SOURCE: Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

Gaming Standards Association (GSA)

March 05, 2014 11:00 ET

Two More GSA Member Companies Earn GSA Certification

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 5, 2014) - The GSA Certification Program continues to expand rapidly, and now the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has announced two more GSA member companies have earned certifications in the rigorous program.

First, Nidec Sankyo's 3490-01D, Sankyo MCM252-2R1191 Card Reader Firmware, has been certified as GSA compliant with the GDS Card Reader Communication Protocol v1.2.

Phil Piercey, Sales Engineer for Nidec Sankyo said, "Nidec Sankyo is proud to be the first to deliver a certified GDS card reader to the gaming industry. Our goal is to readily serve G2S installations with a GDS certified peripheral that is recognized by GSA."

Next, Scientific Games International's SGVideo Site Controller v2.0.7 has been certified as GSA compliant with G2S Message Protocol 2.1.

"Having this GSA Certification is a significant achievement, because it signals to our customers and the industry that our SGVideo System meets the highest standards for interoperability and efficiency," said Brennen Lawrence, Senior Vice President of North American Gaming for Scientific Games. "We have worked with customers and regulators around the globe on our implementation of the G2S 2.1 standards, and being recognized for meeting these stringent GSA guidelines indicates that the architecture and deployment of our SGVideo System provide technological enhancement for our customers." 

Details of these products, as well as all products that have earned GSA Certification, are publicly available on Certification records listed on the site detail the GSA standard functionality supported by a product.

GSA's Certification Program promotes interoperability in gaming products that correctly implement GSA standards. Products that are GSA Certified have been tested by a qualified test lab and found to meet GSA certification requirements for the implementation of GSA standards.

Nidec Sankyo and Scientific Games International are GSA members. GSA has a wide range of membership to meet any organization's size, budget and business goals. GSA representatives can help you decide which level is best for you anytime at

About the Gaming Standards Association (GSA): The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. We facilitate the identification, definition, development, promotion and implementation of standards to enable interoperability, innovation, education and communication for the benefit of the entire industry. Established in 1998, GSA's members represent a wide cross section of the global gaming industry.

Global Gaming Business Magazine named GSA's Game to System (G2S) Protocol the "Best Productivity-Enhancement Technology." Casino Journal magazine named it one of the "Top 3 Most Innovative Products" and Casino Enterprise Management put it on the list of "Top 10 Slot Floor Technologies."

Platinum members include Alberta Gaming & Liquor Commission; Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; Bally Technologies, Inc. (BYI); GTECH; International Game Technology (IGT); Konami Gaming Inc.; Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation; Playtech, (PTEC.L) and Scientific Games International (SGMS).

Other members include: 3M, Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.; American Gaming Systems; Appolonia; Atlantic Lottery Corporation; Austrian Gaming Industries; BMM Testlabs; British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC); British Group; Casinos Austria; ComTrade Gaming; DRGT Systems GmbH; European Casino Association; Fortunet, Inc. (FTNT); Four Winds Interactive; FutureLogic; Gamblit Gaming, LLC; Gaming Laboratories International (GLI); Gaming Technology Association; Gauselman GmbH; Grand Vision Gaming; Intralot S.A. (INLr.AT); Inspired Gaming Group; InterSeven Gaming Team; Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE); JCM Global; Jumbo Technology Co. Ltd; Loto-Québec; Macao Polytechnic Institute; Manitoba Lotteries Corporation; Maxgaming; MEI; Motor City Casino & Hotel; Multimedia Games (MGAM); Multi-State Lottery Association; Nanoptix, Inc.; Nidec Sankyo Corporation; NRT Technology Corporation; Oregon Lottery; Ortiz Machine Company, LLC; Penn National Gaming (PENN); Radical Blue Gaming; Random Consulting; RAY; Seminole Tribe of Florida; Techlink Entertainment International Ltd.; Transact Technologies (TACT); U1 Gaming; UNLV International Gaming Institute; Video Gaming Technologies, Inc.; Western Canada Lottery Corporation.

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