PC-Doctor Announces Contract With IGT

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Leading diagnostics company helps gaming machine manufacturer enhance assembly process and maintain quality.

PC-Doctor, Inc. (http://www.pc-doctor.com), the global leader in reducing PC manufacturing, support, and service costs through diagnostic and system information solutions, today announced a contract with IGT, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of gaming machines and software systems. IGT will use PC-Doctor® Factory for DOS in the manufacturing and test engineering of systems used in a large portion of its gaming machines.

PC-Doctor Factory for DOS will test the Advanced Video Platform (AVP®) in the manufacturing process in order to intercept any defective or damaged boards before installation and shipping. In addition, IGT will use PC-Doctor Factory for DOS to verify faults in units that are rejected from the manufacturing line.

"The purchase of these customized PC-Doctor tools will aid tremendously in our Advanced Video Platform (AVP®) production,” said Ernie Baragar, IGT Staff Manufacturing Engineer. “With the PC-Doctor tool set, IGT expects to improve its process yields and output for the critical AVP® processor assemblies."

“IGT needed to turn a very manual process into a more efficient, less labor-intensive operation,” said Carol Roberts, senior product manager for PC-Doctor. “Defective or damaged boards were not being detected until well into the manufacturing process, which caused unnecessary work and manufacturing delays. PC-Doctor is working with IGT to improve its operations by providing industry-leading hardware diagnostics that are easily automated.”

PC-Doctor Factory for DOS allows licensees to run comprehensive diagnostics in a DOS environment and test components such as CPU, system board, RAM, and COM ports.

“This is our first contact with a gaming device manufacturer, a move beyond desktops, laptops and servers, to PC-type devices that are virtually part of all industries,” said Doug van Aman, chief marketing officer for PC-Doctor. “Our platform of diagnostics is well-equipped to work in many other aspects of the gaming industry, which is working in essentially a PC environment with strict legal and technical standards. We look forward to working with IGT, the undisputed leader in this category, a company coincidently located less than a mile from our Reno headquarters.”

ABOUT IGT    

International Game Technology (http://www.IGT.com) is a global company specializing in the design, development, manufacture, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products.

ABOUT PC-DOCTOR

Founded in 1993, PC-Doctor, Inc. is the global leader in reducing PC supplier costs through diagnostic and system information solutions for top PC makers, service centers, and IT organizations. Acknowledged by leading PC manufacturers as the de facto standard for diagnostics, PC-Doctor has shipped more than 100 million units worldwide. Its products are available in 12 languages and operate on Windows, Linux, and DOS operating systems, running on Intel and AMD microprocessors.

For more information about PC-Doctor and its products, visit http://www.pc-doctor.com or call (775) 336-4000. The company’s headquarters are located at 9805 Double R Blvd. Reno, NV 89521.

© 2006 PC-Doctor, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PC-Doctor is a trademark of PC-Doctor, Inc., Reno, NV. All PC-Doctor products are protected by one or more of the following patents: 6,742,148; 6,792,562; 6,829,726; 7,036,129. Other patents pending. All other brand and product names are registered trademarks, trademarks or servicemarks of their respective holders and are gratefully acknowledged. Product specifications subject to change without notice.

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