The gaming machine vendors’ challenge
Presently, gaming machine vendors are forced to integrate spectacular new features and functions at even lower costs. This leads to extreme price pressure where only the most competitive vendors can survive. And it’s not just one, but whole series of enhancements of which vendors must be aware, as computer technologies are constantly improving. Within short time frames, new performance classes and power saving options, as well as the latest graphics codecs and higher resolutions supporting even more monitors, are popping up in the market.
Current high-end processors provide, for example, vivid, highly immersive visuals for up to three independent 4k displays only via their integrated graphics. This means that additional graphics cards are no longer needed. This type of multi-head SoC platform provides benefits in two areas: more cost-efficiency and better user experience. But how can costs be saved within these fast embedded computer technology design cycles? And how can customer demands – including all the latest SoC improvements, implementation of new improved camera and sensor technologies for tracking player involvement and keeping audiences interested – be satisfied?
Reducing the costs of increased complexity
Vendors of embedded computer technologies can help OEMs of electronic gaming/gambling machines, or EGM for short, to be more competitive in this business by delivering application-ready intelligent gaming platforms. These platforms are mature and ready for deployment without any substantial engineering efforts. And they enable OEMs to leverage the mini-max challenge of delivering the latest technologies for the most innovative, stunning, and valuable big-data generating professional gaming machines. They also help OEMs to keep design-in efforts to a minimum and consequently result in lower costs.