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Leyard and Planar Announce Next-Generation Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display

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and Planar,
global leaders in visualization products, today announced the
next-generation Planar®
LookThruTransparent OLED Display
, which leverages the
latest in transparent organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to
provide a self-emitting transparent display for true see-through
installations without the need for backlighting or enclosures.

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The new Planar LookThru display builds on the frameless glass design of
the original version, enabling customers to overlay digital content and
imagery over actual objects to create unique, eye-catching
installations. Suitable both as a standalone product and for tiled
installations, the 55-inch display is ideal for a wide range of
applications including retail merchandising, corporate displays, museum
exhibits, award and trophy cases, and tradeshow exhibits. Leyard and
Planar will showcase the Planar LookThru at InfoComm

“The customer demand for a next-generation Planar LookThru display has
been truly unprecedented,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of
product marketing at Leyard and Planar. “We’re thrilled to announce this
new product, which brings to life the amazing variety of creative
designs our customers envision for their organizations.”

“The Planar LookThru display has been a tremendous success with some of
our largest rental clients,” said ABCOMRENTS
CEO Sonny Goyal. “We are thrilled to learn that we will have the
opportunity to work with the next-generation of the Planar LookThru
Transparent OLED display.”

The next-generation Planar LookThru allows users to showcase a single
object behind a single 55-inch display or larger objects behind a tiled
video wall. It offers the following benefits:

  • Brilliant picture quality. The new 55-inch Planar LookThru
    offers vibrant colors that, at 120% NTCS, exceed the standards set by
    the National Television System Committee. The emissive OLED display
    provides wide viewing angles with excellent no off-axis contrast and
    brightness. With Full HD resolution, it also delivers stunning
    graphics and full-motion video.
  • High performance. Planar LookThru comes with a 4K@60Hz
    DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity that includes HDCP 2.2 content
    protection compliance. Installations are fully controllable using
    RS-232, LAN and other control systems. The display is also compatible
    with leading processing and source routing solutions.
  • High durability. The new Planar LookThru features Planar®
    (Extended Ruggedness and Optics)
    technology that uses a proprietary process to bond protective glass to
    the front surface of an OLED display. The result is a highly durable
    display surface that can withstand the rigors of high-traffic
    environments. Planar ERO-OLED also improves perceived contrast making
    content more readable and impactful to the user, even in bright public
  • Flexible configuration. The next-generation Planar
    LookThru can be used in either portrait or landscape orientations. The
    display can be mounted on tables and ceilings and built into custom
    fixtures. It can also be tiled to create large, attention-grabbing
    video walls using DisplayPort video loop through.
  • Easy set-up. The next-generation Planar LookThru comes fully
    assembled and ready to connect to a source, making set-up quick and
    intuitive. Optional accessories can be purchased including a base
    plate for ceiling mounting, tiling components to protect display edges
    and a platform cover to create a staging surface for items placed
    behind the display.

Planar LookThru will begin shipping in Summer 2019 and is available
through Leyard and Planar’s global network of authorized resellers.
Visitors to InfoComm 2019 can view the Planar LookThru along with other
innovations at the Leyard and Planar Booth #3143. Additional
information, including the Planar LookThru Content Developers Guide,
Planar LookThru Fabricator’s Guide and a Transparent OLED eBook, is
available at

About Leyard and Planar, A Leyard Company

Leyard is a global leader in the design, production, distribution and
service of digital displays, video walls and visualization products
worldwide. The Leyard Group of companies and brands, which includes Planar
, eyevis
and Teracue,
is comprised of displays, entertainment and lighting system solutions.
Leyard is the global market leader for LED video displays and narrow
pixel pitch LED, offering indoor, outdoor, fixed and creative displays (Futuresource
). Used in 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 and has over 300 patents in
display technology. Founded in 1995, the group 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