Christie Debuts Videowall Solutions
Christie has released two solutions developed for commercial videowall systems.
Christie has released two solutions developed for commercial videowall systems. The TVC-500 videowall controller is designed for small to medium-size control room and digital signage videowall displays, while the new RPMSP-D180U is a dual-lamp SXGA+ projection light engine designed for high-brightness, large-screen videowall applications where performance and low operating costs are critical, according to the company.
The Christie TVC-500 controller is built for 24/7 applications and is capable of simultaneously managing and displaying a variety of source inputs across as many as 12 display screens, Christie officials said. It takes advantage of display processing technologies from partners such as Hewlett-Packard and nVidia and runs on a Windows 7, PC-based platform with Christie's MasterSuite Lite software managing display wall projects.
Unlike some other video controllers, third-party software applications can operate directly from the TVC-500 desktop. Video or DVI/RGB inputs can be positioned anywhere on the display wall, at any size and with fast refresh rates. Up to 100 remote networked desktops can also display via gigabit Ethernet connections.
The TVC-500 controller is also compatible with and equipped to drive visuals to Christie's acclaimed Christie MicroTiles display tiles, which are installed in control rooms, high fashion shops, museums, and broadcast sets.
Company officials said the RPMSP-D180U projection engine is the most powerful in Christie's series of single-chip DLP, dual-lamp SXGA+ display products for control rooms. Engineered for 24/7 data monitoring environments, the RPMSP-D180U is suitable for larger rear-projection videowalls with individual screen sizes ranging from 67 to 120 inches diagonal, but it is also available in Christie's standard 50-inch and 70-inch stackable display cubes.
With both short throw (0.69:1) and long throw (1.2:1) fixed lenses available, the RPMSP-D180U projector head can be used to retrofit older rear-screen systems and structures, whether supplied by Christie or by other manufacturers, according to the company. It's capable of 1,420 ANSI Lumens at 180W and employs redundant 7,000-hour mercury lamps.