ComTrade Gaming has today announced the commissioning of its G2S Protocol Engine for the Austrian Federal Computing Centre (BRZ) following a very competitive procurement process.

Based on the Gaming Act and the electronic gaming machine ordinance of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, the connection of electronic gaming machines and video lottery terminals to BRZ GmbH is being prepared and the operation of electronic gaming machines, up to fifteen thousand is to be monitored within the scope of the Austrian legal requirements.

G2S message protocol was chosen as an open industry communication standard, developed and maintained by the Gaming Standards Association (GSA). G2S also provides a high level of security and data authenticity including flexibility of the monitoring of gaming machines to operators and gaming regulators.

ComTrade Gaming will deliver a module to manage communication with electronic gaming machines and video lottery terminals via the G2S standard in project in stages with the initial launch took place in January, and this will allow BRZ to start testing and trialling the new system. With the trial operation operators will have an opportunity to verify the interoperability of their gaming machines with G2S Protocol Engine before the production operation in July 2013 begins.

Contract was signed for duration of 5 years and is automatically extended after on yearly basis, subject to the agreement of the parties.

About BRZ

The Federal Computing Centre of Austria – Bundesrechenzentrum (BRZ) is the market-leading e–government partner of the federal administration in Austria. Primarily, the BRZ is in charge of approximately 1,200 employees, 2,600 servers and has equipped 1,200 locations throughout Austria with infrastructure. Overall, the BRZ supports more than 350 e-government applications that are used by three million users. The BRZ runs one of Austria’s largest computing centres, its own parallel computing centre and ensures one of the most reliable infrastructures available. The Federal Computing Centre of Austria is also an internationally renowned cooperation partner and has been part of projects such as the euritas (European Association of Public IT service provider).  www.brz.gv.at

About ComTrade Gaming

ComTrade is a leading independent software supplier to the gaming industry, delivering open gaming platforms and professional services to both the online and land based gaming sectors. ComTrade’s strengths are in the development of enterprise software solutions that are based on industry standards. The company’s product portfolio includes iGaming platforms, server based gaming systems, live casino and solutions which enable regulators to monitor and control gaming activities. www.comtradegaming.com