In recent years, electronic gaming machines have evolved from simple devices with limited functionality into powerful machines running on PC platforms. This change is dictated by major shifts in the industry such as the introduction of networked, server-based and server-supported gaming and the increasing demand for more sophisticated games and functionality from gaming terminals. Intel processors with vPro technology provide the energy-efficient performance and flexibility necessary to drive current and future gaming requirements, while reducing total cost of ownership through optimization of electronic gaming machine management and complexity. Intel vPro technology can also improve the operational excellence, security, and customer intimacy of electronic gaming operations.

Intel vPro technology is a hardware-based set of management features supporting Intel Core 2 and Centrino processors. It provides asset manageability and security capabilities to devices based on Intel processor platforms. This paper illustrates the expected cost savings of deploying this technology to support electronic gaming operations.