Cherokee Nation Entertainment is transitioning to IP and megapixel cameras in two of its Oklahoma casinos, and part of the upgrade—pegged by the nation at “seven figures”—is gear from Israel-based NICE Systems, including NiceVision Net IP, network video recorders, encoders and a NICE Virtual Matrix for video management.
The equipment is now being installed at two CNE casinos—the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and the Cherokee Casino West Siloam Springs.
Combined, the two properties have more than 1,600 analog, IP and megapixel cameras, which will all be managed and recorded using the new NICE video surveillance technology. ?
?“After testing many different software packages we felt that NICE was the best solution for our environment,” said Brandon Hill, senior manager of corporate surveillance for CNE. “Converting to NICE allows us to narrow our software packages to a single operating unit company wide. From our very large properties to our smaller properties, NICE is able to adapt to our various needs, offering the best solution. We appreciate the support we receive with the NICE technology, the user friendliness that it offers, and the adaptability of the NICE security solutions to our individual property demands.” ?
?“CNE joins the ranks of the hundreds of casinos worldwide that have entrusted NICE for their surveillance and security needs,” said Chris Wooten, president of NICE’s American security division. “Upgrading to NICE Systems’ NiceVision solution will afford CNE the benefit of leveraging its existing investments while making the transition to megapixel and IP,” Wooten added.?
The upgrade orders were received through NICE partner IK Systems Inc. (Victor, N.Y.), the system integrator for the CNE project. ?
CNE, Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation operates seven casinos (including Will Rogers Downs, a 236-acre horse racetrack) three hotels, two golf courses and many other retail operations in northeast Oklahoma.