Planar Intros Clarity Margay II

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Planar Systems, Inc., a provider of specialty display solutions, has announced availability of the Clarity Margay II, a 50-inch high-resolution rear-projection display ideal for public venue video walls and space-constrained control rooms. Delivering outstanding visual performance and ease of maintenance through advanced features and exclusive Planar technology, the Margay II supports the company’s strategy to deliver display solutions that meet the specific demands of digital signage and control room applications.

Margay II significantly improves upon the unique features of the highly popular Clarity Margay, which has been installed in hundreds of tiled display applications around the world. Margay II offers advances in resolution, color perform-ance and automatic image optimization, expanding on the unique benefits of the original Margay such as shallow depth, wide-screen form factor and strong video performance.

“Our customers are continually looking for ways to create higher impact

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communication using the latest in video technology,” said Kristina K. Gorriaran, vice president and general manager for Planar’s Control Room and Signage Business Unit. “Margay II’s high resolution, superior color performance and seamless screen design provide an ideal building block for creating unique and innovative tiled video applications.”

Margay II supports full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution and features including Texas Instrument’s DLP BrilliantColor technology for a brighter display and wider color gamut. The Margay

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II optical engine incorporates both primary and secondary color segments in order to achieve deeper, more saturated colors. Unlike other large format display products, Margay II is designed for creating display banners, columns or walls of any size, with no distracting bezels or image retention.

Margay II also features state-of-the-art Planar Precision electronics with digital uniformity correction and solid state image alignment. These features result in a more uniform video wall and more precisely aligned images from display to display.

The Margay II features Planar’s SiFi technology, which automatically calculates and achieves consistent color and brightness across displays. By automating critical color balancing functionality, SiFi ensures that the video wall, regardless of its size, delivers optimized visual performance on a consistent basis with minimum operator intervention.

The unique design of Margay II incorporates full front and rear service access while maintaining a seamless, zero mullion screen design. For an additional reduction in service time, its modular design allows most components, including lamps, air filters and electronics modules to be replaced in a matter of minutes.

Manufacturers’ suggested retail price (MSRP) for Margay II will start at $10,495. The Margay II is available for order now through Planar’s network of control room system integrators and audio visual dealers worldwide, and will begin shipping in January 2009.

For more information on Planar products/services, visit www.planarcontrolroom.com.

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