized technology is the software itself. This reliance on standard hardware eliminates the cost and complexity of specialized switches and servers while giving the user greater flexibility in selecting from a variety of price performance points to meet their particular application requirements.
The Hiperwall software running on each display node is rendering images through the video controller. As such, the software is not aware of the specific type of monitor being used. While LCD monitors are the most commonly used display technology, the user has the choice of any type of display, including LCD, Plasma, CRT, Projector or any of the new and emerging technologies like Organic LED. This flexibility enables specific display technologies to be deployed to best meet the resolution, image size, brightness and cost requirements of any application.
Multiple Data Types
The Hiperwall system is capable of displaying multiple data types on the Hiperwall video wall display. You can display one extremely large piece of content and spread a variety of contents across the entire video wall.
Standard images – Hiperwall can display digital images in jpeg, png, bmp and tiff formats
Ultra-high resolution images – Hiperwall can display extremely high resolution images in standard graphic formats, up to 1 gigabyte or larger in size
Videos – Hiperwall can play digital QuickTime movie files
Streaming content – Hiperwall can play live content from digital cameras and playback devices streamed across the network in standard or high definition
Senders – Hiperwall can display real-time replicas of the screen display of any network attached computer, allowing that PC to “send” its screen to the wall
The Hiperwall system allows you to control how each of the content types listed above is displayed on the Hiperwall video wall display.
Location– Move any piece of content to any location on the video wall, as easily as dragging a window around the desktop of a PC
Size– Resize any piece of content to any size. Have it occupy one area of a single monitor or expand it to cover the entire video wall
Zoom– Zoom in to see fine detail or zoom out to see the big picture
Rotation– Rotate any piece of content to any orientation
Transparency– Adjust the transparency of any piece of content from fully opaque to fully transparent, great for doing visual overlays
Shading– Adjust the color shading of any object to expose new visual information or match desired aesthetics
Cloning– Multiple copies of any content can be displayed simultaneously on multiple locations on the wall. Each clone can be independently sized, positioned, rotated and colored.
Hiperwall, Inc. is a University of California at Irvine (UCI) spinoff established to commercialize video wall display technology based on research and technology developed at UCI’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology. Hiperwall is a high-performance low-cost video wall software solution that can display a wide variety of content with unmatched speed, flexibility and functionality in extremely high-resolution. The commercialization of the Hiperwall system was completed with the assistance of UCI, Tech Coast Works, and The Orange County Business Incubation Network, a public benefit initiative of the Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business.
Hiperwall Video Wall Display SystemHiperwall makes it simple to build high performance, scalable video wall from ordinary computers, ordinary monitors and an ordinary LAN. Hiperwall lets you resize and relocate each content object anywhere on the video wall, within a single monitor or across multiple monitors. It’s as easy as moving and resizing windows on the desktop of your personal computer. Hiperwall also provides advanced capabilities like zoom, rotation, shading and transparency, enabling users to examine content with increased flexibility and effectiveness.
Crestron Corporate VideoWhether you need to control an AV presentation, videoconference internationally or update your digital signage, Crestron has a control system to keep you connected. Monitor your enterprise to increase sustainability by tracking your carbon footprint to see where you use onsite energy, and how you can continue to reduce energy costs. Add room sensors and set presets for shades to control daylight harvesting and only use lights as they are needed. Show off your energy savings from a flash-based, stylish interface in your lobby. Book an available conference room that has the technology and space you need, directly from Outlook or on your web browser. There are no limitations to keep your organization on the cutting-edge, increase efficiencies and lower costs.
Crestron Products and Solutions:
Crestron 3-Series Control Processor – The latest control platform, the central operating system for homes, commercial buildings, classrooms and boardrooms. The Crestron 3-Series is an integrated building management platform, capable of unifying the various technologies within a commercial building to operate as a single, intelligent system rather than in silos as separate systems.
Boardroom/Conference Room and Building Control – Simplify and streamline the technology in your boardrooms, conference rooms or throughout the facility. Integrated solutions from Crestron simplify installation and practical usage, as well as maintenance and scalability. These solutions go far beyond the touchpanel and control system.
Campus and Classroom Automation – Control the AV equipment, lights, drapes and screens in your educational facility from an intuitive easy-to-use touchpanel. Both PTS and Crestron have extensive experience in the academic community. Crestron control solutions are in place in classrooms, labs, conference rooms and auditoriums in almost every Ivy League university.
Network Operations Center (NOC) – Crestron provides state-of-the-art AV distribution systems, multi-window display processors, KVM distribution, camera control, and multimedia presentation systems in Network Operations Centers. Control is always at your fingertips from easy-to-use touchpanels, handheld remotes and custom keypads.