Christie launches Christie MicroTiles LED
By M4G Bureau - February 06, 2019
The launch marks the arrival of the next transformative technology platform
Nearly a decade after the game-changing launch of Christie® MicroTiles® and myriad installations around the world, Christie® has launched the smaller, brighter, more powerful, and more flexible Christie MicroTiles LED.
Delivering P3 color space, fully compliant HDR-10 and patented software that keeps the wall calibrated at 97 percent or greater uniformity, Christie MicroTiles LED are suitable for broadcast sets, museums, retail, stadiums, and arena. It includes a low-profile ADA-compliant QuickMount™ system so displays can be created in any shape and size, including 90-degree inside/outside corners and both concave and convex curves.
“Christie has been very successful with the MicroTiles brand – end customers and our integrators love it because it makes for an easy creative solution. With that in mind, Christie took everything great about MicroTiles and brought it to narrow pixel pitch LED,” said Ted Romanowitz, senior product manager, Christie.
“The international markets for narrow pixel pitch indoor LED has experienced remarkable growth at nearly 60 percent year over year,” added Chris McIntyre-Brown, Associate Director, Professional Equipment and Displays at FutureSource Consulting. “We’re beginning to see the market evolve from mechanical design to focus more heavily on signal processing and the introduction of advanced capabilities such as AV over IP. We will see premier AV manufacturers bring products to market which address real customer challenges, which will in turn spur broader adoption of narrow pixel pitch LED technology in international markets.”
Romanowitz added, “The visuals are a lot more stunning on MicroTiles LED – and all in a cabinet-free tile with a depth the size of a tablet computer. There is no better technology than narrow pixel pitch LED because it’s about delivering amazing optical performance and stunning visuals.”
Powerful capabilities including 12-bit 4K at 120Hz input sources with HDR10 compliance, integrated image processing, and scaling and simple switching, all of which combine to deliver –unmatched image performance, said the company in a statement.
The company added that the Christie MicroTiles LED proprietary QuickMount™ system eliminates alignment challenges typically associated with installing LED by using precisely-machined mounting sheets and wall anchors that can be easily installed onto nearly any surface. Once the laser cut sheet is mounted, the small size and light weight of the cabinet-free tiles reduces installation complexity while saving space and increasing flexibility. A single PoE Cat6 Ethernet cable is all that is required to connect each module to the entire display for a clean and simple cabling solution, dramatically reducing points of failure of typical LED cabinet design. With the click-n-go magnetic tiles, populating the display with LED tiles is incredibly fast.
Further, hot-swappable, front serviceable tiles give technicians complete access to all parts while indicator lights give technicians at-a-glance status confirmation. For added convenience, the remote power and control system allows components to be installed in convenient, accessible locations away from the video wall, removing heat, noise and complexity.
The intuitive, easy-to-use web-based control interface can be accessed from any connected device such as a laptop, tablet or mobile device. MicroTiles LED’s web user interface gives users complete command of display setup, control and management. And by adding Christie or third-party processing, media servers or content management solutions, customers benefit from a completely optimized workflow.
“MicroTiles LED is also the first display technology with Christie Terra SDVoE integrated directly into the product,” Romanowitz said. “Combine that benefit with both Christie Pandoras Box and Christie Spyder and you have a complete solution that makes it simple and easy for our integrators and partners do amazing things they previously could only imagine.”
Christie MicroTiles LED comes with a three-year parts and labor warranty, which is extendable to five years, and ships in late spring 2019.