Dealer 4

Dealer 4 is the newest, fourth generation card dealing machine (following Autodealer1, Autodealer2 and Autodealer3). It is the most sophisticated and modest bridge card dealing machine in the world.

Construction

Dealer 4 is constructed to provide long and reliable operation. Using stainless steel as main chassis material provides robust and good looking construction. Direct drive Brushless DC and Stepper motors, ball bearings and no belts or gears provide long life and low maintenance operation. The powerful 200MHz DSP processor provides fast and accurate functionality. Full control of card movement eliminates any possibility of error during dealing leading to an incorrect board.

**errors during dealing are possible, read errors, feed card and gate errors can happen. They depend mainly on the condition of the cards. The acceptable error ratio for cards in good condition is 1 error for 100 dealt boards. These errors are reported and the machine operator can take proper action. Probability of the undetected error which can lead to an incorrectly dealt board is zero.

**regular maintenance of the machine is required. Refer to the maintenance section of the User Manual.

Optical Card Recognition

One of the main features of Dealer4 is the Optical Card Recognition System. Dealer4 does not require bar-coded or any another specially marked cards which can be expensive. Any standard sized cards can be used. The OCRS uses a video camera and a DSP processor to analyze the image of a card, recognize the number and the suit thereby directing it to the necessary gate. 

**current version of the Dealer4 software recognizes only English types of card. Support for other countries will be added in later software updates.

Card Boxes

Dealer 4 is primary designed to be used with a special slide-in plastic Card Box. Using Card Boxes is recommended and is the simplest and fastest way to prepare the many boards required for everyday club activities. If a club has an older type soft wallet or another type of incompatible card box, Dealer 4 is still the answer. Because of the unique design of Dealer 4, a special Acrylic Insert can be used in place of a Card box. The Acrylic Insert is provided with the Dealer 4. Card Boxes are available to purchase separately.

**not using Card Boxes requires cards to be manually removed from the machine and placed into wallets. This increases dealing time and probability of operator mistakes.

Software:

Dealer4 comes with Windows 2K/Windows XP/ Windows Vista compatible software. The software controls the machine and allows board information generation, storing and printing. The Dealer4 software can also read various file formats providing easy interface to third party Bridge Dealing/Analyzing software like DealMaster Pro or Deep Finesse.

Support:

Dealer 4 provides a wide range of support for the user, ensuring peace of mind. In the unlikely event of something going wrong our specialized team is waiting to help. There is a comprehensive web site with all the information about Dealer4, the latest software versions for download, FAQ sections, and a Forum where users can share their experience.

There is email and on line support and even an online live problem analyzer where an experienced technician will be connected to the user machine and will then remotely fix the problem.

Apart from online support, our service centers, which can maintain and fix machine are located in various countries.

**www.dealer4.com is still under construction so not all online services are operating yet.

**online support requires internet connection.

**for details of local service centre refer to the local distributor

Specification:

Time of dealing 1 board:         - 7.5s

Dealing capability:                  - 250 boards per hour

Card dimensions:                    - max: 91.0mm x 59.0mm

                                                - min: 85.0mm x 54.0mm

Dimension:                              - 375mm x 175mm x 160mm

Weight:                                   - 7.5kg

Power usage:                           - average during dealing – 20W, max – 57W

Power supply:                         - input (mains) 100-240V 50-60Hz,

                                                - output (machine connection) 19V/3ADC

PC connection:                        - USB2.0 (compatible with USB1.0 and 1.1)