Nearly a decade after the launch of the original Christie MicroTiles (rear-screen DLP cubes), Christie has launched a new LED version called, appropriately, the MicroTiles LED. Marketed to be smaller, brighter and more flexible than the first-generation, Christie MicroTiles LED makes its global debut at ISE 2019 this week in Amsterdam.
Delivering P3 color space HDR-10 and patented software that claims to keep the wall calibrated at 97 percent or greater uniformity, Christie MicroTiles LED are designed for broadcast sets, corporation venues, museums, retail, stadiums, arenas and higher education. It includes a low profile ADA-compliant QuickMount system so displays can be created in any shape and size, including 90-degree inside/outside corners and both concave and convex curves.
New capabilities include 12-bit 4K color at 120Hz, input sources with HDR10 compliance, integrated image processing and scaling as well as simple switching are featured in the new MicroTiles LED.
The Christie MicroTiles LED use a proprietary QuickMount system (think: Barco UniSee), which eliminates alignment challenges typically associated with installing LED by using machined mounting sheets and wall anchors that can be installed onto nearly any surface. Once the laser cut sheet is mounted, the small size and light weight of the cabinet-free tiles reduces installation complexity while saving space and increasing flexibility. A single PoE Cat6 Ethernet cable is all that is required to connect each module to the entire display, reducing points of failure of typical LED cabinet design. With the click-n-go magnetic tiles, populating the display with LED tiles is fast.
Hot-swappable, front serviceable tiles give technicians complete access to all parts while indicator lights give technicians status confirmation. And, the remote power and control system allows components to be installed in accessible locations away from the video wall.
The web-based control interface can be accessed from any connected device such as a laptop, tablet or mobile device. Debuting at ISE 2019, Christie MicroTiles LED comes with a three-year parts and labor warranty, which is extendable to five years, and ships in late spring 2019. More information is here.
Here is a video that we shot of the Christie MicroTiles LED at ISE 2019: