LAS VEGAS (June 10, 2013) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world’s leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, has received an expansion in its ISO/IEC 17025 Scope of Accreditation for its Colorado lab by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The expanded accreditation includes the GDS protocol, allowing GLI to provide an additional service within the Gaming Standards Association (GSA) Certification Program.
The accreditation allows GLI to evaluate the GDS protocol implementation for peripheral suppliers and will provide additional confidence to those suppliers’ direct customers. GLI is the first and currently the only test lab accredited to perform this testing for GSA certification. Both GLI’s Las Vegas laboratory and Colorado laboratories are A2LA-accredited to test for GSA certification for the G2S, GAT, S2S and Transport protocols. According to its website, GSA’s certification program facilitates accurate and consistent conformance testing of gaming industry products, such as casino systems and slot machine products that implement GSA standards.
GLI Sr. Director of Engineering Dave Daniels said, “This is an important accreditation that we take very seriously. Meeting A2LA’s strict requirements demands us to be meet the most rigorous and thorough standards of testing, and we are very pleased to be the first gaming testing lab in the world to have obtained this accreditation.”
GSA President Peter DeRaedt said, “I congratulate GLI on attaining this accreditation. We have worked with GLI closely for many years, and we are very pleased that they have reached this milestone. Our member companies rely on certification as a key part of their R&D and sales processes, and we are pleased that our members can now be tested for GDS certification through a certified test lab.”
For nearly 25 years, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC has been the world leader in providing independent testing, inspection and certification services to the gaming, wagering and lottery industry. GLI also offers independent network and information security assessments to its regulatory, lottery and supplier clients. With 21 laboratory locations located across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries. For more information, visit www.gaminglabs.com.