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

55-inch Planar LookThru transparent OLED display is suitable for both standalone and tiled installations and unlocks unique applications.

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

Leyard and Planar recently announced the launch of the next-generation Planar LookThru transparent 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,” according to the press release.

The 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,” according to the company announcement.

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,” the company announcement says.

Leyard and Planar will showcase the Planar LookThru display at InfoComm 2019 [booth 3143].

“The customer demand for a next-generation Planar LookThru display has been truly unprecedented,” said Steve Seminario, VP of product marketing at Leyard and Planar, in the company press release. “This new product…brings to life the amazing variety of creative designs our customers envision for their organizations.”

Planar LookThru

Top Features of Planar LookThru 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:

  • 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.
  • Durability. The new Planar LookThru features Planar ERO-OLED (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 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 venues.
  • 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 setup. 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.

Planar LookThru