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July 22, 2009
Beacon to Provide VoIP Solutions for New St. Louis Casino
By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc., a global provider of high-performance provision of advanced IT solutions, has announced that it plans to provide VoIP solutions for a major new casino in St. Louis.
The planned casino project is set to include a 90,000 square-foot casino, offering more than 2,000 slot machines, a number of restaurants and other amenities. The VoIP system design and phone system installation will be provided by Beacon throughout the entire facility in two stages.
The first stage will include the installation of the core PBX (News - Alert) system, which is slated to be completed by early August. This installation will address the casino’s basic administration functions and employment center. The remaining VoIP system will be installed in October.
“Design work for the VOIP system has already been completed and installation of the PBX system will begin in the latter half of July,” said Bruce Widener, CEO of Beacon Solutions, in a statement.
The new casino will be located in the community of Lemay, approximately ten miles south of downtown St. Louis. This $380 million multi-use complex is modeled after the look of a Missouri riverboat town at the peak of the steamboat trade on the infamous Mississippi River. The opening is slated for the first quarter of 2010, pending final approval from the Missouri Gaming Commission.
“Casinos are highly complex operations where the dissemination of entertainment, logistical, and security information is absolutely critical,” added Widener. “With so many functions dependent on a robust communication platform, we are proud Beacon was trusted as the sole voice vendor for this project.”
Beacon Enterprise Solutions is on a path for greater market capture as it has signed a string of new service agreements with some of the largest companies in the world. The company announced earlier this week the execution of eight projects within the first two weeks of the quarter.
In May, Beacon launched the opening of three new markets as it continues to support a growing demand for its IT infrastructure management services. Not only does this move help to support growth for the company, it is also creating new jobs and benefitting local economies.
Much of Beacon’s success has been a result of its ability to maintain a strong financial position, while it aims to significantly grow revenues in 2009. Much of the company’s focus has been on expanding current client relationships and gaining new contracts over the coming weeks and months.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Tim Gray