Queens, NY – January 2012… Housed on the grounds of New York’s famed Aqueduct Racetrack, New York City’s first casino—the Resorts World Casino New York City—opened its doors on October 28th. Attracting tourists from the entire Northeast, the ‘racino’ (as it’s been dubbed by locals) houses some 5,000 video gambling terminals and electronic table games, including craps and a popular Asian dice game known as sic bo. Additionally, there are 18 food and beverage courts, two restaurants, four VIP lounges, and a bar. The bar—officially known as Bar 360—is the place to see and be seen and the room’s valuable electronics are protected by none other than Tour 8 Series cases from Council Bluffs, IA-based Grundorf Corporation.
Rockledge, FL-based The Integration Factory, a design / build firm that specializes in A/V, control, access control, and surveillance systems, was contracted to handle the design and deployment of the seemingly countless electronics that make Bar 360 the hotspot that it is. Carlos Gonzalez, The Integration Factory’s Senior Manager for Business Development, discussed the project and the factors that led to the deployment of a Grundorf Tour 8 Series Drawer Case and four of the company’s Shock Rack cases.
“Bar 360 is brimming with high energy and serves as a focal point for sports fans and others to kick back and have a good time,” explained Gonzalez. “When a sporting event is taking place, you practically become part of the action with the huge 16-foot high by 28-foot wide high definition LED wall that’s installed—not to exclude the multitude of additional video screens that adorn this room. There’s a lot of electronics handling the video and audio systems that reside in the room and all that gear required proper protection. That’s precisely what led to our selection of the Grundorf cases.”
The Grundorf Tour 8 Series drawer case that resides in Bar 360 is used to house microphones, assorted connectors, and for adaptor storage. As with all Grundorf cases, the Tour 8 drawer case can be custom ordered. Bar 360’s case is outfitted with foam inserts to securely house the microphones—providing a safe haven for these valuable instruments when not in use. Optional locking latches are available to create a fully lockable environment. The drawers slide smoothly on sturdy steel glides and are representative of the attention to detail involved in the manufacturing of these cases.
“The shock racks are used to support the house console,” Gonzalez added. “The devices mounted in those cases include power supplies for the house console, digital snake processors, DVD players, plus an assortment of intercom and wireless receivers.” Grundorf’s Tour 8 shock cases incorporate a foam surround shock system to provide superior protection. Each case has a 1-inch thick shock foam base with a 1-inch thick high-density foam on the top and all sides. Each Shock Rack has front and rear removable lids for complete access to the equipment.
When queried about those qualities that led to the selection of the Grundorf Tour 8 cases, Gonzalez offered the following thought. “Grundorf’s ability to custom build to one’s specifications, the quality of their workmanship, and the company’s ability to deliver the products on time were all important considerations that led to their selection. With their 3/8-inch plywood construction with a durable high impact resistant ABS laminated finish; these cases offer solid protection for the equipment they house. The overall build quality is very impressive and the company’s customer service is exceptional.”
Reflecting on the project, Gonzalez summarized by saying, “The Resorts World A/V staff is enjoying their Grundorf cases. The cases provide secure protection and, at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. Everyone is very pleased.”
About Grundorf Corporation
Founded in July of 1984, Grundorf, a division of Grundorf Corporation, manufactures and distributes cases, equipment racks, and accessories intended for professional musicians, DJ’s, churches, schools and audio-visual / industrial applications. The company’s products are sold through sound contractors, pro audio / music retailers, and distributors worldwide. For additional information, visit the company online at www.grundorf.com.