BRISBANE, Australia – A Christie® LED video wall installed along a unique walkway in Redcliffe, Queensland is delivering stunning visuals that celebrate the illustrious music career of the Bee Gees – one of the world’s most popular music groups in the mid- to late 1970s.
The giant video screen, which boasts a viewing area of 5.3 square meters (57 square feet), is made up of Christie Apex Series LED tiles with a pixel pitch of 2.5mm. It is one of the centerpieces of Bee Gees Way, a 70-meter (230 foot) alley named after the Gibb brothers – Barry, Robin, and Maurice – that pays tribute to their legendary music career spanning over four decades and selling over 200 million albums. The Gibb family migrated from Manchester, England to Redcliffe in Queensland, Australia in the late 1950s.
Arranged in a five-by-four array and fitted in a custom-built weatherproof enclosure for long-term durability, the Apex Series LED video wall is used for the playback of exclusive interviews with Barry Gibb – the group’s sole surviving member – and never before seen home movie footage, along with some of Bee Gees’ greatest hits such as "Stayin’ Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", and "Night Fever".
The Apex Series LED wall brilliantly complements other memorable Bee Gees monuments exhibited along the walkway, which was opened in two stages in 2013 and 2015. They include more than 60 captioned photos and 13 album covers spanning the group’s career, a huge 70-meter (230 foot) mural featuring artwork of the Gibb brothers, as well as life-sized statues of the musical legends from their "One Night Only" album era. Standing at two meters (6.5 feet) tall, it commemorates the trio when they were at the peak of their musical success.
"We are delighted that the Moreton Bay Regional Council has selected Christie’s high-performance and dependable LED video wall to highlight the incredible musical achievements of the Bee Gees throughout their career that spans more than 40 years," said Wayne Clem, business development manager for Australia and New Zealand, Enterprise, Christie. "The Apex Series is perfect for displaying the most memorable moments of the Bee Gees captured on video. It delivers 4K@60Hz resolution, HDR10 compatibility, built-in Clearview™ technology, and low-brightness enhancements for incredible visual experiences."
Versatile, dynamic and valuable for branding, information sharing, entertainment or digital signage applications, Christie’s LED solutions are known for their modern aesthetics, superior visuals and performance, installation flexibility and low maintenance. Users can choose from various display technologies comprising the award-winning MicroTiles LED, Apex Series, CorePlus Series or Core Series LED tiles, or combine multiple platforms to create seamlessly integrated and impressive displays that get noticed. Christie’s LED solutions are backed by industry-leading training, warranties and technical support for the ultimate peace of mind.
Clients looking at converting their LED video walls into complete turnkey solutions can add on Christie’s suite of versatile and powerful content management and processing systems. These include the Christie Pandoras Box family of hardware and software tools for real-time video playback and processing, the Christie Spyder products that can manage and drive up to 4K video content on displays of any size, and the Christie Terra SDVoE solution that enables the transport, processing and control of audiovisual content over 10G Ethernet networks.