INTRALOT’S GAMING PROTOCOL CONVERTER CERTIFIED BY GSA
INTRALOT’s Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) Interface Board, the iSMIB Protocol Converter, has received the G2S 1.1-EGM Product Certification by the Gaming Standards Association (GSA).
iSMIB is a logic unit that handles the interfacing of the EGMs to the iGEM System, INTRALOT’s state of the art multi-venue, multi-protocol EGM monitoring and control system. The board is securely installed inside every EGM, connects to the iGEM Site Controller and undertakes the translation of any EGM native communication protocol, to the iGEM G2S internal protocol.
This certification follows our recent (2013) certification of the Host iGEM system for compliance to the GSA standards. Both testing processes were performed by Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), an internationally established company and leading provider of independent testing, inspection, certification and consultation services in the field of Gaming technology.
INTRALOT’s iSMIB has been deployed and is currently operational in two major operations in the world, namely in Victoria Australia, where iGEM monitors and controls over 26,000 EGMs in over 500 Gaming Halls and in Ohio USA, where iGEM monitors and controls in excess of 7,000 EGMs in 4 large racinos and translates, in a transparent to the user way, a number of different legacy protocols (SAS, QCOM, VLC) to G2S.
Mr. Theodosios Engelis, INTRALOT Group Gaming Solutions Director, stated: “iSMIB is a critical component of the iGEM system and, with this certification, it becomes a robust component that can be interoperable with any G2S monitoring system that is required to connect to legacy non-G2S machines. This certification is the first of its kind and provides a competitive advantage to INTRALOT in its efforts to secure an increasingly larger share of the monitoring business internationally.”
Mr. Christos Dimitriadis, INTRALOT Group Head of Information Security, Compliance and Innovation, added: “The G2S certification of iSMIB adds a significant milestone to the long list of INTRALOT certificates, proving that compliance with industry standards is a strategic priority, ensuring the state of the art quality of INTRALOT products and services.”
The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. GSA facilitates the identification, definition, development, promotion and implementation of standards to enable interoperability, innovation, education and communication for the benefit of the entire industry.
Game to System (G2S) is a standard that unlocks the power of networked gaming and revolutionizes the way information is exchanged between Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs) and back-of-house systems. G2S is the protocol that connects the slot machine (EGM – Electronic Gaming Device) to the host systems. This protocol enables software download, remote configuration, and remote software verification, which are completely new features for the class III gaming industry.
INTRALOT, a public listed company, is the leading supplier of integrated gaming and transaction processing systems, innovative game content, sports betting management and interactive gaming services to state-licensed gaming organizations worldwide. Its broad portfolio of products & services, its know-how of Lottery, Betting, Racing & Video Lottery operations and its leading-edge technology, give INTRALOT a competitive advantage, which contributes directly to customers’ efficiency, profitability and growth. With presence in 57 jurisdictions, more than 5.700 people and revenues of €1,54 billion for 2013, INTRALOT has established its presence on all 5 continents.