Major operator in Bulgaria to continue specifying 100% SC Advance note acceptors
Balkanfon Ltd., distributor for two of the largest gaming operators in Bulgaria – Sesame and Black Sea Casino – has extended its preferred supplier agreement with Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. Company. Having already specified SC note acceptors since 2006, Balkanfon will continue to specify SC Advance on all new and existing games for at least two more years.
“Over the past decade, SC note acceptors have completely transformed the way we think about performance,” said Boris Petkov, CEO of Balkanfon. “Even after years of use, they continue to work the way they did on day one – accepting our players’ notes on the first pass while rejecting potential frauds and keeping maintenance requirements to an absolute minimum. We are more than pleased to extend our pledge to such a stable product as SC Advance.”
SC Advance evolved from the CASHFLOW SC note acceptor to further improve upon the key performance attributes responsible for operator profitability and player satisfaction – acceptance rate, jam rate, security and total cost of ownership. Specific enhancements include an improved recognition system, increased noteset memory, faster note-to-note speed and additional protection against fraudulent note constructions. This dramatic leap in performance has helped grow the installed field base of SC note acceptors to more than 2 million units worldwide.
“The fact that Balkanfon continues to specify SC note acceptors after an entire decade is strong testimony to the long-term performance, and resulting benefits, of our products,” said Alan Humble, CPI sales manager for Gaming – EMEA. “We are thrilled to further build upon our partnership with Boris and the rest of his team.”
Balkanfon rents and services slot machines to the Black Sea Casino, the largest casino in Varna with more than 100 slots, as well as to the twenty additional gaming locations across Bulgaria. In total, Balkanfon manages more than 1350 slot machines and automated roulette multiplayers that have been fitted with CASHFLOW SC and SC Advance note acceptors.
Crane Co. is a diversified manufacturer of engineered industrial products. Crane Co. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CR).
Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is part of Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products (NYSE:CR). CPI provides a full range of unattended payment solutions for Gaming, Retail, Transportation, Vending and Financial Services applications. CPI is built upon the technological heritage and market expertise of the NRI, CashCode, Telequip, Money Controls and, most recently, MEI and Conlux brands.
CPI works in partnership with valued customers to enhance its portfolio of high-quality payment solutions – from coin and bill processing to cashless systems and asset management software.
CPI is headquartered in Malvern, PA with additional offices, manufacturing facilities, distribution and service centres worldwide. The company holds one of the world’s largest installed bases of unattended payment systems. For more information, visit www.CranePI.com.
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