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A case study of London casinos using HD screens as a video wall in a security control room for Genting UK in London’s Mayfair.

Six casinos covered include the flagship, Crockfords, in Mayfair, and The Colony Club, Maxims Casino Club, The Palm Beach and Cromwell Mint. Genting UK has 35 casinos, from Edinburgh to Plymouth; the firm plans to extend the work of the security room to other venues across the UK.

Eyevis UK, which has bases in London, Manchester and Lancashire, provides video wall displays and audio-visual products to sectors including CCTV, security and traffic control. The video wall is made up of six 46-inch industrial LCD displays, transmission cables and a controller, which show live streams from cameras in casino gaming areas.

The room is central to the security work against cheating and crime.

The high definition screens, fitted by security installers HD Integrated Systems, allow security staff to monitor gaming tables. They aim to spot anything suspicious about a game and if there are any incorrect pay-outs on the tables.

The screens have only a 5.7mm gap between pixels of adjoining screens in a video wall of three columns, across two rows. Front access brackets allow the screens to pull out during any maintenance for access to the rear. An eyevis Netpix 4800 series video wall controller configured for:

· Up to eight display outputs (two are spare)
· eight PC inputs via DVI
· Simultaneous decoding and display of up to 32x D1 resolution IP CCTV camera streams
· Eyecon 5 video wall management software

Six eyevis EY-M1-100-20 fibre DVI transmission cables have been installed to transmit the display outputs from the Netpix video wall controller to the LCD displays comprising the video wall.

Eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy said: “The centre monitors gaming tables across the capital, playing an important role in ensuring games are not infiltrated by cheats and ensuring that staff are operating the tables correctly. The video wall that we have installed is central to the operation. It brings what is happening out on the casino floor into sharp focus. The high definition screens allow operators to home in on anything they believe to be suspicious.”

About the installer

Based in Surrey, HD Integrated Systems has more than 40 years’ industry related security experience. It offers electronic security – CCTV, Access Control, Perimeter Detection and Intrusion systems. Akin Ozdamar, Managing Director of HD Integrated, said: “The new control room utilises the latest state-of-the-art technology to protect the casinos. It has also been created with an eye to expanding its work to Genting casinos in other parts of the UK.

“We chose eyevis to install the video wall after extensive research into the latest technology available.

“The six screens eyevis has installed can project up to 32 images in high-definition and that is a real plus point for the security staff working in the centre.

“The system installed has also been created with an eye on expansion and eyevis has played an important role in ensuring that it can be adapted and developed in the future.”

Go to www.eyevis.co.uk or telephone 01282 606525.


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