Las Vegas, NV, USA — Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company, are the recipients of seven prestigious industry technology honors at InfoComm 2016, the largest event in North America focused on the professional AV industry.
Leyard and Planar were honored for their leadership and innovation from six leading industry publications: AV Technology, Commercial Integrator, Digital Signage, Government Video, Sound & Video Contractor and Systems Contractor News. The companies received the awards for two breakthrough products featured at the show – the Leyard® TWA Series fine pitch LED video wall and the Planar® LookThru™ transparent OLED display.
“InfoComm 2016 was an impressive presentation of the professional AV industry’s latest innovations and it’s an honor to be recognized by industry veterans,” said Jennifer Davis, chief marketing officer at Leyard. “This year’s event marks the first InfoComm that Leyard and Planar were able to showcase our groundbreaking technologies together. We are thrilled to receive recognition for both the Planar LookThru transparent display and the massive, eye-catching Leyard TWA Series 8K LED video wall that was the talk of this year’s show and the highest resolution LED video wall ever shown at InfoComm.”
The Leyard TWA Series is a family of fine pitch LED video wall displays featuring a unique design, low power consumption and outstanding image quality. Offered in a unique 54-inch flat panel format, it delivers the pixel density and form-factor similar to LCD and rear projection video walls, but with a truly seamless image that can be configured to nearly any size. Leyard and Planar showcased the Leyard TWA Series at InfoComm 2016 in an enormous 8K installation of 64 individual Leyard TWA Series 1.2 millimeter pixel pitch displays, measuring more than 31 feet wide by 18 feet tall (9.5 meters by 5.5 meters).
7thSense‘s Delta Infinity Media Server – a fully uncompressed single-box 8K 60fps media server – was used by Leyard to power the eight heads of HD at 60fps media playback – all from a single machine.
Matt Barton, CEO of 7thSense explained; “We’ve worked on huge amounts of innovation, product development and business expansion over the past twelve months. I’m delighted by the number of businesses that have chosen our products to drive their displays at Infocomm this year – it gives us an incredible opportunity to show off our range of hardware and software products in action across a broad spectrum of performance and budget specifications.”
The first-of-its-kind Planar LookThru transparent OLED display revolutionizes display technology offering glasses-free augmented reality. The product utilizes cutting-edge Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) technology to overlay video over live scenes or product, eliminating the need for a backlight or enclosure, overcoming one of the major hurdles to transparent LCD display adoption by making it possible to create truly see-through installations.
The awards Leyard and Planar received at InfoComm 2016 recognized the companies for their leadership in developing outstanding new products that solve meaningful problems for AV integrators and technology managers. In some cases, the awards were judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts. In others, the award finalists were selected by a panel of judges, with the winners voted on by publication readers.
The seven awards that Leyard and Planar won are:
AV Technology Best of Show – Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display
AV Technology Best of Show – Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall
Commercial Integrator BEST Award: Digital Signage Hardware – Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display
Digital Signage Best of Show – Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall
Government Video Best of Show – Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall
Sound & Video Contractor Best of Show – Leyard TWA Series LED Video Wall
Systems Contractor News Installation Product Awards: Most Innovative Digital Signage Product (Hardware) – Planar LookThru Transparent OLED Display