North American Video (NAV) was tasked with the responsibility of replacing and expanding the existing surveillance system as part of the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas complete transformation.
According to Systems Specialist Daniel Jackson who oversaw the project for NAV, “The overall project was actually accomplished in three phases. First, we replaced an old Burle matrix (512x32) with a new preconfigured Honeywell Maxopronet (738x64) system that allowed for more camera inputs and functionality than the previous matrix. Additionally, the system went from coax to UTP which offered significantly enhanced capability.”
For the second phase of the project, Jackson and his team provided a high definition camera system using Honeywell’s latest IP camera technology. The system for Tropicana, which was installed by the resort’s in-house staff, was connected to an expanded and redesigned supported network provided by NAV. According to Jackson, “We replaced all the head end equipment and all the cameras for Tropicana’s newly expanded and transformed spaces, which included most of the hotel, Nikki Beach Club, Club Nikki, and the Tropicana pool.
“In addition, the entire existing surveillance room was demo’ed and a new console system was installed in a completely different location,” stated Jackson. “We removed the existing VCRs and installed a Honeywell Enterprise Network Video Recording system. We also cleaned up all of the wiring and installed a wire management system for future ease of use.”
A significant part of the surveillance room upgrade included ViewPoint™ technical furniture from Middle Atlantic Products. Asked about the furniture, Jackson responds, “Tropicana Las Vegas’ surveillance staff is extremely happy with the furniture layout. In addition to the upgraded furniture, they’ve replaced every LCD monitor, something that involves a substantial change in terms of space, which hasn’t been a problem for them.