AV over IP Integration for Casino in San Diego County
Barona Resort & Casino, located near San Diego on the land of the Barona Band of Mission Indians, is a luxury resort and casino that features a 400-room hotel, a spa, an award-winning golf course, a gaming floor, and several restaurants. The resort was undergoing an expansion that would increase the size of its casino floor by 30,000 square feet. The expansion included 535 new machines, two table game pits, swanky new bathrooms, a new VIP area, and a larger food court with some exciting new offerings.
Fluid Sound was able to help make the renovation complete by adding AV elements such as digital signage, video displays, and a large dome near the casino entrance that is able to be completely covered by video imaging. We leveraged AV over IP technology to save the casino money, support 4K video, and give them flexibility for future expansions and updates.
Fluid Sound was tasked with creating an AV system that would provide an exciting and vibrant environment for casino guests and a seamless experience as guests travelled from the legacy casino floor to the newly expanded area. Barona also needed a way for their casino operator to easily control the casino’s atmosphere through an intuitive system that could manipulate audio, video, and digital signage. In addition, the casino asked us to create a custom video dome that could display digital images and make an amazing first impression on guests.
More than 60 NEC professional monitors and displays used for broadcast video and digital signage were installed in the new casino area. A Crestron signal system with iPad control integration gives the casino operator an easy way to control the entire AV system. Peavey digital audio signal processors with CobraNet connect the new audio system to the legacy audio system. Just Add Power AV over IP devices were used for the transfer of audio and video signals. The casino’s custom video dome displays a 20K-lumen image using NEC projectors and Navitar custom 180-degree fisheye lenses over the 40-foot dome surface. A 7th Sense Video Media Server was used for projection mapping and Scalable Display software was used for projector stacking.