Image courtesy DCI Engineers, which provided the structural design services for the upgrade.

Featured Project: Raising the Bar in a Sports Bar

Aurora, Illinois-based Peerless-AV, a maker of audio-visual, digital signage and mounting products that serve the indoor and outdoor digital sign industries, announces its involvement of the refurbishment and expansion of part of the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, located in Spokane, Washington. Operated by the Kalispel Tribe, the casino offers Vegas-style gambling, a spa, and more than a dozen restaurants, bars and lounges.

One of the more popular spots at the casino is the EPIC Sports Bar, which features upscale pub fare along with sports television 24/7. The casino’s owners were not happy with the video displays, which play a huge role in any sports bar.

Previously, the bar had originally relied on an old TV screen, which was then upgraded to a movie screen and two sizable projectors that would play content. According to Peerless-AV however, it was difficult, if not impossible to clean the screen and when the HVAC system was in use, the screen would shake. Further, the projectors were noisy and replacement costs were astronomical.

So, the casino owners decided to seek out a digital signage option for EPIC and in the summer of 2017, brought in their longtime signage installation partner, Logan, Utah-based YESCO. Based on the casino’s needs and criteria, YESCO selected Samsung for its IFH LED displays. Then it sought out another longtime partner, Peerless-AV, to not only provide the mounts but also bring in SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV, the company’s LED video wall integration program. The SEAMLESS LED solutions team provides design, engineering, product managers, project managers and installers, all of which were available to YESCO and Northern Quest Resort & Casino.

YESCO set out to install a 10’ x 30’ Samsung IFH display using Peerless-AV’s DS-LEDIF Mounting Solution for Samsung Smart LED Signage. To hang a display of this size, the giant mount used measured at six cabinets high and 19 cabinets long. Some of the key features of the mounting solutions include easy height and depth adjustment, lightweight design, quick assembly and compliance with ADA guidelines.

Challenges including dealing with a very heavy display and mounting it on an uneven wall.

“Peerless-AV offers vast benefits above other AV manufacturers—they provide the full package,” says Brent Smith, branch manager for YESCO. “The mounting solution made it easy to slide the LED displays in; it’s truly a great solution and is much more aesthetically pleasing than the previous solution. It’s also less expensive to run, saving costs long-term. Plus, the SEAMLESS by Peerless-AV team is there every step of the way, a keen benefit. We look forward to exploring what else we can do with Peerless-AV!”

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