Medialon Manager has stepped into the spotlight at the new Crown Macau Hotel where it will control the running and scheduling of an outdoor multi layer LED video show and receive jackpot signals from gaming systems so clips of lucky customers may be played back.
The Crown Macau is a six-star casino/hotel complex on Macau‘s Cotai Strip, dubbed the Las Vegas of Asia. Catering to the VIP patron, the Crown Macau opened its first rooms in May with the rest due to follow by the end of July. The casino/hotel, built by James Packer, Australia‘s richest man, will feature more than 200 tables and 1,300 slot machines.
Medialon Manager was selected by integrator PCCW-HKT Technical Services Limited as the central control unit to control and synchronize the audio video matrix, video playback, the lighting system, three-layer LED display system, and the water-feature system for the impressive multimedia show.
Medialon‘s timeline synchronization offers a unique interface for programming synchronized shows and features a timeline metaphor for positioning cues. The cues are played back frame accurately with reference to internal or external sync sources. The timeline overview makes changes in the show programming very visual and allows fast, easy and accurate changes.
Medialon‘s time base task is used to control the running of the show; step base tasks are created to control the schedule and to interrupt the show to display exciting jackpot messages. The system‘s position tracking is another key feature. If a device is controlled by a timeline, it can be locked to that timeline. Moving back and forth in the timeline during rehearsals will relocate devices to their correct positions at that given time.
In addition, the embedded GUI programming tool has been designed to allow fast and easy programming of the control panel and touchscreen inside the software itself.
Kai-Ming Wong is Project Manager for PCCW-HKT Technical Services Limited, the largest audio visual systems integrator in Macau. Hong Kong-based, it provides total solutions to clients in hotel, theme park, performance venue, and museum sectors in Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.
Founded in 1992 and based in Europe and in the USA, Medialon designs and distributes software-based control systems for audiovisual equipment and digital media. As a leader in the show-control market, we count among our customers the largest museums in the world (Centre Pompidou, Vulcania, Metropolitan Museum of Art), prestigious theme parks (Futuroscope, Asterix, large US parks) and famous entertainment venues (Lido, Wynn Las Vegas, Apollo Theater NYC).
Manager software allows users to program and synchronize an unlimited number of devices (audio, video, lighting, image processors, special effects, etc). Its programming environment enables the easiest creation of scenarios, from the simplest to the most complex. Designed to be used in networks, it controls the latest-generation equipment over TCP IP. With more than 1000 licenses used daily in the world, it is now the industry standard.
Medialon‘s MIP is a multimedia hardware player which plays any type of digital media: Flash, Mpg, Divx, PPT, JPEG, HTML, URL, etc… with an integrated playlist programming and planning tool. MIP is used for the playback of media, interactive kiosks and digital signage in state-of-the-art museums such as the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris.