MicroTile Information

The MicroTiles are based on both new and tried and tested technology. Combining an LED light source with Texas Instruments DLP chips for the imaging device projecting onto a rear projection fresnel lens. They are rugged and robust, specifically designed for maximum image quality in demanding indoor, high ambient light environments. Christie MicroTiles are ideal for a wide range of demanding applications, including architectural elements, out-of-home advertising, command and control video walls, and event production.


The Overall Dimensons for each MicroTile is:

  • height: 306mm (12.05″)
  • width: 408mm (16.06″)
  • depth: 260mm (10.24″)
  • weight: 9.2kg (20.3lbs) (including screen)

Line Drawing of Christie Digital MicroTiles, available for Hire from Production AV Ltd

The units are manufactured with a metal chassis at the heart of the unit. The optical assemblies and PSU are all mounted from the front, only requiring a minimum 2″ clearance to the rear for airflow and cabling. The MicroTiles both clip and bolt together horizontally and vertically, using the precision machined faces for accurate alignment. The screen surface is held on via an array of Magnets, with a retaining safety.

To the rear a single IEC power inlet, and two Display Port connectors enable the power input and video signal in and out for daisy chaining between the MicroTiles.

Setup and Operation

After building the desired MicroTile formation, they are simply daisy chained together with Power and Data connections back to the ECU. The ECU takes the DVI-I input signal and then manages the array to send the relevant image to each ‘Tile.

Pricing and Hire

Production AV offers the MicroTiles for hire based on a day rate, with a 3 day week. We understand the pressures of the Events and Exhibition industry with respect to travel and set up days, so are willing to discuss the impact of these on the total hire period.

MicroTile List Prices:

  • MicroTile (each) £85/day £255
  • MicroTile ECU £100/day £300/Week
  • Apple Mac Mini for Content Playback £100/Day £300/Week
  • MicroTile Technician £250/day excluding expenses

The Number of ECU’s will vary on the Screen Array size and required resolution. For a detailed quotation, then please do Contact Us or email info@productionav.co.uk

MicroTiles on an Exhibition Stand

Extended Technical Details:


Display unit dimensions:

  • height: 306mm (12.05″)
  • width: 408mm (16.06″)
  • depth: 260mm (10.24″)
  • weight: 9.2kg (20.3lbs) (including screen)

Display specifications:

  • screen size (diagonal): 510mm (20″)
  • native resolution per tile: 720 x 540
  • pixel pitch: 0.567 x 0.567mm
  • maximum calibrated brightness: 800 nits (cd/m2)
  • LED lifespan (50% brightness): 65,000 hours
  • peak white colour temperature: 6500K
  • adjustable gamma: Yes
  • colour space (CIE 1931): 115%
  • optical system: DLP® 0.55″ SVGA

Processing and control:

  • input signal compatibility: Single-link DVI
  • processor bit rate: 165M pixels per second
  • data link bit rate: 13 bits
  • refresh rate: 47-63Hz frame-locked
  • control interface: Ethernet, USB 2.0, Serial


  • power supply: AC 110V/220V, 50Hz/60Hz
  • power consumption per tile at full brightness: 110W typical*, 130W maximum
  • heat load per tile at full brightness: 375 BTUs/hr typical*, 443 BTUs/hr maximum

Operating specifications:

  • operating temperature: 5°C (41°F) minimum • 40°C (104°F) maximum
  • humidity: 35-85% non condensing
  • clearance for ventilation (rear): 50mm (2″) minimum
  • vibration/motion limit: 0.5G
  • noise level per tile at full brightness: 45dB at 25°C (77°F)ambient
  • run time: 24/7