Vista Systemsâ€™ Spyder and four Christie HD6K three-chip DLPÂ® projectors are at the heart of a new videowall at Qwestâ€™s Network Operations Center (NOC) in Arlington, Virginia. Matrix Display Systems of Boulder, Colorado, which had previously worked on Qwestâ€™s executive boardroom and corporate auditorium in Denver, Colorado revived the existing 6 x 6 NOC videowall, which had not been used for the past few years.
â€œThere was only 71 inches of depth to the videowall and we wanted to display one big, seamless image,â€? notes Matt Zavakos, president, Matrix Display Systems. â€œThis was a project that called for a high end processor. Christie recommended the Spyder, and we liked the idea. We took our Qwest clients to Vista Systemsâ€™ in Phoenix for a demo, and after that we were sold on the Spyder.â€?
Matrix Display Systems redesigned the display to accommodate a Spyder 365 system and four edge-matched Christie HD6K projectors across the span of the wall. A Grass Valley Turbo is employed for HD playback.
â€œChristie was our first choice as the projector vendor,â€? says Zavakos. â€œChristieâ€™s true HD 1920×1080, 3-chip DLP projectors offer crisp, high definition images coupled with brilliant white light, color matching and balance. With their recent acquisition of Vista Systems, we now have access to all their people. At Matrix, itâ€™s very important for us to have a good relationship with our vendors as well as our clients.â€?
The new 2 x 2 NOC videowall displays computer-generated imagery showing different monitoring GPUs on a map of Qwestâ€™s international network. The content includes a network map where experts can monitor for outages.
A second Spyder system is installed in a briefing room where itâ€™s paired with a single Christie HD6K projector enabling employees to view the content, or portions of the content, from the videowall outside. A camera mounted in the Network Operations Center also brings a live video feed to the briefing room.
Christie is a leader in visual solutions for world-class organizations, offering diverse applications for business, entertainment, and industry. A leading innovator in film projection since 1929 and a pioneer in digital projection systems since 1979, Christie has established a global reputation as a total service provider and the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions. With its recent acquisition of Vista Controls Systems, Corp., Christie offers the most complete and advanced solutions for cinema, live venues, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and Virtual Reality, simulation and education as well as industrial and government environments. For more information, visit
About Vista Systems
Vista Systems was recently acquired by Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for business, entertainment and industry, to create a comprehensive source for imaging processing and projection solutions. The acquisition combines the power and flexibility of Vista’s video switchers and real-time windowing and composition products with the power, performance and reliability of award-winning Christie projection systems. Vista Systemsâ€™ switchers have become the industry standard for live multiple-destination video and data mixed signal switching. For more information on Vista Systems, visit their Web site at