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TransAct targets Japan with new promotional agreement

Friday, 12 January 2018 06:02
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Global technology provider TransAct Technologies Incorporated has announced a partnership with AIGC Co – a new consulting agency focused on the potential casino gaming market in Japan – to promote TransAct’s casino gaming print technologies to the burgeoning Japanese market.

The agreement will see TransAct promoted to “all constituencies pursuing and supporting the large potential market opportunity in Japan, including established gaming equipment manufacturers, international and local casino operators, government officials and to-be-created regulatory agencies,” it said.

TransAct CEO Bart C Shuldman said that the company chose AIGC Co due to the local knowledge of founder Akiyoshi Isoi.

“I am truly excited to be working with Aki as he is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the casino industry,” Shuldman said. “Aki’s sterling reputation and 25-year track record of success in the casino gaming industry make him the perfect partner to promote our printer and software technology solutions in what we believe will become a large new casino market.

“He now resides in Japan and his relationships and knowledge of the market will help ensure that the advantages of our leading solutions are top of mind for all participants in the market, including with the large international operators that have already opened offices in the market, with local and global equipment manufacturers including pachinko machine suppliers, and with all government agencies that will help to establish, regulate and promote casino gaming in Japan. We are confident that with Aki’s support, TransAct will be optimally positioned to capture a strong share of the casino gaming printer market as the Japan opportunity develops.”

Transact said that the Japanese casino gaming market is expected to represent a major opportunity for technology firms, with the company’s product offerings including the following:

- Epicentral, a revolutionary enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software solution that bridges the gap between the gaming device and the reward of the printed ticket.
- Epic Edge, a next-generation casino ticket printer offering operators a new print resolution (300 dpi) that delivers a 50% improvement over current printers and razor sharp barcodes, allowing it to improve bill validator acceptance and reduce attendant calls.
- Epic 950, a TITO printing option that Transact says delivers proven performance in over 500,000 slot machines worldwide.
- Epic Edge TTand Epic 950 TT, unique, purpose-built printers that move Epic Edge and Epic 950 outside the slot machine and on to table games, players’ club desks and cash desks.
- Epic 880, a compact printer for all types of gaming machines (including amusement with prizes, skill with prizes and video lottery terminals) featuring a modular design that is configurable to nearly any space, a variable length ticket presenter and ticket retract capability.
- Epic 430, an easy-to-configure modular design printer featuring variable length tickets with graphics and coupons capabilities, quick paper roll changes, a fast print speed and an array of standard paper sensors.

Aki Isoi added, “TransAct’s casino products are the industry’s most reliable and best-in-class solutions, delivering proven performance for casino operators.

“I am very pleased to be working with Bart and the TransAct team as this large new market begins to form,” said Isoi. “All potential operators in Japan and their guests will demand optimal performance from casino gaming technology and I am confident that TransAct’s solutions will exceed expectations and help play a role in establishing Japan as a casino gaming technology leader.”


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