MALVERN, Pa., March 8, 2013 — MEI®, Inc. and arcade game developer, Raw Thrills, recently renewed their shared commitment to enhancing the consumer experience by extending their multi-year agreement. The new long-term commitment extends an existing program; whereby Raw Thrills will continue to specify MEI, as its preferred choice for payment systems for an additional three years.
“The quality and reliability of MEI Bill Validators are integral to the success of Raw Thrills and our operators,” said Eugene Jarvis of Raw Thrills. “Our whole business depends on our games accepting the player’s money. MEI Bill Validators are the best in the industry! That makes it easy for us to continue to partner with MEI.”
“The partnership we have established goes beyond just shipping arcade games and bill validators. Both companies have the consumer experience in mind, which is why this renewed agreement was an easy decision for us,” continued Eugene. “Our goals include providing the consumer the best experience possible from the time of payment through “Game Over.”
Chris Felix, National Amusement OEM Manager for MEI said, “We are proud Raw Thrills will continue to specify MEI in all of their new games. This decision demonstrates that the value and performance of the MEI product has more than delivered outstanding results for Raw Thrills and the amusement operator over the past three years.
Targeted at the Amusement industry, the MEI CASHFLOW® AE Series portfolio includes 3 base bill validator models. The AE2400, AE2600 and AE2800 validate notes between $1 and $100 and come in an up or down stacker configuration.
The AE bill validator series, like all CASHFLOW validators, provide unmatched levels of security, performance, and reliability to create the best return on investment for operators. MEI has sold over 3 million CASHFLOW bill validators, testament to its heritage of delivering measurable value to operators.
About Raw Thrills, Inc.
Raw Thrills, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Eugene Jarvis, Andrew Eloff, and Deepak Deo to create the finest arcade video game entertainment for the world market. Led by veteran arcade game designer Eugene Jarvis, whose credits include Defender, Robotron, NARC, Smash TV and the popular Cruis’n series of adventure driving games, Raw Thrills has brought new life to the arcade scene with the release of Target:Terror, The Fast and the Furious driving games, and SuperBikes 2 simulators.
In 2006, Raw Thrills merged with the renowned game development studio, Play Mechanix, to create a new world leader in arcade games. Founded in 1995 by George Petro, a former designer of Midway Games, Play Mechanix’s legendary design team are the creators of the famed Big Buck Hunter game series, Deal Or No Deal, Terminator: Salvation, and many others. Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix develop hit arcade games of all styles, from hunting games to driving simulators to ticket redemption games.
MEI, headquartered in Malvern, Pa. holds the world’s largest installed base of unattended payment systems, handling over two billion transactions per week in more than 100 countries. The company developed the first electronic coin mechanism in the 1960s, followed by the first electronic non-contact bill validator. Cashless capability, bill recycling and cash management solutions have also become a strong part of the growing portfolio. In 2010, MEI reached a milestone of selling more than four million bill validators and five million coin mechanisms worldwide. MEI products are in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transport, retail, and kiosk markets. For more information on MEI and its products, visit www.meigroup.com or call 1-800-345-8215.