Accounting & Cage

 

Overview

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SlotScaner™ Accounting & Cage is a fundamental module of the slot management system. Its primary function is to handle fiscal information and gather other important data from the slot floor and properly and swiftly present it to the management. This is done by physically connecting all the slot machines on the floor with the floor server, extracting the important information from the slot machines and sending this information to the server data base for processing.

Physical connections are provided by some essential hardware. A small processor called an iDevice (sometimes also called SMIB) is implanted into the slot machine and directly linked to the main board. The iDevice collects and channels gathered information through the ethernet network to the Oracle database on the floor server.

The software part of the SlotScaner™ Accounting & Cage can then use this data base to provide different tools which are available to users through various user interfaces and on various PC workstations (cage, management, head office).

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Highlights

  • Supports slots of all major manufacturers
  • Real-time meters status collection
  • Multi-denomination and Multi-game supported
  • Fast installation, easy connection
  • Stable and reliable
  • Single or Multi-site configuration
  • Largest installation with more than 1100 slots
  • Event monitoring and alerting
  • Complete control over slot machine access

 

Key Features & Benefits

  1. Automatic meters recordings
  2. Financial history for individual slot machine
  3. Full cage management including access control
  4. Role based access permissions
  1. Alerting via SMS or e-mail
  2. Extensive analytics even multisite
  3. Multilingual
  4. Multiple certificates
  1. Net-win by the multiple accountancy models
  2. Slot machine efficiency reports
  3. Automatic malfunctions alerts
  4. On-line slot machine’s status reviews
  5. Remote management surveillance

Technical Info

 

Hardware

Accounting & Cage hardware comes in a specially designed Kit to fit into a number of different slot machines. The central processing unit or Slot Machine Interface Board (SMIB) called also ”iDevice” is associated with up to 5 independent sensors covering accesses to all critical slot machine parts.

– 5 independent sensors controlling accesses

– heavy duty and low maintenance

– compatible with SAS slot machines

– autonomous power feed

– battery backup

– communication protocols TTL, RS232, RS242

– optical bridge between COM ports and PU

– data retained for 10 days (average)

 

– 512 kb RAM

– 256 kb Flash EPROM

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Architecture

Floor network – the Ethernet is made to connect slot machines with the floor server. It is an affordable, simple and robust solution using UTP Cat5/6 cables. The network architecture includes bank switches and power hubs, which provide power over the Ethernet to the iDevices. The bank switch merges the Cat5/6 cables from the slot machines within bank and channels the stream of information into one cable which connects the floor server. The server supports an outgoing communication line for remote access and support.

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Software

All Advansys SlotScanner™ software modules are designed to work within the MS Windows operating system to offer totally user-friendly environment.

Each system user can access the software application with username and password, which define his system permissions. These permissions are predefined by upper management and can be defined for a single user or group of users. This means, different individuals and different working positions can access to different parts of Accounting & Cage software.

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SlotScanner™ Accounting & Cage software application can be installed on any MS Windows based PC (minimum operating system requirement is MS Windows XP Pro, but works fine also with MS Windows Vista and MS Windows 7).   Accounting & Cage software is installed on all Accounting & Cage PC workstations, but can be installed also on slots, tables, marketing and surveillance Back office PCs.

Users can access the application from almost anywhere, simply using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) connection.

 

Slot Machines Technical Requirements

SlotScanner™ is designed to connect with slots using SAS protocol. For SlotScanner™ Accounting & Cage module SAS 4.05 or higher is required.

Minimum

Slot Machines with SAS 4.05 or higher.

Recommended

Slot Machines with SAS 6.0.

 

Server and Database

SlotScanner™ Accounting & Cage module uses Floor Servers with MS Windows Server 2003 operating system. Oracle database is embedded throughout our EcoSystem supporting total integration of all Floorscanner™ modules.

For a Multisite configuration (connection of multiple venues into one unique system), one additional Central Server is required for HQ. It runs on the same platform as local Floor Servers in each and every Casino.

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