PRODUCT FOCUS: Ticket Printers
January 19, 2012
PROFILE: FutureLogic's PromoNet passes BMM muster, launched in EMEA marketFutureLogic, Inc., announced that BMM Compliance has completed the evaluation of PromoNet, the company’s promotional couponing system, and determined that the device does not impact areas of regulatory concern.
“With this notification from BMM, FutureLogic is now in a position to bring promotional couponing to jurisdictions around the world which rely on BMM,” said John Hilbert, vice president of systems development and compliance officer for FutureLogic. “With the PromoNet Couponing System Campaign, operators can now securely reward their most valuable carded and noncarded players at the game, through automated real-time play metrics and host-assisted triggers.”
To comply with the evaluation, FutureLogic submitted to BMM all appropriate documentation along with a fully functioning system, which BMM evaluated and tested in a controlled laboratory environment before reaching the following conclusions:
• FutureLogic’s couponing system does not affect any currently installed online monitoring systems, ticket systems or player tracking systems.
• FutureLogic’s couponing system does not impact any accounting meters, game play or logs of EGM’s.
• FutureLogic’s couponing system was tested to a level that has historically been adequate for a submission of this type.
“We are very pleased to receive such a favorable response from BMM based on our submission,” Hilbert said. “We are continuing to build a reputation with the regulators and with our customers for system performance, reliability and security. This response from BMM is another significant step along the road as we continue to pursue approvals in gaming jurisdictions around the world.”
The commitment was reinforced with the recent announcement that FutureLogic has hired two new team members to support the company’s expansion of ticketing and couponing solutions into the casino and Amusement with Prizes (AWP) markets across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Rob Wheeler, FutureLogic’s new systems product manager, has significant experience in systems product management covering casino, route and AWP markets in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Mike Clarke, the company’s new systems support engineer, has been involved in the development and production roll-out of Wide Area Networking (WAN) hardware. Both will be based in FutureLogic’s U.K. office.
FutureLogic also announced it will launch its PromoNet couponing solution to the EMEA market at this month’s ICE 2012 show in London.
“Following extensive consultation, development and testing in the U.S. casino market-including passing review by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, GLI and BMM-we are excited that the PromoNet couponing solution is now ready for sale in EMEA markets,” said John Edmunds, vice president of international markets for FutureLogic. “We also look forward to unveiling this new ticket-out solution for the AWP market. Replacing coin-payout with ticket-payout on new and legacy analogue AWP games is of real interest to operators across Europe.”
For more information, visit www.futurelogicinc.com.
EPICENTRAL Print System >>TRANSACT TECHNOLOGIESThe EPICENTRAL Print System from TransAct Technologies connects directly to TransAct’s ServerPort device inside the slot machine. This easy-to-use, cost-efficient software system enables a casino to develop marketing programs internally and promotional coupons to be distributed to customers on a real-time basis at a slot machine. Importantly, EPICENTRAL will work with all existing slot systems and games as it is separate and distinct from the slot system itself. Thus, casinos can use EPICENTRAL to connect to any existing slot machine equipped with a TransAct Epic 950 printer, regardless of the game’s manufacturer or the casino’s slot system.
For more information, visit www.transact-tech.com.
ROYALE THERMAL PAPER >>APPLETONBy maximizing the printing versatility, speed and low maintenance characteristics of direct thermal technology, Appleton’s gaming products are among the first choice in new lottery, ticket-in/ticket-out slots, tote and racetrack systems. Royale thermal paper is designed to provide the slot ticket industry with a robust, high-performance product that has currency feel and high-quality printing capability on the reverse side.
For more information, visit www.appletonideas.com.