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June 15, 2015 07:00 ET

Bluescape Launches New Hardware Program With MultiTaction, Planar Systems, and 3M

Bluescape Showcases MultiTaction's and Planar's Interactive Displays Running Its Visual Collaboration Software at Booth #1690 at InfoComm 2015

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2015) - Bluescape, a persistent cloud-based platform for real-time visual collaboration, today announced the new Bluescape Hardware Program. Companies in the program offer hardware that complements the Bluescape experience and has been extensively tested and validated to work well with Bluescape's platform. As collaboration spans across an entire enterprise, Bluescape strives to support a range of hardware options to allow an organization's choice in hardware to fit different workspaces. The first three companies are market-leading interactive display vendors MultiTaction, Planar, and 3M.

"Every business has unique needs when creating their workplace ecosystem, and we are committed to supporting a range of high-quality options to enable different work styles and modes," said Liz McGlauflin, chief operating officer at Bluescape.
"With these strategic partners, Bluescape gives customers an open platform that can run any application and any digital content, ultimately helping teams build things more efficiently."

MultiTaction, a leading developer of interactive display systems, offers advanced tracking performance that identifies fingers, hands, objects, 2D bar codes and IR pens. The unparalleled responsiveness of MultiTaction's systems scales to an unlimited number of concurrent users and the displays are highly customizable to fit any existing corporate space. MultiTaction's advanced interactive hardware combined with Bluescape's software allows teams to connect content and people in one place, enabling deeper insights, meaningful innovation, and simultaneous collaboration across global time zones.

"It's imperative to work with software companies such as Bluescape to have applications which demonstrate MultiTaction's rich interactive experience for our customers," said Jonathan Priestley, vice president of marketing at MultiTaction. "We continue to see how the visual collaboration market requires not just elegant hardware but also intuitive software to work in tandem with one another to provide businesses with work environments that drive productivity and accelerate projects."

Planar, a leader in display and digital signage technology, builds large format interactive displays and video wall systems tailored for any indoor environment, providing durability, reliability and exceptional value. Planar incorporates design principles honed through generations of video wall installations; its hardware canvas complements Bluescape software's interactive interface and team workspaces, bringing the work, processes, and ideas of teams to life. 

"Planar is proud to be a charter member of the Bluescape Hardware Program and to be recognized for our leadership in 4K display, video wall, and interactive displays," said Jennifer Davis, vice president of marketing & product strategy at Planar Systems. "Planar, when used with Bluescape software, provides an easily accessible solution for companies looking to improve collaboration across their entire organization."

3M takes its industry knowledge on interactive display technology to the next level by combining uncompromising multi-touch performance, high-definition graphics, wide viewing angles and elegant product design into a fully integrated, easy-to-use multi-touch device. Bluescape and 3M share a commitment to innovation in order to improve the way people use technology to interact and collaborate with virtually limitless space. 

"Becoming part of the Bluescape Hardware Program allows us to provide even more value to our customers," said Scott Hagermoser of 3M. "Combining Bluescape's advanced software with 3M's high-performance multi-touch displays and systems, we create a highly engaging and interactive user experience which ultimately inspires professionals to change the way they navigate their daily work." 

Bluescape will feature MultiTaction and Planar displays in booth #1690 at InfoComm 2015. Visitors can explore the Expo hall with complimentary invitation code BLU377.

About Bluescape
Bluescape is a persistent cloud-based platform for real-time collaboration, making it easy for individuals and teams to create, interact with, and share content on different devices. Founded in 2012, Bluescape is a wholly owned subsidiary of Haworth. The company is located in San Carlos, California.

About MultiTaction
MultiTaction is a leading developer of interactive display systems, based on proprietary software and hardware designs. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with U.S. offices in Silicon Valley, New York City and Chicago, and an office in Singapore. MultiTaction systems are currently in use in more than 50 countries around the globe. For more information, please visit www.multitaction.com.

About Planar
Planar Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) is a global leader in display and digital signage technology, providing premier solutions for the world's most demanding environments. Retailers, educational institutions, government agencies, businesses, utilities and energy firms, and home theater enthusiasts all depend on Planar to provide superior performance when image experience is of the highest importance. Planar video walls, large format LCD displays, interactive touch screen monitors and many other solutions are used by the world's leading organizations in applications ranging from digital signage to simulation and from interactive kiosks to large-scale data visualization. Founded in 1983, Planar is headquartered in Oregon, USA, with offices, manufacturing partners and customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.planar.com.

About 3M
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.

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