The company expands its portfolio of online tools with the launch of PlanarView Visualization App. Based on augmented reality technology the tool allows users to virtually design display solutions for their real world environments.
The tool is developed in partnership with Portland-based developer SpaceView, Inc. to provide an application for customers that would be easy to use while significantly improving sales effectiveness, the company said.
“PlanarView illustrates Planar’s commitment to our partners and clients,” - explained 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.”
The free to download app enables customers to overlay Planar displays on top of photos of their actual spaces providing a realistic visualization of their designs. The technology is aimed primarily at AV integrators, architects, and interior designers who discuss with clients types of displays and video walls possible in their environments.
The tool enables users to create realistic 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: The tool features the company’s line-up of the most popular video wall offerings. Users can scroll through a list of products to determine which of the 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.
- Save, edit and share their designs: Once satisfied with their design, users can save it, retrieving it from mobile devices at any time. The app allows users to share designs via e-mail and Facebook, and quickly obtain quotes for their configurations from Planar.
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, the company said.