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 calibre that is
expected to deliver premiere entertainment,’ said Matthew Joyce, WED Group
Services & Integration Manager. “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 labelled, 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
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!’