Video wall display controller

The Christie® TVC-500 video wall controller delivers flexibility in an easy-to-operate processor. Recommended for 24/7 video display wall applications requiring high quality performance to display multiple applications, videos, computer and networked inputs.

Christie TVC-500 display wall control systems

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Christie TVC-500 digital display wall controllers

The Christie TVC-500 video wall controller provides the performance, compatibility and versatility required for real-world 24/7 video wall applications. Whether your video wall includes only a few projection displays or a huge array of displays, the TVC-500 video wall controller provides cost effective capability and the flexibility to manage and display all the information you need to see, the way you want to see it.



Powerful graphics processing

The Christie TVC-500 video wall controller utilizes proven processing technology developed by Hewlett Packard, an industry leader in reliable, industrial-grade servers and work station platforms. Built on a powerful 2.4 GHz Intel® Xeon® Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM, high speed PCI-Express architecture and redundant hard drives, the Christie TVC-500 is fast and powerful. Inputs and outputs are driven by the latest graphics processing hardware technologies enabling the display of multiple video and RGB inputs anywhere and any size across display walls with up to 27 million pixels of display space. You will always feel confident about the performance and capabilities of the wall processing system to meet your demanding needs.



Multiple input display of external media

This powerhouse controller accepts up to 16 standard video input sources that can be simultaneously displayed anywhere, at any size, on your video wall. The TVC-500 can also display up to 4 RGB/DVI inputs simultaneously with a very fast refresh rate due to the high bandwidth PCI-Express architecture. External computer or High Definition video sources can be displayed with ease and great visual performance. Additionally, because the TVC-500 is a network based system, up to 100 connected clients may also be simultaneously displayed as desired. Displayed clients could be from another room, another building, another city or even another country allowing multiple centers to share and collaborate information with each other.

MASTERSuite wall management software

Included with our TVC-500, MASTERSuite Lite wall management software provides the perfect blend of functionality and simplicity to enable maximum display wall control with a minimal learning curve. Enabling local and remote management of display wall content, MASTERSuite Lite requires simple client side installation with unlimited free client seats.

  • High resolution graphics and video from multiple sources can be displayed any size, anywhere, anytime, across the entire display wall.
  • Designed for full compatibility with Christie's complete line of video wall products.

Christie TVC-500 controllers ship standard with Microsoft Windows 7, allowing most software applications to run efficiently and seamlessly on your video wall directly from the controller. Software from older legacy systems which may not be compatible with Windows 7 can be displayed from the original hardware using the TVC's multiple analog and digital inputs. This provides users with a consistent interface that is fully compatible with mixed platform environments.

The TVC with MASTERSuite Video Wall Controller Advantage

The power and flexibility of our exclusive Christie MASTERSuite™ Lite software with WallManager™ and MediaManager™ programs, enables tiled video wall displays to respond as a single, ultra-high resolution Windows desktop. Display multiple media outputs anywhere and at any size. Arrange to see one image across the entire display, or place multiple video windows across the display. Quickly create and save multiple wall layouts or scenarios for fast recall and display. You have full control over the content, either at the wall or via networked remote clients.

A simple technology comparison reveals that the network-based video wall controller is far more versatile and easier to use than the matrix switcher or image processor solutions.
Christie display wall controller servers and software are designed to be fully compatible with all Christie rear projection systems and display cubes and enclosures.

Base hardware system

  • HP Z800
  • Standard: tower
  • Optional: rackmount kit (5U)
  • 2.4 GHz/1066MHz – 12MB L2 Cache Intel Xeon Quad Core
Operating system
  • Windows 7
  • 2GB (2 x 1GB), DDR3, UDIMM, ECC
Hard disk storage
  • 2 x 250GB SATA 7200 with RAID 1
  • 1 x DVD read-only drive
  • Gigabit Ethernet x2
  • Keyboard, mouse
  • USB 2.0 ports on front and rear
Total expansion slots
  • 2 x PCI Express Gen2 x 16 (full length, full height)
  • 2 x PCI Express Gen2 x 8, with x16 connectors (full length, full height)
  • 1 x PCI Express Gen2 x4, with x8 connectors (half length, full height)
  • 1 x PCI Express Gen1 x4, with x8 connectors (full length, full height)
  • 1 x PCI 32bit/33 MHz (full length, full height)



Operating system
  • Windows 7
Display wall control
  • Christie MASTERSuite Lite™
  • Full featured version available 2011 (upgrade option)


Remote desktop inputs

  • RJ-45
  • Card format: Integrated PCI Express x 1
Maximum # of remote desktops displayable
  • 100 (simultaneous)
Input resolution capability
  • From XGA (1024 x 768) to QXGA (2048 x 1536) – depends on supported resolution on client PC
Wall placement
  • Anywhere on the display wall


Composite video inputs

  • VRC6416 video capture, PCI Express x4
  • Composite (NTSC-M, PAL-I/B/D/G/H)
Frame (refresh) rate
  • 30 fps (NTSC)
  • 25 fps (PAL)
Maximum video inputs/system
  • 16 (simultaneous)
Advanced processing
  • Motion independent de-interlacing
  • Bilateral noise filtering
Wall placement
  • Anywhere on the display wall


DVI / analog video inputs

  • Vision RGB-E2, PCI Express x4
Video formats supported
  • DVI single link
  • Analog RGB plus HSync and VSync (5 wire)
  • Analog RGB with Composite Sync (4 wire)
  • Analog RGB with Sync on Green/YPbPr (3 wire)
Input modes supported
  • DVI single link with support for: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 1900x1200 (other, less common modes may also be supported)
  • HD Modes: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and 480i using the supplied DVI/ Component Adapter or DVI/HDMI Adapter (HDCP not supported)
  • Analog RGB Modes: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 2048x1536 (other, less common modes may also be supported)
  • Support for YUV 4:2:2, RGB 5:5:5, 5:6:5 and 8:8:8 video formats
Frame (refresh) rate
  • Up to 60fps per input channel, variable – based in # of inputs and resolution
  • Example refresh rates: > 30fps with 4 simultaneous SXGA+ inputs
Maximum DVI/Analog inputs/system
  • 4 (simultaneous)
Advanced processing
  • Very high quality down scaling
Wall placement
  • Anywhere on the display wall


DVI outputs

  • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 450, 16 lane PCI Express x16
Maximum DVI outputs per system
  • 12 (DisplayPort – with DVI adaptor)
Maximum output resolution
  • 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Frame (refresh) rate
  • 60Hz @ WUXGA, 60/75Hz @ SXGA+
Graphics memory
  • 512MB (256MB per GPU)
  • Bandwith: 11.2GB/s per GPU
Advanced processing
  • 128 bit color precision
  • 3D volumetric texture support
  • NVIDIA PureVideo technology


Optional accessories

  • Sliding rail rack mount kit (128-100102-XX)


Physical characteristics

Dimensions (LxWxH)
  • 20.7"(52.5cm) x 8" (20.3cm) x 17.5" (44.4cm)
Rack requirement
  • 5U (requires optional sliding rail rack mount kit)
Maximum product weight
  • 64lbs (29kg)



Operating temperature
  • 5-35ºC (40-95ºF)
Non-operating temperature
  • -40-60ºC (-40-140ºF)
  • 8-85% non-condensing
  • 8-90% non-condensing (non-operating)
  • 0-3000m (0-10,000ft)
  • 0-9100m (0-30,000ft) non-operating


Power rating (base system capability)

  • Rating: 11A @ 110-127V, 5.5A @ 200-240V
  • Rating: 11A @ 110-127V, 5.5A @ 200-240V


Typical power (maximum configuration)

  • 336W
  • 1146 BTU/hr


Reliability and serviceability

  • >50,000 hours of major modules
  • <15 minutes (excludes main system board)



  • IEC60950-1:2001; UL60950-1 First edition
  • CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950-1-03 First edition
  • EMC – emissions: FCC part 15 and EN55022 (CISPR22) Class A EMC – immunity: EN55024 CE, RoHS, WEEE
  • CCC, eK, PSE (may be pending on later models)
  • This product conforms to all relevant European directives, safety, health and environmental concerns
  • RoHS compliant



  • Designed, manufactured and tested at Christie's ISO9001 and ISO14001 manufacturing facility in Canada



  • Limited 2 years parts and labor