TITO becoming ‘go-to product’ for global lotteries

TITO becoming ‘go-to product’ for global lotteries

Monday, April 10, 2017 Posted by James Walker

In a world where playtime equals revenue, printers need to provide a reliable performance without downtime, according to Nanoptix sales director, Rejean Belliveau.

Founded in 1996, Canada-based Nanoptix has grown to become a global leader in the development of transactional peripherals and thermal direct printers. During its first years in business, the group focused on the lottery sector, and the company now serves a wide range of additional markets, including gaming, kiosk, POS and amusements.

Discussing Nanoptix’s 20-year connection to the lottery industry, global director of sales and marketing, Rejean Belliveau, said: “Our first contract came in the form of a customised product specifically for Spielo/Gtech in Europe. Since then, we’ve gained more and more market share within Canadian lotteries, the Illinois Lottery and, most recently, the Oregon Lottery.

“Our customer-driven mentally has translated to strong partnerships with both the lotteries and their suppliers. We believe that strong products and great service creates opportunity, and we all know that opportunity breeds opportunity.”

According to Belliveau, the main consideration when it comes to developing printer solutions for the lottery sector is performance. “In a world where playtime equals revenue, printers need to provide a reliable performance without downtime,” he told TotallyGaming.com. “Now, as we know that no product is perfect and downtime will eventually happen, the second important factor is having a product that can be maintained and repaired in the blink of an eye.”

He added: “As a leader in the casino market, TITO is becoming the go-to product for many lotteries across the world, although the roll medium is still widely used based on the structure of the market. In essence, if a VLT network has a wide area market with very remote location and establishments have limited access, then high performing roll printers are still the most reliable solutions, as you will minimise paper replenishment and maximise play time.

“If a VLT network is developed across closer quarters, such as a parlour or casino-type environment, then TITO has commenced dominating this type of structure. Nanoptix focuses on highly reliable and performance driven products. Whether you are using the Paycheck NextGen or Paycheck series printers (TITO) or the High Speed Video Lottery (roll) printers, you are certain to find a product that best suits your needs.”

The global gaming and lottery industry is constantly evolving, and Nanoptix is no different. The New Brunswick-based company is currently conceptualising and developing different features regarding RFID and Bluetooth technology.

“We are also looking at hosting a bundle of extra features within VLTs, whether partnered with bill acceptor companies or the VLT manufacturers themselves,” Belliveau explained. “This is now possible, as our NextGen technology creates a PC-based infrastructure and turns a once slave printer into a host, which in turn can bring several features to life including USB Host, HDMI, MicroSD upgrade and direct Ethernet connectivity.”

Totally Gaming says: Over the past 20 years, Nanoptix has cemented its position as a global leader in the development of transactional peripherals and thermal direct printers. While lottery, gaming and amusement operators today have no shortage of options from the Canadian company, Nanoptix is currently exploring new technologies to help further increase efficiencies and maximise machine uptime for many years to come.


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