Christie posts video and case study on massive London Stock Exchange project
December 5, 2011 by Dave Haynes
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Christie Digital has developed and released a nice case study and video that shows us folks on the other side of the Atlantic what that massibe MicroTiles installatiuon at the London Stock Exchange looks like in action.
It’s a bit of a drive, so I’ve no idea when I might see this in real life. To review, the install at the LSE’s large Atrium in Paternoster Square involves 508 of the Tiles.
The installation marked the end of a long search by Adeel Saeed, LSE’s Head of Corporate Technology Services, who was looking to replace ‘The Source’, a moving sculpture previously installed in the stunning Atrium, with a unique visual display. It was commissioned to coincide with the LSE new market open ceremony in May this year, signalling the start of London market trading for companies listing on LSE markets.
For the first time visitors could see market data, bespoke company content and live news streaming from CNBC across the advanced Christie MicroTiles display and bespoke visual communication technology, which formed the backdrop to a giant central illuminated globe and a bespoke ‘market open’ glass block mechanism.
With its ‘building block’ longevity and extreme brightness, Christie MicroTiles represents a breakthrough in display technology, offering video and data display media in varying shapes and sizes, which are complementary to their environment.
Visitors entering the London Stock Exchange are now greeted by two columns of Christie MicroTiles in a 1 x 5 configuration (which are also portable, with their own power supply). As they advance further into the Atrium their view is directed to either side by two strips of MicroTiles, each consisting of 29 and 31 MicroTiles respectively, and on to an impressive video wall that uses 132 MicroTiles in an 11 x 12 array. The video wall, in unison with the other MicroTiles arrays, stream a variety of content throughout the day including live news and market data from CNBC.
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