buoyant Ian Fuller, Sales Manager for Thomas said, “EAG will be an exciting show for Thomas as we will be introducing a host of new products. We will be launching an entirely new range for 2012 – the Thomas 8000 series – plus will show the 5001 & 5002 unique high capacity change machines and will unveil a brand new version of the extremely popular 3004”.
The new 8000 range of products have been specifically designed to allow gaming machine operators to enhance security and improve their operating efficiency – the first in the series to be launched is the Thomas PayStation
Contemporary looking, technically advanced and multi-functional, theThomas PayStation will allow the complete automation of hand-pay jackpots, serving as a change-giver and cash dispenser for the arcade and bingo sector. Its 21” wide screen with touch technology is both appealing and easy to use.
The new suite of ThomasPay products will enable arcade operators to convert coin hopper payments to a secure Ticket-Out solution. Tickets can be cashed at the cash desk or via the Thomas PayStation. Ultimately, ThomasPay will offer operators the chance to run a full cashless solution and enjoy all the operating benefits that will naturally follow.
The 3004 is the most popular change machine Thomas Automatics has produced, with thousands of machines in daily use worldwide. New features for the 2012 machine on display at EAG include a banknote recycler, colour display and new electronics which will provide full electronic auditing of the machine.
Ian Fuller explained that Thomas would be exhibiting at both January gaming shows for the first time in its history. "In 2011 we listened to our customers highlighting the problems of B3 jackpot pay-outs, hopper starvation and security risks. Starting January 2012, Thomas will be delivering solutions to these problems"
Extending Thomas’s change machine portfolio for 2012 will be a selection of machines from VNE. The Italian manufacturer has worked closely with Thomas Automatics to introduce a range of machine specifically for the UK market; these include The Mini / Token change machine. This machine has a small footprint, accepts notes and coins and has two MKIV hoppers. The machine also includes a special token program allowing the machine to dispense one or two tokens, plus bonus tokens. For bulk coin changing, there will be 2 new machines on show, the 54 and the Super Change. The 54 allows users to change bulk coin into banknotes, via its internal coin counter. Its banknote recycler also allows notes to be changed to coins. The Super Change is a high end bulk coin recycling machine, containing a banknote recycler, high speed coin counter – 20 coins per second – and touchscreen.
Thomas will also be showing some products from the highly popular CT Coin range of banknote and coin counters. On display will be the Pelican rail coin counter that can count and separate up to 9 different coins and the Eagle 1000 and Dolphin 210, all of which will be demonstrated at the show.