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Smart Casino

Improve Casino Security and Operations with Intelligent Infrastructure from Pivot3


Overview

Casino security teams are tasked with deploying and managing complex security systems that conform to strict gaming industry regulations and policies, monitoring gaming activity, investigating fraud and criminal events, and maintaining a safe environment for personnel and customers alike. In this extremely dynamic environment, managing complexity and costs must be carefully balanced with ensuring uptime of operations on a round-the-clock basis.

While traditional video capture methods, such as network video recorders (NVRs), are still in use, today’s resolution, retention, and uptime requirements have made them less reliable and operationally efficient than before. Casino and gaming businesses are also deploying more applications such as video analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions which place higher demands on the supporting IT infrastructure.

Benefits of Pivot3 Intelligent Infrastructure

Pivot3’s Surveillance Series enables casinos and gaming operations to consolidate data storage, video management, access control and other applications onto a single, all-in one IT infrastructure that delivers the performance, resiliency and scalability required by modern casinos. This approach, called hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), combines server and storage resources into modular, scalable appliances that are simpler to deploy, manage and scale.

Ensure Continuous Gaming Operations

Ensuring that gaming operations never go down and that critical video is never lost or degraded is paramount to a casino. Pivot3 is designed with extreme resilience and high availability in mind to deliver high fault tolerance and automate system failover. Intelligent monitoring and analytics provide preventative maintenance and reporting to spot issues in advance. In the event of system failure, video management systems, business services, and surveillance and security operations remain online, ensuring recorded video and critical data is protected and accessible.

Lower Infrastructure Costs and Reduced Complexity

Today’s casinos need a modern infrastructure that supports managing an array of applications including video management systems (VMS), access control, and analytics. Deploying these solutions on separate systems increases the complexity, risk, and impact of failure events, reduces expansion capability, and increases hardware and software maintenance costs.

Pivot3 delivers an all-in-one, resilient IT infrastructure designed to streamline casino surveillance operations and significantly reduce capital and operating costs. Mission-critical security, analytics and enterprise applications can be consolidated on to a single virtualized platform that is simple to deploy, manage, and scale to meet a casino’s needs today, and support future growth requirements.

Flexible Scalability to Simplify Growth Planning

Modern surveillance and security technologies are constantly evolving with technology improvements in cameras, devices, sensors, analytics, and incident reporting applications. Pivot3 allows casinos to scale storage, network bandwidth and server functions all together or independently as needed without interrupting operations. Pivot3 provides a flexible, granular growth path for video storage when cameras are added, or when analytic business applications such as Point-of-Sale (POS), gaming card detection, cash management, and crowd management platforms are implemented. With its simple, single-pane-of-glass management, designed for ease of use by non-technical personnel, Pivot3 reduces IT complexity so casinos can focus on their business.

Leverage the Experience of a Broad Partner Ecosystem

Pivot3 partners with an extensive network of VMS, analytics, and other gaming system technology providers to validate and engineer solutions that address the demanding security and operations requirements for casinos around the world. Working together, Pivot3 and its partners provide security and surveillance solutions that accommodate the diverse requirements demanded by gaming operations.

A Secure Foundation for The Modern Casino

Pivot3 enables gaming security and IT teams to consolidate data storage, video management, access control and other related security applications onto a single, all-in-one IT infrastructure that delivers the required performance, resiliency, and scalability. The results are uninterrupted gaming operations and revenue flow, lower total cost of ownership of IT infrastructure supporting security operations, and improving operational efficiencies.

Why Pivot3 for Casinos

Pivot3 intelligent infrastructure supports casino critical video surveillance, security and IT operations with maximum resilience and performance to eliminate downtime and data loss and ensure continuous gaming operations.

Key Advantages

  • Purpose-built to handle the demands of mission-critical video surveillance in casino and gaming environments
  • Eliminates downtime, lost video and data loss with industry-leading performance and resilience
  • Consolidates multiple applications to run on a single platform, all managed through a single console

Business Benefits

  • Improves revenue by eliminating downtime in gaming areas.
  • Protects against critical liabilities associated with data loss and image degradation.
  • Reduces TCO by consolidating multiple applications onto a single platform and reducing management complexity.