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The Future of Augmented and Virtual Reality

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While augmented reality (AR), and its counterpart virtual reality (VR), are still heavily associated with gaming, they’re both rapidly growing fields with a much wider range of applications. Augmented reality alone is expected to be a market of more than $60 billion by 2023, and part of this growth will be from expansion into new industries. With a renewed focus on developing iOS apps and Android apps for these technologies, customers will be able to access a whole new reality.

There are many important obstacles these technologies will have to deal with as they come to play a greater role in our lives, but the next few years are bright for both AR and VR. They each offer unique opportunities and promise to change the way business is done in a variety of settings.

 

AR in Marketing

Although VR has an important role to play, augmented reality remains more accessible to consumers for a variety of reasons. In contrast to virtual reality, AR software can be downloaded and used directly on devices like smartphones and computers—one example of this is Pokemon GO, which continues to bring in $2 million daily in player spending.

Augmented reality technology would allow companies to create virtual business cards or provide information in real-time based on a user’s location. It can even simulate the appearance of certain goods, allowing potential customers to visualize an item before purchasing it. This also helps to bring the online shopping experience closer to that of a traditional brick and mortar store.

 

Improving Manufacturing Efficiency

In addition to its applications for end users, AR can also be utilized within manufacturing industries to improve processes in a number of ways. This is vital in a field that places such a high emphasis on speed, reliability, and efficiency to realize the greatest possible profits.

Providing instructions and other documentation in AR form allows employees to focus on their work without dealing with the inconvenience and distraction of physical copies (not to mention the environmental impact). Paper accounts for 50% of all business waste, so replacing it with digital text is preferable whenever possible.

 

Applications in Healthcare

Some of the same principles underlying the implementation of augmented reality in manufacturing also contribute to its possibilities in the world of medicine. Surgeons, as an example, can use AR to visualize CT scan results overlaid on the actual patient during an operation, giving them the ability to see both at once.

This also opens up the opportunity for specialists to lead surgery remotely by assisting an onsite doctor through the operation, removing location-based limitations to healthcare access. These applications and others have the potential to improve quality of care while making operations quicker and more efficient.

It’s impossible to imagine all the ways in which augmented reality will affect our lives in the near future and beyond, but the technology is already being used in numerous exciting ways and modifying traditional business practices. Its range of implementations will likely continue to grow as it becomes more affordable and consumers become more accustomed to its presence in everyday life.

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European Roulette powered by NSoft concurring wide audience

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NSoft has released Roulette to its customers: Sima Communication (Lesotho), CG Bet (Cameroon), Dominican Gaming Systems (DGS) and Izi Paryaj (Haiti).

European Roulette is the latest release of NSoft, award-winning betting software provider. Simplicity of the game and the fact that it is widely recognizable are excellent preconditions for the success and acceptance of the product by punters. For now, the game is available in retail and soon will be also available on other channels.

First customers to whom the NSoft´s Roulette was released are Africa-based operators Sima Communication and CG Bet as well as Dominican Gaming Systems (DGS) and Haiti´s Izi Paryaj.

NSoft has officially presented its Roulette at ICE London 2019. The usage of the latest technologies breathes new life into this well known and popular casino game. NSoft´s vision of Roulette goes along with great design, colorful visuals and eye catching graphics. Visualisation also includes statistics of the draws that are calculated on a daily basis.

It is a simple game that enables players to place bets on different markets. The possible betting options are defined as: bet on a single number, various groups of numbers, the colours red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high or low.

NSoft is attending Betting on Football event in London  – feel free to book a meeting with our representatives’ trough sales@nsoft.com.

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BCLC Awards Pollard Banknote 10-Year Contract Extension

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Pollard Banknote Limited is pleased to announce a significant ten-year extension to its instant ticket games and related services contract with the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (“BCLC”). Under this agreement, which commenced on February 1, 2019, Pollard Banknote will continue to serve BCLC as a supplier of instant ticket games through December 31, 2028.

This agreement extends the successful and more than 30-year relationship between Pollard Banknote and BCLC, during which time we have provided everything from game design and instant ticket production to marketing support and strategic planning services. Over the course of this partnership, Pollard Banknote has helped the lottery achieve steady sales growth, including a 33% increase in instant sales over the past five years, which well exceeds the Canadian average of 20% over the same period.

BCLC is recognized for its innovative and progressive approach to instant ticket products, launching tickets featuring many of Pollard Banknote’s industry-leading innovations, including Scratch FX®, Jumbo Pop n’ Play™, PlayBook® Mini, pouched games, and various specialty inks. BCLC’s adoption of novel game concepts is well suited to their commitment to strengthen their core games and expand their product offerings to meet the expectations of their growing customer base. For example, the Lottery and Pollard Banknote are currently collaborating on a dynamic new Crossword ticket that will feature an integrated digital game play component to extend player excitement.

“BCLC is a long-valued customer and we are exceptionally proud of the strong partnership we have cultivated. We work hard to help BCLC delight its players with eye-catching and innovative products, and we are happy to see the results of these efforts pay off with consistent sales growth.” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “This contract extension demonstrates the productive nature of our collaborative relationship, and we are excited for the opportunity to continue to work with BCLC for many more years to come.”

 

About Pollard Banknote:

Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner to more than 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high quality instant ticket products, licensed games, Schafer Systems retail merchandising solutions, and a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from game apps to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries to maximize player engagement, sales, and proceeds for good causes. Pollard Banknote also provides pull-tab tickets, bingo paper, and its Diamond Game and Oasis-branded electronic ticket machines to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 67.5% by the Pollard family and 32.5% by public shareholders, and is publicly traded on the TSX (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.comhttp://www.pollardbanknote.com/.

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Gaming Associates Europe Ltd approves Betinvest Lottery

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Gaming Associates Europe Limited, a reputable laboratory and accreditation agency in the UK, has approved the Betinvest’s new Lottery platform. With this certification, Betinvest can now supply its in-house Lottery solutions to both online and retail gaming operators in EU countries where local regulators do not require companies to carry out their own compliance checks.

“All of our games are developed in accordance with the applicable regulations and requirements. We are delighted to have been approved by Gaming Associates Europe Limited because the requirements that must be met to be granted UK certification are some of the most complicated. This confirms that our product is fair, secure, and has been tested to the appropriate standards,” commented the company’s VP of Business Development, Valentyn Kyrylenko.

Since becoming certified, Betinvest’s Lottery solutions have been integrated into the Stanleybet platform in Romania. Kyrylenko affirmed that the few first weeks of their cooperation have shown very impressive results and added, “Soon, the rest our games, such as Magic KENO, Roulette Lucky Wheel and Book of Six, will be certified too”.

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