Project Spotlight: Talking Stick Resort
The Talking Stick Resort & Casino installation is the largest SVSi N3000 system in the United States. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, it has 46 inputs and 101 outputs with displays that range from 42 inches to 103 inches.
CCS installed more than 1,000 speakers in 38 different zones throughout the Talking Stick Resort property. But figuring out volume levels in different parts of the casino and resort was difficult. Automated level-sensing and preprogramming the audio system (a Peavey Electronics MediaMatrix-based system with Altinex audio switching) wasn’t doing the trick, as sound levels kept fluctuating dramatically throughout the day. Then CCS learned that Talking Stick kept detailed records of visitors’ traffic patterns throughout the property. Adding that information to the system allowed them to predict what the sound pressure level needs would be anywhere on the property at any time. And if a little tweaking is necessary, CCS installed several AMX touch-panel controls so that employees can fine-tune audio levels as necessary.
Measurable results included the reduced footprint of the video distribution system, allowing for the removal of three racks, freeing up space in the head end. Installing new displays and moving existing displays has been made easier and more cost effective by using standard Cat-6 cabling. New displays can now be up and connected to the distribution system in hours instead of weeks.