Jands Vista is a Finalist in 2008 ESTA Rock Our World Awards

Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The Jands Vista lighting control system has been selected as a finalist in the 2008 ESTA Rock Our World Awards for its product application in the largest casino ballroom in Northeastern U.S.

The Rock Our World Awards recognize groundbreaking achievement by ESTA Members in new products, product applications, or projects. These awards were created to acknowledge the genius of both the creator of technology and the designer or integrator who applies the technology in a real world environment.

The casino at the new MGM Grand at Foxwoods resort in Connecticut features a 50,000 sq. ft., column free ballroom. The Premier Ballroom (see Figure 1 photo) is designed to be extremely flexible, featuring movable air walls that enable the space to be re-configured into 132 possible combinations, to accommodate events of all different styles and size.

Foxwoods wanted seamless integration and intuitive control of the casino ballroom’s complex architectural and entertainment lighting systems. The Jands Vista provides a flexible lighting control system that can handle the variety of ballroom layouts in a visual way. Control of each room’s lighting is represented graphically on a screen. If an air wall is moved, the Vista simply updates the lighting and the control screens of the newly adjoined rooms, so the operator can always see what they are controlling.