Konami strikes licensing deal

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Konami Gaming has licensed its patents in facial recognition technology to Independent Gaming.

The agreement with Australia-based Independent Gaming is Konami’s latest signed contract to make its technology available to more players and properties worldwide.

Konami first demonstrated its SYNK Vision facial recognition add-on module to SYNKROS at G2E 2019. It enables players to sign into its SYNKROS player loyalty system at EGMs and table games by sitting down in the chair in front of the EGM or a table games seat, versus having to use a traditional magnetic player card to access the loyalty system.

Lawrence Shepherd, managing director at Independent Gaming, said: “Our IP agreement for facial recognition use in all our NEXTNET gaming systems continues the advancement in our technology. The benefits of biometrics within our player systems produce many possibilities for player functions and operators.”

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Tom Jingoli (pictured), executive vice president and chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, said: “As Konami continues to invest in future innovation, we are excited for the opportunity to make our facial recognition intellectual property available to operators across diverse global markets in different forms.”

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