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Casino employs IPTV and digital signage to upgrade visitor experience

Okada Manila Casino has installed VITEC’s Avedia IPTV & Digital Signage system alongside an Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise designed network and Samsung displays

Video streaming specialist VITEC has revealed that its IPTV and signage systems have been installed to revamp the visitor experience at Okada Manila Casino. The company said that in order to offer cutting-edge video entertainment throughout its property, the resort required a reliable and flexible video solution that could handle the vast range of media inputs and diverse distribution requirements.

Okada Manila decided on VITEC’s low latency, integrated IPTV and signage system. The centrally managed solution enables the resort to distribute TV channels, promotions and jackpot information on each of the electronic gaming machines and screens across the casino gaming floor, as well as to back of house areas. Over 130 sources feed directly into VITEC HDMI Encoders, including live international and local TV, gaming machine content, Okada advertising channels, live camera feeds and event footage. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise designed a secure network infrastructure to handle the volume of data and connecting devices, with content distributed across the network to LED screens and 600+ media player end-points on both the casino floor and public spaces. All content is aggregated, managed, monitored and distributed through VITEC’s Avedia server platform.

The installation was managed by local technology integrator All Visual & Lights Systems (AVLS), a spokesperson for whom said, “The flexibility of VITEC technology enabled us to deliver content to a wide range of end-point devices whilst retaining image and video quality. VITEC’s feature-rich, fully configurable IPTV and digital signage solution means the venue can easily create and deliver content to multiple screens across the casino and its bedrooms, greatly enhancing its guests’ experience.”

Content is distributed on hundreds of connected screens including Samsung TVs, computer screens, mobile devices and LED screens across the venue. The technology advancements from VITEC and providers, including Alcatel and Samsung, have created a unique visitor experience, said the company, and that the casino has benefited from increased footfall, extended dwell time, revenue growth, and above all, a casino destination clearly differentiated from the competition.

“The Casino at Okada Manila is the newest, most dynamic casino in Entertainment City, and we wanted an AV solution that reflected our commitment to the guest experience. The VITEC IPTV system has for over five years provided us with a dependable and high-quality solution that positions us at a world-class resort at the forefront of technology,” said a spokesperson for Okada Manila.

Jamie Hind, VITEC regional director, APAC, added: “The installation at Okada Manila is awesome; dynamic and engaging video content is essential to the open-all-hours, thriving and lively visitor experience that integrated resorts such as Okada Manila offer, so being able to use one platform that can ensure that the right content gets to the right machine or screen at exactly the right time is paramount. We look forward to our continued collaboration with Okada Manila, AVLS, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and Samsung to ensure that we deliver best-in-class experiences to the resort’s guests.”