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Martin Audio MLA Deployed To Control Sound At Hollywood Casino

A Martin Audio MLA Compact system was installed to control sound for a performance venue located in the middle of a casino that opens onto adjacent gaming areas and a restaurant.

A Martin Audio MLA Compact system was installed to control sound for a performance venue located in the middle of a casino that opens onto adjacent gaming areas and a restaurant.

Grantville, PA––Control Point Technology recently completed an audio upgrade for the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse with Martin Audio MLA Compact speakers.

The fact that the performance space is located in the middle of the Casino and opens onto the adjacent gaming areas posed a significant challenge.

As Control Point Project Manager Aaron Replogle describes it, “The H Lounge is an oblong-shaped venue with a half-round stage that’s open to the casino and next to a restaurant, making sound control the most challenging part of this project. Our primary design goals were to keep low frequency volume from being transferred from the performance space into the adjacent steakhouse while creating control over where the sound was going in terms of keeping it off of the main gaming floor.
“We looked at a number of different options for upgrading the space and determined the best plan was to go with an MLA Compact system so we could use the software to create long, medium or short throw programs that would effectively expand the coverage when they had large crowds or reduce it when they had a smaller audience.”

The system deployed by Control Point consists of 6 flown MLA Compact cabinets and 3 WS218X subwoofers per side. According to Aaron, “because of space issues, the best option for the subs was to recess them into the walls to the left and right of the stage. To reduce the low-end impact, the subs rest on neoprene pads within the two double-walled cavities, each filled with 3,000 lbs. of sand. This proved to be a major advantage in keeping the bass frequencies from negatively impacting the steak house next door.

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serialNet-IP

Networked Serial Control Device

serialNet-IP

serialNet-IP shown with 3.5mm to DB9 cable

Description

The serialNet-IP is a standalone network serial RS232 device allowing bi-directional RS232 communication across an ethernet network from a host PC running Control Point’s automation software. Parity, hardware flow control, and baud rate are configured via the serialNet-IP internal web page or via configuration command. A wide range of baud rate options are available, up to 115200 baud. All serial data is passed through without interpretation or conversion via an assigned, unique IP port. Any Serial RS-232 controllable device can be controlled via the serialNet-IP such as commercial and consumer grade displays (Samsung Exlink, Sony, LG, Toshiba, etc.), projectors and more.

The serialNet-IP has a small footprint housing an RJ45 network port, a micro-USB port (for power) and a 3.5mm port designed for RS232 communication, effectively interfacing Serial RS232 A/V components to a networked connection. Seamless integration with Control Point’s automation software creates reliable, low latency connections to a multitude of devices simultaneously.

Companion Applications


Configure serialNet-IP devices and test serial commands via the irNetHelp and irNetTest applications.

Specifications

  • TCP or HTTP communication
  • Includes 5ft serial 3.5mm to DB9 cable
  • Power: 5V DC @ 250 mA (USB micro adapter)
  • Dimensions: L x W x H 2.58”x1.22”x0.82”
  • Built-in web server for administration and configuration
  • LED indicators: Power, network activity and link


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Plainridge Park Casino

Film and Celebrity Content

Fresh content maintains guest engagement

Entertain and inform  guests with the latest movie and celebrity event footage such as upcoming movie trailers and behind the scenes sneak peaks as well as footage that is unlikely to be seen elsewhere like motion picture B-Roll, celebrity outtakes, awards show commentary and more. Show buzz-worthy promotional content for upcoming films and create a perfect opportunity for the biggest stars and celebrities to be seen at your venue on your existing media infrastructure.

Increased word-of-mouth marketing

The most up-to-date content keeps your venue’s guests informed and entertained while increasing positive word-of-mouth marketing. Guests will be sure to share with everyone where and when they experienced the excitement of learning about upcoming blockbusters.

Worry-Free Remote Content Management

Content managed by Control-Point is updated at regular intervals with an approval process that ensures the content is inline with the ideals and theming of the venue. Content branding provides guests a direct correlation of your venue and the excitement and familiarity of celebrities and upcoming events that stay with them long after they exit your doors.

irNet-IP

Network Infrared Control Device

irNET-IPDescription

The irNet-IP is a standalone network device that receives data packets across an ethernet network from a host PC running Control Point’s automation software. The packets are encoded infrared commands that have been captured and stored as files on the Control Point client PC. Each irNet-IP is uniquely addressed and will only respond to data packets that conform to the encoded format and include the irNet-IP device’s address. On receipt, these datagrams are reconstructed into the original infrared signal and transmitted to the receiving IR device via an IR emitter plugged into the 3.5mm output port of the irNet-IP unit.

With a footprint slightly larger than a pack of gum, the irNet-IP is ideally suited for transparent coupling of A/V components. It seamlessly integrates with Control Point’s automation software using HTTP communication to create reliable, low latency connections to a multitude of devices simultaneously.

Companion Applications

iRNet-IP applications
Configure devices and Convert, Learn and Test IR commands via irNetConvert, irNetHelp, irNetLearner and irNetTest applications

Specifications

  • Network transport protocol: New web-based control using HTTP commands with JSON payload data
  • External emitter IR port: 3.5 mm jack
  • Power: 5V DC @ 250 mA (USB micro adapter)
  • Dimensions: L x W x H 2.58”x1.22”x0.82”
  • Built-in web server for administration
  • LED panel indicators: Power, network activity and link


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Learning IR commands using an ENet

Instructions for learning IR commands using an ENet network IR device:

  1. Make a direct network connection to the ENet from a PC.
    1. If you know the IP address of the ENet
      1. enter it in a web browser to navigate to the web interface of your ENet. Confirm that the network settings of your PC are compatible with the ENet network settings. (ie. IP, Subnet, Gateway)
    2. If you do not know the IP address of the ENet you can:
      1. reset it to default
        1. hold reset button on device, default address will be 192.168.69.3 login un: Control pw: Point
      2. OR find the IP address using the “CP Java Utility”
        1. Extract the attached .zip file. Contained is a folder named “CP Java Utility”, run “ControlPoint.jar” in that folder.
        2. Go to File, Show Options, Under “IP Address, subnet and port” click “Find modules”.
        3. Click refresh, you will see the ENet IP address as discovered by your PC. If there is one ENet directly connected to your PC and no other ENets are discovered, you have found the IP address of the ENet you will be using to Learn IR commands.
  2. Configure the ENet as a “Receiver” and set it to attempt to locate PC.
    1. Enter the IP address of the ENet in a web browser to navigate to the web interface of your ENet.
    2. Navigate to Options, Click the “Built in IR Receiver” Radio button, then under “Choose function of module” check the radio button, “Module is a Receiver”, Under “Select your Preferences” click the checkbox for “Find and send to PC”
    3. Press “Save” at the bottom of the page.
    4. Navigate to the “Configuration” page of the Web interface and change “Target IP Address” and “Computer IP Address” to the IP address of the PC where you are learning the codes.
    5. Press “Save & reboot”
  3. Learning the Codes
    1. Run “ControlPoint.jar”
    2. Go to “File” then “Show Options”, under the “IP Address, subnet and port” heading, in the “IP Addresses” dropdown, select the IP Address of your Receiver ENet.
    3. Go to the IR utility main window and press “Learn”
    4. Aim your IR remote at the Receiver ENet and press the button you wish to learn.
    5. You will see the command appear in the “InfraRed Code Window”
    6. You can immediately test this code by connecting the 1/8in jack of the IR emitter to the Receiver ENet, and the IR Emitter to the IR receiver of the device (TV, etc.) then pressing “Test Code” in the IR utility.
      1. *note: You may need to add “4000 1” to the end of the command file. Also, clicking tidy this code may also resolve issues with the Receiving device translating the code.
    7. In the Utility under “Save / Load IR codes” enter a name for the file (prepend with device name for file management purposes) ie. Sharp_CH2

Once the codes have been learned, they can be added to your Control Point project as shown here under CP2.0 Tutorial – Modifying Command Galleries /  Commands: Add New Device Commands

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