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Northern Quest Casino
Expansion Project - Casino and Sports bar

SCOPE: Avidex was tasked with designing and installing the largest display in the Pacific Northwest to be used for promotions and patrons of the Casino's Sports Bar "Q." The casino wanted a presentation system that would be an attraction unto itself, with the flexibility to fill the screen with one or many programs. The Casino also hired Avidex to install a 103" plasma display requiring custom cabinetry.

Avidex Installed a 30' wide by 10' tall screen in the Casino's Sports Bar "Q" with two edge-blended $85,000 Panasonic PT DW10000U 10,000 lumen high-definition, quad lamp projectors, mounted on a custom made lift and superstructure. The Sports Bar "Q" was designed and built to be a smoking area, requiring extra ductwork and air handlers. The superstructure mount needed to hold the 900 pound custom display devices in exact position without any part of it touching any ductwork, conduits or other structures. It also needed to hold a 4,000 pound test and, despite the 16,000 pound air handler on the roof directly above the structure, must not shake more than 1/1000 of an inch. Avidex installed the display featuring a RGB Spectrum MediaWall 2500 image processor that can dynamically change Windows lay-out from a single large image up to seven smaller images, or any combination in between. The RGB Spectrum was chosen because the product has the ability to "edge-blend" two images and support multiple high resolution (1080p) HDTV display windows. The general system configuration onsists of HDTV satellite receivers, Blue Ray and laptop computer, matrix switcher, image processor, dual 10K projectors, an audio system and a Crestron control system. Avidex built and painted the superstructure. Special-ordered high strength structural strut was used, and multiple measuring and guidance laser systems were utilized to ensure positional and functional accuracy. Every joint in the structure was fitted with custom shock and vibration controls.

Avidex needed a very creative approach for the installation of the Panasonic 103" display due to obstacles such as hardwood floors and a hard lid ceiling. A special crane was built to lift the 550 pound display out of its crate and place it into position. A slight slope and greased beams allowed two people to slide the trolley without special machinery.