Planar Announces Three New Control Room and Public Display Solutions for European Market

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 30 -- Company Introduces Planar Precision(TM) Electronics for Simplified Advanced Image Calibration

Planar Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLNR), a worldwide leader in specialty
display solutions, today announced three new displays featuring leading-edge
technology for optimum image quality. The Clarity x100HD, Clarity c80RP and
Planar m52L support the company's ongoing strategy to expand its line of
advanced display solutions for demanding government, utility, security,
transportation, broadcast and corporate environments.

In addition, the company introduced Planar Precision(TM) electronics,
offering solid state image alignment and electronic uniformity correction.
These innovations, along with other proprietary technology like Set it and
Forget it (SiFi(TM)) automatic color and brightness balancing, make it easier
for end-users to establish and maintain a precisely aligned, balanced and
uniform image on Clarity DLP® rear projection video walls.

"These latest offerings demonstrate Planar's continued commitment to the
development of high-value, large-format display solutions for the European
marketplace," said Kristina K. Gorriaran, vice president and general manager
for Planar's Control Room and Signage Business Unit. "The x100HD, c80RP, m52L
and Planar Precision electronics expand upon our existing lines to offer AV
integrators and end-users unprecedented display options and the tools to
optimize them for the customer's environment."

Clarity x100HD: Life-like Images and Exceptional Value

Planar has expanded its product line with the Clarity x100HD, a 100-inch
large screen display designed to be flush-mounted in a wall, ideal for
conference rooms, control rooms, security monitoring and broadcast
applications. For true-to-life images, the full high-definition x100HD
features DLP BrilliantColor(TM) technology, which offers a brighter display
and a wider color gamut not available in competing technologies. In addition,
its Planar Precision electronics make it easy to achieve a perfectly aligned
and uniform image. This is critical for conference rooms and broadcast
applications where excellent image quality is the primary concern. For AV
integrators seeking exceptional value and an overall lower cost of ownership,
the x100HD features easy set-up, full front serviceability and low power

Clarity c80RP: Planar's Largest Control Room Cube with Built-in SiFi

Planar's new 80-inch Clarity c80RP offers SXGA+ native resolution, SiFi
Auto Color Balance to achieve consistent brightness and color uniformity
across screens, and a new high-contrast screen for sharp image, high
brightness and excellent tiling performance. The c80RP screen features
Planar's unique seamless screen technology and calibrated brackets to
simplify the deployment of perfectly uniform curved video walls. The
combination of large screen size and native SXGA+ DLP technology make the
c80RP ideal for displaying large volumes of fine-detailed data, such as SCADA
and other industrial control systems used in utility, telecommunications and
government installations.

Planar m52L: Narrow Bezel, High Brightness and Full HD

The Planar m52L joins the versatile m-Series family of commercial-grade
LCD displays suited for control room, broadcast and public display
applications. Designed for use in tiled or stand-alone use, the m52L features
the narrowest-available bezel (16mm) in the industry for a 52-inch LCD,
built-in tiling software, intelligent backlight control and a wide range
of source compatibility and connectivity. The m52L features a fully
adjustable high brightness LCD panel and full HD (1920x1080p) resolution.

Additional product highlights include:
Clarity x100HD
o Full HD resolution (1920x1080p)
o DLP BrilliantColor support
o Clean in-wall installation and minimal depth requirement at ~30"
o Low power consumption and easy in-place front access service

Clarity c80RP
o Superior SXGA+ resolution (1400 x 1050)
o Dual lamp option for mission-critical applications
o Planar's SiFi Auto Color Balance technology
o Industry-leading seamless screen technology

Planar m52L
o Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p)
o High brightness and outstanding image quality at 700 nits and 2000:1
contrast ratio
o Ambient light sensor intelligently controls backlight
o Optional tiling brackets to ease tiled wall installation

The Clarity c80RP is available now. The Clarity x100HD and m52L will be
available later this year. All products are sold exclusively through Planar's
authorized control room resellers worldwide. For more information please

About Planar
Planar Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:PLNR) 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

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Source: Planar Systems, Inc.

Jolanda Medendorp,
Kim Brown,
all of Planar Systems, Inc.

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