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US – Westgate upgrades ‘biggest video wall in gaming’

By - 27 September 2021

The Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas has recently upgraded what it says is the biggest video wall in gaming by integrating Semtech’s BlueRiver AV technology into the video wall at the SuperBook, there is now high quality, uncompressed 4K60 video, alongside native SDVoE connectivity, which reduces the cost and complexity of the AV system.

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced its collaboration with ZeeVee, a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology for Pro AV and IT markets, to create a world-class gaming environment at the Wastgate via a SDVoE™ (Software Defined Video over Ethernet) AV signal distribution solution. The collaborative solution is powered by ZeeVee ZyPer4K encoders and decoders and Semtech’s BlueRiver AV technology. Through integrating BlueRiver

The upgrade to the Westgate Resort & Casino SuperBook, home to the gaming industry’s largest 4K video wall (18.8 feet high and 260 feet wide), took five months from conception to completion. To execute this, Westgate called in its integration partners from NMR Events: Director of Systems Integration, Doug Whelan and Vice President of Sales, Mike Campbell.

“All parties agreed it would require a SDVoE/AV-over-IP infrastructure to take the facility’s video wall to the next level,” said Joe Chordas, vice president marketing and North American sales at ZeeVee. “Our ZyPer4K encoders and decoders, which rely on Semtech BlueRiver AV technology that is the foundation for all SDVoE components, provided advanced routing flexibility and multi-matrix switching for a wide array of content.”

“This project is a great and high profile example of the power of ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K SDVoE solution and our BlueRiver AV processor technology in the gaming and entertainment markets,” said Don Shaver, vice president of marketing of video products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “In addition to the high quality, uncompressed 4K60 video, the native SDVoE connectivity and wide component compatibility greatly reduces the cost and complexity of AV systems.”

As a result of the upgrade, NMR was able to engineer 175 different multiviews — equaling a dozen multiviews per screen — that display a seemingly endless combination of images simultaneously. The SDVoE/AV-over-IP platform enabled this project to be accomplished with less devices, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in multiview processing alone and taking up a significantly smaller footprint.

“Our client was extremely happy with the outcome of this project on several fronts,” said Doug Whelan, director of systems Integration at NMR. “The video wall’s eye-popping dynamic content is helping Westgate to draw in bettors. In addition to the video quality, we appreciate the efficiency, flexibility and cost effectiveness of the ZeeVee, Semtech and SDVoE solution.”

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