|[May 04, 2012]
Konami Gaming, Inc. Readies for Windowing: Adopts Solution Promoting GSA Standard
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Konami Gaming, Inc., a leading gaming technology provider, is partnering
with International Gaming Technology, Inc. (IGT) to provide a solution
based on proven GSA (News - Alert) standards for windowing technology, announced Steve
Sutherland, Chief Operating Officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. The ultimate
objective of this move by Konami is to provide customers with what they
have requested - broader access to gaming machine windowing via a
protocol for windowing that is in-line with GSA and the standards that
have already been adopted by the industry. Sutherland further explained
that, "Konami is committed to providing the most entertaining experience
possible for casino guests. We are Born From Fun® and the
addition of this new technology is just another demonstration of
According to Thomas Soukup, Vice President Research and Development for
Systems at Konami Gaming, Inc., "Providing guests with an interactive
experience in the primary game machine window rather than the smaller,
embedded True-Time LCD screens offers an enhanced gaming experience for
the guest, whether it takes the form of bonus games, loyalty account
access, tournament play, or simply ordering a beverage." For this
reason, he believes that we will continue to see new bonusing
applications and community style events that can be deployed onto the
main game screen, either while the gaming machine is in play or by
completely taking over the primary game screen for short periods of time.
This new development will allow Konami Casino Management System (KCMS)
customers to make windowing functionality available on new and existing
K2V and KP3 platforms from Konami, as well as most o IGT's legacy Game
King and latest AVP platforms including the popular Universal Slant and
G23 video cabinets. As additional manufacturers adopt IGT's UGA
methodology, windowing will become available on their platforms as well.
Soukup added, "For KCMS customers who wish to use gaming machine
windowing on Konami and IGT gaming machines, Konami plans to duplicate
its current portfolio of Bonusing and Player Messaging to the gaming
machine window (via the UGA) and also introduce other products such as
new bonusing applications and service enhancements for both the embedded
True-Time LCD and gaming machine window."
For more information on the Konami Casino Management System, visit www.gaming.konami.com/kcms.
About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI
CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM). The company is a leading designer and
manufacturer of slot machines and casino management systems for the
global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc.,
please visit www.konamigaming.com.
About the Konami Casino Management System (KCMS)
KCMS is an industry-leading casino management system with an increasing
number of installations spanning America, Canada, and Australia, as well
as other international regions. KCMS is best known for its advanced
capabilities, such as its real-time TCP/IP-based technology,
multi-channel in-machine streaming video, powerful rules-based Bonusing
engine, true multi-game, multi-denomination analytics at both the device
and patron level, and documented high reliability. These features
combine to enable operators to effectively manage and analyze their
gaming operations, implement innovative marketing campaigns, and drive
their business forward.
International Game Technology (News - Alert) (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in the
design, development and manufacture of gaming machines and systems
products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated
markets. More information about IGT is available at www.IGT.com
or follow IGT on Twitter (News - Alert) at @IGTNews
or Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/IGT.
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