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Unidesa links slot halls in Aragon
March saw Unidesa Gaming & Systems begin operating its new
interconnected network of venues in Aragon, linking 135 Type B
machines in 13 slot venues, based in the already consolidated
Forward Systems. Forward Systems is an integral, complete yet
scalable system, which allows the creation of new network
functionalities, including jackpots. Unidesa has experience of such
NEWS networks in Andalucía where it has linked 500 slots in 37 venues
and in Panama where it has linked 150 machines in 18 casinos.
Dallmeier keeping watch
over the Golden Valley
Sun International’s Golden Valley Casino
now has South Africa’s first video
surveillance system with a fully IP-based
real-time matrix in operation.
goldentouch directly onto the integrated
DALLMEIER memory. It ensures maximum
availability of recorded data
Keeping watch over Sun even in the case of network
International’s Golden Valley problems or failures. Thereby
Casino, located in Worcester, Dallmeier guaranteed the
about an hour away from highest availability of the
Cape Town has proved a comprehensive solution
dream job for German CCTV because there is no single-
expert Dallmeier. point-of-failure. The Dallmeier
Situated amidst majestic solution achieves an availabil-
mountain ranges, scenic land- ity of 99.99994 per cent. This
scapes, noble vineyards and value is even higher than the
blooming orchards, it mirrors Five Nines praised through-
the splendour of the charac- out the IT world.
teristic Cape Dutch architec- In order to further increase
ture and welcomes its visitors failure-safety the system
with a variety of entertain- enables on the spot redun-
ment facilities. dant recording, where hard
It is the first casino in South disks of different capacities
Africa to use a real-time can be operated within one
CCTV/IP system with digital system (mixed operation of
matrix. capacities). the exchange can be carried This is because the Dallmeier system at Golden Valley extensively researched and
Opened in November For all digital hard disk out during operation since CCTV/IP systems require Casino. SeMSy enables the reviewed a number of solu-
2006, the Golden Valley recorders for casino solu- the DIS-2/M modules come network operations only for easy management and admin- tions before eventually decid-
Casino is the first of a range of tions Dallmeier exclusively with hot-plug functionality. the work of the operator and istration of different streams ing on the Dallmeier solution
Sun International Casinos that employs Linux which is So, there is very little effort the system’s management, of media data and provides for all of the South African,
trust in the latest video sur- deemed highly reliable to it and the downtime of the not for recording. Network live display and recording of Sun International casinos. The
veillance technology by among experts. In order to system is reduced to a bandwidth is only used when video and/or audio data at first installation at the Golden
Dallmeier. further increase stability the minimum.” necessary. any point in a networked Valley was very successful
The decisive factor in operating system was sepa- The CCTV system installed Frank Oetjen, Dallmeier system. Additional network and a number of other casinos
choosing the Dallmeier rated from the hard disks and at the Golden Valley Casino is sales manager, said: “We are components can be inte- are already being equipped
system was first and foremost relocated onto a Flash-ROM. a pure IP solution. It's no working closely with leading grated into the network at with it. Jaco Coetzee stated:
the applied blade technol- Sun International Manage- wonder, therefore, that the manufacturers of the network later points in time, without “We believe in standardisa-
ogy provided by the DIS-2/M, ment Company director for network is playing a particu- industry and are thus familiar limitations. Therefore, tion because of all the effi-
whose single-channel compliance and tables, Jaco larly important role since it with new developments and systems based on SeMSy are ciencies linked to this and
approach provides Coetzee, said: “Apart from the acts as an important inter- technologies ahead of every- optimally prepared for any Dallmeier proved to be the
maximum availability and high failure-safety, service face between the operator one else.” future requirements. better solution for casino
service friendliness. was also very important to and the system. The Golden The Dallmeier manage- The major advantage of operations according to our
The Dallmeier DIS-2/M, a us. Owing to the Dallmeier Valley Casino emphasised ment software SeMSy (Secu- SeMSy is that it can easily be intensive evaluation criteria.
modular recording and trans- blade technology it is possi- that the bandwidth require- rity Management System) adjusted to meet the cus- The high failure-safety and
mission device conceived for ble to exchange a malfunc- ments should not be too high allows for the easy and con- tomer’s requirements. Sun the unbeatable image quality
mounting and operation in a tioning component with and Dallmeier provided an venient operation of the com- International in its search for as well as the support are
19’’ module rack, records every single channel. Also, ideal solution for this as well. plete video surveillance a suitable digital product simply convincing.”
Shuffle Master
between them. This includes The RandomPlus Shuffler and
the release to Shuffle Master
the Deck Checker
of a $3m bond, plus accrued
and Elixir reach
interest, that Shuffle Master Shuffle Master, added: “I’m
posted in 2004 in connec- thankful that as one of his
tion with an injunction that final contributions as CEO,
shuffle agreement
it received at that time. Mark Yoseloff put the wheels
The total consideration in motion on this deal. I’m
paid to Elixir Gaming for pleased that we can finally
these agreements is a base put the litigation matter
dealornodeal fler, the ShufflePro Shuffler, amount of $2.4m, subject to behind us and look forward
SHUFFLE MASTER/ELIXIR and the DeckChecker. adjustment related to the to taking on the Elixir Gaming
Shuffle Master will also precise final inventory, not value and importantly, brings on a revenue participation product line, particularly the
Shuffle Master and Elixir purchase Elixir Gaming’s to exceed $2.8m. solid financial value to Elixir model in developing Asian DeckChecker, which has
Gaming Technologies have remaining finished-goods Clarence Chung, chair- Gaming. With the sale of this markets. We are also pleased proven to be an important
entered into an agreement in inventory of products in this man and CEO of Elixir product line complete, Elixir to reach a mutually amicable product in the Asian market.
which Elixir has sold to category. Gaming, said: “We believe the Gaming can focus manage- solution to the patent Further, we look forward to
Shuffle Master the intellec- The two companies have sale of our table game ment resources on address- infringement litigation the opportunity to work with
tual property related to its agreed to dismiss all claims support products to Shuffle ing market opportunities issues that the two compa- Elixir Gaming in the future in
card shuffling and card deck with prejudice pertaining to Master places these assets that further our strategy of nies have been involved in supplying their growing slot
checking equipment, includ- the outstanding patent with the best company to expanding our installed base for nearly five years.” machine and e-table business
ing the RandomPlus Shuf- infringement litigation fully exploit their market of electronic gaming devices Timothy Parrott, CEO of throughout Asia.”
44 May 2009 • suppliernews
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