TRANSACT BRINGS FULL SUITE OF ITS LEADING GAMING TECHNOLOGY AND PRINT SOLUTIONS TO 2017 AUSTRALASIAN GAMING EXPO

July 26, 2017

Company and Distribution Partner, Suzo-Happ,
to Feature State-of-the-Art Epic Edge™ Casino Ticket Printer

New Epicentral SE and Epicentral v3.8 Have Growing Casino Revenue Down to a System

Hamden, CTJuly 26, 2017 – TransAct Technologies Incorporated (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, will demonstrate a comprehensive suite of innovative gaming technology and print solutions at the 2017 Australasian Gaming Expo (“AGE 2017”), to be held August 15-17, 2017 at the International Convention Center Sydney Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia. The Company’s display (Booth #470), in conjunction with its distribution partner Suzo-Happ, will include a full lineup of Epic® casino, gaming and lottery ticket printers, led by the new Epic Edge™, as well as the latest versions of the Epicentral® promotion and bonusing system, including version 3.8 and Epicentral System Edition (“Epicentral SE”).

Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TransAct Technologies, commented, “The printed coupon is a proven, effective way to drive casino play and grow revenue. We believe that our leading print and technology solutions, including our all-new Epic Edge gaming device printer and industry-unique Epicentral promotion and bonusing system, are uniquely positioned to help operators capitalize on this key opportunity. In particular, our entire team is eager to demonstrate at AGE 2017 the ability of our solutions to easily deliver valuable printed coupons directly to players at the slot machine or electronic table game of their choice.”

The next-generation Epic Edge builds on the proven performance of TransAct’s industry-leading Epic 950 to deliver a host of technological advances. As the first ticket-in/ticket out (“TITO”) printer to offer 300 dpi print resolution, representing a 50% improvement over current printers, the Epic Edge produces razor sharp barcodes that improve bill validator acceptance and reduce attendant calls while allowing for more attractive coupon designs that enhance Epicentral implementations. In addition, the Epic Edge features an adjustable ticket bucket that allows operators to use smaller tickets to save money and reduce paper usage and, as a drop-in replacement for the Epic 950, it provides for the side-by-side operation of both printers on a casino floor. Other key features include:

  • Single outer chassis with Serial, USB and Netplex ports to allow the printer to work with any machine type
  • Hot swap capability to eliminate game downtime
  • Two high-speed interfaces for firmware and graphics updates: USB and Micro SD
  • Upgraded ServerPort™ connection
  • Rugged metal chassis design

“We are always looking for ways to refine our products and solutions so that they improve our customers’ operations and the industry-first high-resolution print capabilities of our new Epic Edge are a clear example of these efforts,” added Mr. Shuldman. “In dramatically extending the technical, feature and performance leadership of our flagship gaming device printer, TransAct is allowing our customers to provide casino patrons with the industry’s highest quality printed tickets, resulting in reduced bill validator errors and better coupon design for Epicentral implementations.”

Epicentral is the industry’s only enterprise-level promotion and bonusing software suite, providing for the real-time delivery of targeted promotions to customers directly at the slot machine and electronic table game. It works with all existing slot management systems and games and allows casino slot and marketing teams to create an unparalleled floor-wide bonusing environment that has been proven to drive increased time on device and, ultimately, increased revenue for the casino operator. Two distinct Epicentral versions that enhance the capabilities of this unique solution will be on display at AGE 2017:

  • Epicentral v3.8 – Epicentral v3.8 allows operators to run multiple simultaneous promotions, create games within games, offer multi-user/multi-site promotions, run different promotions on different slot game banks, segment players by tier and promote to different levels of uncarded players.  It also features the ability to redeem, print or reprint bonuses at multiple locations, an enhanced user interface and new reporting options.
  • Epicentral SE – This unique systems version allows operators to use the existing bonusing capabilities of their slot management systems to offer bonuses to players as a printed coupon by leveraging Epicentral’s Print Manager and Design Center modules.  It also provides for an upgrade path to a full Epicentral implementation should an operator seek to expand their promotion and bonusing options beyond the capabilities of their existing slot management system.

TransAct will also demonstrate at AGE 2017 an array of its award-winning Epic printing systems for gaming devices, self-service kiosks and lottery installations, including:

  • Epic 950 – Installed on nearly 750,000 slot machines worldwide, the award-winning Epic 950 offers proven reliability which has made it the TITO printing solution of choice. Easily integrated into all game types, the Epic 950 is fully compatible with Epicentral and can deliver for players eye-catching personalized promotions and bonus offers. In addition, its TicketBurst™ technology easily eliminates player/ticket interference.
  • Epic Table Top Enclosure – TransAct’s Epic Table Top Enclosure takes the reliability and flexibility of the Epic 950 and Epic Edge beyond the slot machine. It brings together a printer and power supply in a tidy, compact design for use at table games, players’ club desks and cash desks.
  • Epic 883® – A higher resolution version of the Epic 880, this compact kiosk printer delivers clear graphic and text reproduction capabilities at resolutions up to 300 dpi.  The Epic 883 works in a wide variety of applications including amusement with prizes, skill with prizes and video lottery terminals.
  • Epic 430 – The easy-to-configure, modular Epic 430 roll-fed printer is ideal for gaming applications and casino operators’ customer self-service kiosks. The printer features variable length tickets with graphics and coupons capabilities, quick paper roll changes, a fast print speed and an array of standard paper sensors.
  • Epic 3000® – The Epic 3000 thermal lottery printer builds on a track record of proven performance across hundreds of thousands of locations for more than 20 years.  It offers a number of industry-unique features, including an anti-jam front paper exit for reliable operation, the ability to print and stack up to 100 tickets without shuffling, a large 7.5-inch diameter paper roll, and the industry’s only full tool steel rotary cutter, making it the fastest transaction printer for the lottery industry.

For more information about the Epicentral bonusing system and the Company’s Epic gaming device printers, please visit http://www.transact-tech.com.

About TransAct Technologies Incorporated

TransAct Technologies Incorporated is a global leader in developing software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets including restaurant solutions, POS automation, casino and gaming, lottery, mobile and oil and gas. The Company’s solutions are designed from the ground up based on customer requirements and are sold under the AccuDate™, EPICENTRAL®, Epic®, Ithaca®, RESPONDER and Printrex® brands. TransAct has over 3.0 million printers and terminals installed around the world and is committed to providing world-class service, spare parts and accessories to support its installed product base. Through the TransAct Services Group, the Company also provides customers with a complete range of supplies and consumable items both online at http://www.transactsupplies.com and through its direct sales team. 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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