Marina Bay Sands Opening in Singapore

W-DMX™ at Marina Bay Sands Opening in Singapore

W-DMX™ outdoor units were used for the Marina Bay Sands Grand Opening in Singapore in the summer of 2010. Developed by the Las Vegas Sands, it is billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property, located along Marina Bay in Singapore.

The resort boasts 2,560 hotel rooms, a 120,000 square metre convention centre, a mall, museum, two Sands Theatres, six "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating pavilions, and of course, a colossal casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines. The building is topped with the world's largest public cantilevered platform hosting a park and infinity swimming pool. Designed by Moshe Safdie Architects, the resort commands an astonishing 200,000 square metres.

The official opening was held on June 23-24 headlined with a music concert staged on the outdoor event plaza starring Grammy Award-winning star Kelly Rowland (formerly of Destiny's Child) with performances from regional artist JJ Lin as well as the cast of the internationally acclaimed Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys. Over 5000 guests were in attendance.

For the ceremony, Lighting Designer Colin Baldwin ran a total of 14 universes using W-DMX™ transmitters and Outdoor 21 Parabolic Aerial antennae, located at the Suite Room Balcony of the Fullerton Hotel across the Marina Bay, approximately 2 kilometres away. The W-DMX™ receivers and Outdoor 21 Parabolic Aerial antennae were located on the Event Plaza on Level 1, the Promenade on Level 4, the Hotel Buttress bridge on Level 19 and the Sky Park on Level 57, supplying signal to 14 DTS XR3000s, 18 DTS Arc 1200s, 10 Alpha One 7Ks, 8 Syncrolite 7Ks, 10 Syncrolite 5Ks, a Strong 10K Britelight and 6 Anolis Arc Pad Xtremes. A full-size grandMA 2 served as the lighting controller. The system was installed by Laservision Australia and supplied from Showtec Singapore. Considering the distance involved, DMX cable would likely be impossible.

"Preparation and simulated lighting effects testing were conducted in an unfinished building," said Henry Ang, Managing Director and Founder for Showtec Group, "so access to various locations was a challenge. We chose W-DMX™ as an assured mode of transmission for all control signals from that location to Marina Bay Sands. The W-DMX™ system was very reliable and powerful, yet simple to configure and use."

The system proved to be the perfect solution, providing reliable signal and saving both time and money. Ang added, "The W-DMX™ system, namely the transmitters, receivers and Outdoor 21 Parabolic Aerials, was a user-friendly system to set up and operate and the performance of the system using the Outdoor 21 Parabolic Aerials at such a great distance gave us confidence to work on upcoming projects that were beyond our imagination in the past!"

Through the technology from Wireless Solution, another project that would have been more or less impossible was solved by W-DMX, THE solution. User-friendly. Save Time. Save Money. With cables, this situation would have suffered infrastructure problems, traffic chaos and public safety issues. Ang concluded, "Well Done W-DMX!!!"

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