Planar Systems, Inc. is a global leader in digital display technology providing premier solutions for the world’s most demanding environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance.
Planar was founded in 1983 by Jim Hurd, Chris King, and John Laney, who all had the courage and leadership to break away from Tektronix. They also brought the ability to innovate superior display technology solutions that others could not. That is why the US Army came to them in order to build a “Digital Messaging Device” from the developing Electroluminescent (EL) display technology that required unprecedented standards. This innovation started an evolution that enabled Planar to not only help lead the growth of the flat panel industry but to bring some of the most important display innovations to the market.
For 25 years Planar has grown behind innovation upon innovation that delivered superior displays for the most challenging needs and circumstances where both the customer and end-user have the most demanding requirements. “When Image Experience Matters” is truly when Planar matters.
Planar has led over sixty innovations in the display industry for the world’s most demanding environments across many markets including medical, space, security, utility, transportation, retail, government, business and home theater.