The Centre for International Governance Innovation chooses Christie technology
Innovation is alive and well in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), an independent, non-partisan think tank on global governance issues located in the technology centre of Ontario, recently completed their $68-million campus in grand style. The site, which houses both CIGI and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), features Christie® visual technology in multiple areas, bringing leading-edge projection and digital signage to the progressive venue.
Founded by co-CEO of Research In Motion, Jim Balsillie, CIGI conducts an active agenda of research, policy analysis, publishing, public events, workshops and conferences. In addition, the adjacent BSIA hosts Master’s and Ph.D. programs specializing in global governance. Given their respective missions, the facility needed visual display solutions that would work for a multitude of events and purposes. According to Fred Kuntz, vice president of public affairs at CIGI, the Centre employs a Christie L2K1500 LCD projector in the Atrium of the think tank’s main office, as well as a 3x6 wall of Christie MicroTiles® in the front lobby of the office. “This projector is used during conferences and events to project images of keynote speakers on to a large screen dominating the four-story high Atrium space, (while the MicroTiles) are used to present visitors to CIGI with images of our staff and events, as well as a large e-poster to promote our next upcoming public event,” he explained.
Both visual display solutions work well in the space. The L2K1500 projector is well suited for such a large, open meeting space with lots of ambient light. Whether projecting PowerPoint presentations, graphics, or video, the images are always crisp and clear. The reliability of the unit was also a key factor in choosing it, as CIGI consistently hosts many high profile events where projection equipment is necessary and downtime must be kept to a minimum.