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Planar Recognized with Three Technology Awards for New, Industry-Leading Display Innovations
Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Planar Recognized with Three Technology Awards for New, Industry-Leading Display Innovations

Planar HRO Series and Planar HB Series Huddle Board named Innovative Product Award, DIGI Award and New Product Award winner by Sound & Video Contractor, Digital Signage Magazine and Campus Technology

Jan. 12, 2021 - Planar, a global leader in visualization products, is the proud recipient of three technology awards for new display solutions unveiled last year. Sound & Video Contractor honored the company with a 2020 Innovative Product Award for the Planar® HRO Series, while Digital Signage Magazine announced Planar HRO Series a recipient of a 2021 DIGI Award for best new product in outdoor LED. Campus Technology also recognized the Planar® HB Series Huddle Board as a 2020 New Product Award winner in the interactive whiteboard, display, flat panel or kiosk category.

"It is a special honor to have two of our most innovative new products recognized by members of the proAV and higher education communities," said Steve Seminario, vice president of product development at Planar. "Both the Planar HRO Series and Planar HB Series Huddle Board enable new and fast growing applications for Planar displays that we are excited to be getting into the hands of our customers."

Selected by readers, Sound & Video Contractor's 2020 Innovative Product Awards celebrate recent electronic and mechanical innovations, along with the engineering and engineers behind each of these products. The 10th annual program recognized products ranging from display and laser projection technology to live streaming and digital media solutions.

Digital Signage Magazine's 2021 DIGI Awards is a highly regarded industry award acknowledging the outstanding integrators, content providers and product manufacturers in the digital signage industry. Boundary-pushing and category-defining digital signage products and applications ranging from corporate to art and entertainment were chosen by a panel of esteemed digital signage-focused integrators, end users and consultants.

The Planar® HRO Series line of high resolution outdoor LED video walls expands the company's portfolio of industry-leading LED display solutions with a high brightness, fine pixel pitch LED offering that is built for close-up daylight viewing and excellent video performance. Featuring some of the finest pixel pitches available for outdoor LED displays, 1.5 millimeter and 1.9 millimeter, the Planar HRO Series delivers impactful visual experiences for audiences even in direct sunlight. The fine pixel pitch paired with 3,500-nit brightness and a 16:9 aspect ratio make the series ideal in a variety of outdoor applications ranging from uncovered business pavilions and amphitheater backdrops to poolside hospitality, transportation signage and retail exteriors.

2020 marks the first year of Campus Technology's New Product Award program, celebrating outstanding contributions to higher education, especially during a time when the delivery of education is in flux. The Planar HB Series was one of 20 winners selected in 19 categories spanning all aspects of higher education technology innovations.

The Planar HB Series is a line of large format LCD displays optimized for quick and efficient collaboration. The series features a highly responsive touch performance to recognize up to 20 simultaneous touch points from multiple users and an included stylus to accurately capture even the smallest of characters. Available in 75-inch and 86-inch sizes, the Planar HB Series features 4K resolution and 350-nit brightness, ensuring that everyone in the room can clearly see even the most detailed on-screen content. With embedded tools tailored to in-room and remote unified communication, Planar HB Series is ideal for study group spaces and design centers, as well as conference rooms and executive home offices in today's timely work from home climate.

For more information about the Planar HRO Series, visit For more information about the Planar HB Series Huddle Board, visit