At InfoComm 2011 held in Orlando, Christie’s partners, using Christie MicroTiles, captured four ProAV Spotlight Awards. Sharing top spot in the Best Education AV Project were the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery by AVI Systems and the University of Pennsylvania Translation Research (Penn) installation. The 180 Christie MicroTiles (20 x 9 array) at Penn is the second largest public display of MicroTiles to date and a collaborative effort of Cerami & Associates, Advanced Audio Video, and Christie.
The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) installed two Christie MicroTiles video walls, one a 17 x 2 array and the other a 10 x 4 array, blended into their environment and, through touch and gesture-based interactivity, promote visitor participation.
Versace Fifth Avenue, by McCann Systems, won the Best Retail AV award. Using 60 Christie MicroTiles in two 3 x 10 arrays in the Versace windows, McCann Systems created HD video walls to display fashion show videos as the backdrop for live models wearing the season’s hottest looks.
Also at InfoComm, Nautilus Entertainment Design, using Christie MicroTiles, earned the Best Corporate AV Project award for Qualcomm’s 25th Anniversary Museum. The “Historical Timeline’ display area contains eight Wave Walls of Christie MicroTiles of various configurations alongside Qualcomm artefacts.
In April at Palme, Dubai, Christie MicroTiles earned the PALME Middle East Award for Most Innovative New AV Product of the Year. Also in April, at the Janus de l’Industrie Awards, Christie MicroTiles earned the 2011 Eco-Design honour from the French Institute of Design (IFD). The IFD designation promotes products and services with reduced environmental impact.
In February, at ISE Amsterdam, Christie MicroTiles earned the Most InAVative Digital Signage Product title and, a month later, MicroTiles collected the 2011 Visual Innovation Award from Poland’s Vision Communication magazine.