HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT), a global leader in market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries, today announced that it has signed a new contract to install the EPICENTRAL® Print System across all Baden-Württembergische Spielbanken GmbH & Co. KG ("Spielbank BW") group casino properties in Germany. The EPICENTRAL® Print System will be connected to 500 slot machines and is projected to go live in various stages in 2013. The initial installation will be at Casino Konstanz, with EPICENTRAL® being extended to Spielbank BW's other prestige gaming operations at Casino Baden-Baden and Casino Stuttgart.
"We are delighted to announce our first international contract to install the EPICENTRAL® Print System at Spielbank BW casinos," said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies. "Spielbank BW casino properties pride themselves on their customer service focus and the promotion of responsible gaming. The EPICENTRAL® Print System will allow casino management to deliver these objectives to their patrons directly at the slot machine."
As part of the installation process, Spielbank BW has upgraded all printers in their slot machines to the TransAct Epic 950® printer in order to ensure full usage of the EPICENTRAL® Print System.
"EPICENTRAL® will be a key element in our responsible gaming strategy and gives our management teams the ability to track, manage and communicate with our valued customers across our gaming floors in real time," said Otto Wulferding, CEO of Spielbank BW Casinos. "We believe that such a flexible, coupon-based print system at the machine will enhance our marketing activities and our support for our visitors and regular clients."
The EPICENTRAL® Print System – connected directly to TransAct's ServerPort™ device inside the slot machine – is an easy-to-use, cost-efficient software system that enables casinos to internally develop marketing programs and promotional coupons using Bally Systems to be distributed to customers on a real-time basis at a slot machine via the EPICENTRAL® technology. Additionally, the system works with existing slot systems and games as it operates with a separate and distinct connection with the printer. With this, casinos will be able to use the EPICENTRAL® Print System to connect to all existing slot machines, regardless of the game's manufacturer, to drive increased revenue and enhance their customers' experience on a real-time basis.
About TransAct Technologies Incorporated
TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq:TACT) is a leader in developing and manufacturing market-specific solutions, including printers, terminals, software and other products for transaction-based and other industries. These industries include casino, gaming, lottery, banking, kiosk, point-of-sale, food safety, hospitality, oil and gas, and medical and mobile. Each individual market has distinct, critical requirements for printing and the transaction is not complete until the receipt and/or ticket is produced. TransAct printers and products are designed from the ground up based on market specific requirements and are sold under the Ithaca®, Epic, EPICENTRAL® and Printrex® product brands. TransAct distributes its printers through OEMs, value-added resellers, selected distributors, and direct to end-users. TransAct has over 2.4 million printers installed around the world. TransAct is also committed to providing world-class printer service, spare parts, accessories and printing supplies to its growing worldwide installed base of printers. Through its TransAct Services Group, TransAct provides a complete range of supplies and consumables items used in the printing and scanning activities of customers in the hospitality, banking, retail, gaming, government and oil and gas exploration markets. Through its webstore, http://www.transactsupplies.com, and a direct selling team, TransAct addresses the on-line demand for these products. TransAct is headquartered in Hamden, CT. For more information, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com or call 203.859.6800.
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