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DALLMEIER
Dallmeier in
South Africa
Casino surveillance specialists Dallmeier talk us through their work with
Sun International’s Golden Valley Casino
S
outh Africa is a fascinating country – not Casinos that trust
only because of its breathtaking fauna in the latest video
and flora but also because it offers surveillance
premium gaming entertainment. Sun technology by
International is South Africa’s leading Dallmeier. The
provider of gambling opportunities. The Sun Golden Valley is
International Casinos are leading the way when it the first casino in
comes to offering visitors a gambling experience at South Africa to use
the highest stage. a real-time
However, the Sun International Casinos are also CCTV/IP system
pioneers in security. The Golden Valley Casino now with digital matrix!
has South Africa’s first video surveillance system with The decisive
a fully IP-based real-time matrix in operation. factor in choosing
Thereby the Sun International Casinos line up with the Dallmeier
the ever lengthening list of satisfied customers who system was first
trust in the extensive experience of the CCTV/IP and and foremost the
casino specialist Dallmeier. applied blade
The Golden Valley Casino is located in Worcester, technology
about an hour away from Cape Town and situated provided by the
amidst majestic mountain ranges, scenic landscapes, DIS-2/M, whose
noble vineyards and blooming orchards. It mirrors single-channel
the splendour of the characteristic, Cape Dutch approach provides maximum availability and service
architecture and welcomes its visitors with a variety friendliness.
of entertainment facilities. The casino offers various The Dallmeier DIS-2/M, a modular recording and
slots with exciting games and much more. transmission device conceived for mounting and
Additionally, the Kuipers buffet restaurant provides operation in a 19’’ module rack, records directly onto
sustenance and the Winners Action Bar invites to the integrated memory. It thus ensures a maximum
enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live music. availability of recorded data even in the case of
For those who would like to enjoy the pleasant network problems or failures. Thereby Dallmeier
atmosphere of the casino for more than just one day, guaranteed the highest availability of the
the Golden Valley Lodge is the ideal place to stay. comprehensive solution because there is no single-
Furthermore, Worcester can now offer delegates an point-of-failure. The Dallmeier solution achieves an
alternative and sophisticated conference facility. The availability of 99.99994%. This value is even higher
Golden Valley Conference Centre consists of a main than the “Five Nines” praised throughout the IT
conference room accommodating 90 people, banquet world!
style. In addition, there is a 10-seat breakaway room In order to further increase failure-safety the
ideal for executive board meetings. The modern, high- system enables on the spot redundant recording,
tech conference facility is totally self-contained with a where hard disks of different capacities can be
comprehensive range of presentation equipment. operated within one system (mixed operation of
capacities).
High requirements with For all digital hard disk recorders for casino
failure-safety solutions Dallmeier exclusively employs Linux which
Opened in November 2006, the Golden Valley is deemed highly reliable among experts. In order to
Casino is the first of a range of Sun International further increase stability the operating system was
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