New Lottery Terminal Unveiled
The next generation lottery terminal has been unveiled and we can expect to see them in lottery retailers all over the UK from August 2009. This comes after a pilot scheme resulted in 98% of participating retailers reporting that they were satisfied with the installation process.
The new terminals have not only been designed to look good, but also to improve the experience of buying lottery tickets for players and make things even more manageable for retailers. Some of the main changes you can expect to see are:
• Media screens in your retail outlet that stream lottery related content direct from a central communications source.
• The ability to have a National Lottery Fast Pay Card printed on demand.
• Increased print speeds, which will mean shorter queues for tickets and less waiting around when you come to be served.
• A touch screen interface and a more powerful computer processor – both of which will allow retailers to request and receive tickets faster than they are currently able to.
• A more compact design, making it easier and more convenient for retailers to position them in the best possible place.
Steve Lucas, who is the Camelot Sales and Customer Director, said: “We are committed to working with our retail partners so that we continue to grow sales and returns to Good Causes in the next licence – and we have jointly developed a new technologically-advanced retail package to suit their needs and those of The National Lottery as a whole. Retailer satisfaction for the pilot communication rollout was over 98% and we have now progressed to a full rollout, with the communications equipment already installed in over 6,500 retail outlets.
“The new, next-generation Altura UK terminal has been specially developed for the UK market with feedback from our retail partners – and is based on proven, best-of-breed technology. As well as being smaller than the current terminal, the new terminal features touch-screen technology, a more user-friendly interface and a faster printer – all designed to enable retailers to serve customers more quickly and easily. We’ll begin rolling out the terminal as the next phase of our retailer transition plans over the summer, along with onsite training to ensure retailers are up and running ahead of the start of the new licence in February 2009.”Monday 16th June 2008
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