CII INSTALLS SLOTLINK AT TALKING STICK, ARIA RESORT-CASINO
Tempe, Ariz.-based Communications Integrators, Inc. is making its mark on the gaming industry with its plug-and-play slotLINK modular power system.
Cii introduced its slotLINK technology at ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas in January and more recently at the newly opened Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
slotLINK is designed specifically for the casino industry and is the modular answer to providing multiple power circuits to gaming machines. slotLINK’s plug-and-play technology allows casinos to reconfigure an entire cluster of gaming machines with minimal disruption to the gaming floor.
“Our underfloor product in offices has been a long-time solution, and with casinos looking to be more environmentally responsible and flexible, we took a proven product and modified it for the gaming industry,” said J. Glynn Gross, chief executive officer of Communications Integrators, Inc. “Casinos reconfigure the gaming floor for many reasons: to replace slant-top slot machines with uprights, to create shorter or more comfortable aisles for players, or to move popular machines to underperforming areas of the casino. slotLINK provides casinos the opportunity to reconfigure floors fast, easy and in a cost effective way.”
Casinos are able to add to their floor layout or relocate gaming machines easily without having to reinvest in a new electrical power system with each move.
Cii installed 400 slotLINK units at Talking Stick Resort, in addition to the installation of the Cii plug-and-play modular underfloor system, which has more than 200 access points between the casino and the conference center. The Cii modular power system affords the casino and conference area convenient access to voice and data ports with easy configuration options for all size groups and needs.
“We have to be flexible when it comes to the casino floor, and we have to be efficient,” said David Chavez, director of slot operations for Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. “slotLINK will save us a great amount of time and cost when configuring the layout of the slot machines. We won’t have to disrupt large areas of the casino floor when moving slots around, or adding new ones.”
Established in 1988, Cii is the pioneer in design and manufacturing of modular power, voice and data systems and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. In that time, Cii has installed more than 200 million square feet of product. Other plug-and-play technology products Cii offers are guestLINK, designed for the hospitality and hospital industry, and stationLINK, designed for workstation environments.