Today, Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, announced a strategic partnership with Hypersign, representing the best-in-class display manufacturer with the best-in-class visual communications provider. Focused on North America with plans to expand to global markets, this unique offering will be sold through integration and distribution channel partners.
Developed in response to a customer recommendation after an installation at Clemson University, this partnership empowers both companies to serve the channel with strong distribution relationships and broad coverage of resellers. Combining Leyard and Planar's established base of AV Reseller Partners and Hypersign's leading customer renewal rate in the industry will result in a second to none customer experience and new sales opportunities for their partner resellers.
"Leyard and Planar have always had strong relationships with our customer base and having a customer like Clemson request this industry partnership is reflective of that," said Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Pro Services Adam Schmidt. "Hypersign has a strong customer base in higher education and healthcare. The combined efforts of this partnership will result in increased opportunities across key markets including government, retail, healthcare and education."
In addition, the companies' partnership provides customers in digital signage applications across a wide range of solutions with a simplified ability to access and own the combined Leyard, Planar and Hypersign products. It also presents the opportunity to offer an end-to-end visual communications solution that has been tested and proven.
"Many display manufacturers have attempted to integrate either their own CMS or create an ecosystem with partner CMS companies with marginal success," said Founder of Hypersign Neil Willis. "By combining Leyard, Planar and Hypersign technologies, we've created a stable and consistently performing product that stakeholders can rely on."
Statements from Clemson
"The newly built Watt Family Innovation Center was equipped with multiple Planar LCD and LED video walls," said Todd Marek, executive director Watt Family Innovation Center Clemson University. "When we began to combine our use of Hypersign software with Leyard and Planar displays, we saw a powerful solution that was easy to use and made a huge impact on students and staff."
"I find the Leyard, Planar and Hypersign combined solution innovative and am excited how it expands our ability to brand our building for visitors and events through our digital signage, sometimes at a moment's notice," Susan Reeves, Operations & Support Manager for the Watt Center at Clemson University.
About Leyard and Planar, A Leyard Company
Leyard is a global leader in the design, production, distribution and service of digital displays, video walls and visualization products worldwide. The Leyard Group of companies and brands, which includes Planar Systems, eyevis and Teracue, is comprised of displays, entertainment and lighting system solutions. Leyard is the global market leader for LED video displays and narrow pixel pitch LED, offering indoor, outdoor, fixed and creative displays (Futuresource2018). Used in applications such as broadcast, sports arenas, stadiums, advertisement networks, retail, digital signage, control rooms, exhibitions, large scale events and digital cultural experiences, Leyard enjoys marquee installations globally and has over 300 patents in display technology. Founded in 1995, the group is headquartered in Beijing, China, and is traded on theShenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300296). Forbes magazine (2013) named Leyard among “China’s Top 100 Most Potential Listed Companies.” For more information, visit www.leyard.com.