Bally Technologies has 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 interface (GUI).
With recent submission to gaming regulators and a planned, general availability in the spring of 2009, Bally’s SDS Version 11.0 is designed to 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, vice president of product management for Bally Systems.
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.
“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,” said Sandra Andrews, hospitality industry solutions director for Microsoft Corp. 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.”