West Chester, PA- March 5, 2010:
MEI is pleased to announce the re-election of Bob Mackenzie to the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Board of Directors. MEI is committed to the open standards GSA strives to achieve for over ten years.
Over the past couple years, MEI has been involved in the Gaming Device Standard (GDS) protocol development in GSA. The GDS protocol is GSA’s USB-based serial protocol used to connect gaming devices with peripheral devices such as printers, note acceptors, and card readers. The GDS protocol combines the powerful plug-and-play capabilities of USB 2.0 with the ability to download new firmware to peripheral devices. MEI was involved in the creation of GDS and has developed and delivered GDS compliant product to the Aria casino in Las Vegas in November 2009.
“I am honored to be reelected as a board member and we are excited to continue our relationship with GSA,” said Bob Mackenzie, MEI engineering director. “MEI’s value proposition is to make our customers more profitable, which is a great fit with GSA’s goal of creating greater revenue and decreased costs. Together, we make a great team.”
Peter DeRaedt, the president of GSA, comments on Mr. Mackenzie’s re-election; “MEI has always played an instrumental role in GSA and we are happy to have Bob continuing contribution to the Board of Directors.”
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 www.gamingstandards.com or call (510) 492-4060.
About MEI: MEI systems are relied upon for more than two billion transactions per week in over 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s followed by the first electronic non-contact bill acceptor, and more recently the EASITRAX Soft Count slot tracking system. MEI has the largest worldwide installed base of unattended payment mechanisms. Recently, 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 gaming, vending, soft drink, amusement, transportation, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215 in US (please refer to our website for various international telephone numbers).