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Planar LX1200 Series Reaches 1,000-Unit Shipping Milestone

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Planar Systems, Inc.

1195 N.W. Compton Dr., Beaverton, OR, 97006, USA

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Planar LX1200 Series Reaches 1,000-Unit Shipping Milestone

Press release date: August 19, 2008

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Aug. 19, 2008 - Planar Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in specialty display solutions, today announced the 1,000-unit shipping milestone of its Planar LX1200 in-vehicle touchscreen displays to public safety agencies and commercial fleets nationwide. The screens enable personnel within vehicles to access vocational mobile computer applications such as dispatching and vehicle registration databases. This family of products, including the LX1200TI with an infrared touchscreen, supports Planar's strategic investment in developing specialty displays that address the unique challenges of vehicle applications.

"The key to successful emergency response is 'reliability' of the contributing factors," said Mike Arani, research analyst for Frost & Sullivan. "The Planar LX1200 touch monitors offer this increased reliability through improved data accessibility at all times."

Planar LX displays offer high performance in all lighting conditions and are designed to withstand unpredictable, rugged environments to ultimately help increase safety for its users. Featuring a transflective AMLCD for day or night viewing, a clear glass touchscreen to eliminate wear spots, and configurable macro buttons on the bezel that allow for single-touch screen view changes, the new LX1200TI is designed for fast at-a-glance readability. This makes it beneficial for fleet applications where reducing driver distraction and improving response time and viewing accuracy are critical.

Planar LX displays have also been designed to be more ergonomically friendly than traditional laptops that can strain posture and body positioning when used inside a vehicle. To help mitigate the need for maintenance, a sealed, rugged magnesium housing ensures that the monitor remains clean and resistant to dust and canine hair, which is a concern particularly for police and K-9 units.

Further reducing overall ownership costs, the LX1200TI's design features low power consumption and wide voltage input for in-vehicle use. Finally, for the broadest installation purposes, the LX1200TI is compatible with products from five different mount manufacturers for all popular vehicles.

"With 25 years of experience designing specialty displays, Planar possesses the engineering expertise to create displays for rugged environments and, in particular, all types of fleet vehicle applications," said Doug Barnes, general manager and vice president of the industrial business unit, Planar Systems. "The market feedback we've received from law enforcement users regarding the benefits of the LX series, coupled with the shipping milestone and recent addition of the LX1200TI, demonstrate that Planar is successfully meeting the display requirements for this industry."

Additional Planar LX1200TI features: o 1100 cd/m² perceived brightness for fast, direct sunlight viewing o Dims to off for comfortable night mode viewing o Safety glass touchscreen over display o Six configurable macro buttons for faster, safer screen changes o 2-port USB hub o Open standards design

Samples of Planar's LX1200 series displays are available upon request, and all products are backed by Planar's industry-leading customer service warranty. Contact details for global channel partners may be found at www.planarembedded.com/invehicle or by contacting a Planar marketing representative. For more information, please visit www.planarembedded.com.

About Planar Planar Systems, Inc. is a global leader of specialty display technology providing hardware and software solutions for the world's most demanding environments. Hospitals, space and military programs, utility and transportation hubs, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, businesses, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners, and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.planar.com.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: GolinHarris Elaine Ordiz, 213-438-8710 eordiz@golinharris.com

Contact Name: Hal Newton Title: Marketing Director 503-748-5897 E-mail: hal.newton@planar.com

Company Name: Planar Systems, Inc. Address 1: 1195 NW Compton Drive City: Beaverton State: OR Zip: 97006 Country: USA Phone: 503.748.1100 URL: www.planar.com

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