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Planar Achieves First-of-its-Kind Cybersecurity Certification for Two Large Format LCD Display Families

Planar, a company in visualization technology, offers high-quality image performance for demanding environments like broadcast studios, virtual production, government, corporate, and educational facilities. They are the market leader for LED video displays, with offices in Oregon, Europe, and Asia.

Planar announced that its Planar UltraRes W Series and Planar Simplicity M Series large format LCD displays have achieved a pioneering cybersecurity certification from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). This certification, known as ETSI EN 303 645, is the first global standard for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, aimed at enhancing security and preventing cyber-attacks on smart devices.

Achieving the ETSI EN 303 645 certification underscores Planar’s dedication to providing secure display technologies amidst the increasing prevalence of IoT devices and associated cyber risks. By meeting these rigorous cybersecurity standards, Planar enhances customer trust and safety, offering advanced display solutions that combine superior visual performance with robust security features. This milestone sets Planar apart as a leader in cybersecurity for commercial displays, ensuring their products are reliable, secure, and energy-efficient.

Planar, a global leader in visualization technology, announced that two popular Planar large format LCD display families achieved a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity certification from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). After meeting rigorous cybersecurity standards for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Planar® UltraRes™ W Series ultra-wide format LCD display and Planar® Simplicity™ M Series 4K LCD display are the industry leader’s first commercial display offerings to be ETSI EN 303 645 certified.

ETSI EN 303 645 is the first globally applicable standard for consumer IoT. The standard is designed to prevent large-scale, prevalent attacks against smart devices by establishing a security baseline for connected consumer products, in addition to providing a basis for future IoT certification schemes.

Achieving this first-of-its-kind certification furthers Planar’s commitment to adapt products and processes to best meet product security needs of customers, reinforcing the company’s cybersecurity leadership for electronic commercial displays.

“With today’s rising use of IoT devices, cyber attacks can occur through display technology in a handful of ways and in response, we designed the Planar UltraRes W Series and Planar Simplicity M Series to achieve this rigorous certification and better protect customers from cybersecurity risks,” said Dez Moleski, director of product security at Planar. “These are our first LCD products to meet all aspects of the ETSI EN 303 645 standard. We’re proud to be a leader in developing more secure display technologies that offer customers peace of mind, in addition to reliability and superior visual performance.”

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The Planar UltraRes W Series and Planar Simplicity M Series were independently tested to mitigate potential IoT cybersecurity risks. Certified products must include a comprehensive list of 33 required security features.

Certified to the most stringent global cybersecurity standard, the 105-inch Planar UltraRes W Series is ideally sized to suit the most popular unified communications and video collaboration platforms such as Microsoft Teams® with its Front Row layout. In addition to

being designed to mitigate cybersecurity threats, the award-winning series features brighter, wider color gamut panels with local dimming, 5K resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Designed for 24×7 use, Planar UltraRes W Series is available in both non-touch and optically bonded 50-point projected capacitive touch technology, delivering a super-fast touch experience ideal for fast paced collaboration.

Planar Simplicity M Series displays also enable interactivity with multi-point simultaneous touch. Available in sizes ranging from 43 to 86 inches, the 4K LCD displays facilitate easy, high-resolution digital signage streaming and media playback for environments spanning corporate meeting areas, medical offices, retail stores and restaurants. With a sleek, slim design and support for landscape or portrait orientation, Planar Simplicity M Series allows for a wider array of applications, providing greater creativity in content development.

Both large format product lines are also ENERGY STAR® certified, identifying them as solutions that save operation costs and electricity.



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