Bally Systems SDS Version 11.0 is planned for general availability in the spring
Bally Technologies announced the release to compliance of the new
Version 11.0 of its flagship SDS slot management and accounting system that
supports the Microsoft Windows software platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2005,
and an entirely new, streamlined and easy-to-use Windows-based graphical user
With submission to gaming regulators this month and
a planned, general availability in the spring of 2009, Bally Systems SDS
Version 11.0 will deliver flexibility, easy maintainability,
internationalization, and horizontal and vertical scalability that will make
systems administration easier for any size of casino operation.
Built for the
global marketplace, the highly configurable Bally Systems SDS Version 11.0
features intuitive user navigation support for multiple currencies and
languages. Running on both UNIX and Windows software platforms, this
significantly upgraded, Java-based solution features a single code base that
supports multiple hardware platforms and databases, including Microsoft SQL
Server 2005 and DB2 – making SDS the industry’s first true open system product,
allowing casino operators true flexibility and choice.
“Our new SDS Version 11.0 provides Bally with a
competitive and scalable Microsoft Windows-powered slot management system with
a modern scalable architecture to provide a world-class solution for casinos
that prefer a Windows-based software platform,” said Tom Doyle, Bally
Technologies’ Vice President of Product Management for Bally Systems.
“By offering a Windows-based solution, Bally’s
customers will benefit from using a familiar, easy-to-use, and widely supported
platform that can seamlessly integrate with their existing Windows-based
systems and maintain flexibility to grow with their changing business needs,”
said Sandra Andrews, Hospitality Industry Solutions Director for Microsoft
“Bally has also adopted the Windows Presentation
Foundation and Silverlight in other products that seamlessly integrate with SDS
to create a more visually appealing and enhanced user experience,” Doyle added.
SDS Version 11.0 also features standard systems
monitoring options and open standards protocol support. It is adaptive,
backward compatible, and ties into Bally’s Networked Floor of the Future.
This version comes integrated with the Bally Integration Gateway – another open
tool that supports multiple hardware platforms and databases, including Windows
and UNIX – designed to help with interoperability of various systems
application products across manufacturers.
“By using the new Bally Integration Gateway, SDS
Version 11.0 serves to communicate messages with other systems in multiple
communication protocols in the spirit of Gaming Standards Association (GSA)
open standards,” Doyle added.
“The best solutions for the hospitality and gaming
industry are ones that integrate innovative technology and connected
experiences to drive better business insights, streamline operations, and
enable an enhanced guest experience,” Andrews said. “The new Bally Systems
Version 11.0 with enhanced support for the Microsoft platform will help
operators make better decisions faster so they can spend less time focused on
the technology and more time focused on delivering services that increase
player loyalty and repeat guest visits.”
With thousands of slot machines online at casinos
worldwide, Bally’s SDS continues to be the choice of some of the world’s
largest gaming operators, including Barona Resort & Casino, Foxwoods Resort
Casino, Harrah’s Entertainment, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Pechanga Resort
Casino, Trump Entertainment, and Viejas Casino. SDS is an integrated
information system that continually monitors slot machines, other gaming
devices, and customer gaming activity. SDS fully supports Bally Power Bonusing,
an award-winning suite of superior gaming products, including Bally Power
Rewards, Bally Power Promotions, Bally Power Bank, Bally Power Coupon, Bally
Power Sweepstakes, and Bally Power Winners.
Bally releases Windows version of slot management system
January 6, 2009