May 30, 2023

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Planar Launches New Line of Low-Cost Commercial LCD Displays for Digital Signage

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New PS-Series complements the company’s full line of digital signage offerings, providing superior value and the professional display expertise Planar customers have counted on for over 28 years

Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today announced the introduction of a new series of large format LCD displays exclusively designed to deliver superior commercial performance and affordability for digital signage applications.

Planar’s new PS-Series includes six models ranging from 42 to 65 inches and starting at an MSRP of $849, one of the lowest in the industry. The line also includes models with LED backlighting and dual touch technology, proving that ultra-slim and interactive LCD displays can be cost-effective.

Engineered from the ground up for commercial use, Planar PS-Series displays are loaded with features required by demanding professional applications, including sturdy, full-metal casing and professionally reliable panels optimized for all-day operation. These full HD displays deliver a variety of advanced features including multiple connectivity options, video wall support, RS-232 control, and ambient backlight control, making the Planar PS-Series an ideal combination of value, performance and reliability for any digital signage project in environments such as retail, quick service restaurants, hospitality, healthcare, corporate meeting rooms, and lobbies.

“As a leader in display technology, digital signage integrators and end-users expect an affordable, commercial-grade digital signage display from Planar and the PS-Series delivers,” said Becky Connors, product marketing manager at Planar Systems. “Many of the current entry-level digital signage displays on the market are re-engineered televisions that lack the features required for long-life performance. The Planar PS-Series is the only family of displays in this price range built commercial-grade and backed by an industry-leading warranty.”

The Planar CustomerFirst™ warranty covers all shipping expenses, including expedited delivery of the replacement unit shipped in advance.

The Planar PS-Series provides a wide range of affordable display options that deliver consistency in feature set, design and performance that only a proven expert in digital signage can deliver. Built on the understanding that digital signage applications often require a range of displays with a common design, the Planar PS-Series delivers a unified appearance across a wide range of models with varying sizes, backlights and interactive touch screen. The Planar PS-Series models include:

The Planar PS4200 and PS6500 professional LCD displays provide full HD 1080p resolution, a comprehensive set of inputs, enhanced durability, and wide range of advanced features for digital signage applications. The PS4200 (42-inch) is currently available at an MSRP of $849. The PS6500 (65-inch) will be available in November 2011 at an MSRP of $4,799.

The Planar PS4250, PS4650 and PS5550 professional LCD displays with edge-lit LED backlighting are ultra slim, energy-efficient, and lightweight. These displays also provide full HD 1080p resolution, a comprehensive set of inputs, enhanced durability and wide range of advanced features for digital signage applications. The Planar PS4250 (42-inch) and PS4650 (46-inch) will be available in November 2011 at MSRPs of $1,199 and $1,549, respectively. The PS5550 (55-inch) is currently available for a MSRP of $2,799.

The Planar PS4200TL is a 42-inch professional LCD display featuring integrated dual touch capability, full HD 1080p resolution, a comprehensive set of inputs, enhanced durability, and a wide range of advanced features for digital signage applications. The Planar PS4200TL will be available in November 2011 for a MSRP of $1,699.

The Planar PS-Series began shipping in September of 2011 and is available for purchase through Planar’s worldwide network of authorized resellers. For more information, please visit

About Planar
Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) is a global leader in digital display 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 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

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