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Bob Mackenzie Elected as Voting Member of GSA Board of Directors

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WEST CHESTER, PA. March 27th, 2008

MEI, a leading supplier of note acceptors used in the worldwide casino gaming industry is pleased to announced that Bob Mackenzie, MEI Director of Engineering-Gaming, was recently elected as a voting member on the Board of Directors of the Gaming Standards Association (GSA).

Bob Mackenzie has helped lead the charge towards the adoption of new protocols for peripheral devices such as bill acceptors, coin acceptors, and other payment devices. Bob co-authored the adopted "B-Link Serial Protocol" for note acceptors and played a key role in the development of GDS USB specifications. He has a number of patents to his credit and is considered one of the top innovators in new payment technologies. “I am honored to be elected a voting member of GSA,” said Mackenzie. “MEI has a great relationship with GSA, my recent election will help strengthen this relationship and MEI’s participation in GSA.”

GSA’s president, Peter De Raedt commented on Mackenzie’s position, “We welcome Bob Mackenzie’s participation on GSA’s Board of Directors. MEI has been a part of GSA for more than eight years and we are happy to have Bob continue that tradition,” said De Raedt.

About MEI Today, MEI systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960’s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the vending management system. Today MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. In 2007, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill acceptors and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. Its products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit or call 1-800-345-8215.

About GSA The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. It facilitates the identification, definition, development, promotion, and implementation of open standards to enable innovation, education, and communication for the benefit of the entire industry. For more information on GSA visit