At Digital Signage Expo 2011 in Las Vegas today, Planar Systems Inc. unveiled a new, 82-inch addition to its growing lineup of digital signage displays.
Planar is showcasing the new 82-inch LCD display at its booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center, highlighting its design features aimed at making service easy while also keeping the display secure.
The Planar d82L also features what the company said is the slimmest profile in its category, easy-access electronics and advanced networking and controls, along with high visual performance and reliability.
“The Planar d82L is uniquely tailored to reduce installation and maintenance costs for digital signage applications,” Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing for Planar Systems, said in an announcement.
Planar focused on some key features of the new display:
- Public spaces: With a slim depth of only 3.9 inches, the Planar d82L complies with Americans with Disabilities (ADA) clearance requirements for public buildings, and maximizes valuable space in crowded concourses and other public venues. The industrial, metal design and protective glass shield make the Planar d82L suitable for high-traffic public spaces.
- Easy access: The Planar d82L’s AccessConsole provides lockable, flip-panel access to electronics directly above the screen. Most components can be replaced without the inconvenience and cost of replacing the entire LCD.
- Smart storage and controls: The integrated MediaMount offers convenient, secure storage for media players and other hardware inside the AccessConsole. The built-in network and RS-232 controls make it possible to remotely monitor and manage settings.
- 24×7 reliability: Redundant power ensures uninterrupted operation if one supply fails. The distributed electronics architecture reduces potential heat-related wear on the commercial-grade LCD panel.
- Streamlined installation: Separate LCD and AccessConsole modules simplify installation. The heaviest module weighs 70 pounds less than the next lightest comparable display on the market, according to Planar.