Flat glass manufacturer NSG Group has helped create a futuristic gaming concept for casinos and bars.

The unit uses electrically conductive glass to wirelessly power the components, including a touchscreen and LED display.

UK touchscreen and glass processing group Zytronic created the units which feature ‘floating’ components powered invisibly using NSG’s TEC electrically conductive glass.

The ElectroglaZ gaming concept comprises of a single, upright sheet of laminated glass, which wirelessly powers various embedded devices including a 21.5” non-conductive touchscreen LCD monitor for players to interact with, an induction phone charger, a USB port for additional device integration and a branded programmable LED display.

The coated glass acts as a wire, transferring power through contact alone, creating the effect that devices are freely ‘floating’ within an optically clear panel.

The gaming concept was recently exhibited at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, the largest global casino gaming trade event, where it received interest from slot machine product developers.

To create the ElectroglaZ unit, Zytronic laminated together two layers of transparent, electrically conductive NSG TEC glass.

Electricity flows into the glass via a hidden connection around its perimeter, through the conductive glass’ lamination, and out to the touchscreen and other devices via apertures and contact points.

Dr Andrew Morrison, Technical Director at Zytronic said: “Using wireless power transfer, Zytronic are revolutionising the look and feel of traditional gaming machines to enhance the gaming experience.

“The ElectroglaZ concept unit we’ve created represents just one possible configuration of the technology.

"Devices such as speakers, sensors, cameras and microphones can be seamlessly incorporated and data transferred by Wi-Fi modules powered via the glass, to create a truly transparent and immersive gaming experience without the visual distraction of ugly power cables.”

Aderlan Vitalino from NSG Group said: “Zytronic are taking advantage of the properties of NSG TEC to realise futuristic new entertainment concepts.

"The glass surface is highly durable and easy to wipe clean, making it ideal for high-touch surfaces such as those on gaming machines.

“The technology has enormous potential, and can transfer power to a near endless array of electronic devices.”