Distributor ADI announced a “strategic alliance” with emerging display manufacturer Planar Systems under which ADI will offer numerous Planar home theater front projectors and LCD flat panels, as well as its Xscreen ambient-light-rejection screen.
ADI will distribute Planar’s entry-level PD4010 480p projector and the 720p PD7010 and PD7060 models. The 1080p LCD displays include the 37-inch PD370, the 42-inch PD420 and the 47-inch PD370.
“We look forward to launching the Planar line into the specialty home theater marketplace,” said RJ Hirshkind, ADI’s product manager for residential and commercial A/V. “Planar’s heritage of more than two decades of specialty display manufacturing is evident in their line of quality products and is a great fit for our A/V market strategy. Adding Planar’s line of integration-ready digital display products provides ADI’s custom dealers with an entirely new and comprehensive line of performance-rich digital display choices for their customers.”