San Diego-based Fluid Sound, a commercial audio/visual company, announces its recent work with the Barona Casino & Resort in Lakeside, California, about 30 miles from San Diego.
The upscale casino, which has a 400-room hotel, luxury spa, restaurants, golf course, and other amenities, recently expanded its casino floor by 30,000 square feet, and Fluid Sound was brought in to design and install its new A/V system. The company says it also wanted to provide a foundation for the eventual overhaul of the legacy casino systems.
The company installed an HDMI over IP 40 gigabit network trunk backbone, which it says saved the casino more than $250,000 over backbone the casino’s consultant had originally suggested. Fluid also installed more than 60 new displays in the expanded area of the casino to be used for both broadcast video and digital signage.
The company says that another request the casino had was for a large dome at the entrance to the new parking garage to be completely covered by video imaging.
“We were able to give the client the video dome they wanted by stacking two NEC laser projectors with Navitar custom 180-degree fisheye lenses using a 7th Sense video media server for projection mapping and Scalable Display software for projector stacking,” the company says in its announcement of the project. “In the end, we were able to achieve a 20K lumen image over the entire 40-foot dome surface. This unique feature should have an incredible visual impact and make a lasting impression on casino guests.”
The company says that it also had to keep in mind the “cohesion” of its displays, making sure they tied the expansion area seamlessly to the already existing casino floor.
The company says it also gave the casino operator the ability to easily control audio, video and digital signage through the use of an intuitive and easy-to-operate iPad interface that controls the entire A/V system.
Aside from the aforementioned, other vendors Fluid Sound used on the project were Just-Add-Power; Cisco; Peavey; Crestron; and Klipsch.