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GLI Labs Expanding in Asia, Canada

The world’s leading technology testing company is expanding.

The Macau testing facility of Gaming Laboratories International has become the first such lab to achieve accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation—A2LA—for ISO/ISE 17025:2005. The scope accredits GLI in software and hardware tests or types of tests on electronic gaming devices and internet gaming.

GLI Senior Director of Engineering and Client Services Ian Hughes said, “This is a major achievement for GLI Asia. Independent accreditation from an organization like A2LA proves that GLI meets the very highest international standards, and that means our regulatory and supplier clients can trust GLI for testing that is accurate, thorough and independent.”

Earlier this year, GLI attained new accreditations for its labs in the U.S. and the Netherlands for ISO/IEC Guide 65. GLI was the first lab of its kind and remains the only such organization to achieve accreditation for ISO 17025 and 17020.

A2LA is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. A2LA provides comprehensive services in laboratory accreditation and laboratory-related training. Laboratory accreditation is based on internationally accepted criteria for competence: ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

In Canada, Technical Systems Testing is moving to a new location almost double the size of its current Burnaby, British Columbia facility. The GLI group company also plans to increase its compliment of engineers and support staff, from the current 15 to 20.

The move is the direct result of TST being acquired by GLI earlier this year.

TST CEO Salim L. Adatia said, “The demand for our services has been growing exponentially since the acquisition, and the increase in lab space and in the number of staff was absolutely vital to maintaining our very high standards of customer service. We expect the demand for our services to grow in concert with the continuing worldwide expansion of regulated iGaming.”

TST provides game testing, RNG certification, payout analysis and reporting, field data analysis, base website/user interface evaluation and full information systems security (ISS) audits to the online, mobile and iTV gaming sectors.

Established in 1993, TST is has facilities in Canada, China, England, Italy, the Netherlands and the Philippines. TST is an internationally recognized testing facility offering a full range of testing and consulting services to the iGaming and land-based markets.