GEFEN AT ST GEORGE LEAGUES CLUB, SYDNEY
St. George Leagues Club Casino is about as big as it gets in NSW clubs land. Pokies are big business. That much we know. Club Executive Manager Gary Garr wants everything to be super-schmick. So when he noticed that the video graphics displayed on the pokies’ displays looked ‘messy’, he called the WED Group to help rectify the issue. WED Group Services & Integration Manager Matthew Joyce recommended the club completely redesign their content distribution system using Gefen’s 1080p video-over-IP solutions, which distributes video graphics to the gaming room’s 100 displays.
Matthew Joyce: “With this new video distribution system, the club can now easily distribute animated gaming graphics – such as current jackpot levels – for customers to see across the entire casino floor. Plus, if any rare issues are to arise, troubleshooting for the technical team is easy.”
Previously, St. George Leagues Club Casino’s system utilised VGA extenders that were piggy-backed off each other, which proved to be extremely sensitive. Additionally, the extenders were not labelled, making it nearly impossible to diagnose problems. The newly built system utilises a sophisticated network of Gefen 1080p products paired with a Cisco SG500 48 port switch and Asus wireless router to eliminate these issues.
With four Gefen VGA KVM video-over-IP transmitters, 12 Gefen VGA KVM video-over-IP receivers, six Gefen HDMI KVM video-over-IP receivers, four Gefen 1 x 8 HDMI splitters, and two Gefen 1 x 4 HDMI splitters, Garr and the team at St. George Leagues Club Casino can rest assured that the graphic content is distributed smoothly within the casino.
“We essentially took multiple gaming graphic PCs and connected them to Gefen KVM transmitters,” Joyce explained. “Once they were connected to the Cisco switch and programmed with their output channel, they could be left alone to keep the transmission extremely neat.”