Casual restaurant chain The Crack Shack has invested in audiovisual (AV) solutions.
The technology is controlled by Xantech’s Video over IP (VIP) platform and ELAN.
The main dining area features the large-scale video wall, while a smaller four-panel installation is mounted in the restaurant’s outdoor patio area, both of which use VIP to deliver content streams from multiple DirecTV and cable boxes located in an equipment room. Additional signage present menus and other content delivered by a Raspberry Pi running proprietary digital software, which is also routed through the solution and controlled by ELAN automation.
“Being located at the Park MGM (Metro Goldwyn Mayer), Las Vegas’s newest hotel and casino, the brand’s owners knew they needed to attract attention and fit the city’s over-the-top esthetic,” said Paradise InfoTech’s information technology (IT) and automation professional, Zack Paradise. “We designed and installed a 7.62-m (25-ft) wide eight-panel video wall, controlled by Xantech that can show multiple broadcasts simultaneously. Managers can show multiple sporting events and toggle through them instantaneously by using the ELAN platform’s easy control of the Xantech features.”
All Crack Shack locations—six in total—operate their AV networks through the control system, allowing owners to quickly and easily monitor their restaurants from anywhere in the world through a mobile app. Every function can be controlled remotely, which allows adjustment offsite.
“Over the last four years, I’ve worked with the owners to integrate systems by ELAN at all restaurants,” said Paradise. “In high-competition markets like this city, eateries are providing enhanced environments and control for their staff.”