The Red Rock Resort on the western outskirts of Las Vegas has replaced an aging projection wall in its sports book area with a giant 1,730 square feet of 2.5 mm fine pixel pitch LED modules, creating what’s touted to be the largest installation of its kind in North America.
The displays also have three new 12-inch tall scrolling screens as footers. The 2.4 mm screens are 4K ready.
The set-up used NanoLumens and was installed by Las Vegas-based National Technology Associates (NTA). It replaces 18 aging video projectors — six per screen — that were costly to operate and maintain, and needed to regularly be recalibrated.
The new NanoLumens units, by comparison, are much brighter, consume far less energy, and are less finicky.
“These screens are literally running at just ten percent of their potential brightness, and are already dramatically brighter than the projection video system they’re replacing,” says H Waldman, Chief Operating Officer at NTA.
The company says the screens — each 31.5-feet-wide by 17-feet-tall, totaling more than 1,700 square feet of video surface with a native resolution of 3840 X 2112 — were installed in the openings previously occupied by the projection systems. They were installed one at a time, with two screens able to remain on at any time, allowing the sports book to operate without interruption. The NanoLumens Nixels that comprise the walls were simple to install, allowing the walls to be constructed row by row as crews worked behind masking curtains.
“It took about a week to install each solution,” says Waldman, “which is very fast considering there were a lot of connections to be made with the new head-end AV system we also installed. The NanoLumens Nixels were extremely easy to work with.”
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for more than 13 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia.