Project Management: Christer Farr, Senior Vice President IT, Fran McLaughlin, Manager Communications Services, Delaware Park & Jim Landy, AVDS
Concept Development: Christer Farr, Senior Vice President IT, Fran McLaughlin, Manager Communications Services, Delaware Park Ocean Downs & Jim Landy, AVDS
Engineering & Installation: Jim Landy and Ross Karadjov, AVDS
Delaware Park Racetrack desired a giant videowall to deliver a new racing experience for their patrons. This enormous videowall system consists of 82 50-inch Hitachi VideoCubes and, to date, is the largest display of it’s kind on the East Coast. The display simulcasts the track's live racing, satellite feeds from other U.S. racecourses, and feeds from ESPN. It is also used to promote the track and its offerings and to show special non-racing sporting events.
After a complete innovation of the space was done, meticulous engineering on the part of the integration team served to accommodate the complexities of the install. The videowall was installed within a two week time frame, in time for the first day of the racing season. The design expertise and consultative recommendations of Jim Landy ensured a successful outcome for a project of this scale within a very short installation period.
Hitachi's LCoS technology makes the brightest and most reliable 50-inch display cubes. The VisionCubes' unique 3-chip design ensures color uniformity is maintained at all brightness levels and affords better viewing from every angle: Patrons can almost see them from 180 degrees. While the videowall is now receiving satellite feeds from other tracks in standard definition, it will be able to display HD telecasts in the future.
The project was so successful that the park has planned for future renovations to add more of the same technology throughout the building. AVDS continues to manage the service contract for indoor/outdoor LED and service for Delaware Park’s digital signage.
Testimonial:“AVDS is our primary AV service and support team at Delaware Park as well as for our sister property, Ocean Downs Casino and Racetrack in Maryland. Over the years I have worked with several vendors and have yet to encounter a sales or service team with the same integrity and proficiency. I rely on them for their expertise and commitment to a job well done. They continually exceed my expectations with their attention to detail and dependability. AVDS is, without a doubt, the area’s top AV service and support team!”
-- Francis X. McLaughlin, Manager of Communication Services, Delaware Park Casino & Racetrack, Ocean Downs Casino & Racetrack