Tag Archives: Audio/Visual

The latest deal for an Oregon business: Planar sells to Chinese company for $157 million

This buyout closes a chapter in what was once Oregon’s most promising new tech sector. Planar Systems, a holdover from Oregon’s once thriving electronic display industry, plans to sell the company to a larger, Chinese display maker for $156.8 million, a 42 percent premium over Wednesday’s closing price. It’s the latest in a string of acquisitions over the past month for some of Oregon’s largest and best-known businesses.

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Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Planar Systems, Inc. of Commencement of an …

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All Persons or Entities who purchased Planar Systems, Inc. stock prior to August 12, 2015. You are hereby notified that Levi & Korsinsky, LLP has commenced an investigation into the fairness of the sale of Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) to Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. for $6.58 per share. To learn more about the investigation and your rights, go to: or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq.

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Industry-Leading Polycom® RealPresence® Platform Further Revolutionizes Collaboration and User Experiences with Three New Solutions

Polycom added advanced capabilities, extended benefits and cloud offers to the RealPresence Platform, making it today’s most complete, affordable and accessible method of building and harnessing the workplace of the future. “Polycom is creating new experiences that enhance the way people work, without changing the way they are used to working,” said Ashan Willy, Polycom Senior Vice President of Worldwide Systems Engineering and Product Management.

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How Audio/Video Gear Plays a Major Role in Collaboration

While collaboration relies on using the most flexible software solutions available, the right gear and its effective integration also has a profound implication for the ease of use, flexibility, and longevity of these meeting environments. At a basic level, understanding the room’s size and intended purpose, as well as the kinds of content that will typically be shared there, is fundamental to making the right choices.

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Images + Video + Audio Render Immersive 360° View of World’s Largest Cave

The wind is roaring and howling at the entrance of a black hole into which you are about to descend. As you repel down into the cave, the opening of light disappears in the distance. Suddenly you’re at the end of your rope standing in pitch darkness, only able to see the 20-30 feet in front of you illuminated by your headlamp. It’s an experience few can have, but Dell helped make it possible for you to get a 360 degree view inside the world’s largest cave.

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NEC Display Solutions Adds 55-Inch Display with Ultra-Narrow Bezel to Video Wall Portfolio

Forward-looking organizations continue to deploy video walls for strategic business advantage. According to market research firm DisplaySearch, the global large-screen display market is expected to grow 27 percent this year to more than 3-million units shipped, and video walls are contributing to that expansion.

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Do we have an education system suitable for the 21st century?

Andrew Graley, director of Healthcare, Government and Education, EMEA at Polycom, discusses collaboration in the classroom and providing a suitable platform for learning. In a post-modern age of ubiquitous all-day high speed connectivity, students are finding their own ways to make use of the tools they have access to in order to learn. They are regularly adapting platforms intended for social interaction such as Twitter, Facebook and Skype, and turning them into make-do collaboration tools.

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What I learned at InfoComm 2015

Wow. I really don’t know how else to put it. InfoComm 2015 opened my eyes. If the movie Independence Day was Hollywood illustrating to us that when it comes to the universe, “we’re not alone,” then InfoComm positioned the A/V world in that light for us. Hundreds of companies were on the show floor, showing their most creative and high definition cameras and content sharing solutions.

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Adding a Video Wall to Your Studio? 4 Topics to Consider

Here’s how to identify your needs, understand options, and ask the right questions. Need some help getting started on your broadcast video wall project? Whether you’re exploring video wall technology for the first time or looking to take your current system to the next level, this article will help you identify your needs, understand your options, and ask the right questions.

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