Lotsys and Morpho unveil gaming terminal with optical scanner and announce large-scale roll out by FDJ
June 4, 2013 (Paris, France)
Lotsys, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Française des Jeux (FDJ) Group, and Morpho (Safran), announced the roll out of a new FDJ retail gaming terminal at the European Lotteries Congress today in Tel Aviv. The terminal, named ELITE, uses ground-breaking new imaging technology developed jointly by the companies.
Cutting-edge technical design will reduce the overall cost of ownership. A highly-durable camera replaces the mechanical parts of previous generation terminals, slashing acquisition and maintenance costs.
ELITE imaging technology allows lotteries to move beyond traditional rectangular, paper bet slips to explore new shapes, colors and designs. The gaming terminal's optical scanner reads and validates bet slips at a glance, simplifying the process for retailers.
"Lotsys is driving innovation in imaging technology and scratch ticket recognition," said Lotsys CEO Laurent Chesnais. "Our latest success confirms our position as a leader in state-of-the-art lottery solutions that combine top-notch technology and security."
"The ELITE terminal demonstrates Morpho's expertise in gaming terminals and imaging technology," said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and CEO of Morpho. "Alongside our partner Lotsys, we are dedicated to providing new technologies that boost the creativity and performance of lotteries worldwide."
"FDJ has the largest gaming network in France, with 26.3 million players in over 34,300 retail outlets at the end of 2012," said Gilles Maillet, Sales Director at FDJ. "The terminal is the link between players, retailers and FDJ. After successful testing on scratch and draw games in 1,300 outlets, FDJ has decided to roll out the ELITE terminal in more than 25,000 outlets over the next two years."
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Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world's leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho specializes in personal rights and flow management applications, particularly those based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals, such as gaming terminals and smart cards. Morpho's integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the security of transportation, data, people and countries.
For more information: www.morpho.com, www.safran-group.com. Follow @MORPHO_NEWS on Twitter
Lotsys, a subsidiary of Française des Jeux, provides integration services and solutions to lotteries and racing operators. With 20 years of experience and prestigious references from around the world, Lotsys has already installed nearly 200,000 lottery terminals in partnership with Morpho.
For more information: http://www.lotsys.com
Française des Jeux (FDJ) is the 2nd largest lottery in Europe, with stakes of over €12 billion in 2012. It offers a range of entertaining, responsible and secure lottery and sports betting games to 34,300 outlets and digital channels (Internet and mobile). The Group and its subsidiaries (Lotsys and LVS) have over 1,600 employees. FDJ is present in the online poker segment through barrierepoker.fr, a subsidiary owned jointly with Groupe Lucien Barrière. In 2012, FDJ redistributed 95% of player stakes: 65% to players, 24% to the community (including nearly 2% to Sport for All and social initiatives) and 5% to retailers.
Morpho (Safran) Press Contact:
11 boulevard Gallieni
Tel +33 (0)1 58 11 87 44
Lotsys Press Contact:
Jodie Thind, Lyceum Media: Jodie@LyceumMedia.com
Jérôme Rabiller, Lotsys: firstname.lastname@example.org
5-7, Rue Salomon de Rothschild
92150 Suresnes France