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Christie MicroTiles at South African summit

A recent financial summit meeting in South Africa benefited from Christie MicroTiles and Christie's Spyder image processor, supplied by Gearhouse.

A Christie MicroTiles display and Christie Spyder image processing provided a design highlight at the recent IMN-hosted South African Capital Markets Summit at the Westin Cape Town Hotel’s Conference Centre.

Taking place for the ninth year, the two-day event set out to examine the recovery and growth of the South African Securitisation and Debt Capital Markets communities, and featured a number of keynote speakers.

Christie partners Gearhouse South Africa provided the event’s design/production company, Eventworx, with a MicroTiles solution, designed to wow the 500 invitees from various financial institutions.

Gearhouse were early adopters of MicroTiles, and with 100 modules in the company’s inventory were comfortably able to design an 11 x 8 landscape display, set in the foyer of the conference centre, to allow content to be screened in 16:9 format.

Gearhouse also provided the support structure for the wall which was built into a custom hard-faced set. The MicroTiles display itself was used a backdrop to a smoothie bar.

The content screened consisted of customised presentations and advertising provided by Tequila, the advertising agency for lead sponsor, Standard Bank. Financial trading information was also displayed as a ticker, together with CNBC Africa, and the service company used the wi-fi and satellite TV channel available from the venue itself.

A Christie Spyder X20 took feeds from an AV Stumpfl Wings Platinum media server — for playback of the video content — a digital decoder and Mac Mini (which provided the ticker tape source) outputting to the wall in 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Via the Spyder, two separate PIPs (picture-in-picture) were overlaid on top of the media server layer.