The DuPont Innovation Center in Johnston, Iowa — also known as the Collaboratory — is intended to provide a unique environment for collaboration among more than 10,000 DuPont scientists and engineers with customers, government officials, academics and business partners around the world. And digital signage plays a big role in the newest of 12 innovation centers DuPont has opened globally, according to an announcement from Christie Digital Systems USA Inc.

Christie and AVI Systems created a 10-unit-wide by 5-unit-tall Christie MicroTiles digital display wall in the DuPont video wall3,500-square-foot space and adjoining collaboration room that showcases the latest company technology, applications and products.

The initial idea was to install flat panels, but Les Hofland, a system sales specialist for AVI Systems, had Christie MicroTiles in mind from the start, the announcement said.

"We showed the 5-high by 1-wide Christie MicroTiles tower we have to some people at the center about two months before they brought us into this meeting," Hofland said in the announcement. "I brought in the DuPont people, and one thing they really liked was that on each MicroTiles unit they could pull out the light engine and put a new one in within 15 minutes. They didn't have to worry about replacing the entire wall."

Because they are located against one wall in a large, south facing room with glass windows running almost ceiling to floor, bright sunlight often bathes the Christie MicroTiles video wall, the announcement said.

"Bright, ambient light is a factor, but it doesn't impact the MicroTiles at all," Hofland said. "The display always looks nice and full without any problems seeing it."

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