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Zytec Electronic Developments is the trading name of a group of technical designers and development technicians specializing in, but not limited to casino related equipment.

 

Current production items include:  

G-Rabbit

The G-Rabbit system is designed as an integrated replacement for the Z-Key, Z-Track, Z-EFT and Z-Prog systems.

Each machine or player position is fitted with a G-Rabbit slave (SMIB) module that interfaces with the machine either by the SAS port or in a similar way to the Z-Key and Z-EFT systems.  Using Ethernet (including WiFi) technology for data communications between a back office computer system and the machine G-Rabbit slaves, the data communication speed allows for significantly more data traffic than the previous systems. 

The number of 'back office' computers required would vary according to the functions required and the number of concurrent reporting or active functions that are required. 

More information is given on the Casino Products page.

Z-Key (ZeeKey)

Slot machine meter monitoring system for up to 200 machine player positions. 

This system uses RS485 communications linking to a desktop (Host) computer for data storage and reporting.  An  "EDC slave" microcontroller module is installed in each player position and interfaces using opto-isolators with the machines "hard meter" connections in a non-invasive manner. This 'slave' communicates with the host computer via the RS485 data link.  Collection of reading may be invoked from the computer manually, automatically timed, 'On event' or real-time.  More information is available in document 'Z-Key'.

Z-EFT (ZeeEFT)

Cashless slot machine system for up to 100 machine player positions.

This system uses RS485 communications linking to a desktop (Host) computer for cashier credit issuing and redemption, data storage and reporting.  A "Cashless slave" microcontroller module is installed in each player position and interfaces in a non-invasive manner with the machine's coin handling, hopper and button wiring harness connections. Either a Dallas iButton or Smart card reader is fitted to the machine to accept and read a 'player identification iButton of smart card together with either a LED or an LCD display that shows the credit value transferred.   This 'slave' communicates with the host computer via the RS485 data link. 

Players' credits are stored on the host computer referenced to each player identification iButton or smart card serial number, until the host computer receives a request from a machine slave with a matching player identifier, when the stored credit value applicable to that identifier will be transferred to the requesting machine slave.

Cash-outs from machines are processed in a similar manner.  More information is available in document 'Z-EFT'. 

Z-Prog (ZeeProg)

Progressive Jackpot systems

Mystery Bonus and Link Progressives use RS485 for communication between machines data collection module and the progressive controller.  The machine data collection module uses a small microcontroller and interfaces either with the machine progressive output or via opto-isolators with the machine 'credit played' meter.

Displays use 7-segment 100mm hi-bright red LED modules enclosed in a tinted polycarbonate enclosure.  A compact hand-held keypad is used for programming. Outputs from the controller allow 'Bells & whistles" in the form of revolving lamps and sirens to be added.  Similar equipment could be developed for casino table applications.  More information is available in document 'Ze-Prog'.

 

TACT

Access Control System

Stand alone access control system for keyless access to secure areas.  This system uses Dallas iButtons for user identification.  Enables operation of electric gate controllers and door releases.  Installer selectable 'Supervisor' mode allows for the system to accept iButtons programmed into the controller as 'supervisor' at any time, and iButtons programmed into the controller as 'user' only at times when a 'supervisor' iButton is present in a second 'captive' reader attached to the controller.

Up to 120 iButtons may be programmed into any one controller. 

Any of the iButtons may be programmed into any number of controllers.

The programming of iButtons into controllers may be accomplished either by registering directly at the controller or by using a computer. The latter method allows for selective deletion of registered iButtons.  More information is available in document 'Tact'.

 

Time & Attendance

An entry-level time and attendance system utilized the Access Control System hardware with one 'In' and one 'Out' iButton reader connected to the controller.  A gate, door or turnstile release may be operated from the controller. The controller is connected to a computer that determines the validity of an iButton presented to either of the readers, and records the time and date of access allowed or denied.  An anti pass-back feature is included.  More information is available in document 'Tact'.

This project is looking for a good home within the Security industry.

 

PATROL

'Watchman's Clock' Patrol Guard Monitoring

A modern equivalent of the traditional watchman's clock uses a very rugged stainless steel and brass portable 'baton' that electronically registers the unique serial numbers of iButtons mounted as identifiers at each patrol point, together with a timestamp.  At the end of a patrolman's shift, the baton is inserted into a download station that enables the collected recordings to be written to a data file on a connected computer. 

Data collected from the Patrol baton may be viewed, printed or exported for use within an Excel spreadsheet.  The baton, which is powered by a rechargeable NiMH battery, is designed to endure aggressive environments.  This project is looking for a good home within the Security industry.

  

OEM design

The Zytec team have designed, developed and produced many custom designs on behalf of clients, including slot machine interfaces and special features, central monitoring of progressive banks using Mikohn Con-1 controllers (1990), electronic scale interfacing and displays, security monitoring systems and telemetry using GSM and GPRS cellular communications.

 

Roulette Wheel Monitoring and Customer Display

Way back in the early 1990's, the Zytec team designed and manufactured a roulette wheel monitoring an customer display system that demonstrated reliability and ease of calibration, whilst being significantly more economic than that of the established market leaders of the era.  This model is no longer in production, however sufficient interest could prompt re-development using currently available technology.  

 

Roulette Machines

In 1993, the Zytec team designed and manufactured a significant number of coin operated roulette machines for South African and Namibian clients who could no longer obtain the popular Bergmann (Weltron) roulette machines.  This remained a very successful project until the local legislation caused single-site operation to be uneconomic.

 

 


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