Spa Resort Casino chooses SSI for surveillance upgrade
According to company literature, SSI was selected because of its experience in system design specific to the gaming industry, especially systems that are migrating from analog to high definition Megapixel and IP-video, and where creative planning and use of existing infrastructure, such as pre-existing coaxial cable, are necessary.
Spa Resort Casino will be replacing all 649 of its existing analog cameras with new IP cameras, with approximately 25 percent as high-definition cameras. Vigitron Ethernet over coaxial converters will allow for minimal interruptions on day-to-day operations. The Dallmeier SeMsyIII system with Virtual Matrix will serve as the operational brains of the system, and will allow for point-of-sale integration. In addition to a full system upgrade/conversion, SSI will be providing an updated observation room with a Monitor Wall.
“Spa Resort Casino wants a system designed based on what they already have available, maximizing their investment in an upgrade without disturbing their guests or operations, but still offering them the latest in gaming and security surveillance technology. From system design to actual installation, SSI is able to match solutions to our customer’s needs, while providing our industry-leading customer service along the way,” said Todd Flowers, president of SSI.
Spa Resort Casino offers approximately 40 table games, over 1,000 slots, five restaurants, 228 hotel rooms and includes a world-class spa, salon and fitness center. To upgrade its existing analog system, SSI will re-purpose the existing RG59 coax cabling to communicate with the IP/HD cameras using Vigitron’s product. Vigitron Maxi-copper series hubs will allow TCP/IP network traffic to communicate on the pre-existing coaxial cable for distances up to 1,800 feet while maintaining network speeds up to 100 mbps, and POE+ power will continue to be passed to edge devices at the same distance.
Additionally, the use of the pre-existing infrastructure will prevent the property and patrons from being disturbed, while allowing the surveillance department to retain all critical hardware and network switches in the primary server room.
The system will also be integrated to the Spa Resort Casino point-of-sale system using Dallmeier’s integration software native to the system and interface servers. SSI will integrate the existing door alarms and panic buttons into the Dallmeier System, which allows an endless number of notifications and camera display outputs upon the trigger of any alarm input to be configured by the surveillance department.
The project is scheduled for completion in September of 2012.