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G2E Las Vegas – Advantech-Innocore ‘elevating gaming intelligence’ at G2E

By - 26 September 2017

At this year’s G2E tradeshow Advantech-Innocore’s company’s theme is ‘Elevating Gaming Intelligence.’

“This theme aptly encompasses our products, our knowledge of the industry and our added value hardware and software solutions” commented Craig Stapleton Advantech’s product director. “Our standard products provide customers with the latest technology in the form of gaming specific hardware platforms for the intelligent heart of today’s sophisticated slot machines. Our expert team has over 15 years’ experience in the industry and can help customers with the design in process. Our range of software solutions add further intelligence with functions such as media validation, SAS networking, security and diagnostics. Finally for customers requiring custom-designed products we can add intelligence in the form of custom FPGA and additional micro-controllers with custom firmware for sophisticated security, control and supervisory functions.”

Advantech-Innocore will be showing a selection of products from Advantech’s other product divisions. Products on display will include embedded PC platforms featuring the latest AMD, Intel, chipsets), and other embedded computing products: Industrial motherboards and modules in a variety of formats including Mini-ITX, COM Express and MicroATX.

Advantech’s growing line of industrial LCD monitor products from IDS (Industrial Display Systems) product line will also be shown. With screen sizes available from 7 inches up to 55 inches and beyond, the IDS range includes the latest technology products for high visibility, touch screen, sunlight view ability and ruggedization.

Curved screen models too will be on display featuring concave and convex curved LCDs in sizes from 25 inches diagonal up to 65” and even S-shaped curve screens.

The company will be showing the popular DPX-E135 and DPX-E250 in the E Series range, the DPX®-S440 and DPX-S2440 in the S Series range as well as a brand new S series product the DPX-S445 based on Intel’s 6th and 7th generation Core I CPUs.

The DPX-S445 is a brand new motherboard for the gaming industry. It features the very latest Intel top-end embedded platform. The DPX-S445 is the latest in the very successful DPX-S range of products which give customers field-proven reliable platforms with the peace of mind of massive scalability and future upgradeability. The supported CPUs available with the DPX-S445 range from Celeron through Core i3, i5 up to Core i7 and encompass both 6th and 7th generation CPUs. One key advantage of this platform for gaming customers is the support for Windows 7 operating system with the 6th generation CPUs. This allows customers to move to the latest hardware with all the performance, price and longevity advantages without having to move to a new operating system. We expect a lot of interest in this platform since it is the last embedded platform that will support Windows 7.

Another product of interest at the show will be the DPX-E135, a completely integrated, low cost system for gaming applications. Based on the 3rd generation of AMD’s G Series embedded platform, the DPX-E135 provides a complete PC platform with passive cooling. The system uses AMD’s latest high performance dual and quad core SOC devices with “Discrete-level Graphics” from the integrated HD8000 series graphics core. A full feature set of I/O and COMs designed specifically for gaming devices is also included making the DPX-E135 an ideal integrated platform for many gaming, amusement and kiosk applications.

To meet the ever increasing graphics performance requirements of the casino gaming industry, Advantech’s products offer the most scalable, expandable graphics solutions. For customers needing more screens or high performance discrete graphics card performance, the company will introduce new graphics cards which use the latest AMD and Nvidia GPUs. From AMD we will show cards based on the new E9260, E9550, E8870 and RX-460. These cards with 4GB or 8GB of on board memory and the latest Polaris GPU architecture from AMD give customers state of the art 3D performance with the extended availability needed for gaming.

Advantech’s wide range of storage products has been tested and approved in the most demanding applications from military and vehicle based to point of sale and medical. However these products are also extremely well suited for use in gaming and lottery machines. Several unique advanced features have been developed specifically for the reliability and certification needs of gaming. Reliability features for gaming that are included in the SQFlash range include power fail detection and protection, flush manager and voltage stabilization. As a result our products have been approved by the most demanding ODMs in gaming and lottery. On display at the tradeshow will be storage products in many formats – 2.5” SSD, mSATA, SATADOM, PSSD and M.2.

Advantech’s wide range of computer solutions for mobile, point of sale, point of information and hospitality applications will also be on show at G2E. These include all-in-one LCD computers, tablets, handhelds and digital signage products.

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