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On average, each bill validator accepts a quarter of a million dollars per year and connects directly to patrons, making it a vital component to gaming machines. As such, there are many 'must-haves' for casino validators, and they are different for each user.
Firstly, patrons come to casinos for entertainment and fun. We accept their bill or barcode quickly and efficiently, as well as provide the credit to begin their entertainment experience. We provide world class acceptance rates to any street grade paper or polymer bills; and our multi sensor technology makes it easy for them to play for as long as they choose.
Secondly, for casino operations, a reliable bill validator makes it easy to manage, maintain, and service their gaming machines while also saving investment dollars. Having the CashCode one validator provides casinos with several advantages, including the ability to perform SW upgrades without spending capital dollars on the memory card, store all future polymer and paper bill capability (large memory) with no more e-prom upgrades, and use different sizes of cashboxes if necessary (600 to 900 to 2500). It also provides world class reliability and makes it easy to swap units from one OEM to the other, or swap up-stack to down-stack.
Finally, casino executives want to ensure they're receiving the best ROI on their investments. CashCode's oneCheck feature provides the ability to future-proof your bill validator, meaning whatever you buy today has the ability to be upgraded tomorrow. With it, you can hand your patrons a receipt for their dispute resolution, and provide preventative controls to your slot techs for when and what to service and track. Our performance report reduces time spent on the number of service work orders by 50% and allows operations to focus on player development. It also provides an asset tracking and cash management system designed to improve soft count and drop process significantly. For more info, visit www.craneps.com.
The Cummins Allison JetScan iFX® currency scanner is a next generation scanner that increases productivity and lowers operating costs for gaming properties. With the JetScan iFX, casinos can enhance productivity at the cages or in the count room thanks to quicker currency processing speeds and an extremely low note rejection rate.
The JetScan iFX line utilizes breakthrough imaging technology to sort and count currency, plus image and process tickets with extreme accuracy, speed, and efficiency. Smaller, faster, and more flexible than other sorters, this line offers desktop units with full ticket image capture and currency processing on one machine, eliminating operational redundancy and bringing processing efficiencies to even the most compact areas of casinos. The iFX product line also includes flexible multi-pocket sorters designed to create up to nine pockets in a space-saving vertical configuration barely larger than a desktop sorter.
The scanner’s imaging technology denominates and authenticates Canadian currency at speeds of up to 1,000 notes per minute, including polymer, with minimal rejection rates, while also taking an image of every note's serial number at the same time. Using the JetScan iFX imaging capabilities, casinos can maintain a serial number database of money processed from each cashier and gaming table, and in the event counterfeit notes are later found, each can be traced back to the source and potential problems can be monitored and curtailed.
The JetScan iFX currency scanner will also easily process polymer-based Canadian notes and utilizes static dissipating components to address the most common concern with notes incorporating polymer—static. Cummins Allison worked closely with the Bank of Canada during the design of the new currency to ensure that its equipment will process the new notes quickly, accurately, and problem-free.
Casino operators require printing solutions that can keep pace with current and future demands of promotional couponing, server-based gaming, and the continually evolving TITO market. In all these areas, Future-Logic's GEN3 Evolution® printer delivers.
Reducing operator’s costs, the GEN3 Evolution® printer is equipped with the industry’s largest standard paper capacity of 450 tickets, saving operators up to 30 refills or $300 per printer annually. The printer’s advanced low paper sensor provides additional savings by eliminating paper waste and taking the ticket stack down to the last ticket.
The unit offers an optional on-board promotional system module that creates separate and secure processing environments for both TITO and promotional
couponing. This optional module also makes precision grayscale printing a possibility through an advance temperature control technology, yielding the highest resolution output for printing eye-catching promotional coupons. Furthermore, at eight inches per second, the GEN3 Evolution® printer is one of the fastest printers in gaming, printing, and presenting a ticket or coupon in less than one second.
To accommodate all game types, the GEN3 Evolution® is equipped with multiple ports including USB 2.0 (GSA, GDS, SPC/IGT, SBG), RS232, NetPlex, and Ethernet. The unit utilizes ITH® (Intelligent Ticket Handling) technology, making a ticket or coupon available only after fully printed internally and automatically burst, virtually eliminating torn, smeared, and crumpled tickets and coupons. The unit’s IntelligentBezelTM technology also helps reduce instances of paper jams; if bezel is blocked, the printer attempts to present a ticket or coupon up to 6 times for 30 seconds.
The topic of casino validators is a story of 'givens' and 'must-haves'. It’s a given that the core technology of bill validators is the ability to accept, scan, validate, and stack a bank note or ticket. It’s a given that the core technology of printers is the ability to accurately print and present a ticket. Those are givens, and JCM is a proven world leader in 'given' technology for both validators and printers.
However, today’s must- have for both bill validators and printers goes beyond a particular product or product feature, and is innovative technology itself. Today, and into the foreseeable future, the must-have is technology that allows gaming establishments to operate with maximum efficiency and security. JCM has been evolving our product line to provide the must-have technology. We have proven that with developments such as the Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®),the new Dynamic Network Applications (DNA) launched at G2E, promotional couponing, and secure wireless communication from system servers to peripherals. In addition, JCM's iVIZION bill validator, was specifically created to be the foundation of intelligent validation, meaning that all of the future technology JCM will develop and deploy in the casino will use iVIZION as the base. All of these technologies help add security from the beginning to the end of a gaming transaction, as well as profit to the bottom line.
So the answer to the question of what are 'must haves' on a casino, it is more than a product or a feature. The must-have for operators is the ability to adapt quickly to new environments, and the must-have for suppliers is the innovative technology to help operators evolve.
Casino operators understand the value of the note acceptor that provides the highest acceptance rates, unrivalled security, best jam performance, and lowest cost of ownership in the industry. There are many add-ons available from note acceptor manufacturers, but MEI focuses on the features that improve the most important factor: Profitability.
MEI's CASHFLOW SC redefined expectations for note acceptors since its introduction in 2002. The deployment of nearly 1.5 million units is a testament to both the product’s reliability and the importance of maximizing acceptance rate and security while reducing the jam rate and cost of operation. MEI’s commitment to continuous improvement has resulted in another step forward with the introduction into new features to improve performance of the SC Advance.
All the enhancements to SC Advance have been centralized in the acceptor head. This allows the SC Advance to work in tandem with legacy CASHFLOW SC units include backwards compatibility between products, extending the value associated with past and present investments in MEI.
CASHFLOW SC units include backwards compatibility between products, extending the value associated with past and present investments in MEI. Access to the full SC portfolio of solutions, including EASITRAX, the PPM (portable programming module) and multiple sized cashboxes, means that implementing the SC Advance into your fleet of equipment will be a seamless transition.
TransAct Technologies’ Epic 950® award-winning ticket printer is currently installed in over half a million slots in casinos around the world. The Epic 950® has emerged as the industry’s leading ticket printer due to its unsurpassed reliability and innovative technology. It offers a myriad of advanced features including reliable ticket burst and present, quick disconnect, expandable ticket capacity from the standard 400 tickets to 600 tickets, and the industry’s best low-ticket sensor. Collectively, these features make the Epic 950® the clear choice for casino operators who demand only the highest quality products on their casino floors. With the Epic 950®, casinos can easily upgrade to TransAct’s revolutionary Epicentral® software system—an easy-to- use, cost-efficient software system that enables casinos to internally develop marketing programs and promotional coupons and deliver them to customers on a real-time basis at a slot machine while they are playing. The ability to present multiple promotions and incentives directly to the player enhances the casino’s ability to connect directly with their players, to increase time spent on the casino floor, encourage additional visits, and generate revenue for other venues within the property.