Leisure Link Group signs exclusive partnership agreement with Elo TouchSystems
LLG selects Elo touchmonitors as product of choice for next generation gaming machines
August 2004—Leisure Link Group (LLG) and Elo TouchSystems, Inc., the global leader in touch technology and a business unit of Tyco Electronics, have signed an exclusive partnership agreement for the supply of touchscreens and touchmonitors for LLG's next generation gaming and entertainment machines. The agreement, which gives Elo TouchSystems exclusive supplier rights for all Leisure Link Group designed machines including digital networked products such as itbox and Wallbox, also covers machines from other LLG companies and partners specifically Maygay Machines and Inspired Technology with whom Leisure Link formed Inspired Broadcast Networks in 2002 to develop the widely acclaimed itbox digital multimedia platform.
Leisure Link Group is the UK's largest manager of public space gaming and entertainment machines and has supplied some 90,000 machines to over 25,000 leisure retail venues. The company recently delivered its 10,000th itbox and has purchased some 15,000 Elo TouchSystems monitors to date. The exclusive partnership agreement makes Elo LLG's vendor of choice for touchscreens and touchmonitors.
Norman Crowley, CEO, Inspired Broadcast Networks, commented, "By partnering with Elo, the itbox network will continue to offer venue owners the most reliable and best of breed out of home entertainment technology available on the market as well as providing consumers with a compelling game play experience."
Clive Barrett, Maygay's Materials Manager commented, "We are delighted to have signed this agreement with Elo TouchSystems, securing access to the world's leading range of touchscreens and touchmonitors. Our past experience of Elo product reliability and responsive service back up gives us the confidence to make this commitment and we expect to deliver a further 15,000 to 25,000 touchscreen based machines over the next 18 months. With Elo TouchSystems as a group partner we will benefit from the company's focus and flexibility."
Commenting on the agreement, Mike Sigona, Elo TouchSystems Market Manager, Europe, said, "We are very pleased to have concluded this agreement with the gaming market's leading manufacturing group which will increase our penetration of the out-of-home play market."
The partnership agreement is focussed on Elo TouchSystems industry leading IntelliTouch technology and encompasses touchscreens from 12 to 19in. Ideal for gaming applications, Elo's IntelliTouch surface wave touchscreen technology has a precise touch performance that never needs recalibration. Its pure glass construction yields the best possible optics with higher light transmission and less reflection than other touch technologies that use metallic coatings, wires or plastic layers. Notably, Elo's surface wave touch technology does not alter the colours of the original picture.
About Maygay Machines Limited
Maygay is one of Europe's premier creators and manufacturers of coin operated amusement and gaming machines. In simple terms, this means fruit machines and skill games. The business started in 1965, based in Wolverhampton, in the heart of the United Kingdom.
The company is now a subsidiary of the Leisure Link Group, the UK's largest Machine Management Company who operates in excess of 90,000 machines throughout the UK.
Maygay Group develops around 80 new game ideas each year and we have the capacity to deliver up to 40,000 machines per annum to the world market. Our core business is Amusement with Prize (AWP) games, commonly known to players as fruit machines.
We also produce specific games for amusement arcades, bingo halls, betting shops, casinos and members' clubs, as well as skill and trivia (SWP) games with an entertaining and challenging non gambling structure.
Maygay is now a recognised name throughout the coin operated world and has its sights set on expanding its export markets and broadening its product base. In the fast moving fashion industry that we are in, it is vital to forge strategic alliances with other like minded companies, as our business becomes more global.
About Elo TouchSystems
Elo TouchSystems, the global leader in touch technology, develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of touchscreen and touchmonitor products. Elo offers the largest selection of touchscreen technologies, CRT touchmonitors, and LCD touchmonitors and carefully designs each product for the demanding requirements of diverse applications, such as industrial, medical, POS, kiosks, retail, hospitality, transportation, office automation and gaming. Elo founders invented the touchscreen over 30 years ago. Since then, customers have used Elo touchscreens with one common, powerful result advanced computer technology simplified for all users. Founded in 1971, the company is headquartered in Fremont, California, with manufacturing sites in the US, Europe and Asia. Elo's main regional offices are in Kessel Lo, Belgium and Yokohama, Japan, with additional sales and technical support offices worldwide. For more information on Elo TouchSystems' products and services, call +32 16 35 2100 in Europe or visit our web site at www.elogaming.com
About Tyco Electronics
Tyco Electronics, a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting edge wireless, active fibre optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.
IntelliTouch is a trademark of Elo TouchSystems, Inc. All other products and company names referred to herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies or mark holders.
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