Daily Archives: October 9, 2019

NRT to Showcase Award-Winning Solutions at G2E 2019

NRT will highlight payments, big data and guest engagement solutions that allow casino operators to “Connect the Guest Experience” in powerful new ways

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NRT Technology Corp., one of the world’s largest and fastest growing FinTech and gaming services companies, will be unveiling an exciting portfolio of payment, big data and guest engagement solutions at this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in booth #4046. G2E runs from October 14th – 17th at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

“For 26 years, NRT has been a trusted partner to casinos around the world for delivering mission-critical, can’t fail solutions,” said Michael Dominelli, President of NRT.  “Casinos leverage NRT offerings to run their businesses, ensure their guests can easily and securely access their funds and to even attract and entice guests to visit their casino resorts. Our record of innovation and reliability makes NRT the trusted partner for delivering new and exciting payments, big data, guest engagement and compliance solutions to the global gaming industry.”

Gaming operators attending G2E will have the opportunity to interact with NRT’s latest suite of solutions, including:

Lilly – a powerful all-in-one handheld payment system that enables cashless transactions to happen anywhere and anytime in the casino resort.  This multi-function tablet accommodates a wide variety of payment and electronic marker transactions and comes with a fully integrated printer and charging base.  Lilly supports both NRT-designed applications as well as third-party applications. Jackpot Mobile is the latest addition to the NRT app portfolio.

NEO™ ticket redemption kiosk – the most advanced, reliable and secure casino cash handling & payment kiosk in the world.  NRT kiosks have performed billions of transactions for casino guests. The hardware and integrated CHS software offer best-in-class security, along with support for mobile payments, dynamic marketing, a new charity donation module and customized aesthetics, all while ensuring more enjoyable guest experiences than ever before.

VisuaLimits™ Intelligent Table Management tools – these improve dealer productivity, optimize utilization, and enhance game protection at virtually any table.  VL-PRO, the Gaming & Technology Gold Medal Winner for 2019 (Global Gaming Business), packs decades worth of table games knowledge into a single device, improves both table appearance and energy savings, and even provides marketing and entertainment for guests at their favorite table games.

NCC Gaming Solutions™ end-to-end marker management solution – this has become the top choice for global casino operators thanks to its ultra-fast and reliable credit acceptance, underwriting, marker issuance, deposit, and collection tools, allowing operators to eliminate overhead, reduce marker wait times and improve reporting and compliance functions.

NCC Compliance Suite™ – the future of AML compliance.  Leveraging leading artificial intelligence capabilities and integrated with cash touchpoints across the casino resort, NCC Compliance offers AML, tax, ID, and audit tools in one convenient package.

OfferCraft™ – the award-winning patron and employee engagement platform used by operators to motivate behaviors like higher guest spending, more patron visits, and better employee communications via dynamic content tools like smart offers and gamification.

QuickTouch™ 2 – an entirely new multifunction kiosk solution with decades worth of expertise built in. The small footprint and modular design allows for solutions across the gaming floor including retail sportsbook and marketing applications. It incorporates class-leading reliability in payments, cash handling, marketing platform integrations and much more.

“This year, we are especially pleased to be able to demonstrate a breakthrough advancement to our VIP customers,” said Diran Kludjian, EVP Sales for NRT.  “This new technology is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication to innovation – it is something our partners have been asking for, and we can’t wait to unveil it for the first time in our booth at G2E.”

About NRT

NRT builds next-generation commerce and information-enabling experiences for enterprise gaming operators. Our solutions include secure payment systems, specialized financial and marketing kiosks, AML compliance tracking and reporting tools, digital gamification and mobile experiences, intelligent table game platforms, credit information services and electronic marker solutions. By seamlessly combining technological innovation, in-house infrastructure and strategic partnerships, NRT creates the most convenient, reliable, and secure omni-channel payment ecosystem for casino operators and their guests. Our collective solutions are used by casinos, race and sports operators, lotteries, banks, and retailers globally.

For further information or to schedule a one-on-one interview or demo at the show, please contact Monique de Luca mdeluca@nrttech.com

IDG Communications, Inc. Appoints Global Editorial Director

New Position Reinforces Global Commitment to Quality Content

Matt Egan

IDG Communications, Inc. names Matt Egan as Global Editorial Director

BOSTON, Oct. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IDG Communications, Inc. – the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company – announces the appointment of Matt Egan, veteran technology journalist and content strategist, as IDG Communications’ first Global Editorial Director. The appointment reaffirms IDG’s decades-long commitment to quality editorial content on a global scale.

In this role, Egan will oversee IDG Communications’ global editorial operations, including its B2B brands CIO, CSO, InfoWorld, Network World and Computerworld and B2C brands PCWorld, Macworld, Tech Advisor and TechHive. He will evolve IDG’s data-driven content strategy and service journalism mission to provide the best independent advice to inform every technology purchasing decision at global and local levels.

IDG’s high-quality editorial content attracts and engages millions of IT professionals and enthusiasts around the globe, in all major world languages. With audiences across 147 countries, and editorial expertise based on five continents, IDG is dedicated to serving technology purchasers with high-quality, independent advice. Through that commitment and expertise, IDG’s trusted brands enjoy lifelong and loyal first party relationships with high-value IT decision-makers and technology buyers worldwide.

In recent months, IDG has accelerated its brand footprint via new publications based in ASEAN, the Middle East, Africa, and France, as well as further investment to launch brands in the UK, India, Spain, and Australia.

“We will always publish content, but our intentions in doing so are quite different from many digital publishers as it goes beyond creating content to generate page views or ad impressions,” said Kumaran Ramanathan, President of IDG Communications, Inc. “We create content because we know quality content is the foundation of all relationships, and the promotion of Matt to this newly created role will ensure we live up to that promise on a global basis.”

“With a global reach and dedicated local focus, combined with a deep domain expertise, IDG is uniquely positioned to serve the information needs of technology buyers with quality content,” Egan said. “I am deeply honored to lead this exceptional team and these iconic brands.”

Mohamad Ali, recently appointed CEO of IDG Inc. — parent company of IDG Communications and IDC — said: “We are at an inflection point in technology, where trust, quality and values matter more than ever. This is what IDG has always been committed to and Matt’s appointment underscores.”

When asked about Egan’s appointment, Mike Perlis, Vice Chairman at Forbes Media, commented: “I respect IDG’s commitment to quality content, coupled with their technological enablement of buyer and seller relationships. With a long-term view of the importance of first party data and trusted brands, IDG is firmly on a path to continued growth.”

About IDG Communications, Inc.

IDG Communications connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. We are the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, CSO®, InfoWorld®, Macworld®, Network World®, and PCWorld® engage a quality audience of the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape.

Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients’ success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers’ global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers quality results.

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Lynn Holmlund
Marketing Director
IDG Communications, Inc.
lynn_holmlund@idg.com
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Imperial Capital Hires Kevin O’Brien in Institutional Research As It Continues Its Expansion in Credit Sales & Trading

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imperial Capital, LLC (“Imperial Capital”), today announced hiring Kevin O’Brien, a senior Capital Structure Research Analyst, in its Institutional Research Group. Kevin, a Wall Street veteran in leveraged finance, joins as a Managing Director in the Firm’s Stamford, CT office, as Imperial Capital broadens its research efforts in analysis of the full capital structure of corporate issuers in order to create global unique investment recommendations and trading ideas for its institutional investor client base.

“Kevin will provide extensive credit analysis that will complement our existing team of credit analysts as we continue to bring thought leadership to our institutional clients,” says Tim Sullivan, Managing Director and Head of US Credit.

Kevin joins Imperial Capital with 25 years of experience across the full capital structure and broad range of products. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. O’Brien previously served as a Senior Vice President in the Leveraged Credit Trading Group at Jefferies LLC. Before that he was a Senior Credit Analyst at Coherence Capital Partners. Mr. O’Brien earned a B.A. degree in Economics and Finance from Eastern Connecticut State University.

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, LLC is a full-service investment bank offering a uniquely integrated platform of comprehensive services to institutional investors and middle market companies. We offer sophisticated sales and trading services to institutional investors and a wide range of investment banking advisory, capital markets and restructuring services to middle market corporate clients. Paired with our proprietary research and sales & trading desk analysis, we provide investment analysis across an issuer’s capital structure, including bank loans, debt securities, the hybrid/bank capital marketplace (through our ELP Framework), post-reorganization equities, special situations claims and listed and unlisted equities. Our comprehensive and integrated service platform, expertise across the global capital structure, and deep industry sector knowledge enable us to provide clients with research driven ideas, superior advisory services, and trade execution. We are quick to identify opportunities under any market conditions and we have a proven track record of offering creative, proprietary solutions to our clients. Imperial Capital, LLC has three principal businesses: Investment Banking, Institutional Sales & Trading and Institutional Research. More information about Imperial Capital, LLC can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.

For more information regarding Imperial Capital, please contact:
Mark Martis
+1 310 246 3674
mmartis@imperialcapital.com

About Imperial Capital (International), LLP

Imperial Capital International, founded in 2011, is an affiliate of Imperial Capital, LLC with an office in central London.  Complementing Imperial Capital’s existing corporate credit sales and trading franchise, Imperial Capital International expanded the Imperial Capital franchise into the EEA.  The company focuses on the entire credit spectrum and takes a full capital structure research approach to supplement sales and trading services to its European institutional clients.

For more information regarding Imperial Capital (International), LLP, please contact:
Emma McClintock
+ 44 (0) 207 650 5429
emcclintock@imperialcapital.com

Tjahjanto pledges to enable riot survivors’ smooth return to Wamena

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Military (TNI) Commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto made a solemn promise to facilitate survivors of the recent Wamena rioting seeking refuge in Jayapura and several other Papua’s cities keen on returning to Wamena.

A press statement made available to ANTARA in Jakarta on Wednesday noted that the TNI commander had readied the Indonesian Air Force Hercules C-130 cargo aircraft for the transportation of people looking to return to Wamena, Jayawijaya District’s capital city.

On Wednesday morning, Tjahjanto, along with National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian and several cabinet members, including Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, had paid a visit to a temporary shelter in Sentani.

Health Minister Nila F. Moeloek and Social Affairs Minister Agus Gumiwang were among the ministers joining Wiranto’s entourage to meet the 152 Wamena riot survivors currently taking refuge at the Silas Papare Air Base Command Post in Sentani, Jayapura.

Normalcy has gradually been restored in Wamena, but the refugees have appealed to the TNI and police personnel to continue to maintain security in the city that had borne witness to a deadly riot on Sept 23.

The Wamena rioting has caused misery to scores of Indonesians. The incident not only resulted in the killing of 33 innocent civilians but it also left several thousand survivors with no option but to take refuge by abandoning their burned and destroyed properties.

Several survivors, initially from provinces, including West Sumatra, South Sulawesi, East Java, and Banten, have also returned to their hometowns.

The rioting was fueled by the spread of hoaxes through social media platforms that infuriated its residents, Papua Police Chief Inspector General Rudolf A. Rodja stated.

Several local media reports corroborated Rodja’s claim that the riot was spurred by hoaxes concerning a teacher’s racist slur against native Papuan students.

Speaking in connection with the casualties, the Wamena riot has become the deadliest of the string of violence that erupted in several parts of Papua and West Papua over the past two months following the Surabaya incident on August 16 that triggered resentment and fury among native Papuans.

The Indonesian police has placed the blame on Benny Wenda, a campaigner of the Free Papua Movement (OPM), who leads a comfortable life in the United Kingdom, for the spate of violence that erupted in these two Indonesian provinces, including the rioting in Wamena.

In response to this miserable condition, several district and provincial administrations facilitated the evacuation from Papua of their people, who had borne the direct impact of the Wamena rioting.

The Banten provincial administration has brought home 23 Wamena riot survivors, originally from Banten.

Source: ANTARA News

Military, Police Chiefs to meet displaced people in Timika, Papua

Timika, Papua (ANTARA) – Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and Indonesian Police (Polri) Chief General Tito Karnavian planned to meet people displaced owing to a recent bloody riot in Wamena and Ilaga conflict in Timika, Papua.

Moreover, they will hold discussions on the latest situation in Timika and the adjoining areas with the local authorities grouped in Forkopimda, Johannes Rettob, deputy district head of Mimika, remarked here on Wednesday.

Tjahjanto and Karnavian will also review facilities and preparations for the implementation of the 20th National Sport Week (PON) to be held in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua next year, from Oct 20 to Nov 2, 2020.

Timika is currently offering shelter to 128 people taking refuge after the riot in Wamena that killed 33 people, mostly hailing from West Sumatra and South Sulawesi. Of the 128 displaced people, 119 are from Toraja, South Sulawesi, and nine from Java Island.

The regional government has ensured that every refugee receives proper care and adequate food, medicines, and clothing while being accommodated in Timika, he stated.

In the meantime, Coordinating Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto, Tjahjanto, and Karnavian arrived in Papua on Tuesday to review the latest condition in Wamena, among other things.

Health Minister Nila Djuwita F. Moeloek, State Enterprises (BUMN) Minister Rini Soemarno, and Social Affairs Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita were among other ministers also part of the entourage. After arriving in Wamena, they held dialogs with local communities, visited riot-hit schools, and met the displaced people and local officials.

They also undertook a tour of Wamena Town to observe buildings as well as the Woma Market, among others, burned during the riot.

On September 23, the riot broke out in Wamena during a massive protest, triggered by fake news on a teacher’s racist slurs against local students.

Source: ANTARA News