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The IGSA has released a significant update to its Compliance Verification Tool (CVT). This CVT tool allows the ability to test for the majority of Game-to-System G2S® classes deployed throughout the global marketplace. The tool provides implementers a means to quickly verify their gaming products to meet the IGSA standard for G2S implementation.

IGSA has created two new cost-effective licenses to the CVT. The CVT BASIC license, in addition to a basic G2S reference implementation, now also includes test scripts for 14 classes – the initial six core classes: communications, eventHandler, meters, cabinet, gamePlay, and handpay as well as new additional classes: bonus, commandHandler, download, GAT, noteAcceptor, optionConfig, progressive, and WAT. The CVT SUITE license includes the CVT BASIC as well as the G2S Scope (RGS) and Protocol Analyzer (RPA) tools. Both licenses are available from Radical Blue Gaming (RadBlue.com/product/cvt).

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This CVT tool will be used by IGSA as the “gold standard” for testing and certification of G2S implementations. See IGSA.org home page for details on G2S implementation support.

“The G2S communications protocol is a critical standard for our industry as it supports functionality that allows operators to perform manual electronic gaming machine tasks in an automated hands-free way. It also allows regulators to verify electronic gaming machine software remotely. Creating these new license options, including a basic reference implementation, should help in the wider global adoption of this important standard. Considering the challenging environment that the gaming industry finds itself in today, we think this automation will benefit the industry greatly,” said Peter DeRaedt, President of IGSA.

IGSA released the first version of CVT in 2015. Since then, the CVT has helped regulators, operators, and suppliers worldwide to ensure interoperability. It also has served to provide a new and cost-effective way for vendors to quickly get their products to market.

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Earlier this year, GSA announced the organization’s name change to International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) to better reflect the organization’s membership, reach, and scope. There is an IGSA level of membership to fit every budget. For more information, visit IGSA at IGSA.org. For educational information on standards and technologies, visit our YouTube channel and choose subscribe for updates.

IGSA Platinum members include: Aristocrat Technologies Inc.; International Game Technology (IGT); Microgaming Software Systems, LTD.; NOVOMATIC AG; Playtech, (PTEC.L) & Scientific Games International (SGMS).

 

 

SOURCE: International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA)

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