The Biggest Reason to Visit Leyard and Planar at InfoComm 2018: Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System

Published: 2018-06-01

Let’s not get it confused. Leyard and Planar is showing a lot at InfoComm 2018. Steve Seminario, VP of product marketing, counts six new products or technology demonstrations in the booth along with its established solutions. [related]But “the thing I’m most excited about is we’re launching a third-generation of our LED video wall system.” That is the Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System.

“What’s really impressive about it is we’ve added a lot of video processing capabilities to it, so now included in every one of those video walls we include what we call the Leyard Video Controller,” Seminario says.

Watch as Seminario discusses Leyard and Planar’s plans for InfoComm 2018 above.

More on Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System (from press release):

Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today introduced the Leyard® DirectLight® X LED Video Wall System, adding unrivaled video processing and management capabilities into the product.

The award-winning Leyard® DirectLight® LED Video Wall System, introduced in late 2016, delivered unique value in the areas of front-mounting, thin profile, precise alignment, front service access, low power consumption, hot-swap off-board power and refined image performance.

Leyard DirectLight X builds on this foundation adding the latest 4K video standards, signal extension, multi-source processing, system monitoring and modern web-based graphical control software. The result is a complete system that reduces dependence on external processing systems while making the video wall easier to operate and monitor.

“It is exciting to deliver on the next chapter of the Leyard DirectLight vision,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product marketing at Leyard and Planar. “With Leyard DirectLight X, we incorporate, in the box, the 4K standards compliance, video processing and modern UI that will allow our customers to realize more flexible and compelling video wall installations, more easily.”

Leyard DirectLight X features a new, off-board video controller that offers unrivaled video processing capabilities built into the product. It includes new Leyard® WallDirector Software to further simplify video wall installation, monitoring and management while maintaining popular DirectLight features such as precision wall mounting, energy efficiency and fault tolerant operation.

Advanced Video Wall Processing

Leyard DirectLight X comes with the Leyard® Video Controller, making it the first LED video wall system on the market to integrate a remote power supply and advanced video processing directly into the product. Rack-mounted Leyard Video Controllers can scale to support nearly any size video wall, and allow for scaling, windowing and Picture-in-Picture to give customers flexibility as to how and where sources are displayed. The Leyard Video Controller includes Planar® Big Picture Plus video wall processing, which can scale sources across the entire video wall or across sections of the video wall. It also incorporates Leyard® WallSync, providing precisely synchronized video playback and genlock across the video wall.

The Leyard Video Controller supports multiple 4K @ 60Hz inputs and the latest video standards including HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDCP 2.2. It provides a built-in video signal extension over CAT6 and optional fiber optic support for longer video runs and greater signal security.

Simplified Operation and Management 

Leyard DirectLight X comes with Leyard WallDirector Software, a powerful, web-based user interface that simplifies video wall set-up, configuration, operation and monitoring. Leyard WallDirector offers the ability to drag-and-drop sources onto the video wall canvas and easily manipulate their size and position. It also includes presets that can recall video wall windowing layouts, making it quick to configure video wall content.

With Leyard WallDirector, customers can monitor the health status of video wall components from a central, local or remote location—proactively troubleshooting their video wall’s power supplies and video controllers. Leyard WallDirector is browser-based, cross-platform and can be operated on a tablet.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

Leyard DirectLight X is available in 0.7, 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.5 millimeter pixel pitches. It features a 27-inch cabinet with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and comes with the Leyard® Remote Power Supply, a redundant and hot swappable power supply that eliminates heat, weight and points of failure from the video wall.

With the Leyard® EasyAlign Mounting System, Leyard DirectLight X can be fully installed and serviced from the front—using six-axis alignment features to ensure the video wall is perfectly aligned and seamless. The video wall can be installed to occupy less than four inches of depth from the wall, making it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Leyard DirectLight X is available through Leyard and Planar’s global worldwide network of authorized resellers. It will be showcased at Leyard and Planar’s booth at InfoComm 2018 (#C2520). For more information, please visit or

Leyard and Planar Announce Fully Integrated Video Wall Synchronization (from press release):


Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, today announced Leyard® WallSync, a set of technologies integrated into the Clarity® Matrix® G3 Video Wall System, which address a range of common video synchronization needs and make it simple to deliver perfect video playback across entire video walls without manual configuration.

Leyard WallSync solves many of the common video synchronization challenges in applications ranging from simple digital signage to sophisticated broadcast implementations. It incorporates a Smart Genlock feature that automatically ensures perfectly synchronized video playback, even in dynamic environments—and that can be synchronized to both connected video sources and external “house syncs.”

“With Leyard WallSync, video tearing and synchronization challenges are a thing of the past,” said Steve Seminario, vice president of product management at Leyard and Planar. “And while Leyard WallSync is fully configurable for more sophisticated uses, for the majority of customers, the default configuration will just work—delivering perfect video playback across the entire video wall every time.”

Flawlessly Synchronized Video Playback

For a number of video wall applications including digital signage, control room, collaboration and broadcast, there is a desire for precise display-to-display synchronization that eliminates distracting tearing artifacts or that ensures precise synchronization with an external device such as a video camera. These artifacts can been seen on very small video walls and are amplified on larger video walls, and represent not just one technology challenge, but several.

Leyard WallSync addresses these challenges by automatically synchronizing any directly attached video source across the entire video wall, regardless of size. It incorporates synchronization hardware that allows multiple Leyard Video Controllers to be synchronized together and for the video wall to be genlocked to an external house sync or a directly attached video source. Leyard WallSync also incorporates technology that solves a distracting video wall “tearing” artifact commonly seen on video walls displaying content that incorporates fast horizontal pans or in video wall applications where windows are rapidly moved across the video wall. 

Intelligent Integration with Clarity Matrix G3

Leyard WallSync is fully integrated with the Clarity Matrix G3 LCD Video Wall System so that it can work intelligently with other Clarity Matrix G3 features. Its Smart Genlock feature works in coordination with Planar® Big Picture Plus video scaling to automatically and dynamically sync to any attached video source that has been selected to be scaled across the video wall. For more sophisticated uses, Leyard WallSync features are accessed via Leyard® WallDirector Software, a powerful, web-based interface that simplifies video wall installation, operation and monitoring. The result is a system that works the way customers expect it to while allowing for customization of individual settings.

Leyard and Planar will showcase Leyard WallSync at InfoComm 2018 from June 6-8 in Las Vegas. Leyard and Planar display solutions are available through the companies’ global network of authorized resellers. Additional information is available at and

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