Striders Sports Bar

Commercial Case Study

Product Installed: NetworkHD 200 Series

Alongside the high quality casual dining, craft beers and classic cocktails, its wall-to-wall sports that’s on the menu at Striders in San Diego, California, that shot this premiere sports bar, eatery and horse race betting venue into the major leagues.Opened in 2015 by Sportech Venues California, Striders is a Las Vegas-styled “Turf Clublounge” that offers patrons a truly unique hospitality experience by combining first-class dining and sports entertainment with the only place in downtown San Diego where customers can legally wager on horse racing as permitted by the California Horse Racing Board, with live betting across famous Del Mar, Santa Anita, Los Alamitos, Gulfstream Park, Keeneland and many other premier locations.

Aside from the array of delectable dishes and ice-cold brews, it is the quality of AV that is the cornerstone of any modern sports bar to provide a viewing experience and atmosphere that keeps clientele coming back for more. However, as Striders is no ordinary sports bar, the AV had to be a cut above to make it one of the best venues sports fans will ever set foot in. The venue itself is divided into six separate AV zones over two levels, with the 150 HD screens incorporating landscape and portrait orientation, including double sided screens on custom mounts, mosaic displays and interactive touchscreens.

The result was a scalable system of 30 centrally-located sources fed to 150 high definition screens and video walls over both floors, with the hybrid distribution of WyreStorm NetworkHD 200-Series AV over IP and HDBaseT extenders proving instrumental to success of the project. The scalability of the system, combined with its ease of expansion via plug and play connectivity and Bonjour auto-discovery of devices were all deciding factors in specifying NetworkHD for the project.

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