The Seven Luck Casino is located in the centre of the Gangnam district of the Seoul metropolitan district, in South Korea. Over 70 gaming tables and more than 100 slot machines accommodated in more than 6,000 m2 offer a wide variety of gambling entertainment in an oriental ambience, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. When the casino’s operating company, Grand Korea Leisure (GKL for short), decided to replace its existing analogue video system with ultramodern, HD IP equipment, the first thing the security managers did was institute an exhaustive selection procedure. The products of many highly respected manufacturers were tested thoroughly. They were evaluated not only with regard to reliability and picture quality, but the programme also included for example temperature and moisture testing of the cameras. Finally, the managers chose a solution from Dallmeier that was developed jointly by the company’s office in Korea and its headquarters in Regensburg, Bavaria. “The Dallmeier solution is considered to be one of the most reliable casino security systems on the market, and the technology also lived up to its reputation in our tests”, says the IT manager at GKL. Redundant recording for over 500 HD cameras Now, more than 510 HD cameras keep a watchful eye over proceedings in the foyer, at the gaming tables and the slot machine areas, the VIP room, the cash centre, and even the casino car park. Box cameras, dome cameras or PTZ cameras from Dallmeier are installed according to requirements. Images are recorded in real time at a rate of 30 fps on high-performance Dallmeier appliances and blade recorders, each with an integrated storage system. To guarantee the highest possible degree of availability, Dallmeier devised a remarkable solution for the Seven Luck Casino: besides the use of Linux-based appliances, the pictures are also stored redundantly on Windows-based PCs with the aid of the Smavia Recording Server Software, and from there they are sent to a single MASS storage. Jeon Yongwan, General Manager, Dallmeier Korea, explains: “This way, we can guarantee the highest possible levels of both data security and availability at the same time.” Intuitive management The video installation is controlled by the SeMSy management software, which provides users with a rapid overview of the cameras. From the display of live pictures to search capabilities in the recording to controlling PTZ cameras: SeMSy is not only extraordinarily powerful, it can also be operated simply and intuitively. Control is made even more convenient for the Seven Luck Casino by the addition of VMC-1, a video management system that combines a joystick, keyboard, monitor and jog-shuttle functions.
Dallmeier has at its disposal more than 30 years of experience in transmission, recording as well as picture processing technology and is an outstanding pioneer of CCTV/IP solutions worldwide. This profound knowledge is used in the development of intelligent software, high quality recording and camera technologies enabling Dallmeier to not only offer stand-alone systems, but also complete network solutions up to large-scale projects with perfectly integrated components. Right from the beginning the company has always focused on its own innovative developments with high quality and reliability. Dallmeier is the only manufacturer in Germany that develops and manufactures all components on its own. This includes the entire product range, from cameras to picture storage and transmission to intelligent video analysis and even individually adjusted management systems. Quality made by Dallmeier, made in Germany! Over the years, Dallmeier has repeatedly given fresh impetus to the market with new developments and extraordinary innovations. The world’s first DVR for example, which introduced digital recording to the entire CCTV industry, came from Dallmeier. The multifocal sensor system Panomera® will have a similarly groundbreaking effect: This unique and novel camera technology will revolutionise the market and open up completely new possibilities to the video security industry. This and the extensive experience in the CCTV and IP field have led to a top position in the international market for digital video surveillance systems. www.dallmeier.com www.panomera.com www.casino-surveillance.com