Force Technology Solutions (Force Tech) in Greenfield, Indiana recently completed one of the first Analog Way Aquilon installations in the US and the first in the Midwest at the new Sportsbook at French Lick Casino. Aquilon drives two large LED video walls in the venue where customers can place bets on sporting events or just lounge and enjoy the ultimate in big-screen sports viewing.
Analog Way’s LivePremier range of modular and scalable 4K/8K multi-screen presentation systems and video wall processors is comprised of high-performance pre-configured products (Aquilon RS1, RS2, RS3 and RS4) as well as fully-customisable models (Aquilon C and C+) that can be tailored for any project or event.
Force Tech selected Aquilon C to drive two LED video walls in the Sportsbook at French Lick Casino, apart of the famed French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana. The new 3,000 sq foot space accommodates 100 guests who can wager on football, basketball, baseball and more.
“Aquilon is our solution to the growing 4K/8K 60Hz/120Hz environment,” said Tim Allen, Regional Sales Manager, Central US for Analog Way. “With our technical knowledge we’ve been able to deliver the best the market has to offer.”
He noted that Force Tech has a history with Analog Way’s LiveCore product line. “We felt strongly about Force Tech being one of the first to install Aquilon C in the US and the first in the Midwest; they’ve become a world-class partner of ours. Aquilon C is a great choice to meet the immediate needs of French Lick Casino’s Sportsbook and offers built-in growth opportunities over the next five to 10 years without worrying about upgrading.”
“Force Tech has used Analog Way products in projects ‘quite extensively’ over the years,” said Force Tech Sales Engineer Brady Davis. “For the Sportsbook, we installed two Absen 1.5mm LED video walls measuring 14 x 8 feet, each with a resolution of 2688×1512 or slightly above full HD. The LED walls display the main games of the day – everything from rugby to darts. But they can also display anything they want from the video over IP network: stats, custom graphics, even digital signage.”
Brady explained that: “There are up to eight sources per wall, and the client wanted the ability to do windowing in multiple configurations. Our partnership with Analog Way led us to Aquilon C, which meets all of their current requirements and makes sure they can move up to 4K content in the future.”
Brady had no hesitation about being an early adopter of the product. “We felt comfortable with the software going in,” he reported. “We had seen Aquilon at InfoComm and had conversations with Tim about the Sportsbook, so we were confident that Aquilon was ready to do everything we needed it to do today.”
Ease of use also comes into play with the Sportsbook bartenders controlling the LED walls. “It’s a relatively simple control system consisting of a custom 21.5-inch Crestron touch screen UI that shows all the sources live so it’s easy to change sources and use our presets to choose screen layouts,” says Davis.
“We’re looking forward to many more opportunities to work with Force Tech and showcase Aquilon and the rest of the Analog Way product line,” Tim noted.