Christie and AVI Systems worked together to create a movable 4-unit by 1-unit LCD interactive digital display wall at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Dr. C.C. & Mabel L. Criss Library. Built on casters, the multi-touch video wall gives students the opportunity to experiment, play and create.
The Christie LCD digital interactive display.
The library is the school’s primary source for academic information and Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services, said she was searching for something “unique and different” that was not already on campus.
Neujahr said the video wall’s mobility was a selling point for both the Dean and the Chancellor. Using the Christie wall, the library has “Throwback Thursdays” where archival photos are shown and Tuesdays include streaming videos, which are quite popular.
“One week we had eagles with their eggs hatching, and then the mother feeding them and another time we had newborn puppies - that sort of thing usually drives a lot of attention,” Neujahr added. “We also had a feed from the Hubble Space Telescope circling the Earth with live streaming video. I think that’s been a popular use of the wall - the live streaming event. The multi-touch screens are also frequently used and is a feature which influenced our purchase.”