photo of the sign and front of the Kalahari resort in Round Rock Texas
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For families looking for the ultimate fun-filled resort experience, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Round Rock, Texas, is the place to be!

From the moment you step foot in any of their four world-class resorts, you immediately become immersed in the Kalahari experience. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts are home to one of America’s largest indoor water parks and offer many exciting activities for families to enjoy.

Experience all the features the 1.5 million-square-foot facility has to offer, including fine dining at one of the signature restaurants, lounging in the guestroom, and making a splash at the theme park.

Addressing Communication Roadblocks

As with any large facility, effective communication can be a challenge. In the first year alone, the resort expects one-to-two million visitors. 

For this reason, guests rely on the resort to communicate timely information regarding upcoming events and activities. Without a strategic communication plan in place, it can be difficult and time-consuming to stay on track. 

Their latest resort in Round Rock, TX, features:

  • 975 guest rooms
  • 223,000 square-foot waterpark
  • 80,000 square-foot theme park
  • 200,000 square-foot convention center; and 
  • four signature restaurants

To address the difficulty of keeping their communication and content fresh and relevant at such a large resort, Kalahari Resorts sought a feature-rich digital signage software solution to solve their communication challenges. 

Quick and Easy Deployment 

Kalahari Resorts selected Ping HD partner, Conference Technologies Inc., to deploy EngagePHD™ powered digital signage displays throughout the 1.5 million-square-foot facility.

The rollout included 105 digital signage displays deployed across each resort wing. LG WebOS and Samsung SSP screens were primarily selected because of their system on chip technology. The built-in operating system helped reduce unnecessary hardware, making it easier to build and maintain the extensive network of screens. 

Integrated and Seamless Content Experience

As guests make their way through the grand lobby, large digital information boards featuring real-time announcements, events, and more are visible behind the front desk. 

The attached 200,000 square-foot convention center features two video walls powered by two external BrightSign players. Each video wall demands attention and can play any digital content type. 

Multiple meeting room displays are located just outside each meeting room. Kalahari utilizes the EngagePHD + Delphi seamless integration to feed event content in real-time to each meeting room display.

A touch application deployed in both the convention center and grand lobby allows guests an interactive way to explore the amenities at the resort. The application runs on four 65” Samsung SSP touch displays. 

Innovative Cloud-Based Technology 

Spread throughout the entire resort are 15 uniquely themed restaurants. Each restaurant features a ribbon of eye-catching digital menu boards that break down menu offerings and highlight specials. 

Each digital signage screen at the resort runs EngagePHD, the Cloud-Based digital signage content management system from Ping HD. EngagePHD makes it easy to build, manage, and design any type of digital signage application. 

“The well rounded capabilities of EngagePHD made this a great fit to help Kalahari Resorts with all of their menu boards, video walls, touch screens, and wayfinding,” said Dave Petricig, Director of Channel Sales at Ping HD. “Partnering with Conference Technologies, Inc. from start to finish on this project from discovery, to discussions, to demos, to deployment and training couldn’t have gone any better.” 

Since multiple digital signage applications were utilized around the resort, EngagePHD was the perfect all-in-one digital signage CMS solution for the project. Conference Technologies selected EngagePHD because of its simple deployment process, outstanding support team, and Ping HD’s quality content design services. 

Improve Your Internal Communication Today with Digital Signage 

These are just a few of the many ways you can optimize the use of digital signage for improved communication. Interested in learning more about how to streamline communication efforts with digital signage solutions? Book a demo with us today!