The newest Main Event Entertainment™ facility in San Antonio, TX, boasts the company’s first fully digital AV infrastructure center, powered by Kramer CORE products. In its tenth location, Main Event Entertainment continues its innovative concept of bowling, laser tag, obstacle courses, arcades, pool tables and food and beverage offerings all under one roof. The newest center adds a rope course and a Bowling Music System, along with a digital sight and sound experience.
Designed and installed by SAVE Electronics, a local professional electronics design and integration company, the San Antonio complex features 35 big-screen TVs ranging in size from 47 to 70 inches, as well as 11 WXGA projectors. Bowlers in the 22-lane bowling alley enjoy programming on 11 screens that span two lanes each. Music videos, advertising and programming are transmitted from six digital satellite receivers, six digital signage PCs, and five laptop connections.
According to Tim Boyd, owner of SAVE Electronics, who has been designing complex AV systems for over 30 years, the San Antonio location is the first of its kind, with a completely digital AV electronics system. It required switching equipment that could handle both the heavy source volume and be expandable for the future. “No one had a big enough switcher that would send video from the satellite receivers to all the TVs. Kramer was the only one that could handle it at the resolution we required,” Boyd said. “The system lets us send anything, anywhere throughout the building.”