PETALUMA, CALIFORNIA, March 21, 2017 – St. George Leagues Club Casino in Sydney, Australia is one of the city’s most prestigious gaming venues that offers only the best gambling entertainment for its members. That’s why, when club Executive Manager Gary Garr noticed that the video graphics displayed on the casino’s displays looked “messy”, he immediately called the WED Group – a local trusted technology integration firm – to help rectify the issue. WED Group Services & Integration Manager Matthew Joyce suggested that the club completely redesign their content distribution system to utilize Gefen’s 1080p Video Over IP solutions, which neatly and seamlessly distribute video graphics to the casino’s 100 displays.
“Over the past few years, the club’s video distribution system became increasingly unreliable, which is a significant problem in a venue of such a high caliber that is expected to deliver premiere entertainment,” said Joyce. “Gefen equipment completely eliminates reliability issues, and offers a seamless new way to distribute content across multiple displays. With this new video distribution system, the club can now easily distribute animated gaming graphics – such as current jackpot levels – for customers to see across the entire casino floor. Plus, if any rare issues are to arise, troubleshooting for the technical team is as easy as can be.”
Previously, St. George Leagues Club Casino’s system utilized VGA extenders that were “piggy backed” off each other, which proved to be extremely sensitive. Additionally, the extenders were not labeled, making it nearly impossible to diagnose problems. The newly built system utilizes a sophisticated network of Gefen 1080p products paired with a Cisco SG500 48 port switch and ASUS Wireless Router to eliminate these issues.
With four Gefen VGA KVM Video Over IP Senders, 12 Gefen VGA KVM Video Over IP Receivers, six Gefen HDMI KVM Video Over IP Receivers, four Gefen 1 by 8 HDMI splitters, and two Gefen 1 by 4 HDMI Splitters, Garr and the team at St. George Leagues Club Casino can rest-assured that the graphic content is distributed smoothly within the casino.
“We essentially took multiple gaming graphic PCs and connected them to Gefen KVM senders,” Joyce explained. “Once they were connected to the Cisco switch and programmed with their output channel, they could be left alone to keep the transmission extremely neat. The result is a simple and seamless video distribution system.”
St George Leagues Club Casino has plans to expand the system in the future to add an additional 100 screens, and incorporate digital advertising to boost revenue for the casino. “Gefen offers ideal solutions for casino applications,” Joyce continued. “These solutions make configuration & implementation easy. We look forward to expanding the system to include the entire casino floor!”
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