Planar Announces 70-inch Direct-View LCD Monitor

Planar Systems has introduced the Planar m70L, the first full-featured commercial-grade, high-definition 70-inch LCD monitor. Planar will be unveiling the Planar m70L at Integrated Systems Europe 2008 in Amsterdam, January 29-31, and Distributech 2008 in Tampa, Fla., January 22-24. The m70L expands upon the benefits of the Planar m-Series family of commercial-grade LCDs, and shares the same connectivity, menu systems, electronics and styling in order to ensure seamless and cost-effective display integration for any application.

The Planar m70L offers high-end professional features such as built-in power management and automation, an impressive 178-degree viewing angle, and broad video source compatibility. Planar incorporated other key features such as resistance to image quality degradation and automatic ambient backlight control to address the challenges associated with 24-hour operation in unpredictable environments.

The Planar m70L is the only 70-inch monitor of its kind designed specifically for long-term, year-round operation, unlike consumer displays, making the m70L ideal for industrial applications. The m70L's full HD 1080p resolution, extra-large screen size, high brightness (600 nits) and HD-SDI connectivity create more realistic and life-like images that are ideal for utility and energy master control rooms and television broadcast command centers.

Additional m70L key features:
- 1500:1 contrast ratio;
- Backlight control for longer life (50, 000 hours to 1/2 brightness);
- Built-in real time clock allows users to schedule events such as power on/power off, source switching;
- Planar Big Picture and WallNet technologies for optimum processing and automated display monitoring;
- Landscape/portrait orientation for multiple uses;
- VESA standard mounting points for use with any conforming stand or mount;
- RoHS certification.

The Planar m70L will be available in February.

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