MS' WAGE-NET consists of unique software applications that deliver new, dynamic player entertainment experiences. Its networked gaming solution is based on open architecture using industry standard communication protocols developed by the Gaming Standards Association and is designed to be fully interoperable with other systems developed in compliance with GSA standards.
The WAGE-NET system is a suite of platform technologies and system applications that aim to increase the revenue generating capabilities and operational efficiency of casino gaming floors. The WAGE-NET Portal platform enhances the player entertainment experience and includes both a Central Game Controller server distribution application and the FreedomPort network display interface. WMS will also be reviewing with casino customers its suite of comprehensive business services which are integral to the planning, implementation and support of networked gaming products.
At G2E, WMS will demonstrate several system applications utilizing advanced technologies and platforms to deliver new content that creates dynamic player entertainment experiences and drives increased revenue opportunities for casino operators. For the first phase of its Portal application roll-out, WMS will debut its first four distinct series of Portal applications - Ultra Hit Progressive, Metascreen, Mega Multiplier and Winners Share. WMS expects to begin commercializing the first of these applications on banks of WMS gaming machines in calendar 2010.
These Portal applications reflect WMS' long-standing commitment to create unique software applications that allow casino operators to harness the power enabled by networked gaming to advance their slot floors towards a server-enabled Casino Evolved environment, product-by-product and slot-bank-by-slot-bank. At G2E 2009, WMS also will demonstrate next-generation versions of its Remote Configuration and Download platform and its Account Based Wagering and Patron Services enterprise-level networked gaming platforms.
Brian R. Gamache, chairman and CEO of WMS, commented, "Our WAGE-NET networked gaming solutions reflect our continued and well-recognized commitment to support industry interoperability and simplify life for casino operators as they transition their slot floors to networked enterprises. We have a networked gaming product development roadmap that facilitates the delivery of unique game enablement applications and extends our great content in new directions. Our ‘Culture of Innovation' combined with our product-by-product, bank-by-bank and longer-term floor-wide deployment strategy has created solutions designed to increase revenues and operating efficiencies, while simultaneously providing slot players with heightened levels of gaming entertainment. As a result of our multi-stage plan for commercializing Portal applications across the casino enterprise, we have a well-defined rollout plan for new server-based solutions that benefits both casino operators and players.”
"The phenomenal success of our server-enabled foundational technology platforms: Sensory Immersion Gaming, Community Gaming, Transmissive Reels technology and Adaptive Gaming, as well as our network-ready Bluebird 2 gaming cabinet, clearly demonstrate that WMS is an industry leader in innovation and in commercializing the next-generation products that provide casino operators with differentiated server-based solutions to enhance the earnings potential of slot machines.”
“In addition, the introduction this year of Bluebird xD, our new category-creating gaming cabinet that takes full advantage of networked gaming capabilities, illustrates WMS' continued focus on creating innovative, solution-based advanced gaming platforms. Further down the road, yet already in advanced stages of development, is our WAGE-NET 3.0 solution that adds our Account Based Wagering and Patron Services platforms to the RCD and Portal platforms to further push forward the evolution of the casino enterprise, bringing new levels of player enhancements and operating efficiencies," he concluded.