February 1, 2011
THE ICE PRO COMETH Â» FOLLETT CORP.
Follett Corporation has introduced a new model in its Ice Pro line of automatic bagging and dispensing systems that eliminates the need to physically touch the ice, increasing speed and efficiency and ensuring sanitary transfers.
The Ice Pro model EDB650SA is ideal for any commercial location where bagged ice is used. Its easy-to-read controls offer dispensing times for a variety of bag and container sizes. Pins securely hold the bags and are adjustable to accommodate container sizes from 127 to 254 millimeters (5 to 10 inches). A blower opens the bags automatically for high-volume, hands-free dispensing.
The EDB650SA holds up to 295 kilos of ice (650 pounds) despite its compact 34-inch-wide footprint, and it can be installed under an 8-foot ceiling with most icemakers. For more demanding environments the Ice Pro EDB1000SA holds up to 1,000 pounds.
For more information, call +1 610-252-7301; or visit www.iceprobagger.com.
GETTING YOU THERE Â» CORE TECHNOLOGY
Core Technology’s iFinder is a uniquely interactive touch-screen kiosk that provides casino customers with virtual on-demand concierge services ranging from information on dining and entertainment to visual directions to a favorite slot machine or table game.
Caesars Atlantic City began deploying the kiosks last year and is logging more than 2,500 unique user sessions a week on them. Harrah’s Atlantic City has been using the iFinder since 2007. And Caesars is covering its costs by exploiting the kiosk’s value as an advertising vehicle to sell exclusive digital space to beverage companies.
At the heart of the iFinder is Jupiterbay’s Fusioncast software, which Core customized for gaming operators. (Core and Jupiterbay jointly developed the system’s “Slot Finder” app.)
For more information, call +1 702 768 3115; or visit www.coretechonline.com.
30/30 AIR FILTER Â» CAMFIL-FARR
Camfil-Farr, a leader in commercial filtration products, has introduced the first true MERV 8 (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) 30/30 air filter.
The 30/30 is a high-efficiency pleated panel filter that is ideal as the first phase of filtration in large AHUs. It is also an excellent pre-filter for areas where HEPAs or other higher efficiency filters are used. Its dust holding capacity is 30 percent greater than conventional MERV 8s, and it provides low air-flow resistance at all stages of dust loading. It also has the lowest average pressure drop of any MERV 8 filter, which means immediate savings on heating and cooling costs, typically 25 percent and greater.
The 30/30 may be used to meet LEED requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council and is available in configurations for virtually any filter bank.
For more information, call +1 513 324 8346; or visit www.merv-8-filters.com.
THWARTING THE BAD GUYS Â» APPLIED DNA SCIENCES
Applied DNA Sciences’ SigNature genetic tags use a patented DNA marking technology derived from plant matter that authenticates gaming chips and other game products in a way that provides unique protection and, when needed, supplies a chain of evidence that could be critical to successfully prosecuting thieves and fraudsters.
The markings, applied through a variety of inks, varnishes, adhesives and textile treatments, cannot be copied or reverse-engineered. The material is embedded in phosphor and/or fluorescing inks. These unique encrypted DNA codes are integrated into the printed insert layer of the gaming chip. The technology works with a range of flexographic, offset and screen-printing processes to achieve this.
H.W. Sands is imprinting custom poker chips and cards with the technology under the terms of an agreement concluded last year. HWS, in turn, is supplying them to importer Palm Gaming International, which has significant manufacturing capacity for ceramic and clay-inlay chips and is blending the botanical DNA into those raw materials prior to production.
Palm plans to integrate the technology into dice and playing cards as well, according to Applied DNA.
For more information, call +1 631 444 6370; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.adnas.com.