What's new in the Casino Industry...


LCD monitors

-Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products Group, a business unit of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., recently introduced a new line of LCD monitors leveraging high-resolution and high-brightness to create the most productive work experience for security and surveillance professionals.

Available with viewable 17-inch (P1730A) or 19-inch (P1930A) LCD panels, the new monitors boast up to 1280 x 1024 @ 60/75 Hz resolution, 700:1 contrast ratio, 5:4 aspect ratio, VESA 100 mounting, and 300 cd/m2 brightness. Toshiba security customers can expect dramatically brighter, crisper and clearer images with vivid colors and a more stable picture environment free of annoying flicker or static.

Measuring less than three inches deep, the new P1730A and P1930A address customer concerns about desk space by taking only a fraction of the space of typical CRT monitors, while eliminating additional wiring and resulting in a more productive workplace. These space-saving dimensions are ideal for cramped security offices and kiosks.

The new monitors also receive high marks for their simple “plug-and-play” connectivity with commercially available analog and IP cameras, DVRs and PCs. Two audio speakers and picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality are built-in for added convenience.

For more information visit www.toshibasecurity.com.

EGM Green line of eco-friendly casino furniture

-Executive Gaming Monthly

Executive Gaming Monthly (EGM) has released its own line of environmentally-friendly casino gaming furniture, luxury lounge furniture and consulting services under the name EGM Green. The products include poker tables, blackjack tables, roulette tables, baccarat, seating products and luxury lounge furniture among many other products that are manufactured out of eco-friendly material.

Executive Gaming Monthly is known for its casino products and is the only Internet casino game of the month. EGM offers everything from poker tables to cigar humidors and holds an exclusive contract with HBO to distribute “Sopranos” poker chips as well as many other products.

The company said the motivation behind these green designs is to help decrease the use of natural resources and to reduce waste in one of the most popular industries in the United States and abroad. All materials used are FSC certified, recycled or reclaimed.

The casino chairs, for example, feature an ergonomic design that allows the ultimate comfort for long-playing sessions. The chairs are extra sturdy and are able to withstand the rigors of the casino environment. They are 100 percent eco-friendly and will allow operators using them to earn points toward LEED certification.

EGM Green can help customize your casino, hotel, spa or home with environmentally friendly furniture. The furniture can be designed and manufactured according to specifications. EGM can also assist in developing an individual plan for your environment and providing a budget for your needs. EGM Green also works with Josh Dorfman (Sirius Radio’s Lazy Environmentalist) to help casinos live up to their corporate social responsibility initiatives.

For more information or to purchase EGM Green furniture visit the company’s Web site at www.egmgreen.com.

Brilliant Blue 5MM Flat Top L.E.D lighting

-Frontier Gaming

Brilliant Blue 5MM Flat Top L.E.D.’s can now be incorporated, utilized as accent lighting to attract slot patrons, within any location of the slot base. Frontier has designed an inexpensive alternative to expensive surface mount L.E.D.s now used in a few slot bases. The product operates using a modified 9-volt power adapter which powers up 16-L.E.Ds on a half-inch by 24-inch stick. The power adapter plugs into a standard outlet, and provides cost savings when compared to 12 and 24 volt L.E.D. lighting units.

The kit consists of two half-inch by 12-inch L.E.D. sticks with eight L.E.D.s per stick and a dual controller board one-inch wide by 6.25 inches in length (separate from L.E.D. sticks). A trimmer potentiometer on the DCB, allows the option for the L.E.D.s to stay lit or flash/flicker from slow to fast mode.

The kit also includes as standard, two-24-inch long 10-pin flat ribbon cables, which drive the L.E.Ds from the DCB to the L.E.D. sticks. The DCB has a power connector which mates with the 9-volt power adapter. Each dual or single controller boards are mounted on a base for easy installation into the interior of the slot base. A simple switch turns on the L.E.D.s. The product is easy to install and operate, saves energy and can be customized. L.E.D. lights have a burn life of 12 to 17 years and will operate effectively 24 hours a day.

For information contact Frontier’s Joe Simiriglio Jr. at (856) 848-7300.

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