To welcome people into its newly dedicated Claudia Nance Rollins Building, Emory University/Rollins School of Public Health selected ChristieÂ® to design a striking display with its award-winning ChristieÂ® MicroTilesâ„¢. Once entering the spacious atrium located in the buildingâ€™s lobby, faculty, students, staff and visitors can view a variety of news and information displayed on an 8 wide x 6 high MicroTiles array, creating a display 10 feet 8 inches wide x 6 feet 6 inches high, housed in a convex, wood-paneled enclosure. â€œWe wanted a beautiful banner to receive people into the school,â€? said Mark Conde, director of information services at the Atlanta-based school. â€œWe examined traditional display technologies and didnâ€™t want to worry about the interface between LCDs. We learned of Christie MicroTiles and were pleased that many of the characteristics of the traditional LCD â€“ and its accompanying problems â€“ werenâ€™t issues with the MicroTiles.â€? Christie MicroTiles have built-in sensors monitoring each LEDâ€™s performance, automatically adjusting brightness and color continuously for the life of the display. Built with reliable solid-state components, including LEDs rated at 65,000 hours to half brightness, no lamps or consumables need to be replaced for more than seven years. â€œThe only time the MicroTiles are off is weekends â€“ unless there is an event going on,â€? said Conde. â€œWe run a wide variety of content from Visix AxisTV to the MicroTiles to include campus bus service, lectures videos, school history, and student and faculty photography from around the world. We can also stream content onto the MicroTiles from events happening all over the school.â€? Ambient lighting â€“ both artificial and natural â€“ presents challenges for any installation. However, Christie MicroTiles are designed for maximum image quality in demanding indoor, high ambient light environments. â€œWe get a fair amount of light coming through at certain times of day via a very large curved window,â€? concluded Conde. â€œItâ€™s bright, but the MicroTiles do quite well under those conditions. I was a little bit nervous at first because MicroTiles is new technology but Christie allayed those fears. We got what we wanted with MicroTiles: a beautiful banner and a great first impression for visitors who enter through the buildingâ€™s main lobby.â€?
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