Christie® presents a diverse collection of visual display solutions at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) MuseumExpo, taking place May 20-22 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Christie booth (#860) is showing projection display products that can be works of art in themselves, and serve as versatile tools for museums to enhance the visitor experience – including interactive displays where patrons can curate their own tours.
Among the display solutions is 11 feet wide-by-6 feet tall Christie® MicroTiles® video wall featuring Christie Interactivity Kit in an educational space that will captivate visitors.
The Christie Interactivity Kit is a modular solution that transforms nearly any large-format display into a multi-touch surface. The field-installable kit simply attaches around the display wall perimeter and plugs into a computer USB port without the need for drivers. Windows® 7 automatically recognizes the Christie Interactivity Kit as a multi-touch device and no manual calibration of sensors or cameras is required. Using breakthrough Baanto™ ShadowSense™ technology, Christie Interactivity Kit offers excellent performance with high touch accuracy and fast response times that support up to eighteen touches on a large-format display.
Configurable into 84 different sizes, the kit accommodates practically any video wall up to 21.4 feet wide and 6 feet high, or a 16-units-wide-by-6-units-high Christie MicroTiles array. The kit is part of a special display at the celebrated Cleveland Museum of Art, which features a forty-foot-wide multi-touch screen comprising two 15-units-wide-by-5-units-tall Christie MicroTiles video walls using Christie Interactivity Kit and a smaller interactive ‘Line and Shape’ Christie MicroTiles display for children to engage with that also uses Christie Interactivity Kit.
Also on display is the Christie FHD551-X. This full-HD, fifty-five-inch, indoor LCD flat-panel features a super narrow bezel width of 5.5 mm, LED backlighting, high pixel density, and a wide viewing angle. With the Christie FHD551-X, images on the nearly seamless tiled video wall look sharp at any distance allowing you to convey your information with controlled brightness that’s suited for a variety of indoor environments.
Christie recently introduced the Christie WeatherAll FHD551-W. The outdoor LCD flat panel is a sleek, weatherproof digital signage solution (IP56/NEMA 4 rated) featuring optically bonded glass for increased protection against harsh impacts and scratches in public display environments while enhancing viewability in outdoor venues by reducing reflection. It is designed to provide high contrast ratio, rich vibrant colors, and superior brightness to overcome high ambient light—making it perfect for outdoor use.
Christie is also demonstrating projection mapping featuring colorful and exciting images thrown on a mini-pyramid; illustrating the wide range of complex artistic displays made possible using blending and warping technology. The mapping demonstration will utilize a Christie HD14K-M.
Projection mapping is an exciting technique using specialized software and other technologies to warp and blend projected images so they fit perfectly on irregularly shaped buildings, interior spaces, and natural landscapes. It delivers the “wow factor” and is a cost-effective way to transform virtually any surface or structure into a breathtaking canvas where size, scope and content are limited only by the artist’s imagination.
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