Product: Podium Cabinet
Manufacturer: Konami Gaming
Initially introduced at the 2008 Global Gaming Expo, Konami’s new Podium cabinet was developed as a joint effort by Konami Gaming, Konami Digital Entertainment and Stuart Karten Design, a leading industrial design firm.
The goal was to create a cabinet that enhanced game entertainment and attraction while providing additional comfort to the player for increased time on device. The Podium has a depth of 15 inches, which makes it highly competitive in the slim line market and also makes it an attractive option to casino operators who have space restrictions on their gaming floors.
The cabinet features two 22-inch touch-screen LCD displays. These larger displays not only provide players with a larger viewing area ergonomically placed at eye level, but the dual displays also give the opportunity for enhanced graphical features because they are in close proximity.
One of the unique aspects of the Podium is the lightening effects that surround the machine. The Podium’s lighting has two horizontal lighting features between the two displays and player-tracking bracket. This lighting undergoes a variety of color changes, including purple, red, yellow, green, light blue and dark blue, and spans all three sides to attract players from all directions.
Podium has two surround-sound speakers and a subwoofer to create a powerful sound package, and enhances the players’ game experience by celebrating big wins and bonus features. Finally, Podium’s ergonomic button panel was designed so that players can rest their hands on the button panel to hit the spin button while playing.
This new cabinet is compatible with all of Konami Gaming’s K2V video titles, allowing operators to choose from a large library of games.
Konami Gaming recently launched eight Podium cabinets at the Barona Resort & Casino in San Diego, California. These units are in Barona’s “Sneak Preview” section, which allows customers to try out games new to the California market.
For more information about Podium or any other Konami gaming products, visit www.konamigaming.com.