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INTERVIEW

Leyard Continues to Build on its Vision of Being a World Class Visual Solutions Company Visual performance, usability, reliability and service characteristics differentiates Leyard from its competition Leyard solutions have been prominent in a number of installations in Asia recently. From educational institutes, airports, hospitality, transport and retail, Leyard continues to push the boundary of visual technologies. The company has also been in the news with a number of high profile acquisitions in recent years. SI Asia talks to Norman Lao, VP International, Leyard, about the company’s directions and its latest solutions. SI ASIA: Leyard is obviously a company that is strategizing to be beyond what it is known for - LED. What is Leyard’s direction now? How does the company want to be perceived? Though Leyard’s commitment to leadership in the LED video display industry is unparalleled, we continue to set the standard with groundbreaking advancements and industry-leading design across all display technologies. We work hard to tailor our trailblazing displays to meet every customer need.

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SI ASIA: We would like to start off with all the acquisitions that Leyard had completed in recent times. Which companies were acquired - what was their expertise - and why did Leyard acquire them? The acquisitions have brought together the collective strengths and resources in customer service and distribution to build the world’s leading visual solution products for our existing customers and new markets. Planar was acquired in 2015 and has more than three decades of experience in flat panel display technology, projection, and processing. In May 2018, Leyard completed the acquisition of eyevis and Teracue. eyevis, a German manufacturer of large screen systems, is a leading provider and integrator of visualization systems for professional applications in control rooms, broadcast, virtual reality and simulation. eyevis solutions include displays, graphics controllers, software and accessories. Teracue manufactures and supplies professional IPTV and video-networking systems, and was acquired by eyevis in 2014. As a global leader in visualization products, Leyard is always evaluating opportunities to strengthen our market position.

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The largest part of our business today is in video walls rather than individual video displays. Video walls lend themselves to be constructed modularly into nearly any shape or size. The leading video wall technologies are seamless direct view LED and narrow bezel LCD. We expect this trend to continue due to the seamlessness, visual performance, size flexibility, lifespan and declining cost of direct view LED video wall displays. SI ASIA: How does the company want to achieve its above objectives? While our display product portfolio has never been more extensive than it is today, that focus on valuable features and differentiation continues through visual performance, usability, reliability or service characteristics. Beyond product level differentiation, a great deal of our thinking and investment goes into better supporting our customers before, during and after installation. We are dedicated to fully understanding the particular needs of our different customers in order to help deliver the results they want from their display technology investments. SI ASIA: Where are Leyard’s offices in Asia? In addition to headquarters in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzen and Tokyo, and factories in Beijing and Shenzen, Leyard’s presence is expanding in India, Korea and Singapore. Hong Kong is the APAC regional office and one of Leyard’s factories is located in Shenzhen. The goal of expanding the overseas offices

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