ommenting on the show, Kerry Cowan, Sales Director - Asia Pacific, said, "Four years after the formation of Innovative Technology Asia Pacific, business in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region is now significant so our presence at AGE is something of a landmark for us. It was the first time we have exhibited at the show and we are delighted that it was a real success for us. Our major focus at the show was obviously Australia and New Zealand but because our banknote validators accept multiple currencies, we are also seeing growth and uptake of our products in the other APAC regions."
Marcus Tiedt, Sales Director for Gaming, Amusement & Vending also attended said, "We welcomed many visitors to the stand, not just from the gaming industry but from the amusement, retail and vending industries as well so we pretty much covered the whole product range. The NV200 Spectral seemed to attract the most interest. It uses Spectral technology to capture 100% note image - highest spectral coverage for unrivalled genuine note detection and has a fast note to note processing time."
Kerry continued, "AGE reported a growing number of amusement suppliers with some companies now offering ‘turnkey solutions’ for clubs, installing arcades and family entertainment centres. This provides a good opportunity for our BV50 in the region. The BV50 note acceptor is designed specifically for 66mm width banknotes, with the option of up or down stacking and four cash box capacities it is ideal for the amusement industry. The SMART Coin System (SCS), a state-of-the-art bulk coin validator, mixed coin hopper and recycler in one and SMART Hopper (multi-coin hopper and recycler) also caught the attention from organisations providing changer and redemption terminals to eliminate coin starvation and maximise cash efficiency."
Innovative also had the Nova Green NV200 banknote validator on the stand. This is available for slot machines in Australia through their partnership with ecash and is approved for gaming in Australia. It boasts exceptional note handling of notes up to 85mm wide and has a secure, removable cash box that can hold up to 1000 notes, making it is ideal for global high-volume applications.
Kerry concluded, "We are delighted with the feedback from AGE and look forward to following up with all the queries we received. Australian clubs and pubs seem to be noticing the value of add-on capabilities of the amusement sector, so we look forward to expanding our reach even further in the region over the coming years in this sector."