LONDON, Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE:IGT) announced that it has acquired certain assets including several patents and other intellectual property from Leap Forward Gaming, Inc. ("LFG") relating to LFG's SaffariNet ® Patron Display Interface ® (PDI) picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology. IGT also agreed to dismiss its litigation with LFG.
"This acquisition builds upon IGT's industry-leading intellectual property portfolio by enabling us to broaden the scope of our casino management systems solutions," said Victor Duarte, IGT Global Chief Product Officer, Gaming. "The acquired system-agnostic assets include applications and technologies that are complementary to IGT's existing solutions, and may help us to enhance our offerings to customers over time." SaffariNet Patron Display Interface picture-in-picture multimedia ecosystem technology works with gaming machines and systems to enhance casino operator communications and marketing capabilities to patrons. Thin Client Gaming (TCG™) and SmartFloor ® technology plus a host of additional gaming apps are also included in the acquisition. Leap Forward founder and CEO Ali Saffari will serve as a consultant to IGT to ensure a seamless integration of the solutions and applications related to the acquisition. About IGT IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. 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