International Game Technology is now offering an open standards-based video adaptor as a safe add-on to slot machines that allows operators to deliver rich media across their floor. The IGT Universal Game Adaptor (UGA) enables any game manufacturer to certify and support Service Window functionality on their slot machines while preserving the games' behavior and integrity.

This device impacts legacy, non-game-to-system (G2S) machines and systems, providing a cost effective way to offer casino-wide promotions, side games and loyalty programs. The UGA solution does not involve any unauthorized reconfiguration or rewiring of the original design of the machine. By ensuring the game manufacturer offers their own firmware and certification, casino customers benefit with a picture-in-picture video solution across their floors that is supportable by its original manufacturer.

The UGA can be sold to IGT's Advantage customers by IGT or the original EGM manufacturer. The suggested retail price is $500 per slot machine. To complete the solution and provide service window functionality to any UGA enabled slot machine, IGT will provide its System Adaptor to its customers at an initial price of $495 per machine. This brings the initial combined suggested price for Service Window functionality to a market leading $995 per slot machine.

The UGA solution was announced to the nearly 400 attendees that gathered at IGT’s annual Systems Global Users Conference held last week at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.