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MicroTiles for LSE

Ian McMurray 17 May 2011
MicroTiles for LSE

Christie has announced one of the largest and most prestigious MicroTiles installations in EMEA to date. The customer is the London Stock Exchange, and the installation will be used in the Exchange’s new Market Open Ceremony.

The installation of 508 Christie MicroTiles follows a recommendation for their use by CMS Consultant Jerry Collins and a subsequent tender won by long-standing Christie Partner, Focus 21 Visual Communications.

The new Market Open Ceremony provides companies joining the London Stock Exchange markets with the opportunity to mark the occasion. The Christie MicroTiles installation replaces The Source, a moving sculpture previously installed in the atrium.

Visitors to Paternoster Square are now welcomed by columns of Christie MicroTiles in a 1 x 5 configuration. Then, as they enter the atrium their view is directed to either side by two strips of MicroTiles, 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, streams a variety of content throughout the day including live news and market updates from CNBC.

The displays are managed by six Christie Spyder X20 processors with content offered from a variety of sources, including Scala Infochannel. A Crestron Controller manages lighting, audio, live camera feed and orchestrates an automated opening and closing ceremony of the market.

Another MicroTiles video wall (8 x 6 array) has been installed on the balcony overlooking the atrium and can mimic the content on the main video wall. On the ground level there is a mosaic of 46 MicroTiles of different depths and heights. Outside of the atrium, visitors are kept updated with another set of four columns of MicroTiles (2 x 4 array).

“The launch of the new London Stock Exchange Market Open installation has been a huge success,” said Adeel Saeed, head of corporate technology services at London Stock Exchange Group. “We are delighted to work with Christie on developing this project. The innovative and exciting installation will offer companies joining our markets a vibrant and exciting platform to showcase their business.”

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