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2011

Press Releases:

July 11 -            Eclipse Compliance Testing  at CasinoFest 9: Interview

                            In this Nick Farley interview he shares highlights from a new session he co-presented at CasinoFest 9, along with business consultant Ken Golda, which focused on the regulation of Internet gaming. The link above will open a new page to show this video; close window to return to this site. (9 minutes)

July 11 -            Eclipse Compliance Testing at CasinoFest 9: Regulating Internet Gambling session

                            This is the full session that Nick Farley and Ken Golda presented at CasinoFest 9, which focused on the regulation of Internet gaming. The link above will open a new page to show this video; close window to return to this site. (54 minutes)

July 11 -            Eclipse Compliance Testing at CasinoFest 9: State of Class II Gaming - Roundtable

                            A panel of Class II industry experts was assembled in an informal town hall-like setting to answer questions and discuss topics related to everything and anything Class II. The link above will open a new page to show this video; close window to return to this site. (70 minutes)

March 4 -            Eclipse Compliance Testing  in Class II Gaming Technology Roundtable Discussion

                             The link above will open a new window that will start a 1-hour podcast; close window to return to this site

2010

Press Releases:

December 21 - Eclipse Compliance Testing Announces Third Consecutive 2010 Best of Cleveland Award

December 21 - Eclipse Compliance Testing Receives Weatherhead Award for 2010

December 21 - Eclipse Compliance Testing Announces ISO 17020 and GSA Accreditation

November 10 - Nick Farley Receives 2010 Warrior Award at OIGA

November 10 - Former Oneida Regulator Oscar Schuyler Joins Eclipse Compliance Testing

November 10 - Eclipse Compliance Testing Re-signs Industry Veteran Lavallee

November 10 - Oscar Schuyler Receives National Honor

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August 29 -        CasinoFest 8 Panel Discussion – Class II: Gaming Viability in Uncertain Times 

April 9 -              Casino Enterprise Magazine Interview with Eclipse at NIGA 2010



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December 21, 2010 

ECLIPSE COMPLIANCE TESTING ANNOUNCES
THIRD CONSECUTIVE 2010 BEST OF CLEVELAND AWARD

CLEVELAND - For the third consecutive year, Eclipse Compliance Testing has been selected for the 2010 Best of Cleveland Award in the Laboratories category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2010 Award recipients qualified as three-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

“We are very appreciative to be recognized by the USLBA and to be counted as part of such a select group of businesses,” stated company Vice President, Janice Farley. “Our whole team works hard to be efficient in their work and maintain high quality levels.  We have come a long way in the 10 years we have been in business.  The next 10 will be even more fun!”

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U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

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December 21, 2010          

ECLIPSE COMPLIANCE TESTING RECEIVES
WEATHERHEAD AWARD FOR 2010

 

CLEVELAND - Independent Testing Laboratory, eclipse Compliance Testing, announced that it has been recognized by the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) as a 2010 Weatherhead 100 Award recipient, in the Upstart division, as one of the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.  The Weatherhead Award is presented to businesses whose percentage of sales growth between 2005 and 2009 qualifies them for the Weatherhead 100.  “We are very pleased and honored to be recognized in this way”, stated Mr. Nick Farley, President. “Having this honor bestowed upon our company is a testament to our steady and continuous growth in the gaming industry.”  Vice President, Janice Farley, agrees, “We have prevailed against some significant challenges and we are well poised to continue our successful growth with the excellent staff that we have assembled and a solid, growing list of satisfied clients.”

 

               

 

Celebrating its tenth year in business, Eclipse Compliance Testing has overcome extreme market conditions and tremendous barriers to entry to achieve such success.  So it is not hard to understand where the company’s anniversary tag line came from: 10 Years of Success Against All Odds.  This memorable award is yet another showcase moment for this customer-focused, high integrity test lab.

 

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The Weatherhead 100 was crafted in 1987 when Bob Pavey, Managing Partner of Morganthaler Partners, first noted that Northeast Ohio needed a venue to properly acknowledge, support and praise companies that were the fastest growing in the region.  Pavey suggested that Enterprise Development, Inc., the former not-for-profit subsidiary of Case Western Reserve University, not only identify, but bestow a genuine sense of honor upon the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.  Since 2004, the Weatherhead 100 is compiled and managed by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE).

 

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December 21, 2010                                                              

eclipse Compliance Testing Announces
ISO 17020 and GSA ACCREDITATION

Independent Testing Laboratory, eclipse Compliance Testing, a division of Nick Farley & Associates, Inc. (NFA), announced that it has attained its ISO 17020 Inspection Body accreditation from The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for Information Technology Testing.  “This accreditation focuses on field service and inspection, areas which we continue to pursue in order to bring high quality and effective audit services to gaming commissions and operators throughout the industry,” stated Janice Farley, Vice President. 

 

Additionally, the Company has received its Gaming Standards Association (GSA) accreditation from A2LA. To qualify a lab must be ISO17025 accredited and must be found to meet GSA-defined requirements for conformance testing as provided within the GSA Certification Program. “We are very proud to be one of only three independent testing labs to receive this accreditation”, commented Ms. Farley.  “The list of gaming device manufacturers which utilize GSA protocols is growing.  Having this testing accreditation provides manufacturers with a choice in labs to have their certification testing carried out.  We feel strongly that providing choice remains important to the industry in helping to drive up quality, drive down costs and get products through the lab more efficiently and effectively.”  Ms. Farley confirmed that Eclipse has been certified to perform conformance testing in all four of protocol testing areas of the GSA Certification Program.

 

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The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) is an international trade association that creates benefits for gaming manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators. They facilitate the identification, definition, development, promotion, and implementation of open standards to enable innovation, education, and communication for the benefit of the entire industry.

 

The American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) is a nonprofit, non-governmental, public service, membership society. The mission of A2LA is to provide comprehensive services in accreditation and accreditation-related training. A2LA also offers programs for the accreditation of testing laboratories, calibration laboratories, inspection bodies, proficiency testing providers, medical testing laboratories, reference material producers and product certification bodies.

 

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November 10, 2010         

NICK FARLEY RECEIVES

2010 WARRIOR AWARD at oiga

 

CLEVELAND - Independent Testing Laboratory Eclipse Compliance Testing, announced that Company President, Nick Farley, was awarded the 2010 Warrior Award at this year’s OIGA Conference and Trade Show held in Tulsa.

 

“The Warrior Award is presented by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) to recognize individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty”, said David Qualls, OIGA Chairman.  The Warrior Award was presented to Mr. Farley in recognition of his contributions to Oklahoma gaming.  Chairman Qualls stated “We appreciate Nick’s understanding of the technical side of gaming and his contributions, working closely with tribal gaming regulators and operators, to help protect the integrity of gaming here in Oklahoma.” 

 

Nick Farley commented, “I am humbled by this honor. I really don’t have words to express how much this means to me personally and for the company. Oklahoma has been a key market for the success of our business and to be recognized by the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association for being a staunch proponent for Indian Gaming is really special. I truly am humbled.”

 

This esteemed award comes on the heels of the Company’s 10th Anniversary which is being celebrated over the next 12 months. Eclipse’s staying power is note in its themed anniversary slogan 10 Years of Success Against All Odds.  Following a successful career as a New Jersey Regulator with the Division of Gaming Enforcement and as a Director with GLI, Mr. Farley relocated to Ohio due to a family illness where, through the inspiration of his wife and current Vice President, Janice Farley, they established Nick Farley & Associates in 2000. 

 

For those familiar with the compliance testing field and the dynamics of the gaming regulatory industry, entering this market was exceedingly challenging, and things did not come very easy as this start-up business had to gain recognition from State and Tribal regulatory agencies.  However, it did have two things necessary to build a compliance testing business: Mr. Farley, an industry veteran at the helm with a solid reputation for testing devices and the big business insight of Mrs. Farley, a long-time General Electric professional and manager.  Forging ahead with the leadership of this dynamic duo the Eclipse Compliance Testing laboratory has become ISO accredited and it has won the Best of Cleveland Award in the Laboratories category by the U.S. Local Business Association for three consecutive years, and most recently was named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in Northeast Ohio by Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead 100 Program. 

 

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Eclipse Compliance Testing is a full service regulatory compliance test laboratory and electronic gaming device consulting organization.   They serve the regulated gaming, amusement and vending industries.  Their management has been testing electronic gaming equipment for all regulated gaming jurisdictions since 1987 and has the expertise and knowledge to provide the gaming, amusement and vending industries with world-class testing and consulting services.

Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA), established in 1986, is a non-profit organization of 26 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around Oklahoma. The common commitment and purpose of OIGA is to advance the welfare of Indian peoples ­ economically, socially and politically.

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November 10, 2010                                                             

Former Oneida Regulator Oscar Schuyler
Joins Eclipse Compliance Testing

Independent Testing Laboratory Eclipse Compliance Testing, a division of Nick Farley & Associates, Inc. (NFA), announced that former Oneida Gaming Commission Chairman, Oscar Schuyler, has accepted a Business Development position with the Company.  “We are thrilled to have someone of Oscar’s pedigree on the Eclipse team,” states Janice Farley, Vice President. “Oscar is very well versed in tribal gaming regulation across the country and he is very active in the support of tribal sovereignty, as are we. Oscar brings another level of competence to our growing team of experienced professionals.” 

 

Mr. Schuyler, an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, served with the Oneida Gaming Commission for 8 years and over the last two years as Commission Chairman where he held regulatory oversight over the Oneida Tribe’s seven gaming establishments and oversaw the installation of a state-of-the-art slot accounting system.

 

Additionally, Mr. Schuyler has served as Vice Chairperson of the National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) association, as an officer for the Wisconsin state tribal gaming regulatory organization and has also participated as a speaker for National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) certification training programs.

 

 “As a tribal regulator I have known and worked with Eclipse for over three years and have always been impressed with the company’s expertise and professionalism,” comments Schuyler.  “I look forward to helping the company grow its business even more in Indian Country”.  Presently based in Wisconsin, Mr. Schuyler will spearhead sales development efforts in the Midwest and will also be very involved in national activities.

 

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The National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) is a non-profit organization consisting of sixty-five (65) members and other non-voting affiliate members. The organization is dedicated to providing tribal gaming regulators with education and training. The NTGC/R promotes cooperative relationships amongst tribes and may act as a gaming regulatory advisory group to tribal gaming organizations.

 

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. The common commitment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.

 

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November 10, 2010                                     

eclipse Compliance Testing Re-SIGNS
INDUSTRY VETERAN LAVALLEE

Independent Testing Laboratory Eclipse Compliance Testing, a division of Nick Farley & Associates, Inc. (NFA), announced that industry veteran Tom LaValle has accepted a Business Development position with the Company.  LaVallee, who has more than 18 years of industry experience, re-joined Eclipse Compliance Testing to support the Company’s increasing business development efforts.  “We are very pleased to have Tom back on the Eclipse team,” states Janice Farley, Vice President. “We continue to identify areas of growth for our business and with Tom’s vast experience in on-site auditing and his significant contact network, he brings an additional level of expertise to our expanding team”.  LaVallee has held positions with other test labs but has found his way back to Eclipse after a brief break.  “It’s great to be back with Eclipse,” affirms LaVallee.  The organization has grown substantially over the past couple of years with its focus placed on operational excellence and customer service.  It is very noticeable and I am excited to be a part of this dynamic business and team”.   Based in California, LaVallee will spearhead sales and field services development efforts in the western U.S.

 

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November 10, 2010                                                             

Oscar Schuyler Receives National Honor

Independent Testing Laboratory eclipse Compliance Testing, a division of Nick Farley & Associates, Inc. (NFA), announced that new team member Oscar Schuyler has been honored with the Bruce Longhorn Award for Excellence in Regulation from the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA).  NIGA Chairman Ernie Stevens, Jr. was on hand to present the distinguished award to Schuyler at the recent National Tribal Gaming Commissioners/Regulators (NTGC/R) Fall Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin

 

The award commemorates one of the champions behind forming NIGA and its mission.  Mr. Longhorn was known for his honesty, fairness and integrity.  This renowned award is given annually by NIGA to an individual who exhibits these key attributes.

 

Oscar Schuyler, an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin and former Vice Chairman of the Oneida Gaming Commission, also served as the Vice Chairman of the National Tribal Gaming Regulators/Commissioner.  “This is truly an honor”, comments Mr. Schuyler. “I really do not have the words to express my gratitude and appreciation to those involved in the decision process. It was totally unexpected”.  

 

In announcing the award Chairman Stevens recognized Mr. Schuyler’s extensive experience in gaming stemming from twenty plus years in gaming, and his dedication to the regulation of gaming over the past ten years with the Oneida Nation Gaming Commission.  Chairman Stevens stated “Mr. Schuyler’s dedication and commitment to gaming regulation exemplifies the attributes for which the Bruce Longhorn Memorial Award is given”.

 

“We are very proud to have such a distinguished and respected talent on the Eclipse team,” remarked Nick Farley, President, eclipse Compliance Testing.

 

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The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), established in 1985, is a non-profit organization of 184 Indian Nations with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around the country. The common commitment and purpose of NIGA is to advance the lives of Indian peoples economically, socially and politically. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.

 

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