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Ushio R&D facility deploys Christie LED videowall

Ushio Inc. creates a lasting first impression with new Christie MicroTiles LED videowall in corporate lobby

Ushio’s Harima facility is a lighting facility with nearly 1,000 employees manufacturing cinema lamps and lasers, as well as light sources for electronics, optical measuring instruments, life science and printing modules. This location serves as R&D and the production network. Its model and methods are shared by all Ushio locations and subsidiaries globally.

Every week, Ushio receives close to 100 visitors at the Harima location. Yasuichi Inoue, general manager, Ushio Lighting, commented: “The reception area needed an upgrade, a really welcoming space for visitors. We knew we wanted to embrace the latest and greatest technology to help tell the Ushio story. With the right technology we could create a spectacular video wall, with high quality 4K content that showcases Ushio’s history, products, employees and community.”

To transform the blank wall using modern technology, the company turned to Christie, a subsidiary of Ushio, and selected Christie MicroTiles LED.

Working with Christie and integrator Xebex, who designed and installed the frame structure and mounting sheets for the 98-tile, 14ft-wide MicroTiles wall, several design elements were considered, including: purpose and size of the videowall

The Christie MicroTiles LED wall is made up of 98 1.25mm tiles (14 tiles wide and seven tiles high).

Inoue added: “We decided on the 1.25mm pixel pitch Christie MicroTiles LED, and Christie Link E1000 videowall controller to power the content on the screen, for many reasons. The technology is modern, efficient and extremely easy to install and maintain.” Each MicroTile displays bright, high-contrast visuals, and includes patented real-time IR Neighbor Detection and AutoMatch brightness and colour-matching to ensure automatic image uniformity across the entire display during its lifetime.

Xebex’s sales manager Mitsuaki Mitama said: “The MicroTiles were unbelievably easy to install – about one week from start to finish. The picture quality is superb, and the features such as AutoMatch brightness adjustment are incredible. It’s very easy to swap any LED module and watch it calibrate itself.”