Saturday, December 9, 2023

Technomedia Quartet: Palace Casino Sports Bar (Biloxi); Landshark Bar & Grill/SkyWheel (Myrtle Beach); Abercrombie & Fitch (Paris); Moody Gardens (Galveston)

BILOXI, Miss., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Palace Casino’s CONTACT Sports Bar and Lounge offers guests a multi media entertainment experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The casino’s owners turned to AV integrator Technomedia Solutions based in Orlando, Florida, with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas to deliver a live performance system.

The new system includes left, center, and right speaker arrays along with under-stage subwoofers, and an Elation lighting rig. Each loudspeaker array consists of four JBL array cabinets suspended above the stage. At the rear of the stage is a wall-mounted connection panel with 12 microphone/line connections that run to a splitter that sends the feeds to the system’s Media Matrix Nion N3 digital signal processor and a house mix location. The system is powered by three Lab Gruppen four channel amplifiers.

For the bar area systems, Technomedia designed and delivered a configuration of numerous JBL ceiling loudspeakers arranged throughout the space that provides amazingly solid and even audio coverage. Video comes from a Christie 10,000 lumen high definition projector beaming onto an 11′ x 6′ screen for featured events plus multiple 50″ and 58″ Panasonic displays located throughout the venue. The audio feed can be selected from one of six satellite receivers or three cable box receivers. Audio feeds are routed through Media Matrix Nion N3 DSP units and outputs from Lab Gruppen multi-channel amplifiers. Displays receive signals from the cable and satellite receivers via a matrix router capable of handling 32 inputs and 48 outputs so that users can route any signal to any video output device. Custom programmed Crestron touch panels provide controls throughout the CONTACT Lounge.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Technomedia Solutions today marked the first full month of operations for Myrtle Beach Boardwalk’s now famous LandShark Bar & Grill and the adjoining SkyWheel by congratulating Margaritaville Hospitality Group along with Koch and Pacific Development Companies on the outstanding success of the joint venture project. Inspired by the great beach bars and oceanfront cafes that once dotted the Atlantic coast, LandShark Bar & Grill features state-of-the-art audio-visual systems designed and delivered by Technomedia. Located alongside LandShark Bar & Grill is the 200+ foot high SkyWheel which has quickly become a “must do” at Myrtle Beach with its 1 million LED light display.

Technomedia president John Miceli stated, “We have established a partner level relationship with Margaritaville that allows us to become intimate in the details and requirements for the brand. We become a part of the development team and work hand in hand with the many partners and team members of Margaritaville to maintain consistency and a high level of guest experience.” 

PARIS, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Perched on the Champs Elysees, Abercrombie & Fitch’s newest flagship store in the heart of Paris boasts 31,000 square feet over four floors  in which customers can explore the retailer’s latest designs with a state-of-the-art audio experience that was designed, procured, fabricated and integrated by Technomedia Solutions.

John Miceli, stated, “This flagship store in the fashion capital of the world has a lot of unique spaces that demanded specialized attention to deliver seamless sound levels and tuning in order to align with the high quality of the Abercrombie & Fitch products on the shelves.” Technomedia delivered a custom design for clean, crisp sound and a high energy level. The system includes speakers by JBL, Klipsch, Meyer Sound, and Tannoy. Lab Gruppen amps and Media Matrix digital signal processors, along with some proprietary products custom designed for the brand. 

GALVESTON, Texas, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Following $25 million worth of total enhancements, the feeling of walking through Moody Gardens’ 10-story Rainforest Pyramid is so real the only things missing are the bug bites. Many of the sights and sounds that provide the authenticity of the experience were provided by Technomedia Solutions as the lead A/V designers and integrators for the recent project. One of Technomedia’s highlights is the Rain Tunnel which includes a custom produced and mixed audio track delivered by a state-of-the–art system that plays an alternating mix of mating, warning, and signaling sounds of insects, frogs, monkeys, bats, and birds that are concentrated around five trees. The A/V system utilizes motion sensors that track the amount of visitors gathered in a specified zone. As the number of guests increases, the animal sounds become more in sync with each other and the canopy lighting. Contact closures are sent from the sensors to a Crestron controller which in turn triggers an Alcorn McBride audio bin loop player.

“The Rain Tunnel is just one example of multiple zones we delivered for this project that truly immerse the guests in an authentically tropical environment,” said Joni McElwee, Technomedia’s VP of Operations. She added, “We made the extra effort of sending a few of our personnel to South America to experience the rain forest environment first hand in order to re-create the sights and sounds for Moody Gardens.”

Technomedia Solutions LLC is a leading provider of creative advanced audio-visual technology design and integration services to a variety of industries including: the theme park, museum, restaurant, retail, corporate, military, theatrical and educational markets. The Company is committed to delivering world-class experiences to its clients and their guests through the creative design and integration of technology and media, faithfully executing projects on time and on budget anywhere in the world. For additional information please visit

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

Related Articles

Latest Articles