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G2e08 REPORT
Trident Tablesafe
standing on its
own feet
JCM was the first of the bill validator manufacturers to develop a product for table games.
It was back at G2e continuing to push the pros of its Trident Tablesafe system.
tablestacks To be fair, it is taking casinos retrofitting existing ones. As for how long; another special
JCM GLOBAL a while to cotton on to the the units are connected ticket will close down the bill
advantages but JCM with its through a server, it means that acceptor and the table.”
The logic is impeccable: cash Trident Tablesafe System has there is no longer a need for JCM and GPI are currently
laid on the table is rarely if been plugging away for the an extra computer in the pit.” working together to allow
ever checked as genuine; it is last few years and is now This connectivity, a huge Trident to talk to an RFID-
shoved willy-nilly into a drop recording some significant feature of the modern gaming enabled chip tray to keep track
box that then requires special successes, especially in tribal floor, also brings extra advan- of buy-ins against chip move-
procedures to empty and casinos. It has been helped by tages to the Trident Tablesafe. ments.
count. Install a bill validator a new version that sits in a “It means that managers There is also the possibility
and any dodgy notes are standalone unit that can be can keep track of everything of having tables accept TITO
instantly rejected and the located at the dealer’s side. going on in the pit, down to tickets directly for the first
person handing them over can “We have already been the level of the individual time. “The only thing stopping
be challenged; an integrated installing the unit in casinos in table; checking buy-ins, alarms that now is regulation,” said
stacker keeps the bills tidy California and Oklahoma,” said and door openings, how much Geller. “One way round is to
The new standalone
version of the Trident
and ready to be sorted and Jack Geller, technical services has actually been dropped,” have a ticket redemption
Tablesafe is being
counted and the cash box can supervisor in the JCM Ameri- said Geller. “Having a dealer system in the pit, but I think
installed in casinos
be collected in the same way can division. “We are working insert a ticket will record who that soon it will evolve into across the US
as those in the slot machines. on both new projects and is working at what station and one system.”
The simple solution
boardwalk
HEBER
Gaming board manufacturer
Heber has a long reputation
for excellent performance at
low prices. It is currently in
the midst of renewing its
Nucleus range and was
showing the N500
controller.
“It’s a high performance,
low power single board
gaming controller aimed
largely at machines up to combined with I/O design, Windows XPe and Linux.
class II but also at server- allowing cabinet flexibility “At IGE, we will be
based and PC-based by direct or backplane launching its big brother the
gaming systems,” said connections. It has dual N1000 for higher end slot
managing director Les video output and the machines, which includes
Ashton-Smith. development kit comes the capacity for 3D
The N500 features the equipped with a full suite of rendering,” added Ashton-
Edvins Lobinsh (r)
of CTC Holdings
Intel Atom Processor software drivers for both Smith.
with colleague
Vyacheslav
Atamanchuk
Networked solution
First time lucky for CTC Holdings
from TransAct
openmarkets particularly in South and range are our roulette wheels printprompt 950 printer into a casino’s existing data network
CTC HOLDINGS Central America. This show and displays: they are easily TRANSACT to upgrade games machines or plugs directly
attracts gaming profession- shipped and offer an excel- into a server-based gaming network.
Although Edvins Lobinsh of als from around the world lent price/quality combina- Connecting with the customer is vital part of ServerPort is simple box and cable with
Latvian company CTC Hold- and it’s a great opportunity tion. Chairs and tables are sophisticated casino operations: thermal USB and serial port connectors that allows the
ings has been attending the to meet them – we’re even perhaps a more difficult printer manufacturer TransAct has come up operator to download printer firmware, monitor
gaming show in Las Vegas for meeting potential new Euro- proposition but if we were with a simple solution that patches the Epic printer events and configure the printer. It also
many years, this is the first pean customers.” asked to supply a turnkey allows promotional offers to be downloaded
time he has ever exhibited, Europe is the main market project with equipment we directly to the printer and coupons to be printed
alongside distributor WLG. for CTC Holdings, which sup- could get into one container, off immediately to the player.
“From one point of view, plies a complete range of I think we could be very com- “As more properties change over gradually
we couldn’t have chosen a casino table gaming equip- petitive indeed providing towards server-based gaming they want to
worse year, given the eco- ment, often as turnkey solu- everything on time and with continue to use their existing machines,” said
nomic situation,” he said. tions for new projects. consistent quality.” Stephanie Ayers, director of marketing for the
“However from another, it’s “The market is still reason- CTC was already celebrat- company. “This system keep older machines
a very good time. We have ably strong there, I feel,” said ing a deal to supply wheels integrated into the network. We’ve worked with
two aims here, firstly to Lobinsh, “but it’s always a and displays to a Thunder- Bally and others to create a system that really
support, with thanks, WLG, good idea to diversify your bird casino in Lima, Peru. makes the most of minimum investment.”
which distributes our prod- customer base. I think what “Every time I come to Las
ucts in six countries in Asia, Latin American markets may Vegas, something positive
The Epic 950 can connect to almost
and to explore new markets be interested most in our happens,” said Lobinsh. any network through ServerPort
50 January 2009 • G2ereport
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