Toronto, ON -
April 15, 2011
cStar Technologies Inc.,
a leader in two-way wireless data communications
solutions for M2M (machine-to-machine, machine-to-men)
and mobile-commerce applications, announces the
resounding success of
expansion into the Casino/Gaming industry.
Leading Casino/Gaming groups have been providing
additional guest-centric services via cStar's
Hospitality Genie™ Solution so that casino patrons
can obtain sodas, snacks, freshly brewed single-serve
coffee, etc. at their convenience using their players'
Completely cashless using existing casino players'
cards, patrons are now able to simply tap or wave their
RFID contactless card or wristband, or swipe their
magnetic stripe card to self-serve beverages, snacks,
and promotional items throughout the facilities in a
convenient and efficient manner with "purchases"
recorded securely in real-time against their player
accounts. Casino/Gaming operators have seen record numbers of
transactions - over 200 transactions per machine on a
daily basis. Being 100% cashless, casino operators also benefit from the
elimination of cash-related vandalism, cash handling
costs, and the reduction of operating costs (providing
change, handling coin/bill jams, etc.) typically
associated with cash-based vending machines.
SkyGate® Hospitality Genie™
platform provides the power and versatility to be able
to provide a tiered benefits programme for casino
The provision of benefits can be structured to each
patron's players' club level.
Situated on-site, the SkyGate® Hospitality
Genie™ Server provides the added security of
processing and approving transactions in a closed and
secure internal network environment.
President and CEO of cStar Technologies, Stella Yoon
said, "The power and versatility of our SkyGate®
technologies allows us to provide much needed solutions
to the gaming industry, utilizing wireless and/or wired
SkyGate® Nodes depending on the client's requirements.
Patrons of casinos and gaming facilities are able
to obtain refreshments and promotional gifts quickly and
conveniently with their players' cards.
At the same time, management is proud of adding
additional guest-centric services to their patrons while
benefitting from having better control over the costs of
providing these benefits to their guests."
Casinos with adjoining hotel/resort facilities are able
to provide guest-centric services for unattended
point-of-sale such as arcade games, vending, parking,
etc. via guest room keys, players' cards, or prepaid
cards via the same SkyGate® Hospitality Genie™
Purchases made with guest room keys are posted in
real-time directly to room billings for payment at
About cStar Technologies Inc.
cStar Technologies Inc. is a global provider of wireless
data communication solutions for M2M
(Machine-to-Machine/huMan) and mobile commerce
applications based on its SkyGate® technologies that are protected by multiple patents.
technologies provide the brains and the
communications backbone for a myriad of cStar solutions
for the Hospitality, Vending, Life Sciences/Health Care,
and Security/Defence industries.
SkyGate® Server is a comprehensive application server platform
real-time communication, management functionality, and
service-oriented framework for integration of services
cStar's renowned wireless Local Area Network (wLAN)
solutions overcome traditionally spotty cellular
coverage with reliable, powerful, and long-range
communications from the basement to 40+ floors of
concrete buildings without airtime charges, costly
wireless site surveys, and relocation of assets.