AV over IP Integration for Casino
The new Cahuilla Casino celebrated its grand opening on May 27, 2020. It features a 14,000-square-foot casino open 24 hours daily with 306 slots, blackjack and three-card poker. There are two restaurants and an outdoor entertainment and concert venue. A four-story hotel has 58 guest rooms.
Cahuilla Casino recently underwent a complete renovation and wanted to make sure their new casino had the WOW factor to it. Their IT staff also wanted to integrate the AV system onto a dedicated network for ease of service by their existing staff, while future proofing the system for any expansion needs down the road. Fluid Sound took these ideas and used them as a vision for the building blocks of this project.
Cahuilla Casino came to Fluid Sound looking to achieve the big, Vegas-style casino, and wanted to use their audiovisual system to achieve that. They needed the ability to display multiple sporting events in a large format presentation space that allowed everyone throughout the casino to see the screens.
They also wanted the ability to control the lighting, audio, video, and HVAC through a single device. This needed to be easy enough for any of the staff to be able to use with little to no training. Cahuilla wanted the AV system to be designed so that their IT staff could easily monitor and troubleshooting any possible issues onsite and perform preventative maintenance service as well.
Fluid Sound designed a rear-projection video system with a 12-foot wide projection screen. This allowed the ability to “quad-view” four separate video feeds so that the video can be easily seen everywhere throughout the casino.
Audio video is controlled via Crestron control systems through a wireless iPad, giving staff the freedom to roam the casino floor while easily making real-time adjustments to the various audio zones. Staff also has the capability to change the displays from DirecTV sporting events and digital signage programming from the iPad device.