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Planar Introduces Two New Simplicity Series Digital Signage Displays at Digital Signage Expo 2014

LAS VEGAS, February 12, 2014– Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, today announced it has added two new sizes to its Planar® Simplicity™ Series line of edge-lit LED displays, offering customers a broad range of choices for deploying simple, sleek and affordable digital signage displays.

The complete Planar Simplicity Series, from 32” to 55”, will be on display at the Digital Signage Expo 2014, February 12-13, in Planar’s booth (#405) at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.

With the addition of the 46” and 55” models, customers now have four sizes from which to choose, making the Planar Simplicity Series a highly versatile solution for a wide variety of  commercial applications including retail stores, restaurants, corporate meeting rooms, fitness centers and museums. The Planar Simplicity Series now features four sizes, 32” and 42”, introduced in Fall 2013, and 46” and 55” announced today.

“Planar Simplicity Series displays are a sleek, commercial-quality digital signage display solution that’s both economical and easy to deploy, making it the perfect canvas for commercial content,” said Becky Connors, product marketing manager at Planar Systems. “And with the availability of the 46” and 55” sizes, we’ve now expanded the series, offering our customers a broad range of choices for their digital signage needs.”

The Planar Simplicity Series redefines simple signage, both in terms of functionality and design. With built-in media playing, the cost and complexity of installing third-party media players is eliminated. Planar Simplicity Series displays are easy to install and allow users to create and display content using tools they already have—including videos, photography from cell phone cameras, stock photos and music libraries.

From a single-display installation to a multi-display network, the Planar Simplicity Series was designed to bring simplicity to nearly every digital signage project. The displays are highly versatile, supporting playback of a wide variety of media formats. They also come with a full array of inputs and can be controlled remotely through LAN or RS-232.

In terms of design, the displays feature an elegant, slim profile—less than 1.7” deep— blending naturally into any environment and achieving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for protruding objects in public spaces. In addition, the bezels contain no distracting logos, keeping the focus on the content itself.

With prices starting at $595, the Planar Simplicity Series extends the benefits of digital signage to a wider range of organizations, including those with limited budgets. Moreover, the displays use LED backlight technology allowing the displays to operate at industry-low levels of power consumption, making them highly energy efficient.

Planar Simplicity Series displays are available through Planar’s network of authorized resellers. Visit Planar’s You Tube channel to watch a video about the Planar Simplicity Series or visit www.planar.com/simplicity for more information.

About Planar 

Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) 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.

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