When people talked about casino games, a deck of poker cards usually comes to mind. Later as time progresses, slot machines are invented to give hopeful individuals another option to striking it rich.
Nowadays, slot machines have moved from being mechanical machines to electronic gaming terminals. In the US, the injection of computer technology to the concept of slot machines varied the games offered and beautified the way they are presented, thereby making gaming machines the most popular gambling methods in local casinos. To aid the industry in achieving greater success, AAEON presents hardware solution that helps casino operators upgrade existing hardware without incurring additional costs.
ETX-A55E CPU Module
Specifically designed for casino gaming, the ETX-A55E offers the security, compatibility and flexibility demanded to maintain the smooth running of any casinos gaming machines. Its BIOS is written with anti-cheat element in mind to include the secure boot feature for preventing malicious software or hacking tools that may be purposefully planted from running during system boot. It is also fully customizable as required by the casino’s local gambling regulatory body.
Powered by the AMD chipset, graphics rendering capabilities, essential for any gaming applications, of the module is far superior to similar products in the market. Also, In view of different older technologies still prominently used in many machines, the module supports various legacy signals, for instance the IDE and ISA bus, to minimize resources required for an upgrade by continuing the use of existing hardware. GPIO is also fitted onto the module for controlling LEDs, buttons, touch screens etc.
Noting the around-the-clock operation of many casinos, the module is designed to draw merely 5V of power. Moreover, a fanless design is adopted to negate problems arising from moving parts, saving users the trouble of constant maintenance and the procurement of spare parts in case of a breakdown, which translates to additional costs and system downtime.
Before-sale and after-sale services are aspects that AAEON strongly emphasized to ensure all platforms powered by AAEON’s hardware are reliable and enduring. Before the implementation of the user’s own software (eg. Games, proprietary anti-cheat programs), AAEON’s team of veteran engineers will perform the necessary debugging and compatibility test to ensure the stability of the delivered system.
Throughout the system’s development, AAEON will promptly respond to any problems that the system might have. A feedback will provided within 24 hours after the fault is first reported and a solution will be ready within 72 hours.
Through combining the strength of existing hardware with new technology with the ETX-A55E, AAEON manages to enhance the offering of game designer and manufactures without the need for an enlarged budget. Also, with the comprehensive Q service, game designer and manufactures can be assured that any issues are taken care of timely and diligently by AAEON’s engineers to minimize hazard during development.