Futuristic augmented reality tool, free for download, allows users to overlay actual display designs complete with video content onto images of their space
PORTLAND, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 27, 2016 — Planar Systems, Inc., a global leader in display and digital signage technology, today introduced the PlanarView™ Visualization App, a groundbreaking augmented reality tool that transforms the way people envision and plan their display environments.
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The free, first-of-its-kind app for display solutions, PlanarView goes beyond other planning tools by making it possible to virtually design and visualize display solutions into a user’s real-world environment. Utilizing the latest augmented reality technology, this ultra-modern app enables customers to overlay Planar displays on top of photos of their actual spaces, design product arrays and provides a truly realistic and professional visualization of their designs.
Using PlanarView, AV integrators, architects and interior designers can streamline the design and planning process by offering a never-before-possible realistic design for commercial display solutions to their customers—all quickly and easily at the touch of a smartphone or tablet. The tool is also ideal for corporations, retailers, hospitality firms and other end users who want to visualize the exact configuration of their selected Planar displays in their real-world environment before making a purchase.
“PlanarView illustrates Planar’s commitment to our partners and clients,” said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing and product strategy at Planar Systems. “This revolutionary tool will reduce sales cycles and spur the market for digital displays and video walls by making it possible for customers to precisely picture what different configurations will look like in their actual environments.”
A Simplified Design and Sales Process
With PlanarView, app users can instantly compare different Planar displays and configurations to determine the ideal design for their unique space—bringing the design to life with actual video content.
Planar partnered with Portland-based developer SpaceView, Inc. to provide an application for customers that would be easy to use while significantly improving sales effectiveness. “PlanarView demonstrates the enormous promise of augmented reality,” said Miloš Jovanović, CEO and founder of SpaceView. “A large barrier to effective sales can be the inability to envision a specific product. As an innovative leader in the display industry, Planar is using the latest technology to break down that barrier, helping prospective buyers to visualize its products.”
Realistic Visualizations in Three, Simple Steps
PlanarView enables users to create high-quality, intuitive visualizations in three simple steps:
- Take a photo of their space: Users of the app can quickly take a photo of a space from their mobile device by tapping the “create” button from the home screen and photographing the environment. They can then add scale and proportion by outlining the corners of their space and using a slider to indicate the dimensions.
- Select and configure their digital displays: Users can scroll through a list of products to determine which Planar displays they want and add them to their environment. They can add products in any configuration and bring their customized design to life by adding video content to add a dimension of realism. PlanarView is populated with Planar’s most popular video wall offerings and more products are planned.
- Save, edit and share their designs: Once satisfied with their design, users can save it, retrieving it from mobile devices at any time. PlanarView allows users to share designs via e-mail and Facebook, and quickly obtain quotes for their configurations from Planar. Customers can also obtain instant product information about specific Planar displays.
PlanarView is available for iPad® and iPhone® on the Apple Store and requires iOS 8.3 or later. Future versions are planned, including apps for Android™ and Windows®. To watch a video demonstration of the PlanarView, visit Planar’s Vimeo channel. For more information about PlanarView, visit www.planar.com/PlanarView.
PlanarView™ is a trademark of Planar Systems. All other marks are property of their respective owners.
Planar Systems, Inc. is a global leader in display and digital signage 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 video walls, large format LCD displays, interactive touch screen monitors and many other solutions are used by the world’s leading organizations in applications ranging from digital signage to simulation and from interactive kiosks to large-scale data visualization. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners and customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.planar.com.