MEI introduced the product enhancements that will define the next generation of the CASHFLOW SC bill acceptor. The resulting benefits will further raise the bar of performance expectations in the metrics that matter most—driving improvements in player experience and operator profitability. Increased value created by the next generation CASHFLOW SC is highlighted by an improved recognition system, faster bill-to-bill speed, expanded memory, comprehensive barcode recognition and upgrade to USB 2.0. Because the enhancements are localized to the acceptor head, the next generation product can work hand-in-hand with legacy CASHFLOW SC units already in the field. This capability is facilitated by intelligent support tools that will be able to sense the product version and provide the appropriate software. The next generation CASHFLOW SC not only is compatible with previous versions, but also with product extensions that have expanded the reach of bill acceptors from the slot machine to the entire cash management process. Development on the next generation CASHFLOW SC product is well underway. Depending on testing and jurisdictional approvals, the product could be in production by the end of 2010. For more information, visit www.meigroup.com.
FutureLogic Inc. announced the introduction of the Eclipse™ universal ticket and receipt printer. Developed in response to continued industry demand for robust outdoor printing solutions, the fully integrated Eclipse printer excels in the most extreme operating conditions and in a broad range of applications. The Eclipse heavy-duty thermal printer delivers the industry’s best throughput of 250mm per second even in the harshest environments, making it the most reliable roll printer in its class. Offering flexible configuration, the Eclipse printer is equipped with USB 2.0 and RS-232 interfaces. It also offers multiple printer and paper roll mounting positions. The high-speed printer features a rugged presenter and advanced “eject and retract” technology that allows for storage of unclaimed receipts in an auxiliary tray. Combining superior performance with flexible configuration, the new Eclipse roll printer offers a reliable and easy-to-use solution. For more information, visit www.futurelogicinc.com.
Comteq Publishing/Richard Stockton College—Casino Gaming in Atlantic City: A Thirty Year Retrospective
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Gaming Management Institute has published a new book, Casino Gaming in Atlantic City: A Thirty Year Retrospective, offering an insightful look at how the Atlantic City casino industry has evolved over three decades and its contribution to the economic development of the city, state and region. Casino Gaming in Atlantic City: A Thirty Year Retrospective is a compilation of research papers documenting topics like transportation, workforce and employment, crime, marketing, casino technology, gambling addiction, casino and gaming taxes and overall economic impact. Informative and detailed chapters are written by several Stockton faculty as well as gaming professionals including Michael Pollock, Spectrum Gaming Group; Nick Casiello Jr., Fox Rothschild; and Jeff Vasser, Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. The book may be purchased at www.stockton.edu/gaming or at the Stockton Institute for Gaming Management.
Elite Casino Products—Accelerator Slant Cabinet
Elite Casino Products announces the launch of its newest product, the Accelerator Slant Cabinet, unveiled at G2E. The Accelerator Cabinet is the company’s first slant-style cabinet offering and features a striking 26-inch, high quality, widescreen LCD for outstanding graphic capabilities. Also available with standard 19-inch and widescreen 22-inch LCDs, the Accelerator’s design has contemporary styling with softly contoured lines. The Accelerator is specifically designed with slot technicians in mind, with maximized component accessibility and minimized service time. The Accelerator can accommodate multiple manufacturer’s peripherals. All these features combine to provide ECP’s clients’ with a unique, comfortable slot cabinet, while providing a durable platform that will perform well in active gaming environments. For more information, visit www.ecp-usa.com.
PS Furniture—Revolution® Reception™ Table
PS Furniture, the industry leader in portable, stackable and storable furniture, announced the release of a new product that dramatically reduces the storage space necessary for pedestal-type reception tables. This new product, the Revolution® Reception™ Table, allows users to store 20 complete tables (including columns and bases) in less than 10 square feet of storage space. PS Furniture’s new Revolution Reception Table relies on a patented new table core technology that yields a high pressure laminate table top at a fraction of the weight of conventional tables. This same technology allows the tables to be stored flat like discs. For more information, visit www.palmersnyder.com.
Touch International—ExtremeTouch Projected Capacitive Modules
Touch International, a global leader in the touchscreen industry, announces the release of ExtremeTouch Projected Capacitive Touch Screen Modules. Designed to raise the bar with portable, plug and play design, the ExtremeTouch Modules are the latest in a new line offering a fresh solution with single and two-finger touch with gesture. Well equipped with a general purpose projected capacitive controller and a touch screen mounted on an LCD, each kit can be configured to virtually any program and adapted to suit the needs of almost any application. Now available in six different sizes, these modules are ideal to use almost anywhere. Requiring only a slight touch, these touch screens are precise, highly responsive and virtually maintenance-free. The projected capacitive technology used in these devices is known for its immunity to moisture, dirt and extremes in temperature, as well as its strong resistance to surface scratches. For more information, visit www.touchinternational.com.