Konami Gaming, Inc., a leading gaming technology provider, is partnering with International Gaming Technology, Inc. (IGT) to provide a solution based on proven GSA 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 Konami’s commitment.” 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 of 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. About IGT International Game Technology (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 at @IGTNews or Facebook at www.facebook.com/IGT.