WEST CHESTER, Pa. – (June 20, 2011) Advanced AV and Christie® are pleased to announce that the 180 Christie MicroTiles (20 x 9 array) installation at the University of Pennsylvania’sTranslational Research Center won a ProAV magazine Spotlight Award at InfoComm 2011last week in Orlando, Fla. The award recognizes the industry’s best professional audiovisual installations.

Twenty-six feet long and nine feet high, the video wall is the second largest public display ofMicroTiles to date and a combined effort from Advanced AV, Cerami & Associates and Christie.

“A project of this caliber requires tremendous coordination. Christie played a key role in working with our staff, and that assistance allowed our team, specifically Kevin McGinnis and Frank O’Hara,to coordinate the details of the project at the ground level. From the beginning, a long list of different folks converged on this endeavor, from the consultant (Bruce Manning of Cerami) to theGC, Christie, RpVisuals, the end user and others, managed by our project team. And the result of that collaborative effort is a testament to what can be accomplished when teams work together from the start.” said Michael Boettcher, president of Advanced AV.

The university required all meeting rooms, labs and classrooms in the newly-constructedTranslational Research Center to be connected via high performance, high resolution AV equipment with the Christie MicroTiles video wall showcasing the findings made by its team of medical researchers.

The scope of AV technology extends beyond the video wall to the building’s 240-seat auditorium. From this space, users can connect and share content within the building and with other properties on- and off-campus from the self-run system. A presenter can send the presentation stream to any room in the building by pressing a button on the AMX control panel without the need for additional tech support. Each room in the Center can also manage multiple multipoint videoconferences and link to other locations, enabling content sharing with anyone, anywhere in the world, at any time, at the touch of a button.

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The entire audio video system – including the Christie MicroTiles display – is designed to maximize collaboration, be aesthetically pleasing, and blend into the existing architecture.

Christie MicroTiles have earned 14 industry awards and are installed at the London StockExchange, Deutsche Bank’s Asia Pacific headquarters, Sun Life Stadium (home of the MiamiDolphins), NASDAQ, and numerous other locations.

“Christie is honored that Advanced AV chose Christie to help create this overall solution,utilizing Christie MicroTiles and our software,” said Kathryn Cress, vice president, global &corporate marketing, Christie. “The University of Pennsylvania is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the United States and Christie feels privileged to be facilitating advancements in translational medicine that the University is leveraging, using our visual display expertise.”