Largest 4K Video Wall in Gaming Industry, Powered by ZeeVee, SDVoE™ and Semtech BlueRiver® Technology, Draws Bettors Into Westgate Resort and Casino
Semtech and ZeeVee upgrade the SuperBook® at the Westgate Resort & Casino Las Vegas
CAMARILLO, Calif., and LITTLETON, Mass., Sept. 23, 2021 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), 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 Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada 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 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.
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.”
To learn more about ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K encoders and decoders, please visit here.
For more information on Semtech’s BlueRiver platform, please visit here.
About Semtech’s BlueRiver® Platform
Semtech’s BlueRiver platform, brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal distribution, forever changing the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by allowing installers and OEMs to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. The BlueRiver platform delivers a single programmable system on chip (SoC), which can be used to replace traditional AV/KVM extenders, matrix switchers, video wall controllers and windowing processors with a simple network of transmitters, receivers and off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. BlueRiver chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE technology offering zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit www.semtech.com/products/professional-av/blueriver.
ZeeVee (www.zeevee.com) is a global pioneer and leader in the development and deployment of AV distribution systems for industrial, commercial, government, and residential applications. As the only manufacturer that can deliver multimedia content over fiber, CATx and coax, ZeeVee has transformed the digital video industry with its award-winning HD to Ultra-HD/4K solutions for the Pro AV and IT marketplace. The company offers a variety of innovative, cost-effective and easy to install AVoIP and RF distribution platforms. ZeeVee’s technologies and products are installed in thousands of facilities worldwide where there is a need to transport audio and video content from multiple sources to multiple displays over long distances. ZeeVee is a founding member of the SDVoE Alliance and a Global Presence Alliance Technology Partner.
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