Marcus Tiedt, Sales Director, commented: “Since the introduction of ICU age verification in 2019 we have been developing the product and can now offer facial recognition technology. ICU uses artificial intelligence and ITL’s own algorithms to instantly verify age, and the next iteration of ICU can now identify faces. ICU Age Verification can therefore ensure compliance to prevent underage gambling and safeguard children, while ICU Facial Recognition can allow operators to identify VIPs and those who have willingly self-excluded or have been excluded. Supporting responsible gambling and ensuring player protection is imperative for the gaming industry and should be a key part of any corporate social responsibility strategy – with ICU we can help customers implement this important policy.”
ICU boasts a high level of accuracy with a proven 96% success rate in detecting under 18’s and compared to a human accuracy rate of 69% it outperforms humans across all age ranges. ICU is also listed in first place (99.8% accuracy) on the Labeled Faces in the Wild – a public benchmark for face verification.
Tiedt continued: “ICE is the biggest gaming show in the world and provides an ideal platform for us to preview new and exciting products to the market. This year we will also focus on showing ICE visitors the advantages of using Spectral Technology when validating and recycling cash. We are looking forward to showing visitors the advantages of the Spectral Payout – a state-of-the-art recycler which is ideal for high volume applications requiring multi-denomination recycling at fast speeds. This advanced version of the Smart Payout offers a huge 80 note recycling capacity and can store and recycle all denominations from a given currency helping to manage float levels more efficiently and keep machines operational. Using Spectral Technology, it has the added benefit of offering complete note image capture (highest spectral coverage) to authenticate banknote validity and protect against fraudulent and stained notes.”
“Installing this unit in conjunction with the Smart Coin System (SCS) – a bulk coin validator, mixed coin hopper and recycler in one, results in fast, multi-denomination recycling for both notes and coins. The SCS has a market leading coin hopper capacity with payout speeds of up to 12 coins per second, eliminating coin starvation, the need for multiple hoppers and improving cashflow,” he added.
And Tiedt concluded: “Make sure you come and see our latest Spectral recycler and test the ICU age verification and facial identification units on stand N1-430. You will be impressed with the high level of accuracy and how easily ICU can be implemented to help you prevent underage gambling in your premises as well as support the self-exclusion scheme.”