The Digitorium at the heart of Griffin Hall
The two-story Digitorium is the physical and technological center of Griffin Hall. The interior of the Digitorium houses the largest Christie® MicroTiles® display in the United States to date, with 285 tiles creating a video wall that’s 25 by 15 feet. Driven by two Christie Spyder X20 image processors, the array can display one large image, or multiple images from any combination of sources — sources that are often fed by the college’s students working in the Scripps News Laboratory, the broadcast center or the production control laboratories.
Describing the set up and installation of the Christie MicroTiles video wall, Kevin Collins, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Diversified Systems explains “…the number of sources we had to feed into the tiles was enormous. The wall has five active servers at one time with streaming video, HDMI out of a laptop, display footage out of a laptop, AV, cable TV feed, PC graphics, two static images and a broadcast STI feed.” He quickly adds “MicroTiles have a high cool factor. Integrating the MicroTiles physically was smooth. The array went up 1 – 2 – 3. It was a seamless integration.”