1 October 2001 - Marimba, a leading provider of systems management solutions
built for e-business, today announced that Leisure Link, the world's largest
pay to play amusement machine company, is using its Desktop/Mobile
Management products to provide dynamic content to 2000 gaming machines
across the UK.
Leisure Link has launched 'itbox,' an advanced digital entertainment system
that combines the latest quiz and gambling games with a range of innovative
content including short films, digital music, and web fulfilled e-commerce
applications. The company is using Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management
products to dynamically deliver and update this content to the machines on a
daily, weekly and monthly basis.
"It is increasingly important to provide regular fresh content to the
consumer, and previously the only way to do this was to physically remove
and replace machines when they became outdated," commented Duncan Gray,
group technology director, Leisure Link. "Marimba, however, allows itbox to
be automatically updated with a wide range of new content at any time,
saving time and money but, more importantly, delivering better variety and
selection and therefore value to our customers."
Marimba's technology enables the efficient transfer of data from the
company's data centres to each machine via ISDN dial-up connections and ADSL
on-line connections. The automated process removes the need for onsite
maintenance and ensures that quiz games have the latest questions, daily
information is accurate and the freshest content is always available.
"Marimba is delighted to help Leisure Link deliver innovative gaming and
entertainment machines to the millions who enjoy their machines in the UK,"
added Adrian Rayner, vice president EMEA for Marimba. "Our Desktop/Mobile
Management solution has proved the perfect method for updating and
maintaining a wide range of applications and information and will easily
scale to support the full roll-out of some 14,000 machines."
About Leisure Link
Leisure Link is the World's largest provider of out of home entertainment
solutions, managing over 90,000 pay to play machines in the UK's leisure
retail market. Pay to play machines, including AWP, club and casino gaming
machines, video and skill games, pool tables and juke boxes, form an
essential revenue stream for all of Leisure Link's customers, who range from
pubs, clubs and licensed betting offices, to bingo, family entertainment
centres and seaside arcades. Operating at the forefront of technology,
Leisure Link is committed to driving investment into the future of out of
home entertainment for the 21st century. New technology promises to
transform the 'pay to play' market and Leisure Link now has the most
technically advanced infrastructure with which to lead the industry into the
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA)
provides systems management solutions built for e-business. Marimba's Server
Management, Desktop/Mobile Management, and Embedded Management product
families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources,
increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs.
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