Konami Gaming, Inc. Introduces SYNKROS, the Evolution of KCMS


Konami Gaming, Inc. Introduces SYNKROS, the Evolution of KCMS

Includes Major Enhancements to Its Fully Integrated Gaming Enterprise Management System

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Konami Gaming, Inc., one of the industry's largest providers of gaming technology, announced today that it has introduced SYNKROSTM, the evolution of its Konami Casino Management System (KCMS). "With SYNKROS, we have added powerful new marketing and analytics tools to what remains the most reliable system in the industry," announced Steve Sutherland, chief operating officer at Konami Gaming, Inc. "We built our system to help casino operators build their businesses by providing bonusing capabilities to entertain and reward their players and ensure a unique gaming experience."

"For years, Konami has offered the industry's most reliable system because it was constructed on an architecture inspired by the best practices found in industries like banking and national defense," explained Tom Soukup, Konami Gaming Inc.'s vice president of systems research and development. "With SYNKROS, we started with KCMS and then added new marketing horsepower on top of a system architecture that has been celebrated for its unparalleled reliability. We coupled feedback from the market with the operational experience of our product management and engineering teams to identify the products that would most help our customers drive business growth. As a result, we created Super Series Floor Wide BonusingTM, True-Time TournamentsTM, Draw Poker BonusingTM, True-Time WindowingTM, a library of 20 BonuStreamTM bonus game animations, the all new Synk BoxTM, and a new Konami Enterprise IntelligenceTM (KEI) analytics module."

"We focused our product development on analytics tools that help casino operators to better understand their market and bonusing applications that create better experiences for their guests," explained Michael Ratner, director of systems product management at Konami Gaming, Inc. "SYNKROS is designed and built to give the operator the best products in the industry to attract and retain customers by creating a more entertaining on-property experience and providing the marketing tools to generate increased trips by enabling better offers to be communicated to players. SYNKROS' evolutionary marketing tools were built to give our customers an edge in the increasingly competitive gaming markets in which they operate."

Soukup added, "SYNKROS represents the very best that KCMS had to offer - real-time data at the game, patron, and denom level via a TCP/IP based network floor, lifetime data availability, multi-channel streaming video, and the strength of an Oracle database, which result in the industry's only fully-integrated system. When operators compare SYNKROS side-by-side with other systems on the market, they quickly understand how different and superior SYNKROS really is."

For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., visit www.gaming.konami.com.

About Konami Gaming, Inc.

Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION (NYSE: KNM) . The company designs and manufactures slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market.

About the Konami SYNKROS System

SYNKROS is a best-of-breed gaming enterprise management system. The evolution of KCMS is best known for its advanced capabilities, such as its real-time TCP/IP-based technology, multi-channel in-machine streaming video, powerful rules-based Bonusing engine, true multi-game, multi-denomination analytics at both the device and patron level, and documented high reliability. These features combine to enable operators to effectively manage and analyze their gaming operations, implement innovative marketing campaigns, and drive their business forward. For more information about SYNKROS, visit www.gaming.konami.com/SYNKROS.

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