Iowa Casino and Racetrack Prairie Meadows Enforces Budget on Its A/V Upgrade
Prairie Meadows casino and racetrack, has a fixed budget and had to find an integrator who would work under that limit. After finding Mechdyne, Prairie Meadows created a plan of operations that allowed for a significant upgrade that included an enhanced sound upgrade. Vendors used include Community, TOA, Renkus-Heinz and Tannoy, all powered by Bi-Amp VA8600 amplifiers.
Designing for High Contrast
George Mason University uses InfoComm’s ANSI/InfoComm 3M-2011 Projected Image Contrast Ratio Standard to evaluate the projection in its classrooms. Brad Grimes of InfoComm International explores this project.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Informatively With Digital Signage
Whether is wayfinding or a information about top Broadway show performances, digital signage is a must have for Royal Caribbean International's cruise ship. Passengers quickly find and use this valuable resource to find wait times at favorite restaurants and fun activities on their trip.
30 Innovative Award Winning Digital Signage Projects
Check out the top digital signage installations from video walls to an illuminated domed ceiling, using the latest digital signage technologies. The winners of the 2013 Apex Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were announced at Digital Signage Expo 2013. The winners include the Westfield San Francisco Centre nominated by Obscura Digital, San Francisco Public Utility Commission nominated by Obscura Digital, University of Waterloo Stratford Campus nominated by Westbury National Show Systems Ltd, Antron Showroom nominated by Float4 Interactive Technology, Dee Daa Restaurants nominated by Arsenal Media, Dolphin & Swan nominated by Xpodigital, Pepsi nominated by Intel, Westfield Shopping Center nominated by Scala Inc, Build A Bear and CBS Outdoor nominated by Manufacturing Resources International. Categories include: Business, Industry & Government, Education & Healthcare, Event Venues, Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Public Spaces, Retail, Transportation.
Luxury Hotel Technology Renovation is Secure Enough for the U.N.‘s 67th General Assembly
Designed to increase guest comfort and increase energy efficiency the $30 million renovation of the 154-room West Tower of One UN New York (formerly the UN Millennium Plaza Hotel) implemented touch screen-operated control of various systems in each room. Using Vantage Control’s InFusion control system combined with the company’s ScenePoint Relays and sensors for lighting, thermostat and in-room temperature sensors to coordinate climate control. The touchscreen panels offer five languages through which the hotel’s diverse clientele can operate the interface. The system is fully hardwired for security reasons.
Hotels Look into A/V System Control
Hotels are turning to automation and control systems to create seamless and easy to use interactive media and connectivity services for guests. The automation system gives the guest control of lighting, temperature, shades, A/V and guest services from one simple interface.
Best of 2012: Empire State Building Owner Tells All — How to Save a LOT of Money
Best of 2012: TD Case Study. Huge money-saving secrets were unveiled at the Empire State Building. At an event that might have just as easily been a seminar for building owners hosted by one of New York’s most esteemed building owners, Anthony Malkin, President of Malkin Holdings and owner of the iconic structure. One might think that a $4.4 million per year savings and a full return on investment in just over 3 years, representing a 38.5 percent total energy savings with Johnson Controls, a lighting energy reduction of 65 percent using Lutron lighting controls, an Energy Star 90 and LEED EBOM Gold rating would make a highly competitive building owner tempted to keep his magic formula a secret. Not so. Check out the video and images from the space.
The Best 12 of 2012: AV/IT and Energy Integration Case Studies that Made a Difference
The Best 12 of 2012: End User Case Studies that Made a Difference. From a $4.4 million per year energy savings at the Empire State Building to a medical learning center that has deployed a state-of-the-art lecture capture and videoconferencing system to digital signage. A Guy Fieri Restaurant in NYC makes the cut, as does a Hilton Hotel and some amazing churches. The best in AV technology, AV and IT integration, digital signage, distance learning, hotel automation, energy savings and much more.
Best of 2012: Guy Fieri’s Premium Sound Eatery
Celebrity chef Guy Fieri's new restaurant in Times Square features premium sound comprising over 100 Tannoy speakers and Lab.gruppen amplifiers as well as premium digital signage and an acoustic treatment befitting a restaurant bearing the name of the rock 'n' roll-loving chef.
Best of 2012: Technology Lounge is Created as Best Practice for Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, is a testament to the hotel giant’s commitment to exploring the latest technology innovations to enhance the global traveler’s experience at its properties. Offering an eye-catching blend of interaction, work and collaboration, the new lobby design incorporates a dedicated Technology Lounge that modernizes the traditional business center concept as well as an 18-hour bar and stylized, pod front desks for personalized hotel check-ins, a suite of new LG monitors and Multivision 2 x 2 screens and television panels vertically oriented and anchored on the end of the bar.