By Ivan Soče, Managing Director at Stark Solutions.
Once upon a time
Like many success tales, our story has began from the storage – to be exact, Stark’s story has began on the balcony.
At that point, Stark was an IT firm growing software program for betting terminals. Following the corporate proprietor’s thought, one in all Stark’s staff manages to hand-build our first betting terminal at his balcony.
The relaxation is historical past. In the yr 2015, the corporate produced its first terminal, the T-1000. We offered this mannequin in the identical yr on the ICE London, iGaming and betting must-attend occasion.
The success story of top-performing terminals
It is essential to emphasise that Stark Solutions is a part of NSoft’s cluster, which gave it beginning place from the very starting. Stark’s first purchasers have been already NSoft’s purchasers. They have acknowledged the potential and high quality of Stark’s machines and used them for enhancing their land-based enterprise. The first purchasers have been from our neighborhood, Montenegro and Serbia. After that, with the primary purchasers from Western Europe, Stark’s growth started.
At the second, Stark terminals are entertaining punters on three continents. We are the unique suppliers for 2 Western European state lotteries and work with 30+ purchasers worldwide. All of this speaks in favour of the standard and highest requirements by which our extremely expert welders, locksmiths, and machine engineers produce Stark betting terminals.
The growth of the product providing was accompanied by international growth, so at present, Stark has a number of fashions in its product portfolio.
The first mannequin, the T-1000, has received the title of one of the best terminal in the marketplace. Due to its modularity, clients can select between three monitor variants and two physique sorts. Separate spheres for cash assure safety and the trendy design makes it aesthetically match into any inside. The T-1000 has been exhibited twice on the prestigious G2E commerce present in Las Vegas.
Following the market’s wants, Stark has produced the Wall-T, a terminal mannequin with all of the performance of the T-1000 solely in a smaller, 3 times lighter format. Exceptional technical traits, extra accessible transport and area necessities, whether or not mounted on a wall, counter or bracket, make it extraordinarily widespread worldwide. Proof of that is the truth that Codere, Real Madrid’s official betting companion, has proven curiosity in Stark’s Wall-T terminal mannequin and deliberate to equip their enjoyable zone on the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium with them.
The Stark product vary has been complemented by a premium mannequin of the betting terminal known as Atom. This mannequin is made solely for casinos and motels. With its flashy exterior look, chrome-plated components and lights, it brings the world of betting nearer to the world of slot video games and casinos.
The newest within the Stark household of betting terminals is final yr’s novelty, in some ways particular, the D1 desk terminal. We see its full potential in giant guess outlets, with dwell betting being probably the most distinguished product. Combined with screens on which it’s doable to look at matches dwell, D1 is an indispensable a part of the department as a result of it permits the participant to behave quicker to alter in the course of the sport. The display constructed into the desk, with a hidden physique, suits completely into any area.
SSBT’s are right here to remain
Last yr, when the retail enterprise was hit exhausting because of the pandemic and when operators from the playing and betting industries switched to on-line, it was to be anticipated that our firm would endure sure losses. We beat that odds! The yr 2020 was one of the best yr for Stark to this point. Last yr we capitalised on all our efforts made up to now 5 years. Tireless funding in high quality, efficiency, look got here to fruition in probably the most surprising time.
In the spirit of the pandemic, the terminals have confirmed to be exceptionally epidemiologically secure. They may be positioned to make sure social distance, and STARK’s betting terminals have screens which can be touch-sensitive to latex gloves.
If we think about the truth that the terminals have taken priority in retail, to cut back working prices and improve the variety of cost factors in a single department, we will solely say that we’re positive that the terminals are right here to remain.
Stark’s manufacturing capacities are prolonged to fulfill the deadlines with present orders and that is promising.
Customization and branding for purchasers satisfaction
In the previous 5 years, we have now tried to observe market traits and supply our purchasers with one of the best product. Following traits and understanding purchasers’ actual wants has resulted in world-renowned machines.
Our terminals are geared up with components from solely respected producers from MeiSC Advance invoice acceptors to Advantech industrial PC. They are tailored to work on all identified software program, and built-in particular gadgets depart the straightforward risk of further software program upgrades.
In phrases of branding, we permit our clients to decide on the terminal color in line with their wants. Clients can personalize every terminal with a luminous emblem. Depending on the scale of the order, it takes 6 to eight weeks from the day of signing the contract to the supply of the completed merchandise.
New alternatives and gross sales progress sooner or later
This yr, judging by the interval behind us, we count on additional gross sales progress and a rise within the variety of purchasers.
We will proceed to try to maximise our merchandise by listening to the suggestions we obtain from clients. On the enterprise aspect, we have now been planning to enter new markets for a while now – a few European nations and the North American market. Regarding manufacturing, we plan to make a brand new mannequin of a freestanding terminal.
We will do our greatest to proceed Stark’s optimistic story for years to come back.