Unique MicroTiles™ digital display technology that creates a virtually
seamless digital canvas in almost any size or shape – and offers
spectacular, crisp visuals at any distance – is now available from
Christie°, a global leader in visual solutions for business,
entertainment and industry.
Christie° MicroTiles™ are modular digital
display tiles that can be stacked and clustered like building blocks to
create display walls of any shape or scale, using an entirely new,
advanced optical design that produces unparalleled levels of brightness,
contrast and color reproduction.
The Christie MicroTiles system represents a huge step forward in
large-format digital display technology, offering superiorcolor and
image reproduction, the widest possible viewing angles, and a near
absence of seams on display walls, with only a 1mm gap between the
tiles. The groundbreaking LED- and DLP°-based system is
designed for long, reliable commercial use in public areas, with no
lamps or other consumable parts to replace. The LED light engine, a key
component of MicroTiles, is rated at 65,000 hours to half brightness
usage, or nearly 7.5 years of continuous operation.
With a screen size of 16 inches (408mm) wide x 12 inches (306mm) high,
the tiles also feature a shallow depth of only 10 inches(260mm) and
require just 2 inches (50mm) of minimal clearance for rear
ventilation.Christie engineers designed the MicroTiles to be fully and
easily serviced from the front. The tiles are “self-aware” – meaning
that time-consuming and costly color calibration needed to keep
conventional “video walls” looking uniform,isautomatically completed
by the sensors built into the MicroTiles.
While the engineering behind the display tiles is extraordinarily
sophisticated, walls of tiles are controlled by a simple unit that
processes the signal from the most popular digital signage and
Known around the globe for high quality digital projection systems,
Christie has had its new tiles in R&D for two years. Technology and
visual design experts who’ve seen sneak previews this year have
described the system as “one of the wonders of the world in displays.”
“MicroTiles represent a distinct revolution in display technology, that
allows users to create their own digital canvas or digital
wallpaper,”said Bob Rushby, the co-inventor and chief technology
officer at Christie. “With MicroTiles, users can express their
creativity and vision, and assemble the displays in ways that have
previously been unattainable using current flat panel LCD, plasma or LED
“Assemble the tiles any way you like, take them apart and re-assemble
them in a new configuration, and they ‘recognize’each other every time
and adjust the image automatically,” Rushby added. “Our partners are
discovering new ways of using digital display that would have been
impossible or impractical before MicroTiles.”
The spectacular image quality and modular flexibility of the MicroTiles
system opens up wide possibilities for companies charged with designing
and creating large, vivid visual displaysfor architectural
installations, out-of-home advertising, event centers, command and
control facilities and retail environments. MicroTiles can easily be
incorporated to fit within the physical constraints or opportunities of
a building and eliminate all the compromises made when using other
“Christie MicroTiles open up a whole new world of possibilities for the
various display markets,”Rushby added.“They offer an innovative,
visually striking digital solution to deliver messages and
make them memorable.”
Christie MicroTiles will be on display at these North American events:
IAAPA/G2, November 17-20 in Las Vegas, Electrosonic booth #
5659 in the Theming and Tech Pavilion
I/ITSEC, November 30-December 3 in Orlando, FL, Christie booth # 1449
Christie MicroTiles Product Showcase, December 9 in New York City.
Christie MicroTiles will be launched in Europe at ISE, February 2-4,
2010, and in Asia in the first quarter of 2010.
For the online press kit, please visit www.christiedigital.com/microtiles.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of USHIO,
Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), is a leader in visual solutions for world-class
organizations, offering diverse applications for business,
entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection
since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979,
Christie has an established reputation as a total service provider and
the worlds single source manufacturer of a variety of display
technologies and solutions. With the acquisition of Vista Controls
Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions
for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training
facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as
industrial and government environments. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.
Christie° is a registered trademark of Christie Digital
Systems USA, Inc.
Christie° MicroTiles™ is a trademark of Christie Digital
Systems USA, Inc.
DLP° is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, Inc.
Source: Business Wire