Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced that President Mike O’Neal has left the company. According to Bill Hensley, Senior Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, a search is now underway for a new leader.
The new 64.5-foot-wide curved NanoLumens® Nixel Series™ display provides a canvas where the casino can engage guests with stunning visual content unlike any they’ve seen before, as demonstrated in this striking online video.
Casinos strive to create environments that encourage fun and games, and when New York’s Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino renovated its lobby, they realized they had an opportunity to ‘wow’ their guests with a huge digital display and engaging visual content. After considering several options, it became clear that a NanoLumens Nixel Series™ curved LED display was the ideal canvas to excite and engage guests the moment they enter. Mounted on a curved wall behind the reception desk, the 64.5-foot-wide by 6-foot-tall, 2.5 mm pixel pitch NanoLumens display captivates every visitor with high definition video and digital visuals that showcase Niagara Falls scenery and local native culture.
According to Mike Epstein, Principal at technology consulting firm D3, Inc., which oversaw selection and installation of the new lobby technologies, the NanoLumens Nixel Series was by far the best digital display solution for this location and the casino’s desired content.
“The curved wall behind the reception desk was already designed and built, so when choosing a display, we knew that a custom solution would likely be the best option,” Epstein said. “Using an off-the-shelf projection system or a wall of LCD monitors wouldn’t provide nearly the same guest experience or versatility that the NanoLumens display offers. We were able to maximize the size of the digital canvas since NanoLumens can manufacture to any desired size and curvature, while also delivering the superior brightness and color accuracy required for Seneca Niagara’s sunlit lobby.”
While Epstein presented multiple options to the casino, it was clear that NanoLumens’ best-in-class six-year warranty, reliable performance and simplified front-accessible maintenance couldn’t be matched by any other digital display solution. It was the ideal technology to create a seamless, ultra-wide digital canvas to present exciting, sweeping landscapes and digitally-generated visuals.
Jeff Wyatt, Owner of Las Vegas-based content studio Dreamlab, produced a number of locally-inspired content pieces including a scene that places viewers at the base of the incomparable Niagara Falls, and another showing a lush forest as an eagle flies across the entire 64.5-foot display, taking nearly 10 seconds to do so.
“Working with a display this large and wide enables me to produce unique content that captures viewers’ attention and can make a real emotional impact with dramatic motions and scenery,” Wyatt said. “The NanoLumens display itself is ideally suited for this type of space, because it has excellent off-axis viewing that ensures each pixel is clear and bright without any distortion, no matter where the viewer is standing. Whether there are digital shapes flowing and refracting across the display, or an eagle peacefully gliding across guests’ entire field of view, the experience is unforgettable.”
The display’s unique aspect ratio of nearly 10 to 1 utilizes NanoLumens’ 2.5mm pixel pitch technology to offer 8K resolution that is clear and sharp from any distance. The display is also brighter than an average installation requires, producing 1650 nits to outshine sunlight that fills the space through a wall of large windows. The display is recessed into the curved reception wall, making the front-accessible design of NanoLumens’ Nixel Series a must-have feature to simplify and expedite future maintenance so the display never has to be out of service for long repairs.
“This is a real showpiece for the Niagara area, placing Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at a higher level of digital infrastructure and audience engagement,” said Dave Merlino, NanoLumens VP Sales. “A display of this size and quality used to be found only in extremely select locations like Times Square or the Las Vegas strip, but NanoLumens installations around the world have proven the value and impact that a large, seamless display can have when paired with the right visual content.”
Bill Riley, Regional Director at Sensory Technologies, which performed the installation, noted how the cooperation of various partners is crucial to the success of a major technology installation.
“Projects of this scope and complexity can be very challenging,” Riley said, “especially when the client has a tight schedule and a grand opening deadline to meet. One of the reasons Sensory Technologies is successful with these types of projects is because we work with technology partners, such as NanoLumens and D3, who understand that we need to produce an outstanding experience for the end user. NanoLumens produces a high-quality product and provides excellent support to our implementation team, and D3 specified NanoLumens because of their unique ability to fill a 64-foot curved wall with eye-popping high-resolution video. The overall team worked really well together, and we were fortunate to be part of such an exciting project.”
Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global leader in wireless security, home automation, access control, and health and wellness technology, today announced that its ELAN Intelligent Home Control brand has been awarded with ProSource’s Specialty Technology Vendor of the Year. The award was presented at ProSource’s annual Spring Meeting, held April 29th through May 3rd at the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas.
Seeking to maximize sales of its 3D printing pens and accessories, 3Doodler has appointed Stampede, the global leader in value-added distribution, to serve as a United States distributor for its award-winning product line that includes the 3Doodler Start, 3Doodler Create+, 3Doodler EDU Learning Packs and the new 3Doodler mobile app, according to Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly.
Continuing to expand system configuration possibilities for its dealers, smart home security, control and automation leader Nortek Security & Control LLC today announced the release of the new NOON Lighting System Driver for its ELAN® control system. Built by driver developer Chowmain, the new Driver enables NOON Light control to be easily managed from within the ELAN control platform.
Modus VR, developer of the revolutionary virtual reality design software platform that is rapidly becoming a mainstay in residential custom installation reseller showrooms across the country, is coming to InfoComm 2019 to listen and learn about the specific needs of commercial AV resellers in advance of an expected formal market entry later this year.
The owners of Waterworks, a new private social club in Sarasota, Florida, have taken great care to create a trendy, comfortable, and safe environment where local leaders and business owners can network, relax, and host private events.
As the Director of the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning at the University of Idaho, Cassidy Hall is responsible for testing various technologies and making purchasing recommendations to departments throughout the university.
When One Chase Manhattan Plaza, a landmark 60-story tower, was sold in 2013, the new owners renamed the property 28 Liberty and began a multi-million dollar renovation to change the former bank headquarters into a metropolitan centerpiece. The upgrades included 200,000 feet of retail space, a 350,000 square-foot food court and a 10-screen movie theatre, as well as a 34-foot by 25-foot LED lobby display and LED ribbons in the retail area that showcase eye-catching visuals. The latter two enhancements, powered by a customizable content management system developed on the ISAAC platform by Miami based Smart Monkeys, were designed and developed by renowned digital content creation studio, Float4.