Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Industry: Casinos

The Rivers Casino is Pittsburgh’s premier gaming destination. With over 120,000 square feet of gaming floor, SVT and ALTEL provided all of the facilities audio and video system. The original facility featured three bars and lounges each having its own unique audio and video experience.

This state of the art project included 130 – 40″ NEC LCD displays mounted on columns throughout the casino. A comprehensive Symon digital signage system was incorporated to give the casino control in creating and displaying marketing messages on any of the displays. Also included in this project is the interactive Symon wayfinding system that is capable of locating and describing any featured location in the casino via a simple touch-screen application.

The audio system, engineered and configured by SVT’s strategic partner, Altel Systems, Inc., consists of 600 ceiling mounted speakers throughout the facility to facilitate a rich blended audio level in all areas of the gaming floor and the back of the house. Furthermore, an auto gain control system was used to monitor the ambient sound levels of the casino and adjust the output volume accordingly.

The entire system is controlled by a Crestron system located in AV central, with each of the bars having separate controls for individual applications. A Z-Band RF distribution system was designed into the project to provide audio and video distribution to all points of the casino.


  • LCD Display
  • Crestron
  • Digital Signage
  • Wayfinding
  • Audio Distribution
  • Video Distribution
  • Design-Build
  • Project Management