110713_FutureLogic IGT image_300FutureLogic, the California-based developer of innovative ticket printing and couponing solutions, has extended its Global Technology Agreement with International Game Technology (IGT). According to the three-year global agreement, starting October 1, 2013, FutureLogic’s GEN3 Evolution printer will be specified as the preferred printer in all of IGT’s gaming platforms worldwide through FY2016.

“Reliability is a core principle in IGT’s transformation of the gaming industry,” said John Chamberlain, director of platform product management for IGT in a prepared statement. “We value FutureLogic as a global technology partner based on the performance and reliability of its printers combined with its outstanding level of service and support. We specifically selected the GEN3 Evolution printer from FutureLogic because it provides our customers features that help to reduce operating costs and increase machine uptime.”

Following in the footsteps of the PSA-66ST, GEN2, and GEN2 Universal, the GEN3 Evolution printer is the latest generation of thermal ticket and promotional couponing printer from FutureLogic. Featuring industry’s largest standard paper capacity of 450 tickets, a low paper sensor that eliminates paper waste by taking the ticket stack down to the last ticket, and at 8IPS, the GEN3 Evolution printer is one of the fastest printers in gaming, printing and presenting a ticket/coupon in less than one second. Moreover, operators can easily update firmware in a flash, by simply connecting a pre-loaded thumb drive to a printer while it’s still in the slot machine, yielding a significantly reduced down time for each and every slot machine on the casino floor.

Designed with promotional couponing in mind, the GEN3 Evolution printer also offers an optional onboard promotional system module that creates separate and secure processing environments for both TITO and promotional couponing. This optional module also makes precision grayscale printing a possibility through an advance temperature control technology, yielding the highest resolution output for printing eye-catching promotional coupons.

“Our partnership with IGT started in 1999 when FutureLogic developed and launched its first TITO printer, the PSA-66ST, in collaboration with IGT designers for the introduction of EZ Pay,” said Nick Micalizzi, FutureLogic’s vice president sales and marketing, North America. “We are pleased with IGT’s decision to extend our global agreement and select FutureLogic as their preferred printer partner for all their gaming machines worldwide. We look forward to a lasting partnership.”