Press Release

Christie Launches MicroTiles Across Asia

Momentous event marks Christie’s innovative and distinct revolution in display technology

TOKYO, JAPAN – (April 22, 2010) – Christie®, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, is launching the new digital canvas Christie® MicroTiles™ across Asia. Beginning with Japan on April 22nd, the launch will travel across to Australia, South Korea and China.

MicroTiles is Christie’s innovative digital display technology that creates a virtually seamless digital canvas and offers spectacular, crisp visuals at any distance. The modular digital display tiles 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 – greater than 115% NTSC and PAL color gamut.

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, is automatically completed by the sensors built into the MicroTiles.

Both advertising and retail signage content will be featured at the launch of Christie MicroTiles in a variety of configurations including: an 8x6 media wall, the Big ‘O’ retail signage display, 2 columns in a 1 wide x 5 high configuration, a vertical panorama (1 high x 6 long) array, a 3x6 media wall and the ‘Skyscraper’ consisting of 14 tiles in an irregular shape.

“The MicroTiles launch represents Christie’s distinct revolution in display technology globally. More than a 100 tiles are used at this launch and we are proud to showcase the possibilities of this innovative display technology,” said Mamoru Hanzawa, General Manager, Japan.

Jack Kline, President and COO of Christie USA, added, “It is indeed a significant event for us to debut Christie MicroTiles to our customers and partners in this market. The Asia Pacific market demands high quality, high resolution displays and MicroTiles are designed to address these requirements.”

 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 displays for architectural installations, digital out-of-home, event centers, command and control facilities and retail environments. Christie MicroTiles can easily be incorporated to fit within the physical constraints of a building and eliminate the compromises made when using other display technologies.

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 have seen sneak previews this year have described the system as ‘one of the wonders of the world in displays.’

About Christie®

Christie, is a global visual technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being the first to market some of the world’s most advanced projectors and complete system displays, Christie is recognized as one of the most innovative visual technology companies in the world.  From retail displays to Hollywood, mission critical command centers to classrooms and training simulators, Christie display solutions and projectors capture the attention of audiences around the world with dynamic and stunning images. 

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