Venetian Macao Resort Hotel Bets on Dallmeier for Video System

Sept. 23, 2006
When completed, resort will boast world's largest digital matrix casino surveillance system

Dallmeier electronic has won a multi-million-dollar contract to supply the new Venetian Macao Resort Hotel with the largest fully digital casino video surveillance system in the world.

Currently under construction, the Venetian Macao is the $1.8 billion anchor property of the Cotai Strip of Macao, known as Asia's Las Vegas. The 10.5 million-square-foot Venetian Macao Resort is modeled after its Las Vegas namesake and features 3,000 suites and a 546,000-square-foot gaming floor that includes more than 6,000 slot machines and 700 gaming tables.

Phase One of the Cotai Strip system consists of both fixed and PTZ cameras to monitor the casino, restaurants and the hotel. The system will monitor cameras installed in 2004 at the nearby Sands Macao Casino. Later phases of the project will see additional video systems from nearby hotels on the Cotai Strip tied in to the system.

"Given the size and scope of the project, the Dallmeier Casino Team designed a fully Digital Matrix that provides high-resolution real-time video combined with the best possible data security and decentralized recording," said Andy Birchner, vice president of sales for Dallmeier USA.

The Venetian chose Dallmeier's decentralized recording and archiving solution because it didn't require peripherals and network components – representing considerable savings over centralized solutions. It also offers the casino cost-effective and secure archiving – an essential requirement for all casinos.

Compared to centralized recording solutions, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel found that the cost advantage of a decentralized system was approximately three to one because of the resources required for storage, network and fail-safe reliability within a centralized system.

The system's decentralized recording is carried out by Dallmeier's DIS-2/M modular audio/video recording and transmission systems. These units allow the resort to simultaneously record and transmit live video signals and replay recorded video without restriction and with full redundancy.

Because the DIS-2/M records directly to integrated storage, the Venetian Macao is able to ensure maximum uptime and data availability, even if their network experiences problems or failures. This decentralized storage concept also reduces bandwidth requirements.

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