Success Story: Hotels
Coeur d'Alene Casino (Usa)
Eudora System Wins Big
I. CUSTOMER ENVIRONMENT / PROJECT CONTEXT
Located 45 minutes outside Spokane, Washington, the Coeur d'Alene Casino started as a tribal bingo hall in the early 1990s and has since grown into a casino, hotel, golf course, and convenience store. With gaming, world-class golf, top-name entertainment, the region's most popular dining experiences, and a landscape to match nature's finest, it has become a true travel destination.
Coeur d'Alene has gone through six expansions since it was built in the 1990s, creating 202 luxury hotel rooms and more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space. The Circling Raven Golf Club is renowned as one of the finest new golf challenges in the region, the nation and the world.
Customer objective and constraints:
With millions of dollars in assets, as well as liability and compliance issues to deal with, the casino's old security recording system of VCRs and tapes wasn't cutting it."Their system was on video tape and wasn't really benefiting the casino anymore," said Kevin Jetton, President of A-Tec, system integrator for Coeur d'Alene Casino. "They knew that they had to make some major changes and they decided to go digital." Not only did the casino want to update to a digital system, they also wanted a solution that was flexible enough to incorporate their mixture of cameras until they were able to replace them with a single, Pelco-brand solution.
II. SOLUTION IMPLEMENTATION
Implementation methodology (main phases):
Before selecting the Endura solution, representatives visited Pelco world headquarters in Clovis, California. From detailed business-use analyses to in-depth product demonstrations, the experience helped solidify their view of Pelco's industry leadership on fanatical customer service. While in Clovis, they had the opportunity to participate in hands on training, experiencing for themselves the power and performance of an Endura network-based solution. "Ease of use really made the product hit home with the customer, as well as the great training and flexibility that come with Endura," Jetton said. With Endura, the casino found a flexible solution that delivered the functions that they were looking for while incorporating elements of their old security system.
Solution overview (services, products, systems, architectures...):
Cameras are located in the more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space, parking lots, exterior, and convenience store. They also help secure the Circling Raven Golf Club, renowned as one of the finest new golf challenges in the region, the nation and the world.
III. RESULTS / ACHIEVEMENT
The Endura digital security system really stood out with the ability to flex to our needs, especially with future expansions, as well as quality and performance," said Greg Sprague, Surveillance Director for Coeur d'Alene.
Customer testimonies (Verbatim):
"Our people picked up on it rather quickly. The Pelco system with the graphical interface was an easy transition. And then the training, all in all, I don't think that it could have been much better," Sprague said. Not only has the casino staff been pleased with the quality of the Pelco products, the quality of customer service and support has also made an impact. "Everybody has worked as a team and I cannot believe how supportive Pelco has been throughout the process. I've been totally impressed with everyone who has worked with us," Sprague said.
"There is no comparison, Endura is a quantum leap above anything that I have ever seen. It is in a league of its own." - Kevin Jetton, President of A-Tec, integrator for Coeur d'Alene Casino
Solution breakdownEudora Digital Security System:
- 9760 matrix switches
- VMX 300 video management system
- KBD 5000 keyboards
- Pelco LCD monitors
- 600 camera licences
- A mixture of different camera lines and lenses from the previous system