(PRWEB) September 5, 2004
“TechFest was supposed to have been a one-time event,” said Randy Fromm, moderator for the event and publisher of Slot Tech Magazine. “It was sold-out months before and continues to be sold-out more often than not. It’s sort of taken on a life of its own.”
During the three days of TechFest, slot machine technicians attend a series of practical technical seminars, each with the goal of improving their skill set for slot machine repairs. The nation’s top technical trainers from gaming industry manufacturers offer training on bill validators, coin validators, ticket printers, test equipment and touch screens.
3M Touch Systems (MicroTouch)
Coin Mechanisms, Inc.- Coin Validators
JCM – Bill Validators
MEI – Bill Validators
Money Controls – Coin Validators and hoppers
FutureLogic – Printers
IDX – Coin Validators
Sencore – Test Equipment
Astrosystems (MicroCoin) – Coin Validators
Transact Technologies – Ithaca printers
There is also a special presentation on slot math, presented by John Wilson of ICS Gaming called “Slot Creation & PAR Sheets.”
“If you think slot math might be dull, boring or over your head, think again,” said Fromm. “His is a lively and informative presentation that actually makes slot math fun. I wish my High School math teachers had been half as good as John is at teaching.”
However, the main focus of TechFest is monitor repair. Each morning, the group attends a monitor repair presentation given by Randy Fromm. The presentation assumes no background in monitor repair and takes attendees through the basic theory of operation of monitors, followed by an intermediate-level look all the various functions of the monitor circuits. The presentation concludes with detailed circuit analysis. Practical repair tips are discussed throughout the program and attendees will come away with a collection of schematic diagrams and troubleshooting flowcharts that will assist in future repairs on the bench back home.
The cost of the three-day event is $ 450.00 per person. This includes luncheon each day.
For further information or to enroll in TechFest, contact:
Slot Tech Magazine
1944 Falmouth Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92020
Email [email protected]
Visit the website at slot-techs.com for further details and a schedule of events.