Revolution Entertainment Systems' Fixed Odds Betting Terminals Based on Elo Touch Technology
Robust and reliable touchscreen for licensed betting office environments (LBOs)
March 2006 - Elo TouchSystems, the global leader in touch technology and a business unit of Tyco Electronics, has announced that its touch technology is used in 7000 fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) deployed in 2100 William Hill betting shops throughout the UK. The terminals, designed and produced by Revolution Entertainment Systems (Revolution), provide customers with access to a wide range of exclusive betting events such as Quickbet including Racing, Cards, Darts and Wheel plus 20p Roulette designed by Revolution Games.
The Rainmaker FOBTs were designed to customer specifications and incorporate Elo's 1749L Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) rear-mount touchmonitors that feature wide viewing angle and Elo's clear glass IntelliTouch surface wave touch technology for the utmost in optical quality. Ted Robinson, Managing Director of Revolution commented, "By partnering with Elo, our network of bespoke FOBTs offers the most reliable and robust gaming and betting technology available on the market, as well as providing consumers with a compelling game play experience."
Mike Sigona, Elo market manager, commented, "The rear mount 17" touchmonitor, as used in the Rainmaker FOBTs, features a unique injection-moulded minibezel with a watertight seal that makes them ideal for use in just this kind of application - gaming/amusement machines in public areas. The integrated solution - touchscreen, LCD, seal, stable form factor and full agency approvals - makes it extremely convenient for customers like Revolution when it comes to integrating the touch technology into terminals like the Rainmaker."
Elo's 17" and 19" rear mount touchmonitors feature top quality panels with high brightness and contrast ratio and wide viewing angles. The IntelliTouch clear glass surface wave touchscreen maintains graphics quality and clarity, reducing light transmission only slightly and preserving colour. "The wide viewing angle and brilliant display combine to grab the user's attention," added Sigona, concluding, "Elo gaming touchmonitors deliver the reliability and robustness required by Revolution for this application and provide a high quality touch experience for the customers."
Revolution designed and manufactured the Rainmaker FOBT to William Hill's specifications incorporating a second screen above the player's touchscreen that is used to deliver additional information such as previous results (e.g. the last five spins on Roulette) or static advertising. These screens can also be used to deliver live football matches to the terminals allowing customers to experience and enjoy additional events while using the machines.
About Revolution Entertainment Systems
Formed in October 2004, Revolution Entertainment Systems is the name for the digital terminal manufacturing and networked games design business of the Leisure Link Group. Based in Wolverhampton, Revolution Entertainment Systems designs and manufactures an extensive range of digital terminals including video SWP, FOBT, video AWP, Section21 and Export digital games. In partnership with Inspired Broadcast Networks' technology platform and Leisure Link Solutions' operating base of over 90,000 machines, Revolution Entertainment Systems is the leading UK provider of digital networked entertainment and gaming products.
About Elo TouchSystems
Elo TouchSystems, a 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, LCD and CRT 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 Menlo Park, 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 business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a leader in cutting edge wireless components, complete power systems, and premise wiring components and systems; and a provider of critical communications systems to the Land Mobile Radio industry. 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, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack and Simel. For more information, visit www.tycoelectronics.com.
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