Planar Systems, Inc. is a U.S. digital display manufacturing corporation based in Hillsboro, Oregon. Founded in 1983 as a spin-off from Tektronix, it was the first U.S. manufacturer of electroluminescent (EL) digital displays. Planar currently makes a variety of other specialty displays. Since 2015, it has been a subsidiary of Shenzhen, China-based Leyard Optoelectronic Co..
Large Format LCD Displays
Touch Screen Monitors
Rear Projection Video Walls
4K Large Format Display Displays
Video Wall Processors
Planar currently assembles and services videowalls, projectors, and other displays in Hillsboro. Planar's EL manufacturing operations were consolidated into Planar's Espoo, Finland facility in 2002. Additional large-format displays are assembled and integrated in Albi, France.
On November 27, 2015, Planar closed its sale to become a subsidiary of Leyard Optoelectronic Co., an LED display product corporation. With the merger, Planar increased its capabilities to offer indoor, outdoor, fixed and creative LED display solutions. Headquarters operations for Planar remain in Beaverton, OR following the sale.
In addition to its Oregon, U.S. headquarters, Planar has worldwide reach. Its sales offices are located in Europe, North America, and Asia. It has manufacturing facilities in France, North America, and Finland.
Awards & Recognition
Government Video Salute 2013 Planar UltraRes Series
Commercial Integrator BEST 2013 Video Wall Solution: Clarity Matrix MultiTouch LCD Video Wall
Sound & Video Contractor Most Innovative Product 2013 Planar UltraRes Series
Technology Integrator Exc!te Award 2013 Planar UltraRes Series
rAVE 2013 Best New Video Wall Product: Planar Mosaic Video Wall
Best of Show 2014 Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall G2 Architecture
Technology Integrator Daily – ExC!te Award 2014 Planar EP-Series 4K
Systems Contractor News Installation Product Award 2014 Most Innovative Video Display: Planar UltraRes Series
Tom’s Hardware Smart Buy 2014 Planar IX2850
rAVe 2015 Best Indoor Display for DSE: Planar DirectLight LED Video Wall System
DIGI Award 2015 Best 4K Display Device: Planar UltraRes Series & DIGI Award 2015 Best New Display Device, Large Screen: Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall with G2 Architecture