The 2020 gaming exhibition calendar begins with EAG in London, which will take place at the ExCeL Convention Center on January 14 – 16, 2020. Innovative Technology aims to be at the centre of its stand 400 with its new Spectral Technology products and ICU age verification tool.
Andy Bullock, Senior Business Manager commented: “EAG provides a platform for us to showcase new and exciting products and essentially launches our exhibition plan for 2020. This year we will be focusing on showing EAG visitors the advantages of using Spectral Technology when validating and recycling cash.
“We are looking forward to showcasing our new Spectral Payout recycler ideal for high volume applications requiring multi-denomination recycling at fast speeds. This advanced version of the SMART Payout offers a huge 80 note recycling capacity and can store and recycle all denominations from a given currency helping to manage float levels more efficiently and keep machines operational. Using Spectral Technology, it has the added benefit of offering complete note image capture (highest spectral coverage) to authenticate banknote validity and protect against fraudulent and stained notes.”
Bullock continued: “The NV9 Spectral is also now gaining momentum in the gaming and amusement industry and customers are eager to extend their recycling capabilities by adding a compatible note float module, NV11 Spectral. This gives a fast and secure means of note recycling to ensure float levels and downtime are reduced.
“Installing this unit in conjunction with the SMART Coin System (SCS) – a bulk coin validator, mixed coin hopper and recycler in one, results in fast, multi-denomination recycling for both notes and coins. The SCS has a market leading coin hopper capacity with payout speeds of up to 12 coins per second, eliminating coin starvation, the need for multiple hoppers and improving cash-flow.”
He added: “Since the introduction of ICU age verification earlier in the year we have been developing this product to include facial recognition technology and look forward to demoing this to the industry at EAG. These new features use facial recognition to identify those who have willingly self-excluded or have been excluded.
“Supporting responsible gambling is imperative for the gaming industry and should be a key part of any corporate social responsibility policy. ICU can help ensure compliance with age restrictions to safeguard children and prevent underage gambling plus provide easy implementation of the self-exclusion scheme.”
ICU boasts a high degree of accuracy with a confirmed 96 percent success rate in detecting under the age of 18, and outperforms humans across all age ranges compared to a human accuracy rate of 69 percent. ICU is also listed first on the Labeled Faces in the Wild (99.8 percent accuracy)–a public face verification benchmark. To identify faces and check gender, it uses artificial intelligence and ITL’s own algorithms.